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From "Yonik Seeley" <>
Subject Re: Solr Flare
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 21:15:12 GMT
Wow, awesome way to kick of the new year!
You may end up converting me to Ruby while you're at it ;-)


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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