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django management command 'solr' all-in-one for Solr 5

Project Description

Solr 5.0.0 is easy to deploy with cloud Cores and automatic managed-schema but no more schema.xml file to copy.

Solr 5.0.0 can edit a core's configuration via with the Schema REST API.

Solr 5.0.0 breaked Haystack version 2.3.1 because it uses managed-schema by default and removes the need to copy a schema.xml file.
It also provide a ``bin/solr`` command that start and a Solr daemon service, or administrate the Cores.

This what the  `` solr`` command provided by this Django App

# Install

After cloning this repository

mkvirtualenv django-hasytack-solr-commands
cd django-haystack-solr-commands
pip install -r requirements.txt

You will need **wget, tar, rm**

Configure Haystack and this app by adding at to your server to following:

'default': {
'ENGINE': 'haystack.backends.solr_backend.SolrEngine',
'URL': '',

SOLR_VERSION = "5.0.0"
SOLR_CORE = 'haystacksolrcommandsexamplecore'

Add ``haystack_solr_commands`` to your INSTALLED_APPS

# Versions tested:

- Python 2.7
- Django 1.4+
- Haystack 2.3.1 with Solr 5.0.0 support from
- Search engine used : Solr 5.0.0 with the latest pysolr
- Oracle Java JVM version 7 or 8

# About Solr 5.0.0

What major changes in 5.0.0 breaks Haystack 2.3.1 apart from the schema.xml and the daemon service start and stop commands ?

Quoting CHANGES.txt in the 5.0.0 distribution :
* The following legacy numeric and date field types, deprecated in Solr 4.8, are no
longer supported: BCDIntField, BCDLongField, BCDStrField, IntField, LongField,
FloatField, DoubleField, SortableIntField, SortableLongField, SortableFloatField,
SortableDoubleField, and DateField. Convert these types in your schema to the
corresponding Trie-based field type and then re-index. See SOLR-5936 for more
**Sortable*Fields** have been replace with their equivalent **Trie*Field**

Since 4.8.0, Apache Solr now requires Java 7 or greater (recommended is Oracle Java 7 or OpenJDK 7, minimum update 55; earlier versions have known JVM bugs affecting Solr).
Apache Solr is fully compatible with Java 8.

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