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From "Hoss Man (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3009) binary packaging: lucene modules/contribs that depend on jars are confusing
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2011 02:06:06 GMT

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Hoss Man commented on LUCENE-3009:
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I question if we really need to bother with binary lucene / module tar/zip artifacts -- if
we only had source release packages, then the build.xml files make it clear exactly what the
dpeendencies for each piece of code are.

for Solr, a large percentage of hte user base doesn't know anything about java -- so it definitely
makes sense to have artifacts with precompiled jars; but if you're using the java libraries
directly, you're a java programer, and you should be able to run "ant compile" on a src release
(or use the maven to fetch the published jars with poms that link to the appropriate dependencies)

> binary packaging: lucene modules/contribs that depend on jars are confusing 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3009
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3009
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>             Fix For: 3.2, 4.0
>
>
> In the binary release, i noticed lucene contribs (for example benchmark)
> that rely upon jar files, don't include them, nor do they have a README telling
> you they depend upon them, nor is there any hint they actually have any dependencies
at all!
> we should improve this either by including the jars you need or by including a README.txt
telling you what a particular module/contrib depends upon.

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