[Tracker] ANNOUNCE: tracker 0.9.5 released (unstable)

tracker 0.9.5 is now available for download from:

efa96293c45984593658899de380b785  tracker-0.9.5.tar.gz

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?

A lot of these changes have also been back-ported to the 0.8 branch!

Improvements / New:

  * Added support for libunistring and libicu thanks for the work from Aleksander Morgado
  * Fixed building with VPATHS where $srcdir != $builddir

  * Added tracker:id function to return the integer ID used as last sort key in queries

  * Added secondary index on nmo:communicationChannel

  * Create new contexts per tripple now, improves variable handling
  * Added support for secondary indexes, creates a 2 column index in SQLite

  * Fixed word breaking (if using libicu or libunistring)
  * Fixed word normalization (if using libicu or libunistring)
  * Fixed word case folding (if using libicu or libunistring) 
  * Support multi language extraction per file (if using libicu or libunistring)

  * Fixed IRI cache
  * Fixed mtime cache for config directories themselves
  * Added TrackerNetworkProvider for miners which need to know about connection status

  * Check idle handler after 
  * Use exclusive thread for TTL imports, fixes remaining table locked issues

  * Handle single null terminated strings in UCS2 and UTF-16 in mp3 extractor
  * Don't do word breaking to limit FTS extraction by words, instead use bytes, faster
  * Added specific GIF file extractor

  * Fixed segfault when entering text while categories are selected


  * NB#163155 - tracker-extract is crashing while extracting album art of a mp3 file
  * NB#169254 - GLIB CRITICAL ** GLib - g_utf8_strdown: assertion `str != NULL' failed
  * NB#169105 - GLIB CRITICAL ** Tracker - tracker_iptc_new: assertion `len > 0' failed
  * NB#169119 - GLIB CRITICAL ** GLib-GObject - g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
  * GB#619061 - add search history and auto-completion
  * GB#616535 - miner-fs stops after crawling a little (no crash). maybe non-utf8 locale related.
  * GB#614870 - Open t-s-t on left click
  * GB#614610 - config behaviour regarding xdg-user-dirs doesn't work properly
  * GB#618821 - Wrong X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Components for desktop files
  * GB#618544 - Only install tracker-search-bar man page when enabled
  * GB#618011 - UI problems with tracker tray icon
  * GB#616808 - dist tarball fails to build twice in a row if --enable-gtk-doc is selected
  * GB#491850 - Allow option to ignore stopwords
  * GB#503366 - Cannot search number in text files
  * GB#579756 - Unicode Normalization is broken in Indexer and/or Search
  * GB#616836 - Use libunistring's u8_normalize() instead of GLib's g_utf8_normalize()


  * Updated cs: Petr Kovar
  * Updated de: Mario BlÃttermann
  * Updated sl: Andrej ÅnidarÅiÄ



20 May 2010
Tracker team

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