Sprinting to 1.0-final
Haystack has made a lot of progress over the this year and there are very few blockers left before 1.0-final status. I am doing a series of mini sprints over the course of the next week in an effort to clear out all blockers.
If things go as planned, there should be no 1.0-final tickets remaining in the queue by the weekend. I'll then put together an 1.0-rc1 release for testing. If no show-stoppers arise, a week later, I will release 1.0-final. It's been a long time in coming and I'm anxious to put the finishing touches on.
Haystack now features a new backend: Whoosh! This is excellent news, as it's both a great way to get up and running with Haystack (as Whoosh is pure Python, easy to install and no extra servers are needed) as well as a proof-of-concept that Haystack can work (and work well) with other backends.
You'll need to patch Whoosh (patch included) in order for everything to work correctly. We're contributing the patch back to Whoosh proper and hope it (or something like it) will be merged in shortly.
The new Haystack site has been launched. It will serve as the primary place to check the documentation as well as screencasts. More to come soon, especially in the form of additional documentation.