Hanno Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 07 Jul 1999 02:51:39 +0200
thanks for the clarifications.
>Right now the development process is fairly free-form. We're progressing
>towards the major goals of the 3.2 release, adding features and killing
>bugs as they come up. Hopefully we'll soon have the architectural
>changes in place and we can plan on a beta release by the end of the
>summer. For a list of open projects, see
><http://dev.htdig.org/projects.html> or ask for suggestions!
Ok, having little time and also being pretty lousy with C (and C++ is
mostly new ground for me), I won't be able to become a main developer.
Sorry about that*.
I wrote a small search engine using perl. It is being used on small web
sites of several clients of the German web agency that I mostly work for.
The reason I joined this mailing list is that I am not very happy with my
own creation. My small search engine works, but it isn't exactly
sophisticated software engineering - it is very slow, has few features,
uses a very simple indexing algorithm and it literally blows up if you
confront it with a medium sized web site.
That's why, after more than a year, I had a second look at ht://dig and
found it be *far* superiour - lightyears ahead, no chance to catch up for
me. (And with the GPL, no reason for me to try.)
I'd like to contribute a few _very small_ ideas that I found useful in my
own application (and will try to implement most of them myself).
These are mostly details in the search result output and a few META-Tags. I
am currently reading the CVS source tree, to avoid making a fool of myself
by suggesting things that are already under way.
(* Last time I joined an open source developer mailing list, I made a
full-mouthed, very big feature suggestion and suddenly was made a main
developer and responsible implementing it. That's why I am a bit more
careful with my words this time...)
-- Hanno Müller, +49-40-5603170, http://www.hanno.de
"We were lookin' for an echo, an answer to our sound." http://casa.home.pages.de
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