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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-3619) Rename 'example' dir to 'server'
Date Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:00:43 GMT


Mark Miller commented on SOLR-3619:

bq.  so anything we provide OOTB will per definition be an example.

I think thats exactly why this issue came up in the linked to issue - we are renaming it from
example because we are recognizing people use it as the default to built on. It's essentially
out of the box Solr - even though we have called it example, that how it effectively has worked
out. Benchmarkers use it as Solr when comparing to other search engines, users start from
it and tweak to the config they want. It defacto is out of the box Solr with all it's default
glory. Perhaps you want to trim your config options from our defaults - perhaps you want to
add or take away from the schema. That's fine - but it's not like you are examining our example
and then building your own install. It's much more like you are tweaking the out of the box

I think calling it an example is a real turn off. People want to download new software and
get going without headaches. Seeing all this example stuff out of the box makes things look
difficult too even get started. What other software works this way? All these issues are why
I initially avoided Solr back in the early days. It seemed like to much of a pain to get going.
The trick it to make it seem easy to get going. Then you dive in and figure out what you need
to tweak as you go. That's what people end up doing anyway, except they get to be a little
confused first. PHP/.Net or any non java guys looking to run Solr get to go, "webapps? wars?
java -jar start.jar? examples and no application? yikes :( Damn Unix hackers!"

The others solrhomes are truly examples and have always been second class citizens as far
as additions and scope.

I was pro dropping the multicore example, but its very minimal and it's nice to have an example
of configuring more than one core. I could take it or leave it - it's more palatable to me
in the examples dir though.

I'm good with the bin folder for start/stop scripts (ive got another issue open for that).
I don't mind root level or under /server

I'm really pro having the default solr home under server though - away from the other less
practically useful examples (eg you probably want to merge the idea of them with a lot of
the config from the default solrhome).

Other opinions on that?
> Rename 'example' dir to 'server'
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-3619
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Mark Miller
>            Assignee: Mark Miller
>             Fix For: 4.0, 5.0
>         Attachments: SOLR-3619.patch, server-name-layout.png

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