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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Aug 2004 12:58

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0012, 30-aug-2004).

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

v3.60.0012 - 30.08.04 10:27
    * Menu Edit/New: now all name templates for new files' and folders' 
      names are date/time sensitive. The templates are fully configurable 
      for those who know how to edit INI-files. Here's the INI section and 
      the keys with their default settings:
        [NewTemplates]
        Folder0=\N\e\w \F\o\l\d\e\r   'date/time sensitive, shortcut Ctrl+N
        Folder1=yyyymmdd              'date/time sensitive
        Folder2=yyyy-mm-dd            'date/time sensitive
        File0=\N\e\w \T\e\x\t\f\i\l\e 'date/time sensitive, shortcut Ctrl+T
        File1=yyyymmdd                'date/time sensitive
        File2=yyyy-mm-dd              'date/time sensitive
        Version=1                     'internal flag, do NOT change
      Note that you can also define textual parts of the date/time sensitive 
      templates, not just dates. To do that you have to backslash all 
      literals, for example:
        File1=\L\o\g yyyy-mm-dd_hh-nn-ss
      would create a file auto-named "Log 2004-06-07_10-05-25.txt".
    * Menu Edit/New: all items generated by the New command will 
      automatically enter rename-mode after creation.
    + Menu File: added command "Exit without saving". Quits the app without 
      updating the INI file, so that the next start will be exactly as the 
      last one.
    + Find Files: added "Check full path" option. If checked, the search 
      term is not only compared with the file name but with the full 
      path/name.
      For instance, suppose it's very important for you to list all files on 
      your computer related to Dracula. Searching drive C:\ for "*Dracula*" 
      will not find the crucial file C:\Dracula\Blood.doc, but at best the 
      folder C:\Dracula (if you did not exclude Directories from search 
      results via Attributes). Here "Check full path" comes in: if checked 
      then C:\Dracula\Blood.doc will be found, and 
      C:\Downloads\StokersDracula.zip, too!

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 29 Aug 2004 22:09

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0011, 29-aug-2004).

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

v3.60.0011 - 29.08.04 22:04
    * Focus on empty CD drive: before it was not possible to focus an empty 
      CD/DVD drive (the selection jumped back to the previous location). Now 
      it is possible, making moving through the tree totally smooth. The 
      statusbar will show the message "Drive is currently unavailable."
    ! Find Files using Regular Expressions: results list would go blank 
      after deleting a file from a RegExp search results list. Fixed.
    + Info panel jump-sizing (min/max toggling): added a menu entry
      "Minimize/Maximize Panel" under the View menu.
      New Keyboard shortcut: Shift+12
      The other shortcuts with the same functionality Ctrl++ and 
      Ctrl+Numpad+ have been removed. Why: keep it simple.
    + Rename Special: added another ID3 tag to Filename command:
      MP3: ID3 tag to Filename (Track# - Artist - Title.mp3)
v3.60.0009 - 28.08.04 09:49
    + Preview: managed to parse the WMA stream properties header. Now you see
      information like "Format: 32000 Hz, 48 kBit/s, Stereo" while previewing
      a WMA (Windows Media Audio) file.
    + Preview: idem for ASF files (Advanced Streaming Format).
    ! Favorites Menu: some scenarios would lead to duplicate entries at the 
      bottom of the menu. Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 27 Aug 2004 11:51

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0008, 27-aug-2004).

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

v3.60.0008 - 26.08.04 09:51
    + Rename Special: added command "MP3: ID3 tag to Filename (artist - title)".
      Handy feature because it applies to all selected mp3-files at once (if 
      no ID3 tag is found a file is not renamed).
    + Rename Special: added another ID3 tag to Filename command meeting the 
      following MP3 File Naming Conventions:
      Artist - Album - Track# - Title.mp3
    + Info panel jump-sizing (min/max toggling):
      Additional Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl++ (plus). Same function as 
      Ctrl+Numpad+ (plus).

