History and Changelog

Planned for the following releases (2015)

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New in Beta 18 (15.07.07)

  • Automated RAM config for the Solr server to the used computer, so you can index more data out of the box
  • Upgrade to Solr 5.2.1
  • Upgrade to Open Semantic Search 15.07.03 (newest Tika Parser and refactorized ETL framework)
  • Bugfix: Annotation and tagging of documents with special chars in filenames now possible

New in Beta 17 (15.06.05)

  • The faceted search user interface now can exclude parts of search results (for example paths, tags or entities like persons, organizations or locations) without writing more complex search queries manually by just clicking on minus sign of the facet value
  • Upgrade to Open Semantic Search 15.06.05

New in Beta 16 (15.05.26)

New in Beta 15 (15.05.18)

  • InvestigateIX is available as virtual maschine for Linux, Windows and iOS (Mac), too. So you can use the search engine and research tools in your existing system environment
  • Added dynamic swap files by swapspace daemon, so on bigger tasks the system wont be fast but wont fail if to few RAM
  • Upgraded to the new Debian 8 which supports more modern hardware

New in Beta 14 (15.04.13)

  • The search user interface supports more complex queries (now you can use wildcards like * within phrases, too)

New in Beta 13 (15.04.04)

  • Autologin: Since the data is encrypted and you have to boot with a password, you dont have to authentificate a second time with your user password anymore for standard usage.
  • Screen locking after some minutes of user inactivity disabled for the installer environment, since not every user knows the standard password for the Debian live user ("live") and it will not be used after installation any more (because you set an admin password which will be the new user password and the new root password).

New in Beta 12 (15.03.30)

New in Beta 11 (15.03.15)

  • Integration of the Named Entities Manager and the UI for rules based automatic tagging from Open Semantic Search, so you can use extracted entities like persons, locations or organisations for the multidimensional and faceted navigation and exploratory search
  • Added citation manager Zotero (Press the Z in the browser to start)
  • Added software for scanning (the simple Simple Scan and the flexible XSane)
  • Added software for crawling and archiving a whole website (httrack and the graphical user interface webhttrack)
  • OCR for images/scans within PDF documents is configurated as default
  • Index new or changed wiki pages automatically (not only these used for annotation of other files), so you can use the wiki for notes and can search and find all notes immediatelly with the search engine, too
  • Upgraded to Solr 5.0.0

New in Beta 10 (15.02.01)

  • Included all video drivers available in Debian, so InvestigateIX will run on more hardware without additional setup on the console
  • Included Virtualbox guest additions, so you can use your full graphic resolution, mousewheels and copy & paste from and to the host within a virtual machine in Virtualbox, too

New in Beta 9 (14.12.25)

  • Integration of Scantailor for deskewing low quality scans for better OCR results
  • Added Debian backports to APT sources, so we can use new software, which is not included yet in Debian stable
  • Added sound and video players (Totem, VLC and Flash Player) and many codecs for different video formats
  • Added additional fonts (i.e. Microsoft Windows Standard Fonts)

New in Beta 8 (14.11.28)

  • Search App for searching with lists (listsearch or multisearch)
  • Included documentation from the website into the live system. So you dont have to use internet to access it.
  • Update to Solr 4.10 (which needs Java 1.7, so we switched the default JRE from OpenJDK 1.6 to 1.7)
  • Optimized RAM-Settings and fixed some memory leaks of the crawler. So the system will run without temporary freezings of the GUI and you can index more documents at once.

New in Beta 7 (14.08.11)

  • Indexing all contents of documents and files inside zip archives, too
  • Like for images in PDF documents, automatic text recognition (OCR) is working for images inside Powerpoint presentations and images inside zip archives, too

New in Beta 6 (14.07.05)

  • Show status of indexing (which can take a while after you start to index a directory with many not yet indexed documents)
  • There will be are modular search engine packages so you can easily integrate the search engine to other live-systems or linux installations.