26 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.13

Directory Opus 11.13 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

Download:

Changes:

This update includes all the changes in the 11.12.x betas:
Additionally, it includes the following fixes:
  • Fixed problem translating some toolbar strings from one language to another.
  • Tabs are now converted to spaces when pasting text into the Create Folder dialog.
  • Fixed issue with EXIF image tags only displaying the last one entered.

20 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.5 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.5 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Fixed issues with UTF-8 in image metadata introduced in the previous betas (fundamentally UTF-8 encoding wasn't being handled properly for IPTC tags, which now take precedence over Exif/Xmp for some fields).
  • Replaced the Dialog script object's "default" property with "defvalue", and the Toolbar object's "default" property with "deftoolbar", to avoid clashes with JScript reserved keywords. The old property names are still supported for backwards compatibility in other languages.
  • Dialogs displayed with the {dlgfolder} code are now centered over the Lister that launches them.
  • The copy buffer file size is now 512KB by default, since it seems that gives much better results on most modern devices.
  • The Standard Toolbar Highlight and Shadow colors (in Preferences / Display / Colors and Fonts) can now be set as transparent to stop separators being drawn.
  • Updated to version 1.0.2a of the openssl libraries (security fixes).

12 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.4 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.4 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • The @disablenosel command modifier can now test for files or folders specifically (@disablenosel:files, @disablenosel:dirs)
  • The USB Export function now gives the option of 32 bit, 64 bit or both when exporting on a 32 bit machine as well as on a 64 bit one (this is possible because the unified installer means we always have all files available now - previously only the 64 bit installer contained both versions).
  • Ctrl+Backspace now works in the Create Folder dialog (deletes the previous word).
  • Updated to the latest DCRaw code. Supports a few additional cameras.
  • Updated to the latest version of Putty (for FTP SSH support) which mainly offers some security fixes. Please report any SSH issues you may notice with the new version.
  • Fix for web links in some Auslogic tools causing Opus windows to open instead of a web browser if Explorer Replacement was on.
  • Setting just the Image Description metadata field for an image no longer makes it appear as if the Title and Subject fields were set too.
  • Holding the Ctrl key down to display a tooltip for the file with focus will no longer show a tooltip if the mouse is moving, or if a tooltip is already visible from the mouse cursor (previously it was possible to display two tooltips at once, using the mouse and then the keyboard).
  • Fixed the image converter leaving behind an old copy of the image if the file was read-only. Also added a REPLACE=readonly argument to the Image command to suppress read-only prompts.
  • The file display background color for "when quick filter is active" is no longer used if a quick filter is defined but has been temporarily disabled.
  • Fixed renaming into new sub-folders from collections (e.g. rename * to subdir\* in Find Results). Previously, the subdir would not be created.

3 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.3 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.3 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Made a change to hopefully fix a problem during EXIF/IPTC tag writing that could cause the process to fail.
  • Network ABE (access-based enumeration) support should now work correctly on mapped drives as well as UNC paths.

2 March 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.2 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.2 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Note that this uses the new unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Fixed crash that could occur when setting the Authors or Tags metadata fields in an image file.
  • Added debugging output (visible in DebugView) when writing EXIF/IPTC metadata.
  • Fixed problem with desktop/start menu shortcut icon not being installed on a 32 bit system.

27 February 2015

Directory Opus 11.12.1 (Beta)

Directory Opus 11.12.1 (beta) is now available for all Opus 11 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. Translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Note that this is the first version issued with a unified 32/64 bit installer. Please report any installation problems you may encounter!


Changes:

  • Added an option to Preferences / File Operations / Copy Attributes to copy all NTFS alternate data streams, not just the metadata ones.
  • The FSUtil.Resolve script method can now resolve {apppath|...} style paths.
  • Added basic IPTC support for several tags to improve compatibility with Opus and Adobe Bridge (affected tags are Authors, Copyright, Subject, Description and Title, and Tags). Added a separate Image description column since Bridge has Description and Explorer has Subject and they aren't exactly the same.
  • The Bit depth column now works for audio files as well as image/video ones (note that not all audio formats have the concept of bit depth - e.g. MP3 files do not).
  • Fixed problem with erroneous ghost breadcrumb remaining if you tried to read a non-existent sub-folder.
  • Fixed issue with breadcrumbs ghost paths sometimes not displaying branches that there would be space for.
  • The SMTP TLS option now works correctly. Also added an option to the Preferences / Internet / Email page to explicitly specify SSL/TLS as well as to automatically determine it.
  • Fixed simple Find panel type drop-down not remembering when it was set to the special items at the top (All Files & Folders, etc.) if it was closed and re-open.
  • The ActiveX Viewer no longer attempts to use Internet Explorer or Generic ActiveX to display PDF files by default. Preview Handlers will still be used, if installed, but if you wish to use an old-style ActiveX PDF viewer you will need to manually add the extension to the plugin's configuration. This is to avoid unwanted behavior when a PDF is selected into the viewer and no suitable PDF viewer is installed on the system.
  • Integrated the latest DCRaw changes to fix a bug with a particular Olympus camera model.
  • The Go NEWTAB TABPOS command now works (that is, it now respects the specified position) when opening an empty tab.
  • Saved layouts should now be more consistent at remembering their z-order.
  • The FSUtil.ComparePath method no longer fails if given an empty string as one of its arguments.
  • The Network Access-based Enumeration (ABE) support now handles mapped drive letters as well as UNC paths.
  • Fixed problem in the folder tree where branches under virtual folders (like the profile folder) could stop working if files were changed within them.

23 February 2015

Directory Opus 11.12

Directory Opus 11.12 is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 11 users.

Download:

32-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字
64-bit version:    Universal    Deutsch    简化字

Changes:

This is an out-of-band release to fix a crash affecting a few users introduced in 11.11. (The crash could occur on startup if your default Lister had the Find panel open).

If you have come straight to 11.12 skipping 11.11, please see the release notes for that version as there were lots of changes and improvements.