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July 2011 Blog Posts

Lucene.net is back on track

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More than 6 months ago I blogged about Lucene.net starting his path toward extinction. Soon after that, due to the "stubbornness" of the main committer, a few forks appeared, the biggest of which was Lucere.net by Troy Howard.

At the end of the year, despite the promises of the main committer of complying to the request of the Apache board by himself, nothing happened and Lucene.net went really close to be being shut down. But luckily, the same Troy Howard that forked Lucene.net a few months before, decided, together with a bunch of other volunteers, to resubmit the documents required by the Apache Board for starting a new project into the Apache Incubator; by the beginning of February the new proposal was voted for by the Board and the project re-entered the incubator.

Since that day a lot happened to Lucene.net:

What is going to happen next?

At the moment, together with catching up with the long backlog, they are working on a SL/WP7 version of Lucene.net, evaluating a new and better automatic porting system from Java and already looking at starting with Lucene 3.

Shall I start using Lucene.net with confidence?

The answer is definitely yes.
I would have not said so at the of 2010 but now, thanks to Troy and the new set of committers, Lucene.net is definitely back on track, and I see a bright future for it.
Even if not contributing with code, I'm happy to have partially contributed to the rebirth of the project having raised the issue back in November, and in the future I’ll also post project-related announcements on my blog.

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Orchard CMS available in Italian

Summer, the period when holidays and open source contributions happen.

This July I’m very happy to announce that I completed the localization to Italian of Orchard CMS. I started it in March, and with many breaks, this weekend I completed the first “quality” version of the translation file, up to date with Orchard latest version 1.2, and it is now available among the official translations of Orchard.

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If you want to try it, just download the it-IT version from the Orchard translation archive, install it (either unzipping or via the Translation Manager module) and browse through the pages of the Orchard administration.

And if you find any “weird” translation or some inconsistencies, just add a comment to this post, or send me an email.

I also want to thank the guys that helped me with some translation suggestion and testing the first drafts of the translation.

One quick note before closing the post: you will find some parts of the admin, in the dashboard and in the galleries, that are still in English. It is a bug in Orchard and the team is aware of it.