On 24/01/07, Tangotango <tangotango(a)wikignome.net> wrote:
Ironically, I'm currently in the process of
developing a full-text (i.e.,
image titles and descriptions) gallery-based search engine for images on
Commons. The code and interface has been there since December, it just needs
frequent updating of the index and moving to the toolserver, and a few more
tweaks. Although I can't make any promises, I expect the tool to be up and
running by mid-February.
A lot of attention suddenly. :) Any chance you could make it a
full-blown extension rather than a toolserver job? (
We already have a lot of super-useful/critical tools relying on the
toolserver, and as we can well see, it's not always so
reliable...anything super-useful/critical is best off ultimately as
part of MediaWiki.
Wait, that was the original point to my post! ;)
Anyway I and the other Commoners will await such developments with interest.