15.07.2013      Version 3.5.1030.34005
  • Seed peers updated.
  • Setup updated.
  • Sources updated.
10.12.2012      Version 3.5.1025.33404
  • Passive crawling for Chrome fixed.
30.11.2012      Version 3.5.1024.18654
  • Distributed bootstrap improved.
13.11.2012      Version 3.5.1023.28603
  • Sometimes the FAROO did not connect to the p2p network. Fixed!
  • Search page opened in browser after installation.
  • Publishing date is shown only for news search results.
30.10.2012      Version 3.5.1022.23326
  • Database layer updated (stability, memory leaks).
  • External sources updated.
  • Seedpeer list updated.
  • Libraries updated (innosetup,protobuf,sqlite,jquery).
  • Improved query encoding (e.g. "google+").
  • Query suggestions now provided by Faroo.
  • Unified layout (similar to faroo.com).
13.01.2011      Version 3.0.1020.21446
  • Search timeout optimized: miss no results, while maintaining short response time.
  • Options / Peers labeling clarified: Number of all searchable peers vs. number of direct connected peers reachable within first hop.
01.01.2011      Version 3.0.1019.25517
  • Options/crawler/edit removed, as crawler queue is not anymore stored in xml-file.
  • Timeout display filter removed from options/search/queries to distributed index.
17.12.2010      Version 3.0.1018.28549
  • New sybil peer protection of p2p layer
  • New DoS protection of p2p layer
  • New option "Instant search". Searches instantly on every keypress if enabled.
  • Improved domain folding
  • Improved ranking
  • Improved language detection
  • Improved extraction of title and text
  • Improved instant crawler compatibility: supports now IE 9 and Chrome 6
  • Improved Image preview: now fully native, external services removed.
  • Improved disc space display: now with fractional digits.
  • Updated data base layer
  • Fixed IP update
  • Fixed UPnP
  • Fixed MS Live external source
  • Fixed continuous search. Now compatible with implicit searches.
11.08.2010      Version 3.0.1016.26210
  • Improved P2P overlay.
  • Improved image and text extraction.
  • Fixed multilingual search.
12.07.2010      Version 3.0.1014.34239
  • New UI.
  • New instant search.
  • New multilingual search.
  • New real time ranking.
  • New image extraction for visually rich results.
  • Improved title and summary extraction.
  • Improved search speed.
31.05.2010      Version 3.0.1007.27894
  • Performance improvements.
  • Distributed Bootstrap.
15.02.2010      Version 2.0.3518.22435
  • Boolean queries did not work in local search. Fixed!
  • PeerId persistance improved.
  • Store to distributed index improved.
  • Crawling/indexing process stopped sometimes. Fixed!
  • Number of concurrent outgoing threads reduced.
  • Candidate peers are now treated as passive peers.
  • In options "checking nat traversal ..." was displayed forever for passive/candidate peers.
    Now "peer unreachable" is displayed for passive peers.
  • Write registry failed in some cases. Fixed!
29.01.2010      Version 2.0.3512.32216
  • First time P2P bootstrap did not work correctly in last version. Fixed!
26.01.2010      Version 2.0.3511.32721
  • Overlay connection stability under churn improved.
  • Options / Peer connectio info / peer mode was not always updated. Fixed!
23.01.2010      Version 2.0.3509.35017
  • Disabling autoupdate did not work. Fixed!
  • Statistics were not saved, if program was not closed properly. Fixed!
  • Queries starting with numbers caused error. Fixed!
  • Erroneous disconnects in lookups. Fixed!
15.01.2010      Version 2.0.3507.21050
  • Improved p2p bootstrap.
  • Silent autoupdate also for Vista and Windows7 (optional).
15.12.2009      Version 2.0.3504.30783
  • Improved scaling.
  • Improved lookup.
  • Improved crawling.
  • Improved URL monitor.
  • Updated seed list.
  • New URL monitor for IE, Firefox, Chrome.
  • Instant crawling of visited pages reactivated.
  • Desktop (Web History) search reactivated.
  • FAROO Plus option reactivated.
02.07.2009      Version 2.0.3446.20994
  • Faster crawling (i.e. faster storing to DHT).
  • Cookies are now supported for crawling.
  • Web pages are now fetched in compressed mode by the crawler, if supported by the web server.
  • Active crawling only allowed for active peers, to prevent overload by a possible active/passive peer imbalance.
  • Number of threads for outgoing traffic displayed in options/index.
  • Up/down tray icon reflects the actual state more precisely.
  • Reduced network load on start.
  • Reduced DHT traffic.
  • Block level analyzer improved (extracts relevant content regions from fetched web page).
    Improves result relevancy, snippet quality and index speed, reduces required index space and bandwith.
  • Title rewriting to improve the perceived relevancy.
  • Check of NAT traversal check improved.
    During the test process now the message "Checking NAT Traversal ..." is displayed.
  • External search sources provide now language specific results according to the selected user interface language.
  • Query suggestions provide now language specific results, according to the selected user interface language.
