DocFetcher Pro 1.16 Release

DocFetcher Pro 1.16 has just been released. A crash related to RAR archives was fixed, and in the result table the date display in the “Last Modified” column was changed to a fixed “yyyy-MM-dd, HH:mm” format. This format no longer depends on the system locale.

As for DocFetcher Pro Server, the upcoming search server based on DocFetcher Pro, the release timeframe needs to be pushed back again, unfortunately. It will not be ready by the end of Q1 2022, and is now tentatively scheduled for Q2 or Q3 2022. The delay this time was mostly due to a single major distraction: Having to relocate to another country for personal reasons. This caused development to go off the rails for a while. Since then, things have quieted down again and the project is back on track.

Moreover, the release estimate of Q2 or Q3 is now a little more conservative, as development of DocFetcher Pro Server turned out to be a huge undertaking that basically requires rewriting half the code base. To be more specific, in order to transform DocFetcher Pro, a traditional desktop application, into a proper web application, the entire user interface needs to be swapped out and rewritten.

At present, DocFetcher Pro Server is in an early alpha stage and contains all the basic features, but still suffers from too many holes and problems to be ready for real-world use. This is now what remains to be tackled before the software can be released.

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