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Lucy Search Engine now a full Apache project

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:55 UTC ( #961380=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Some of you might have heard of KinoSearch, a Perl search engine with a fast C/XS core, inspired by Lucene.

The KinoSearch contributors have then expanded in focus, implementing more functionality in C and enabling bindings to other programming languages. Still the Perl bindings are the most complete and usables ones. The result is Lucy, an Apache incubator project.

Although the news hasn't made the front page of yet, Lucy has been approved as a full Apache project. This means that all license issues have been resolved, and that the developer pool is considered sufficiently large and thriving.

I'd like to congratulate the Lucy developers to this important mileston. Everybody who needs a search engine should take a closer look at Lucy, it is fast and very well useable. I look forward to updating one of my own projects from KinoSearch to Lucy.

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Re: Lucy Search Engine now a full Apache project
by grantm (Parson) on Mar 27, 2012 at 07:29 UTC
    I've been using Lucy on a customer's site for over 6 months and have been very happy with the quality of the search results as well as the quality of the support from the developers. This project is definitely worth a look.
Re: Lucy Search Engine now a full Apache project
by petdance (Parson) on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:05 UTC
    That's great news. I liked KinoSearch a lot, and I have a definite need for Lucy within the next few months.

    Marvin, Moritz, whoever: When it DOES hit the front page of, would you please email me so I can tweet it on Perlbuzz?


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