  • If Chinese is selected as user interface language results are higlighted in red (previously bold).
  • Background transparency fixed for XP in options.
08.06.2009      Version 2.0.3439.21521
  • Defunct external search sources removed.
  • Port Forwarding is now always automatically preferred over Tunneling.
  • Autostart was re-enabled with every programm update. Fixed!
  • DefaultInternalPort and DefaultExternalPort did not work correctly. Fixed!
  • In preview mode a new search did not switch back to first result page. Fixed!
  • In options there are now three different access levels for browser based search access: Local / Local + Intranet / Local + Intranet + Internet.
  • New FAROO Instant Crawl Bookmarklet. It can be installed at the Links Toolbar (IE) or Bookmark Toolbar (FF) of your browser: http://www.faroo.com/bookmarklet.html A click at the bookmarklet queues the current web page for crawling. Queued pages are now indexed indpendent from the active crawling option.
26.05.2009      Version 2.0.3432.36275
  • New option to crawl over a HTTP proxy, e.g. TOR / Privoxy (http://www.torproject.org).
    The p2p traffic itself is encrypted and does not require a proxy, which would impact the performance.
  • New auto-update option. Previously auto-update was enabled on XP and disabled on Vista (due to UAC dialogs), now an OS independent option.
  • Fixed auto-start option.
16.05.2009      Version 2.0.3423.31138
  • Better scaling: better application responsiveness and lower processor load under huge incoming traffic.
    Number of incoming connections and parallel threads limited, load throttled.
  • Fixed overload, caused by active crawling under certain conditions.
  • Configuration free NAT Traversal: Allows active peers behind routers.
    Supports full cone, restricted and port-restricted NAT devices.
    Symmetric NAT partially supported in Vista, Windows 7 & 2008.
    Enables multiple active peers per LAN. Used NAT traversal method displayed in Options / NAT traversal.
  • Default internal and external ports are configurable in Options.
    The internal port used on your computer may be set. If already in use, automatically an alternative port is used.
    The external port used on your router may be set. Multiple active peers per LAN with different port forwardings.
  • Peers may now be active, even if their external port is not 80.
    Therfore FAROO may run in parallel to a webserver running on port 80.
  • Unique PeerID's created even for cloned computers.
  • Web browser is not anymore started in maximized mode.
  • Now always the actual default webbrowser is used.
  • Transparent auto start option (previously auto start was automatically set active on next manual program start).
  • In Options / Internal IP now always the preferred IP for Internet connections is displayed, when a PC has multiple network adapters with different IPs.
  • Faster program exit during active crawling.
26.03.2009      Version 2.0.3372.35882
  • New algorithm for creation of Peer ID:
    The Peer ID remains unchanged also in case of re-installation or installation under multiple acounts accounts of the same computer. The fixed Peer ID provides additional protection against byzantine and sybil attacks.
    The authenticity of the Peer ID is validated with a cryptographic signature in order to prevent a manipulation or bogus creation.
  • Search page title contains now the query terms on first position. This improves information visibility on narrow browser tabs.
  • Chinese translation improved. Chinese search engine links revised.
  • Flickr & Twitter integration is disabled for empty queries.
  • If "pause on user activity" is enabled, then now also incoming traffic is paused.
  • New option "disable desktop indexing". In the current beta version desktop indexing is always disabled.
28.02.2009      Version 2.0.3346.25612
  • New hierarchical index structure. Provides better performance and unlimited index size at a single peer independent from used filesystem. For downward compatibility the new index hierarchy is only effective for fresh installs.
  • Personalized query suggestions based on search profile.
    Privacy preserved, because your profile is stored locally only.
    Personalized suggestions are now also provided for IE8 and Firefox search box.
  • Accelerator support for IE8:
    Mark word, move mouse over market word, click at accelerator symbol, select search with FAROO.
  • Manual start and stop of continuous search now also visible in German and Chinese language version.
24.02.2009      Version 2.0.3342.23293
  • Flicker image search in search & result page improved for multi keyword queries.
  • Keywords are now highlighted in Twitter stream.
  • Hash tags are linked now in Twitter stream.
  • Twitter stream now also displayed if less than 8 results.
  • Twitter stream, intensity level and rss feed links are visible only, if Twitter returns results and javascript is enabled.
  • Queries and hot topics now linked with target=_top if search page was invoked via faroo.com.
22.02.2009      Version 2.0.3340.21763
  • Continuous Search: Automatic monitoring of frequent search queries. See also our blog post.
    • Based on attention data queries with long term relevancy to the user are automatically monitored.
    • Additionally manual start & stop.
    • Update information: Number of updates for each monitored query displayed at start page.
    • Update notification: Number of updates for each monitored query displayed in tray balloon.
    • Intensity level displayed for updated query.
    • Monitoring options and notification configurable.
  • Hot Topics list (Twitter) and related images (Flickr).
    This provides in many cases a good visual feedback of breaking events or topics dominating the news.
  • Integrated Image Search (Flickr).
    Image title display in hint.
  • Twitter integration now asynchronous from p2p search.
