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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: solrb renaming
Date Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:00:31 GMT
In case you've missed it, "svn up".  :)

I've made the rename of the solrb directory to solr-ruby, and will  
soon get around to adjusting references to solrb to be solr-ruby  
wherever I find 'em.  If you're interested, feel free to adjust the  
wiki before I get to it, or point me to places that need changing.   
We'll patch up the Rakefile to build the properly named solr-ruby gem  
distributable files (I'll await Ed's response on what's needed for  


On Feb 15, 2007, at 10:12 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> It has been discussed in the past and even more today in the  
> #code4lib chat room that we ought to rename the solrb package so  
> that things start aesthetically pleasing:
> 	gem install solrb
> apparently doesn't strike a chord with everyone.  I'm not tied to  
> solrb.  The original intention of that name was "sol.rb" to spin  
> off of the Spanish spelling of sun.   And I think naming the gem  
> "sol.rb" literally is a bad idea for syntactic reasons in that  
> it'll likely trip something up along the way (are there gems with  
> dots in their names out there now?).
> So, here are some ideas tossed out for renaming consideration:
> 	solr-ruby
> 	ruby-solr
> 	solr-client
> 	solr
> My $0.02: "gem install solr" implies installing Solr itself which  
> we currently are not going to do.  "solr-ruby" or "ruby-solr" are  
> more suitable to me.  I don't personally mind "solrb", but I can  
> see how it isn't all that pleasing to others.
> Thoughts?
> 	Erik

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