I am pleased to announce that beta-quality Ruby bindings for Xapian are
now available. Xapian is a powerful open source full text search engine
written in C++ (http://www.xapian.org/).
The latest version of the Ruby bindings is available by anonymous SVN
from https://nks-svn-001.nks.net/xapian-bindings/ . Some preliminary
general usage notes are in ruby/README.txt. The bindings pass all unit
tests (ruby/smoketest.rb), and there are some simple examples in the
ruby/examples/ subdirectory to demonstrate their usage.
Remember, although these bindings seem to be working well so far, they
have not yet been extensively tested under real-world production
conditions, and so should be considered beta quality at best. There may
still be some unknown nasty bugs lurking in the code. Use them at your
I will be actively working on testing and further improving these
bindings over the next few weeks. I welcome any suggestions, comments,
testing feedback, or (especially) code patches.