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From Yonik Seeley <yo...@lucidimagination.com>
Subject Re: Generic questions
Date Thu, 27 May 2010 16:56:53 GMT
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Blargy <zmanods@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone explain to be what the state of Solr/Lucene is... didn't they
> recently combine?

Yes, it started in March.  Development is combined (committers, dev
list, etc), but separate downloads and user lists will remain.

> I know I am running version 1.4 but I keep seeing version numbers out there
> that are 3.0, 4.0??? Can someone explain what that means.

Lots of other stuff has changed.  For example, trunk is now always the
next *major* version number.
So the trunk of the combined lucene/solr is 4.0-dev

There is now a branch_3x that is like trunk for all future 3.x releases.

The next version of Solr will probably be 3.1, and it's unlikely there
will ever be a 1.5 released.

> Also is the state of trunk (1.4 or 4.0??) "good enough" for production use?

Yes, Lucene/Solr aims for a "stable" trunk (runtime stability, not API
stability).  Plenty of big companies use trunk since they need recent
features.  Just be sure to test well (good advice even if working off
of officially released versions).

-Yonik
http://www.lucidimagination.com

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