On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, Dan Brickley wrote:
> 2. Paul swallows his pride and admits that some of his messages to the
> SWISH-E mailing list might have erred on the side of arrogance,
This has nothing to do with pride. In a previous follow-up to
this thread, I freely admitted that I often come off as
> and that splitting the development trajectory and developer community for
> SWISH would be an unfortunate outcome.
It was split when I released SWISH++. I *had* to write SWISH++
to solve my problem because no other freely-available indexing
and search engine would.
I've stated before that SWISH-E and SWISH++ are unrelated
except for a similar name (I didn't feel like spending lots of
my time trying to think of a catchy name) and the generosity of
the SWISH-E mailing list maintainers to permit messages
So the issue is not about a split, but rather a merger. Since
SWISH-E and SWISH++ are unrelated, why not ask if SWISH-E can
be merged with glimpse? Or <insert search engine here>?
(Glimpse does have a few nice features of its own that neither
SWISH-E nor SWISH++ have, e.g., finding misspelled words,
regular expressions, incremental indexing, etc.)
(From observation, 99% of the messages regard SWISH-E. This
shouldn't be too surprising since that's what the list is for;
but it does make me wonder why there isn't more traffic on
SWISH++. It's either because the number of people who are
using SWISH++ is extremely small or that SWISH++ compiles,
installs, and works "out of the box" and that the documentation
is clear thus nobody needs to ask questions. I have received
private correspondence from several SWISH++ users and even a
few patches, however, some there are some SWISH++ users out
> 3. We all look seriously at integration of some swish-e innovations ...
> spidering ... in a swish++ context ...
I don't understand why you (presumeably as a webmaster for your
website) wants to use a spider to index somebody else's web
Received on Mon Nov 2 12:21:29 1998