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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
Subject Re: (ANNOUNCEMENT) Solr Examples reading group
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:58:49 GMT does Solr as part of Big Data, but not sure about Nutch has Solr and Nutch, but not
sure about UI
LucidWorks' commercial Fusion platform I believe has both with UI

Solr default config has LOTS of comments :-) Of course, the ones in
managed-schema go away on first "schemaless mode" modification, so
read them before they go go go. And for solrconfig.xml, if you
reformat - say "films" - example to remove comments and spaces, you
drop from 1482 lines to 271.

So, I should say comments are not a problem. At least in the "not
enough" sense. In the "drown in" sense, that's a different story.


Newsletter and resources for Solr beginners and intermediates:

On 5 October 2016 at 23:26, WebDawg <> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Alexandre Rafalovitch
> <> wrote:
>> I have an nearly minimal config for Solr 4.9, 5.5 and 6.2 at:
>> . They are _quite_
>> feature minimal (6.2 does not even have ID or version), but they will
>> import and search example/exampledocs/*.xml without fuss
>> I challenge you to guess number of lines they take before looking :-)
>> As to minimal examples, I think that's absolutely the next step. Did
>> you ever notice that we don't even get too many question on the Solr
>> Users mailing list about the example - I suspect it is because people
>> get lost so fast they don't even know how to ask the questions.
>> SOLR-9601 will be my next experiment for that.
>> As to kitchen-sync vs the examples, maybe we need a "configuration"
>> configset that will have all the definitions and then have
>> Admin/Velocity/whatever UI that allows user pick a definition and
>> existing core on the same server and it will the
>> type/field/configuration command to that core. It is definitely doable
>> for schema. For solrconfig it is a bit more challenging as not
>> everything is API controlled yet and API itself - in my mind - is
>> still very raw. The support files is a small challenge too for
>> non-cloud mode. But this could be the dogfood project to fix that.
>> So, as a workflow, it would be:
>> 1) bin/solr create -c mycore -d minimal_config
>> 2) Experiment to the limit of that core's configuration (initial types, etc)
>> 3) bin/solr create -c config -d configuration
>> 4) Use the new core's enhanced UI to do whatever is needed to mycore
>> 5) bin/solr delete -c config
>> 6) Continue working with mycore
>> The other similar idea is a 3rd party solr config wizard that walks
>> the user through the choices and generates config files with/without
>> comments/links to ref guide. Then, it is not limited to Solr file
>> layout. On the other hand, people need to know the tool exists....
>> Regards,
>>    Alex.
>> P.s. I will try very hard to be at the meetup on Tuesday, so will be
>> very happy to have an in-depth discussion about this topic
> I was thinking about working on something like this but I just asked
> the nutch list if anything like this existed.
> Does it?  Is there anyway to configure lets say SOLR and nutch with a GUI util?
> I remember back in the day configuring eggdrops and I was very happy
> that everything was there to comment out if needed.  It made
> understanding configuration easy.
> What do the SOLR default configs look like right now?  Are there comments?

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