Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jan 2007 15:11 UTC, submitted by Torsten Rahn
Benchmarks "A number of search engines are available for the Gnome and KDE desktop environments, many based around the open source Lucene search engine. It would be tremendous if we could adopt one of these search engines for the Gnome platform, so we can provide the type of integrated search experience for our users that they really need, irrespective of which distort they are using. So to help in this assessment we have carried out a comparison of four different Unix based indexers [.pdf]."
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RE: not perfect but still nice
by meebee on Thu 18th Jan 2007 17:38 UTC in reply to "not perfect but still nice"
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While I think, strigi is nice and has potential, it proved to be horribly unstable (0.3.11) in my own tests, left around many zombies etc.
It still has a lot of rough edges.
I also can't confirm, that tracker is 40x slower. It is a bit slower, but more in the region of 20% to 30% (*not* times).
Also, what is it good for to be lightning fast when your search results are not good?
Again, strigi seems to be a very young project, so there is hope that these issues are fixed.

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