    This ensures that both twitter results are always shown and the p2p results are displayed nevertheless without delay. Wait and timeout options removed.
  • Flickr and Twitter as options in external social sources.
    Automatically disabled in privacy mode, in order to prevent sending the query to third parties.
11.02.2009      Version 2.0.3329.21877
  • Multi processor, multi core aware CPU load throttling.
  • Significant memory footprint reduction.
  • First search accelerated by pre-loading of Windows file system caching.
05.02.2009      Version 2.0.3323.20122
  • Separate ports for p2p overlay and embedded web server.
  • Search via faroo.com or the browser search box speeded up.
    If you are using Firefox you might need to manually remove and reinstall the FAROO search plugin though.
  • Clicked links from search result page are now always displayed at top level, therefore their URLs are visible in the browser address bar and the browser back button works.
01.02.2009      Version 2.0.3319.24881
  • Search result page was not displayed. Fixed!
  • Firefox search plug-in installation required admin rights. Fixed!
31.01.2009      Version 2.0.3318.42030
  • Thumbnail preview state is now saved.
  • Firefox search plug-in was not installed. Fixed!
  • In preview the index date was not displayed in hint. Fixed!
  • Long result titles without spaces were not correctly trimmed. Fixed!
  • Result title in full-width characters are now word-wrapped if they exceed a certain width.
  • Minor style changes.
29.01.2009      Version 2.0.3316.32622
  • Redesign
    • Redesign of user interface and search result pages, to make the search box more prominent, and the design more modern and consistent.
    • Links to other search engines added to result page.
    • Visited links in search results now in different color.
    • Thumbnails in preview now on left side.
    • Level of displayed technical details reduced.
    • Last indexed date removed, now shown as hint over p2p/local/external source.
    • Old styles removed.
  • Social search
    • Real time search of social conversations related to the search query by using the Twitter API.
    • Discovery of people, which are currently discussing a topic related to our search query.
    • Direct reply to discussion from the search result page.
    • Discussion intensity level indicator: low/moderate/elevated/high/breaking.
    • Additional Option: Sources / External social sources / Twitter (enabled per default).
    • Additional Option: Sources / External social sources / Wait for Twitter results (disabled per default).
  • Fixes
    • Search via faroo.com now also works if FAROO is running on port 443.
    • No external results anymore for desktop search.
09.12.2008      Version 2.0.3265.18842
  • Country flags according to peer locations displayed in options/index, options/search, options/peers, options/profile.
  • Faster lookup for large networks and scarce results (parallel lookup with early termination).
  • Search timeout implemented.
  • Fixed measurement of search response time.
  • Installation program sets firewall permission automatically.
02.12.2008      Version 2.0.3258.24718
  • Significantly improved search response time for scarce results
    (if for certain queries there are no or only few results in the p2p index).
  • Better estimation of number of active peers at program start.
28.11.2008      Version 2.0.3254.32322
  • Statistics for number of peers and searches improved: more robust against variations and outliers.
  • Fixed empty page if Faroo is started via startmenu, when there is already a running instance.
  • Additional language for installation package.
26.11.2008      Version 2.0.3252.29784
  • No more admin rights required for installation. Installation only for current user.
    Important for use in corporate environment.
  • Auto-update without admin rights (prior Vista only).
  • Additional seed peers for improved connection stability.
  • Updated download link in installer to .NET framework 2.0 Service Pack 1.
  • Fixed uninstall link and icon in start menu.
  • Fixed: Active peer did not provide results in last version.
  • Fixed: Since version 2.0.3231.32387 peers have been tested for active mode only at first start.
21.11.2008      Version 2.0.3246.36110
  • Phrase search implemented, multiple keyword search improved. Makes better use of existing index.
  • Statistics improved: Statistical estimation of active peers now unlimitedly scaling.
  • User interface localization support improved.
16.11.2008      Version 2.0.3243.978
  • Overlay improved: unreachable peers are removed regularely.
  • Additional seed peers for improved connection stability.
08.11.2008      Version 2.0.3234.37666
  • Overlay improved: less load, better connection stability.
  • Fixed endless loop of the crawler, which could occur under rare conditions.
  • Query crawling for non-Latin search terms and web pages improved.
  • Improved protection against malicious pages used as crawler trap.
  • If update check fails, it is now only once a day repeated.
  • Visualisation in options / peers improved: less flicker, less load.
  • Urls in Options/Crawler are displayed always without http://.
05.11.2008      Version 2.0.3231.32387
  • Un-coordinated distributed crawlers turned into a collaborative crawler swarm.
    • Distributed crawling without crawling overlap between peers. Communication free coordination.
    • Politeness: only few pages per domain crawled consecutively.
    • Exhaustive, interruption free crawl despite small crawl queue. No crawlqueue overrun and underrun.
    • Crawler prioritizes according to geographic and linguistic proximity of websites.
    • Crawler seedlist with top authoritative web sites added.
    • Spider trap proof.
  • Support of non-latin languages for indexing and search.
  • New external source added: Yahoo Search Boss.
