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

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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).


  • 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


Better documentation is to come, but in the mean time, please check out the source code as it is well commented and the API is very simple.


TurboLucene is still in early stages of development. Currently it only supports English stemming, etc. It also will only create the index directory in the current working directory and it’s not configurable yet. It has also 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 all these limitations, eventually, but in it’s current state, it satisfies the author’s needs.

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. The TurboLucene mailing list can be found at

That 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.

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