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Apache Solr 1.4 finally released

Finally, after long delays, Apache Solr version 1.4 is released. The long delay was mainly due to very strict quality standards, which made it necessary to wait until some serious known bugs were dealt with. Also read my previous article … Continue reading

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Solr being used by Google’s allforgood.org

Google runs a web page called AllForGood which helps people find opportunities to volunteer in various organizations in their neighbourhood. In the beginning, the search in the site was updated from Google’s crawlers crawling several volunteer webpages. However, when designing … Continue reading

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New Solr book

Some people are perhaps more comfortable learning through a book than through Wiki pages and README files. For years we’ve had books about Lucene, and now comes the first book about Apache Solr as well, titled Solr 1.4 Enterprise Search … Continue reading

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CIA to invest in Lucid Imagination

The Norwegian IT newspaper Digi.no today writes that CIA invests in Lucid Imagination through the company In-Q-Tel. This is a great confirmation that the Apache Lucene/Solr search engine is high-end software of key value also for intelligence use. That would … Continue reading

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Solr 1.4 with nice improvements

The Apache Solr 1.3 search server is very capable and stable, so there is nothing that should keep you from deploying it just because a new version is around the corner (within a few months that is). Upgrades should be … Continue reading

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