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Apache Solr 3 Enterprise Search Server by Eric Pugh, David Smiley

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We're going to get started by downloading Solr, examine its directory structure, and then finally run it. This sets you up for the next section, which tours a running Solr server.

Get Solr: You can download Solr from its website: http://lucene.apache.org/solr/. The last Solr release this book was written for is version 3.4. Solr has had several relatively minor point-releases since 3.1 and it will continue. In general I recommend using the latest release since Solr and Lucene's code are extensively tested. For book errata describing how future Solr releases affect the book content, visit our website: http://www.solrenterprisesearchserver.com/. Lucid Imagination also provides a Solr distribution called "LucidWorks for Solr". As ...

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