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From DM Smith <dmsmith...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RMI, Searchable and RemoteSearchable
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:57:48 GMT
Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> Came across: 
> http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgroups.google.com%2Fgroup%2Fandroid-developers%2Fbrowse_thread%2Fthread%2F601329551a87e601%2Fcd0919ce891b4a26%3Flnk%3Dgst%26q%3Dlucene&ei=zNzcSPHCF4yI1ga61YiTBA&usg=AFQjCNECrBnNPBkxI4I0EbIzI-mNp3S4YA&sig2=4sDMmwa9Mrk38Nla_ULtOg

>
>
> 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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