Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 0.3
For a number of years now, the Lucene community has been criticized for not eating our own "dog food" when it comes to search. My company has built and hosts a site search (http://www.lucidimagination.com/search) that is powered by Apache Solr and Lucene and we'd like to donate it's use to the Lucene community. Additionally, it allows one to search all of the Mahout content from a single place, including web, wiki, JIRA and mail archives. See also http://www.lucidimagination.com/search/document/bf22a570bf9385c7/search_on_lucene_apache_org
A preview of the site is available at http://people.apache.org/~gsingers/mahout/site/publish/
Lucid has a fault tolerant setup with replication and fail over as well as monitoring services in place. We are committed to maintaining and expanding the search capabilities on the site.
The following patch adds a skin to the Forrest site that enables the Mahout site to search Mahout only content using Lucene/Solr. When a search is submitted, it automatically selects the Mahout facet such that only Mahout content is searched. From there, users can then narrow/broaden their search criteria.
I'm submitting this patch to Mahout first, as we'd like to roll out our capabilities to some of the smaller communities first and then broaden to the rest of the Lucene ecosystem.
I plan on committing in a 3 or 4 days.