[announce] NYC*BUG Tonight: Using Xapian to Index Your Ports Tree

NYC*BUG Announcements announce at lists.nycbug.org
Wed Jun 5 09:59:40 EDT 2013

June 5 @ 18:45
Location: Suspenders Bar, 111 Broadway in Manhattan.

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Using Xapian to Index your Ports Tree, Matthew Story

Much of the existing search software out there is overly complex,
bloated with features that you may or may not need, difficult to
configure and hard to customize. The xapian library (xapian.org)
provides a light-weight alternative with minimal dependencies and a
simple programmable interface that is made available in nearly all
higher-level languages through swig (swig.org).

Install xapian and the python bindings before the meeting, and over the
course of an hour we'll have you indexing and searching your local ports
tree, and updating your local index as ports are added, modified or
removed on your BSD of choice.

About the speaker:

Matt is Director of the Axial Corps of Engineers, where he first began
using Xapian to substantially increase the speed and reduce the
complexity of several core systems. Matt is a contributor to the FreeBSD
project; xargs(1) is his favorite program (especially with -P).

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July meeting is Ike on "zfs(8), More Proof UNIX is Dead"

August meeting: "Ten Years of NYC*BUG"

September panel discussion: ""Can You See Your Server Through the Clouds
: The Right Solution or a Just Great Marketing?"

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