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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Books about Lucene?
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2005 23:49:09 GMT
Erik already answer that, but let me emphasize that this is not only
allowed, but encouraged.  I believe anyone can add information to the
Lucene Wiki, so if you have information that you would like to share
and that may help others, please do it.

Otis


--- jian chen <chenjian1227@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Erik,
> 
> I some time ago played with the Lucene 1.2 source code and made some 
> modifications to it, trying to add my own ranking algorithm. I am not
> sure 
> if Licence wise, it is permissible to modify the earlier source code,
> also 
> if it is allowed to put the modified version or the description of
> what I 
> have done on wiki?
> 
> Thanks for your reply.
> 
> Jian
> 
> 
> On 8/26/05, Erik Hatcher <erik@ehatchersolutions.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I appreciate the vote of confidence on this, but I am not afraid to
> > admit that I do not consider myself an expert on the deep innards
> of
> > Lucene. I understand the concepts, and a bit of the internals, but
> I
> > certainly do not live up to the hype you just bestowed upon me.
> *blush*
> > 
> > Regarding JDK 1.2 - I came to Java at 1.3, and have never used a
> JDK
> > earlier than that. All the apps I build now are currently on JDK
> 1.5
> > (err... 5.0). I do not currently know what would be involved in
> > running Lucene on a 1.2 VM. The first question to ask is whether an
> > earlier version of Lucene is sufficient for the needs of those
> > constrained to JDK 1.2. If not, then we move forward to defining
> > what needs to be changed - a simple compilation of the trunk source
> > code with a 1.2 VM would give away most of the details.
> > 
> > As with open source in general, it is about scratching our own
> > itches. If you're using Lucene (or need to use Lucene) in a 1.2 VM,
> > that is your itch to scratch and I would happily support your
> efforts
> > in some way in documenting this (either on the wiki or embedded in
> > Lucene's own built-in documentation) or in providing an alternative
> > version of Lucene that is suitable for 1.2 (perhaps by having
> > alternative code in a separate directory within our code
> > repository). If you create such documentation, perhaps you'd be
> > willing to donate it with full attribution to the 2nd edition of
> > LIA. But please don't wait for me to do it, as it really is not
> > something I need personally for any project - all my projects are
> at
> > JDK 1.5 currently.
> > 
> > Erik
> > 
> >
> 


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