AIF (Pipes and Filters) Improvements - AFS - Release Notes

AFS Release Notes v7.8

Product
AFS
Platform
7.8
Operating System
Debian
Category
Release Notes
Language
English
Target Audience
public

Starting from AFS v7.8.5, the following improvements have been made in the Pipes and Filters:

PaF Manager:

It is now possible for users to:

  • Auto register a PaF with another start mode than "autostart".
  • Start a batch of PaFs. A batch is a list of PaFs to be executed sequentially.

Dates Normalization

A new filter has been implemented: afs_dates_normalize. This filter allows users to:

  • Specify several parsing formats.
  • Select an output format.

The afs_date_normalize is deprecated, but is still packaged for compatibility purposes. New setup should use afs_dates_normalize.

Protofacets:

A new ways to define facets has been implemented: protofacets. This feature:

  • Replaces and improves legacy internal Protocat feature.
  • Adds the ability to create facets from a document using either a:
    • high-level Python API, or a
    • dedicated layer holding a dedicated Protobuf object.