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From "Jason Rutherglen" <>
Subject Re: RMI, Searchable and RemoteSearchable
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:01:10 GMT
What about the use of newer classes and methods in JDK1.5 that may not
work on Android as well?  It may be difficult to preplan for these.

On Fri, 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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