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From Paul Elschot <>
Subject Re: Hacking Luke for bytecount-based strings
Date Wed, 17 May 2006 06:58:40 GMT
On Wednesday 17 May 2006 06:35, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> Greets,
> There does not seem to be a lot of demand for one implementation of  
> Lucene to read indexes generated by another implementation of Lucene  
> for the purposes of indexing or searching.  However, there is a  
> demand for index browsing via Luke.
> It occurred to me today that if Luke were powered by a version of  
> Lucene with my bytecount-based-strings patch applied, it would be  
> able to read indexes generated by Ferret.  Ironically, it wouldn't be  
> able to read KinoSearch indexes unless I reverted the change which  
> causes the term vectors to be stored in the .fdt file.  I'd probably  
> do that.  Luke is great.

> One possibility for distributing such a beast is to offer a patched  
> jar for download from my website.  Before I start down that road,  
> though, I thought I'd bring up the subject here.
> Thoughts?

Try and invoke luke with the a lucene jar of your choice on the
classpath before luke itself:

java -cp lucene-core-1.9-rc1-dev.jar:lukeall.jar org.getopt.luke.Luke

Paul Elschot

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