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Re: ANNOUNCE: Swish-e version 2.2 available

From: Roy Tennant <roy.tennant(at)>
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 14:27:21 GMT
Anyone who has been on this list longer than a day also knows that 
without Bill Moseley, this project would not only be much the poorer 
for it, but would also be without a "head" -- someone to keep things on 
track and provide essential leadership. We all know that Bill doesn't 
write all the code, but his role as the center of this project is 
undisputed and his performance of that role nothing short of phenomenal 
-- particularly considering the volunteer nature of this effort. So, as 
the one most responsible for initially rescuing SWISH from possible 
extinction, I want to acknowledge Bill's contributions for what they 
are -- essential to the goal that has been reached today, and I hope 
many more achieved goals in the future. Thanks Bill,
Roy Tennant

On Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 07:14 AM, Bill Moseley wrote:

> Swish-e version 2.2 source package and Windows binary package is now
> available on the Swish-e Download page: .
> The developers consider this version of Swish-e to be the best version 
> ever.
> Anyone running an earlier version is encouraged to upgrade.
> Note: The index file format is not compatible with previous version of
> swish.  You will need to run indexing before you can use 2.2 for 
> searching.
>  You may be able to use indexes created with 2.2r1, but reindexing is
> always a good idea.
> See the Changes file for a
> summary of changes since 2.2rc1 (and for 2.2 in general).
> See for known issues.
> There are other issues that we will be addressing for the next release
> (which we promise will not take so long to release).
> As always, any comments or problems regarding Swish-e should be sent 
> to the
> Swish-e discussion list.
> Thanks very much to the developers.  Jose Ruiz has made major 
> performance
> improvements in almost all of the code.  Bill Meier also contributed
> significantly in the area of swish-e memory usage and performance.  
> David
> Norris has been very active in Swish-e development over the years and 
> all
> Windows users can be thankful for his Windows builds.  Rainer Scherg 
> has
> also been active in Swish-e over the years and has contributed many new
> features.  You can thank me for configuration parameter bloat. ;)  And 
> in
> the great spirit of Open Source development, thanks to many others that
> have contributed patches to the source and documentation.
> -- 
> Bill Moseley
Received on Wed Sep 18 14:30:56 2002