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TurboLucene is a TurboGears extension that allows applications to easily use the PyLucene full-text search engine.

Project Description



TurboLucene is a library that allows TurboGears applications to use PyLucene for full text searching. It features a simple interface and takes care of all the nasty threading issues that exist between PyLucene and CherryPy (which is used by TurboGears).

It now also features multi-lingual support for Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Russian, Swedish, and Chinese, including pre-configured stopwords for most languages.


  • PyLucene 2.0.0 or better
  • TurboGears 1.0 or better

Thanks to setuptools, TurboGears and it’s dependencies will be installed automatically, if necessary. However, PyLucene must be downloaded and installed manually.

TurboLucene is not very demanding and may work with earlier versions of both PyLucene and TurboGears, but other versions have not been tested.


TurboLucene uses setuptools, so installation is as easy as:

easy_install TurboLucene


python install

For more installation options, try:

python --help

Manual Download

The latest version can always be downloaded at


Documentation for TurboLucene can be found at:


TurboLucene is still in early stages of development. It has not been optimised, extensively tested, benchmarked or profiled for performance or memory usage. Finally, there are no test cases yet.

The plan is to eliminate these limitations, eventually.

Patches and suggestions are welcome! :-)


TurboLucene is licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for details.


TurboLucene’s web site is:

You can find more documentation there. It is also where you can submit bugs. TurboLucene mailing list information can be found at:

The mailing list is the place to ask any questions or make suggestions. Patches, bug reports, bug fixes and suggestions are all welcome! :-)


The author of TurboLucene is Krys Wilken. Feel free to contact him at krys AT krys DOT ca.


Special thanks goes out to all the brilliant and hard working people of the TurboGears and PyLucene projects. Without their tireless efforts, this project would not exist!

Also thanks to everyone in the Open Source and Free Software communities. I really believe the spirit and philosophy of the FLOSS movement will change the world. I am happy to be able to give a little back.

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