Currently, when everybody goes in Fedora home folders – you’ll find just chaos, when you intensively using it’s own system. I have fed up with manually arranging.
It was enough! I have tons of files what I want to keep, including my TX PO/POT translation files, but in sorted order.
Digged through a tons of websites about DMS, but I found only web based huge dinosaurs, what are usable only at big corporations, but not at home at small machines. I have also red at *buntu forums, that Gnome has Referencer, but sadly we got an full of glade, and other magic failed F12 package, where even you couldn’t setup the software. Khm. So, it was a good type of what I’m looking for, but I feel it’s good time to panic… Hm. What I’m looking for? Well…
In my case, would like to have an similar FOSS stuff like an MAC’s program called Papers (http://mekentosj.com/papers/). Mostly this software are useful when you have a tons of docs, pdf’s, downloaded stuff, you want to keep everything JUST viewable, and manageable in one UI. If I want to edit them we’ve got an great tool called packagekit, what asks me that I want to install the belonging editing software…. I don’t wanna reinvent the wheel, else I would like to make to complete what we already have. Ok, let’s take look what we have.
We have an heavy warrior called Nautilus. It’s pluginable, nice, and I feel this monster could be used for this purpose. I have checked scripts possibility at gnome (docs are useless in that on web, ehh), but it’s hard for me. Also I don’t want to install any Beagle type file indexer what scans (makes slow Fedora, and noisy) through my storage, just for search. This will not help me out, because still manually must arrange the files, and doesn’t pay attention to the content. So maybe this is only just partially solves my problem.
But hey, we have Evince for documents – that’s great! Sure, it could open pdf, ps, tiff, dvi, djvu…. some image format, and that’s it…. so if I want to open an MS Word DOC, XLS files, or just our own ODF files just for view (!) and read you have to install OOo Writer… pfff. (How many function I use it from? 2-4?).
Not better the situation, when I want to open some help files, like docbook formats, or chm files. It was discarded, to implement in evince….. There are TeX files, and many more….
So mainly if want to read/view them I must install half of the F12 repository… C’mon….
Please, somebody knows an solution? I must to pull up an catalogizer for that???