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:
- Getting Started with Xapian - the best place to start.
- Documentation from the latest stable release
- FAQ: Frequently asked questions
- MissingDocumentation: If something isn't documented, or the documentation is lacking, please add a note here.
- Glossary: Glossary of specialized terminology and acronyms
- Phrasebook: Translation from terminology used in other systems to Xapian specific terminology
- ReleaseNotes: Known problems and workarounds in the latest release
- SupportedPlatforms: A list of platforms Xapian has been reported to work on
- Articles: Links to articles, blogs and presentations about Xapian
- SecurityFixes: a (very short) list of fixes for security issues
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
- PackagingXapian: Tips for those wanting to build binary packages of Xapian
- How to build packages for Xapian on Solaris
- How to build Xapian & the C# bindings for a 64 bit Windows platform
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
- Mailing lists
- MeetingsAndGatherings: Details of real-life meetings of people involved with Xapian
- JobAdverts: Details of job vacancies using Xapian.
- GSoC: Google Summer of Code information,
These pages are in need of updating. If you want them to continue to exist, please update them!
- OmegaAndDebianSarge: A guide to installing Xapian and Omega on Debian 3.1 (codenamed sarge)
Also specific to this wiki:
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