Latest alpha release is now available (V7 Alpha 3):
This is a big change because we have replaced the existing use of the Windows WinInet module for HTTP connections. This should effectively provide us with a faster spidering mode and also address intermittent crash issues that are part of Microsoft's WinInet module that we could not previously fix directly (most notably this issue causing crashes on Windows Server 2003).
Please let us know if you come across any issues with the new release.
Just put up the OpenDocument plugin download link (see above). The new V7 alpha supports ODT files used by OpenOffice, KOffice, Google Docs, and more.
Does that mean even I have purchased the enterprise edition V6.0, I still have to re-purchase another enterprise V7.0 edition license to have it upgraded fully??
President of Hinsmart (hinsmart.com)
V7 is not yet released. We are still doing development. We expect to still be doing development for a couple more months at least.
When it does get released, there will be a free upgrade for people who purchased the software in the 6 months prior to the release date. For others who purchased a long time back there will be a discounted upgrade.
As we provide our WebHelp to multiple customers (for installation on their own servers) will the Autocomplete feature work seamlessly?
That is, will each customer's experience be restricted to their users' search actions, since they will each be starting with fresh log and zdat files?
And what about upgrades (to the help along with our product)? Will we require our customers to backup those files and use them to overwrite the new ones?
V7 Alpha 4 is now finally available:
We have added SSL support so HTTPS is now supported (we had replaced the HTTP stack in V7, so that we no longer use the WinInet implementation).
We have also added support for Integrated Windows Authentication (NTLM).
- Fixed the PST indexing components which was not registering properly on a new machine.
- Added handling of .msg attachments (will index to indefinite depth)
- Fixed bug with corrupted URLs when indexing PST attachments
- Fixed bug with HTTP timeout waiting for over a minute
- Various fixes with comment filtering and tags
- Added support for both exiftool and ImageInfo plugins
- Fixed bug with spanish date formats
- Fixed bug with Japanese character
- Fixed bug with HTTP headers being indexed as part of the page
- Fixed handling of pages that did not report their file size via the HTTP header
- Fixed bugs in dictionary causing first variant to be skipped over.
And other various updates. Please let us know if you have any trouble with the new build.
Regarding auto complete, this is a great feature! Can you add to the auto complete logo, or have it pull from META tags? For instance, we'd want all our item codes and item names in the list.
Is there a release date for V7 yet?
No release date as yet. We are in the middle of a large code restructuring to split up the under interface and the engine. Once the engine is separate from the UI, then our plans are to port the engine to Mac and Linux. Then build a new user interface in PHP (in addition to keeping the interface that we have at the moment).
The end result should be that you can use Zoom on a Linux server without also needing a Windows desktop machine. After that we'll also be looking at doing a Mac desktop version.
Yes, we'll probably also need to have another look at where auto-complete can source its data from.
These latest developments seem very exciting, and frankly I would hate to miss out on them. I was reading about SFTP support earlier, but that wouldn't even be necessary if I can run the indexer on my Linux server with V7.
Great to see a site search engine being actively developed, I lost count of how many I've tried unsuccessfully.
Like a lot of software companies we tend to under estimate the work involved in any project.