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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 31 Oct 2004 16:44

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0082, 31-oct-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0082 - 31.10.04 16:17
    + Menu Favorites: added submenu Favorite Files. Now you can directly
      jump to any file by one single click.
      New Keyboard Shortcut:
        Ctrl+R: Toggle Favorite File. Applies to the currently focused
                file. Disabled if no file focused.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 12 Nov 2004 11:10

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0084, 12-nov-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0084 - 12.11.04 11:01
    ! Would not automatically refresh file list after file operations on
      connected network drives. Fixed.
    ! Fixed an error 10 bug that was caused by executing programmed double
      clicks in the treeview.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 26 Nov 2004 18:22

Not much happened in two weeks. We are approaching the state of perfection... Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0092, 26-nov-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0092 - 26.11.04 18:15
    ! Various minor bug fixes.
    ! If the current folder was deleted by another app, TrackerV3 would
      have problems and might even close down. Now it goes up one level.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 28 Nov 2004 12:24

Welcome to fuzzy search! Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0093, 28-nov-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0093 - 28.11.04 10:36
  +++ Added Fuzzy Matching to the search engine. The similarity
      measurement is based on the Ratcliff-Obershelp method. A
      similarity degree of 1 means perfect identity whereas 0 means
      total dissimilarity. TrackerV3's fuzzy search is hard-coded to
      treat a similarity of at least 0.75 (or 75%) as a match (I might
      make this configurable in later versions).
      Note that fuzzy matching of course takes longer than sharp
      matching, but I could make it pretty fast. Further note the
      following interdependencies:
      Fuzzy search can not be combined with RegExp search.
      If the search pattern contains wildcards * or ?:
        - Fuzzy is internally set to False     
      If Fuzzy is checked:
        - Exact Match is internally set to False
        - Check Full Path is internally set to False
    ! MP3 preview: the MPEG-header info frame was damaged, probably due
      to lack of sleep about 3 weeks ago. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 03 Dec 2004 11:31

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0096, 03-dec-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0096 - 03.12.04 11:27
    + Find Files: added automatic disabling of currently non-valid
      options in the find dialogue for example checking "Fuzzy" will
      automatically disable "Exact Match".
    + Fuzzy Search: Fuzziness is now configurable (Configuration/General).
      The higher the fuzziness (default 25%), the more items will be
      found:
         0% fuzziness = 100% minimum similarity (= non-fuzzy)
        25% fuzziness =  75% minimum similarity
       100% fuzziness =   0% minimum similarity (all items match)
      Note that actually useful values might lie between 10% and 35% of
      fuzziness. Also bear in mind that with the Ratcliff/Obershelp
      algorithm the correct order of any submatches is relevant, and the
      similarity decreases with the mean length of the compared strings,
      eg:
        "mahatma ghandi","mahatma gandhi" -> 93% similarity
        "gandhi mahatma","mahatma gandhi" -> 50% similarity !
        "gandhi"        ,"mahatma gandhi" -> 60% similarity !
    % Fuzzy search got a bit faster.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 18 Dec 2004 17:19

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0101, 18-dec-2004).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0101 - 18.12.04 17:14
    + Configuration/General: added checkbox "Show nethood" which allows
      you to hide the network neighborhood node from the tree. Note that
      you have to restart the app for this setting to take effect.
      Note, that if you update an older installation of TrackerV3, your
      nethood will be set to "hidden" at first, so you'll have to check
      the new checkbox once and restart if you want to see it.
    * Find Files Results, Path column: changed the ellipsis-algorithm
      (where to insert the three "...") for both path display modes
      (absolute and relative) from End-Ellipsis to Windows's built-in
      "Path-Ellipsis".
v3.60.0098 - 13.12.04 11:20
    ! Report: problems with filenames starting with one or more blanks. Fixed.
    ! Report: progress status was not updated. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 09 Jan 2005 18:02

