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Friday, May 22, 2009

ExamDiff Pro 4.5 Released!

At long last, we have released ExamDiff Pro 4.5! This release contains all of the features of the beta, including fuzzy line matching, moved block recognition, a revamped diff bar interface, a number of file editing improvements (including line modification marks, improved block operations, resolved block recognition, and smarter Undo/Redo), the ability to specify file encoding (ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-16LE or UTF-16BE) when opening or saving files, and much, much more.

You can find more details about ExamDiff Pro 4.5, and a download link, here.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FtpVC 2.5a Release!

I'm pleased to announce the release of FtpVC 2.5a, which features several important bug fixes and improvements. You can see the FtpVC Version History page for more detailed information about the release.

Note that this version uses a new scheme of naming stub files. As a result, all of your client desktops have to upgrade to 2.5a at the same time, and all checked-out files have to be checked in before the upgrade. FtpVC 2.5a will read the old stubs and convert them to the new format but the old versions of FtpVC will not be able to read the new stubs.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

FtpVC 2.5 Release!

I'm pleased to announce that we have finally released FtpVC 2.5, the long-awaited update to our popular serverless version control system.

As you open FtpVC 2.5, you'll find that the user interface itself looks more modern now and features more customizability: the Folders and Output panes are no longer fixed, but can now be docked, floated, and hidden at will. (Note that the following screenshots have been taken in Windows Vista, which FtpVC 2.5 fully supports.)

Another improvement in usability is that FtpVC can now be minimized to the system tray. Simply check "Minimize to the Taskbar Notification Area" under Settings | Misc, and when you minimize FtpVC, its icon resides quite snugly in the tray:

This release isn't short of function, however! Most importantly, we have completely overhauled the Find Checkouts and Find By Status features. They are no longer restricted to a single directory; instead, when one of them is selected, FtpVC enters a new mode, denoted by special folder icons, as shown below. Under "Find mode," all directories are filtered to display only the type of files that you are looking for, and to exit the mode simply refresh.

Other new features include the ability to copy main view items and History items to the clipboard, a project option for comments to be required, improved support for SMTP and Unix symbolic links, and a much faster file compression algorithm.

I hope you all enjoy FtpVC 2.5!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

ExamDiff 1.8 Release!

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.8 of freeware ExamDiff! This release introduces several important new features to make ExamDiff easier to use.

First, the Compare dialog now features an Autopick feature like the one in ExamDiff Pro: if you type in the name of a file that you've compared before as the first file to compare, the second file in the dialog automatically changes to the last file you compared the first file to.

We also added separate Copy and Copy with Padding Lines options, a View/Edit command that is accessible via the context menu, and an improved difference navigation marker that now displays the entire difference, like in ExamDiff Pro, rather than just showing the first line in the difference. Finally, ExamDiff is now fully compatible with Windows Vista.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ExamDiff Pro 4.0 Released!

At long last, we have released ExamDiff Pro 4.0! This release contains all of the features of the release candidate, including document types and syntax highlighting, which I have discussed in detail in a previous blog entry; filter sets for grouping name filters, as well as 15+ preinstalled filter sets for filtering files specific to developers using C++, Delphi, XML, and more; size and date filters; a 'quick full comparison' option to quickly compare individual pairs of files while in directory comparison to find their status without using time-consuming full comparison; and much, much more.

You can find more details about ExamDiff Pro 4.0, and a download link, here.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

ExamDiff Pro 3.5 Released!

At long last, we have released ExamDiff Pro 3.5! This release contains all of the features of the beta, including manual synchronization, extensive drag and drop, advanced plug-in support, session files, Autopick, Windows Vista support, and much, much more. I think it is safe to say that this is our biggest release since 3.0! =)

You can find more details about ExamDiff Pro 3.5, and a download link, here.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

ExamDiff 1.7 Release!

We've decided to take a small break from our schedule to work on freeware ExamDiff, and have released ExamDiff 1.7. The biggest change, and one that you would notice immediately upon starting ExamDiff, is that all the program's old 16-color icons and toolbar buttons have been replaced with new true-color ones, the majority of them taken directly from ExamDiff Pro. The reason we did this is that we wanted to keep a consistent look and feel between ExamDiff and ExamDiff Pro, so that upgrading would be a much easier experience.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

FtpVC 2.4 Release!

These past few days have been rather hectic here at PrestoSoft, due to our rush to release FtpVC. We had it ready for a while now, but we wanted to keep it in Beta for a comfortable time so that no new bugs are discovered prior to the release.

Now, let me go in-depth into some of the new features of FtpVC 2.4 (the full list of added features can be found here).

Our major feature here is rollback, a feature that is present in many other version control systems, so we naturally wanted to add it to FtpVC. As shown below, Rollback appears as a button in the History dialog, and can be clicked once a previous version of the file is selected, causing the file to be "rolled back" to that version.

Another new feature, that I personally think is pretty cool, is the ability to specify arguments for your external diff tool (in Settings | Misc), as shown below. One thing that sets FtpVC apart from some version control systems, such as SourceSafe, is the fact that instead of being stuck with one diff tool, you can choose an external one, and this new feature adds on to this, by letting you set up command line options of your favorite comparison tool.

A list of arguments (command-line options) for ExamDiff (which comes with FtpVC) and ExamDiff Pro can be found by opening a DOS prompt and typing ExamDiff /?, and for ExamDiff Pro it appears here. If you are using a different diff tool (and we certainly hope you're not! :P), check the documentation for it.

Finally, I'd like to mention that FtpVC now has an attractive true-color toolbar, just like in ExamDiff Pro 3.4. In addition to being much better looking, the toolbar comes in two sizes, 16x16 and 24x24, which can be switched by right-clicking on it, choosing Customize, and then going to Icon options, as shown below.

This has been just a selection of the new features in FtpVC 2.4. Hope you like them! =)

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