Standard image file vs Third-party database

  1. 5 weeks ago
    Edited 5 weeks ago by doogieUser

    One file is convenient to transfer, but this does not cover the risks of possible loss of information or bugs with your software or format.
    Regular files in a reliable file system are much safer.

    As a database option, can be consider mounting an image with a file system, which is also convenient to transfer.
    Additional data and indexes can be stored in an auxiliary file.

    But, of course, your own database format is a good way to retain customers.

  2. BiteSpire

    Jan 16 Administrator

    Thanks for all the ideas and feedback.

    The bespoke database format was made a long time again as there was no fast indexing, quick retrieval and compact storage system at the time of development. Of course, now we have lots of base file systems to use, such as DropBox and Microsoft drive (yuk).

    I'm sure a file/folder based system could be implemented although it wouldn't be as compact and as fast to retrieve data than the current model.

    Brainstorming will ensue. :)

  3. 4 weeks ago

    Will have to use emacs, with its org-mode, browsers and other...

  4. BiteSpire

    Jan 19 Administrator

    I agree, GNUMACS is a great solution for Tex and LaTex documents.

 

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