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Old 08-22-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Talking Unified Search Engine - Powered by Witsbits!

I managed to talk Witsbits into supporting the project by means of code storage and site hosting! They are interested in this
and seemed very positive! The Java client code will thus be resident in an SVN trunk on their servers, as well as the page which will be
the search engine once everything is complete.

Their goodwill surely gave the project a leap forward since all logistic problems are practically out of the world. All that remains now is some
happy coding (on way) and more ebook publishers to hook up.

Also some news on the project: I have mailed the API specification to the publishers (that have answered so far) and things are looking bright.
Any day now things should start getting serious.

PS: If you are thinking about eBook publishing but have no servers, take a look at Witsbits

/Gf

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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wow !! gianfranco, i'm really amazed at how this brilliant project is going !! thank you so much for taking it on and advancing it so quickly ! i think everyone is going to get a lot of use from this search engine, it's really lacking for ebooks. karma for you, definitely !
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Er... Java client? I hope it doesn't mean the search engine will requite browsers with Java support...
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:04 AM   #4
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Er... Java client? I hope it doesn't mean the search engine will requite browsers with Java support...
Do not worry , it will be a downloadable GPL standalone commandline client which can be downloaded.

The site will only use php and html.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:05 AM   #5
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wow !! gianfranco, i'm really amazed at how this brilliant project is going !! thank you so much for taking it on and advancing it so quickly ! i think everyone is going to get a lot of use from this search engine, it's really lacking for ebooks. karma for you, definitely !
Well, thanks, I sat there thinking "someone ought to do a search engine ... " and all these years, someone has always been someone else. This time I figured it should be me

"If you want corn - plant corn "
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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Well, thanks, I sat there thinking "someone ought to do a search engine ... " and all these years, someone has always been someone else. This time I figured it should be me

"If you want corn - plant corn "
words to live by ! and bravo again.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:54 AM   #7
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... , it will be a downloadable GPL standalone commandline client which can be downloaded ...
Good, because I hate undownloadable GPL standalone comandline clients which can be downloaded, not to mention downloadable GPL standalone comandline clients which can't be downloaded. Downloadable stuff that can be downloaded is everywhere you wanna be, baby!

(Hah! Make fun of my wise owls, will ye? Then FEEL THE WRATH OF MY GRAMMATICAL PEDANTRY, GIANFRANCO! [insert evil laugh])


In other news...nice work, mate. Very impressive.

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #8
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Hehe I might have got a bit carried away by the downloadability.
The Java client is being worked on as you read this (provided you read this at the appropriate day of the week and within the proper time-frame), so, when it is done, I'll post a link / zip with manual etc.

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:29 AM   #9
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What browsers do NOT have Java support?
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:40 AM   #10
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Quite a few.
E.g. all kinds of special browsers. Apart from that - my browser. I dont like Java Plugins so I have disabled it in my browser.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:57 PM   #12
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That's why HTML and PHP will be used.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:47 AM   #13
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For those of you thinking that this whole project is dead because I have not posted in a while: you are wrong.

I am coding on the client and waiting for more replies from the publishers,
a lot of them are on vacation, so it might take some weeks before it is all wrapped up and done.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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thanks gianfranco for the update ! it's good to know how things are going.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:33 PM   #15
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Well, still not hosted by Witsbits , but still I released a beta tonight

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28366
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