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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: SV: Re: SV: Re: Simple Web Interface
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2007 10:12:04 GMT

On Mar 21, 2007, at 2:14 AM, Antonio Eggberg wrote:
> Well as I mentioned earlier flare rails app have served me well. I  
> have
> left flare code i.e (browse_controller) as is, and started to build  
> out the
> application instead i.e. users/login/settings/admin etc..

So your situation is a prime example of why Flare needs to be a  
plugin.  What you really want is your own custom Rails application,  
with the ability to easily add Flare into it at specific points.

> There are couple of things that I miss from flare.. honestly i am  
> not sure
> if i miss it from flare or solr. But I was planning on getting to it
> once I solved my "solr feeding issue". Some of them are already in  
> flares
> roadmap as I can see .. but these are also "big discussion stuff"  
> i.e tagging,
> top-down faceting, "frequency based faceting" etc.

Tagging is not something that I plan on implementing in Flare in the  
short term.  I just don't have a need for it at this level.  I have  
implemented tagging in Collex, which is "Flare-like" in that it is a  
Rails application that leverages solr-ruby, but it also contains some  
custom (and, IMO, weakly scalable) Solr request handlers and a lot of  
intertwining of a specific domain (19th century literature/art).

The long term goal of Flare is to embrace tagging as a first-class  
feature, but my personal development philosophy is to drive these  
features by real-world implementations.  One of the key benefits to  
Flare being open source is for others to extend it and contribute  
those features back.  With Flare becoming a plugin, it makes it  
easier for folks to use it and offer patches.  Tagging will involve  
clever use of Solr, not just on the Flare side of things.  Here is  
some brainstorming that has occurred on Solr+tagging: <http://>

I'm not sure what you mean by top-down or frequency-based faceting.   
Could you elaborate?


Very cool!   So this is what you are driving with Solr currently?   
Where does Flare factor into this?


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