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This page is about the bookmarks system refactoring for 4.3 using Akonadi / Nepomuk. It's mostly Konqueror-centric, but we must keep in mind the bookmarks system is used by many applications. Comments and ideas are welcome.


General picture

Current state of bookmarks

  • Currently provided classes : KBookmark, KBookmarkGroup, KBookmarksManager and others.
  • Many apps use it : Konqueror, Konsole, Kate, Okular, ... need to keep backwards compatibility.
  • Bookmarks are stored in a per-application XBEL file, parsed by KBookmarksManager.

Desired features

  • Sync with online services / other sources
  • Rating / tagging / other metadata
  • Site snapshots storage
  • Search by tag / metadata
  • Full text indexing (stigi)

Other ideas to discuss

  • Only use tags instead of folders. Epiphany does this, mitigated reactions
  • Merge bookmarks and history (to get history tagging / rating) : a bookmark may be a properly tagged history entry
  • Ability to store a page (like the scrapbook firefox plugin)


The consensus seems to be :

  • Akonadi to handle storage and sync
  • Nepomuk to handle tagging / metadata
  • reuse and extend existing kdelibs/kio API

We need to define :

  • the new properties to add to bookmarks
  • what is already done and what is to implement

Feature matrix

Status Category Description Contact
IN PROGRESS Storage Define new attributes to store Xavier Vello <>
DONE Storage Local file ressource (in kdepim) [mailto: <>]
IN PROGRESS Storage ressource (in playground) Robert Knight <>
TO DO Storage Storage of screenshots [mailto: <>]
DONE Metadata Tagging of akonadi items Toma <>
TO DO Metadata Strigi index and search [mailto: <>]
TO DO Libs Port KBookmarks* [mailto: <>]

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