[Koha] Why are there 2 versions?

Chris Cormack chris at bigballofwax.co.nz
Tue Jun 7 09:16:02 NZST 2011

On 7 June 2011 09:10, Paul Poulain <paul.poulain at biblibre.com> wrote:
> Le 03/06/2011 21:06, Paul a écrit :
>> Quite frankly, my only
>> concern at this point is to get rid of Zebra and integrate different search
>> methodology which is apparently not high on the Koha horizon;
> Hi Paul, here is Paul ;-)
> This is high on BibLibre list, definetly ! we are convinced that
> switching to a new search engine like solR is a must. And we've 2
> libraries that have sponsored this work. That won't be in 3.6 (I think),
> but I think it should/must be in a 4.0 version (reminder : we switched
> from v1 to v2 then v3 when a major structural change has been done (v1->
> v2 = MARC support, v2-> v3 = zebra search engine).
> We started a thread about this switch to explain the limits we see with
> zebra, have organised meetings, some ppl have tested what we did (thx
> thomas ;-) ), we will probably speak about that on koha-devel in some
> weeks (during/after summer ?)

I concur, supporting other fulltext search engines is definitely for
Koha, im still hoping for 3.6 .. but Paul might be right it might need
to wait for 4.0.

But definitely keep an eye out on koha-devel. The only contention is
how to achieve it, not whether to achieve it :)


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