Apache Solr and Lucene now Java 7 compatible
The developers of the Apache project's full text search engine Lucene and search platform Solr have announced the release of version 3.6 of both Solr and Lucene. Lucene 3.6 now fully supports Java 7 and has added several new phonetic encoders. Solr 3.6 adds multi-term query support and a new SolrJ client connector. Both projects also include improvements for searching Japanese text and numerous bug fixes and other enhancements. Lucene also fixes a crashing bug in the Java virtual machine that could lead to denial-of-service situations.
Lucene is a full text search engine that is used by Apple, IBM, Netflix and Wikipedia among others and which turned ten years old last year. Solr, an enterprise search platform based on Lucene, was merged with the project in 2010. More information on the changes in version 3.6 can be found in the Lucene and Solr change logs. The source code for both projects is available under the Apache 2.0 License and can be downloaded from several mirrors: Lucene/Solr.