  • XML Search API for integration, mashups and testing.
  • Community highscore list in search and result page: Peers with most indexed words and crawled pages.
    • User profile page in options: For highscore list and social search. With basic statistics.
    • In options/index tab now alias, team and region of peers are displayed.
    • In options/search tab now alias,team and region of peers are displayed.
    • In options/peers tab now alias, team and region of peers are displayed.

  • For each query FAROO displays only the top-1000 results. If the top-1000 limit of the result number is reached there is a hint displayed. See also our FAQ.
  • Special handling for empty queries implemented, as 10 percent of all searches are empty.
  • Query crawling supports more languages.
  • Temporary crawling storage reorganized. Less memory footprint and faster program start and shutdown.
  • Improved support for internal peers.
    • External peers now support the mutual discovery of internal peers.
    • Internal peers are now able to connect over any port.
    • Internal peers are now prioritizing internal connections (prevents loopback problems und dns-latency).
  • Display how much storage space is left (left=contributed-used).
  • Display if peer is full (no contributed disk space left). This is adjusted when changing the contributed disk space.
  • Improved region detection: OS information extended with DNS information.
  • Enhanced detection of used .NET framework version.

  • Various routing table improvements. Reduced load, better performance and reliability.
  • Superfluous multiple transfers to own active peer fixed.
  • Minimum redundancy for storing to DHT introduced. Effective redundancy displayed.
  • Infrequent lock of crawling and indexing process fixed.
  • Intranet webpages excluded from crawling for active crawler.
  • Restriction to crawl only webpages with multiple word in title removed.
  • URLs with/without "www." at start and "/" at end are treated as identic.
  • Improved recognition of relative urls in crawler.
  • Number of passive peers in bucket limited for less resources and better scaling.
  • Display of free disk space for custom folder fixed.
  • Empty PeerID at first start fixed.
  • Notification to previously running instance changed from http to windows message. Now port independent.
  • & is treated as normal char and not as punctuation (e.g. AT&T).
  • Increased crawler timeout for slow pages.
  • Improved codepage detection in active crawler.
  • Index Compression corrected.
  • Polish translation improved.
  • Autosuggest supports now also non-latin characters.
  • Display of omitted stopwords in preview fixed.
  • Privacy improved, encrypted query term not anymore transferred when searching.
  • AND OR not recognized as Boolean operators, but removed as stopwords. Fixed.
  • Windows 2000 error fixed: "Unable to find entry point wtsregistersessionnotification in dll wtsapi32.dll".
  • Browsercheck fixed. Did not display warning for use of IE 5.0.
  • No indexing if the free storage capacity falls below 5 GB, even if contributed space is not yet exhausted. Storage overflow prevented.
  • Now the state of the free storage capacity is regularly updated, supporting permanently running peers.
  • Check of free storage capacity now also prior to transfer.
  • The displayed number for contributed disk space is now checked against the real available space.
  • Improved shutdown behaviour.
  • Improved compatibility of OpenSearch plugin for IE8, Opera and Firefox.
  • Special Opera workaround removed. Opera fixed the form post paramer bug in XML documents with version 9.6.
7.7.2008      Version 2.0.3109.26002
  • Index folder can be changed now.
  • Free and used disk space displayed.
  • Tray icon notification number limited.
  • Now also left mouse click opens tray icon menu.
  • Improved compatibility if port 80 in use: No error notification, search with faroo.com and search box
  • Improved search with www.faroo.com: if port 80 in use, from search box, with keyword in title,
    no false history entries, improved layout in FF.
  • Search box in Firefox 3.0 and Opera 3.5.
  • Location map compatibility mode for old IE versions (no png alpha transparency).
  • faroo-url-protocol fixed: faroo:search.xml starts faroo.
  • FAROO search pane in IE6 fixed.
  • Google as new external search source.
3.3.2008      Version 2.0.2983.33189
  • No Ajax error displayed anymore, when computer offline.
  • Ajax now also functional for public search access (if enabled).
  • Size of installation package reduced by 20%.
  • Minor improvents of visual style.
25.2.2008      Version 2.0.2977.30546
  • Hotkey changed from Ctrl S into Win S.
  • Hotkey may be disabled in options.
  • Semi-autoupdate under Windows Vista with UAC. If the user is not member of the administrator group or user is member of the administrator group, but FAROO was started without elevation under the UAC (User Account Control), then a message is displayed, indicating that a new program version is available. The update can be started manually in the tray icon context menu. The update menu item is visible only, if an update is available.
20.2.2008      Version 2.0.2972.31922
  • New geographical P2P network visualization at the search page.
  • New Ajax based query auto suggest.
  • External source integration for additional results, if a query can't be answered from the distributed index.
    Option tab for external source selection.
  • New active, community directed crawler. Crawler start points are derived from searches of the FAROO users.
  • New checkbox for passive crawler, active crawler, pause crawler on user activity,
  • If the raw socket http monitor is not supported, the checkbox "enable passive crawling" is grayed.
