Enkive 1.4 final released

We are pleased to announce that Enkive version 1.4 final is now available for download at http://enkive.org/community/download and at http://sourceforge.net/projects/enkive

The only changes since version 1.4 release candidate 2 are minor bug fixes.

The changes since version 1.3.1 are:

New DocumentStore for attachments
Introduced in version 1.4 RC2... For datasets with lots of attachments or large attachments, the limitations of MongoDB's GridFS were causing unacceptable performance. Since the trend is more mail with larger attachments, this needed to be addressed. A new document store was created that stores documents in the filesystem, indexed by MongoDB rather than in MongoDB directly. This resulted in a 5X speedup in document processing (and hence import).

IMAP search
The experimental IMAP support has been removed, and replaced with the ability to export searches via IMAP. Any search can be tagged as being an IMAP search, and will then show up as a folder when the user connects via IMAP. IMAP searches periodically update in the background, so they are never out-of-date.

Search Update
Searches can be updated clicking on the Update button on the search results page. This will update the search for new mail that has been archived since it was last run.

Update Version Check
Enkive will periodically (by default every 2 weeks) check to see if there is a newer version. This can be configured or disabled.

Large search improvements
MongoDB has an inherent limit on the size of un-indexed search results. When sorting a large search by a non-default key (e.g. date), this limit triggered, causing a Java backtrace to be displayed. The error is now a nice, user-understandable message. The results can now be paged up until the MongoDB limit is reached (rather than an immediate failure on sorting).

Improved init scripts
* Upstart for Ubuntu (and Red Hat Enterprise 6)
* Proper sysv-init for Debian

Turnkey version
There is a Turnkey bootable ISO with Enkive 1.4 pre-installed. It can be used for evaluation or as a basis for a full installation. Based on Debian 6 Squeeze.

Email Processing Performance
Email processing has been optimized to achieve a 400% improvement in processing speed. This means that a higher volume of email can be archived on the same hardware, and that import performance is greatly improved.

Sort order bug fix
There was a bug in sort order for sorting by date, that resulted in dates near each other being in the wrong order. This is fixed, and dates sort correctly.

UI theming bug fix for paged results
Paged search results beyond the first page were not properly themed.

Do take a test drive, and give us feedback!

Installation instructions: http://wiki.Enkive.org/index.php/1.4_Installation_Instructions

Instructions for upgrading from 1.3 to 1.4 are here: http://wiki.Enkive.org/index.php/Upgrade_Instructions

We truly appreciate your feedback. Please submit bug reports here: http://bugs.Enkive.org/

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The Enkive and e-discovery repositories have been merged together, and development has moved to GitHub: http://github.com/Enkive/Enkive).

Old copies of the repositories are no longer valid.

We hope you'll join our development efforts git@github.com:Enkive/Enkive.git. We look forward to working with you.

Thank you for choosing Enkive.