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[3]: odd inconsistency
by smitty on Thu 18th Jan 2007 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: odd inconsistency"
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I'm not sure you can even compare performance all that usefully since the fixes required to get those extra hits may end up slowing down the app. Still, it was quite impressive for a young project and the developers seem to think the problems were rather minor.

For sure! The report is very useful in showing problems too. The main point that must be addressed the low result count. This is something I was totally unaware of. The reason for that is that I've not come around to writing unit tests to test search reliability. This is the first thing to pay attention to after the KDE metainfo work is finished.

Nevertheless, the overall impression is very good. Most negative points are rather vague and revolve around smaller issues. Please forgive me for being overjoyed at the huge speed differences.


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