I'm not trying to ignite a fleme war, or get people into a personal
defense. I mostly need to deal with the web search part. The two things
that _I_ am looking for are:
1. Something that can reasonably indexing ~500MB of data.
2. A straightforward toolkit for putting that index in a web page and
returning results in a clean, consistent manner.
I see swish++ as solving the first requirement, and autoswish for the
I'm not asking Paul to devote his time to solve my problem. I appreciate
that he's put in the time he has to make swish++ in the first place. It's
a good program, and It wworks as advertised. My problem is that between
the three packages [swish-e|swish++|Autoswish] I've got all of my
requirement, but they don't all work together. I think many people would
benefit if they did. IMHO combining the two is the best solution. i.e.
FORKING IS BAD.
Can't we all just get along??
Paul J. Lucas
>On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, Earl Robinson wrote:
>> Regarding new versions of Swish[-e|++].. Is anyone planning to move features
>> of swish++ into the swish-e codebase.
> I'm not; I have no idea what other people's plans are.
>> I want to use Swish++ with Autoswish.
> (In what follows, preceed everything with "IMHO.")
> I see no reason for AutoSWISH to exist (which is why I didn't
> write an equivalent for SWISH++). It appears to be simply a
> web wrapper around SWISH-E to solve the problem of you having
> to RTFM to learn how to use the command-line options and config
> files. (SWISH++ doesn't use config files so, in some sense,
> it's simpler to use.) I don't consider that a worthy problem to
> be solved.
> If you can download a tar file, untar it, set compilation
> options, tweak makefiles, and build and install the software,
> you presumeably have enough of the right background experience
> to be able to use SWISH++ via the command-line (or writing a
> simple makefile or cronjob to automate your own task).
> The *searching* part needs custom web wrappers; the *indexing*
> part doesn't; or am I missing something?
> - Paul
> P.S.: SWISH++ users have submitted suggestions (and even
> patches in some cases!) for enhancements to SWISH++. Nobody to
> date has written an AutoSWISH equivalent. My conclusion is
> that it's not needed by the people whom SWISH++ is targeted at.
Received on Mon Nov 2 10:07:31 1998