  • The tray icon context menu item "Disable Crawler" disables active and passive crawler temporally: e.g. for performance or privacy reasons.
  • New tray icon context menu item "Privacy Mode": disables favicon download, passive crawler, query crawler, external web services, query suggestions.
  • Global hotkey Ctrl-s opens search page.
  • DNS cache for P2P lookups.
  • DHT caching policy changed.
  • Local and global indexing parallelized.
  • Improved font scaling compatibility in option window for different Windows DPI settings.
  • Result number with decimal separator formatted.
  • Display of omitted stop words.
  • Improved translation for search page.
  • Homepage links for Home / English / Deutsch are now also functional, when FAROO is running.
  • RSS feed for FAROO program history.
7.1.2008      Version 2.0.2928.29562
  • New real time crawler. If a search returns only few or no results, pages are crawled in realtime and included in the results of that search.
  • Statistics revised.
  • Rare exception fixed.
27.12.2007      Version 2.0.2917.24688
  • Improved UPnP-support: Display of router and port forwarding. New re-check-button.
  • Fixed WTSRegisterSessionNotification exception in Windows 2000.
  • Improved localization.
  • Improved Microsoft Vista visual style compatibility.
  • Crawler is working now also without admin rights. In Windows 2000 an additional registry patch is required.
    In Windows Vista not yet working.
  • FAROO integration in search box of Internet Explorer and Firefox 2/3 based on OpenSearch plugin.
  • FAROO OpenSearch plugin detection in FAROO homepage and search page.
24.10.2007      Version 2.0.2853.28751
  • Fixed index distribution.
  • Fixed rare i/o exceptions.
  • Fixed rare cases, where results contained html tags.
  • Improved handling of peers with dynamic ip-addresses.
  • Improved indexing speed.
19.10.2007      Version 2.0.2848.35932
  • Fixed second and following resultpages, which were sometimes empty.
18.10.2007      Version 2.0.2847.24698
  • Improved overlay protocol: Faster connect and indexing.
17.10.2007      Version 2.0.2846.22817
  • Fixed exception if user was not member of the Performance Monitor Users group.
  • Fixed broken snippet generation.
  • Improved search in local index.
14.10.2007      Version 2.0.2843.28408
  • Improved recall during fast network growth.
  • Fixed network statistic.
29.9.2007      Version 2.0.2828.37002
  • Keyword highlighting now supported for all browsers, previous only IE.
  • Improved localisation.
24.9.2007      Version 2.0.2823.22785
  • Opera XSL template fixed.
23.9.2007      Version 2.0.2822.36178
  • First private beta release.
  • Faster parsing and indexing.
  • Improved selection of result peers under churn.
  • Improved aggregation of local and p2p results.
  • Improved single result per domain.
  • Improved ranking.
  • Improved incremental search.
  • Improved localisation.
29.7.2007      Version 2.0.2774.31079
  • Improved speed and scaling for complex boolean queries.
  • Improved index compression and encryption.
  • Improved ranking.
  • Improved sensibility to user activity.
  • Single result per domain.
  • Reduced memory and processor load.
  • Improved user interface (status and options).
  • Public search access posible (option)
10.1.2007      Version 2 in Progress ...
  • Fachliche Entwicklung für Version 2 abgeschlossen.
  • Programmtechnische Umsetzung gestartet:
  • Skaliert für beliebig viele Dokumente, User, Worte, Aktualisierungen und Anfragen bei Indexieren, Ranking, Republishing und Suche (global scale).
  • Verteilt Postingliste häufiger Worte über mehrere Peers.
  • Instant Loadbalancing für plötzliche Anfragespitzen.
  • Persistente Information trotz Userfluktuation (churn) durch Republishing.
  • Hocheffektive verteilte Datenbank-Kompression: wie bei jpg, divx,mp3 oder mpeg werden nur die für den Nutzer relevanten Daten gespeichert.
  • Sparsames, Instant Indexing/Updating/Ranking: nicht jeder Seitenaufruf muss gemeldet werden.
  • verbessertes Caching
  • Userdefinierbares Speicherplatzlimit je Peer
  • Inkrementelles Indexieren: Löschen und Updates werden unterstützt.
  • Personal Rank:vollautomatisches Ranking auf Basis des Userverhaltens / Soziale Suche bei vollem Datenschutz.
  • Garantiert Top-1000 Ergebnisse für boolsche Anfragen bis zur Länge n (bei max n Indexzugriffen).
  • Auch bei boolschen Anfragen immer die bestgerankten Ergebnisse ohne die kompletten Postinglisten zu durchsuchen.
  • Liefert auch für seltenen Kombinationen häufiger Worte vollständige Ergebnisse.
  • Nur ein Ergebnis pro Domain / Weitere Ergebnisse dieser Domain
  • komplett anonymisiertes Advertising-System
6.8.2006      Version 1.0.2410.18957
  • Block Level Analyse: nur sinntragende Inhalte einer Seite werden indiziert, Menüs, Werbelinks und Verweise werden nicht indiziert (Speicherbedarf pro Seite sinkt auf ein Viertel, relevantere Ergebnisse).
