CC + Spotlight now available

I managed to get the code into shape and have released the first release of the CC Metadata Importer for Spotlight. You can download a disk image from this page or find the source in the CC Tools SourceForge repository. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments, as I hope to have an updated release out soon.

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CC Metadata on the Desktop

With the arrival of Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger for the true believers), desktop metadata is actually getting some play. So I decided to do some hacking and see how CC would fit into that. The initial result, below, is a CC metadata importer for Spotlight. It’s interesting for a couple of reasons. First, exposing CC metadata to a wider audience can only help raise awareness and encourage people to depend on the information the metadata provides. Second, and more geekily, the importer consists of a Objective C stub that loads Python code from a bundle at run time to perform the actual processing. This lets me take advantage of the code we already use for ccLookup and the Validator to do the processing.

The code isn’t ready for release yet, but should be within a week or so.

Preview of initial version of CC Spotlight importer.

Preview of initial version of CC Spotlight importer.

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