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From Ruediger Meier <>
Subject Re: pylucene-6.4.1: Missing/Can't unzip jars Under lucene-java-6.4.1 Directory
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:01:31 GMT
On Thursday 16 March 2017, Andi Vajda wrote:

> Indeed, this is a bug of mine.
> What would you prefer:
>    - include the actual .jar files in the distribution archive (tell
> tar to follow the symlinks when I build the PyLucene distribution) -
> or exclude the symlinks (tell tar to exclude symlinks); your running
> build would then use ivy to fetch them

Usually my opinion is that tarballs should have the least possible 
dependencies. But in this case where all the deps are hosted on the 
same source ( I would not include it but download on build 
time (if user has not downloaded it manually already).

Maybe we could even enhance the Makefile to automatically find an 
already installed lucene or download the latest minor version. IMO it 
makes no sense that pylucene users by default always use a non-bugfixed 
outdated lucene. And I saw on this mailing list how difficult it can be 
to get enough votes for a pylucene minor update.

The same goes for the jcc python package which the user has to install 
manually anyways. We don't need to ship it with pylucene. I guess jcc 
would be far more famous if it would be hosted decoupled of pylucene. 
IMO jcc is a really amazing good working thing. pylucene is just a nice 
example how easy you can use java libs via python.


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