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From Paul Smith <>
Subject Re: Map-Reduce
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 22:16:34 GMT

On 05/08/2005, at 4:10 AM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Doug Cutting wrote:
>> Perhaps we need to factor Nutch into two projects, one with NDFS  
>> and MapReduce and the other with the search-specific code.  This  
>> falls almost exactly on package lines.  The packages  
>> org.apache.nutch.{io,ipc,fs,ndfs,mapred} are not dependent on the  
>> rest of Nutch.
> FYI, over on the nutch-dev list, I just proposed that we split  
> these packages into a new project that Nutch then depends on, since  
> there seems to be interest in using them independently of Nutch.   
> Such a split probably wouldn't happen for at least a month.
> msg00312.html

Awesome, thanks Doug!  I really believe that having this out as a  
separate project will be more useful for everyone.   This will also  
give more exposure to Nutch and Lucene as a whole, because people  
will experiment with the NDFS/MapReduce stuff first (smaller thing to  
comprehend first).


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