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Django 1.2 e-commerce by Jesse Legg

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Configuring the Sphinx search engine

The Sphinx full-text search engine was created by Andrew Aksyonoff and is available from http://www.sphinxsearch.com. It is a standalone search engine, meaning it is built and run as a background application and communication occurs directly from client applications, like our Django site. Installing on Windows is simply a matter of downloading and unzipping the pre-compiled binaries from the Downloads section of the homepage and configuring it as a Windows service. Linux and Mac OS X users will need to compile from source (see the Installation section of the Documentation for details).

Sphinx can index data from a variety of sources. In our examples, we will connect it to our Django database running on MySQL. ...

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