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by timp
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL

Although much of what I write these days is not OOP, because it's buried inside a CMS, I've been using it for years. (I was shocked to find that new graduates out of university hadn't even studied the topic, at the time). I would tend towards having an object that represents the database, possibly t...
by timp
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: New search interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: New search interface?

Sorry, I haven't gotten very deeply into the code yet.

Does that mean it would be relatively straightforward to split the search into service and presentation components?

Tim
by timp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: New search interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 834

New search interface?

Sphider was written in the days before CMS were common (I used it back then) and is therefore not designed to work within one. This is fine for the 'back end' process but quite difficult for the search function. I've used some javascript to make it work within a iframe in MODx. (See challengenews.on...
by timp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL

I downloaded all the version 2.0 varieties to see what is different. I think you may have created quite a 'rod for your back'. I use BeyondCompare for comparing text files. I haven't got far because there are so many sections that look like they are functionally identically but flow differently. It'...
by timp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Sphider Help
Topic: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Sphider can work with databases other than MySQL

I finally got registered, although I can't connect from my home computer at present. You might want to look at http://xpdo.org . I think it may smooth the differences more. I am curious as to why you are creating multiple versions. It seems like that would create a lot of extra work, making sure the...