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From "Ciaran Roarty" <>
Subject Re: Lucene.Net project involvement
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:56:40 GMT

I too have used Lucene.Net with C# 2.0 to great effect. However, I am
discussing the use of .Net 2.0 in the codebase itself; and, if not, the
optimisation of the codebase for .Net in general.


On 26/03/07, tony njedeh <> wrote:
> I set up my lucene to a .net 2.0 framework, using VB and it works well in
> that environment.
> Anthony
> Ciaran Roarty <> wrote:
> George et al
> I have been using Lucene.Net in a proof-of-concept environment for the
> last
> couple of months - with my colleague Guy Steel - and we wanted to get
> involved in its development.
> I am a .NET developer for a large consultancy company and would like to
> get
> involved in making Lucene.Net more aligned to .NET and .NET 2/3 in
> particular. However, I am not sure if that is something which is initially
> planned for Lucene.Net. As I understand it, the majority of the conversion
> has been done, initially, using the Java Language Conversion Assistant.
> Some
> of the Java codebase uses patterns that are not best practice for .NET -
> such as using Exceptions for non-exceptional circumstances. This is not to
> denigrate Lucene.Net, it is one of the best pieces of software I have
> used.
> So, this email should be considered an introduction and a request to be
> allowed to get involved. I have never worked on an Open Source project
> before so I'll need some guidance but I am willing to learn. I do have a
> couple of questions to start with:
> - Is there a roadmap for the product? Is there a roadmap for Lucene that
> we
> will try and follow?
> - Is there a preferred version of the .NET Framework that it is planned to
> support?
> Enough for now, just wanted to introduce myself and get involved.
> Cheers,
> Ciaran

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