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From Peter Carlson <>
Subject Re: Development issues / processes
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2002 05:18:53 GMT
Hi Brian,

Do you think the suggestion of putting separating the core, contrib and
scratchpad into different sub directories will not meet you needs of keeping
the core repository small?



On 3/26/02 8:34 PM, "Brian Goetz" <> wrote:

> My objection is not to either a contributions area or a scratchpad, its
> to putting them in the lucene repo.
> Lucene is, right now, quite small.  And that's a good thing!  I think
> keeping it small and simple has a lot of value.
> I think the proposed idea of putting the scratchpad in the commons is
> fine, and I'd agree to that.  I think that's what commons is for,
> anyway.
> As far as contrib, here's my objection.  contrib directories grow
> pretty quickly, are rarely well indexed or documented, and tend to
> decay -- eventually a lot of contributed code will stop building, if
> not stop working.  Contributed code is of varying levels of
> usefulness, correctness, documentedness, and other qualities.
> Eventually, the contrib area becomes a burden.  And it often swamps
> the size of the core source tree.
> I prefer making it a separate repo.  

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