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I want to use the Sphinx indexer for searching instead of the fulltext search that comes with Vanilla. I know there's the Sphinx Search plugin, but it's old and unmaintained (I've tried to fix it up a bit, but it's actually quite complex), and I read in another post that the hosted version of Vanilla uses Sphinx. I have looked at the code (I'm primarily a Python dev, my PHP is sketchy), but it doesn't look like it's easy to actually use a different search engine.
@Linc would you be able to give some guidance on potentially how to do it? I'm happy to take a stab at coding it up, but I'd appreciate some pointers in the right direction. Thanks!