[erlang-questions] Xapian linked-in/port driver for Erlang?

Nick Gerakines <>
Wed Nov 4 20:34:08 CET 2009


I was using Xapian with iplaywow for a while and it worked well. I've
got some Erlang that builds the data files that the import tool uses.
To pull results, I simply executed the command line query tool.

Kevin Smith wrote an Erlang client library for Sphinx that's worth checking out.

    http://github.com/kevsmith/giza/

# Nick Gerakines

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Robert Raschke <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Jarrod Roberson <>wrote:
>
>> Has anyone worked on a linked-in/port driver for Xapian ( full text indexer
>> written in C++ ).
>> Is anyone interested in working on such a thing? I really think Erlang
>> would
>> be a perfect network front end for Xapian.
>> I have a Python/Twisted server that front ends Xapian, but I want it to
>> scale better and Erlang will do that well.
>>
>
> Ooooh, yes, I've been toying with that idea for some time now, but never had
> the time.
>
> I don't have much spare time, but would be happy to pitch in if I do. I'm
> not a fan of linked in drivers, I much prefer port programs. When a port
> program crashes, there's soo much less damage.
>
> Robby
>


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