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From Drew Farris <>
Subject Re: suggestions for a student project
Date Thu, 27 May 2004 20:38:52 GMT
On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 16:17, Dmitry Serebrennikov wrote:

> How about adding binary fields capability to Lucene stored fields? This 
> could be fun and useful, especially if there is a need for this for the 
> project you are directly working on.
> Myself and Doug have discussed this last week or so on this list, but I
> haven't had time to do it and not sure when I might. It should be a
> pretty well contained project. The proposed API can be
> found in the messages from last week. I think we came up with a
> pretty clean solution that would be relatively easy to add to Lucene,
> and that will have little or no effect on the existing applications, and 
> could enable new types of applications, such as encryption and 
> compression of fields. At some point, perhaps even an index-wide 
> compression system, akin to a zip file.


I send out a patch for this soon after the original discussion (see url
below). Was this what you'd had in mind or did I miss the point
entirely? I'd appreciate any suggestions for improving it.



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