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From "Steven A Rowe" <>
Subject RE: Lingustically-enhanced indexing for Lucene
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 12:20:50 GMT
Hi Felipe,

On 05/09/2008 at 8:06 AM, wrote:
> A couple of moths ago I asked in this list how to contribute
> to Lucene. You told me that I should do a patch a report a 
> bug to JIRA. Actually, what I want to contribute is a
> completely new development that I think should be placed
> in the contrib folder. It is not a bug, all the code is new,
> no existing files have been modified.

The procedure is the same for both bugs and new features - you may already know about the
wiki page that describes this, but just in case:


> On the other hand, it is java 1.5 compatible. Even
> developments in contrib, that are rather independent, 
> must be java 1.4 compatible?

Actually, the policy is now that code in contrib can be java 1.5 (or 1.4) compatible.  The
1.4 compatibility requirement applies only to non-contrib code.  (Note to self: fix the HowToContribute
page to note this fact.)


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