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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-5940

change index backwards compatibility policy.

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      Currently, our index backwards compatibility is unmanageable. The length of time in which we must support old indexes is simply too long.

      The index back compat works like this: everyone wants it, but there are frequently bugs, and when push comes to shove, its not a very sexy thing to work on/fix, so its hard to get any help.

      Currently our back compat "promise" is just a broken promise, because we cannot actually guarantee it for these reasons.

      I propose we scale back the length of time for which we must support old indexes.

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                rcmuir Robert Muir
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