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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LUCENE-3079) Faceting module
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:38:28 GMT

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Robert Muir updated LUCENE-3079:
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    Attachment: LUCENE-3079.patch

updated patch: all tests pass.

I changed the nocommits to TODO (Facet):'s, and added verbage for the reason to each one.

we also have two TODOs for two bugs (The MTE.seekExact and SepCodec hasPayload bug) that we
should fix, but currently we have workarounds in place (when we fix these bugs we can then
remove the workarounds).

I'll svn move to modules, and doublecheck things like javadoc warnings, and commit later today.

> Faceting module
> ---------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3079
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3079
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: modules/facet
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Assignee: Shai Erera
>             Fix For: 3.4, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-3079-dev-tools.patch, LUCENE-3079.patch, LUCENE-3079.patch,
LUCENE-3079.patch, LUCENE-3079.patch, LUCENE-3079_4x.patch, LUCENE-3079_4x_broken.patch, TestPerformanceHack.java,
facet-userguide.pdf
>
>
> Faceting is a hugely important feature, available in Solr today but
> not [easily] usable by Lucene-only apps.
> We should fix this, by creating a shared faceting module.
> Ideally, we factor out Solr's faceting impl, and maybe poach/merge
> from other impls (eg Bobo browse).
> Hoss describes some important challenges we'll face in doing this
> (http://markmail.org/message/5w35c2fr4zkiwsz6), copied here:
> {noformat}
> To look at "faceting" as a concrete example, there are big the reasons 
> faceting works so well in Solr: Solr has total control over the 
> index, knows exactly when the index has changed to rebuild caches, has a 
> strict schema so it can make sense of field types and 
> pick faceting algos accordingly, has multi-phase distributed search 
> approach to get exact counts efficiently across multiple shards, etc...
> (and there are still a lot of additional enhancements and improvements 
> that can be made to take even more advantage of knowledge solr has because 
> it "owns" the index that we no one has had time to tackle)
> {noformat}
> This is a great list of the things we face in refactoring.  It's also
> important because, if Solr needed to be so deeply intertwined with
> caching, schema, etc., other apps that want to facet will have the
> same "needs" and so we really have to address them in creating the
> shared module.
> I think we should get a basic faceting module started, but should not
> cut Solr over at first.  We should iterate on the module, fold in
> improvements, etc., and then, once we can fully verify that cutting
> over doesn't hurt Solr (ie lose functionality or performance) we can
> later cutover.

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