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0104, 09-jan-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0104 - 09.01.05 17:52
    + Now can display icons smaller than 16x16 pixel and thus show
      more lines in tree and list.
      How to set a smaller icon size:
      - Regedit
      - goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
      - look for key named "Shell Small Icon Size"
      - if not there: add new string (REG_SZ) key
        and name it "Shell Small Icon Size"
      - set this key's value to e.g. 14 (default is 16)
      - reboot
      Now you should decrease TrackerV3's font size by a point or so
      (menu View/Font...) to have really slim lines.     
    + Better support for Command Line Parameters.
      (a) You can pass a startup path (ending slash, quotes, ".exe" are
          optional), eg this works all the same:
            TrackerV3 C:\Programme\ACDSee32\
            TrackerV3 "C:\Programme\ACDSee32\"
            TrackerV3.exe "C:\Programme\ACDSee32"
      (b) You can pass a startup path/file. The file will be
          selected and previewed (if preview tab is on), eg:
            TrackerV3 C:\Programme\ACDSee32\splash.jpg
      Nice usage: if you place a link to TrackerV3 into your SendTo
      folder (note: a hidden folder!) then you can send any file
      to TrackerV3, which will then jumpstart, browse to the file's
      location and select it.     
v3.60.0102 - 20.12.04 12:26
    * Configuration/General/Show nethood: now works without restart.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 01 Feb 2005 10:58

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0109, 01-feb-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0109 - 01.02.05 10:42
    + Added search over target directories of folder links (aka
      shortcut, *.lnk file). Now you can search not only multiple folders
      at once but also the target directories of multiple folder links.
      Which means: now you can set up specific collections of folder links
      in some location and easily search them (i.e. their target
      directories) at once!
    * Double-clicking a folder link now browses to that folder inside
      TrackerV3. Before, Explorer was opened.
v3.60.0108 - 27.01.05 16:33
    + When right-click-dropping files into TrackerV3 from outside (eg
      images dragged from a browser) you now have the options "Copy Here
      with Suffix Number" and "Copy Here As..." available in the drop
      context menu. The default (when left-click-dropping) is "Copy
      Here".
      Note that only one file at a time can be dropped using these
      options.
v3.60.0105 - 10.01.05 09:47
    + Drag'n'Drop Context Menu, "Move Here to New Subfolder..." and
      "Copy Here to New Subfolder...": now there's a default name
      for the new folder given, and it's made from the "Folder0"
      template you defined in the INI file because you are hardcore:
        [NewTemplates]
        Folder0=yyyymmdd
    ! File View, ASCII files: better handling of mixed type files.
      - UNIX/DOS  = files that have as well 0a as 0d0a line ends
      - MAC/DOS   = files that have as well 0d as 0d0a line ends
      Before you had phantom line feeds in the display of some files.
      That's fixed now.
    * Changed algorithm calculating the row height in tree and list: now
      you can have larger fonts at smaller row heights.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 04 Feb 2005 23:11

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0112, 04-feb-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0112 - 04.02.05 22:26
  +++ Added revolutionary new mode to Find Files: "Follow folder links".
      Similar to "Include subfolders", the search will treat folder
      links (aka "Shell Links to Folders") as if they were subfolders
      and search the links' target directory as well (again recursing it
      if necessary).
      How to create a folder link: have the folder in the file list,
      then choose the Create Shortcut command from the folder's context
      menu, then move the newly created *.lnk file where you want to
      have it.
      This is a very nice feature. For example, you now can cultivate
      folder link farms, ie collections of links to various folders in
      the wildest locations, which you then can search all at once by
      just running a search on their parent folder.
      Notes:
      - "Follow folder links" is independent of "Include subfolders" and
        both can be freely combined at your choice.
      - be aware of the possibility to end up in a loop by having
        links target to each other or to themselves. If this appears to
        happen, press ESC and check your link logic.
v3.60.0110 - 03.02.05 20:50
    ! Searching folder links did produce results with defective path
      specs when "Show Relative Path In Find Results" was enabled. Fixed: now
      find results invariably display absolute paths in the path column
      when a *.lnk search was involved.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby RalphM » 08 Feb 2005 15:18

admin wrote:
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v3.60.0112 - 04.02.05 22:26
  .
      Notes:
      - "Follow folder links" is independent of "Include subfolders" and
        both can be freely combined at your choice.
      - be aware of the possibility to end up in a loop by having
        links target to each other or to themselves. If this appears to
        happen, press ESC and check your link logic.



