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Funnelback 13.2.0

Release notes for Funnelback 13.2.0

Released : 11 April 2014

13.2.0 - New Features

13.2.0 - Selected improvements and bugfixes

  • Additional sources of information (e.g. "related clicks" and "related results") are now used in the Recommendations system, improving the quality of suggestions.
  • Improved crawl consistency when restarting from crawler checkpoints.
  • Ability to clear caches for scaled images (See Presenting Images).
  • Ability to calculate upper and lower bounds for numeric metadata.
  • Improvements to result summaries (removing duplicate sentences and noscript content).
  • Separate configuration of Funnelback webserver ports and link-generation ports to better support load balancer configurations.
  • Inclusion of a high-performance XML splitting tool.
  • Improved performance of user account editing.
  • Fixed memory and file handle leaks in libi4u that could cause issues when using recommendations or search session and history.

13.2.0 - Upgrade Issues

  • Users will need to have 'wcag' role to access the WCAG Compliance Auditor (previously was report_viewer). Grant access in Admin UI under Manage Users.
  • WCAG databases from earlier un-bundled accessibility checker versions must be upgraded by running the following
    # Linux
    $SEARCH_HOME/linbin/java/bin/java -cp "$SEARCH_HOME/lib/java/all/*" com.funnelback.wcag.database.AccessibilityDatabaseUpgrade collection_name
    # Windows
    %SEARCH_HOME%\wbin\java\bin\java -cp %SEARCH_HOME%\lib\java\all\^*" com.funnelback.wcag.database.AccessibilityDatabaseUpgrade collection_name
  • Custom collections no longer preserve data between crawls by default. Collections which need to preserve data will need to implement that behavior the custom_gather.groovy file.
  • The convertRelative parameter on the <@fb.IncludeUrl> tag now supports both syntax: convertrelative and convertRelative

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