The vote is on for what I think is a Lucene first – two simultaneous bug fix releases. Because the Lucene 2 series is the last to support Java 1.4, we are doing a bug fix release for for 2.9 as well as the recently released Java 1.5 required 3.0 release.

A little preview from the proposed release announce:

Important improvements in these releases are a increased maximum number of unique terms in each index segment. They also add fixes in IndexWriter’s commit and lost document deletes in near real-time indexing. Also lots of bugs in Contrib’s Analyzers package were fixed. Additionally, the 3.0.1 release restored some public methods, that get lost during deprecation removal. If you are using Lucene in a web application environment, you will notice that the new Attribute-based TokenStream API now works correct with different class loaders.
Both releases are fully compatible with the corresponding previous versions. We strongly recommend upgrading to 2.9.2 if you are using 2.9.1 or 2.9.0; and to 3.0.1 if you are using 3.0.0.