[aseek-users] Re: [aseek-devel] Sherlock Holmes - very good large scale search engine

From: Kir Kolyshkin (no email)
Date: Thu Oct 03 2002 - 10:17:19 EDT

Jan Karabina wrote:
> I post here info about sherlock1 search engine a long time ago (one
> year?).
> Now, authors has released new, completely rewritten version - sherlock 2.x
> see
> http://www.ucw.cz/holmes/
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/holmes/
> or online at http://www.webfast.cz/ (indexing .cz domain)
> some features i miss in aspseek and sherlock has them:
> VERY configurable, commented source code, documentation, language for
> defining URL filtering rules (very interesting, we should implement
> something similar to aspseek), very modular architecture.

You are welcome to join the development, anything from minor documentation
corrections and additions to massive patches would be great.

> PS:it is distributed under GPL/LGPL for libraries with obscure limitation:
> you are allowed to index max. 100000 documents...(is it GPL compatible?)

Yes, it is GPL compatible. It would also be compatible if you will modify
the source code to remove this limit and distribute a patch or a modified
version under GPL. The bad thing is some engines doesn't scale too well,
so you will need to rewrite the whole thing to have it indexed millions
of URLs. The good thing you don't have to, as we already developed ASPseek

If the thing is under LGPL, you can even make a commercial version out
of it and sell it without releasing the sources :)

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