AIF (Pipes and Filters) Improvements - AFS

AFS Release Notes v7.8

Product
AFS
AFS_Version
7.8
Platform
RHEL
Category
Release Notes
language
English

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.