On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, Earl Robinson wrote:
> Regarding new versions of Swish[-e|++].. Is anyone planning to move features
> of swish++ into the swish-e codebase.
I'm not; I have no idea what other people's plans are.
> I want to use Swish++ with Autoswish.
(In what follows, preceed everything with "IMHO.")
I see no reason for AutoSWISH to exist (which is why I didn't
write an equivalent for SWISH++). It appears to be simply a
web wrapper around SWISH-E to solve the problem of you having
to RTFM to learn how to use the command-line options and config
files. (SWISH++ doesn't use config files so, in some sense,
it's simpler to use.) I don't consider that a worthy problem to
If you can download a tar file, untar it, set compilation
options, tweak makefiles, and build and install the software,
you presumeably have enough of the right background experience
to be able to use SWISH++ via the command-line (or writing a
simple makefile or cronjob to automate your own task).
The *searching* part needs custom web wrappers; the *indexing*
part doesn't; or am I missing something?
P.S.: SWISH++ users have submitted suggestions (and even
patches in some cases!) for enhancements to SWISH++. Nobody to
date has written an AutoSWISH equivalent. My conclusion is
that it's not needed by the people whom SWISH++ is targeted at.
Received on Mon Nov 2 09:26:09 1998