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From Sami Siren <>
Subject Re: [jira] Closed: (NUTCH-562) Port mime type framework to use Tika mime detection framework
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2007 18:05:17 GMT
Andrzej Bialecki wrote:
> Chris A. Mattmann (JIRA) wrote:
>>      [
>> ]
>> Chris A. Mattmann closed NUTCH-562.
>> -----------------------------------
>> - Patch applied to trunk in r583016
> I think this issue didn't get enough attention before it was committed.
> I agree with the direction of this patch - functionality-wise the mime
> type detector in Tika is clearly superior to the one that we have now in
> Nutch - but I feel that the use of an external framework, which is not
> yet released, should be discussed first, and the proper working of the
> patch should be confirmed by other users. There was too little time to
> do this before the commit.
> I vote for reverting this patch, unless there is an overall consensus
> among Nutch developers that it's ok to keep it as it is - on one hand
> considering the added functionality and simplification of Nutch code,
> and on the other hand considering the (lack of) maturity of Tika.

I agree with Andrzej here. I would have waited a bit more before rushing
into this. Because at this point (where no Tika releases have been made)
it might (even though it does not look like it right now) even be
possible that the project will be retired without any releases at all.

 Sami Siren

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