Jose Manuel Ruiz wrote:
> As you know, I have made several modifications to swish-e.
> I think the package is complete to satisfy my own requirements
I agree. This will be a major improvement.
> 2 - More data types. swish-e only searchs for words. What about
> date an numeric data?. There is no way now to extract data
> between two dates.
That might be feasible. I don't know how useful it would be. Searching
date could be handy. I'm not sure how reliable that would be with the
many conflicting date-time formats.
> 3 - A perl/php module/library?
A PHP/4 module is definitely on my list. I think that could be done as
a seperate project or code base without any problem. My intention has
been to create a PHP module in C and a loadable set of PHP
functions/classes which provides similar functionality (where the
swish-e executable is the only option). That way you can use the same
front-end scripts whether you have a SWISH-E binary with PHP code or the
SWISH-E PHP module written purely in C.
A PERL module would be a great addition, as well.
SWISH-E itself should be easy to link to various frontends. I have been
messing around with GTK+ for a few days. I am going to try to build a
simple filesystem "find" utility with SWISH-E.
> 4 - A server?
I like this idea. But, the number of people who have permission to
install a server process are greatly limited. A HTTPD-embedded module
(i.e. a PHP SWISH module) are really the only things which would greatly
benefit from this. This, of course, would allow persistent connections
and maybe some sort of caching and better logging.
> 5 - A get document option with some type of word highlighting?
I think maybe this would be best left to a front-end. Although, a good
example web-interface application/tutorial is sorely needed. The PERL
and PHP scripts some of us have written are nice, however, they do not
provide much guidance on creating a custom interface.
> 6 - Better sorting of results. Now there is only a descending sort.
I think this is a reasonably low priority feature. It can easily be
done in post processing. But, it might be nice to have.
> Any comments?
More than I can remember ;-)
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Received on Fri Jun 9 10:41:51 2000