  • Stemmer für deutsche und englische regelmäßige und unregelmäßige Verben (weniger Speicherbedarf, weniger Bandbreite, mehr Ergebnisse, besseres Matching für Advertising). Vor der Implementierung des Stemming indexierte Wörter werden nur gefunden, wenn sie im Text in der Stammform aufgetreten sind.
  • Es werden auch alle gestemmten Worte richtig markiert.
  • Bei Stopwordliste wurden Umlaute nicht richtig erkannt. Fixed!
  • Teilweise falsche Ergebnisse bei NOT-Operator. Fixed!
  • NOT-Terms werden beim Advertising nicht mehr berücksichtigt.
  • FAROO ist jetzt mit Windows Vista und .NET framework v2.0 kompatibel.
  • Wenn kein .NET framework installiert ist, wird jetzt .NET framework 2.0 angeboten, bisher 1.1.
  • Auch unter Vista werden jetzt die Applicationdata-Ordner von Desktopsuche ausgeschlossen.
  • Bisher führte das Laden von Favicons manchmal zum Neuindizieren von Ergebnissen wegen Weiterleitung von Favicon auf Startseite der Domain. Fixed!
  • FAROO Community Forum und FAROO Blog eingerichtet, FAROO Hompage überarbeitet.
2.7.2006      Version 1.0.2374.17872
  • Automatische Stopwortliste durch vordefinierte Stopwortliste (deutsch und englisch) ersetzt.
  • Kompakterer Index durch Ausschließen der Stopworte.
  • Ignorierte Stopworte werden jetzt bei der Suche angezeigt.
  • Indexierung und Suche von Worten mit Apostroph (´') überarbeitet.
  • Wenn nach dem Apostoph weniger als zwei Zeichen folgen, werden sie entfernt (london's -> london), sonst wird der Apostroph entfernt (ku'damm -> kudamm).
  • Abschnitt zu Worten mit Apostrophen in help.html.
  • Versioncheck für Autoupdate funktionierte in sehr seltenen Fällen nicht. Fixed!
  • Manche Zeichen führten beim Laden des Caches zu Fehlern. Fixed!
24.6.2006      Version 1.0.2366.17204      (entspricht Diplomversion)
  • Seitenzahlen wurden ab der 11 Ergebnisseite falsch angezeigt. Fixed!
  • In letzter Version wurden Stopworte bei der Suche nicht korrekt behandelt. Fixed!
  • Versioncheck für Autoupdate funktionierte in sehr seltenen Fällen nicht. Fixed!
  • Fehlerwahrscheinlichkeit reduziert und Performance verbessert für UND-Verknüpfung.
20.6.2006      Version 1.0.2363.12967
  • Vollständige P2P-Suche (bisher auf 20 Ergebnisse beschränkt).
  • Inkrementelle P2P-Suche.
  • Lastreduktion bei P2P-Suche (pro Schritt werden nur noch 10 Ergebnisse angefragt und nicht 20).
  • UND-Verknüpfung bei P2P-Suche (vollständig bei geringer Netzlast - nur für neu indizierte Seiten).
  • Lokale Ergebnisse und P2P-Ergebnisse werden zusammengefasst (bisher erfolgte P2P-Suche nur bei weniger als 10 lokale Ergebnissen).
  • Korrekte Anzeige der Ergebniszahl (Summe aus lokalen und P2P-Ergebnissen).
  • Indizierte Textlänge auf 100 KB begrenzt.
  • Connection.html aktualisiert.
16.5.2006      Version 1.0.2327.14566
  • Fehler in InternetConnectionState. Fixed.
15.5.2006      Version 1.0.2326.17407
  • Ad-System überarbeitet.
  • Dialup-Connection-Dialog wird aufgerufen, wenn bei Aufrufen der Suche keine Internet-Verbindung besteht.
10.5.2006      Version 1.0.2321.28119
  • Ad-System überarbeitet.
  • Version-Check zuverlässiger.
  • schnellerer Aufbau der P2P-Verbindung.
  • Spam-Filter auf Keyword-, Url-, IP- und Metrik-Basis.
4.5.2006      Version 1.0.2315.25123
  • Ad-System überarbeitet.
  • Firefox-Searchbox-Plug überarbeitet.
  • Stabilität des Index-Caches verbessert.
  • Connection.html um einen Abschnitt über Root-Peers ergänzt.
2.5.2006      Version 1.0.2313.20712
  • Werbungs-IFrame in Ergebnisseite integriert.
  • Mini-Adserver implementiert.
  • Es werden Keyword, Sprache und Referral an Adserver übergeben.
  • Adviews und Adclicks können über Logfile getrackt werden.
  • Redirection-PHP für Tracking der Adclicks implementiert.
  • Redirection-Urls werden in Statuszeile maskiert.
  • Homepage-Url von faroo_mousover auf home umgestellt.
25.4.2006      Version 1.0.2306.18546
  • Abbrüche in Index-Konvertierung. Fixed!
