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Xena 5.0.0 released

We’ve been pretty busy getting the new version of Xena ready for release. Finally it was made available yesterday. There are lots of changes in this version, specifically a complete revamp of external licenses used by the software and lots of new features. It’s a major turning point for the software, which is now under the GPLv3.

New Features
* Updated license to GPL version 3 (included in COPYING.txt).
* Ability to create raw text versions of document formats for indexing purposes.
* Integration with tesseract OCR software.
* Windows version released with automated installer.
* Normaliser for harvested websites.
* Guesser for ODF, already open format so binary normalise only.
* Advanced Magic Guesser.
* Image Magick Guesser using external convert program.
* Support for audio files in OGG container format using Vorbis, FLAC or Speex codecs.
* Improved MP3 guesser.
* Support for more image formats.
* Major internal re-factoring of external libraries used.
* Libraries now updated and built from source.
* Using a new charset detection library.
* Ability to preserve directory structures.
* Ability to handle files normalised with previous versions of Xena.
* Automatically configure output and log directories.

-c