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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A Berkeley DB implementation of Directory
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 20:28:57 GMT
+1 for including this in the sandbox.

Berkeley DB is a great substrate for application data.  Storing the 
index in Berkeley DB too facilitates transactional consistency between 
application data and the index.

Doug

Andi Vajda wrote:
> The Chandler project here at the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF) is
> now using Lucene for its text indexing and search needs. Integrating Lucene
> with Chandler required integrating Lucene with Berkeley DB (and with Python
> without the use of a Java VM, using GNU's gcj and SWIG).
> 
> At the URLs below are lucenedb-1.4-rc1-dev-src Java source archives containing
> the classes of the org.apache.lucene.store.db extension package.
> 
>   http://aloha.osafoundation.org/~vajda/lucenedb-1.4-rc1-dev-src.tar.gz
>   http://aloha.osafoundation.org/~vajda/lucenedb-1.4-rc1-dev-src.zip
> 
> An org.apache.lucene.store.db.DbDirectory instance is used with
> org.apache.lucene.index.IndexReader, org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter,
> org.apache.lucene.search.IndexSearcher, etc.. exactly like any other instance
> of org.apache.lucene.store.Directory.
> 
> To build, this package requires Berkeley DB 4.2.52's db.jar file. It is
> included in the 'lib' directory of the archive. An Ant build.xml file,
> modeled on Lucene's, is also included.
> 
> OSAF is hereby donating this code to the Apache Lucene Project under the
> same licensing terms as the Apache Lucene code.
> 
> Andi..
> 
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