[Xapian-discuss] Xapian and Mediawiki?

Richard Boulton richard at lemurconsulting.com
Tue Jun 5 14:21:00 BST 2007

John Pye wrote:
> I wonder if anyone has done any work on integrating Xapian with Mediawiki?
> I've been having trouble with the default MySQL-based search index built
> in to Mediawiki and setting up their recommended Lucene.net solution
> looks a bit arduous.
> I see that some Moin-based wikis have adopted Xapian.

There was a "google summer of code" project last summer which 
implemented a Xapian based search backend for MoinMoin, which is why 
that's happening.  I don't know of anyone doing the same for Mediawiki 
though, unfortunately.

It'd be lovely if someone were to implement a Xapian based search 
backend for Mediawiki.  I'm playing with a dump of the wikipedia data 
for doing some performance tests at present, but that's not quite the 
same thing...


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