MMM???? 2012, Apache Lucene‚ 3.6.0 available
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 3.6.0.

Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine
library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly
any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and
improvements, some of which are highlighted below.  The release
is available for immediate download at: (see note below).

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of

Lucene 3.6.0 Release Highlights:

  * In addition to Java 5 and Java 6, this release has now
    full Java 7 support (minimum JDK 7u1 required).

  * TypeTokenFilter filters tokens based on their TypeAttribute.

  * Fixed offset bugs in a number of CharFilters, Tokenizers and TokenFilters
    that could lead to exceptions during highlighting.

  * Added phonetic encoders: Metaphone, Soundex, Caverphone,
    Beider-Morse, etc.

  * CJKBigramFilter and CJKWidthFilter replace CJKTokenizer.

  * Kuromoji morphological analyzer tokenizes Japanese text, producing
    both compound words and their segmentation.

  * Static index pruning (Carmel pruning) removes postings with low
    within-document term frequency.

  * QueryParser now interprets '*' as an open end for range

  * FieldValueFilter excludes documents missing the specified field.

  * CheckIndex and IndexUpgrader allow you to specify the
    specific FSDirectory implementation to use with the new -dir-impl
    command-line option.

  * FSTs can now do reverse lookup (by output) in certain cases and
    can be packed to reduce their size.  There is now a method to
    retrieve top N shortest paths from a start node in an FST.
  * New WFSTCompletionLookup suggester supports finer-grained
    ranking for suggestions.

  * FST based suggesters now use an offline (disk-based) sort, instead
    of in-memory sort, when pre-sorting the suggestions.

  * ToChildBlockJoinQuery joins in the opposite direction (parent down
    to child documents).

  * New query-time joining is more flexible (but less performant) than
    index-time joins.

  * Added HTMLStripCharFilter to strip HTML markup.
  * Security fix: Better prevention of virtual machine SIGSEGVs when
    using MMapDirectory: Code using cloned IndexInputs of already
    closed indexes could possibly crash VM, allowing DoS attacks to
    your application.

  * Many bug fixes...

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