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Release of 3.2.0b5
lha - 2003-11-10 03:57 - ht://Dig
After being asked "Is ht://Dig dead?" once too often, the ht://Dig group is very happy to announce the release of ht://Dig version 3.2.0b5. This fourth beta release of 3.2 (yes, 3.2.0b4 was cancelled) should fix all bugs in previous 3.2 releases and indtroduces a few new features. As a beta release, it has not received exhaustive testing. However, we believe it to be almost stable enough for production use, and hope that you consider giving it a try to provide feedback.
The ht://Dig system is a complete world wide web indexing and
searching system for a domain or intranet. This system
is not meant to replace the need for
powerful internet-wide search systems like Lycos, Infoseek,
Google and AltaVista. Instead it is meant to cover the
search needs for a single company, campus, or even a
particular sub section of a web site.
As opposed to some WAIS-based or web-server based search engines, ht://Dig can easily span several web servers. The type of these different web servers doesn't matter as long as they understand common protocols like HTTP.
ht://Dig was developed at San Diego State University as a way to search the various web servers on the campus network. Here are some examples of the application of ht://Dig on the SDSU network:
Many different types of searches can be set up using only a single search database. For example, the online documentation search above uses the same database as the campus main search. The difference between the searches is that the documentation search will only show results related to the online documentation.