Today we are releasing two new versions of Hibernate Search: 5.6.0.Beta4 and 5.7.0.Beta1!
Version 5.6.0.Beta4 brings the latest bugfixes and previously missing features for our experimental Elasticsearch integration. This is the version to use with Hibernate ORM versions 5.0.x and 5.1.x.
Version 5.7.0.Beta1 brings the exact same changes as 5.6.0.Beta1, but on top of the compatibility with Hibernate ORM version 5.2.x that was introduced with 5.7.0.Alpha1.
With Elasticsearch support coming as a technological preview in Hibernate Search 5.6, you would think we’re leaving out other features. Well, think again! Enters the Sort DSL, which will work with Elasticsearch of course, but also with the good ol' Lucene backend.
The point here is to provide an API to build sort descriptions easily, without knowing everything about Hibernate Search features added on top of Lucene, such as
DistanceSortField. And while we’re at it, we’re making it a modern, fluid API.