Recoll 1.9.0

Jean-Francois Dockes jean-francois.dockes at
Wed Sep 12 10:36:55 CEST 2007

Name: Recoll
Version: 1.9.0
Type: KDE Other Utility
License: GPL
More Info:

 Recoll is a personal full text search tool for

It is based on the very strong Xapian backend. 

It provides an easy to use, feature-rich interface
with a Qt GUI.

Most common document types are supported are
supported along with their compressed versions
(Text, HTML, PDF, Dvi, PostScript, Openoffice,
Lyx, Scribus, Word/Excel/PPT, Abiword, Kword,
Wordperfect, RTF, djvu, gaim logs, maildir and
mailbox mail folders including attachments, misc
media files).

Powerful query facilities are provided from simple
keyword entry to assisted  boolean query building
with proximity clauses, filtering on file types or

Multiple character sets are supported. Internal
processing and storage uses Unicode UTF-8.  

Recoll has few dependancies. No database daemon,
Web server, or exotic language/framework is
necessary. Installation is easy. 

Indexing can be performed in batch mode or in real

Thanks to Xapian, indexing does not tax system
resources excessively and searching is very fast.

 Release 1.9.0: This release brings a number of
small practical improvements: new filters:
Wordperfect, Abiword, Kword, jpeg, flac, ogg;
better control of disk and memory usage during
indexing; improved abstract generation; arbitrary
field support; improved qt4 support; and
miscellaneous user interface improvements and bug
fixes, described in more detail in the Changes
Release 1.8.1: a small query language with some
field-based searches (author, title, etc.), and
wildcard handling: the standard *, ?, [] wildcard
charactgers can be used in any search. The release
also includes a number of small user interface
improvements and bug fixes.

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