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 24 Aug 2004 13:45

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0006, 24-aug-2004).

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

v3.60.0006 - 24.08.04 13:42
    + Preview: added Musepack (MPC, MP+, MPP) files to preview.
      MusePack (http://www.musepack.net/) is claimed to be the highest 
      quality lossy audio compression format currently available. Musepack 
      files are smaller than mp3s with the same quality or have better 
      quality at the same size.    
      More infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPC_%28audio_compression_format%29
      NOTE: Musepack DirectShow decoder [version 1.0.0.3 or higher] is 
      required for previewing MusePack files (*.mpc, *.mp+, *.mpp). It is 
      included in KLite Codec-Pack 2.27 Full, downloadable from 
      http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
    * Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P (copy selected filename with path to 
      clipboard) now copies the current tree path if no file is currently 
      selected.
    * Double-Click on a folder in find results now opens that folder within 
      TrackerV3. Before it was opened by Explorer (resp. the system's default 
      app for opening folders) which I now feel is a bit counter-intuitive.
v3.60.0005 - 23.08.04 18:49
    + Preview: added Monkey’s Audio (APE) files to preview.
      Monkey’s Audio is a lossless audio compression codec.
      More infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey's_Audio
      NOTE: Monkey's Audio DirectShow decoder 1.00 is required for 
      previewing Monkey's audio files (.ape).
      It is included in KLite Codec-Pack 2.27 Full, downloadable from
      http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Aug 2004 15:53

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0004, 23-aug-2004).

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

v3.60.0004 - 23.08.04 15:42
    + Preview: added QuickTime Movie Files (MOV) to preview.
      NOTE: To preview QuickTime Movie format, QuickTime must be installed.
    + Preview: added Ogg Vorbis Sound Files (OGG) to preview.
      Ogg Vorbis (http://www.vorbis.com/) is an up-and-coming audio codec. 
      It provides better sound quality than mp3s, with a smaller file size, 
      and is completely patent-free and open-source.
      More infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorbis
      Testfiles: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/vorbis/listen.html    
      NOTE: To preview Ogg Vorbis format, Ogg DirectShow filters must be 
      installed! Download the Ogg DirectShow filters from Tobias at 
      http://tobias.everwicked.com/oggds.htm and run OggDS0995.exe (can be 
      uninstalled via Control Panel).
v3.60.0003 - 22.08.04 11:07
    ! MP3 Info Tips: with "Show MP3 Info Tips" (Configuration/File Info 
      Tips) checked, when hovering a bad mp3-file (resulting in the message 
      "Audio: Error reading file...") shorter than 127 bytes, that file was
      subsequently locked from move and delete operations. Fixed.
v3.60.0001 - 21.08.04 15:23
    ! Error message "[Filename] is currently hidden." appeared erroneously since 
      one month when jumping to a favorite folder under a special path. Fixed.
    + Thumbs: in thumbnails mode and with caching enabled, when you rename 
      the current folder in tree the cache is now clever enough to simply 
      adjust to the new name. Before, all thumbs would have been regenerated.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 19 Aug 2004 23:45

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.60.0000, 19-aug-2004).

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

................... ver 3.60 ........................................................
v3.60.0000 - 19.08.04 23:40
    * New version number ;)
    
................... ver 3.50 ........................................................
v3.50.0150 - 16.08.04 23:02
    + New Keyboard shortcut:
      Ctrl+Shift+P: Copy Path to Clipboard
      That's the path of the focused item in ListView (which may be a 
      subpath of the current tree path after a recursive file find). If no 
      list item is focused it's the current tree path.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 16 Aug 2004 20:47

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0149, 16-aug-2004).

Note: Because of some fundamental changes in certain modules I'm very interested to hear from users of Win98 or ME whether the Find Files still works as expected. Let's hear it, folks!

