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Re: Bug#492157: ITP: apollo -- The Apollo Solr Server

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 03:47:53PM +1200, Paul Waite wrote:

>   Description     : The Apollo Solr Server

That is not a description, that's just the full name. What does this
package do? I cannot find any answer in the long description either. The
project website mentions that it is an "enterprise search server". Still
vague, but I guess it is something equivalent to htdig. Both the short
and long description should make clear that this is a web-based search

> The Apollo Solr Server is a debian packaging of the standard Solr Server
> available from the Apache project (http://lucene.apache.org/solr/). This

There is no need to mention that this is a Debian package. Also, the URL
to the project page is already in the Homepage: header, there is no need
to repeat it.

> package can be installed with replication enabled, either as a Master or
> a Slave. The latter is set up for you to rsync from the Master via cron.
> This apollo package also supports any number of instances of Solr, 
> running on separate ports. These are managed via a common utility 'apollo'
> to provide create, remove, purge, start, stop, restart, and status.
> The package also includes a MaoriMacronsFilter plugin which can be set up
> in your schema.xml to map macronned characters to stright ascii on both
> index and query operations. The default schema.xml has this set up for
> the 'text' field type already. It is a trivial exercise to provide other
> mappings.

The rest of the description reads like a manual page, not like a
description of the features of Solr.

Then, where does the name "Apollo" come from? I do not see any
reference to that name on the Solr website.

Finally, it seems Solr is already packaged by the Debian Java
Maintainers, see http://packages.debian.org/solr-tomcat5.5. If there is
anything in your package that is not in theirs, please coordinate with

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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