November 2011

Embedded is the presentation I gave for the local user group in Belgium.

A quick and simple guide to get Drupal 7 and Apache Solr version 3.5 or higher running on your local development machine! For the ones that have been resistant in trying out Apache Solr, this is your chance. If you are running an OSX or Unix machine you could be running Apache Solr in under 5 minutes!

Follow these simple steps and you will become a Solr Master very soon!

Internally at <a href="http://www.acquia.com>Acquia we had the need to add a custom plugin to our Solr 3.4 Build. This was already developed for Solr 1.4 but since Solr 3.x is using a very different approach while building and compiling its contrib folder this became a challenge.
I'll warn you because this is probably a very uncommon use-case for 90% of the users.

Normally the process of building Solr goes like this :

Get the source code from the subversion repository.