The first release candidate for Solr 7.0 has been made, meaning we will probably see a release within days if no show stoppers pop up.
Solr 7 is a major version upgrade, featuring improvements such as: Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Solr 6.0 was released, and right after we also released Solr 5.5.1. That means that most probably 5.5.x is the last in the 5.x series, so start preparing for an upgrade.
Go ahead and download Solr 5.4. The major feature is a new Admin UI which lets you manage Collections, not only cores. The new UI also allows you to manipulate the schema through Schema Browser tab.
Also, the Analyzing suggesters can now filter suggestions by a context field, this was one of the issues Cominvent contributed to. Another was SOLR-8269 which removed the commons-collections security vulnerability. For a complete list of changes, please see Changes.html
Solr/Lucene version 5.3 is on its way out the door any of these days. In addition to the usual list of bug fixes and optimizations, it adds some new features, mainly related to security. Some are:
The built-in support for Authentication includes Kerberos and Basic Auth. By configuring Rule-based Authorization, you can also control which users have control over which actions in Solr. If you also enable SSL and protect ZooKeeper content, Solr has gained a nice set of security capabilities in very short time!
Also in this release, Cominvent have contributed the following bug fixes:
See CHANGES.TXT for details about all changes in this release.