[Xapian-devel] Contributing to Xapian

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Thu Dec 4 11:03:08 GMT 2014

On 4 Dec 2014, at 05:43, Manu Gupta <gmanu at umich.edu> wrote:

> Maybe I can start off with Hanxiao's branch but I can see there are two repos.
> https://github.com/v-hasu/xapian/tree/gsoc2014-evaluation
> https://github.com/v-hasu/xapian/tree/gsoc2014

These are two branches; I’d probably pick the second one and look at finding ways of testing the various ranking algorithms implemented there.

> I have already successfully built xapian from the git repository (https://github.com/xapian/xapian)

As Parth mentioned, you need to remove xapian-bindings/.nobootstrap in order to have that built from git. So I’d check out Hanxiao’s gsoc2014 branch, delete xapian-bindings/.nobootstrap, and do the bootstrap-configure-make dance to check that everything is working there for you.

> Since I am new to ML (well I dont know anything about it?), should I read the paper try to make sense out of it and get back too?

Yes; Parth should be able to recommend where to get started in the literature.


 James Aylett, occasional trouble-maker

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