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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Solr Flare
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 20:55:00 GMT
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 

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!



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