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Zeitgeist 0.9.10 "Isis" released!

Written for Zeitgeist Framework by Manish Sinha (मनीष सिन्हा) on 2013-03-19

Hey everyone, on behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.9.10, which is the second Beta Release of Zeitgeist 1.0

What is Zeitgeist?
---------------------------------------

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users's activities and events,
anywhere from files opened to websites
visited and conversations, and makes this information readily
available for other applications to use. It is also
able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and
usage patterns.

Where can you get it?
-------------------------------

https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist/0.9/0.9.10

What has changed?
--------------------------

This version includes zeitgeist datahub in the release source
instead of a separate project which was called zeitgeist-datahub

You can explicitly disable datahub by passing --enable-datahub=no
and if you just want the telepathy datasource to be disabled you
can just pass --disable-telepathy along with --enable-datahub

For datahub, json-glib 0.14.0 or greater is needed and for
telepathy telepathy-glib 0.18.0 or greater is needed

Libzeitgeist:
 - Add new zg#ApplicationAction subject interpretation
 - Fix sql explanation bug

This release is the second beta which will lead to zeitgeist 1.0

Updated on 2013-03-19. Read more

Zeitgeist 0.9.9 "Pinch Me" released!

Written for Zeitgeist Framework by Manish Sinha (मनीष सिन्हा) on 2013-03-12

Hey everyone, on behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.9.9, which is the first Beta Release of Zeitgeist 1.0

What is Zeitgeist?
---------------------------------------

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users's activities and events,
anywhere from files opened to websites
visited and conversations, and makes this information readily
available for other applications to use. It is also
able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and
usage patterns.

Where can you get it?
-------------------------------

https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist/0.9/0.9.9

What has changed?
--------------------------

This version introduces libzeitgeist2, a Vala port of the previously
independent libzeitgeist library. Now everything you need to work with
Zeitgeist, be it with C, Vala or Python, is included in this tarball.

Please note that starting from this release Vala 0.18 is required to
build Zeitgeist.

Engine:
 - Fixed insertion of large event sets.
 - Fixed database migration to WebDataObject (from some RemoteDataObjects).
 - Events missing required meta-data are now rejected.

FTS:
 - Fixed to respect ZEITGEIST_DATA_PATH.

Python API:
 - RelevantResultType is now included in "from datamodel import *".

If you were using the external libzeitgeist, you need to be aware that
libzeitgeist2 has some API differences:
 - For Vala developers: getters/setters replaced with properties, etc.
 - For C developers: the use of floating references has been removed.
 - Redesigned ResultSet (removed peek() and seek(); introduced reset();
   renamed next() to next_value()).
 - Changed the return type of zeitgeist_log_get_events to GPtrArray;
   now it works correctly when requesting non-existant events.
 - Added an actor parameter to the event_new_full constructor.
 - Added a zeitgeist_subject_new_move_event constructor.
 - Added a GError parameter to several functions involving variants.
 - Renamed insert_events_from_ptrarray* to insert_events*.
 - Renamed timestamp_for_now to timestamp_now.
 - Renamed data_source_is_enabled to data_source_get_enabled.
 - Renamed the "connected" property to "is-connected".
 - Introduced the missing ZeitgeistRelevantResultType enum.
 - Introduced get_data_source_from_id.
 - Introduced zeitgeist_{event,subject}_matches_template.
 - Introduced zeitgeist_event_take_subject.
 - Introduced zeitgeist_time_range_intersect.
 - Introduced insert_event and insert_event_no_reply.
 - Removed insert_events (variadic version) and insert_events_valist.
 - Removed event_new_full_valist and events_from_valist.
 - Removed time_range_get_{start,end}_iso8601.

Special Thanks to the hard work of Rico Tzschichholz and Paolo Borelli
for their contribution in this major release

Zeitgeist 0.9.5 "Sun Devil" released!

Written for Zeitgeist Framework by Manish Sinha (मनीष सिन्हा) on 2012-08-27

Hey everyone, on behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.9.5, a bug-fix and optimization release following the 0.9.0 release.

What is Zeitgeist?
---------------------------------------

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users's activities and events,
anywhere from files opened to websites
visited and conversations, and makes this information readily
available for other applications to use. It is also
able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and
usage patterns.

Website: http://zeitgeist-project.com/
Launchpad Project (with bug tracker): https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist
Wiki: http://wiki.zeitgeist-project.com/, (http://live.gnome.org/Zeitgeist)

See also:

* Sub-projects of Zeitgeist:
 - Extensions for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-extensions
 - Data-sources for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datasources
 - Datahub for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datahub

* Dedicated Graphical User Interfaces:
 - GNOME Activity Journal - https://launchpad.net/gnome-activity-journal
 - Activity Log Manager - https://launchpad.net/activity-log-manager
 - Other users: Synapse, Unity, etc.

