Well imagine, i had two calendar applications on my computer just because i liked the features offered by the two, lets say outlook syned with my exchange and sunbird helped me with some other problem ( i cant imagine what sunbird will help me with.... but lets assume it did).... imagine having how much will common store help you in this case!!! change made in one app will automatically reflect in the other.BHpaddock said:
- WinFS is a really brilliant idea and naturally makes sense because of the relational architecture.
Could you explain what exactly about WinFS you are missing?
It was an interesting prototype and lots of interesting technology came out of it, but it didn't even come close to being a practical replacement for the current data storage models prevalent on Windows.
- WinFS was essentially replaced by WDS.
That's sort of true, although as I recall, WinFS used the WDS indexer to provide its full-text search functionality
Common data store can open up many possibilities for you as a user and certainly a lot for as a developer.
anyways, libraries doesnt really radically change the way we store data and relate the data in them and the ways apps interact with data.
i must admit that WinFS was really cool!!!