Active Search


#1

Issue:

I am trying to get a good quality search capability across our site. I
ran across ActiveSearch
(http://julik.textdriven.com/svn/tools/rails_plugins/simple_search/)
which seems to be a better solution for us than SimpleSearch (and
SearchGenerator) as it is more than just word based. However, I am
unable to get the project built and being fairly new to Ruby / Rails I’m
a little at a loss. My first choice would be a magic gem install (if it
exists), but if I really need to build it on my own I am up to the task.
My issue right now is a problem in the build with a dependency on
ActiveRecord code. I have downloaded that but am now having issues
installing it as well. Any guidance would be great - thanks.


Brad Eck
Sr. Software Engineer
Pelco
3500 Pelco Way
Clovis, CA 93612
Office - 800-289-9100
Email - removed_email_address@domain.invalid BLOCKED::mailto:removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#2

Unless you want to stick with ActiveSearch, I would recommend Ferret:

http://ferret.davebalmain.com/trac/

Cheers,

Matthieu R…