Sphinx 0.9.7-RC2 released, Ruby API updated

Posted by Dmytro Shteflyuk on under Ruby & Rails

Today I found that Sphinx search engine has been updated. Major new features include:

  • extended query mode with boolean, field limits, phrases, and proximity support (eg.: @title "hello world"~10 | @body example program);
  • extended sorting mode (eg.: @weight DESC @id ASC);
  • combined phrase+statistical ranking which takes words frequencies into account (currently in extended mode only);
  • official Python API;
  • contributed Perl and Ruby APIs.

I have updated Sphinx Client Library along with Sphinx 0.9.7-RC2 Windows build.