Forum OpenACS Q&A: The New OpenFTS

Posted by Neophytos Demetriou on
The OpenFTS project is glad to announce a pre-alpha release of OpenFTS-PERL v.0.33. Currently, it is only available from CVS. Dan Wickstrom is going to port the new version to TCL. I suggest you pay a visit to and subscribe to our new mailing list. From now on, OpenFTS is based on tsearch -- a recently released contrib module for PostgreSQL.

For those of you who never heart of OpenFTS before: OpenFTS is a PostgreSQL-based full text search engine that provides advanced features such as online indexing of data, relevance ranking, proximity ranking, multilingual support and stemming. Eventhough, the OpenACS architecture support multiple search engines, it seems that most PostgreSQL users are satisfied with OpenFTS.

I know that some of you are using OpenFTS for your personal or company projects and some of you plan to use it with the upcoming OpenACS beta. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to contribute code, success stories and/or feedback.