Looks like kat, an attempt to create a native desktop search engine for KDE, has now vanished from the web surface. The old homepages, kat.sourceforge.net and kat.mandriva.com, just show a short note before it links directly to the main page of the former kat sponsor – Mandriva. The note is:
The Kat project web page is closed.
Please contact the author.
Looks like that even the sponsor has dropped kat.
So, with the disappearing of the main project page I guess kat is finally and officially dead – sad, but it pretty much looks like that strigi will be able to provide an even better search system.
The strigi team searches now officially for “crazy search terms” – the idea is that the strigi team wants to know which information you some times would like to have from your search engine. And if this query cannot be done with strigi, the team will try to improve the engine to include this query is well. A way to submit new “crazy queries” is this wiki page.