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From DM Smith <>
Subject Re: Proposal about Version API "relaxation"
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:07:56 GMT
On 04/15/2010 03:04 PM, Earwin Burrfoot wrote:
>> BTW Earwin, we can come up w/ a migrate() method on IW to accomplish
>> manual migration on the segments that are still on old versions.
>> That's not the point about whether optimize() is good or not. It is
>> the difference between telling the customer to run a 5-day migration
>> process, or a couple of hours. At the end of the day, the same
>> migration code will need to be written whether for the manual or
>> automatic case. And probably by the same developer which changed the
>> index format. It's the difference of when does it happen.
> Converting stuff is easier then emulating, that's exactly why I want a
> separate tool.
> There's no need to support cross-version merging, nor to emulate old APIs.
> I also don't understand why offline migration is going to take days
> instead of hours for online migration??
> WTF, it's gonna be even faster, as it doesn't have to merge things.
Will it be able to be used within a client application that creates and 
uses local indexes?

I;m assuming it will be faster than re-indexing.

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