This first release of Qercus demonstrates a database that is suitable for academic use and cataloguing collections. It has been designed to be easy to use, yet with the power to allow users to structure their data. Qercus was developed on Kubuntu, but as it uses Qt should be fairly portable. Several types of search are already implemented, but word and phrase searching is on the to-do list.
Presently Qercus uses sqlite3 and Canonical Storm. The next task is to add a text/ phrase searching engine with real-time update. With this facility it should be a very useful program. One strategy is to write a C++ Python extension that incorporates all the database and text indexing facilities. Co-developers with expertise in databases and text search engines would be very welcome.
Installation instructions are in the zip file.
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