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Why I love Bandcamp

The Coronavirus quarantine would be much harder if we didn’t have great music to listen to. But making an income from live music is very difficult in a pandemic. What’s a good way to support the artists who are helping … Continue reading

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Tracker documentation improvements

It’s cool storing stuff in a database, but what if you shared the database schema so other tools can work with the data? That’s the basic idea of Linked Data which Tracker tries to follow when indexing your content. In … Continue reading

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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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