Hello list, I am newbe with ruby rails, and I want to now if is it possible de access indexes created with Ferret using acts_as_ferret (I assume that we can do that) Links to some good tutorials will be welcome thanks
on 2008-10-15 13:21
on 2008-10-15 14:33
Question is a bit unclear, you want just to use Ferret for indexing? Yes that's possible. You want to do anything else with those indexes? Tell us, what you want to do. But I would recommend using Sphinx instead of Ferret. People had quite some trouble with Ferret, everything working fine in development, but as soon as they went into production, the thing was troublesome to get working on the server and in several cases keywords where not added to the index with no obvious reason. In our company we had worked on another companies project, kind of image search with tags. They had 150.000 images, of which 30.000 where missing in the index. Rebuilding the index was no help at all. Switching to Sphinx solved the problem in no time at all. Search this forum if you want to know more, there where quite some discussions going about this. http://www.sphinxsearch.com/ http://blog.evanweaver.com/files/doc/fauna/ultrasp... http://kpumuk.info/ror-plugins/using-sphinx-search...
on 2008-10-15 15:11
Hello! Thank you for your response! > You want to do anything else with those indexes? Tell us, what you > want to do. > > But I would recommend using Sphinx instead of Ferret. > People had quite some trouble with Ferret, everything working fine in > development, No! I can not use Sphinx because I already have write an index/serach application using ferret in order to index some documents for my company! What I want to do is to open the indexes I will create with my application inside a ruby rails web application and I want to know if I can load them using acts_as_ferret! In all the acts_as_ferret tutorials, they show how we can create and serach in indexes created with acts_as_ferret itself. Is there a mean to create an index with acts_as_ferret in a ruby rails web application using an already existing index created by ferret in order to offer a web interface for the serach operation. You will agree that offering a command line for a simple user to search is not a ver goos idea > http://www.sphinxsearch.com/http://blog.evanweaver...... PS: thank you for the links Cheers
on 2008-10-16 13:12
Some help will be very very welcome! cheers