Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_1FED81DBDFE66846937A8940BC4C23155F7749FF0AXVS3CLUSTERyu_" --_000_1FED81DBDFE66846937A8940BC4C23155F7749FF0AXVS3CLUSTERyu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I share Demian's concern about added dependencies (they seem to be consider= able, per the attached NOTICE.txt file). In any case wouldn't the decision= lie first with the solrmarc project? Is it being discussed there? As an = alternative, might there be a script, or other document detailing how to ta= ke a vanilla Vufind/solrmarc package and upgrade it with the solr (only) pi= eces of the LucidImagination package? Or were you suggesting doing that surgery yourself? From: Demian Katz [mailto:demian.katz@villanova.edu] Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:46 AM To: Andrew Nagy; vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] Upgrade Solr to LucidImagination Solr release A better stemmer does sound attractive. As far as whether this justifies t= he switch, I have two main concerns to weigh it against: frequency of upda= tes and long-term support. I know we're waiting on Solr 1.4 for at least o= ne feature (spellchecker reindex on optimize), and it would be unfortunate = if using a different build significantly delayed our ability to take advant= age of the new Solr version or future fixes/enhancements. It could also be= a problem in the future if Solr moves on and the LucidImagination build di= es -- we could end up becoming dependent on a feature set that is no longer= part of active Solr development. I'm not sure how likely it is that eithe= r of these things will become problems -- I'm new to Solr and unfamiliar wi= th LucidImagination -- but I think they're considerations worth keeping in = mind when making the choice. - Demian From: Andrew Nagy [mailto:asnagy@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:29 AM To: vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Upgrade Solr to LucidImagination Solr release Hi Folks - I was poking around at LucidImagination's SolrWorks website and = was thinking about switching Solr in the VuFInd source to use their custom = build. It has some nice enhancements that I would like to take advantage o= f - mainly the KStemmer since the PorterStemmer is ridiculously advantageou= s in it's stemming. http://www.lucidimagination.com/Downloads/LucidWorks-for-Solr Anyone have any thoughts or comments on replacing Solr from the community b= uild to the LucidImagination build? Thanks Andrew --_000_1FED81DBDFE66846937A8940BC4C23155F7749FF0AXVS3CLUSTERyu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

I share Demian’s concern about added dependencies (the= y seem to be considerable, per the attached NOTICE.txt file).  In any ca= se wouldn’t the decision lie first with the solrmarc project?  Is i= t being discussed there?  As an alternative, might there be a script, or other document detailing how to take a vanilla Vufind/solrmarc package and upgrade it with the solr (only) pieces of the LucidImagination package?

 

Or were you suggesting doing that surgery yourself?

 

From: Demian Katz [mailto:demian.katz@villanova.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:46 AM
To: Andrew Nagy; vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] Upgrade Solr to LucidImagination Solr rel= ease

 

A better stemmer does sound attractive.  As far as whet= her this justifies the switch, I have two main concerns to weigh it against:  frequency of updates and long-term support.  I know we're waitin= g on Solr 1.4 for at least one feature (spellchecker reindex on optimize), and i= t would be unfortunate if using a different build significantly delayed our ability to take advantage of the new Solr version or future fixes/enhancements.  It could also be a problem in the future if Solr moves on and the LucidImagination build dies -- we could end up becoming dependent on a feature set that is no longer part of active Solr development.  I'm not sure how likely it is that either of these thing= s will become problems -- I'm new to Solr and unfamiliar with LucidImaginatio= n -- but I think they're considerations worth keeping in mind when making the choice.

 

- Demian

 

From: Andrew Nagy [mailto:asnagy@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:29 AM
To: vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [VuFind-Tech] Upgrade Solr to LucidImagination Solr release=

 

Hi Folks - I was poking around at LucidImagination's SolrWorks website and was thinking about switching Solr in the VuFInd sourc= e to use their custom build.  It has some nice enhancements that I would li= ke to take advantage of - mainly the KStemmer since the PorterStemmer is ridiculously advantageous in it's stemming.

h= ttp://www.lucidimagination.com/Downloads/LucidWorks-for-Solr

Anyone have any thoughts or comments on replacing Solr from the community b= uild to the LucidImagination build?

Thanks
Andrew

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