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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Moving SweetSpotSimilarity out of contrib
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2008 20:55:26 GMT

markharw00d wrote:

> >>Another important driver is the "out-of-the-box experience".
> >>we need a "standard distro" ...which would be the core plus cherry- 
> pick certain important contrib modules (highlighter,
> >> SweetSpotSimilarity,snowball, spellchecker, etc.) and bundle them  
> together.
> Is that not Solr, or at least the start of a path that ultimately  
> ends up there?
> I suspect any attempts at "bundling" Lucene code may snowball until  
> you've rebuilt Solr.

Yeah I guess it is... though Solr includes the whole webapp too,  
whereas I think there's a natural bundle that wouldn't include that.

Still, I think it's important for Lucene itself to have strong  
defaults out of the box.

> If anything I suspect a more interesting initiative might be to  
> "unbundle" Solr and see some more of it's features emerge as  
> standalone modules in Lucene/contrib (or a suitably renamed area  
> e.g. "extensions")?

I like that!


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