[Development] rationale/justification for bundled clucene library (in qttools src/assistant/3rdparty/)

Karsten Heimrich karsten.heimrich at digia.com
Tue Jun 18 12:29:56 CEST 2013


On 14.06.2013 10:27, Robert Knight wrote:
> On a related note, if anyone finds the time I think it would be worth
> looking at replacing Clucene with SQLite's full text search.  It is
> simpler in many respects - you can use the existing Qt SQLite API, the
> search DB is a single file, it is more robust against corruption and
> it would make for one less dependency.
> Regards,
> Rob.
> On 13 June 2013 20:07, Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
>> Working my way through fedora package reviews for qt5 bits, and a concern
>> was raised over the bundling of clucene in qttools assistant.
>> What's the rationale or justification for this (versus using a system
>> clucene library)?
>> My naive attempt to patch to use system clucene fails,
>> http://rdieter.fedorapeople.org/rpms/qt5/qttools-opensource-src-5.0.2-system_clucene.patch
>> but that may well be part of the reason why it cannot be used.
>> -- rex

while I'm all for it, either use the system CLucene or replace the full 
text search with a sqlite backend, I'm sorry to say that I right now 
lack the time to do this. Still I'm open for patches and improvements 
regarding Clucene.

-- Karsten

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