Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Six Updater v2.7 WIP Report #1 - pre5

Six Updater v2.7 pre5 has just been released!
First v2.7 WIP report

The milestone is about 50% complete, and focuses on performance and reliability,
with a release candidate scheduled in a few weeks.

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Still looking for interested server owners, mirror hosters, developers and managers, see the About page for more info.


  • StatusBar at the bottom. #24425
  • ToolBars with buttons and checkbuttons on each Datagrid. #23771
  • Datagrids no longer locked while busy, instead, editing controls are locked. #24358
  • Default Updater Max Threads to 6 (was 4 before). #24311
  • Moved progress bar to the right, added currently running action, and hide abort button when no action is running. Also warn the user if trying to execute an action while an action is already running. #24425
  • Raised infinite ping to 9999. #24217
  • Replaced Ruby GUID by Native .NET GUID. #24309
  • Replaced commandline MD5Sum with Native .NET MD5Sum. Improved checksum performance! #24314
  • Replaced commandline 7z usage for GZ archives with commandline gzip usage. Improved unpack performance! #24317
  • When pack file is missing, look for its counterpart and pack it to use as source. #24271
  • Changes to editable fields in dataGrids aren't saved. #24331
  • Deleting many records from a dataGrid is slow. #24412
  • Dragging mod on another preset than the current, does not update the preset visually. #24290
  • Dynamic preset issues when already using it, and trying to use e.g another server.#23429
  • Filter initialization issues on dataGrids. #24423, #24353
  • First run sees many mods as disabled. #23070
  • Modfolders with subfolders included parent folder in pack path structure. #24373
  • Official network mod information not refreshed in Presets when synchronizing with portal. #24354, #24183
  • Recent servers list could have duplicate entries. #24214
  • Self-Updater UI does not properly resize to window. #24041
  • Updater Worker threads don't properly terminate upon Abort. #24320
  • More small fixes and improvements included.

More improvements scheduled before the Stable release.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Six Updater v2.6 WIP Report #4 - rc4

Six Updater v2.6 rc4 has just been released!
Fourth v2.6 WIP report.
The milestone is 100% complete, hopefully this will become the stable release.

Check the v2.6 Image Gallery for more images.

Still looking for interested server owners, mirror hosters, developers and managers, see the About page for more info.


  • Basic search and filtering to all datagrids. #23963
  • Dynamic preset explained in tooltip. #23976
  • Missing tooltips to Options dialog. #24254
  • More actions to Aero Peek preview. #24008
  • Save button to QuickAccessToolbar. #23965
  • Tooltip with explanation of Server health status. #23978
  • Tooltip with explanation about Gamespy sync. #24009
  • Allow to use ESCape button to cancel dialogs. Allow to use ENTER button to confirm dialogs. #24256
  • Automatically focus textbox of InputWindow dialogs. #24225
  • Column headers incl comboboxes are now written in full. #24220
  • Data lists are no longer completely refreshed upon Sync with Portal or Gamespy. #24130
  • Del-key on keyboard can now be used to delete records from datagrids, treeview, and remove mods from presets. #24251
  • Dynamic Preset should inherit currently active Profile. #23607
  • Double click no longer opens server monitor or detaches log window. #24196#23606
  • Filtering datagrid combobox columns supports 3 states (True, False and Undetermined). #24219
  • Improved Multi Mod / Signature server search. #19409
  • Improved Preset mods sort order. #24226
  • Improved Search server with Mods or Signatures
  • Mods context menu "Open Mod in Explorer" only active for installed mods. #24222
  • Opening a preset in the treeview no longer closes all others. #24250
  • Server ping of 0 (unable to determine ping) now registered as 2500 ping. #24217
  • Sync Gamespy performance improved, Sync with portal slightly
  • Joining password protected server and cancelling the password dialog now aborts the process. #24136
  • Show full field content in ToolTip if field width is limited. #23981
  • Dragging columns does not automatically scroll. #24142
  • Error when right clicking local mods in preset. #23605
  • Find servers with Mod broken. #23998
  • Name error: Uninitialized constant StatusMod::Brushes. #23989
  • Options dialog was modal to whole Desktop, instead of just to SU. #24255
  • Ping and Country processing. #23759, #24018
  • Refreshing datagrid while filtering is active returned no records. #24006
  • Removing a local mod from a preset gives an error message. #23531
  • Timestamps in the updated column of Mods datagrids is not in local time. #23578
More small fixes and improvements included.