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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Make ant example faster
Date Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:05:59 GMT

On Apr 16, 2009, at 7:37 PM, Chris Hostetter wrote:

> : It is similar, indeed, but I think it results in there only ever  
> being one
> : active Solr example and the user need not worry about setting solr  
> home.
> Hmmm... this seems like a bad idea.
> we want to make sure that *users* who have downloaded Solr can run  
> all of
> the examples without needing ant ... having a single "active"  
> example and
> using an ant target to change it would mean that if i install solr and
> then go through the tutorial (using the tutorial example), i would  
> need to
> (understand and run) ant to see the DIH example.
> It seems like it would make a lot more sense to have lots of  
> examples and
> let the user set the solr home to try them out -- that's very easy  
> to do.
> I'm not sure i really understand the concern about how long "ant  
> example"
> takes ... it's a build time task, and it only take ~15 seconds on my  
> box
> if everything is up to date (if everything isn't up todate then
> compilation is going to take much longer then what "example"  
> does) ... the
> longest contributor to the time seems to be contrib/javascript's  
> "docs"
> target -- but i'm guessing some ant tricks to check directory mod  
> times
> before runing the jsrun.jar could shave that off as well.

Fair enough.  FWIW, I'd still like to be able to generate a Solr  
container from an example (i.e. "minimal" or "DIH" or whatever)

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