Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Need help with Site-wide-search and search packages

Posted by Don Baccus on
"Site-wide search is the king of all packages.
The Goal

The goal is to to implement a well-performing and feature-rich site-wide-search solution for OpenACS based on Oracle Intermedia (or Oracle Text for the 9i people)"

So the king of all packages will be Oracle-only?

We need a search solution that works for both RDBMS's, which implies an approach similar to the non-Oracle search package ... separation of search UI and search engine.

Posted by Dirk Gomez on
My proposal would be portable to PostgreSQL without much trouble and is based to large part on things like et al.

But (as posted here or somewhere else on Work is on hold anyway.

Don, OpenACS isn't, but definitely is Oracle-only, right?

From reading it, Dirk's title on that working paper, "... specifically in AIESEC.NET", is accurate but the description he gave when linking to it above, "OpenACS Search proposal", definitely is not. It is only about AIESEC's website, and is very brief even on that; it doesn't really touch on the bigger OpenACS-in-general picture at all.

Dirk, it would be quite useful if you could extend that paper into a "Site-Wide Search in AIESEC.NET, and in OpenACS in general" proposal, with compare and contrast between AIESEC and OpenACS, practical lessons learned from AIESEC and/or other live sites, etc.