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02 June 2010, 1:20 AM

Hello,

I am currently working on a search plugin using the Sphinx full-text search engine.

http://sphinxsearch.com/index.html

Primarily it will work as a drop-in replacement for the internal plugin, but other features should be easy to implement. For example, finding friends from the user's own institution might be useful at some situations.

Please let me know what you think.

anonymous profile picture
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13 June 2010, 4:46 AM

i am asking about integrating this search plugin onto mahara

 

anonymous profile picture
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08 July 2010, 7:35 AM

Dear Antti,

I work for the University of Vienna, Austria, and we are starting to use Mahara at our University. We are highly interested in your search plugin. My colleague, Birgit Peterson, has already told me about your project and that you might have a first version available in August?

Please keep me informed about the progress of your project.

best regards

    Juergen Zimmer

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19 August 2010, 4:28 AM

The first version of the plugin is ready. You can download it here:

http://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=17706

See the included README file for instructions.

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19 August 2010, 8:28 AM

Hi Antti,

I added the German langpack translation in the feedback of your view ;-)

Feel free to ask for any enhancement strings.

Cheers

Heinz

anonymous profile picture
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19 August 2010, 8:39 AM

When trying to download the plugin, I get the message that the view is not available to me . . .

anonymous profile picture
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20 August 2010, 12:54 AM

Thank you Heinz for your translation. I have included it in the package.

Caryn: That's odd. It should be a public view.

anonymous profile picture
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20 August 2010, 8:27 AM

Antti, I was able to get to this by going to your profile and clicking on the view link from there. Thanx. Caryn

anonymous profile picture
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11 September 2010, 9:28 PM

Hi Antti,

Thanks for creating this plugin, it is a feature many have been looking for.

Is anyone working on the Postgres version / patch?

All of my Mahara instances are running Postgres and i'd really like to try it out.

anonymous profile picture
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06 October 2010, 5:17 AM

I have updated the plugin to be compatible with Mahara 1.3. There are also changes to sphinx.conf file. If you are updating from the previous version you should check the differences between the config files.

Available here:
http://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=17706

I noticed that the search plugin option is missing from the site configuration page.  The form element  is commented out for some reason. I think it can be safely restored.

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