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Re: [opensuse] Ontological Relevance
Stan Goodman said the following on 06/16/2011 05:28 PM:
Unfortunate that no more conventional address book is supplied for
kamil, for the benefit of people who only want an address book rather
than a magic genie.

Good point, Stan.
And it makes me wonder, why invent a new addressbook database?

T'Bird also supports addressbooks on a LDAP server.
Which is cool; a few organizations I've involved with have addressbooks
in that format that I can proxy to.

Of course such addressbooks are not standardized, but so what?
The UI lets you set up the query needed.

But there is a deeper issue here.
Microsoft moved from individual config files to the "Registry".
I can turn to almost any config file under Linus and there is embedded
text documenting the settings. Some files are stripped, but templates
or detailed man pages exist. The Registry, by comparison has no inline
documentation and external documentation is often difficult to find or
non-existent.

My fear is that too many things in Linux are moving to that centralised
database model.

My second fear is that many things (much of KDE config is one example)
that the config is only documented in the source code and not the man pages.



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