[greenstone-devel] z39.50 and cross-collection searching?

From Stephen DeGabrielle
DateMon, 3 Oct 2005 22:57:15 +0930
Subject [greenstone-devel] z39.50 and cross-collection searching?
Hi, I just realised that 2.61 is meant to have support for z39.50.

I was wondering if it works with the cross collection searching facility?

I couldn't get it going using the supplied configuration files, (I am
running on Mac OS X 10.4).


Stephen De Gabrielle
NT Library

On 8/12/05, Katherine Don <kjdon@cs.waikato.ac.nz> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We're pleased to announce that the Windows, GNU/Linux, MacOS X and
> Source distributions of Greenstone v2.61 are now available for download
> from our sourceforge page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone,
> or via http://www.greenstone.org
> We now follow the scheme of creating "unstable" (odd version numbers)
> and "stable" releases (even version numbers). This release is an
> unstable release which means it contains a lot of new functionality,
> some of which will be a bit flaky. If you don't need any of the new
> functionality you may prefer to wait for the next stable release
> (version 2.62) before upgrading. However we do need people to give this
> a good workout and report any bugs found so the next release really will
> be a stable one.
> Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
> - Improved PDF, Word and PPT plugins. The Word and PPT plugins, on a
> windows system, can take advantage of Microsoft Visual Basic for
> Applications to improve their conversion to HTML/PagedImg formats.
> - New plugin for RealMedia files
> - New GenericList classifier: Like AZList/AZCompactList but supports
> unicode metadata
> - Improved metadata editing in the GLI
> - Added support for indexing document level metadata at section level.
> - More formatting options, including [child:metadata],
> [parent:sibling:metadata], [child:sibling:metadata],
> [collection:metadata]. See
> http://www.greenstone.org/cgi-bin/library?e=p-en-faq-utfZz-8&a=p&p=faqcustomize#customizeformat
> for details.
> - z3950 support: z3950server added, and z3950 client support added for
> Windows and MacOS. Documentation on how to enable this coming soon.
> - Bug fixes for lucene collections
> - Initial attempt to make collection building in the GLI a bit more
> intelligent. e.g. only run the import phase if the source documents have
> changed, etc. Lucene collection building now incremental.
> - collectionmeta now accessed from the config file, not the database -
> no longer need to rebuild the collection when changing collectionmeta.
> - ...and many many other improvements and bug fixes
> We want to ensure that Greenstone works well for you. Please report any
> problems to greenstone@cs.waikato.ac.nz, or on one of the Greenstone
> mailing lists.
> All the best,
> Katherine
> On behalf of the Greenstone team
> PS New versions of the Export collection package and Greenstone Language
> Pack will follow over the next couple of weeks.
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Stephen De Gabrielle