Happy 2016 everyone!

To greet the new year, we bring you all new Synapse 0.12. The focus here has been a wide range of polishing, bugfixes, performance improvements and feature tweaks. The biggest news are that the ‘v2’ sync APIs are now production ready; the search APIs now work much better; 3rd party ID invites now work; and we now mount the whole client-server API under the /_matrix/client/r0 URI prefix, as per the r0.0.0 release of the Client Server API from a few weeks ago. The r0 release unifies what were previously the somewhat confusing mix of ‘v1’ and ‘v2’ APIs as a single set of endpoints which play nice together.

We highly recommend all homeservers upgrading to v0.12.0 as soon as possible. Get it now from https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/ or via our shiny new Debian packages at https://matrix.org/packages/debian/.

 

Full changelog follows:

Changes in synapse v0.12.0 (2016-01-04)

  • Expose /login under r0 (PR #459)

Changes in synapse v0.12.0-rc3 (2015-12-23)

  • Allow guest accounts access to /sync (PR #455)
  • Allow filters to include/exclude rooms at the room level rather than just from the components of the sync for each room. (PR #454)
  • Include urls for room avatars in the response to /publicRooms (PR #453)
  • Don’t set a identicon as the avatar for a user when they register (PR #450)
  • Add a display_name to third-party invites (PR #449)
  • Send more information to the identity server for third-party invites so that it can send richer messages to the invitee (PR #446)
  • Cache the responses to /initialSync for 5 minutes. If a client retries a request to /initialSync before the a response was computed to the first request then the same response is used for both requests (PR #457)
  • Fix a bug where synapse would always request the signing keys of remote servers even when the key was cached locally (PR #452)
  • Fix 500 when pagination search results (PR #447)
  • Fix a bug where synapse was leaking raw email address in third-party invites (PR #448)

Changes in synapse v0.12.0-rc2 (2015-12-14)

  • Add caches for whether rooms have been forgotten by a user (PR #434)
  • Remove instructions to use --process-dependency-link since all of the dependencies of synapse are on PyPI (PR #436)
  • Parallelise the processing of /sync requests (PR #437)
  • Fix race updating presence in /events (PR #444)
  • Fix bug back-populating search results (PR #441)
  • Fix bug calculating state in /sync requests (PR #442)

Changes in synapse v0.12.0-rc1 (2015-12-10)

  • Host the client APIs released as r0 by https://matrix.org/docs/spec/r0.0.0/client_server.html on paths prefixed by/_matrix/client/r0. (PR #430, PR #415, PR #400)
  • Updates the client APIs to match r0 of the matrix specification.
    • All APIs return events in the new event format, old APIs also include the fields needed to parse the event using the old format for compatibility. (PR #402)
    • Search results are now given as a JSON array rather than a JSON object (PR #405)
    • Miscellaneous changes to search (PR #403, PR #406, PR #412)
    • Filter JSON objects may now be passed as query parameters to /sync (PR #431)
    • Fix implementation of /admin/whois (PR #418)
    • Only include the rooms that user has left in /sync if the client requests them in the filter (PR #423)
    • Don’t push for m.room.message by default (PR #411)
    • Add API for setting per account user data (PR #392)
    • Allow users to forget rooms (PR #385)
  • Performance improvements and monitoring:
    • Add per-request counters for CPU time spent on the main python thread. (PR #421, PR #420)
    • Add per-request counters for time spent in the database (PR #429)
    • Make state updates in the C+S API idempotent (PR #416)
    • Only fire user_joined_room if the user has actually joined. (PR #410)
    • Reuse a single http client, rather than creating new ones (PR #413)
  • Fixed a bug upgrading from older versions of synapse on postgresql (PR #417)