Tracker 2.2.0 released


NEW in 2.2.0 – 2019-02-20
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* Multiple memory leak and corruption fixes
* Bumped glib minimum version to 2.46, it already was in practical terms
* Test suite improvements
* Restore log domain

Translations: ca, cs, da, kk, lt, pt_BR, sv, zh_TW

Highlighted changes since 2.1.x:
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* New SPARQL parser, able to generate SQL that is generally more readable
and at places performs better. Multiple buglets fixed in the process
* Much improved support of SPARQL1.1 features and syntax that was missing:
– Property paths: Allowing to match connectivity between two resources
by an arbitrary length path. There is a number of supported operators
(alternative, sequence, oneOrMany, …) that can be combined, e.g:

SELECT ?s ?p { ?s ^(nfo:belongsToContainer*)/(nie:url|nie:title) ?p }

Only the negated path operator (!) is not supported at the moment.

– Support for fully unrestricted queries, eg:

SELECT ?s ?p ?o { ?s ?p ?o } ORDER BY ?o ?p ?s

Queries with unrestricted predicate (?p in the example above) were
just supported in a very restricted set of situations. All those
limitations are gone.
– MINUS allows subtracting the solutions that match the given triples
template, eg:

SELECT ?s { ?s a nfo:Media } MINUS { ?s a nfo:MusicPiece }

* Support for prepared statements. TrackerSparqlStatement can be built
with SELECT queries containing (custom) ~var syntax, and updating
their values before obtaining a cursor.
* Many tests were added, and Tracker is generally much better tested thanks
to CI.
* tracker-store now automatically shuts down on inactivity.

NOTE TO PACKAGERS: This release might trigger ABI checks, as
TrackerSparqlConnectionClass struct size grew. This object can only
be subclassed within Tracker and instantiated through Tracker API, so
the change is inconsequential.

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