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Re: Our Discussion on Fedora-docs [Fwd: Re: Fedora Documentation Search Engine]



On Saturday 29 Jan 2005 07:02, David L Norris wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 15:27 +0000, Gavin Henry wrote:
> > I thought that maybe you guys would have some input on this?
> >
> > > We heavily use Swish-e (www.swish-e.org) for the fileservers we
> > > install.
> >
> > This can handle html, xhtml, txt, pdf and the like.
> >
> > I've just looked at the page now, but it looks like a very useful bit of
> > software.
>
> Swish-e doesn't support incremental indexing very well (yet).  Right now
> you're looking at a complete reindex every night or at least after every
> change.  Swish-e doesn't support Unicode.  Although we've been
> discussing (on swishe-cvs list and privately) a major overhaul for
> Swish-e 3.0 to fix those things and remove the legacy Swish code.  We
> could use the help of a developer who is familiar with porting
> applications to Unicode.
>
> Swish-e Resources:
>   http://swish-e.org/
>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/swishe/
>   http://swishewiki.org/
>
> Also, Josh Rabinowitz wrote a Perl script called sman which uses
> libswish-e and SWISH::API to provide a more featureful replacement to
> apropos.
>
> If there's interest in getting Swish-e into Fedora Extras then I'd be
> willing to commit any required changes upstream.  There are a few Perl
> issues that have kept me from completing the RPMs.  SWISH::API is
> particularly difficult to package because it assumes libswish-e is
> already installed.

I would be very interested in getting it into Extras and even help with the 
incremental stuff.

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