Solr synonym file for different segments and industries

I have gotten asked in previous conversations if there are standard synonym files for different product sets and industries for the Solr search engine. Interestingly enough I could not find anything out there so I decided to create an online repository on GitHub for such files. I envision files for all kinds of industries and product sets. I put some ideas out there and if anyone else has more please share with the community.  If you happen to have a large set of synonyms today also share those!

You can check out the repository here.

EGit for Domino Designer

Leave it to Nathan Freeman to modify the EGit and get it working for Eclipse 3.4 so Domino Designer can use it. He has already created an open source project on OpenNTF for the cause. Great job Nathan!

Well, the beauty of open source is that if you don’t like what you get, you can fix it. So I did. – link


Distributed source control with Git

Chris posted a nice tutorial about setting up Git to promote the Effect Git tutorial at EclipseCon this week.

Git is a distributed SCM, which means every developer has a full copy of all history of every revision of the code, making queries against the history very fast and versatile. – EGit

You can check out the Git site and learn about how the source control system can be used in a team atmosphere. I don’t have a lot of experience with Git so it would be interesting if someone could compare it to clearcase, subversion or svc. We use ClearCase at IBM and its pretty powerful for team branches, merging, labels, etc. Git looks like it does most of that but in a different way, with everyone essentially getting local copies of all source and changes. Which is great for searching and history. I know ClearCase is very slow searching history over the network and you only get a subset of features when using remote ClearCase.