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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-600) Move wikisearch example to contrib
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:09:33 GMT

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Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-600:
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The wikisearch example is a very difficult project to determine ownership over. The knowledge
of the implementation and the (subtle) caveats is primarily outside the knowledge of the current
list of contributors, like Chris stated. Meaning, it doesn't make sense to keep it underneath
the Accumulo trunk as those who fix it have to operate proxied through other committers. The
wikisearch code already suffers from rot, due to less direct love than it deserves/needs.
Saying that we need to reduce complexity of the code doesn't mean anything if no one can actually
work on improving things.

Although, I agree with Eric that the wikisearch code is an excellent example of the features,
performance, and application of Accumulo which would make sense to keep with Accumulo to ensure
that a real-life application is tied with each Accumulo release. For those who want to do
something "serious" with Accumulo, the wikisearch can (and I would argue, should) be an excellent
place to begin to learn about the intricacies and best-practices. There's far too much contained
in functioning code that documentation can never encompass.

Something needs to change to keep the wikisearch code at the level it should be, but I'm undecided
if the medium of hosting will really matter in the long run. Ill-maintained code will suffer
no matter where it's kept, but change needs to happen before the example is moot.
                
> Move wikisearch example to contrib
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-600
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-600
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: contrib
>            Reporter: Billie Rinaldi
>            Assignee: Billie Rinaldi
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
>
>
> The wikisearch example is a submodule of accumulo examples, but it is complex enough
to be a separate contrib.  Its sibling submodule, examples-simple, could then be moved back
to an accumulo submodule.

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