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Re: Google desktop search

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-07 03:03:30 CEST

On May 6, 2005, at 11:31 AM, kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> David Laing <dave.laing.80@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Any thoughts on adding hooks to the Google Desktop search for the
>> Subversion database backend - or should I just use a file system
>> backend and let the code be indexed?
>>
>
> Any search engine examining Subversion repositories would need a
> customized indexer, because Subversion stores mostly differences, not
> fulltexts.
>

Better yet, said search engine should be using the repository
filesystem public API -- libsvn_fs and svn_fs.h. It would allow the
search engine to explore the repository like any other filesystem.
People have talked about doing this forever, and nobody's ever gotten
around to it.

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