30 November 2009

TortoiseSVN 1.6.3-1.6.6 on XP (updated again)

Just a heads-up in case anyone reading is experiencing lock-ups in Opus and has TortoiseSVN 1.6.3 to 1.6.6 installed on XP.

It looks like an issue was introduced into TortoiseSVN 1.6.3 which can cause multithreaded file managers to lock-up. It is more likely to affect Opus than Explorer, though we think it could affect both programs in some situations. It also looks like the problem only happens on Windows XP and not Windows Vista or Windows 7.

The issue is being investigated and it looks like the problematic change in TortoiseSVN 1.6.3 has been identified. GPSoftware have modified the open-source TortoiseSVN code to create a test version that should fix the problem, if the diagnosis is correct, and that test version has been sent to some of the affected Opus users for confirmation. Assuming the fix is good, a bug report and suggested patch will be sent to the TortoiseSVN team so they can incorporate it into a future official version.

In the meantime, if you think you're being affected by this problem you may wish to revert to TortoiseSVN 1.6.2 for the time being or get in touch with GPSoftware if you'd like to help test their patch.

Forum thread with more detail.

UPDATE:

GPSoftware sent a patch to the TortoiseSVN team which fixes the issue. The patch has been accepted and will be part of the TortoiseSVN 1.6.7 release.

In the mean time, you can use the stable nightly builds of TortoiseSVN to get the fix ahead of time.

See this post for more info on getting the fix.

Many thanks to Stefan K√ľng for the quick response (and for TortoiseSVN in general!).

UPDATE 2:

TortoiseSVN 1.6.7 is now available from its website and includes the fix for this issue.

Directory Opus version 9.5.0.3 (Beta)

This is an Opus Beta release only. If you aren't comfortable running the very latest version of Opus then you may like to wait for the next stable/public release.

To download the new beta version, visit the Directory Opus 9.5.0.3 thread.

This fixes a Customize bug introduced in 9.5.0.2. It also makes the new JPEG ICC transform feature optional and off by default. (Got to Preferences / Miscellaneous / Advanced to turn it on.)

Since it's such a minor change on top of the previous beta, the 9.5.0.2 forum thread has been recycled for 9.5.0.3.

26 November 2009

Directory Opus version 9.5.0.2 (Beta)

This is an Opus Beta release only. If you aren't comfortable running the very latest version of Opus then you may like to wait for the next stable/public release.

To download the new beta version, visit the Directory Opus 9.5.0.2 thread.

(Update: If you click the thread link now you'll get the thread for 9.5.0.3; that's because 9.5.0.3 was a very minor update so the thread for the 9.5.0.2 beta was recycled.)

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • The new floatactive Toolbar state added in the previous update caused the old float behaviour to also activate the toolbar; this has been returned to its previous behaviour.
  • Minor changes to hopefully fix a crash a few users were having when right-clicking on shortcut files.
  • The Open With menu now includes applications that were assigned via Vista/Windows 7's Default Programs system.
  • Fixed a problem in the ActiveX viewer with some IE-based viewers that could incorrectly take the input focus on opening.
  • Improved support for 32-bit BMP files (now handles V4 or V5 BMP files that use BI_BITFIELDS).
  • Fixed a bug in the status bar that could cause the text to not be correctly updated in a dual display Lister in some cases.
  • Fix for Explorer Replacement that stopped file selection from working in the newly opened folder (e.g. FireFox's "Open Containing Folder" command now correctly opens the folder in Opus and selects the target file).
  • The JPEG loader now always uses the ICC color profile of the file if one exists (previously, the color profile was only used for CMYK images).
  • Added new THIS parameter for the Select command to select the file that currently has input focus (e.g. Select THIS).
  • Added new home parameter for the Go TABSELECT command to reset a locked tab to its home directory (e.g. Go TABSELECT=home).

19 November 2009

Directory Opus version 9.5.0.1 (Beta)

This is an Opus Beta release only. If you aren't comfortable running the very latest version of Opus then you may like to wait for the next stable/public release.

To download the new beta version, visit the Directory Opus 9.5.0.1 thread.

Bugs fixed / minor changes:

  • Several Windows 7 compatibility improvements:
    • Explorer Replacement mode stopped Safely Remove / Eject device from working correctly.
    • Explorer Replacement can now trap the Open command from the context menu of a folder in the Start Menu.
    • Adding the Virtual Machines folder to the Explorer Replacement exclusion list now correctly prevents that folder from being trapped. Opus also adds this folder to the list by default now.
    • Fixed a problem with some context menu items not acting correctly when multiple files are selected (e.g. Windows Media Player - Play and Queue commands now work correctly with multiple files).
    • The SendTo context menu is now compatible with Windows 7 (including when the shift key is held down).
    • The option to add File Collections to the Send To menu now works in Windows 7 (and Vista).
    • Toggling between Details and Thumbnails view modes now works correctly in system namespaces.
    • Reading of Homegroup folders now works correctly.
    • Improved support for Libraries (the 'Include in Library' folder context menu now works, the Folder Tree now displays the library member folders, the Tree automatically updates when libraries are modified, and libraries now work correctly as a destination folder).
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using dopusrt to send the Select command to Opus.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when reading some PDF metadata
  • FTP improvements:
    • Fixed a problem with FTP with PureFTPd and SSL not handling protected data correctly.
    • Fix for problem with bad servers not returning FD_CLOSE - could cause a folder listing to never complete.
  • Dragging and dropping from a TrueImage mounted backup image now copies sub-folders correctly.
  • Using the Clipboard COPY command in a file collection now works correctly when multiple files have the same filename.
  • Fixed problem with the Y / N key handling in a dialog when a button in that dialog had those keys as an accelerator.
  • The Folder Tree now displays drive letters/labels correctly when the system has been set to display letters first via the registry.
  • Adding files to the Search For list in the Duplicate File Finder now works correctly.
  • Improved Context Menu support, including the Adobe PDF 'Print' command, and the context menu provided by MediaInfo.
  • The CreateFolder command has a new NOSEL argument that prevents the newly created folder from being automatically selected.
  • The Toolbar STATE argument has a new floatactive option which floats a toolbar AND makes it active (useful when opening a Toolbar from a hotkey).
  • Fix for possible crashes from the context menu in the Viewer when accessed from the keyboard.
  • Fixed a layout issue in the Advanced Rename dialog that could cause the window to open with the bottom buttons off the visible screen.

7 November 2009

DirectDraw Surface viewer 64-bit version

A 64-bit version of the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) viewer plugin has been posted to the forum. (There 32-bit version is still there too, of course.)

You can download it via this thread: