2017-01-10 - DocFetcher 1.1.19

Features

  • Polish GUI translation.
  • DocFetcher now ships with Windows launchers with up to 8 GB of memory. Note that more than 1 GB requires a 64-bit Java runtime.
  • Advanced settings: Option for disabling the text preview. This is useful for searching the contents of very large text files.
  • Advanced settings: New entry AllowIndexRenaming for hiding the “Rename Index” context menu entry in the Search Scope pane.

Bugfixes

  • The Windows installer couldn't detect an installed 64-bit Java runtime.
  • Crash during startup saying “invalid sash weights” (bug #1223 and others).
  • The GUI translations were not loaded in the OS X application bundle.
  • Fixed Outlook PST indexing issues.
  • Crash on certain CHM files (bug #1232).
  • Crash on RTF files containing images (bug #1230).
  • IndexOutOfBoundsException crash (bug #1298 and others).
  • NullPointerException crash during indexing (bug #1236).
  • Folder paths as long as or longer than 260 characters were incorrectly identified as NTFS junctions, causing some folders to be ignored during indexing.
  • Crash when trying to rename a folder beneath an index (i.e. a top-level folder). Now the renaming operation is only enabled for indexes.
  • Crash under certain circumstances when clicking on the buttons in the toolbar above the preview pane (bug #1252).

Changes

  • The Windows installer now downloads JRE 8 Update 111 32-bit if no Java runtime was found.
  • The comments in the DocFetcher.bat file were printed in the command prompt.

2016-07-25 - DocFetcher 1.1.18

Features

  • Indexes can now be named.
  • Improved OpenOffice/LibreOffice indexing and text preview.
  • Partial French translation of website.
  • Partial Japanese translation of GUI and manual.

Bugfixes

  • IndexOutOfBoundsException crash on some MS Office files (bug #1200 and others).
  • Fixed an indexing crash on Linux with GNOME 3 desktop.
  • If an index was added while all existing indexes were unchecked, results from the new index weren't shown until the unchecked indexes were reselected or the program was restarted.
  • The previous Linux launcher didn't work on some Linux distributions. Because of that, the Linux launcher was split into DocFetcher-GTK2.sh and DocFetcher-GTK3.sh. On some Linux distributions only the first one works, on some others only the second one works, so you may have to try both.
  • Customizing the indexes path in the misc/paths.txt file didn't work in the non-portable version of DocFetcher.
  • In the previous version, DocFetcher could fill the desktop with hundreds of crash windows. Now the number of simultaneously shown crash windows is limited to 5.

Changes

  • Increased the default width of the search field from 200 to 500 pixels. To set a different width, edit the Advanced Settings file.
  • The tabs on the indexing dialog now have a different look.
  • Reorganized the contents of the Advanced Settings file. (The change won't be visible if you install a new non-portable version over an existing non-portable version.)

2016-02-12 - DocFetcher 1.1.17

Features

  • DocFetcher is now available as a PortableApps application (still in beta): http://portableapps.com/node/53747
  • Improved CHM support: Better text extraction, pagination during indexing and in the preview pane, and it now also works on 64-bit Java and OS X.
  • Improved MP3 support.

Bugfixes

  • Crash related to using relative paths in combination with network paths.
  • Crash on certain MS Office files when using a Java runtime older than 1.6.0 Update 18.
  • Crash during an index update caused by external changes to the index files.
  • Indexing crash “Warning: Usage of a local non-builtin name” on older Excel files.
  • Crash during indexing when trying to open files in the “Errors” table that were already deleted.
  • Newly created folders sometimes did not show up in the Search Scope pane until the next program launch.
  • When pressing Ctrl+A and Ctrl+C on the result pane, not all entries were copied.
  • On some OS X machines, the DocFetcher process did not terminate after trying to close the program.

Changes

  • Raised the required minimum version for the Java runtime from 1.6 to 1.7 (necessary for the improved CHM and MP3 support).
  • On OS X, DocFetcher can no longer be run with the Java runtime 1.6 provided by Apple. Use the latest Java runtime from Oracle instead: http://java.com
  • Upgraded the parser libraries used for MS Office, RTF and HTML text extraction.

2015-09-06 - DocFetcher 1.1.16

Bugfixes

  • AssertionError crash when trying to rebuild an index.
  • AssertionError crash when text is being loaded in the preview pane.
  • AssertionError crash during indexing when the user deletes a folder that is about to be indexed.
  • NoSuchMethodError crash on MS Office files with Java versions older than 1.6.0 Update 18.
  • AssertionError crash when deleting an index that is about to be automatically updated.

2015-08-27 - DocFetcher 1.1.15

Bugfixes

  • Tentative bugfix for long-standing AssertionError crash during indexing.
  • Fixed HTML encoding issues.
  • Fixed EPUB encoding issues.
  • Outlook PST file was not properly closed after indexing.
  • Crash while indexing certain MS Office files.
  • Reenabled GTK 2 fallback for all Linux distributions.

Changes

  • If a crash occurs during indexing, DocFetcher will now keep indexing and also tell which file caused the crash.

2015-02-17 - DocFetcher 1.1.14

Features

  • Added GUI translations for Greek, Spanish, Hungarian and Dutch. Updated French GUI translation.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed EPUB issues.
  • Bug #737: DocFetcher got stuck during indexing when trying to index a zip file containing entries with absolute paths. (TrueZIP 7.7.5 → 7.7.7)
  • Crash while indexing PDF files containing unsupported annotations.
  • Installation of the Java runtime through DocFetcher's Windows installer was broken due to recent changes in the Java runtime installer.
  • On Linux, the GTK 2 fallback is now only used on Ubuntu with Unity desktop due to problems on other distributions.

2015-01-15 - DocFetcher 1.1.13

Features

  • Added extraction of PDF annotations.
  • Selecting all results by pressing Ctrl+A.
  • Advanced setting: Text encoding override.

Bugfixes

  • Workaround for bug #899 and numerous similar reports: MergePoliy.MergeException crash during indexing.
  • Workaround for bug #874 and numerous similar reports: OutOfMemoryError crash during indexing.
  • Workaround for bug #880 and numerous similar reports: NullPointerException crash during indexing.
  • DocFetcher won't crash anymore when trying to load or save a folder tree that is too deep. Instead, only an error message will be shown.
  • Fixed some JPEG-related crashes (metadata-extractor 2.6.4 → 2.7.0).
  • Fixed some MS-Office-related crashes (POI 3.10-FINAL → 3.11).
  • Bug #832: If index updates and deletions have been disabled in the advanced settings, pressing the F5 and Delete keys crashed the program.
  • The DocFetcher.bat file can now be launched from a directory outside the program folder.
  • Fixed slow loading and writing of indexes on network drives.
  • Fixed certain crashes on encrypted PDF files (Bouncy Castle 1.47 → 1.46).
  • Fixed some PDF-related crashes (PDFBox 1.7.0 → 1.8.7).

Changes

Changelog for older versions

Changes for older versions are listed in a separate text file. Additionally, there is a wiki page detailing the changes from v1.0.3 to v1.1 beta 1, where the program was rewritten from scratch: Changes in v1.1

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