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To search or not to search? This is the problem. No, ain't a problem at all. You search, that's it.
No, I'm not talking about women (sic), I'm talking about the search funciton of my site, that is disabled since the move to the new CMS. Is since the beginning of the week that I'm looking for a way to bring that back to life.
The previous search functions used the Ht://Dig engine, that is a good product. Or better, it was. The project seems dead, the last version (a beta) is from 2004 and hasn't released any more versions since. Moreover, that last version (and any other older ones) does not compile with the latest versions of Gcc, so you have to struggle to get it to work.
Sure, a pre-compiled one is distributed with Slackware, but... what I'd like to do is to get this thing a little more integrated with my system, been able to put a search box wherever I want and get the result directly into my code, without having to call an external - static - web page as a wrapper. That's why I'm trying to recompile the thing.
But after a full day spent struggling with this thing (who said that C++ is self-documenting? Liar!) I'm still here with a bunch of files that refuses to make an executable.
Long ago, while I worked for $wesavetheworlddotcom, I've used a nice thing called Asp Seek, but even this seems to be dead in 2003 and, as usual, it doesn't compile.
So I began to think to various alternatives:
Yeah, right. Easy to say. But find one that ain't written in PiHateyouverymuchP, doesn't use Java/Python/Ruby/whattheheck and doesn't require jumping through hoops to integrate with my system that is not so easy.
That is the easy way out. But... I don't like the fact that they put Ads on the result page. Hey, I get it: that's how they makes money, or you pay them. But they makes money and I don't... What did you say? Adding ads to the site? Dude, don't mention it... And there is the other problem: big G works fine if your site is on the internet, but it doesn't if you want to use it on an intranet.
That should be the perfect solution. However, I don't have the time or the will to do it. So I spent the whole day yesterday trying to find a search engine "base" already made to integrate. And I couldn't find anything.
Bah, maybe I'm going to remove the search funciton altogether.
And the search functionality is back on line!
Yep, were you scared? Well, thanks to everyone that spamm.. hemmm... that sent me lots of pointers about search engine projects that weren't dead, in fact I had already began to look at a few and in the end I've picked swish-e as new "search engine".
I've update the source code in SVN with the new 'search' function, now I've to update the documentations and then rebuild the package.Thanks
Comments are added when and more important if I have the time to review them and after removing Spam, Crap, Phishing and the like. So don't hold your breath. And if your comment doesn't appear, is probably becuase it wasn't worth it.
Search engines By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 10:50
Meglio niente che Java? By maxxfi posted 22/07/2009 10:59
@ maxxfi By Davide Bianchi posted 22/07/2009 18:13
@ Davide Bianchi By Sottilette posted 23/07/2009 13:08
@ Davide Bianchi By Anonymous coward posted 23/07/2009 17:08
Ricerca... By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 11:05
@ Anonymous coward By Davide Bianchi posted 22/07/2009 18:14
perl search engines By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 11:09
CLucene? By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 11:09
search engine By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 11:20
@ Anonymous coward By Davide Bianchi posted 22/07/2009 18:17
Ai provato... By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 11:41
dai un occhio a questo .... By Luigi posted 22/07/2009 11:56
Questo? By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 12:18
...ma no, dai....... By Oriano posted 22/07/2009 13:39
@ Oriano By Davide Bianchi posted 22/07/2009 18:18
Indicizzatori e motori di ricerca By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 15:06
search engine By Anonymous coward posted 22/07/2009 16:21
Viene da chiedersi... By dpantaleo posted 24/07/2009 18:51
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