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Want to try CirrusSearch, MediaWiki's new search engine?
I apologise for only being able to write this message in English. I would be very grateful if someone could translate this message.
CirrusSearch has a lot of advantages over the current search engine LuceneSearch, including:
- Cirrus can expand templates. so the text of a template that's in an article will be found when searching.
- Cirrus updates its search index more often. That means changes to articles will be reflected in search results much faster.
- Cirrus supports different languages better than LuceneSearch. Our other early adopters (e.g. Bengali Wikipedia) have so far been happy with the new search.
If you agree to be early adopters, CirrusSearch will be run alongside the current search, so you can use both old and new search to test CirrusSearch. Eventually, CirrusSearch will be deployed to all wikis and replace the current search. By trying it out earlier, you can help us make it better for everyone, and make sure that it meets your needs. If you'd prefer to wait until we begin deploying it everywhere else, then that's okay too.
If you have any questions, please leave a message on my talk page on mediawiki.org here.
CirrusSearch deployed as secondary search engine
Once again, I apologise for only being able to write this message in English, and would appreciate translations.
We've deployed CirrusSearch as a secondary search engine to this wiki. If you want to continue to use the current search engine, LuceneSearch, continue as normal and you won't notice any difference. If you wish to test CirrusSearch, then perform your search as normal and afterwards place
&srbackend=CirrusSearch on the end of the URL.
We would love to get any feedback you might have. If you want to give feedback, please leave a message on my talk page on mediawiki.org here.