Where can you get it?
-------------------------------

https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist/0.9/0.9.5/+download/zeitgeist-0.9.5.tar.bz2

What has changed?
--------------------------

Engine:
 - Improved query time, optimizing the usage of SQL indices.
 - Relaxed SQLite's sync to disk requirement (synchronous=NORMAL).

Overall:
 - Bumped Vala dependency to 0.16.
 - Fixed build system to not check for Xapian if FTS++ is disabled.

Updated on 2012-09-10.

Zeitgeist 0.9.0.1 "Rumpelstiltskin" released!

Written for Zeitgeist Framework by Siegfried Gevatter on 2012-05-22

Hey everyone, on behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.9.0.1, a bug-fix only released patching some rough edges of the 0.9.0 release.

What is Zeitgeist?
---------------------------------------

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users's activities and events,
anywhere from files opened to websites
visited and conversations, and makes this information readily
available for other applications to use. It is also
able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and
usage patterns.

Website: http://zeitgeist-project.com/
Launchpad Project (with bug tracker): https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist
Wiki: http://wiki.zeitgeist-project.com/, (http://live.gnome.org/Zeitgeist)

See also:

* Sub-projects of Zeitgeist:
 - Extensions for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-extensions
 - Data-sources for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datasources
 - Datahub for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datahub

* Dedicated Graphical User Interfaces:
 - GNOME Activity Journal - https://launchpad.net/gnome-activity-journal
 - Activity Log Manager - https://launchpad.net/activity-log-manager
 - Other users: Synapse, Unity, etc.

Where can you get it?
-------------------------------

https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist/0.9/0.9.0.1/+download/zeitgeist-0.9.0.1.tar.bz2

What has changed?
--------------------------

Engine:
 - Fixed FindRelatedEvents.
 - Added support for upgrading from schema version 3.

FTS:
 - Fixed double string unescaping (LP: #954171).
 - Fixed segmentation fault caused by bug in URI handling.
 - Make sure Xapian is closed before releasing the bus name.

Zeitgeist 0.9 (Bluebird) released!

Written for Zeitgeist Framework by Siegfried Gevatter on 2012-04-10

Hey everyone,

On behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.9 (codename Bluebird). After 3 alpha and 1 beta releases,
this is the first stable release of the new Vala version of Zeitgeist.

What is Zeitgeist?
---------------------------------------

Zeitgeist is a service which logs the users' activities (file usage,
website visits, conversations, etc) and makes this information readily
available for other applications to use. It is also able to establish
relationships between items based on similarity and usage patterns.

Website: http://zeitgeist-project.com/
Launchpad Project (with bug tracker): https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist
Wiki: http://wiki.zeitgeist-project.com/, (http://live.gnome.org/Zeitgeist)

Code:
 - https://code.launchpad.net/zeitgeist
 - http://cgit.freedesktop.org/zeitgeist/zeitgeist/ (mirror)

See also:

* Sub-projects of Zeitgeist:
 - Extensions for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-extensions
 - Data-sources for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datasources
 - Datahub for Zeitgeist - https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist-datahub

* Dedicated Graphical User Interfaces:
 - GNOME Activity Journal - https://launchpad.net/gnome-activity-journal
 - Activity Log Manager - https://launchpad.net/activity-log-manager
 - Other users: Synapse, Unity, etc.

Where can you get it?
---------------------------------------

https://launchpad.net/zeitgeist/0.9/0.9.0/+download/zeitgeist-0.9.0.tar.bz2

What has changed?
---------------------------------------

Since Bluebird Beta 1:

Engine:
 - Updated the list of recognized MIME-types.
 - Set a size limit (4MiB) on the results returned by individual FindEvents and
  GetEvents calls. Too big queries will result in an exception.
 - Improved handling of FTS not being present (Beta 1 would leak memory).
 - Enhanced database corruption detection and recovery.
 - DataSourceRegistry: don't ignore bus addresses that registered more than
  one data-source if one of them is disabled.

FTS:
 - Added a build-time option to disable FTS.
 - The index is now automatically re-build if it gets corrupted.
 - The index is now automatically re-build if the Zeitgeist DB is re-created.
 - Split the reindex query into several smaller ones, for enhanced performance.
 - Quit when Zeitgeist leaves the bus.
 - Ignore events from Ubuntu One.

Python API:
 - Updated the list of recognized MIME-types.

Thanks
---------------------------------------

I'd like to thank everyone involved in this release, especially Michal
Hruby, Seif Lotfy, Manish Sinha, Mikkel Kamstrup, Trever Fischer,
Stefano Candori, Moritz Neeb, as well as everyone else who tested
Zeitgeist, provided bug reports or contributed in any other way.

I'd also like to thank Collabora and Canonical as well as the GNOME
Foundation for sponsoring the project.

Regards,

The Zeitgeist Team

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