6 July 2012

Tutorial video: Creating complex directory structures

Here is a new tutorial video about creating complex directory structures.

Even if you don't need to do the actual task shown in the video, the techniques it demonstrates can be applied to a variety of different situations.

I hope you find it useful!

As always, the video is available in HD (720p) and includes optional subtitles and (if you view it on the YouTube page) a transcript.

5 July 2012

Directory Opus

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

Evaluation period reset:

  • If you have been test-driving Directory Opus 10.0 and your 60-day evaluation has run out, you can request a new 60-day evaluation for Directory Opus 10.1 to see what's new.
  • If you're currently using an Opus 10.0 evaluation certificate then you'll need a new 10.1 evaluation certificate as the old eval cert won't work with the new version (it will say the old cert has expired). You'll get a full 60-day period from the new cert.
  • If you've purchased Opus 10.0 then you don't need to do anything. Your existing certificate will continue to work with all 10.x versions and never expires.
  • You can download the update via the GPSoftware website, or use Check For Program Updates 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 10.0.5.x beta versions:
The update also includes the following new change:
  • It was not possible to adjust times by a negative number of minutes (less than one hour) using the SetAttr META command.

10.0 to 10.1 recap:
  • Here's a quick recap of the year-and-a-bit between Directory Opus 10.0 and 10.1:

    In total, we released 33 free updates, containing about 727 changes:                  April 2011
    40 changes    7  changes    32 changes    21 changes    27 changes    41 changes    6  changes    June 2011    36 changes    9  changes    15 changes    11 changes    10 changes    6  changes    9  changes    September 2011    68 changes    21 changes    14 changes    1  change     January 2012    60 changes    53 changes    22 changes    9  changes    2  changes    March 2012    40 changes    27 changes    45 changes    6  changes    3  changes    April 2012 (Opus 10 is now a year old)    38 changes    23 changes    16 changes    8  changes    1  change     July 2012

    ...and we're not done yet!