Each variation of Sphider has a variation in changes made. Updates to the multi-byte edition of Sphider appears by default. You may also view the PDO edition or updates to the old Classic (as released by Ando Saabas) edition.


Sphider-MB

Sphider 3.2.0-MB, release date 16 June 2019
    Added ability to show stars in place of percentage for query scores (RAP)
    Fixed broken pure wildcard search for RSS and image searches (RAP)
    Added iframe support (RAP)
    Fixed indexing issue when url appears in an iframe as a parameter (RAP)
    Added check for non-standard use of wildcard (*) in robots.txt (RAP)
    Extended list of common (Eng) words (still shy of internet standard) (RAP)
    Added ability to set minimum score for search results (RAP)
    Fixed bug causing some keyword-link relationships to be omitted (RAP)

    Changed files:
      admin/configset.php
      admin/db_backup.php
      admin/install.php
      admin/spiderfuncs.php
      admin/version_update.php
      common_template/search_results.php
      include/common.txt
      include/searchfuncs.php
      languages/fr-language.php
      settings/conf.php
      sql/tables.sql
      templates/newspaper/m_search.css
      templates/newspaper/search.css
      search.php

    New directory/files:
      img/star0.png
      img/star1.png
      img/star2.png
      img/star3.png
      img/star4.png
      img/star5.png
      img/star6.png
      img/star7.png
      img/star8.png
      img/star9.png
      img/star10.png

Sphider 3.1.1-MB, release date 16 May 2019
    Improved unicode performance by eliminating the need for the removeAccents
      function, which proved to be inefficient and problematic (RAP)

    Changed files:
      admin/db_backup.php
      admin/install.php
      admin/spiderfuncs.php
      admin/update_version_number.php
      include/commonfuncs.php
      include/searchfuncs.php
      sql/tables.sql/tables

Sphider 3.1.0-MB, release date 13 May 2019
    Merge the capabilities of Sphider 2.4.x with Sphider 3.0.0-MB,
      eliminating the mbstring extension requirement (RAP)
    Eliminated using multibyte functions places they were not necessary (RAP)
    Eliminated issue with too-short words were still being indexed (RAP)
    Eliminated storing of duplicate words because of leading or trailing
      apostrophes or hyphens(RAP)
    Added removal of left and right double quotes from word indexing (RAP)
    Corrected a problem of inconsistent Sphider module encoding (RAP)
    Eliminated issue of utf-8 text possibly being misidentified as Windows-1252
      or Latin-1 (RAP)
    Improved unicode performance of the removeAccents() function (RAP)
    Eliminated use of http-equiv to define charset in admin and search (RAP)
    Improved indexing of meta descriptions (RAP)
    Fixed problem with search page causing an error (RAP)
    Improved highlighting of search term in the url (RAP)
    Clarified setting explanation on the settings tab (RAP)

    Changed files (in relation to 3.0.0-MB):
      admin/admin.php
      admin/db_backup.php
      admin/configset.php
      admin/install.php
      admin/rss_spider.php
      admin/spider.php
      admin/spiderfuncs.php
      common_template/header.php
      common_template/search_results.php
      include/commonfuncs.php
      include/searchfuncs.php
      include/stem_class.php
      js_suggest/suggest.php
      language/am-language.php
      language/cs-language.php
      language/da-language.php
      language/de-language.php
      language/es-language.php
      language/et-language.php
      language/fi-language.php
      language/fr-language.php
      language/hu-language.php
      language/nl-language.php
      language/no-language.php
      language/pt-language.php
      language/sk-language.php
      language/sq-language.php
      language/sv-language.php
      language/tr-language.php
      sql/tables.sql/tables
      search.php

    New file:
      admin/version_update.php

    Deleted file:
      admin/update_version_number.php

Sphider 3.0.0-MB, release date 29 April 2019
    Sphider 3-MB is a multi-byte string enabled fork of Sphider 2.4.x

    What has NOT changed (directories and files)
      /calendar/*
      /languages/*
      /templates/*
      /admin/
        admin.css
        dbmain.js
        ext.txt
        index.html
      common_template/
        footer.php
      include/
        common.txt
        detectmobilebrowser.php
        simple_html_dom.php
        stem_class.php
      js_suggest/;
        autocomplete.css
        autocomplete.js
      settings/
        database.php
      install.txt
      sphider-logo.png

    The database structure is unchanged from Sphider 2.4.x,
      although you may want to update the version number. A
      utility is provided. (update_version_number.php)