[MediaWiki-l] Mediawiki + Google Search Appliance

Nikolas Everett neverett at wikimedia.org
Tue Dec 2 14:44:55 UTC 2014


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Bill Traynor <btraynor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm working with a client to utilize their Google Search Appliance
> (GSA) for searching within their externally facing customer wiki.  I'm
> required to access the GSA through it's API and pass the following
> parameters:
>
> linkID=10  (this tells the GSA what enterprise site is being searched)
> searchTerm= the query string
> selectionTopic=default_en (returns English results and is constant)
> startNum=0 (the start result number)
>
> I've been trying to get mediawiki-gsa-engine
> (https://code.google.com/p/mediawiki-gsa-engine/) to work
> unsuccessfully.  And it would appear the extension is unmaintained.
>
> What's my path of least resistance here?  Should I simply hack the
> SimpleSearch section of the Vector.php?
>
> I haven't found any other extensions in the wild that integrate with a GSA.
>
> Any advice would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Bill
>

At this point I think the only maintained search backend for Mediawiki is
database backed and CirrusSearch.  CirrusSearch only targets Elasticsearch.

I'm not really sure what the path of least resistance is if you are forced
into GSA.  It might be reviving the extension but it looks like its been
fallow for a long time.

Nik


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