I am happy to announce that after a long development cycle, Lucene.NET v4.8 is finally ready to be used by your projects.
As you are probably aware, the last release of Lucene.NET (3.0.3) was about 4 years ago, in October 2012. That's a long time for anything - and especially for a project like Lucene that's moving rapidly fast. Just to give you an idea, Lucene is what powering Elasticsearch - which was hardly a thing in October 2012...
The last couple of years we have been working on porting more recent bits of Lucene to the .NET ecosystem, and recently also getting ready for making it .NET Core compatible. And as of today you can start using Lucene.NET 4.8 from your applications.
Lucene.NET 4.8 is available on our myget feed, along with the accompanying sub-projects (see below):
Some more details below, including a call for help.
The new release, even though still considered beta, is believed to be much more stable and production ready than the widely-used 3.0.3.
The main reason behind this claim is testability - we...