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From Scott Ganyo <>
Subject Re: snowball analyzers in lucene jar?
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2003 20:53:47 GMT
I guess I don't mind it being packaged as part of the base download 
(although I have no use for them)...  but I would prefer that it remain 
a separate jar file from the core Lucene classes.


David Birtwell wrote:

> On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 03:26  PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
>> Shall we take a vote?  Should the snowball analyzers be included in 
>> the base lucene jar file, or should they continue to be packaged 
>> separately?
>> Doug
> It might seem cleaner from a design perspective to put the Snoball 
> analyzers in a second package, but I believe it would feel better to a 
> new Lucene user to have them folded into the base Lucene jar, or at 
> least distributed with the base Lucene download.  The analyzers will 
> feel more "sanctioned" that way and I believe users would have more 
> confidence using them.  Plus, it would be one less step to get started 
> with Lucene.
> It's like Ant and optional.jar.  We all want to use JUnit tasks.  Why 
> should we all be forced to download and install optional.jar?  ;-)
> My 2 cents,
> DaveB
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