Release notes for Recoll 1.17.x


Installing over an older version: 1.17 is mostly compatible with 1.16 and 1.15 indexes, except for a few differences for weird terms containing punctuation signs. Also, file/document size computations have been improved in 1.17 and you'll need an index reset if you want to enjoy the new goodness. Always reset the index if installing over an older version (1.14 and older). The simplest way to do this is to quit all recoll programs and just delete the index directory (rm -rf ~/.recoll/xapiandb), then start recoll or recollindex. recollindex -z will do the same in most cases.

Some new, auxiliary, features do require a full reindex to work:

Notes to the kind packagers:


1.17.4 is quite probably the last update on the very stable 1.17 branch. It has updated German and Greek messages, and fixes a few bugs, see the BUGS file.

1.17.3 fixed a nasty indexing bug in email processing code. This was triggered most probably my messages containing Microsoft mimehtml attachments, but possibly by other ones too, and caused an indexing crash. Also fixes small glitches in result list paging.

1.17.2 fixed a few bugs and adds a small feature for handling characters that should not be accented in your language (ie: å in swedish). See unac_except_transx in the manual configuration section. Also a new rcldia filter for Dia files.

1.17.1 was released only for a small function needed for supporting the Unity Lens. If you don't need it, you can stay with 1.17.0.

Recoll 1.17 is an incremental improvements release over 1.16, with quite a few changes under the hood (like the introduction of a webkit-based result list), but relatively few obvious changes for the casual user.

Recoll 1.17.0 changes: