Hi, the Apache Nutch  Project Management Committee are pleased to announce the immediate release of Apache Nutch v2.4. We advise all current users and developers to upgrade to this release or to switch to use Nutch 1.x alternatively (see below).
This release contains 81 issues addressed. For a complete overview of these issues please see the release report . As usual in the 2.X series, release artifacts are made available as only source from our downloads page  and also available within Maven Central . Please note that we expect that v2.4 is the last release on the 2.x series. We've decided to freeze the development on the 2.x branch for now, as no committer is actively working on it. Also note that this wasn't an easy decision and in any case it's revertible. The source repositories of the 2.x branch will be ready for future continuation of the development at any time. To keep up with bug fixes and improvements we recommend using the Nutch 1.x 'master' codebase (current release is 1.16) instead as this branch is under active development. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Nutch 2.x over the years! Thanks to all Nutch contributors which made this release possible, Sebastian (on behalf of the Nutch PMC)  https://nutch.apache.org/  https://s.apache.org/bFfL  https://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html  https://search.maven.org/search?q=g:org.apache.nutch%20AND%20a:nutch%20AND%20v:2.4