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-- StanleyKnutson - 17 Aug 2005

Thanks Stanley for contributing and sharing this add-on smile

JosMaccabiani and StanleyKnutson: I added both of you to the TWikiCommunityGroup so that you can rename and delete content. Please review the doc on that topic.

-- PeterThoeny - 17 Aug 2005

Stanley, this looks tremendously interesting. How big a TWiki have you tried it on? What's the load like when the index is being built?

  • StanleyKnutson : The twiki used has ~3000 topics and attachments. I have twiki and the indexing on the same machine (no network issues). Load is about 8-10% CPU for the entire hour or so it takes. IMPORTANT: we use speedy-cgi with twiki, it is noticably slower without it.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 17 Aug 2005

The current version (2.4.3) doesn't support incremental indexing, but their development notes state that one of the goals for 2.4.4 is:

  • Stabilize the --enable-incremental (BTREE) feature.

-- JosMaccabiani - 17 Aug 2005

The attachment generates an error. gunzip finds a tar but the tar won't untar.

  • StanleyKnutson : Better to use tar xvfz (on linux) to untar and unzip at the same time.

-- MichaelLoflin - 25 Aug 2005

it might be worth trying to gunzip twice, it could be that it's a case of PluginAddonsCorruptWhenDownloading

-- JosMaccabiani - 25 Aug 2005

Hi MichaelLoflin, Just do the following ( I did it on linux)!

[1]. gunzip exmple-swish-scripts.tgz
[2]. mv exmple-swish-scripts.tar exmple-swish-scripts.gz
[3]. gunzip exmple-swish-scripts.gz
[4]. mv exmple-swish-scripts exmple-swish-scripts.tar
[5]. tar xvf exmple-swish-scripts.tar

BTW-- I have spent more than 1 hr 30 minutes, could not use this plugin... i have to retry it agin. * StanleyKnutson: Please elaborate on the problems you found -- I have added documentation on how to test the spidering, which is where the main problems arise.
-- SopanShewale - 26 Aug 2005

It took me about 10 hours to set up swish to index twiki in the first place.
-- StanleyKnutson - 28 Aug 2005

I'm able to setup Swish-E with my TWiki installation. Does anyone have an integrated solution for the Swish-E search and search result pages, so that they look like just another TWiki topic/page? The seamless integration is beyond my expertise. Thanks.

-- MarkusTjahjadi - 04 Nov 2005

I installed Swish-E however it only indexes the main page from the Main web. Any ideas what I need to do to get it index all pages and all webs

-- DavidCowley - 01 Feb 2006

I've created a topic on Codev.IndexingTWiki to discuss support for this add-on.

-- ArthurClemens - 11 Mar 2006

Stanley, I added a SHORTDESCRIPTION to the "Add-On Info" section so that this add-on is represented properly in the AddOnPackage topic and query topics. Please feel free to take this into the next release.

-- PeterThoeny - 04 Nov 2006

I looked at installing this add-on. It appears to have been abandoned by it's author. The instructions are really only suitable for an expert admin, and installation is a bit of a pig. I would warn anyone without strong admin skills to avoid this add-on until it is repackaged properly. Also, it really needs to use a proper twiki crawler, such as that in the PublishContrib, instead of indexing via http requests.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 11 Dec 2006

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