The newest release of Solr and Lucene are ready for action
Project leaders have changed Solr's version number scheme to mirror Lucene's. Both the Solr 3.1.0 and Lucene 3.1.0 release
have many new features. Here are three Lucene 3.1.0 release highlights
from Lucid's official release notes:
* ReusableAnalyzerBase makes it easier to reuse TokenStreams
* Improved Analysis capabilities: Improved Unicode support, including
Unicode 4, more friendly term handling (CharTermAttribute), easier
object reuse and better support for protected words in lossy token
filters (e.g. stemmers).
* ConstantScoreQuery now allows directly wrapping a Query.
And three highlights from the Solr 3.1.0 release…
* JSON document indexing
* Numeric range facets (similar to date faceting).
* New spatial search, including spatial filtering, boosting and sorting capabilities.
You can download the new releases here
jQuery 1.5.2 Ready to Go
The second major revision of jQuery 1.5
jQuery 1.5.2 includes corrections for several major bugs. Key fixes
include incorrect .css(marginRight) in Webkit. Also, replaceWith no
longer throws errors on non existent elements.
Google +1: Making Web Search Social
With the Google +1
search feature, Google has taken search into the social realm. Much
like Facebook's "like" option, Google +1 allows users to add their stamp
of approval on sites that appear in their search. Google assumes that
people are bound to "like" the same types of sites as their friends. +1
lets you see which sites your friends have voted up. Another, more
questionable, application of the Google +1 feature is its potential to
improve Google's ad targeting endeavors. In the future, Google hopes
to integrate Google +1 with its apps.
OpenNebula 2.2 Open Source Cloud Software
code named Cat's Eye, has been released. This new version of
OpenNebula has an improved user interface and several new features. A
graphical user interface (GUI) is provided by Sunstone. Users can use
the GUI to manage Infrastructure As A Service within the browser. An
overall fault tolerance increase has been achieved in OpenNebula. Should
a server fail, the system is automatically rebuilt on another server.
Monitoring large server farms is easier with the Ganglia monitoring
The joys and pain of working with legacy code. Thanks to
for the link.