On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 09:06:06AM -0500, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback. Good stuff! What I'd really like to do
> is replace Glimpse entirely as the search engine Wilma uses. Any
> suggestions for a free, reliable, supported, open-source indexer and
> search engine? It might be nice if it was self-contained, but I haven't
Not offhand, but I'd be willing to do some research and make some
recommendations. I'd add ranking and updating (rather than rebuilding
completely) to my wish-list. Back before I discovered Wilma, I was
checking out Swish-E and htdig as well. I liked the fact that they
ranked the results, but Swish-E development seemed a little stale,
and htdig seemed like overkill.
> But Wilma *is* the wrapper. Any request translation should go into
> Wilma, not another layer beneath it. Unless the search engine's syntax
I know, but I tend to like to leave the "real" programs alone and
isolate my abom^H^H^H^Hmodificiations in case there's another release.
Perhaps the best thing is to write a separate subroutine.
> refined it for our own use. If it's really used that much by others, it
> might be worthwhile to continue to develop and enhance. Obviously it's
> going to require some major rework for Mj2 archives, but I (insert usual
> excuses here) to work on it.
I'd certainly like to see development continue. I can't see how
archives are useful without the search facility.