I'm working in the Hibernate and Infinispan teams at Red Hat, caring about Lucene integration in products we support, striving to make it easier to use and to integrate in well known APIs and patterns, and finally to make it scale better; I love clean and well performing code. I've been an early adopter of cloud deployments scaling Lucene to a large number of requests on Amazon EC2 using Hibernate Search, and after that I worked with JIRA to make it clusterable via Infinispan. I've lived in Holland, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Portugal and the UK; love OSS and socializing with other developers to improve all and any OSS project.
A bugfix release for Hibernate Search 4.1 ! Some of you have been reporting reduced performance after migrating from 3.4 or 4.0, which was not expected at all as the internals got smarter at each release. It turns out there was a quite critical bug: file handle leaks.
Another CR for Hibernate Search 4.1 is ready! Even being in candidate release phase, we introduced something more than the usual minor bugfixes, as the following improvements are too nice to delay and technically not very risky.
Hibernate Search 4.1.0.Beta2 is released, and contains a very interesting improvement: it is now possible to precisely express which paths will be indexed when using @IndexedEmbedded.
We tagged Hibernate Search 4.1.0.Alpha1, and artifacts are now ready to be downloaded. 4.1 is meant to mainly upgrade the core dependencies and will have a quick development cycle.
The OpenBlend conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia will be held the 15th September in the fabulous setting of the Ljubljana Castle.
While our focus has been on the exciting new improvements in Hibernate Search 4, since the release of the last stable release 3.4.0.Final we had much interesting feedback from the community, including bugreports and patches.
The release cycle of Hibernate Search 4 has begun. Alpha 1 is out. We already have many things implemented so this change is consistent and more releases will come quickly.
As every month, we're having a JBoss user group meeting in Newcastle. Next Tuesday 12th July at 6pm I'll be presenting