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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Contributor Document class repository proposal
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2001 22:59:06 GMT
That's basically what I was trying to say :)
+1.

Otis

--- Doug Cutting <DCutting@grandcentral.com> wrote:
> Peter,
> 
> I like the proposal, but I am not sure that Jakarta should host the
> contributions.  That starts to imply that they're a part of the
> Lucene
> project, and might be supported by it, etc.
> 
> I note that many of the examples you provide are simply pointers to
> archived
> mail messages.  The lucene-user mailing list is archived at:
>   http://www.mail-archive.com/lucene-user%40jakarta.apache.org/
> 
> The mail archive even stores attachments, e.g.:
>  
>
http://www.mail-archive.com/lucene-user%40jakarta.apache.org/msg00319.html
> 
> So all it seems to me that we need to do is have someone mail a
> contribution
> to the lucene-user list as an attachment, and then add a pointer from
> a
> Lucene "Resources" page to the message.  If folks want to host
> contributions
> in other places, then they can just mail a link to the maintainer of
> the
> resource page.
> 
> Is that okay?  Is there an important reason that you think these
> contributions should be hosted by Jakarta?  
> 
> Of course some contributions should be added directly to Lucene.  I'm
> hesitant to add contributions that require libraries that Lucene is
> not
> already dependent on, or that are not included in the standard JDK. 
> But,
> for example, pure JDBC code would be OK since JDBC is part of Java. 
> (Yes,
> JDBC is only a part of 1.2 and up, and Lucene still runs in 1.1, but
> JDK 1.2
> or greater is required to compile Lucene and to take advantage of all
> features...)  Similarly, once JDK 1.4 is commonly used, then XML
> support
> could be added to Lucene.
> 
> So we should keep an eye out for generally useful, well-written
> contributions that do not require additional libraries as candiates
> for
> inclusion in Lucene.
> 
> In summary, I am +1 for adding Peter as a Lucene committer for the
> purposes
> of developing and maintaining a 'resources' page.
> 
> Doug
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: carlson@bookandhammer.com [mailto:carlson@bookandhammer.com]
> > Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 11:48 AM
> > To: Lucene Developers List
> > Subject: Contributor Document class repository proposal
> > 
> > 
> > Contributor Document class repository proposal
> > 
> > Issue: One of the areas that many developers are duplicating 
> > efforts is 
> > in the creation of Documents. Although creating a Document is 
> > specific 
> > to the data, most people deal with common formats such as XML, csv,
> 
> > text, pdf, HTML, databases...
> > 
> > Potential solution:
> > Allow developers / users to contribute there own Document classes.
> > How:
> > Create a new area called "resources" (this seems to be 
> > consistent with 
> > other Jakarta projects) under the About area on the main 
> > Lucene web page.
> > This will link to a page which will includes contributions by other
> 
> > people that is not part of the main Lucene distribution.
> > I think a good example of this is
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/struts/userGuide/resources.html
> > or
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/resources.html
> > 
> > The contribution will be organized with a name, author,
> contribution 
> > date and description. The name will be a link to download the 
> > tar or zip 
> > file.
> > One question is if the source becomes part of the Lucene 
> > project, or if 
> > it owned and maintained by the contributor. In many of the other 
> > projects, there is a link to an external website and an email 
> > address of 
> > who maintains it. I would suggest that it becomes part of the
> Lucene 
> > project.
> > This web page will be maintained by me.
> > 
> > The source of these contributions will be added into the CVS at the
> > Apache/jakarta-lucene/contributions  level (to be added).
> > This repository will be maintained by me. Being a Document class 
> > contributor does not give you write access to the cvs tree.
> > 
> > Please let me know if people think this is a valuable 
> > contribution and 
> > are willing to support it.
> > Also, any part of the solution is open for revision based on
> feedback.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > --Peter
> > 
> > 
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