Murphy's law, it happened as expected - I ended up in a loop, since I had three folders, linked as follows:

...\XXX\Folder_A
Link to Folder_B
...
...\YYY\Folder_B
Link to Folder_C
...
...\ZZZ\Folder_C
Link to Folder_B

So, when running a find in Folder_A following folder links, it did the loop A -> B -> C -> B -> C....

Tip: I made it work and quit the loop, by adding "ZZZ" to the exclude folder list. Now it still finds all matching files in A and B, but skips C.
Ralph :-)
(OS: W8.1 x64 - XY: Current beta)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 08 Feb 2005 15:50

Uh, is that an amusing story or a bug or a wish? Looks like all works as expected... I warned you about the loops :wink:
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby RalphM » 08 Feb 2005 18:24

Hi Donald

admin wrote:Uh, is that an amusing story or a bug or a wish? Looks like all works as expected... I warned you about the loops :wink:


Sorry, wasn't sure where to post it. Meant it as a TIP for others, who may be experiencing the loop effect, and since I wanted to quote your warning, I posted it here and not in Tips & Tricks.
Ralph :-)
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 08 Feb 2005 18:56

Ah, I see, good tip. Maybe Tips & Tricks actually would be a better place, since hardly anybody will look for it or find it in the Upcoming Releases forum. Whatever you like...
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 14 Feb 2005 09:25

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0116, 14-feb-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0116 - 14.02.05 09:18
  +++ Find Files Templates: now you can save Find Files settings to
      template files, which are stored as simple INI files in a hard-coded
      subdirectory of the app directory called "FindTemplates". It's the
      user's responsability to give the templates a valid filename that as
      well serves her to retrieve and load the right template when she needs
      it.
      A template contains all settings found on the Find Files tab, with
      the exception of the Name and Location combos, where only the
      current top entry is remembered; also the Exclude Folders are not
      stored in the templates.
      When loading a (previously stored) template you have the option
      whether to use the current location or the location stored in the
      template for the search.
    ! "Follow folder links" entered a deadly recursion when search met
      specific LNK-files to system folders or services. Fixed.
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Re: Here's the new BETA

Postby admin » 14 Feb 2005 16:58

Update #2 of today! Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0117, 14-feb-2005).

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  +++ major new feature
    + new feature
    * changed feature
    % improved performance
    ! fixed minor bug
  !!! fixed major bug

v3.60.0117 - 14.02.05 16:50
    * Find Files Templates: you can now use all chars for template names
      including those that are invalid for filenames (<,>,?,",: etc.).
    + To quickly load a template simply double-click it in the template
      list.
    + Find Files, Date: as a tribute to Albert Einstein I added a new
      checkbox "Keep it relative". When checked and you select e.g.
      "Previous 5 Minutes" from the popup menu it will always be the
      previous 5 minutes *relative to now*.
      The obvious benefit of this new feature is that you now can define
      Find Files Templates that e.g. "Find all files in Windows that
      have been modified in the last 15 minutes" without the need to
      manually update the time range.
      Note that the actual time range used for a search will be
      displayed only after you press the Find Now button. (I'm already
      thinking about a cooler organization of the Date tab...)
    * Exclude Folders are now saved to templates as well. Note, that
      your old templates will now effectively clear the exclude folders
      listing, so take care and re-save them first before loading.
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