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From Simon Willnauer <>
Subject Re: Getting involved with Lucene - Java.
Date Sat, 01 Jan 2011 15:31:59 GMT
Hey John,

great to see your intrest in helping lucene to move forward. Its an
amazing time to get started as we are moving very quickly development
wise right now. To get started it might be the easiest if you get
familiar with how we work and how apache works. The Contribution Guide
(  might be a very
good place to start from.
You should have a JIRA account and a working dev environment to run
tests etc. - don't hesitate to check out the latest trunk or one of
the branches if you wanna work on one of those. We currently have 3
branches with active development side by side with the trunk:
Under  you find 5

branch_3x/ - a branch that maintains compatibility with 3.x releases
and is the place for backporting importent and yet compatible features
to the 3.x versions.
bulkpostings/ - Bulkreading support for postinglists see
docvalues/ - Column Stride fields, see
realtime_search/ - Realtime search branch, see

under you find the
latest trunk sources. It might be a good idea to check those out and
run a "ant clean test" and see if it build and tests successful.

Once you are set up its up to you to fix bugs if you find one, you
don't need a mentor - once you open an issue you should get attention
from one of the committers and / or one of the other contributors who
works with you towards a committable patch.

Don't hesitate to ask any further questions.


2011/1/1 John Koumarelas <>:
> First of all Happy new year to everyone in Lucene!
> I would like to know, who should i ask if i want to get involved with the
> project (e.g. Find/Fix bugs etc.)? Should i search for a mentor, or should i
> just try to fix bugs from the list by myself?
> Thank you for your time,
> John Koumarelas

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