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From "Grant Ingersoll (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-5091) Clean up Servlets APIs, Kill SolrDispatchFilter, simplify API creation
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:19:48 GMT


Grant Ingersoll commented on SOLR-5091:

Should be noted, there is a lot left to do:

# Handle existing request handlers
# Deal w/ collections, etc
# Kill the SolrDispatchFilter
# Decide on what tests still need to pass and what don't

Also, I'd like to suggest some sub tasks that simplify some other things, namely, I'm not
sure why we need to have response writers be per core, but we can cover that later.
> Clean up Servlets APIs, Kill SolrDispatchFilter, simplify API creation
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-5091
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Grant Ingersoll
>            Assignee: Grant Ingersoll
>             Fix For: 5.0
>         Attachments: SOLR-5091.patch
> This is an issue to track a series of sub issues related to deprecated and crufty Servlet/REST
API code.  I'll create sub-tasks to manage them.
> # Clean up all the old UI stuff (old redirects)
> # Kill/Simplify SolrDispatchFilter -- for instance, why not make the user always have
a core name in 5.0?  i.e. /collection1 is the default core
> ## I'd like to move to just using Guice's servlet extension to do this, which, I think
will also make it easier to run Solr in other containers (i.e. non-servlet environments) due
to the fact that you don't have to tie the request handling logic specifically to a Servlet.
> # Simplify the creation and testing of REST and other APIs via Guice + Restlet, which
I've done on a number of occasions.
> ## It might be also possible to move all of the APIs onto Restlet and maintain back compat
through a simple restlet proxy (still exploring this).  This would also have the benefit of
abstracting the core request processing out of the Servlet context and make that an implementation
> ## Moving to Guice, IMO, will make it easier to isolate and test individual components
by being able to inject mocks easier.
> I am close to a working patch for some of this.  I will post incremental updates/issues
as I move forward on this, but I think we should take 5.x as an opportunity to be more agnostic
of container and I believe the approach I have in mind will do so.

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