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+Title: Apache Lucene™ 9.9.0 available
+The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 9.9.0.
+Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured search engine library
+written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any
+application that requires structured search, full-text search, faceting,
+nearest-neighbor search across high-dimensionality vectors, spell
+correction or query suggestions.
+This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and
+improvements, some of which are highlighted below. The release is
+available for immediate download at:
+### Lucene 9.9.0 Release Highlights:
+#### New Features
+ * Add int8 scalar quantization to the HNSW vector format. This
+ optionally allows for more compact lossy storage for the vectors,
+ requiring approximately 4x less memory for fast HNSW search.
+ * HNSW graph now can be merged with multiple threads, leveraging the
+ same infrastructure that inter-segment concurrency utilizes.
+ * Speed up Panama vector support, use FMA, and test improvements.
+ * FSTCompiler can now approximately limit how much RAM it uses to share
+ suffixes during FST construction using the suffixRAMLimitMB method.
+ * Faster top-level conjunctions on term queries when sorting by
+ descending score.
+ * Change Postings back to using FOR in Lucene99PostingsFormat. Freqs,
+ positions and offset keep using PFOR.
+... plus a multitude of helpful bug fixes!
+Please read CHANGES.txt for a full list of new features and changes:
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SITEURL = ''
CURRENTYEAR = date.today().year
-LUCENE_LATEST_RELEASE = '9.8.0'
-LUCENE_LATEST_RELEASE_DATE = datetime(2023, 9, 28)
+LUCENE_LATEST_RELEASE = '9.9.0'
+LUCENE_LATEST_RELEASE_DATE = datetime(2023, 12, 4)
LUCENE_PREVIOUS_MAJOR_RELEASE = '8.11.2'
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