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From Robert Muir <>
Subject Re: How much Lucene 4.0 capability is NOT in Solr 4.0?
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 06:28:56 GMT
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 5:52 AM, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:
> I was perusing email from this list and came across LUCENE-4069.  If it is
> as good as it says, it looks like a fit for a couple of the fields in my
> index.
> I will admit that I don't entirely understand all of what's being said
> regarding codecs, postings, and other such terms, but because I run a
> distributed Solr index, I do understand that not all of Lucene's
> functionality is available in Solr.  My question: How much of all the new
> bells and whistles in 4.0 will be available in Solr without custom coding?
>  In this specific instance, I would like to be able to use LUCENE-4069, but
> my question is more general than that -- will it be possible to take the
> official Solr 4.0 (or 4.1, or 4.2) download and specify codecs and other
> details on a per-field basis?

Maybe you are confused... you can already do this (for over a year).
See the tests.

Keep in mind that customizing the index format in this way is expert,
e.g. we don't provide index backwards compatibility for it across
releases, etc etc.


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