[sword-devel] Systemwide clucene indexes

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 08:59:04 MST 2009

2009/7/16 Raphaël Pinson <raphink at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> I have a proposal to improve the usability of BibleTime for end users.
> Currently, when you install modules, whether locally or systemwide,
> you need to build the indexes before peforming searches. In
> Debian/Ubuntu, quite a few modules are packaged and shipped as .deb,
> making them available to all users. I think it would be great if the
> indexes could be compiled and installed systemwide aswell. From what I
> see, this would require 2 things :
>   * that BibleTime search for clucene indexes in /usr/share/foo in
> addition to ~ ;
>   * that there exists a CLI tool to generate the indexes from the modules.
> With these two conditions, packagers could generate the indexes from
> the modules as they package them, and ship them together for
> systemwide installation, which would allow all users on the system to
> benefit from the indexes without building them.
> Feedback on the idea is welcome :-)
> Raphaël Pinson

Sure. On the debian/ubuntu side we were getting around to look into
packaging modules (it is possible they are out-of date)

One request (which was heatedly discussed before) is to show users
1) which modules are system-wide and hence need to use Kpackagekit to remove/add
2) for user to be able to show / hide those modules

Eg. If for example one user wants to study / view all of the modules
while another user just wants to work with smaller amount of modules.

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