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From Aaron McCurry <amccu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How do I present Blur
Date Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:17:47 GMT
On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Mark Kerzner <mark@elephantscale.com>
wrote:

> Hi, Aaron,
>
>
> Here is what I think it needs.
>
> Update to latest Lucene. Why do you think it will be a major undertaking?
> Are you going to re-architect at the same time?
>
> Create a front end, maybe a service in AWS also.
>
> I can ask a friend who was considering using Blur, what stopped him. We
> will know what would people need.
>
> I am interesting. My colleague at http://elephantscale.com/ might be
> interested too. I have a related project, https://github.com/shmsoft/
> FreeEed,
> and https://github.com/shmsoft/FreeEedUI. It 'd be good, potentially, to
> add Blur as a back end, an alternative to Solr.
>
> Update the 2011 copyright. It needs to look alive and be alive.
>
> Personnel reasons that you mention are people, not your personal problems,
> I assume.
>

Personal not personnel.  :-) Sorry for the mistype there!


>
> Cheers,
> Mark
>
> Mark Kerzner, President, Elephant Scale <http://elephantscale.com/>
> Book a call with me here <http://www.meetme.so/markkerzner>
> Mobile: 713-724-2534, Skype: mark.kerzner1
>
>
> On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Aaron McCurry <amccurry@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > It is, but without a community of active developers it has become
> > stagnant.  For example the Lucene library version it utilizes has become
> > outdated and it would likely be a major undertaking to update the code
> base
> > to the newest version.  The biggest reason for the low activity it that I
> > haven't had time to work on the project due to personnel reasons.
> >
> > In it's current state is it very stable even at very large index sizes
> > however the upfront development effort to use Blur is very high by
> > comparison to ElasticSearch or Solr.  I believe this was the primary
> reason
> > Blur never really caught on in the community.
> >
> > Aaron
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Mark Kerzner <mark@elephantscale.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > But,
> > >
> > > Isn't Blur a new approach arguably better than SOLR and ElasticSearch
> for
> > > big sizes?
> > >
> > > Mark
> > >
> > > Mark Kerzner, President, Elephant Scale <http://elephantscale.com/>
> > > Book a call with me here <http://www.meetme.so/markkerzner>
> > > Mobile: 713-724-2534, Skype: mark.kerzner1
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 11:12 AM, Aaron McCurry <amccurry@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Development has slowed to just the occasional bug fix and mail list
> > > > activity.  That's about it at this point.
> > > >
> > > > Aaron
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:57 AM, Mark Kerzner <
> mark@elephantscale.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi, guys,
> > > > >
> > > > > I teach SOLR, and I mention Blur as an alternative with a very
> > > > interesting
> > > > > and different approach.
> > > > >
> > > > > What bothers me is somewhat low activity on the code. What is the
> > > > > incubating status of Blur?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank you
> > > > >
> > > > > Mark Kerzner, President, Elephant Scale <http://elephantscale.com/
> >
> > > > > Book a call with me here <http://www.meetme.so/markkerzner>
> > > > > Mobile: 713-724-2534, Skype: mark.kerzner1
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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