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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: Optimizing while readers are open
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2008 15:15:45 GMT
Eran Sevi wrote:

> I'm using Windows and it worked just fine, although the procedure is  
> a bit
> awkward. Why do I have to open a new writer? closing the current one  
> (after
> switching readers) isn't enough? is it because of deleted documents  
> that
> need to be updated?

It's because Windows doesn't let you delete a file that's open (not  
due to deleted documents).

> Do you know if it's different in more advanced versions than 2.1 ?

In fact, it is: as of 2.3, IndexWriter will try to delete unreferenced  
files during close().  So once you upgrade you won't need to open &  
close a new IndexWriter.

Mike

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