Version 3.6 of Apache Solr was recently released. This will be the last 3.x release before 4.0 will come out later this year. Version 3.6 contains many improvements and bug fixes.
Here’s the release statement:
|12 April 2012, Apache Solr™ 3.6.0 available
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Solr 3.6.0.
Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database
This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements, some of which are highlighted below. The release is available for immediate download at: http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html (see note below).
See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of
Solr 3.6.0 Release Highlights:
Note: The Apache Software Foundation uses an extensive mirroring network for
In addition to these news, Jan Høydahl has also contributed these features and fixes to 3.6:
- SOLR-1052: Deprecate/Remove and in favor of in solrconfig.xml
- SOLR-2202: Money/Currency FieldType (Handling multiple currencies in the same field See http://wiki.apache.org/solr/CurrencyField)
- SOLR-2970: CSV ResponseWriter returns fields defined as stored=false in schema
- SOLR-3026: eDismax: Locking down which fields can be explicitly queried (user fields aka uf – control what fields users may query)
- SOLR-2764: Create a NorwegianLightStemmer and NorwegianMinimalStemmer – simpler and sometimes better than the Snowball
- SOLR-2826: URLClassify Update Processor (good for web search)
- SOLR-3140: Make omitNorms default for all numeric field types (simplifies schema, better default)
- SOLR-2901: Upgrade Solr to Tika 1.0
- SOLR-3009: hitGrouped.vm isn’t shipped with 3.x (fixes grouping in the /browse GUI)
- SOLR-3059: Provide example for XSLTUpdateRequest (allows you to POST a Solr search result into another Solr index as XML)
- SOLR-2487: New Ant build target to not include slf4j-jdk14 jar in WAR (nice if you want to use another log framework than JUL)
This version is backwards compatible with the other 3.x versions, so upgrading is as simple as replacing the WAR file.