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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: search engine for regional bulletins
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 09:17:30 GMT
On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 10:00 +0100, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi Thorsten, good to see you here!


Hi Bertrand, thanks very much for this warm welcome and I am as well
glad to meet you here.

> On 11/28/06, Thorsten Scherler
> <> wrote:
> > ...Following the tutorial and looking at the examples it seems that solr
> > only supports one document type.
> >
> > <add><doc>
> >   <field name="id">3007WFP</field>
> >   <field name="name">Dell Widescreen UltraSharp 3007WFP</field>
> >   <!-- ... -->
> > </doc></add>...
> That's right, to add documents to a Solr index you need to transform
> them to this model. You're basically creating fields to be indexed,
> and the Solr schema.xml allows you to define precisely how you want
> each field to be indexed, including strict data types, pluggable
> Lucene analyzers, etc.
> This means some work in converting your content model to an "indexing
> model", but it's very worth it as it gives you very precise control
> about what you index and how.

Yeah, I thought about it last night and I came to the same conclusion.
The "extra" work involved is "just" a xsl transformation in my use case,
so not really the biggest part of this project.

> > ...Further since the project is for a customer I would need a released
> > version when I put my engine in production. When does this community
> > expect to make its first release, or better asked which are the
> > blockers?...
> I'm relatively new here so I'll let others complete this info, but
> IIUC the only work needed to do a first release is to make sure all
> source files are "clean" w.r.t required Apache license notices. I
> don't think there are any technical blockers for a release, many of us
> are happily using Solr on production sites.

That is good to hear, so if somebody (e.g. me) would check all files for
cleanness then we could release, right? Perfect.

> You might want to look at these links for more info:

Thanks very much Bertrand, I will look at this information. I am still
evaluating what is best for this project, but solr sounds very
interesting ATM. 

> -Bertrand

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