24 September 2015, Apache Solr™ 5.3.1 available

The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Solr 5.3.1

Solr is the popular, blazing fast, open source NoSQL search platform
from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful
full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic
clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF)
handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly scalable, providing
fault tolerant distributed search and indexing, and powers the search
and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.

This release contains various bug fixes and optimizations since the 5.3.0 release. The release is available for immediate download at:


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


Solr 5.3.1 includes these bug fixes.

 * security.json is not loaded on server start
 * RuleBasedAuthorization plugin does not respect the collection-admin-edit permission
 * Fix VelocityResponseWriter template encoding issue. Templates must be UTF-8 encoded
 * SimplePostTool (also bin/post) -filetypes "*" now works properly in 'web' mode
 * example/files update-script.js to be Java 7 and 8 compatible.
 * SolrJ could not make requests to handlers with '/admin/' prefix
 * Use of timeAllowed can cause incomplete filters to be cached and incorrect results to be returned on subsequent requests
 * VelocityResponseWriter's $resource.get(key,baseName,locale) to use specified locale.
 * Fix the exclusion filter so that collections that start with js, css, img, tpl can be accessed. 
 * Resolve XSS issue in Admin UI stats page

Known issues:
 * On Windows, bin/solr.cmd script fails to start correctly when using relative path with -s parameter. Use absolute path as a workaround . https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-8073

See the CHANGES.txt file included with the release for a full list of changes and further details.

Please report any feedback to the mailing lists (http://lucene.apache.org/solr/discussion.html)

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ReleaseNote531 (last edited 2015-09-24 15:03:35 by NoblePaul)