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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: RMI, Searchable and RemoteSearchable
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:01:25 GMT
Right, I think we could mark the RMI stuff on Searchable as deprecated  
and note that it will be moved in 3.0.

I will open a JIRA.

On Sep 26, 2008, at 11:57 AM, DM Smith wrote:

> Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>> Came across:
>> The gist of it is, that on Android doesn't provide the RMI  
>> package.  Thus, Lucene core can't work on Android b/c of Searchable  
>> extending java.rmi.Remote.
>> This has always seemed a little weird to me.  I'm no RMI expert,  
>> but couldn't we drop the extension on Searchable, and add it to  
>> RemoteSearchable, and then move RemoteSearchable and all the RMI  
>> stuff to a separate contrib?  This, in my view, would be consistent  
>> with keeping core, core, since not many people, I think, even use  
>> the RMI stuff and it certainly isn't required in most cases.
>> I haven't looked into what would break in doing it, so it is just a  
>> suggestion at this point.  Seems like it could be "mostly" back- 
>> compatible, though, since we would just be requiring someone to get  
>> the new JAR, unless of course they implemented their own extension  
>> of Searchable that relied on the Remote marker interface.
>> Thoughts?
> If done, it should be done soon. Once we get to 2.9/3.0 we are kind  
> of stuck for a long time.
> -- DM
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