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Subject [Db-derby Wiki] Update of "LifeCache" by DonaldMcLean
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 23:31:35 GMT
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The following page has been changed by DonaldMcLean:
http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/LifeCache

New page:
A PersonalInformationManager written in Java using Derby and Hibernate. Here's my original
"manifesto" posted to the Derby users mailing list:

= Why LifeCache? =

In our modern information driven society, I find myself often unable
to locate information that I need and that I have. It may be in an email
that I forgot to file or that is not filed in the folder that I expected
it to be in or perhaps I need a document on my office computer - or my
home computer.

Whatever the cause, I need a new way to store, manage and organize the
constant flow of information that I want - or need - to keep track of.

Specific cases for LifeCache:

When I read POP email, it gets downloaded to the computer that I read it
on - but I need to be able to move it, or at least access it, on other
computers.

My email account is getting full, but if I download it to one computer
I won't be able to access it on any other computers.

My email account is getting full in part because there are obsolete
emails filling it up. I want to be able to mark emails so that they
will automatically come up for review on a periodic basis, on a
certain date or after a certain event has occurred.

A new guy has been assigned to my project and I have a collection of
documents, notes, callendar entries and emails that he will want to
have access to. I want to push a button and grant him access to them -
or give him the option to download the whole batch to his computer.

I have a long email discussing several topics. I want to be able to
associate it with all of those topics without having more than one
copy of it.

I have an email with a text part and a large attachment. I want to be able
to keep everything EXCEPT for the attachment.

I have all this information that is related - except that it is scattered
amongst text documents, HTML documents, PDF documents, emails, chat logs.......

I want change tracking for something that isn't a Microsoft Word document.
Maybe it's an email, maybe it's a text document.

I don't trust someone else to store my data but now that I have hundreds
gigabytes in disk space and high-speed internet access, why should I
need to?

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