Release Overview for 1.2.20
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.
- Several portability improvements.
- When locking a database for writing, use F_OFD_SETLK where available, which avoids having to fork() a child process to hold the lock. This currently requires Linux kernel >= 3.15, but it has been submitted to POSIX so hopefully will be widely supported eventually. Thanks to Austin Clements for pointing out this now exists.
- xapian-check: For chert and brass, cross-check the position and postlist tables to detect positional data for non-existent documents.