Archive for May, 2010

Xapian 1.2.0 arrives

Xapian 1.2.0, the first of a new ’stable’ release series, was announced a few weeks ago and we’ve just uploaded pre-built binaries for Windows and associated build files. You can find them on our Xapian downloads page.

This version features a new, faster, more compact database format and enhanced backwards compatibility with existing databases; a built-in replication system (so in a distributed system you only need to propagate the changes to a Xapian database across the network); a “Match Spy” interface to allow information about search results (such as facets) to be gathered efficiently; subclassable “Posting Sources” to allow extremely flexible search customisations and many more improvements and bug fixes. Nearly all of these improvements have been available previously in the 1.1 ‘development’ series – you can find out more about how development and stable releases differ on the Xapian RoadMap page.

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Posted in Technical

May 14th, 2010


Website Redesign

We’ve now completely redesigned the Flax website – we hope you like it. We’ve tried to focus more on explaining exactly what we do and how the Flax open source search platform might be able to help your business.

Of course, there are sure to be teething problems – if you find anything that doesn’t work do let us know!


Posted in Business

May 12th, 2010

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