With work on version 3.2 of Hibernate Search well underway and a range of very interesting features in the pipeline (eg programmatic configuration API, bulk indexing and dynamic boosting), we decided to provide some of the bug fixes also for the 3.1 version of Hibernate Search. Hence here is Hibernate Search 3.1.1 GA. On top of several bug fixes which are listed in the release notes we also upgraded Lucene from 2.4 to 2.4.1.
Just came back from Nürnberg where I was invited to present Hibernate Search at the Herbstcampus conference. It was the first year for this conference with the hope of making it an established yearly event. Given that already in the first year over 200 people showed up Herbstcampus might be on the right track.
It has been a long time since an Hibernate Search release but we have not been lazy. We are pleased to announce 3.1.0 Beta1 with tons of new features and enhancements.
This release uses Lucene 2.3.x and works with Hibernate Core 3.3, Hibernate Annotations 3.4 and Hibernate EntityManager 3.4.
Here is a list of some of the major new features and enhancements:
It's been quite some time since the latest release of Hibernate Search, but since the code base has been fairly stable and bug free, we have been holding it until now. But there are some interesting features that could not wait anymore:
Max and I will be at JavaPolis next week. I don't know what Max is doing there but I will talk about Hibernate Search and JSR-303 Bean Validation, both talks on Thursday the 13th. Speaking of JSR-303, I have done a quick interview with Mark Newton on the topic: in a nutshell, it's shaping well and we hope to have a draft out in a month or so for you to review :)