On behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am happy to announce the release of
Zeitgeist 0.8.99~alpha2, the second alpha release for the new Vala
version of Zeitgeist.

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?

What has changed?

 - Enhanced error handling and reporting (LP: #848710, #760111, #903667).
 - Automatic recovery after database corruption (LP: #743857).
 - Added a new prefix operator ("+") to query for exact matches (LP: #884193).
 - The database file is now only readable by the user (LP: #910273).
 - GVFS usage in StorageMonitor has been disabled for now (LP: #905898).
 - Fixed a problem where the FTS extension could block the DB (LP: #919111).
 - Fixed a bug in FTS's automatic re-indexing.
 - Events with duplicate subjects are now cleanly rejected (LP: #909708).
 - Debug messages are no longer displayed by default (LP: #906451).
 - Guess interpretation and manifestation when empty (LP: #899602).
 - Implemented network status monitoring in StorageMonitor.
 - Fixed histogram extension to handle timezones.
 - Various memory usage and query speed improvements (LP: #910190).
 - Added an environment variable for disabling extensions.

 - Updated to shared-desktop-ontologies version 0.8.1. This introduces
   WebDataObject and makes MusicPiece a child of Audio.


Before I wrap up, I'd like to say huge thank you to Collabora and
Canonical, who sponsored the development, and of course to the whole
team: Seif (seiflotfy), Michal (mhr3), Mikkel (kamstrup) and Manish


Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT)
Free Software Developer

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