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   overhead, improved numeric compression) and smaller term
   vectors (
LZ4-compressed terms dictionaries and payloads, delta-encoded
   positions and offsets using blocks of packed integers).

March 2013, Apache Lucene™ 4.2 available
The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 4.2

Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine
library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly
any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform.

This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and
improvements, some of which are highlighted below. The release
is available for immediate download at:

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of

Lucene 4.2 Release Highlights:

 * Lucene 4.2 has a new default codec (Lucene42Codec) with a more
   efficient docvalues format (sorted bytes in FST, less addressing
   overhead, improved numeric compression) and smaller term
   vectors (LZ4-compressed terms dictionaries and payloads, delta-encoded
   positions and offsets using blocks of packed integers).

 * Doc values external and codec API and implementations have been
   simplified: the codec is no longer responsible for buffering doc
   values; the numerous types have been consolidated down to only
   three (NUMERIC, BINARY, SORTED); PerFieldDocValuesFormat lets you
   set a different format for each field, and the doc values and FieldCache
   APIs were unified.

 * Significant refactoring and performance enhancements to the facet
   module, resulting in overall ~3.8X speedup in one case (single Date
   field faceting).

 * DrillDownQuery in the facet module now supports multi-select.

 * A new DrillSideways class enables counting facet labels and counts
   for both hits and near-misses in a single query.  See

 * An additional docvalues type (SORTED_SET) was added that supports multiple

 * FSTs are a bit smaller, and the FST package supports FSTs over 2GB
   in size.

 * A new LiveFieldValues class lets you get live or real-time values
   for any indexed doc / field.  See http://blog.mikemccandless.com/2013/01/getting-real-time-field-values-in-lucene.html

 * Added a new classification module.

 * Various bugfixes and optimizations since the 4.1 release.

Please read CHANGES.txt for a full list of new features.

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