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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

v2.0 Beta 4 Released & New Perl library available

A new beta version is now available. If you are already running Beta2 or 3, 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 Beta4 update contains the following changes:

  • added support for localization; Dutch and Japanese translations now available
  • fixed a bug that caused all encrypted requests to fail
  • should now work on 64-bit systems
  • should now work with Flash 10 clients
  • changed default encryption padding scheme to PKCS#7 (PKCS#5) for better compatibility
  • updated AIR and Javascript connectors to the current security implementation

Also, there is now a Perl GNTP library available thanks to Yasuhiro MATSUMOTO. Check it out on GitHub or look for GNTP::Growl in your CPAN shell.

GNTP::Growl Perl module on GitHub

 

The bug fixes and changes are direct results of user feedback and participation, so your feedback is always appreciated.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Updated beta released (Beta3)

An updated beta version is now available. If you are already running Beta2, 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 Beta3 update contains the following changes:

  • fixed bug in ExpandingLabel class that sometimes added newlines in the wrong place
  • fixed a bug that caused notifications received while screen was locked to render as a black spot
  • made Notification-Display-Name header optional (as per GNTP spec)
  • updated GrowlConnector.Notify method interface (Application is no longer required)
  • updated GFW so that it starts minimized to the system tray
  • changed the user-settings folder naming convention for incremental releases **
  • improvements to the code that prevents multiple instances from starting
  • various FxCop-suggested modifications

** Due to the changes regarding where user settings are stored, all application, notification, forwarding, and password-related settings should be properly retained with the upgrade, but any display preferences from the Beta2 version will be reset with the Beta3 version. Going forward, all settings will be retained across upgrades.

Several of the bugs fixed in this release were reported directly by users, so your feedback is always appreciated.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Growl for Windows 2.0 Beta - Now Available

The Growl for Windows 2.0 release is getting close, and we are happy to announce that the first beta version is now publicly available.

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

New or improved features:

  • Supports new GNTP (Growl Notification Protocol) for cross-platform compatibility
  • Supports images in notifications
  • Supports playing sounds when notifications are received
  • Supports sending callbacks when a notification is clicked/closed
  • Keyboard shortcuts for closing last notification and closing all notifications
  • History feature that records all notifications
  • Missed notifications summary
  • Bonjour support enables automatic discovery of other Growl instances on your network (PC or Mac)
  • Notification forwarding can now be configured on a per-application or per-notification basis
  • New Smokestack display; improved Standard and Visor displays
  • Improved UI
  • Plug-ins for Outlook (2003/2007), Visual Studio (2005/2008), and iTunes
  • Complete developer SDK for creating custom displays

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New UI features make managing notifications easier

Although v2.0 is based on the entirely new GNTP protocol, it is fully backwards compatible with the 1.* versions of Growl for Windows and the Growl for OS X UDP network protocol.

Download the program and give it a whirl. There are still a few UI items to clean up and refine, and the GNTP spec is not quite 100% finalized yet, but the beta should otherwise be feature-complete. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, we would love to hear your comments.

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