  • HTTP-Header geändert.
24.4.2006      Version 1.0.2305.23944
  • Suche im Overlay führte zu Disconnect. Fixed!
23.4.2006      Version 1.0.2304.21931
  • Statistik korrigiert.
  • Schnellere Suche, wenn Peer nicht connected.
  • Connected/Idle-Icon wurde nicht immer angezeigt. Fixed.
  • Username wird in Ergebnissen nicht mehr angezeigt, statt dessen Local, Peer, P2P (verbesserte Privacy).
  • Zugriff auf Overlay erfolgt nicht mehr über overlay.xml. Damit kann Faroo nicht über Url-Filter blockiert werden. Dritte können nicht sehen, ob Faroo genutzt wurde.
  • Transport komprimiert (gzip) und verschlüsselt (Asymmetric/Public Key Encryption). Dadurch schneller (50-90% weniger Netzwerktraffic), das Faroo-Protokoll kann nicht blockiert werden, Sniffer können Protokoll nicht analysieren, Dritte können Faroo-Protokoll/Index/Clients nicht nutzen oder verschmutzen, Dritte können nicht protokollieren was gespeichert oder gesucht wurde (verbesserte Privacy, Schutz vor Betrug, Missbrauch, Sabotage und Reverse Engeneering).
    Die Verschlüsselung kann mit mit einem HTTP-Debugger sehr gut überprüft werden.
  • Indexieren funktioniert jetzt auch bei Zugang über Modem/ohne Lan.
  • Transport überarbeitet.
  • Index-Struktur überarbeitet (word.source entfernt, word.termHash eingeführt, filenamen auf termHash umgestellt, word.term und word normalizedTerm werden in IndexOverlay gelöscht). Im Overlay-Index taucht der Term dadurch nicht mehr im Index und im Filenamen auf (verbesserte Privacy).
  • Index-Location geändert: IndexDht in IndexOverlay, Index in IndexPeer.
  • Im Overlay-Index werden die Werte url, title, kwic mit Symmetric/Secret Key Encryption (AES / Rijndael) verschlüsselt (verbesserte Privacy).
  • Kwic wird jetzt von | sowie aufeinanderfolgenden Leerzeichen und -- gesäubert.
  • Index Konvertierung: Dabei wird der bestehende Index auf die neue Lokation übertragen und verschlüsselt sowie kwic gesäubert.
    Rechter Mouseclick auf Tray-Icon / Options / "Convert Index". Achtung Konvertierung kann mehrere Stunden dauern. Nach Abschluss der Konvertierung wird eine Ende-Meldung angezeigt. Danach können die Verzeichnisse C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Anwendungsdaten\Faroo\Index und C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\All Users\Anwendungsdaten\Faroo\IndexDht gelöscht werden.
  • Website überarbeitet: Idee/Ausblick und Technologie/Beschreibung/Netzwerk/Verschlüsselung.
  • Website und Ergebnisseite überarbeitet: Farbschemen mit nicht-weissem Hintergrund werden berücksichtigt.
7.4.2006      Version 1.0.2288.16383
  • Overlay und Statistik optimiert.
  • Privacy verbessert. Seiten einer Domain werden nach Login werden nicht mehr indiziert.
6.4.2006      Version 1.0.2286.19372
  • Overlay und Statistik optimiert.
29.3.2006      Version 1.0.2279.27364
  • Overlay und Transport optimiert.
28.3.2007      Version 1.0.2278.26382
  • Overlay optimiert. Schnelleres Suchen und Indexieren.
  • Digitale Signatur für Updates. Es erfolgt kein Update, wenn das Programm manipuliert, der Server gehackt oder auf einen anderen Server umgeleitet wird.
  • Manche Peers konnten sich nicht connecten. Fixed.
  • Suche nach Worten mit Punkt brachte keine Ergebnisse (google.de). Fixed.
24.3.2006      Version 1.0.2274.25865
  • Fehler im Overlay bei mehreren aktiven Peers (häufiges Disconnect). Fixed.
23.3.2006      Version 1.0.2273.23380
  • Neue User bekamen leere Suchseite angezeigt. Fixed.
  • Suchseite wurde nicht angezeigt, wenn über Startmenü aufgerufen. Fixed.
  • IndexCache wuchs bei langsamer Verbindung unbegrenzt an. Fixed.
  • Statistik bei mehreren aktiven Peers fehlerhaft. Fixed.
  • Da Skype (80) und eMule (4669) die gleichen Ports verwenden, benutzt Faroo jetzt noch mehr Alternativen: 80, 443, 4669, 57152, 60103
  • Es wird jetzt eine Fehlermeldung im Browser angezeigt, wenn lokaler Webserver wegen Portkonflikt nicht läuft.
20.3.2006      Version 1.0.2269.21861
  • Preview auf thumbshots.org umgestellt.
  • Automatisches Port Forwarding des Routers über UPNP.
  • Update Check funktioniert jetzt auch, wenn Internetverbindung erst später manuell aufgebaut wird.
