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From DM Smith <>
Subject Beta (was Re: who clears attributes?)
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:39:55 GMT
On 08/11/2009 08:22 AM, Michael McCandless wrote:
> I do still think a longish 2.9 beta is warranted, if we can succeed in
> getting users outside the dev group to kick the tires and uncover
> stuff.

I think a beta would be a great idea. Not sure it needs to be "longish."

Having not looked at it, I'm a bit leery about the token/filter changes 
and new query parser. To me, a user and very minor contributor, I don't 
see much value in it, see potential cost to me, and fear a performance 
hit (most of my docs are a sentence in length). Because it has been 
changing on a regular basis, I have not been motivated to look at it or 
play with it. So hopefully my trepidation is unfounded.

But, with the long release cycles of Lucene, the future value seems to 
far away. It might be good to prepare the user community for the change.

If, as another note suggested, 2.9 is sometime in the next 30 days, when 
would it start. What needs to be done before a beta?

How about putting out an alpha now? It would have the normal alpha caveats.

I think starting on the actual path to release may cause it to happen 
sooner rather than later. I am eager for a release.

-- DM

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