The Lucene.Net project serves as the port of the Lucene search engine library. In recent news it has left the incubator and become a top-level project. The project is now labeled as healthy and the project’s resources will move to the main apache.org site. Read the full report in, “Lucene.Net becomes top-level project at Apache.”
After announcing the project’s promotion, the author then says:
Lucene.Net began as an independent project creating a line-by-line port of the Java-based Lucene project. Eventually, it entered the Apache Incubator in April 2006 and graduated as a sub-project of Lucene in October 2009. But then it ran into difficulty when the original leads stopped maintaining it; development stagnated in 2010 and forks appeared outside the Apache project.
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Emily Rae Aldridge, September 7, 2012