Virtual Code Sprint for Apache Solr Search Integration
by Peter Wolanin
Would you like to help get the Apache Solr Search Integration module to a stable and feature-full release for Drupal 7? We are planning a virtual code sprint for Friday April 8 through April 13. That spans a weekend with the expectation that some sprinters will be able to more actively participate during a weekend, and others during work days. The sprint will encompass topics including integration with Facet API, integration with Views, UI improvements, and expanded test coverage.
From Acquia both Chris Pliakas (cpliakas) and I (pwolanin) will be participating and we expect participation from several Drupal shops using Apache Solr. We will use a dedicated IRC channel for ongoing chatter and have conference calls open to any interested participants discuss the strategy, architecture, and progress of the features being worked on during the sprint. Prior to that we will have discussions in the Sprints group about goals and closer to the start of the sprint will have a wiki page there filled in with more details on how to participate. An event is already posted, so you can leave a comment here or sign up at the event node to indicate your interest in participating.
Before the code sprint we expect to release a 7.x-1.0-beta4 which will already feature substantial changes from the beta3 including a significantly altered schema.xml. A number of the changes such as that were motivated by the discussion at a BoF at Drupalcon Chicago, as well as by subsequent discussions in the issue queue. We've been making a lot of progress thanks to energized contributors including Elliott Foster (elliotttf), Stéphane Corlosquet (scor), and co-maintainer James McKinney (jpmckinney), so please check out the latest code.