Contact Us | Site Map
Firebird is used by approximately 1 million of software developers worldwide. High compatibility with industry standards on many fronts makes Firebird the obvious choice for developing interoperable applications for homogeneous and hybrid environments.
Sphinx Full Text Search
Sphinx is a very powerful and popular free open source full-text search engine. At the moment, Sphinx 2.2.11 is the last supported version.

Some years ago, Vlad Khorsun and Pierre Yager have made a patch for Sphinx, to have it supporting Firebird. Now, with the blessing of its author, Andrew Aksyonoff, they want to make their patch and Windows binaries publicly available for you to try out.

Whilst it is still far from real "full text search" support in Firebird, Vlad and Pierre believe it is a first little step in that direction. Deeply integrated Sphinx support can be added to Firebird later, probably using the external engines feature.

For now people can use Sphinx's FTS capabilities with Firebird databases using any existing Sphinx clients (for PHP, Ruby, C/C++ etc).
 
Release Date File Name Size Description
August  20, 2016 firebird.src.patch 14 KB Changes to Sphinx sources
November  02, 2008 firebird.linux.patch 5 KB Changes to make process on Linux
August  20, 2016 firebird.win.patch 28 KB Changes to Windows build system
August  20, 2016 sphinx-2.2.11-release-win32-firebird.zip 2 MB Windows binaries (without support for Windows XP/2003) built with the Firebird patch (32-bit document identifiers)
August  20, 2016 sphinx-2.2.11-release-win32_xp-firebird.zip 2 MB Windows binaries (with support for Windows XP/2003) built with the Firebird patch (32-bit document identifiers)
August  20, 2016 sphinx-2.2.11-release-win64-firebird.zip 2 MB Windows binaries (without support for Windows XP/2003) built with the Firebird patch (64-bit document identifiers)
August  20, 2016 sphinx-2.2.11-release-win64_xp-firebird.zip 2 MB Windows binaries (with support for Windows XP/2003) built with the Firebird patch (64-bit document identifiers)
August  20, 2016 readme.txt 2 KB Text file containing build and usage notes
Join Firebird!
RSS Newsletter
Home About Firebird Documentation Downloads Community Support Development Case Studies Back to Top
This site and the pages contained within are Copyright © 2000-2016, Firebird Project. Firebird® is a registered trademark of Firebird Foundation Incorporated. Developed by DQ Team.