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: Well one thing is obvious
by anda_skoa on Thu 18th Jan 2007 19:23 UTC in reply to "Well one thing is obvious"
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If there's one thing that this report makes absolutely clear, it's that managed environments like Mono and Java have absolutely no place in the world of low-level userspace daemons

True, however I found it quite awesome how fast the Java index starts up after the first time (startup times diagram, page 10)

I hope that they could work out a common search API

There is a lively discussion about this on teh main freedesktop.org mailinglist, starting back in November and still continuing (subject "Simple search API"):
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2006-November/thread.html

I don't know whether the author of Strigi has similar plans

Well, Strigi already indexes metadata and I think there is a goal to make it collaborate with Nepomuk's data relation framework

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