## 24 March 2020, Apache Lucene™ 8.5.0 available The Lucene PMC is pleased to announce the release of Apache Lucene 8.5.0.
Apache Lucene is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written entirely in Java. It is a technology suitable for nearly any application that requires full-text search, especially cross-platform. This release contains numerous bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements, some of which are highlighted below. The release is available for immediate download at: <https://lucene.apache.org/core/downloads.html> ### Lucene 8.5.0 Release Highlights: * XYPointField allows you to index points in flat X,Y space and efficiently find documents that fall within a bounding box, distance or arbitrary polygon * New query builders on LatLonShape allow you to efficiently find documents with a specific relation to a point or polygon * You can now store up to 16 data dimensions in a Point field * KoreanTokenizer supports custom dictionaries * Binary doc values are now compressed, and term dictionaries have improved compression * Index flushes are up to 20% faster if all docvalues updates are updating a single field to the same value * The index of stored fields and term vectors is now stored off-heap * Query parsers based on QueryBuilder can boost particular terms or synonyms by setting BoostAttribute values on a token stream * Intervals queries correctly handle repeated subterms in ordered and unordered sources Please read CHANGES.txt for a full list of new features and changes: <https://lucene.apache.org/core/8_5_0/changes/Changes.html>