On 11/27/06, Kevin S. Clarke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> WebDAV and catalog records. Have there been any code4lib proposals
> along these lines? I'd vote for that.
And if I get around to writing the voting module, I'd make sure you
could vote for that one twice...
Seriously, please don't get hung up on the 'proprietary'-ness of
Lucene's query syntax. It's open, it's widely used, and has been
ported to a handful of languages. I mean, why would you trade off
something that works well /now/ and will most likely only get better
for something that you admit sort of sucks?
And I agree with Erik's assessment that it's better to keep your
repository and index separated for exactly the sort of scenario you
worry about. If a super-duper new indexer comes along, you can always
just switch to it, then. I've done both (store everything in Lucene
and just index in Lucene -- or, rather, Ferret) and I think the latter
is much more sound approach.
By the way, Bess, count me in.