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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Lucene4c
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:23:51 GMT
All donated code should really go through the Incubator, even if only to
do the required IP checklist.

On Feb 14, 2005, at 8:59 AM, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> I presume this codebase is substantial enough that it requires 
> incubation?  Or because it was a single developer, could he contribute 
> it directly to the Lucene project and bypass incubation?
> 	Erik
> On Feb 14, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>> I'd like to propose the Lucene4c project for incubation.
>> Lucene4c is a port of the Lucene search engine from Java to C, using 
>> the Apache Portable Runtime library for portability.  The project is 
>> far from complete, and code to date is primarily concerned with 
>> reading an existing Lucene index, which must be created with another 
>> Lucene implementation (currently only Java Lucene has been tested).  
>> The plan is to complete support for the rest of the index format and 
>> then move on to implementing search functionality (beyond the current 
>> proof of concept code anyway).  Once we've reached that point work 
>> will begin on actual indexing functionality so that Lucene4c can 
>> stand alone, without the use of another Lucene implementation for 
>> bootstrapping.
>> The project would be part of the new Lucene top leve project, and 
>> Erik Hatcher has offerred to serve as a sponsor.
>> While I have yet to expand the community of developers further than 
>> myself, I am anxious to do so, and I expect to be able to draw both 
>> from people as of yet unassociated with Lucene who have expressed 
>> interest in such a project and from existing Lucene developers who 
>> have expressed interest in establishing cross-language compatibility 
>> tests for the various Lucene ports.
>> Lucene4c already has ties to existing ASF projects, particularly 
>> Lucene itself and APR.  Bringing it into the ASF would only 
>> strengthen those ties.
>> More details, including where to get the current release or 
>> development versions of the code can be found at the Lucene4c web 
>> site at
>> -garrett
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