Release Overview for 1.4.16
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.
MSet::snippet(): The snippet now includes trailing punctuation which carries meaning or gives useful context. See https://github.com/xapian/xapian/pull/180, reported by Robert Stepanek.
- Fix segfault in rare cases in the query optimiser. We keep a pointer to the most recent posting list to use as a hint for opening the next posting list, but the existing mechanism to take ownership of this hint had a flaw. We now invalidate the hint in situations where it might be indirectly deleted which is safe, but somewhat conservative.
- Fix missing menus in API documentation. Newer doxygen generates .js files which we also need to distribute and install.
- Allow passing a Lua function as a
MatchSpy. This was supposed to be supported already, but the typemaps weren't set up.
- On platforms where
sizeof(long)is 4, SWIG was wrapping
Xapian::BAD_VALUENOas a negative constant in Lua, which was then rejected by a check which disallows passing negative values for unsigned C++ types. We now direct SWIG to handle
Xapian::valuenoas double (which is what numbers in Lua usually actually are) which gives us an unsigned constant, and also eliminates the negative value check.
- Resolve the remaining issues and remove the "experimental" marker from the SWIG-generated Perl bindings.