Author Archives: Sam Thursfield

About Sam Thursfield

Who's that kid in the back of the room? He's setting all his papers on fire! Where did he get that crazy smile? We all think he's really weird.

API changes in Tracker 3.0

  This article has been updated to correct a misunderstanding I had about the CONSTRAINT feature. Apps will not need to explicitly add this to their queries, it will be added implicitly by the xdg-tracker-portal process.. Lots has happened in … Continue reading

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Sculpting Tracker 3.0

We’re in the second phase of work to create version 3.0 of the Tracker desktop search engine. Tracker’s database is now up to date with the latest SPARQL 1.1 standards, including the magical SERVICE statement that lets you combine results … Continue reading

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Last month in Tracker

Here’s an incomplete report of some work done on Tracker during the last month! Bugs Jean Felder fixed a thorny issue that was causing wrong track durations for MP3s. Rasmus Thomsen has been testing on Alpine Linux, fixing one issue … Continue reading

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Into the Pyramid

November 2019 wasn’t an easy month, for various reasons, and it also rained every single day of the month. But there were some highlights! LibreTeo At the bus stop one day I saw a poster for a local Free Software … Continue reading

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What I did in October

October in Galicia has a weather surprise for every week. I like it because every time the sun appears you feel like you gotta enjoy it – there might be no more until March. I didn’t do much work on … Continue reading

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Tracker developer experience improvements

There have been lots of blog posts since I suggested we write more blog posts. Great! I’m going to write about what I’ve done this month. I’m excited that work started on Tracker 3.0, after we talked about it at … Continue reading

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Blog about what you do!

Am I the first to blog from GUADEC 2019? It has been a great conference: huge respect to the organization team for volunteering significant time and energy to make it all run smoothly. The most interesting thing at GUADEC is … Continue reading

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