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    Default Best Disk Catalog?

    Is there a Disk Catalog application in the opeSUSE 11.3 distribution? If there is, I can't seem to find it.

    Data has been accumulating on various media for 20 years. Organization is a real problem since it is on everything from floppies to CDs to DVDs to flash drives to external hard drives to internal hard drives on 3 computers. File systems range from DOS to FAT to NTFS to ext3 (ext4 coming).

    I just spent 6 hours searching CDs manually to find a picture of a distant relative who died. His children remembered the picture and wanted a copy. Now every surface in my office is covered with old CDs I have to put away somewhere. Surely there is a better way.

    I need something that will organize file names, dates and media so I can search for it.

    I have looked at Gnome Catalog and GTK disk Catalog but they haven't been updated in a long time and don't seem to be included with openSUSE 11.3. That makes me suspect they have problems of some sort. Is that a reasonable assumption or should I conclude they are mature products that don't need updating? Has anyone here used them?

    Please Advise.

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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    I don't know of any application to do what you want but, in KDE, you could set Konqueror to the long list view, put each CD in the drive and then paste the long list view text into a text document on which you could do text searches.

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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    On 2010-12-04 10:06, john hudson wrote:
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    > I don't know of any application to do what you want but, in KDE, you
    > could set Konqueror to the long list view, put each CD in the drive and
    > then paste the long list view text into a text document on which you
    > could do text searches.


    That would be horrible, but it is doable.
    Best thing would be a database storing also extra data beagle style.

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    Advanced Disk Organizer is the standard for disk cataloging under Windows. Although reviews claim there are Linux versions, I have been unable to find one to download. The Linux versions seem to be rumors - mentioned but not present.

    Would someone like to offer a professional opinion of Hyper's CD Catalog? In searching, it is the only Disk Cataloger for Linux I found that has been updated in the past year.

    I am not a developer. I want to USE openSUE Linux without the hassle of experimenting with buggy, quirky applications. I find it odd that openSUSE offers many applications to burn CD/DVDs but not a single one to catalog them after they are burned.

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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    CdCat - Hyper's CD Catalog

    seems to have been revived in the last month as you've seen. Maybe you can persuade somebody to package it for openSUSE.

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    Is there a procedure for getting someone to package it?

    Gnome Catalog and GTK Disk Catalog appear to be further along in development than CdCat but nobody seems to be working on them now.

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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    I think malcolmlewis (kudos to him) does quite a few packages, maybe you could PM him. Or he might notice this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    I think malcolmlewis (kudos to him) does quite a few packages, maybe you could PM him. Or he might notice this thread.
    I tried to PM him but it can't be done:
    "malcolmlewis has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space."

    The message I attempted to send read:
    "ken_yap suggested I PM you about a Disk Catalog application package for openSUSE 11.3 that would be comparable to Advanced Disk Organizer for Windows users.

    Several applications have been suggested on the thread: Get Help HERE > Applications > Best Disk Catalog? but none have been packaged for openSUSE 11.3.

    Among the applications mentioned are Gnome Catalog, GTK Disk Catalog, and CdCat.

    What is the procedure for getting one of these packaged for openSUSE? I am not a developer with the skills necessary to do it myself or even evaluate which one of these applications might work best."

    Maybe he will notice this thread.

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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    Tell the maintainer. Since he's recently adopted the project, he should be quite interested.
    Yep; I already did that. The maintainer recommends to package the latest svn checkout. Obviously, he has already fixed a couple of issues. We will see if the build will go a bit smoother now.
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    Default Re: Best Disk Catalog?

    Ok, the "Best Disk Catalog" ever has been packaged. It is version r27 from the latest svn checkout. You can download CdCat (QT4-version) from my home repo on OBS:

    software.opensuse.org: Suchergebnisse

    A quick search turned up that this package was not available since 10.1.
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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