From the homepage:
The Apache Nutch PMC are pleased to announce the immediate release of Apache Nutch v1.11, we advise all current users and developers of the 1.X series to upgrade to this release.
This release is the result of many months of work and around 100 issues addressed. For a complete overview of these issues please see the release report.
As usual in the 1.X series, release artifacts are made available as both source and binary and also available within Maven Central as a Maven dependency. The release is available from our DOWNLOADS PAGE.
I have played with Nutch but never really taken advantage of it as a day-to-day discovery tool.
I don’t need to boil the Internet ocean to cover well over 90 to 95% of all the content that interests me on a day to day basis.
Moreover, searching a limited part of the Internet would enable things like granular date sorting and not within a week, month, last year.
Not to mention I could abandon the never sufficiently damned page-rank sorting of search results. Maybe you need to look “busy” as you sort through search result cruft, time and again, but I have other tasks to fill my time.
Come to think of it, as I winnow through search results, I could annotate, tag, mark, choose your terminology, such that a subsequent search turns up my evaluation, ranking, preference among those items.
Try that with Google, Bing or other general search appliance.
This won’t be an end of 2015 project, mostly because I am trying to learn a print dictionary layout from the 19th century for representation in granular markup and other tasks are at hand.
However, in early 2016 I will grab the Nutch 1.11 release and see if I can put it into daily use. More on that in 2016.
BTW, what projects are you going to be pursuing in 2016?