[Cosmo] iCalendar data queries
bcm at osafoundation.org
Mon Nov 14 13:51:18 PST 2005
Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> After some more examination of Jackrabbit code I discovered that it was
> possible to write indexers for arbitrary data formats. By default
> Jackrabbit just ships with a text/plain indexer, but there are indexers
> for PDF, Word, Excel etc in the contrib directory. So what I did was the
i was aware of these components, but i spaced them and didn't realize
this capability might be useful to us. i'm glad you found it!
> Upside: no need to store jcr properties for iCal data items, i.e. less
> disk, lessmemory.
> Downsides: requires code changes to Jackrabbit, introduces custom xpath
> function, still does not address time-range. All text/calendar objects
> are indexed even if they are not in calendar collections.
ok, we'll need to note that this is a portability issue, but i think
it's probably worth the tradeoff.
> I think the Jackrabbit changes I have done should be general enough that
> others might be interested in using them, so contribution back to
> Jackrabbit ought to be OK.
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