Yes! Orca PHP Search 3.0 is finally in development. The 3.0 version is a complete recode. Everything from 2.x was tossed and started from scratch. For now it's working well enough that I've made it the default search engine on this site, so try the search and see how you like it! Be sure to let me know if you find any bugs or strangenesses.
Note: The Ringmaker script has aged badly, and I haven't gotten enough feedback on it to continue development to keep it functioning. If you still use it and require an updated version, please contact me and maybe we can work something out. As of now, I'm no longer offering it for download.
The Orca Ringmaker allows you to host a full-featured webring on your site using PHP and MySQL. Many intuitive options and controls allow you to easily setup your ring just the way you want. Features include:
It's been a few years now since I started the Orca Script line, and much has happened since then. The series began with the Forum, built to replace a remotely-hosted service (coded in Perl) which began serving pop-up advertisements. The Forum spawned the blog, and because of an internal need for an employer, the Knowledgebase was also born.
However, my two favorite scripts have been, and still are, the Ringmaker and Search. Because I wish to focus my attention on these scripts, I have formally discontinued support for the other three. If you need the final patched versions of the Forum, Blog or Knowledgebase scripts, please send me a message using my contact form.
Orca scripts are free, GPL, PHP/MySQL scripts which I like to call "layout-transparent". That is, they should embed seamlessly into an already existing webpage layout. That and the fact that they are very easy to install and configure are probably their most popular features.