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From Mark Miller <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Lucene/Solr 3.2.0
Date Sat, 28 May 2011 13:49:02 GMT
The cost of the overhead is paid by volunteers - there is no *need* to release every month.
But if someone is so concerned that a few features have not made it in this release that are
important - there is no reason not too as well - given that the person is willing to roll
the release. 

Releases take 3 +1s - I'll give my +1 as often as someone puts artifacts in front of me and
I have time to verify them. 

The worry of releasing TOO much is so premature it's not even funny :)

Sent from my iPad

On May 28, 2011, at 1:25 AM, "David Smiley (" <> wrote:

> 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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