In the new release, some interesting features are included:
- Hibernate Search now supports spatial queries. With the Spatial extensions you can combine fulltext queries with restrictions based on distance from a point in space, filter results based on distances from coordinates or sort results on such a distance criteria.
- Compatibility with Apache Lucene 3.6, the suggested version being 3.6.2
- Integration with Apache Tika for indexing files like MP3 or word documents (as well as the indexing the metadata of those files)
- JBoss AS 7 simplified integration via a set of modules
- Performance improvements for the Near Real Time support
- Compatibility with the latest Hibernate ORM 4.1.9.Final
In order to migrate to the latest version, follow the Hibernate Search Migration Guide.