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Re: Document Management

From: Glenn A. Thompson <gthompson_at_cdr.net>
Date: 2002-05-03 21:26:16 CEST

Greg Stein wrote:

> On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 09:02:56AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > Alan Langford <jal@ambitonline.com> writes:
> > > The question is are there facilities or hooks for doing things like
> > > document profiling and indexing (or how difficult is it to implement
> > > this functionality).
> > >
> > > It would be nice, for example, if Subversion could trigger an indexing
> > > process on the type of file being checked in (documents get indexed by
> > > a scan of the file, images accept a keyword list). Presumably this
> > > leads to search-based retrieval capabilities...
> >
> > Sure, just like CVS, the SVN repository has pre- and post-commit hooks
> > that you can attach scripts to. That's where you'd do your indexing.
>
> Yup. I would think that you would have a post-commit script (not pre -- you
> want to wait for the thing to actually be committed). That script would send
> the documents to index over to the indexer daemon. That would add the thing
> onto a queue (if it isn't already there), and start/continue processing the
> queue.

Duuuuuh, I like this better than what I was thinking of doing. Come to think of
it, I think IFS ConText indexing works exactly this way.

>
>
> That script can process the triggers, or the daemon could do it. Note that
> the daemon could also talk to the repository through the libraries, for easy
> access to the content, revisions, changes, etc.
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
> --
> Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
>
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