Funnelback 8.0.1 release notes

Released: 16th September 2008

Key Improvements

  • Upgraded the TRIM adapters integration with TRIM, allowing search results to link directly to the TRIM client software, and allowing integration with TRIM versions 6r2 and later.

  • Improved faceted navigation support for categories automatically included from document metadata, including support for phrases, dates, and existing definitions of metadata fields.


  • Improved metadata extraction from Office documents

  • Fixed problem with tagging page not always returning back to search results page

  • Fixed unclear error message in database collections that do not have the correct primary key set

  • Fixed problems when doing inline filtering on Persistent Sharepoint collections

  • Fixed faceted navigation configuration problem that didn’t set the correct PADRE options

  • Fixed facet category navigation not resetting the start_rank parameter

  • Fixed occasional inaccurate PADRE RMC counts

  • Fixed the hard coded windows paths in is_windows() checks

  • Fixed incorrect SYSTEM_ROOT under Jetty

  • Fixed problem with the 'clive' option with meta-collections

  • Fixed problem with the ExternalFilterProvider closing filtered filehandles

  • Prevented the upgrade process from removing some pre- and post- commands

  • Removed file-lock caused by update.bat that could prevent multiple scheduled updates occurring at once

  • Fixed problem with the TRIM gatherer ignoring the 'extracted filetypes' parameter

  • Fixed problem with the upgrade process leaving old plugins on the file system

  • Fixed timeout issues with unusual noindex_expressions

  • Fixed user/group problem with Funnelback/Apache integration

  • Fixed problem with complex regular expression featured pages

  • Fixed problem with temp files not being deleted from Windows temp directory

  • Fixed issue with Win32 Event logging not being properly initialized

  • Fixed numerous minor query parsing issues in PADRE

  • Fixed case of a userfile not being created on install

  • Fixed numerous faceted navigation display problems

  • Improved the detection of pre Funnelback 7 installations at install time, and included safety measures to prevent old installations from operating after upgrades.

  • Minor documentation corrections

  • Fixed featured pages upgrade issue from pre Funnelback 7 installs

  • Fixed numerous input validation issues in the administration dashboard

  • Fixed character encoding problem on the tagging login page that caused some users to be unable to log in

  • Removed fluster scores from the default UI as they were being confused with counts

  • Fixed problem with negation in 'Compare' search UI tags

  • Changed default faceted navigation UI to search within the selected categories by default when entering new searches.

  • Fixed display bug that caused duplicated tree elements in the fluster search UI.

  • Added faceted navigation tags to the default advanced form.