This release introduces support for Spatial Queries, a superb feature, especially when combined with traditional full-text.
As usual, we strive to boost your productivity. With Spatial Queries you can express the equivalent of:
Find me a coffee shop SHOULD In [2 miles] radius from [location] MUST NOT Starbucks
Enjoy! Of course that's fake meta-language, the actual syntax would require to use the new Spatial DSL; all details and examples are in the new Spatial chapter of the documentation.
Big thanks to Nicolas Helleringer, who coded it all, wrote the documentation and endured all our criticism for many months of work. Now it's your turn to try it out, comment, and maybe improve on it?
Apache Lucene 3.6 was released, and once more we stay up to date. Nothing changed in the API we expose, once more protecting you from the changes in Lucene code, but it's worth considering to reindex or at least use the compatibility options.
- The user forums are the place to get on how to use it, where you can help other users, or search for past questions.
We maintain a list of
low hanging fruits which should be easy starting points to get anyone started to improve Hibernate Search: have a look into issues suited for new contributors (maybe), the wiki pages and of course feel free to get in touch if you're stuck.