[KinoSearch] KinoSearch versus Lucy
marvin at rectangular.com
Wed Oct 27 17:26:32 PDT 2010
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 06:25:29PM -0400, Jason McIntosh wrote:
> I discovered KinoSearch today, while doing research for a website
> search-engine project now on my plate. It looks pretty cool, and I
> look forward to taking it for a spin.
> Is the roadmap here for KinoSearch to phase out as an independent project,
> and continue on as part of Lucy?
We're attempting to migrate development to Apache. From a user's standpoint,
unless you care about the licensing, I don't think such a move would matter
too much. Lucy is starting with an import of the entire KinoSearch codebase.
Nothing changes except the license and the namespace.
(Lucy used to be a separate project, a collaboration between people who had
written different C ports of Lucene, but it was rebooted in July to be based
> I would be grateful for any guidance about whether I can continue
> investigating KinoSearch in confidence that it has a long life ahead
> of it, or whether I should bide my time until an in-progress merging
> of development efforts settles down.
This is an easy call. Use KinoSearch -- it exists. Lucy doesn't have any
If things work out with Lucy (and we're looking good), KinoSearch will go into
maintenance mode, and most new development will happen at Apache under the new
namespace. If not, then probably there won't be much change from how things
are done today. No matter what, I anticipate a long life ahead for the
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