Release Overview for 1.2.18

This page contains a high level description of the most notable changes in this release. For full details of user-visible changes, see the NEWS files in each module:

See also the full list of bug reports marked as fixed in this release.


This release includes a few minor speed-ups, some portability fixes and assorted small documentation improvements.


Several portability fixes are included.


  • Work around libmagic returning a MIME content-type of Composite Document File V2 Document[...] or application/CDFV2-corrupt by returning a more suitable filetype based on looking at the file's extension.
  • The starting URL wasn't previously URL encoded. In 1.3.2, this will be fixed by URL encoding it as we do for the rest of the path, for the 1.2 branch we only URL encode it if it contains a character <= 31 or at least one of #, %, : or ?. This avoids a one-off reindex of every document in the database in cases which work OK in practice.


  • Add support for setting the query expansion scheme to use.

Ruby bindings

  • Fix to build on Windows (and other platforms where allow_undefined_flag=unsupported). (fixes #634, reported by Alexis Denis)
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