Synapse 0.13 released!

2016-02-10 — Tech — Matthew Hodgson

Hi all,

Synapse 0.13 was released this afternoon, bringing a new wave of features, bug fixes and performance fixes. The main headlines include: huge performance increases (big catchup /syncs that were taking 20s now take 0.3s!), support for server-side per-room unread message and notification badge counts, ability for guest accounts to upgrade into fully-fledged accounts, change default push rules back to notifying for group chats, and loads of bug fixes. This release incorporates what-was 0.12.1-rc1.

Please note that on first launch after upgrading a pre-0.13 server to 0.13 or later, synapse will add a large database index which may take several minutes to complete. Whilst the index is added the service will be unresponsive.

Please get the new release from https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse and have fun!

Matthew

Full release notes:

Changes in synapse v0.13.1 (2016-02-10) =======================================
  • Bump matrix-angular-sdk (matrix web console) dependency to 0.6.8 to pull in the fix for SYWEB-361 so that the default client can display HTML messages again(!)

Changes in synapse v0.13.0 (2016-02-10)

This version includes an upgrade of the schema, specifically adding an index to the events table. This may cause synapse to pause for several minutes the first time it is started after the upgrade.

Changes:

  • Improve general performance (PR #540, #543. #544, #54, #549, #567)
  • Change guest user ids to be incrementing integers (PR #550)
  • Improve performance of public room list API (PR #552)
  • Change profile API to omit keys rather than return null (PR #557)
  • Add /media/r0 endpoint prefix, which is equivalent to /media/v1/ (PR #595)

Bug fixes:

  • Fix bug with upgrading guest accounts where it would fail if you opened the registration email on a different device (PR #547)
  • Fix bug where unread count could be wrong (PR #568)

Changes in synapse v0.12.1-rc1 (2016-01-29)

Features:

  • Add unread notification counts in /sync (PR #456)
  • Add support for inviting 3pids in /createRoom (PR #460)
  • Add ability for guest accounts to upgrade (PR #462)
  • Add /versions API (PR #468)
  • Add event to /context API (PR #492)
  • Add specific error code for invalid user names in /register (PR #499)
  • Add support for push badge counts (PR #507)
  • Add support for non-guest users to peek in rooms using /events (PR #510)

Changes:

  • Change /sync so that guest users only get rooms they've joined (PR #469)
  • Change to require unbanning before other membership changes (PR #501)
  • Change default push rules to notify for all messages (PR #486)
  • Change default push rules to not notify on membership changes (PR #514)
  • Change default push rules in one to one rooms to only notify for events that are messages (PR #529)
  • Change /sync to reject requests with a from query param (PR #512)
  • Change server manhole to use SSH rather than telnet (PR #473)
  • Change server to require AS users to be registered before use (PR #487)
  • Change server not to start when ASes are invalidly configured (PR #494)
  • Change server to require ID and as_token to be unique for AS's (PR #496)
  • Change maximum pagination limit to 1000 (PR #497)

Bug fixes:

  • Fix bug where /sync didn't return when something under the leave key changed (PR #461)
  • Fix bug where we returned smaller rather than larger than requested thumbnails when method=crop (PR #464)
  • Fix thumbnails API to only return cropped thumbnails when asking for a cropped thumbnail (PR #475)
  • Fix bug where we occasionally still logged access tokens (PR #477)
  • Fix bug where /events would always return immediately for guest users (PR #480)
  • Fix bug where /sync unexpectedly returned old left rooms (PR #481)
  • Fix enabling and disabling push rules (PR #498)
  • Fix bug where /register returned 500 when given unicode username (PR #513)