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From Tim Parker <>
Subject Configuration options/concerns for multiple Solr versions
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:30:39 GMT
We have a ColdFusion-based CMS product which can interface with Solr for 
search functionality.  ColdFusion ships with an ancient version of Solr 
(old enough that it crashes when the search criteria includes a leading 
wildcard), so to get current Solr functionality... we have to interface 
directly to Solr.  We don't bundle Solr with our product, so it's 
important to be able to interface to as wide a variety of Solr releases 
as possible.

Our initial implementation used Solr 4.10.2, and includes customizations 
in schema.xml and solrconfig.xml.  We have since made some minor changes 
for compatibility with Solr 5.x, but our goal is to minimize the 
version-specific information so we can create new cores without having 
to worry about what Solr version is in play.

Aside from keeping the luceneMatchVersion setting in agreement with the 
actual Solr release in use, what other configuration and/or schema 
changes do we need to worry about?

[enhancement request: set luceneMatchVersion to the running version if 
it's not found in solrconfig.xml - and/or allow a setting of 'current' 
so this doesn't have to be touched without specific reason to do so - 
any thoughts?  Am I missing something?]

Tim Parker
Senior Engineer
PaperThin, Inc.
300 Congress Street, Suite 303
Quincy, MA 02169
Ph: 617.471.4440 x203
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