[ubuntu-uk] Photo Tagging and Search

Jon Spriggs jon at sprig.gs
Tue Jun 28 14:22:55 UTC 2011

On 28 June 2011 11:27, Jon Spriggs <jon at sprig.gs> wrote:
> To make it portable, consider installing a
> thin linux distribution (such as Puppy) in a VM (like QEMU) or
> natively booting from the media storage device. I'm just looking into
> how easy or hard that is! :)

I had some time in my lunch break to take a quick look at this, and
I've started to put together some notes at my blog.

The first one (about getting TinyCore running in QEMU) is here:

I'll start looking at getting TinyCore to boot automatically, and to
make it work with the on the USB drive, so you could (in theory) just
dump files onto the USB drive without needing to fire up QEMU until
you want to do something interesting with it :)

After that, I'll start looking at Horde and Gallery2 to see how easy
they both are to get running on TinyCore. Aside from anything else,
having it set up like this means I can just give a USB drive to my
wife for her to do all the tagging she wants to do and then sync the
database with my server.

It might not be for a little while though - my main project at the
moment is in the middle of a pretty major re-write, and I really need
to knuckle down on that for a while, but this has triggered my
interest :)

All the best,
Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs

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