bleutner writes


in principle everything works fine, however I cannot use the "Advanced Search" dialog.

The search form opens fine and I enter any expression I know is indexed (i.e. returns results if I use the main window search bar) in any of the search fields. Then I press "Start Search" but nothing happens. This happens regardless of whether any filters are enabled or not.

I wish I could report more details, but that is all I have at the moment. Please let me know if there’s any debug mode I should enable.

The only other thing I could find was in the syslog which is logged when I launch the advanced search: org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1825]: Window manager warning: Invalid WM_TRANSIENT_FOR window 0x3e00006 specified for 0x3e0000f (Advanced s).

My platform is Ubuntu Gnome 16.10. 64bit, Recoll 1.22.3 + Xapian 1.2.23

Thanks for your efforts in creating this wonderful program!

Best, Benjamin

medoc writes

Hi, and thanks for reporting this.

This was a qt5-specific bug, and it should be fixed by the just-released 1.22.4.

Out of curiosity, did you build from source, or, if using a package, where did it come from? I think that the packages on the PPA are still using qt4 (for no good reason actually now that you found the last recoll/qt5 bug :) )

Also, I saw that Tracker was enabled by default on Ubuntu/Gnome, which I installed for testing. I’d be interested about your Tracker vs Recoll opinions if you have any.

bleutner writes


thanks for the quick response.

No I didn’t build from source. I used the version from the default ubuntu ppa. It does list some qt5 dependecies (see below [1]), but I’ve got no clue whether that also means its built with qt5.

About tracker: I usually uninstall it quickly after a new install because it tends to hog IO resources for long times. Also I never really used it (knowingly) since I’m a happy recoll user :) Currently I do still have it installed though, but did not experience major delays this time.

so I’m happily looking forward to the new version :) Benjamin

[1] dpkg -s recoll Package: recoll Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: x11 Installed-Size: 5612 Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers < > Architecture: amd64 Version: 1.22.3-1 Depends: python, libc6 ( >= 2.15), libgcc1 ( >= 1:3.0), libqt5core5a ( >= 5.5.0), libqt5gui5 ( >= 5.0.2) | libqt5gui5-gles ( >= 5.0.2), libqt5printsupport5 ( >= 5.0.2), libqt5webkit5 ( >= 5.0.2), libqt5widgets5 ( >= 5.2.0), libqt5xml5 ( >= 5.2.0), libstdc++6 ( >= 5.2), libx11-6, libxapian22v5, zlib1g ( >= 1:1.2.0) Recommends: aspell, xdg-utils, xsltproc Suggests: antiword, catdoc, ghostscript, libimage-exiftool-perl, poppler-utils, pstotext, python-chm, python-mutagen, unrtf, untex

medoc writes

Thanks for the feedback. It does appear that the PPA built qt5 versions for some Ubuntu releases at some point (I sometimes get mixed up with all the system/qt/recoll versions…). This may have something to do with the system kde version and kio, and I’ll maybe switch back 16.10 to qt5, but the Start Search bug should be fixed anyway.