HOWTO Build your own binaries of PHP Xapian bindings for Debian

Due to a licensing issue, the PHP bindings for Xapian were removed from Debian Squeeze. See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=513796 for more information about this. Though, it is not really hard to build your own package from source. Here is how: sudo apt-get…

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Xapian: the tricky multi-term removal process

Update 2012-01-17: this article is quite old now and it might be completely irrelevant. It is only provided as a hint which might help you out writing a procedure in PHP to manage indexing. As Olly Betts (main developer of…

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A few things about CakePHP, PostgreSQL and Xapian

While on part-time holidays from Dokeos, I’m looking into some of the stuff I will need to be aware of when working on Dokeos for the next year. I think you can call that technology watch. Anyway, I’m looking into…

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Xapian

Xapian is one of the indexation/search engines I’m planning on integrating to Dokeos instead of the current indexation/search engine that we have at the moment: MnoGoSearch. There are many reasons for that change: MnoGoSearch server is not GPL under Window,…

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Searching and Indexing Engines

This article was first written in March 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/215). Probably the best reference about Searching Engines: http://www.searchtools.com/tools/ Of special interest in the Open Source market: ht://Dig mnoGoSearch Apache Lucene KnowledgeTree Hyper Estraier Xapian DocMgr Pinot…

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