Kat - Desktop Search Engine for Linux 0.6.4

Kat is an application for KDE designed to index files.
Kat is an application for KDE designed to index files. Meta information, fulltext and thumbnails are extracted from documents, images, mp3 and other media allowing quick and accurate information retrieval.

Similar to the Windows application WhereIsIt, but also similar to Google Desktop Search, Kat is completely written in C++, using Qt3, KDE and KIO libraries.

The application is based on the extensible kfile plugin architecture of KDE in order to facilitate the creation of new media managers for emerging file formats.

Kat is the first KDE application using the new fulltext kfile plugins.
Information retrieval relies on the powerful SQLite3 embedded database engine.

Supported document formats for full text search:

Documents:

· Adobe PDF Portable Document Format (1.5)
· DOC Microsoft Word Document (2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003)
· HTML HyperText Markup Language
· SXW OpenOffice 1.3 Writer Text Document
· SXI OpenOffice 1.3 Impress Presentation
· SXC OpenOffice 1.3 Calc Spreadsheet
· SXM OpenOffice 1.3 Math Formula
· ODT OpenOffice 2.0 Writer Text Document
· ODP OpenOffice 2.0 Impress Presentation
· ODC OpenOffice 2.0 Calc Chart
· ODF OpenOffice 2.0 Math Formula
· Plain Text

Images:

· BMP
· CGM
· DCX
· DIB
· FAX
· GIF
· ICO
· JPEG
· PBM
· PCD
· PCX
· PDB
· PGM
· PICT
· PIX
· PNG
· RGB
· RLE
· TGA
· TIF
· ...and other

Requirements:

· libsqlite3-dev (3.2.1-1)
· libpoppler-qt-dev (0.3.1)

Installation:

make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure --prefix=/usr (or else...)
make
make install (you have to be root)

THE PROJECT IS SEARCHING FOR:

- Developers (C++/QT3)
- KFile plugins developers
- Packagers
- Translators
- Testers
- Documentation writers (NEW)
- WebDesigners for the Kat site (NEW)

What's New in This Release:

· Added docbook fulltext search plugin
· Added debian package fulltext search plugin
· Added R script meta data and fulltext search plugins
· Patches from Mandriva (thanx to Laurent):
· Fixed layout
· The GUI is updated when a user clears search
· Fixed load config
· Fixed exclude
· Fixed inotify code
· Fixed html fulltext code
· Fixes for multibyte character encoding
· It is possible to insert properties for the catalog using multibyte characters (name, author, description, notes)
· It is possible to specify a directory containing multibyte characters as base folder for the catalogs
· Kat is now able to index folders and files containing multibyte characters in their names
· It is possible to index and search multibyte encoded documents (except RTF docs)
· Added rpm fulltext plugin
· Wrapper for sqlite3 completely rewritten in order to use Qt classes
· Fulltext compression reintroduced
· Fixed crash on exit
· Completely rewritten HTML plugin with HTML entities conversion
· Introduced auto_vacuum pragma in QSLite3 in order to shrink the database whenever records are deleted

last updated on:
October 12th, 2005, 20:39 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Roberto Cappuccio
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools

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