Welcome to the Xapian Wiki

This wiki provides information of a more fluid or dynamic nature than the documentation included in the distribution. Information here may well be folded into the documentation.

If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a wiki, you can find out more in wikipedia.

You're welcome to improve the information here and add more, though you'll need to create an account to make changes. We'd rather this wasn't necessary but wiki spamming is an increasing problem. Don't worry, we wouldn't dream of selling your email address or other information. Once you've created an account, and logged in, you'll be able to edit pages. The same login allows you to report bugs.

This is not the place for random discussion, nor for asking questions. Please use the mailing lists for that - you'll get an answer more quickly!

If you'd like to browse this information off-line, there's a weekly snapshot of the pages on the wiki available to download, updated early Friday morning UTC. The pages are renamed to end .html and links changed accordingly for easier browsing. Currently external images are missing.


Understanding and using Xapian:

Examples and contributed code:

  • SampleCode: Sample code using xapian, in various languages
  • Many of the Articles also contain example code
  • ServiceScript: A service script to start xapian-tcpsrv automatically

Omega search application:

  • Omega: Additional documentation in progress
  • OmegaExample: A complete example tutorial on installing Xapian, Omega and generating an index
  • ScriptindexExample: An example of how to use scriptindex and perl to index a set of documents.
  • OmegaStopWords: A list of stopwords build into Omega

Packaging Xapian:

Development and internals of Xapian:

  • HelpWanted: Items which we would especially welcome help with
  • RoadMap: Plans for the future
  • ProfilingXapian: How to generate profiling data to help us optimise slow cases.
  • FlintBackend: Details of the Flint database backend (the default backend in 1.0.x releases)
  • AutomatedBuilds: Keeping tabs on Xapian's automatic building and testing framework
  • ActiveBranches: Details of the currently active branches in SVN
  • Licensing: Details about current license and possible license changes


These pages are in need of updating. If you want them to continue to exist, please update them!

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