Forum OpenACS Development: Response to OpenACS 4 Search Integration, what should it look like?

Whoa, Don. Take a deep breath. :)

Ignoring the straw men you set up, you're claiming that Jerry is arguing that we not pursue the workable solution we already have.

What he's arguing is instead of locking ourselves into one solution (like aD did with Oracle... sound familiar?) we do it right the first time around and have a search abstraction layer so (a) it's much easier to use other search engines, and (b) we can easily allow an rpc interface. Nobody is saying OpenFTS shouldn't be a search backend, but we shouldn't shortsightedly keep ourselves from using others, either.