Finally I’ve made a complete switch to the DO4.X version and while using a DO4.3 RC3 have a few question about:

  • I could not find neither the FullText FieldAttribute description nor the usage of it in your examples. By searching on this forum I’ve found the following topic that have some information:

If I understand this correctly “English” is a language name, right? If so how can it be used in combination with the Localization example? I know you decided not to implement the Localization as it’s done in 3.X branch because it could be easily substituted by a custom implementation and kindly provided an example of it. But right now I need to perform a fulltext searches on such columns. The question in this case would be how?

  • I’m using Windows 7 x64 edition as a development machine. On your blog you’ve mentioned that in 4.3 a new tool has been introduced to make an easy adjustment to an existing project/solution to make a switch to this version. The menu items you've described are not available in VS2010 after the DO installation. I’ve done this twice and they’re still not there. Does this has something to do with x64 edition?

  • After installing the product I’ve noticed that the examples have been placed under the Users\Public\Documents folder. Why not under the root of DO installation? If this was done on purpose would not it be better to ask a user where he wants to have them?


This thread was imported from our support forum. The original discussion may contain more detailed answer. Original topic by samirski.

asked Jun 19 '10 at 08:56

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Alex (Xtensive) wrote:

  • "Engilsh" is full-text catalogue name on SQL Server. It has no relationship to localization sample, or, more precisely, you can establish this relationship, but this is fully under your own responsibility.
  • That's definitely a bug (I just created an issue for it). You can lauch upgrade tool from Start Menu as well; it also can be used for (semi)automatic conversion - run it with "/?" option to see the whole set of switches.
  • Agree, we must provide an option allowing to install them to one of pre-defined locations (User Docs, Public Docs or Program Files). The only reason there is no such option is lack of time.

Tony wrote:

If "English" is full-text catalogue name on SQL Server" does this mean it only works with SQL Server, I was under the impression from early announcements that it works with postgres as well.

Also originally I thought the plan was for you to implement your own text indexing, this sounds like it is the same as it was for DO3 originally before you implemented the Lucerne driver. The text indexing on DO3 was so limited, I started to implement my own Lucerne interface, luckily you came up with your own before I had done much work.

I very much agree with the sentiments expressed in, future features seem to come and go and change with out updates on status, features are released without (and not even followed up later) documentation, it is getting very fustrating.

Some examples of this: - I had to search to find any details of the text search, finally found it in a forum message. - Access control, long promised, but no updates on status.

  • Xtensive.PnP (patterns and practices) - sounded interesting but heard nothing since.

A good start would be an a Roadmap that is kept uptodate. Also ether update the wiki or remove it.

Alex (Xtensive) wrote:

As far as I remember, "English" refers to full-text configuration name there.

Concerning everything else - I agree, that's not really good at all, and I appologize for this. I'll publish reply there + will dedicate a special post to our roadmap on this week.

answered Jun 20 '10 at 09:45

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(Jun 20 '10 at 09:45) Alex Yakunin Alex%20Yakunin's gravatar image

samirski wrote: Thank you

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Concerning full-text @ PostgreSQL: full-text configuration is described here: ... intro.html

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