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From Laimonas Simutis <>
Subject Re: Anybody home?
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:47:48 GMT
Hi Simon,

Lurker here, just like you! The last I recall the state of the project was:

- Shad was doing beta builds and gearing up for the official release of 4.8
- There seemed to be bugs reported on the 4.8 and he was just working on
those and doing the follow-up beta builds

I contributed regularly over two years ago to get the bugs out of the
core and then other things came up. Sometime later Shad took over and made
great progress but has dropped off since summer.

I could find time to contribute I think, but not convinced it is worth the
time investment. Will it truly matter if this project goes away? Seems like
a few of us here have warm feelings towards for several reasons
but outside of that ... not so sure.

The community seems to be happily pulling in 3.0.3 builds and moving on. To
me, that means that wherever is used, it's some older projects?
If you are doing something new in .net you are most likely going with .net
core and you couldn't use 3.0.3 there.

Would be cool to see this survive and go on, but is it worth it? That's the
question that sort of leads me to not doing anything :)

Side note:

For those that want to attempt to contribute, pulling from


On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:21 PM Simon Svensson <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been lurking for a long time, but hadn't realized that the
> situation was this far gone. So much for situational awareness...
> I'll be clear and state that I'm more of a Lucene.Net user, rather than
> a core developer, and I'm not that knowledgeable of the inner workings
> of Lucene.Net.
> What is the current state of the 4.8 port? I understand that the coding
> has stopped for various reason, but is there any wiki or documentation
> available for the current state of affairs? Even if I were to dedicate
> some hours of the week to Lucene.Net, I wouldn't know where to start. Is
> it enough to run the test fixtures and check for failures?
> A year ago there was some discussions about barriers to entry. I think
> that a "mentor" role where someone points at things to work on would
> help in getting people started.
> I also feel that I am not the right guy to submit a report to anyone.
> Also, I bet there's more lurkers than me here. Come out of the shadows,
> now's the time to assemble! ;)
> // Simon Svensson
> On 2019-01-16 18:15, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > Once again, we're attempting to discover if anybody is at home on this
> project. You've missed your reports for September, October, November,
> December, and now January as well. If we don't hear from you, we will be
> forced to move you to the attic.
> >
> > Please respond, immediately, copying on your response,
> to tell us what's going on with you folks. Thanks.
> >
> > --Rich Bowen, for the Board of Directors
> >
> >

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