These don't allways apply perfectly in all circumstances, but they work well as starting points.
I tend to keep them generic, so anyone wishing to reuse them is welcome to cut/paste the text (and URL) into their own emails....
Please don't take this the wrong wrong way, but I have a policy of not answering any questions about __PROJECT_NAME__ emailed to me directly. I believe that the biggest asset an Open Source project has is it's community of users who help each other. When you ask a question to a single community member privately, you not only lose out on potentially useful answers from other members of the community, but you also deny the rest of the community the benefit of learning from your question (and any answers you may receive). If you post your question to __PROJECT_EMAIL_LIST__ then I'll be happy to participate in the discussion.
Your question appears to be an "XY Problem" ... that is: you are dealing with "X", you are assuming "Y" will help you, and you are asking about "Y" without giving more details about the "X" so that we can understand the full issue. Perhaps the best solution doesn't involve "Y" at all? See Also: http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=542341
When starting a new discussion on a mailing list, please do not reply to an existing message, instead start a fresh email. Even if you change the subject line of your email, other mail headers still track which thread you replied to and your question is "hidden" in that thread and gets less attention. It makes following discussions in the mailing list archives particularly difficult.
Your question is better suited for the java-user@lucene mailing list ... not the dev@lucene list. The dev list is for discussing development of the internals of Solr and the Lucene Java library ... it is *not* the appropriate place to ask questions about how to use Solr or the Lucene Java library when developing your own applications. Please resend your message to the java-user mailing list, where you are likely to get more/better responses since that list also has a larger number of subscribers.
Your question is better suited for the solr-user@lucene mailing list ... not the dev@lucene list. The dev list is for discussing development of the internals of Solr and the Lucene Java library ... it is *not* the appropriate place to ask questions about how to use Solr or the Lucene Java library when developing your own applications. Please resend your message to the solr-user mailing list, where you are likely to get more/betterresponses since that list also has a larger number of subscribers.
In accordance with the goals and ideal of the Apache Software Foundation, It is inappropriate to use an apache.org mailing list for making personal attacks. A personal attack is any statement "criticizing the person rather than the idea". While it is acceptable (indeed, encouraged) to criticize ideas, it is not acceptable to criticize a person suggesting the idea -- doing so diminishes everyone's ability to contribute productively. This disclaimer is the only reply or acknowledgement I will make to any communication I receive containing a personal attack -- regardless of whatever other comments or ideas in that message may have merit. http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CodeOfConduct http://www.apache.org/dev/project-mailing-lists.html#trolls http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette
I'm sorry, I am happily employed by LucidWorks and I'm unable to accept other paid work. If you are not already aware, there are lists of parties for hire who can provide Lucene/Solr support... http://wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/Support http://wiki.apache.org/solr/Support I personally recommend contacting LucidWorks, I know all the guys who work in our consulting/support group, and they are great... http://www.lucidworks.com/about-us/contact-us