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

From Katherine Don
DateTue, 04 Oct 2005 11:16:07 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] z39.50 and cross-collection searching?
In-Reply-To (595b9ab20510030627p441b433g8751590e9ef25af-mail-gmail-com)
Hi Stephen

hmmm, z3950... I remember that I promised to create some documentation
about how to use this. Have just sent it to the list.

I don't know if it will work with cross collection searching, but you
could try by manually adding in the ccs arguments into the URL. (see
standard ccs searches for what the arguments are).

We haven't tested this much, so please let me know of any problems you have.

Cheers,
Katherine

Stephen DeGabrielle wrote:
> 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).
>
> Regards,
>
> 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
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