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

v3.50.0149 - 16.08.04 20:34
  +++ Find Files: added Regular Expressions (RegExp) as an additional way to 
      define search patterns. The "normal" pattern syntax and the RegExp syntax 
      can not be mixed. To mark a search term as RegExp pattern simply prefix it 
      by the character ">" (the "Name" label turns blue to show that the term 
      will be interpreted as a RegExp pattern).  
      NOTE: RegExp functions depend on vbscript.dll, which must be (and from 
      Win98 onwards usually is) present in the Windows system directory.
      Note also that at the very first RegExp search after starting Windows, 
      the initialization of the RegExp object might take a couple of 
      seconds. Any subsequent search will be very fast.
      Information on RegExp syntax see "Introduction to Regular Expressions":
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us
      /script56/html/reconIntroductionToRegularExpressions.asp   
    * Find Files interface: changed "Named" to "Name", and "Look in" to 
      "Location". Just to remind me to update the help file...
    * Info panel jump-sizing (min/max toggling): again, there are new ways 
      to do it (hey, it's good for your brain to change your habits once in a 
      while):
      New Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Numpad+ (Add sign).
      Mouse: Double click the splitter. Works left and right, but left is the 
      recommended way.
    + Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+P is reassigned to what it was before:
      Ctrl+P: Copy Filename with Path to Clipboard
              (works only if item is selected in ListView)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 14 Aug 2004 20:12

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0148, 14-aug-2004).

Note: Because of some fundamental changes in certain modules I'm very interested to hear from users of Win98 or ME whether the Find Files still works as expected. Let's hear it, folks!

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

v3.50.0148 - 14.08.04 20:09
    % List view: further massive speed gains for large listings (browse and 
      find mode).
    % List view: better display update strategy when listing folder contents 
      (browse and find mode). Before, the display was updated depending on the 
      number of items. Now, the display update is time-triggered every 250 
      msec. So, the faster your computer the less intermediate screen activity 
      (aka flicker) while the file list is being filled.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 12 Aug 2004 21:00

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0141, 12-aug-2004).

Note: Because of some fundamental changes in certain modules I'm very interested to hear from users of Win98 or ME whether the Find Files still works as expected. Let's hear it, folks!

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

v3.50.0141 - 12.08.04 20:51
    % Find files: due to a massive internal redesign finding files is now 
      considerably faster in general, and esp. with complex boolean search 
      terms: here the speed is practically doubled!
      There's an extra performance boost for NT/2K/XP machines.
    % Browsing folders as well received a general performance boost.
    ! Find files: too many results issue. When searching for "1" in a folder 
      with files with long file names, and you'd see more find results than 
      expected. The reason: the character "1" is present in many DOS-file 
      names (8.3 style) and those names have been scanned, too. Fixed.
    + Find files: added case-sensitivity. A case-sensitive search for *.JPG 
      will not match *.jpg. Note also that case-sensitive searches are 
      slightly faster than case-insensitive searches.
    + New wildcard for digits in file names (0-9): "#" stands for one digit, 
      for example:
      - *-##.txt: finds all files whose basename ends in a hyphen plus 2 digits.
      - #:        finds all files with at least one digit
    + Added the ability to define charlists in the search term: a group of 
      one or more characters  enclosed in brackets ([ ]) can be used to match 
      any single character in the filename, for example:
      - [abc]:    finds all files with "a", "b" or "c" in the name.
      - [!abc]:   finds all files without "a", "b" or "c" in the name.
      
      ======================================================================
      Summary of pattern matching special characters in TrackerV3 Find Files
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      ?           Any single character. 
      *           Zero or more characters. 
      #           Any single digit (0-9). 
      [charlist]  Any single character in charlist. 
      [!charlist] Any single character not in charlist. 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      To match the special characters left bracket ([), question mark (?), 
      number sign (#), and asterisk (*), enclose them in brackets, eg [#].
      ======================================================================
      
v3.50.0132 - 11.08.04 17:06
    + Display of cluster count now also for shared drives.
    ! An overflow error plus crash could happen under these conditions:
      - working on network shared drives
      - showing folder sizes in the files list
      - files in folder summing up to > 2GB
      Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Aug 2004 14:15

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0127, 08-aug-2004).

