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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Definitive version of acts_as_solr
Date Sat, 12 Dec 2009 04:16:28 GMT

Yeah, it really is a big mess with acts_as_solr.  I blame a few  
things: 1) me - for not wrangling this thing into Solr's client/ruby  
area from the start, 2) Rubyists!  (Apache's svn isn't an appealing  
home) and 3) the git craze promoting fork-mania.

And take a look at this ridiculous bug (in at least one fork) of  
acts_as_solr: <


So... what do we do?

Can we get the best version of acts_as_solr donated to Solr's svn?   
Who can rightfully say where the IP of that comes from so we can  
ensure it's provenance is clear and cool by all who touched the  
code?   Or maybe we just start from scratch with the simplest thing  
that can possibly work (like my acts_as_solr_"lite" (page 13 of

  and iterate from there in Apache's svn?


On Dec 11, 2009, at 7:52 PM, Jacob Elder wrote:

> What versions of acts_as_solr are you all using?
> There appears to be about a dozen forks on GitHub, including my own.
> has a notice that the official  
> site is
> now, but *don't click that
> link*because it's just a mess of pop-up ads now. It would be great to
> get some
> consolidation and agreement from the community.
> -- 
> Jacob Elder

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