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From Jason Rutherglen <>
Subject Re: Beta (was Re: who clears attributes?)
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:50:34 GMT
I thought 2.9 was on track to be released shortly, then the new
query parser and the further tokenizer changes (which were
apparently necessary) went in. It seems like we're putting too
many additions into this release at the last minute (which I
thought was targeted to be the end of the month?).

When we say beta testing we're talking about which
functionality? Many of the additions/changes to 2.9 have been in
for months or are very simple?

I like all the new functionality however it seems like we could
easily be delayed 1-N months which seems a bit long for a Lucene
release cycle. If 3.0 was going to be the switch over to new
features and deprecating old ones, the tokenizers and query
parser probably should have been released then?

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 8:39 AM, DM Smith<> wrote:
> 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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