Thursday, May 14, 2009

v2.0 Beta 11 Released & New Thunderbird extension

Beta 11 is now out with lots of fixes and improvements. If you are already running GFW, you can use the 'Check for Updates' feature to upgrade automatically, or you can download and install the new beta directly.

*NOTE* - this is beta software. The functionality, interface, and underlying protocol are all subject to change before the final release.

The Beta 11 update contains the following changes:

  • removed splash screen on startup
  • fixed a bug that caused newlines in encrypted requests to be lost/mangled
  • fixed a bug that prevented Growl from starting on some systems (WSAEWOULDBLOCK exception)
  • made a change to save application prefs (and other prefs) as changes are made, not just on app close
  • added some insurance against corrupt user.config files (make backup before save & read from backup on load)
  • GFW install now also includes growlnotify (so developers can rely on it being installed on the client's machine)

**UPDATE**: Beta 10 had a bug that caused new installations to fail immediately when ran. Beta 11 fixes the issue but is otherwise unchanged. (Users who were upgrading from a previous version were not affected.)

growlnotify udpates

The growlnotify command line tool has also been updated with the following changes:

  • added the ability to send line breaks in titles and messages
  • added the ability to pass URL callback
  • changed growlnotify from targeting 'Any CPU' to 'x86' processors (for 64-bit compatibility)
  • changes to make growlnotify work better from the command line

growlnotify download & reference

New Thunderbird extension

I also wanted to announce the availability of the Thunderbird extension. It works with Thunderbird v2.0, but it should also work with v3.* development builds as well.

New mail notification from Thunderbird

Thunderbird Growl settings

Download Thunderbird extension

System Monitor udpates

Lastly, the System Monitor application has been updated to start minimized to the system tray.

Download updated System Monitor

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