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#2 Remove dependance on glimpse

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2002-01-23
2001-06-17
Malcolm Box
No

The current free text search interface relies on the
glimpse package, which is not Free software. Thus we
should try to move to a free work-alike.

Suggestions (from Neil Slater):

I know mngosearch has been suggested before now:

http://search.mnogo.ru/

...as has htdig:

http://www.htdig.org/

However, whilst trying to locate the mngo URL, I
chanced across the
following page which also lists a number of other free
search/indexing
engines:

http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SearchAttachments

Note that there is slightly more to this work than just
ripping out glimpse, although that would be a start.
The current code assumes that the files to be indexed
are stored in a plain directory tree, and therefore
will not work with the CVS or other File backend. This
would really need to be fixed.

Discussion

  • Malcolm Box

    Malcolm Box - 2001-11-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> argggh
     
  • Malcolm Box

    Malcolm Box - 2002-01-23
    • status: open --> closed
     

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