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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: [lucy-user] Stable version?
Date Sun, 07 Aug 2011 20:02:42 GMT
On Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 09:43:18PM +0300, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
> I am researching for finding the best Perl module I can use to create a
> search engine, and for the moment I stopped at KinoSearch which looks nice
> (and in adition I was able to install it under Windows very easy using ppm).
> But I read that that project moved to Apache Lucy.

Use Lucy.

KinoSearch is no longer being developed.  Only old versions of KinoSearch --
the 0.1x line -- are available via PPM, and they contain code 4-5 years behind

Apache Lucy (incubating) version 0.2.0, which is likely to be released 3-4
days from now, addresses numerous portability problems, including several
affecting Windows.  It has been verified to build and test successfully under
ActivePerl, Strawberry Perl and Cygwin.

> So I thought that the best idea would be to also start with Lucy and not
> KinoSearch. On Lucy POD doc I read that for the moment it is unstable, but
> that there will be a Lucy1 stable fork which for the moment doesn't exist
> (and there is no PPM package for it yet and it gives errors when trying to
> install it under Windows using cpan).

Lucy's code base is mature and solid enough to run in production, though as
the documentation says, it is officially API-unstable.

At some point, we plan to release Lucy1 as a stable fork.  IMO, it could
happen at any time, but as of yet no volunteer has stepped forward to do the
work of preparing the fork.


Marvin Humphrey

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