Appendix A. Installing Lucene

The Java version of Lucene is just another JAR file, less than 1 MB in size. Using Lucene’s API in your code requires only this single JAR file on your build and runtime classpath; it has no dependencies. This appendix provides the specifics of where to obtain Lucene, how to work with the distribution contents, and how to build Lucene directly from its source code. If you’re using a port of Lucene in a language other than Java, refer to chapter 10 and the documentation provided with the port. If you’re using a contrib module, chapter 8 describes how they’re built. This appendix covers the core library of the Java version only.

A.1. Binary installation

To obtain the binary distribution of Lucene, follow these steps: ...

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