'Sphinx' Tag

  • Thoughts on using MySQL plugins

    April 3, 2012

    I'm giving thoughts on the viability of MySQL plugins. This is due to a particular experience I've had, which is thankfully solved. However, it left some bitter taste in my mouth. MySQL plugins are a tricky business. To create a plugin, you must compile it against the MySQL version you wish the users to use […]

  • sphinx, sphinx_snippets() & MySQL 5.5

    March 21, 2012

    I've written a patch which completes Sphinx's integration with MySQL 5.5. Up until a couple months ago, Sphinx would not compile with MySQL 5.5 at all. This is, thankfully, resolved as of Sphinx 2.0.3. However, to my disdain, I've found out that it only partially work: the sphinx_snippets() user defined function is not included within […]

  • Sphinx & MySQL: facts and misconceptions

    September 2, 2010

    Sphinx search is a full text search engine, commonly used with MySQL. There are some misconceptions about Sphinx and its usage. Following is a list of some of Sphinx' properties, hoping to answer some common questions. Sphinx is not part of MySQL/Oracle. It is a standalone server; an external application to MySQL. Actually, it is […]

  • SphinxSE 0.9.9-RC2 bug workaround

    September 7, 2009

    There is a serious bug with the sphinx storage engine, introduced in 0.9.9-RC2 (and which has not been fixed in latest revisions, as yet - last checked with rev 2006). I would usually just revert to an older version (0.9.9-RC1 does not contain this bug), but for the reason that RC2 introduces an important feature: […]

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