I'd like to add that I got a response from the programmers at ironic
> Yes there is. Is it named OpenMetaSpotlight.mdimporter. This info
> can be read in the schema.XML.
> The shortname searches are to function like kind:TIFF , etc.
Am 30.01.2009 um 12:47 schrieb Rolf Schmolling:
> sorry I forgot this: I think it is within the Tags application
> (might as well be in the free Tagit-proof-of-concept, I have to ask
> in the ironic forum. So far I have shied away from buying Tags
> because it is clearly clearly much too buggy).
> In addition to Tags there was a free applescript add-on( see http://saudette.net/projects/index.php?title=Tags.app_Hacking)
> which enables to manipulate tags from within the HoudahSpot-search-
> So far I have only been able to imagine to search _outside_ BD via
> openmeta-tags, smart-folders would then show items managed in
> Bibdesk (linked files) but stuff kept outside as well. Sorting
> spotlightresults in Finder is awkward since Leopard unfortunately,
> so it is more likely I will either do things in HS or later maybe
> Leap (when it is openmeta-enabled).
> As I wrote in a previous post, this is a method of grouping things
> without the need to look for location:
> Sources (files) with tags: "Promotion, Quelle, Buchenwald, SAM,
> Arbeitsbedingungen, Qualifikation, Chapter_III" ; "Promotion,
> Quelle, Ellrich, SSW, Arbeitsbedingungen, Qualifikation, Chapter_III"
> Literature: "Promotion, Literatur, Arbeitsbedingungen,
> Qualifikation, Chapter_IV"
> The files themselves could either be kept in BD's papers-folder if
> appropriate or in a folder-structure like:
> "Promotion/Buchenwald/Quellen/Archiv Buchenwald";
> "Promotion/Buchenwald/Quellen/Bundesarchiv Lichterfelde";
> "Promotion/Buchenwald/Quellen/Bundesarchchiv Ludwigsburg";
> "Promotion/Ravensbrück/Quellen/Bundesarchiv Ludwigsburg" etc.
> This mirrors my paper-based filesystem (somewhat …ouch…)
> I think it would be handy to have the ability to create smart-
> folders searching for openmeta-tags WITHIN BD at some point, but I
> think this is not priority. When (I believe it will) the standard
> has been stabilized/established there might be some sense for this,
> currently this is not necessary.
> So much for now,
> Am 30.01.2009 um 11:49 schrieb Christiaan Hofman:
>> On 30 Jan 2009, at 11:04 AM, Rolf Schmolling wrote:
>>> Hi Adam,
>>> well I am able to either search/see tags with smart folders
>>> ("tag:promotion") directly,
>>> - use HoudahSpot (specifying openmeta-tags as a search-criterion)
>>> - use Tagit by ironic software (free) (creates smart folders; can
>>> search tags in the HUD-interface), the developers plan to implement
>>> the use of openmenta tags into Leap and Yep, Deep, a picture-
>>> management solution is already using openmeta-tags.
>>> - use Tags (Shareware, I'd call it early release-software,
>>> currently a
>>> private beta which overcomes some bugs with tagging and umlauts;
>>> importing of tags is still not properly implemented ) (creates smart
>>> folders; can search tags in interface)
>> So have you got some kind of Spotlight importer on your system that
>> declares the "tag:" metadata key? It may be inside an app (HoudahSpot
>> doesn't have one).
>>> But I have to say: I am not (yet) utilizing openmeta-tags and use
>>> spotlight-comment ("&"). This is still very much a developing
>>> as discussion in the ironic software forum show.
>>> I plan to use this and convert my tagging system from the spotlight-
>>> comment thing to manage sources (which not all can be kept as
>>> references in BibDesk) and lots of other files on my mac.
>> So where could BibDesk come into this workflow? Any idea what you
>> would like it to do? I could imagine BD to search tags, but I'm
>> hesitant to add another search criterium.
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