[FoRK] any IM experts here

Ken Meltsner <meltsner at alum.mit.edu> on Wed Mar 28 23:53:21 PDT 2007

Nutch + Carrot?  It's a nice combination since Nutch is a good
straightforward search engine and Carrot gives you spiffy clustering
capabilities.    Nutch is nearing its 1.0 release (0.9 is coming soon)
so it's probably almost ready for prime time.



If you don't like the indexing component (Lucene), you could probably
reuse the other parts of Nutch: the distributed store and the
map-reduce system (Hadoop), the crawler and filters, etc.

Of course, it's Java, which may trigger certain allergies.

[Experience is a year or two old, from another prototype effort/proof
of concept which went nowhere, although I did like the combination of
Davenport (a CIFS<->Web server) and Nutch.]

Ken "I've abandoned or failed to follow through on more ideas than
most people have had" Meltsner

On 3/29/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> I assume that you mean something like Meebo, Kool-IM, etc.
> http://wwwl.meebo.com/index-en.html
> http://www.koolim.com
> I've built mainly servers, and very specialized client code.  A few
> years ago, I did build a web client using a frame that processed
> streaming javascript.  It was kind of cool in that it allowed on-the-fly
> translation in each direction (using public translation engines).
> Given libraries that communicate to those services properly (is that war
> finally over??), arrangements (if still needed) with services to allow
> many connections and/or messages through a small number of IP addresses,
> and a small set of features (not video, direct file transfer, etc.), it
> shouldn't take more than a month of solid work by 1 or 2 developers to
> get the main functionality done.  Another month or two would be needed
> to get true scalability.  Polishing and extra features would follow.
> For various reasons, I've been looking at what it would take to create a
> complete, scalable search engine.  Not Google exactly, but something
> more than a toy.  There's a lot available for the crawling, indexing,
> and basic search functionality.  The search engine seems pretty straight
> forward to scale also.
> sdw
> Sat N wrote:
> > any one who has built an IM client?
> >
> > How long does it take to build a scalable web based IM client that can
> > talk to Yim, MSN, AIM and Gtalk?
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