Easier file finding using dbfs

Onne Gorter, a masters student at the University of Twente has published the source code (under a GPL licence) of a databased file system along the lines of what Microsoft were trying to achieve with the recently postponed WinFS project.

Onne’s databased file system (dbfs) is implemented in KDE but Onne is looking for developers to help port this app to Gnome.

A databased file system is long overdue as it will drastically speed up file finding and expand the ways in which to search for files.