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A Xapian backend for Haystack
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README

Overview
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xapian-haystack is a backend for use with the Django Haystack search API.

More information on Haystack can be found here: http://haystacksearch.org/

xapian-haystack is licensed under the GPL, please see the included LICENSE
file for more information.

Requirements
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- Django 1.0.x
- Django-Haystack 1.0BETA
- Xapian 1.13.X (May work with earlier versions, but untested)
- mod_wsgi 1.3.X

Notes
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- Due to an issue with mod_python causing deadlocks with Xapian (http://trac.xapian.org/ticket/185), mod_python is not supported with xapian-haystack.  It may work, with some tweaking, but your mileage will vary.
- Because Xapian does not support simultaneous WritableDatabase connections, it is *strongly* recommended that users either set `WSGIDaemonProcess processes=1` or override the default SearchIndex class to remove the post-save and post-delete signals that cause an immediate re-index.  Instead, manually re-index your site content through a cronjob at pre-determined times.

Installation
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1. Copy or symlink `xapian_backend.py` into `haystack/backends/` or install
   it by running one of the following commands::

    python setup.py install

    # or

    pip install xapian-haystack

    # or

    easy_install xapian-haystack

2. Add `HAYSTACK_XAPIAN_PATH` to `settings.py`
3. Set `HAYSTACK_SEARCH_ENGINE` to `xapian`

Source
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The latest source code can always be found here: http://github.com/notanumber/xapian-haystack/

Testing
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Provided that Django, Haystack, and xapian-haystack are all in your Python 
path, simply change to the xapian-haystack folder and execute:

    django-admin.py test tests --settings=tests.settings


Questions, Comments, Concerns:
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Feel free to open an issue here: http://github.com/notanumber/xapian-haystack/issues
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