Task #2555

Help Online: replace Google Custom Search by another un-branded search

Added by Olivier Hallot over 1 year ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Team - Q4/2018
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Suggested search engine is Elastic search.


#1 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Guilhem Moulin to Olivier Hallot
  • Target version set to Q2/2018

Is that something where we could gather volunteers around, at least for the initial phase of evaluation?
IMHO it's quite some work and just putting that on Guilhem's plate might not work out in the short run
There might also be tools that are more lightweight than Elasticsearch (but I'm no expert)
For the moment, re-assigning to Olivier for further evaluation

#2 Updated by Guilhem Moulin over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Olivier Hallot to Guilhem Moulin

Reassigning to me as it was me asking Olivier to do it during a private IRC chat :-) I don't think it's that much work; there are already plethora of ES-based search engine in the Free Software ecosystem, and deploying one of them is really an infra thing, not something for Olivier or the documentation team. Of course, if someone wants to work on this they're welcome to, but in the end there must be an infra handover, like for other infra-managed services.

Here is an example (just the first I found) of such a query parser that translator to ES queries: . And in action:

#3 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago

Cool, then no objections of course!

#4 Updated by Florian Effenberger 10 months ago

Seems it is taking longer than planned indeed... ;-)
Shall we aim for Q4 then?

#5 Updated by Guilhem Moulin 8 months ago

  • Target version changed from Q2/2018 to Q4/2018

Florian Effenberger wrote:

Seems it is taking longer than planned indeed... ;-)

Didn't have time to get back to it, but I still think it's not much work :-)

#6 Updated by Florian Effenberger about 2 months ago

Any update?
Does it make sense to ask the community for help?

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