Today we tagged a new round of alpha releases for the search ecosystem. A new alpha was tagged for Search API. Facets has also seen a new release, that supports Search API alpha-15. At Drupalcamp Granada, we released the first alpha for search api sorts, this release now passes tests and no longer needs the display plugin patch.

We’ve seen a whole lot of additional functionality and bugfixes since the previous alpha. git checkout 8.x-1.0-alpha3; git diff --shortstat 8.x-1.0-alpha2 tells us that we changed 70 files, added 2521 lines and removed 2882. We were able to remove so much code because of the result sorting fix, a test cleanup and the refactor of the dropdown and checkbox widgets.

Changes since 8.x-1.0-alpha2:

What’s still to do before beta.

We still have some things to do before we can go into beta and eventually to a stable release for facets. There’s still a bunch of open issues we need to address. We’d also very much appreciate manual testing and good issue reports so we can make the next releases better. The facets module will stay in alpha as long as Search API doesn’t release a beta version, so help on the remaining beta blockers is very welcome.

If you want to talk to any of us about Facets or another part of the search ecosystem, you can find us on #drupal-search-api on Freenode.