ANNOUNCE: tracker 0.11.2 released (unstable)

Where can I get it?

What is it?

Tracker is a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices. Tracker uses W3C standards for RDF ontologies using Nepomuk with SPARQL to query and update the data.

Tracker is a central repository of user information, that provides two big benefits for the user; shared data between applications and information which is relational to other information (for example: mixing contacts with files, locations, activities and etc.).

What's New?

* Build: Bump tracker_api_version to 0.12 but keep major/miner as 0.11 (for so names) * Build: New --with-gstreamer-backend=[tagreadbin,decodebin2,discoverer] switches
  * Require: gstreamer-pbutils when using discoverer backend
* Removed: Helix extractor for Real Media (it's covered by the GStreamer extractor)
  * Fixes: GB#655987, VAPI file lacks annotation for MinerManager
* Fixes: GB#655789, Some TrackerMinerManager methods lack introspection annotations * Fixes: GB#655701, Fix build system for firefox/thunderbird plugins to work for packaging * Fixes: GB#654441, Rename --enable-video-extractor to --enable-generic-media-extractor * Fixes: NB#247468, Ontology missing for message delivery status when sending while remote contact is offline
  * functional-tests: Disable optical and removable indexing for tests
  * libtracker-extract: Don't install examples/ rules mock up
* libtracker-extract: Added some debugging to know what rules files are loaded
  * tracker-extract: Make sure we check filtered modules for dbus calls too
* tracker-extract: Improve checks for mimetype guessing (didn't check empty strings) * tracker-extract: Improve debugging for filtered modules and mime guessing
  * tracker-extract: Fix --force-module for commandline extraction
  * tracker-extract: Make JPEG module handle DLNA profiles
  * tracker-extract: Make PNG module handle DLNA profiles
  * tracker-extract: Make MP3 module handle DLNA profiles
  * tracker-extract: Let gstreamer extractor handle 'dlna/*' mimetypes
  * tracker-extract-gstreamer: Compiler warning fixes and code refactoring
  * tracker-extract-gstreamer: Assume UTC for dates
* tracker-miner-fs: Disable writeback by default (was enabled accidentally)
  * tracker-miner-flickr: Remove deprecated Encoding key in desktop file
  * tracker-needle: Avoid g_markup_escape_text() critical with NULL
  * tracker-needle: Show email subject as primary information not sender
  * tracker-needle: Fix build with Vala master
  * thunderbird: Add desktop file so needle opens email on activation
* thunderbird: Use asynchronous connection opening to avoid blocking the UI
  * thunderbird: Don't break on consecutive make installs, use -f with ln
  * firefox: Use asynchronous connection opening to avoid blocking the UI
  * firefox: Raise compatibility level to 5.0.*
  * firefox: Don't break on consecutive make installs, use -f with ln


  * Updated cs: Marek Černocký
  * Updated de: Christian Kirbach
  * Updated es: Daniel Mustieles
  * Updated ru: Yuri Myasoedov
  * Updated sl: Andrej Žnidaršič
  * Updated sv: Daniel Nylander

Where can I find out more?

You can visit the project web site:

17 August 2011
Tracker team

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