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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Make ant example faster
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:55:23 GMT

On Apr 13, 2009, at 3:44 PM, Shalin Shekhar Mangar wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:33 AM, Grant Ingersoll  
> <>wrote:
>> Instead of a kitchen-sink example directory, we "revert" it back to  
>> being
>> the tutorial example.  It still can get built by ant example, but  
>> ultimately
>> we "deprecate" it (more later).
>> Then, as a replacement, we create a directory containing what I  
>> would call
>> Solr Templates, which contain subdirectories named appropriately  
>> for the
>> kind of example.  Rather than explain, I'll give an example:
>> The templates directory would contain the configurations (i.e.  
>> schema.xml
>> and solrconfig.xml) and any sample docs (but not the libraries) for:
>>       tutorial - The current tutorial example
>>       dih - The DIH example
>>       extraction - Solr Cell example
>>       geo - geo spatial example (once 773 is committed)
>>       clustering - once SOLR-769 is committed
>>       simple - A barebones schema and config (mainly used for
>> bootstrapping a new project for experienced users)
>>       exploratory - Basically, the same as simple, but the schema  
>> defines
>> a single dynamic field -  Think of Hoss's Solr Out of the Box talk  
>> from
>> ApacheCon whereby you want to quickly explore a new data set  
>> without having
>> to define a schema.
>>       [other] -
>> Note, the templates directory could also live under each contrib,  
>> but it
>> isn't necessarily a 1-1 thing (e.g. simple and exploratory  
>> templates are not
>> contrib-specific).
>> Then, typing "ant example" would copy the necessary tutorial stuff  
>> to the
>> example directory (which still contains the Jetty stuff) but would  
>> not have
>> to recurse into any of the contribs.
>> Typing "ant example -Dtype=clustering"  would copy the clustering
>> requirements, plus go to contrib/clustering (or whatever) and get the
>> appropriate material such that the example directory.  Similarly  
>> for any of
>> the other "templates"
> Isn't this the same as the current setup with the name of the  
> directory
> changed and different ant targets to set them up? The new ant target  
> will
> setup the default solr instance to be 'extraction' or 'dih' or  
> 'clustering'
> and avoid the need to type -Dsolr.solr.home.

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  


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