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From "Jason Rutherglen" <>
Subject Re: RMI, Searchable and RemoteSearchable
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 13:41:47 GMT
It should be easy to add java.rmi.Remote to the JAR file of the
application.  Unless there is some sort of restriction on adding
java.* classes.  Lucene is supposed to operate on JDK1.4?  Moving to

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 9:07 AM, 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?
> -Grant
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