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* For now we drop the facet API and move it to playground since it was forced and is weird
 
* For now we drop the facet API and move it to playground since it was forced and is weird
 
* We drop all in kdelibs/nepomuk/ui from public API and only copy what we need for the metadatawidget
 
* We drop all in kdelibs/nepomuk/ui from public API and only copy what we need for the metadatawidget
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=== Queries ===
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We currently have the async QueryServiceClient API and the sync Soprano APi provided through ResourceManager::mainModel. The goal is to have one way to query Nepomuk in order not to confuse developers. This one way should allow for use of Nepomuk::Query::Query or a SPARQL string. The result type would depend on the query method used - for SPARQL strings it should return bingings, for Query instances it should return something simpler like Nepomuk::Query::Result.
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==== Ideas ====
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* Drop the mainModel method
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* Drop QueryServiceClient and instead add query methods into the Nepomuk namespace which return jobs or query instances that provide result signals and can be synchronously iterated with a method like waitForNext. This method would ideally not use a local event loop but wait for the socket to give more information.
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* Merge Query service into storage service for faster queries
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* Unless kernel DBus is finished quickly we should keep the socket communication for queries. Otherwise the DBus daemon goes crazy.

Revision as of 13:52, 29 August 2011

Topic

For KDE 5.0 kdelibs and kde-runtime will be split into several parts/components/repositories in order to be more modular and reach a larger audience. This development is at the moment going on in the frameworks branch of kdelibs. There is basically three groups of repositories:

  1. Tier 1: components which only depend on Qt and no other lib/component from KDE
  2. Tier 2: components which depend on Qt and other libraries from Tier 1.
  3. Tier 3: components which depend on anything

Due to our central runtime parts basically all our components are in Tier 3. The only exception is Soprano which is in Tier 1.

The goal of this meeting is to determine what to do with Nepomuk in KDE 5.

Items of Discussion

  • How do we split libnepomuk for kdelibs 5.0
  • Which parts do we drop (besides the already deprecated API)
  • Which new parts do we introduce (candidate: nepomukdatamanagement) and how do we combine them with existing libs (maybe merge)
  • What do we do with ResourceManager::mainModel()? Do we drop it altogether? Do we introduce an alternative which is purely DBus based? Do we extend the QueryServiceClient to provide better SPARQL result support?
  • We need to move nepomuk-dependent code from KIO to our libs
  • We need to make the rest of KIO independent of Nepomuk. This is mainly the download tracking. David Faure suggested to introduce a DBus signal which one of our services can connect to. Maybe similar to the KDirNotify signals.

Participants

  • Vishesh Handa
  • Artem Serebinsky
  • Sebastian Trueg

Decisions

Git Repositories

Which repositories will we use and which components will they contain. The decision was based on the question of which parts of Nepomuk we want always to be available and which are optional.

  1. nepomuk-core
    • Nepomukserver
    • nepomukservicestub
    • Extension ontologies
    • Core services: Storage/DMS, Query service, Filewatch service, File indexer
    • Core libraries: see below.
  2. nepomuk-ui
    • UI libraries: see below
  3. nepomuk-kde-kio
    • KIO slaves: nepomuksearch, timeline, nepomuk
  4. nepomuk-kde-config-ui
    • nepomukcontroller
    • Nepomuk KCM

Libraries

New Libraries

Which libraries do we want to have in the end?

  1. nepomukcore - The core libraries which are always installed and everything else depends on
    • libnepomukdatamanagement
    • The current kdelibs/nepomuk/core
    • The current libnepomukquery
    • The current kdelibs/nepomuk/types
    • Nepomuk::formatPropertyValue - maybe rename to propertyToString to indicate that it is the basic formatting method
  2. nepomukui - UI elements build upon nepomukcore
    • The current kdelibs/nepomuk/utils/searchlineedit.h/.cpp, searchwidget.h/.cpp
    • KFileMetaDataWidget - with a new name and in Nepomuk namespace (is in dire need of a rewrite)

API to drop

  • For now we drop the facet API and move it to playground since it was forced and is weird
  • We drop all in kdelibs/nepomuk/ui from public API and only copy what we need for the metadatawidget

Queries

We currently have the async QueryServiceClient API and the sync Soprano APi provided through ResourceManager::mainModel. The goal is to have one way to query Nepomuk in order not to confuse developers. This one way should allow for use of Nepomuk::Query::Query or a SPARQL string. The result type would depend on the query method used - for SPARQL strings it should return bingings, for Query instances it should return something simpler like Nepomuk::Query::Result.

Ideas

  • Drop the mainModel method
  • Drop QueryServiceClient and instead add query methods into the Nepomuk namespace which return jobs or query instances that provide result signals and can be synchronously iterated with a method like waitForNext. This method would ideally not use a local event loop but wait for the socket to give more information.
  • Merge Query service into storage service for faster queries
  • Unless kernel DBus is finished quickly we should keep the socket communication for queries. Otherwise the DBus daemon goes crazy.

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