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From Shawn Heisey <>
Subject Re: Solr Commiter
Date Sat, 17 May 2014 05:05:52 GMT
On 5/15/2014 6:10 AM, Mukundaraman valakumaresan wrote:
> How to become a solr committer? Any suggestions?

For me, this question has personal relevance.

In 2010, I began to integrate Solr into our environment.  I joined the
mailing list, asked questions, stumbled around quite a lot.  Eventually
I got my install working very well, and I discovered that when others
would ask questions, I sometimes knew the answer, so I started answering
a lot more questions than I asked.

Eventually, I also joined the dev list, began to learn Java, and started
contributing patches, mostly to issues that I would file myself, but
sometimes for other issues.  My name ended up in the CHANGES.txt more
than once.  A little over a year ago, the Lucene PMC asked me to become
a committer.  I was not pursuing this as a goal, so it was completely
unexpected.  I accepted the offer.

My advice would be to put some serious time and effort into making Solr
better.  As the following wiki page says, this involves a lot more than
writing code.


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