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xequence
January 24th, 2006, 02:31 AM
Nah I'd consider it a poor choice ;)
I'd just write a Java program that has a nice interface and connects to a MySQL database ;) (or if I don't feel like dealing with a server to a local OO Base file).
In fact I have been working on one on and off for some time now ;)

Not everyone can program java =P

dolny
January 24th, 2006, 02:36 AM
Is there a good application that will allow me to catalogue my music cds, movies and books, and will allow me to mark the things I borrowed to somebody etc. ?

Something like "Where is it?" for Windows.

Thanks in advance guys.

BSDFreak
January 24th, 2006, 03:29 AM
Is there a good application that will allow me to catalogue my music cds, movies and books, and will allow me to mark the things I borrowed to somebody etc. ?

Something like "Where is it?" for Windows.

Thanks in advance guys.

I would probably just make a database in MySQL but most people would consider that overkill. :D

Kat seems to do what you want though (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Tools/Kat-Desktop-Search-Engine-for-Linux-2138.shtml)

From the above link:


Kat is an application for KDE designed to index files. Meta information, fulltext and thumbnails are extracted from documents, images, mp3 and other media allowing quick and accurate information retrieval.

Similar to the Windows application WhereIsIt, but also similar to Google Desktop Search, Kat is completely written in C++, using Qt3, KDE and KIO libraries.

prizrak
January 24th, 2006, 04:03 AM
I would probably just make a database in MySQL but most people would consider that overkill. :D

Kat seems to do what you want though (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Environment/Tools/Kat-Desktop-Search-Engine-for-Linux-2138.shtml)

From the above link:
Nah I'd consider it a poor choice ;)
I'd just write a Java program that has a nice interface and connects to a MySQL database ;) (or if I don't feel like dealing with a server to a local OO Base file).
In fact I have been working on one on and off for some time now ;)

23meg
January 24th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Just to let you know: "Where Is It?" works fine under Ubuntu with Wine.

maruchan
January 24th, 2006, 05:22 AM
You might also be interested in this very long list of Linux cataloging software (somebody has been doing their homework at Linuxlinks!):

http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Home_and_Education/Cataloging/index.shtml

23meg
January 24th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Here (http://www.gnomefiles.org/subcategory.php?sub_cat_id=140) is another list.

dolny
January 24th, 2006, 02:09 PM
http://www.mcatalog.net/ - this looks cool, and Where is it gives me too much problems under Wine. Can somebody tell me how to compile mcatalog? I installed the XML Parser but it gives me an error with Mono.



<...>
checking what warning flags to pass to the C compiler... -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes
checking what language compliance flags to pass to the C compiler...
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for MONO... configure: error: Package requirements (mono >= 1.0) were not met.
Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively you may set the MONO_CFLAGS and MONO_LIBS environment variables
to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for
more details.


Sorry, I'm n00bish ;)
I have Mono installed.

dolny
January 24th, 2006, 08:10 PM
*bump* :roll:

dolny
January 25th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Em, help? :(

I would also be grateful for a deb package: http://showdb.sourceforge.net/ - I downloaded the cvs version but couldn't install it. Bah!

adamkane
March 23rd, 2006, 09:42 AM
I was able to install mcatalog in Breezy, but it wouldn't run. mcatalog needs the latest version of gecko-sharp2, which I installed from source. gecko-sharp2 probably will only be functional in Dapper.