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From acoliver <acoli...@nc.rr.com>
Subject Re: RE: Proposal for Lucene
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2002 17:01:04 GMT
>On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 09:11:48 -0600 "Ogren, Philip V."
<Ogren.Philip@mayo.edu> wrote.
>Nelson's comments are very similar to my initial reaction.  Our attraction
>to Lucene was that it was compact, easy to understand and easy to integrate
>into our development effort.  I think it is important to maintain a way to
>approach Lucene as an indexing library.  I don't think your proposal goes
>against this idea - but it doesn't mention it either.  
>

Sometimes I speak more conceisely then is required.  The idea is to provide
the features *in addition too*.  I do note in the document this is for the
masses not those with specific needs.  Hard stuff still has to be coded. 
Easy stuff can be configured.

>Having said that, I think the proposal is great.  I don't think this
>'application level' effort should have to be in complete isolation from the
>'indexing library level'.  They should live in 'symbioses' (as the jedi
>would say.)
>

+1

>Regards,
>Philip
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Nelson Minar [mailto:nelson@monkey.org]
>Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 8:52 AM
>To: Lucene Developers List
>Subject: Re: Proposal for Lucene
>
>
>>This is just a few thoughts about Lucene.  Please send me your feedback,
>>critiques and thought.
>>http://www.trilug.org/~acoliver/luceneplan.html
>
>Interesting and well written! If I read this proposal correctly, what
>you're saying is "make Lucene more into an application, rather than
>just an indexing library".
>
>I *like* that Lucene doesn't have a spider, or a file tree walker, etc
>etc. It's conceptual simplicity. I agree it'd be useful to have easy
>applications built with Lucene, but should it be done as part of
>Lucene itself or as a separate project?
>
>In either event I think it's important to preserve Lucene's current
>library interfaces. If the primary interface into Lucene were via the
>proposed Indexer classes, I think Lucene would lose something.
>
>                                                     nelson@monkey.org
>..       .      .     .    .   .  . . http://www.media.mit.edu/~nelson/
>
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