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Alfa1
14 Jul 2010, 13:25
Has anyone looked into modifying the Sphinx search add-on, so that it can be used for vb 3.8? I know there is a $2.000 addon that's ready to go, but prefer a free or cheaper solution.

Ryan Ashbrook
15 Jul 2010, 19:45
I highly doubt you can reverse engineer the current Sphinx solution to work with 3.8 without rewriting at least 50% to 75% of it.

You -may- be able to write a compatibility layer to coax 3.8 into using the current solution, but even then it probably won't perform as well as it should.

Alfa1
16 Jul 2010, 16:44
Is there another solution for sphinx on vb 3.8 that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

Lynne
16 Jul 2010, 17:04
There is a thread here all about Sphinx Search (sorry, I'm stuck on dial-up and I'm not gonna search for it) and I'm pretty sure everything you would need to implement sphinx on your 3.x board is in there. It will require file edits however, not a nice easy product like in 4.x.

gamerfu
19 Jul 2010, 10:19
This thread needs to be stickied. I know a lot of us where thinking the same thing. :D

prandah
24 Oct 2011, 12:31
yes waiting vb sphinx for vb3 :)

Chris8
28 Oct 2011, 03:00
ditto :rolleyes:

lauxanh
10 Feb 2012, 20:55
i want this one too, willing to pay reasonable amount.
Thanks

Alfa1
11 Feb 2012, 03:16
Shawn (Digitalpoint) has informed me that over 300 hours went into the development of his sphinx search. So sphinx search for vb3 would be quite expensive, unless a good number of people chip in. So for a cheap coder to create this, we are talking over 10k. So if 20 people would chip in, that would be 500 each.

zylstra
20 Sep 2012, 19:14
There is a thread here all about Sphinx Search (sorry, I'm stuck on dial-up and I'm not gonna search for it) and I'm pretty sure everything you would need to implement sphinx on your 3.x board is in there...
Lynne, I've looked for this discussion that you are referencing but didn't find it. Will you post a link to it now (that presumably you have a faster connection)?

I know there is a $2.000 addon that's ready to go, but prefer a free or cheaper solution.
Alfa1, which addon are you referring to?

Alfa1
21 Sep 2012, 01:57
Axivo's Searchlight.

Lynne
21 Sep 2012, 03:06
Lynne, I've looked for this discussion that you are referencing but didn't find it. Will you post a link to it now (that presumably you have a faster connection)?

Then you didn't search very hard since it is the third thread to come up:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=127868&highlight=sphinx

zylstra
21 Sep 2012, 06:31
It wasn't for me:

Lynne
21 Sep 2012, 18:57
I always search Titles Only on key search words and that is how it came up for me.

zylstra
21 Sep 2012, 19:05
Good call; titles is the way to go.

Mecho
10 Dec 2012, 23:41
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=127868&highlight=sphinx

The orban's thread (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=127868&highlight=sphinx) and of course his first post is not fully without any errors as i know and i found that by the replies on his threads . many tricks are require to install that on 3.8.x .

I'm wondering why none will create a Article with simple instruction like this one (https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php/350427-Sphinx-search-BETA-for-vBulletin-4-0) so everyone can follow the steps and make a clean install and setup.

i don't mind to pay someone to create that instruction and share with everyone here.