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Tracker 0.16.0 Brings Full Text Search (FTS) v4 Support

There are many new changes in Tracker 0.16.0, as compared with the previous stable release, version 0.14.x. But first of all, we should mention that Tracker 0.16.0 now depends on GStreamer = 1.0, libgrss = 0.5, GLib 2.35.1 for GTask API and SQLite 3.7.9 for FTS4 support.

Second of all, the following functions have been removed from this stable version of Tracker: Flickr miner, as it will be add to GNOME Photos at a later time, the Dia dependency for producing documentation, tracker-explorer, tracker-search-bar, playlists, lyrics, web history and data-generators, as they were unused, unmaintained or deprecated.

And now, let’s talk about the new features implemented in Tracker 0.16.0, as it brings support for the GKqueueDirectoryMonitor API on BSD systems, as well as Full Text Search (FTS) v4 support, which includes two new SPARQL functions: fts:snippet(?u) and fts:offsets(?u).