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

v3.50.0127 - 08.08.04 14:12
    ! Find Files: a search would under certain circumstances find too many 
      files when the search pattern contained the characters  "_" or "~". 
      Fixed.
    ! Info panel sizing: crashed after left-click after right-click on 
      splitter. Fixed.
    * Info panel toggling between min and max size is now triggered by 
      keyboard (not by right-mouse anymore).
      Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+P (think: Control the Panel)

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 08 Aug 2004 12:29

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0125, 08-aug-2004).

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

v3.50.0125 - 08.08.04 12:02
   :) TrackerV3 is now > 1MB.
  +++ Icon preview reloaded: after a complete rewrite of that module you can 
      now preview ALL icons contained in an icon resource at one click, 
      including 32-bit (RGB with Alpha channel) XP-icons up to 128x128 
      pixels. Pretty involved stuff that would not have been possible 
      without the superb http://www.vbaccelerator.com by Steve McMahon!
    + Thumbnails can now deal with large 32-bit icons.  
    + Info panel sizing: right-clicking on the horizontal splitter bar now 
      switches between maximum and minimum panel height. If the panel is 
      currently at an intermediate height it will switch to minimum height.
    * Backup/Backup To...: Before, when you canceled the "Save Backup Log As" 
      the whole backup operation was canceled. Now only the logging is skipped 
      but the backup is performed.
    ! File Context Menu/Backup To...: when backupping from find results, 
      backup did not always create the necessary subfolders in the target 
      destination. Fixed.

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Post by Chris Wood » 05 Aug 2004 01:02

Thankyou very much for fixing that bug. I thought I'd reported it, but I can't find it when I search here...
test everything. hold on to the good.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 04 Aug 2004 15:55

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0122, 04-aug-2004).

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

v3.50.0122 - 04.08.04 15:02
    + File Find: now fully supports the wildcard "?" that stands for exactly 
      one char. Also any ANDed subpatterns of a logical search phrase can now 
      have wildcards * (none or more chars) and ? (exactly one char).
      - *.???:  finds all files with a 3-char extension
      - ????.* or ??????.* and mo*: finds all files with a 4 char title OR (a 
        6-char title AND starting with "mo")
  +++ File Find: added Boolean NOT operator, written with the symbol "!" 
      directly in front of the pattern:
      - !cat:   finds all files that do not contain the sequence "cat"
      - !cat*:  finds all files that do not start with the sequence "cat"
      - !*cat:  finds all files that do not end with the sequence "cat"
      - !*.???: finds all files that have not a 3-char extension
      Of course, the NOT operator is freely combinable with the OR and AND 
      operators, so TrackerV3 now fully supports Boolean search logic.
      - m* and !*.jpg: finds all non-jpg-files that start with "m"
      More examples will be published on the web site...
v3.50.0121 - 04.08.04 10:21
    ! Deleting a folder in tree view: when you answered the confirmation 
      dialog with "No", the tree node was yet removed from the tree view 
      (although the folder was not deleted in reality). Fixed.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 30 Jul 2004 10:54

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0120, 30-jul-2004). Nothing big since the last upload, but anyway.

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v3.50.0119 - 27.07.04 09:29
    * Various small improvements concerning thumbs.

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Re: Here's the new BETA

Post by admin » 23 Jul 2004 13:59

Download the latest TrackerV3 BETA version (v3.50.0117, 23-jul-2004).

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

v3.50.0117 - 23.07.04 12:07
    * Age units are now correctly pluralized: "1 year", "2 years".
v3.50.0113 - 22.07.04 11:18
    + Thumbs cache got smarter: whenever an image file is updated, the cache 
      is immediately updated too. Note: since this gain in smartness involves 
      a change in the cache makeup, your previous cache files will all be 
      rewritten.
    + While processing thumbs the status bar message now shows
      [thumb number] of [total thumb number].
    * Age now shows seconds as well.

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