[Tracker] ANNOUNCE: tracker 0.8.0 released (stable)

tracker 0.8.0 is now available for download from:

8504763b9c408c971b9c3273e0c420c3  tracker-0.8.0.tar.gz

This is the first stable release based on the 0.7.x series of releases

What is it?
All-in-one indexer, search tool and metadata database.

Where can I find out more?
You can visit the project web site:


What's New?

Improvements / New:

  * Added data/ontologies/Indicies.list for db index reasoning
  * Added full content data generator for testing
  * Fixed ALL license headers using Debian licensecheck.pl script

  * Set tracker:indexed to true for nco:hasIMAccount
  * Set tracker:indexed to true for nco:hasEmailAddress
  * Set tracker:indexed to true for nco:hasPostalAddress
  * Updated documentation for nmo, explain conversations and email
  * Added diagram to explain email classes
  * Added upstream link for nmo (semanticdesktop.org)

  Functional Tests:
  * Added new test data
  * Added test cases to verify setting localPhoneNumber
  * Added test cases for boot up scenarios
  * Updated writeback test

  * Create vapi files with $version in the name, was static 0.7
  * Fixed vapi bindings, make Tracker.Client a Glib.Object subclass

  * Create vapi files with $version in the name, was static 0.7
  * Don't install tracker-miner-dbus.h, it is internal
  * Prefixed internal APIs with _ to avoid exporting unwanted symbols
  * Make sure "progress" property is set to 0.0 initially
  * Make sure we have progress >= 0.0 when crawling, using 1% for now
  * Disable monitor test case, requires unavailable internal symbols
  * Fixed memory leak when loading GKeyFile TrackerPasswordProviders

  * Removed GValue abstraction for custom SQLite functions

  * Added test cases for update error handling
  * Added test cases for ASK queries
  * Added test cases for 2nd 3rd and 4th predicate variables
  * Added test cases for subquery unions
  * Added test cases for restoring after journal replay
  * Refactored code for simpler subgraph contexts
  * Fixed literal binding in subqueries
  * Fixed variable binding with subqueries

* Backport changes from FTS3 upstream. This fixes filtering with both, ID and MATCH constraints, which can happen when joining with unions

  * Added status notifications during journal replay
  * Removed mingw-compat.h, completely unused

  * Don't use urn:author for nco:Contact as creator for JPEGs
  * Don't use urn:artist for nco:Contact, use urn:contact
  * Fixed OGG contact SPARQL generation, use preupdate
  * Fixed PNG contact SPARQL generation, use preupdate
  * Fixed TIF contact SPARQL generation, use preupdate
  * Cleaned up PNG, TIFF, JPEG and XMP source

  * Do not check tracker-store for ignored directories
  * Fixed potential crash when cancelling extraction

  * Removed unrequired g_free()

  * Improve output for --start so it is clearer

  * Added tracker-store journal replay status
  * Improve output so it is simpler

  * Sort results for documents, images, videos, files and folders


  * GB#613819, Indexing Limitations section is confusing
  * GB#613977, many text mime types are not fully extracted
* GB#614449, tracker-extract module directory should be environment configurable
  * NB#162585, tracker-extract is crashing for mp3s with id3v24 tags
* NB#161457, nco:creator for JPEGs has multiple dummy contacts shown in CM
  * NB#162394, We need signals for nco:IMAddress
  * NB#162028, writeback not done for nie:contentCreated
  * GB#613792, tracker-miner-fs critical log messages for jpeg extraction


  * Updated lt: Aurimas Äernius, Gintautas Miliauskas
  * Updated de: Mario BlÃttermann
  * Updated sl: Andrej ÅnidarÅiÄ
  * Updated pl: Piotr DrÄg
  * Updated es: Jorge GonzÃlez
  * Updated cs: Marek ÄernockÃ


  The database version up has been incremented, this will force a
  reindex for any existing Tracker installation.

1 April 2010
Tracker team

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