May 13 – 15, 2021
UTC timezone

Sandboxing your data with Tracker

May 14, 2021, 5:30 PM




Carlos Garnacho (Red Hat)


Tracker is most commonly known for its metadata indexers, but at its core it is powered by the concept of RDF and the SPARQL query language, more common in the web world.

In the pursue to fit a square peg (upfront metadata indexing, globally accessible deduplicated data) in a round hole (selective sandboxed access), the Tracker 3.x core library gained multiple features that make it more suitable for the general purpose of storing data, with built-in distributed and sandboxed characteristics.

In this talk you will learn how a 2010's spec for the web world fixed a desktop problem in 2020's, and how Tracker can be used for private data, distributed (and sandboxed) data exchange between processes, and beyond.

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Carlos is a long time GNOME contributor.

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