24 April 2012

Directory Opus

Directory Opus is now available as a free update for all Directory Opus 10 users.

You can download the update via the GPSoftware website, or use the Check For Program Updates command in the program's Help menu.

If you use the German (Deutsch) version of Opus, go to Haage & Partner's downloads page for the program update, Help file and additional resources translated into German. (For all other languages, use GPSoftware's site.)

The update includes everything from the 10.0.4.x beta versions:

The update also includes the following new changes:
  • The timestamps of copied files were not properly preserved if the copied file had associated metadata (ratings, tags, comment, etc) that was also copied.
  • The "Select previous folder when going up" option now really only applies to Go UP, and not whenever the new folder happens to be the parent of the old one.
  • Fixed bug that could cause the progress dialog’s percentage complete to be miscalculated.

Finally, if you haven't seen the highlights video which was posted on the blog previously, here it is:

20 April 2012

Directory Opus highlights video

We'll be releasing Directory Opus in the next few days. Here's a video guide to some of the new features.

You can try most of these things already by downloading Opus, if you don't want to wait.

The video is in 720p format with optional subtitles.

These are just the highlights and there are lots more changes and bug-fixes which you'll find in the release notes.

We hope you like the new version, and the video!

17 April 2012

Directory Opus (Beta)

Directory Opus beta is now available for all Opus 10 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. It fixes a number of issues reported since the release of Directory Opus 10.

Because this is beta version, translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug introduced in where the Copy MOVE command would incorrectly copy+delete an archive file instead of moving it by rename when possible.
  • Fixed a crash caused when dragging a collection folder (not an item within a collection) over a Go toolbar button.
  • PDF metadata is now supported in files produced by PDFSharp.
  • In the image viewer, Ctrl-S now works to overwrite GIF images with cropped versions when the image is being viewed by the AnimGIF plugin.
  • The cd_thumb_coverart_file Advanced Preferences option can now be set to an empty string to completely disable CD cover art support if desired.
  • Fixed a bug in the music metadata system that could cause a crash if extracting metadata happened on multiple threads simultaneously.

13 April 2012

Directory Opus (Beta)

Directory Opus beta is now available for all Opus 10 users.

This is a preliminary, beta release. It fixes a number of issues reported since the release of Directory Opus 10.

Because this is beta version, translations may not be fully up-to-date and some English text may appear in non-English versions.

New features and minor changes:
  • Added PATH argument to the FileType NEW command to allow new files to be created in folders other than the current source.
  • Added "Path length" column and ability to search on path length to advanced filter control.
  • Added the PATTERN argument to the Copy command to allow better control of renaming during copy/move.
  • Added the {cp} status bar code to display calculated percentages.
  • Go TABGROUPLOAD now accepts the TABCLOSEALL argument to override the 'close existing' flag. Also added qualifier support to the folder tab 'Tab Groups' context menu. (Shift = don't close existing tabs, Ctrl = close existing tabs.)
  • Added "confirm" modifier for the {dlgpassword} code (e.g. {dlgpassword|Enter password||confirm}) -- the dialog will contain two password fields and the values must match before the OK button is enabled.
  • Comic Book Archive formats (CB7, CBR, CBZ) now have separate items in the Archive Plugins list, so you can turn them on and off individually.
  • Improved handling for archive formats with "multiple extensions" (for example, .tar.gz).
  • The file type column will now show friendly descriptions for archive formats handled by the 7zip plugin (if the filetypes are not actually registered on your system).
  • Added special rendering for comic book thumbnails.
  • In tiles mode, icon overlays (e.g. to indicate shortcuts or source-control status, or Opus's own copy queue) are now shown over the main, large icon or thumbnail. (Previously, they were shown over the smaller filetype icon which was only visible with certain configurations.)
  • Jumbo icons are now supported in Tiles mode.
  • Image conversion with the PRESERVEDATE argument now preserves the creation date as well as the last modified date.
  • Added option to ImageShack Preferences settings to disable thumbnail labels on uploaded images.
  • Clicking the "position" and "volume" sliders in the movie plugin viewer now jumps immediately to the position clicked, rather than stepping towards it.
  • Button tooltips now support multiple lines using \n as a line-break marker.
  • If you use the new ability to configure a background color when the quick filter is active, this color now overrides the background color (if any) specified by the current folder format.
Bug fixes:
  • Shift-select did not work in the icon modes immediately after a folder read or mode change (you had to change the focus using the keyboard or mouse before shift-select would work).
  • Shortcuts to archives did not get thumbnails generated from the target archives.
  • Fixed small filetype/overlay icons on thumbnails not rendering correctly on Windows XP when files were cut.
  • CD case thumbs now work in tiles mode and tooltips.
  • Fixed problem with Filetypes editor not noticing a change in case or removal of & character from file type context menu items labels.
  • Fixed problem with Filetypes editor - copy & paste of context menu items did not correctly set the type of the newly copied item.
  • Drag and drop TO an ftp site would ignore the configured drag&drop action if it had been changed to a non-default combination of Copy command arguments.
  • The filetypes editor no longer displays verbs in the context menu page that have a DelegateExecute command; this stops accidental deletion of non-standard system verbs (e.g. "opennewprocess" for folders).
  • Fixed a crash if the licence manager came up before the program ran (i.e. due to expired cert) and you clicked on one of the "reveal" links.
  • Fixed crash when copying files from a collection using the Copy command with a wildcard specified on the command line.
  • Fixed problem with the 'Refine' mode in Find not correctly limiting itself to only those folders already matched.
  • Thumbnails for archives no longer display image dimensions.
  • Fixed crash that could occur with a zip file containing items with ".." in their paths.
  • Remote desktop drives were not shown in the 'native' Computer view.
  • Fixed intermittent problem generating thumbnails for plugin archives.
  • Fixed doubled-up description for GIF files.
  • Deleting files from encrypted RAR archives could trigger an extra, unnecessary password prompt.
  • Viewer pane now shows the real image type in its title bar after loading a file with the wrong extension (e.g. .JPG file containing PNG data).
  • In the Delete error dialog which shows the EXEs with locks on the file, some of the EXE paths were slightly too wide for the space due to a Windows bug.
  • Opus now checks for the Explorer registry key that hides its collection icon from the desktop and removes it when the user turns the icon on. This fixes the problem of removing the icon from the desktop and then never being able to get it back.
  • The status bar in "simple" mode (e.g. when searching) no longer truncates at 127 characters.
  • Renaming a folder displayed in flat view/grouped would result in the items losing their indentation.
  • The item with focus is now made visible whenever the viewer/meta panes open/close.
  • The file display background was not always properly redrawn when quick filter first activated (important if a different background color was set).
  • Fixed bug where drag&drop of an ASCII file from FTP to the desktop (explorer) would result in the file being truncated if lf->cr/lf conversion happened.
  • Fixed problem with Delete Warning dialog showing a doubled-up "- Directory Opus" title.
  • Fixed error if only extracting dirs (no files at all) from an archive.
  • Fixed bug introduced in where Opus would crash if you exited Customize mode while a three-button was expanded for editing.

2 April 2012

Archives plugin pre-beta available for testing

[You can ignore this post now. A newer version of the plugin is now part of Opus, after no problems were found with the pre-beta version.]