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Beagle: A .NET app!

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I was reading about the new desktop search tool, Beagle, that will be
part of the Suse 9.3 release Wednesday:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/lin...9190538,00.htm
The cool thing is Beagle for GNOME uses a .NET based indexxer called Lucene:

http://beaglewiki.org/index.php/Beagle

"Beagle is an experimental tool for indexing and searching your data.
With use of the Lucene.NET indexer beagle can be queried fast for useful
information. For further use you can checkout the 'beagle' module from
gnome CVS. Beagle offers a search tool 'best' and several indexing
scripts to incorporate your useful data and metadata into Beagle's index."

Nov 16 '05 #1
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in wrote:

I was reading about the new desktop search tool, Beagle, that will be
part of the Suse 9.3 release Wednesday:

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/lin...9190538,00.htm
The cool thing is Beagle for GNOME uses a .NET based indexxer called
Lucene:
Which is a rip-off of an Apache project called - surprise, surprise! - Lucene,
which is written in Java. The "good news", however, is that Lucene.NET is no
longer being developped by http://lucenedotnet.com/. The Lucene.Net Dev Team
recommends something called SearchBlackBox at http://searchblackbox.com/.

Now, Beagle is a Gnome project. Which makes it GPL. Which doesn't quite go
side-by-side with the SearchBlackBox "Simple License Model" which has
"commercial" written all over it.

Anyone care to shed more light on this whole issue?
http://beaglewiki.org/index.php/Beagle

"Beagle is an experimental tool for indexing and searching your data.
With use of the Lucene.NET indexer beagle can be queried fast for useful
information. For further use you can checkout the 'beagle' module from
gnome CVS. Beagle offers a search tool 'best' and several indexing
scripts to incorporate your useful data and metadata into Beagle's index."

Nov 16 '05 #2

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"Eltee" <el***@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Which is a rip-off of an Apache project called - surprise, surprise! - Lucene, which is written in Java. The "good news", however, is that Lucene.NET is no longer being developped by http://lucenedotnet.com/. The Lucene.Net Dev Team recommends something called SearchBlackBox at http://searchblackbox.com/.


I'm not sure I'd call it a "rip-off" as much as a port, but
whatever...... Both nLucene & dotLucene are also ports to .Net and are both
still open source.

http://www.dotlucene.net/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nlucene/


Nov 16 '05 #3

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James Curran wrote:
Which is a rip-off of an Apache project called - surprise, surprise! -
Lucene,
which is written in Java. The "good news", however, is that Lucene.NET is


no
longer being developped by http://lucenedotnet.com/. The Lucene.Net Dev


Team
recommends something called SearchBlackBox at http://searchblackbox.com/.

I'm not sure I'd call it a "rip-off" as much as a port,


"Lucene.Net Dev Team have stopped Open Source development." What does that mean?
That they stopped development altogether (in which case why emphasize
_Open_Source_ Development)? Or that they closed it? If they closed it, it's a
rip-off. Moreover, they have the nerve to recommend a non-GPL (i.e. commercial)
.... version, which gives the term rip-off a completely "new" meaning.
but
whatever...... Both nLucene & dotLucene are also ports to .Net and are both
still open source.

http://www.dotlucene.net/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nlucene/


Those two are ports, yes.

BTW: http://www.dotlucene.net/ has a superb (as far as speed is concerned) demo
online: searching for "object" lasts about two minutes. This must be a joke, right?
Nov 16 '05 #4

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