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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@syr.edu>
Subject Re: Taking a step back
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 17:29:09 GMT
Sure, or even a place called Lucene Planning or Lucene Strategy.  Just 
not sure if it should be only on the Java side or not.  Or even 
Lucene3Whiteboard (did I really write Lucene 3?!?)

Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> You mean you want us to be more organized!?!? :)
> I think a Wiki page like http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-lucene/Lucene2Whiteboard might
help.  Something like http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-lucene/Lucene2.1Whiteboard
>
> Otis
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@syr.edu>
> To: Lucene Developer's List <java-dev@lucene.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 7:05:30 AM
> Subject: Taking a step back
>
> Is it just me or do we have a whole bunch of people proposing a whole 
> bunch of fairly broad changes to Lucene? (I know, I know, they should 
> always be backward compatible)  Might this warrant some 
> coordination/planning?  I know things are mostly done in an ad-hoc way 
> (whoever submits a patch), but I think we may all be better served by 
> some coordination beyond what takes place on the mailing list.  I see 
> some pieces here and there that would benefit from common code, etc.
>
> As I see it, we have several people proposing file format changes, Otis 
> and some others want scoring changes, I have discussed with a few people 
> the ability to make more pluggable how fields are indexed plus the 
> ability to add metadata at all levels of the index (field, document, 
> index, etc.), more to come on this soon.  Additionally, the lazy loading 
> field stuff is pending and would benefit from a few file format changes 
> as well
>
> Additionally, we can't just think of the Java version anymore, 
> especially when it comes to file formats, I don't think.  Should we, 
> perhaps, setup a top-level wiki-style planning place?  Would this be 
> useful?  I don't think it replaces the good discussions on this list, I 
> just think it could give potential contributors a much easier way of 
> finding how to help, plus set a (albeit loose) plan for the future of 
> Lucene beyond what is captured in snippets of email here and there. 
>
> Just my two cents,
> Grant
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