It has been quite some time since I have done my last Hibernate Search release announcement, so I am especially happy to get the 4.4 release train rolling. Hibernate Search 4.4.0.Alpha1 is now out and ready for download, either from the JBoss Maven Repository under the GAV org.hibernate:hibernate-search:4.4.0.Alpha1 or via SourceForge. The release contains fixes for 16 issues which you can closer inspect in the Jira release notes.
Tomorrow the London Java Community (LJC) meets for the monthly Meet a Project night. I'll be there again, this time to explain how to get started contributing to Hibernate Search and answer all the questions you might have about the mysterious world of open source professionals.
We're in Boston for JUDCon and Red Hat Summit; Emmanuel is on stage coding live a nice new demo using Hibernate Search to combine full-text with geographic filtering. It will be contributed to JDF quickstarts but you can already get the sources.