[htdig] RE: [htdig3-dev] Re: Request for a CGI-based admin interface

Subject: [htdig] RE: [htdig3-dev] Re: Request for a CGI-based admin interface
From: Tillman, James (JamesTillman@fdle.state.fl.us)
Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 08:48:08 PST

How about a PERL admin tool that supports both CGI and Tk from the same
code-base? I'm willing to write it.

I had a similar idea a couple of nights ago. I even had a great name for
it: ConfigDig
(And we all know you have to have a cool name before you can even think of
starting to code... ;-)

By the way, I'm neck deep in the PERL-htsearch interface as we speak (you
might remember I was the one who was so gung-ho about creating one), but if
I can just get all these damn dependencies worked out, I think I can get it
to compile!


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Hutchison [mailto:ghutchis@wso.williams.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 11:39 PM
To: htdig@htdig.org; htdig3-dev
Subject: [htdig3-dev] Re: Request for a CGI-based admin interface


One of the complaints I hear periodically is that ht://Dig is a bit
difficult to administer. I've heard more than one person say that
they'd think about writing something to do this, probably web/CGI
based. However, the closest thing that I've seen are modified
"rundig" scripts, including my multidig scripts.

OK, time to put our money where our mouths are. :-)

I was poking around the various open-source development bazaars just
now and I saw two offers for htdig on Cosource.com, one for a SQL
backend and one for using ht://Dig to index KDevelop.

I'll make an additional entry. I'll pony up $75 to see someone write
a useful admin interface for ht://Dig. Minimally, it would be
web-based (preferably in perl), let you handle multiple databases,
add URLs to a database, set a few minimal attributes like
exclude_urls, and mail you when indexing is done with a nice summary

I'll be writing up a slightly more detailed description shortly. I'll
also include links to all three offers in the "Recent News" section
on <http://www.htdig.org/>

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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