Projects / Glimpse


Glimpse is a very powerful indexing and querying system that allows you to search through all your files very quickly. It can be used by individuals for their personal file systems as well as by organizations for large data collections. Glimpse is the default search engine in Harvest.


Recent releases

  •  02 Apr 2006 09:07

    Release Notes: Several compile-time fixes were made for modern compilers. A make check target was added. Binaries are now available for 19 different Unix flavors including Darwin, FreeBSD, IRIX, NetBSD, OSF1, OpenBSD, SunOS, and several Linux versions.

    •  10 Jun 2004 23:27

      Release Notes: Some major bugs that could have caused missing hits and crashes in certain situations were fixed. An autoconf-generated configure script is now used, which should fix some compilation problems encountered on FreeBSD.

      •  02 Oct 2002 17:29

        Release Notes: This release has been reported to compile and run on Windows using the latest Cygwin compiler.

        •  21 Oct 1999 21:17

          Release Notes: A fix for using filters with structured indexes, changes to Makefile.linux (fixes compile errors generated with Redhat 6.0), and a fix for core dumps the happened on merge.

          Recent comments

          29 Oct 2001 23:51 caniffe

          Re: Glimpse licence status
          And indeed, should you be a non-profit:

          "Open source developers and nonprofits please contact (an email address) for free access to the EDU/GOV version."

          29 Oct 2001 23:49 caniffe

          Re: Glimpse licence status
          I quote, from today's Glimpse page:

          "Webglimpse and Glimpse are "not" free for commercial use. Unless you are part of an educational institution or US goverment agency, you must purchase a license after 30 days. Please comply with the honor system so that we can keep supporting this software and keep it open source!"

          17 Aug 2001 08:43 jeffcovey

          Re: Glimpse licence status

          > This is stated as "free for non-commercial use". This is
          > incorrect; in particular, private users need a $25 licence.

          It's actually a bit more complicated than that. Educational
          institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits can use it for free.
          Private individuals can use it for free if they are willing to devote
          time to testing, documentation, and/or development. I think that
          makes it free for enough people that it can be listed as "free for
          non-commercial use" despite the caveats, but thanks for bringing this
          up; these comments should make it clear to anyone thinking about using

          17 Aug 2001 06:28 phillipps

          Glimpse licence status
          This is stated as "free for non-commercial use".
          This is incorrect; in particular, private users need a $25 licence.


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