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From "Ganesh" <emailg...@yahoo.co.in>
Subject Re: Upgrade to 3.6 OR wait for 4.0
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:21:20 GMT
Thanks for the reply. Any idea how much time it would take to go for 4.0 stable release? I
want to go for v4.0 but i have to use only the stable version.  

Regards
Ganesh

 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shai Erera" <serera@gmail.com>
To: <java-user@lucene.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Upgrade to 3.6 OR wait for 4.0


> Hi Ganesh
> 
> I recently upgraded my code to 3.6, and yesterday finished part of my
> upgrades to 4.0-ALPHA.
> 
> Upgrading from 3.0.3 to 3.6 is relatively easy as all API should be
> backwards compatible. But I think there were some API breaks, and
> back-compat issues. Therefore, if I were you, I'd first upgrade from 3.0.3
> to 3.6, resolving all 'deprecated' API warnings and making sure the
> back-compat issues do not affect me (or resolve them too !).
> 
> Then, I'd upgrade to 4.0-ALPHA. A lot of API has been changed, and so most
> likely you'll need to touch large parts of your code again.
> 
> Going this route, you gain all the new features and enhancements of 3.6,
> while knowing that you run on a 'stable' Lucene version. Upgrading to
> 4.0-ALPHA comes with even more gains, but this release will probably go
> under some API changes (API is expected to freeze in BETA), though the
> index format is not going to change in incompatible ways (unless there's a
> bug ... you can read the release notes), so depending on how much you want
> to risk doing the upgrade for a still 'work in progress' code.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Shai
> 
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 7:28 AM, Ganesh <emailgane@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> 
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I am currently using v3.0.3 and planning to upgrade to v3.6. Shall i go
>> ahead with the upgrade OR wait for 4.0?
>>
>> Regards
>> Ganesh
>>
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