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From "Yonik Seeley (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-3296) Explore alternatives to Commons CSV
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:24:30 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-3296:
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First steps:
 https://github.com/yonik/noggit
 https://github.com/yonik/noggit/downloads

wrt commons-csv alternatives, it's too risky for little/no gain.  I put a lot of effort into
getting commons-csv up to snuff, and almost all of the tests for that reside in commons-csv
itself, not in Solr.  Switching implementations would most likely result in a lot of regressions
that we don't have tests for.

ps: Steve, you're absolutely correct about the reason why there was never a separate noggit
release.  If github had been around in 2006, I might have chosen differently.

                
> Explore alternatives to Commons CSV
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-3296
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-3296
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build
>            Reporter: Chris Male
>
> In LUCENE-3930 we're implementing some less than ideal solutions to make available the
unreleased version of commons-csv.  We could remove these solutions if we didn't rely on this
lib.  So I think we should explore alternatives. 
> I think [opencsv|http://opencsv.sourceforge.net/] is an alternative to consider, I've
used it in many commercial projects.  Bizarrely Commons-CSV's website says that Opencsv uses
a BSD license, but this isn't the case, OpenCSV uses ASL2.

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