Can't see file changes from Netbeans

Bug #510535 reported by Mr.Rox on 2010-01-21
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Zeitgeist Data-Sources
Wishlist
Unassigned
[Legacy] GNOME Activity Journal
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When i edit files in Netbeans i don't see changes in the Activity Journal.

Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan) wrote :

There needs to be a data provider made for zeitgeist for netbeans for it to work. I dont think any of the developers will make this because its not a part of the gnome desktop but if you made it yourself we can help you. If you go to #zeitgeist on freenode they can help you make it.

Changed in gnome-zeitgeist:
status: New → Invalid
Markus Korn (thekorn) on 2010-01-21
affects: zeitgeist → zeitgeist-dataproviders
Changed in zeitgeist-dataproviders:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Another approach could would be to write a catch-all datasource based on Tracker's file change notifications: http://live.gnome.org/Tracker/Documentation/SignalsOnChanges.

The drawback here is that Tracker reacts to any file change, including the ones generated by the system. Monitoring the recently used files only gives us the files that are actually used by the user. In other words - Tracker notifications might give a lot of noise - but honestly I don't know if it's abig deal in practice.

This could be solved with Jason's GIO patch! But we can get to that later :)

2010/1/21 Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <email address hidden>

> Another approach could would be to write a catch-all datasource based on
> Tracker's file change notifications:
> http://live.gnome.org/Tracker/Documentation/SignalsOnChanges.
>
> The drawback here is that Tracker reacts to any file change, including
> the ones generated by the system. Monitoring the recently used files
> only gives us the files that are actually used by the user. In other
> words - Tracker notifications might give a lot of noise - but honestly I
> don't know if it's abig deal in practice.
>
> --
> Can't see file changes from Netbeans
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/510535
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to GNOME
> Activity Journal.
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> Status in GNOME Activity Journal: Invalid
> Status in Zeitgeist Data-Sources: New
>
> Bug description:
> When i edit files in Netbeans i don't see changes in the Activity Journal.
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>
>
>

That would require that Netbeans use GIO, or is there some connection I don't see?

Seif Lotfy (seif) wrote :

As far as i know from jason his patch tells us which .desktop file opened or
changed something

2010/1/21 Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen <email address hidden>

> That would require that Netbeans use GIO, or is there some connection I
> don't see?
>
> --
> Can't see file changes from Netbeans
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/510535
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to GNOME
> Activity Journal.
>
> Status in GNOME Activity Journal: Invalid
> Status in Zeitgeist Data-Sources: New
>
> Bug description:
> When i edit files in Netbeans i don't see changes in the Activity Journal.
>
>
>
>

AFAIRecall Jason's patch only allows one to hook into when .desktop files are launched via the GIO API. Not when programs modify/read files.

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