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[2]: not perfect but still nice
by Jamie on Thu 18th Jan 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "RE: not perfect but still nice"
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I also can't confirm, that tracker is 40x slower.

I can confirm its most definitely not!

The article in question tested the ancient 0.5.0 release of tracker which was the first version to include our new indexer framework which was completely unoptimised.

The lastest release, 0.5.3, is tons faster and should be much closer to strigi. We are doing some more optimisation work in the next version so will be interesting to see how they compare then.

Note also strigi does not currently do any string processing like stemming so it lacks the ability to do accurate searches on plurals and stems. This might account for its impressive raw speed as well so we really need to see strigi get features like this to do a more "fair" comparison.

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but strigi does create a md5 (or something) hash for every file it indexes, to find duplicates. doe tracker do that?

btw good to hear tracker is getting some performance improvements ;)

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