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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Search on
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2009 13:08:41 GMT
We (Lucid) are interested and thought it would be best to submit some  
patches and details for people to review in the near future.


On Mar 31, 2009, at 6:54 AM, Michael McCandless wrote:

> +1
> This is a great idea: we should certainly eat our own dog food.  I
> think it'd be great to have the search powered by Lucid (Lucid being
> willing of course...).  I would also love to expand this to other
> Apache sites, but Lucid doesn't (yet?) search other Apache sites.
> There is some important risks involved... we'd (Lucid'd) need to do a
> good / responsive job fixing issues, keeping server up, data fresh,
> etc.  If not, then the average new possible user might go through this
> process: I heard of Lucene; should we use it?  Oh, Lucene powers
> Apache's site, so let's go play with that search.  Oh, it has some
> weird problems, and it's sluggish, and this other search site does a
> better job, and XYZ, etc...  Maybe Lucene isn't right for us.
> Meaning, if we do this, we really need to do it right.  If Lucid
> powers it, Lucid needs to fix issues quickly; or perhaps Lucid could
> make available (open source) the underlying configuration / code that
> powers their Solr instance, so that the community can jump in and
> produce patches to fix things.  EG there are some things about Lucid's
> search I'd love to fix -- I've interacted with them on these already,
> but if instead I could open a Jira issue, put a patch on, iterate,
> have it committed and in 30 minutes it's pushed to a dev instance
> which we all can test, and every so often production cuts over to that
> dev instance, then that'd be fabulous.
> Mike
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Jukka Zitting < 
> > wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As discussed at the ApacheCon, we're the search experts at Apache but
>> still most of our web sites at use a Google search
>> box. And the Google search isn't even that powerful, as it doesn't
>> cover our mailing lists, wikis, issue trackers, etc. Let's fix that
>> using our own search technology!
>> Lucid Imagination already implemented a search at
>>, though that implementation
>> also contains stuff from their web site. Perhaps we could ask them to
>> set up a version that only returns stuff from
>> Would people be worried about the Lucid branding on search result
>> pages? I don't think that's too much of a problem as the current
>> search results are already Google-branded. Anyway, if someone feels
>> this is a problem (and has the time and energy to fix it), we could
>> also ask for an infra zone where a similar ASF-hosted search service
>> could be set up. Or perhaps Lucid would be willing to give us an
>> ASF-branded version of the search with just a "search results brought
>> to you by Lucid Imagination" note attached?
>> PS. I can think of a number of Apache projects who'd love a similar  
>> setup.
>> BR,
>> Jukka Zitting

Grant Ingersoll

Search the Lucene ecosystem (Lucene/Solr/Nutch/Mahout/Tika/Droids)  
using Solr/Lucene:

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