I made some progress with getting Xapian set up, but not to the point where I was all ready to go. I’m not all that familiar with C++ and somehow I lost the will to live somewhere along the way this afternoon.
I should mention PHPDig here because it is a really good product and widely used. However a mysql database is a no-no, as I mentioned earlier.
This leads me back around to ….
The Lucene implementation in the Zend Framework for PHP 5. Wish me luck!
EDIT You can read the follow-up post here