7.3.2006      Version 1.0.2258.18589
  • Suchen in eigenem Dht-Index auch wenn nicht verbunden.
  • Peerzählung überarbeitet.
  • Fehlermeldung bei nicht unterstütztem Browser.
  • Alternativer Port 4669, wenn Port 80 belegt ist.
  • Search Engine Trigger: FAROO Suche startet automatisch, wenn mit Google gesucht wird. Muss in Optionen eingeschaltet werden.
3.3.2006      Version 1.0.2253.23958
  • Unterbrechen der Indexierung bei Mausclick.
  • Bugfixes.
28.2.2006      Version 1.0.2250.29819
  • Index-Caching überarbeitet (schnellerer Programmstart, schnelleres Shutdown, geringerer Speicherverbrauch).
  • Http-Monitor überarbeitet (geringerer Speicherverbrauch).
  • Statistik überarbeitet: Worte/Dokumente global, Suchanfragen out, User alle (aktive+passive) / aktive / direkt verbundene.
  • Disconnected from p2p-Network: Message/rotes Tray-Icon.
  • Connect-Befehl im Tray-Icon-Menu, wenn disconnected.
  • Tray-Icon-Anzeige: eingehendes/ausgehendes Indexieren.
  • Desktop-Indexieren wird unterbrochen bei eingehendem/ausgehenden Indexieren.
  • zuverlässigere Kommunikation durch Wiederholung.
  • Key Functions auf Homepage überarbeitet.
  • Optimierungen.
  • Bugfixes.
21.2.2006      Version 1.0.2243.27025
  • SeedList implementiert.
  • Test auf Admin-Rechte vor Programm-Update.
  • Keine Indizierung von HTTPS-Seiten mehr.
  • Bugfixes.
13.2.2006      Version 1.0.2235.29716
  • Peer-to-Peer (fast) vollständig implementiert (Siehe Implementierung). Suche und Indexieren mit Redundanz ohne Vorgabe fester IP.
  • "Connected to P2P-Network"-Anzeige über Tray-Icon-Farbe und -Meldung.
  • Anzeige von Peer-Mode: Active/Passive + Info-Seite.
  • Schätzung der Overlay-Peers, -Dokumente, -Worte, -Updates.
  • gesamte Overlay-Kommunikation auf POST mit RequestObject und ResponseObject umgestellt.
  • Transport komplett überarbeitet. Viel zuverlässiger bei schlechten Verbindungen.
  • auch ein eingeschränkter Windows-User (kein admin/Poweruser) kann FAROO jetzt nutzen (aber nicht installieren).
17.1.2006      Version 1.0.2208.31916
  • Transport überarbeitet.
  • Nur geänderte Webseiten werden neu indiziert.
  • Shallow Indexierung überschreibt nicht mehr.
  • Verteilter Index implementiert.
  • Statistik auf Startseite überarbeitet.
  • Mehrere Interface-Sprachen.
  • Automatische Sprachwahl.
  • Erweiterbar durch User.
10.12.2005      Version 1.0.2170.40950
  • Bugfix: Ticks müssen sich zwischen DateTime.MinValue.Ticks...
  • Bugfix: Can't write to stream.
  • Tooltip zu Suchoptionen.
  • Prüft, ob .NET-Framework 1.1 installiert ist, sonst Download.
9.12.2005      Version 1.0.2169.19061
  • Mehrfache Stopwortunterdrückung.
  • Stopwordunterdrückung auch bei Phrasensuche.
  • Style wählbar.
  • Style persistent.
  • Version History in Website.
7.12.2005      Version 1.0.2167.24251
  • Phrasen-Suche.
  • Near-Suche (Proximity Search: Wortabstand < 10).
  • Suche nach Worten mit Bindestrich.
  • Welcome-Page nach Installation.
  • Stopwort-Unterdrückung auch bei OR- und NOT-Verknüpfung.
  • Hilfeseite überarbeitet.
2.12.2005      1.0.2162.1965
  • Indexieren auch bei Firefox und Opera.
  • Bugfix: Autoupdate.
30.11.2005      Version 1.0.2159.25537
  • Download-Button auf Homepage.
  • Bei Suche werden ä, ö, ü, ß mit ae, oe, ue, ss gleichbehandelt.
  • Hilfeseite überarbeitet.
  • Ergebnisseite überarbeitet.
  • Öffnen der Suchseite nach Installation.
  • Öffnen der Suchseite nach Start aus Startmenü.
  • Immer neues, maximiertes Browserwindow.
  • Kompatibel zu falsch kodierten Sonderzeichen.
28.11.2005      Version Version 1.0.2136.27217
  • AutoUpdate.
  • Bessere Worttrennung.
  • Bugfix: Umlaute.
  • Bugfix: Popups.
2.11.2005      Version 1.0.2132.23177
  • Urls kürzer.
  • Index-Datum fixed.
  • User statistic.
  • Stopwords aus Query (Verknüpfung mit Stopword korrekt).
  • Favicons fixed.
  • 2 zusätzliche Layouts.
  • Zero-Result-Meldung.
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