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From "David Smiley (@MITRE.org)" <DSMI...@mitre.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Lucene/Solr 3.2.0
Date Sat, 28 May 2011 05:25:49 GMT
Clearly a year+ is too long to release, and thankfully it appears that's in
the past for Lucene/Solr.  But on the other extreme, one can release too
quickly as well, of course.  There is overhead to performing the release
itself.  Consequently there should be enough "goodness" in the release to
make it feel worthwhile. And because we value stability and robustness in
Lucene/Solr, changed code should have *some* amount of time to be
potentially used and tested further.  And there's impact on the user
community. If a release occurred too frequently then there might be very
little meaningful improvements in the release. I believe it is Hudson (now
Jenkins) that followed that extreme of I think releasing every week or so.
It's so frequent that as an admin of such a server where I work, I don't
even care to look at what's new in the releases because there are too many
of them--I've become apathetic when I was initially excited to use it. So
hopefully with each release there's something truly cool to tell others
about in Lucene/Solr.  

Gauging these factors is of course very subjective.  Personally, I think 3
months is just right, 1 or less is too fast. Given that v3.1 was released 2
months ago and there are some truly cool features like Result Grouping in
Solr to announce in 3.2. I'm in favor of a release.

~ David Smiley

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