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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Solr Flare
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:34:15 GMT

On Jan 2, 2007, at 4:15 PM, Yonik Seeley wrote:
> Wow, awesome way to kick of the new year!

All part of my plan for world dom^H^H^H peace!

> You may end up converting me to Ruby while you're at it ;-)

Ruby is lots of fun... and with the goodness of Solr behind it, the  
UI experience will be truly amazing.  The success of Flare will  
change the face of a lot of library systems in the world, at the very  

On a more pragmatic level, I'd love for you and others to review how  
I've put the ASL in some of the files, but not all.  I'm not sure if  
generated code (by the Rails application generator) needs to have the  
ASL attached to it, or how this sort of thing should be handled.


> -Yonik
> On 1/2/07, Erik Hatcher <> wrote:
>> I'm finally kicking off that long dreamed of Ruby/Solr DSL, including
>> an accompanying general purpose web interface to showcase the
>> greatness of Solr's capabilities, including faceted browsing.  I've
>> titled the project Flare, and have committed the bits of low-level
>> code into Solr's repository.  The gory details are on the wiki, here:
>>         <>
>> I'm dedicating the next couple of months of spare time to this in
>> order to have it ready for a couple of big projects, one is to
>> demonstrate a faceted browsing front-end on our libraries holdings
>> (~3.7M records), and also to have a framework for even more easily
>> demonstrating and teaching Lucene and Solr to a bunch of library  
>> geeks
>> [1].
>> For the Ruby-savvy of you out there, I'd love to have help in
>> crafting a Ruby Solr DSL suitable for "gem install", and fleshing out
>> a general purpose API and UI.  As for collaboration, it'll be via
>> JIRA patches, wiki, and this e-mail list, and we'll go from there.
>> Thanks in advance!
>>         Erik
>> [1]

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