[Dovecot] status & use-case of fts_solr?
tss at iki.fi
Fri Oct 9 18:39:21 EEST 2009
On Oct 9, 2009, at 12:41 AM, PGNet Dev wrote:
>>> if the goal is fast, indexed FTS of dovecot IMAP stores from
>>> within a
>>> MUA, is fts_solr even helpful? or is it targeted for web
>>> interfaces to
>>> search ... ?
>> You can add the break-imap-search option and it'll be helpful with
>> MUAs that use IMAP SEARCH command (Thunderbird I think, but not
>> Apple Mail
>> or Outlook).
> Ok, clear. So, from a MUA perspective ... *IS* fts_solr
> faster/better/cheaper/whatever than fts_squat?
Depends on what type of search query the user used.
> It _seems_ that squat is fast,
Is it? With my mails it seems to be pretty slow when updating the
index. I've been thinking of some way to redesign it because of that.
> _does_ substring searches, and _is_
> under your control in dovecot. Life seems simpler, but just as
> functional, with "just squat".
> I'm clearly missing or misunderstanding the "solr advantage" ...
Squat also uses more disk space than Solr, I think.
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