Thank you, Peter.
At 67, I do have to be a bit careful about how long I wait on a development.
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM, Peter Karman <email@example.com> wrote:
> david webster wrote on 4/30/08 8:14 PM:
> > This is for "latest" as of about 2 weeks ago. Would the 2.6 or ? be
> > for what I'm trying to do >> spidering xxx sites on each of 6
> > .. all on 1 server?
> You are using the 2.4.x (2.5.6) snapshot then.
> Which one is "better" (2.4 or 2.6) for your particular needs is up to you.
> Here's a brief summary:
> The btree/incremental features in 2.4.x are still labeled experimental.
> From a
> development perspective, when 2.4.6 finally comes out it is expected to be
> last 2.4.x release. So no new dev is expected on the 2.4 incremental
> feature. I
> know some folks use it; I do not know how successfully (stories welcome).
> The 2.6 branch is a complete rewrite of the index storage to use Berkeley
> DB. It
> is the only index format supported, so 2.6 indexes are completely
> with 2.4.x indexes. There are a few open bugs on the 2.6 branch but
> tests show it is as fast as 2.4 and offers a more transparent index
> I fully expect that there will be a 3.0 backend option that uses the 2.6
> so that you can upgrade from 2.6 to 3.0 without needing to reindex. (A
> claim I will no doubt regret making some day.)
> And finally, I can give you no timelines for any 2.6 or 3.0 development
> to say that the more people who use 2.6, the more bugs will be revealed
> and thus
> opportunities for fixing them.
> I hope that gives you some sense of the development roadmap (at least as
> exists in my brain).
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