[sword-devel] Location of prebuilt lucene indexes.

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 10:52:49 MST 2013

Peter, DM, Thanks for your response.  I wasn't being critical and I agree.
 There are Pros and Cons either way (resource usage and download time being
considerations) as you point out.

I also agree it's ultimately it's up to the repo administrator and the
user, to decide for themselves what works best for them.  I happen to like
having the index included as part of the repo, because I'm not limited by
resources, and I don't mind the wait.

Regardless, it is still a matter of preference (based upon considerations,
such as the ones you cite).

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, DM Smith wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2013, at 11:02 AM, "Peter von Kaehne" <refdoc at gmx.net<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Von: Andrew Thule <thulester at gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> >
> >> The nice thing about when
> >> repo administrators do this, is when you get a module from that repo,
> you
> >> also automatically get the lucene index.
> >
> > The reason that this is not done are manifold - including that sword and
> jsword indices are different, that not all platforms have the same
> lucene/clucene incarnation etc.
> >
> > Most users are better off not to use downloaded indices, but to create
> indices suitable for their specific frontend.
> To add to what Peter said, this mailing list's archives have extensive
> discussion on why we don't do this and why we have done it for mobile
> devices (only PocketSword and AndBible, and specific to them only).
> Also, the transfer time for a lucene index exceeds the time of a recent
> computer to build them, e.g. my laptop. As a Bible Desktop user, I'd really
> rather not transfer an index that is unusable by Bible Desktop.
> In Him,
>         DM
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