Windows Desktop Search 2.6.5 has shipped!
The final version of WDS 2.6.5 is now available! If you are running the 2.6.5 Beta or WDS 2.6.0, this update will be provided via Windows Update later this month.
If you are running the 2.6.5 Beta release from last month, upgrading to the final version will NOT require your index to be rebuilt.
However, if you are upgrading from an older version, your old index will need to be recreated automatically after the upgrade.
Unofficial list of changes since the beta:
-Image previews were broken if the containing folder also had a certain number of other images in it. Fixed.
-Fixed an issue where WDS would not function properly if the wordbreaker for the current language was not properly registered. It would switch to a fallback method, but due to a bug the fallback would fail.
-Fixed a situation where Outlook indexing could become broken (and cause WindowsSearchFilter.exe crashes) which usually occured if the user had previously used WDS 2.5 and didn’t reboot when asked to after uninstall/upgrade.
-Fixed an issue that could cause the message “Run-time error. This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way” that would usually only manifest itself when the WDS UI was hosted in another application (like Outlook).
-Lots of internationalization work.
For completeness, the original unofficial list of updates from 2.6.0 follows:
-All the features of the 2.6 Enterprise version (Search Pane on XP/2003, Outlook Integrated Results when used with the MSN/WinLive Toolbar).
-WDS can now be installed over the MSN Toolbar Suite 2.5. This will remove your MSN Toolbar, but preserve your settings. You can then install the standalone toolbar or the 3.0 Beta and it will remember your settings from the 2.5 installation. Alternatively, you can upgrade to the Toolbar 3.0 Beta (which includes WDS 2.6.5 as an optional component).
-The WDS Indexer has undergone some major changes to reduce disk I/O while indexing.
-Shutdown times have been improved significantly (we think we’ve nailed the “End Now” dialog problem).
-New group policies.
-Bug fixes and other general improvements (such as a cleaner Deskbar loading mechanism).