[recoll-user] recoll 1.18.0 pre-release

Hi,

Recoll 1.18.0 is ready. 

As this release contains significant code changes, it would be great if a
few adventurous souls could give it a try before I perform the general
release and the kind Linux packagers work on it.

Main changes in the release:
 - The searches can now be made sensitive to character case and
   accents. This is optional, and off by default.
 - Information about page numbers is retained for a number of formats, most
   importantly PDF. There is a new snippets window which allows starting
   the viewer on the right page, and with a primed search string, so that
   starting a search will instantly highlight the search term. This
   currently only works fully with the "evince" viewer (because it has the
   appropriate command line options). Okular has only partial support.
 - Advanced search history is retained. You can walk the history by using
   the Up and Down arrows in the advanced search window.
 - etc.

More detail in the release notes: http://www.recoll.org/release-1.18.html

There are binary packages ready for Ubuntu and Mint Linux users on the
recoll "experimental" PPA:
https://launchpad.net/~recoll-backports/+archive/experiments

To install:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:recoll-backports/experiments
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install recoll

To revert:
  sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/recoll-backports-experiments*
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get remove recoll
  sudo apt-get install recoll

You can also do this in one of the graphical front-ends of course, but I
find it rather more difficult...

For other distributions, you can build from the source code:

http://www.recoll.org/recoll-1.18.0.tar.gz

Or, if this is complicated for you, send me a message with your Linux
distribution and version, and, thanks to VirtualBox, I should be able to
build a package for you.

Cheers,

jf

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