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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Static index on CD, how much forward compatible is the index
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2005 21:47:12 GMT
I was going to make the same suggestion.  That's how I'd do it.
For index format changes, check CHANGES.txt file (should be linked from
Lucene's home page).

Otis

--- Chris Hostetter <hossman_lucene@fucit.org> wrote:

> Why not put the application on the CD as well? .. or at a minimum,
> the
> lucene JAR.  That way you never have to worry about the possibility
> of it
> changing.
> 
> : Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 16:32:33 -0400
> : From: "Tardif, Sebastien" <STARDIF@anacomp.com>
> : Reply-To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> : To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> : Subject: Static index on CD, how much forward compatible is the
> index
> :
> : Otis,
> :
> : Let say I have a static index on CD, and my customer will be using
> this
> : CD for the next 10 years. I will also probably fix bug in the
> : application that use the CD and probably want to upgrade Lucene
> library
> : at some point. How much backward compatible is Lucene with old
> index
> : when Lucene release new version?
> :
> : Does Lucene has any "good" history on index backward compatibility?
> :
> :
> :
> : -----Original Message-----
> : From: Otis Gospodnetic [mailto:otis_gospodnetic@yahoo.com]
> : Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 3:34 PM
> : To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> : Subject: Re: Runtime full text search like in Microsoft Windows
> Search
> :
> : As somebody already said, you can have an in-memory index with
> : RAMDirectory.  You can also pre-build a Lucene index on that CD -
> CD is
> : "static", you can't add/remove/change files on it, so you can build
> an
> : index and burn it onto the CD at the same time when you put the
> Word
> : files on it.
> :
> : As for getting the indexable text out of Word and other documents,
> look
> : at the code for the Lucene book - http://lucenebook.com - there is
> a
> : little framework there, that parses and indexes a number of common
> file
> : types.
> :
> : Otis
> :
> :
> : --- "Tardif, Sebastien" <STARDIF@anacomp.com> wrote:
> :
> : > How can you use Lucene like the very limited but fast search that
> : > Microsoft Windows Search provide?
> : >
> : > The use case is that the users have a CD with lot of files. I
> provide
> : > them a nice user interface. They have the option to generate the
> full
> : > text search index but they should also be able to search without
> an
> : > index generated. I know that will be slow, but Microsoft Windows
> : > Search is still able to search 500 MB in less than 30 seconds for
> : > simpler matching.
> : >
> : > How can I use Lucene for this simpler, not existing index,
> search?
> : >
> : > Or should I have to hook to operating system specific API like
> Win32
> : > on Windows?
> : >
> :
> :
> :
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> 
> -Hoss
> 
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