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 New Features and Fixes in 2.0.2

  • We fixed a window sizing error that would cause the content area of the DMG window to be larger than the content area of the Filestorm project window.
  • FileStorm 2.x installers are now compatible with Mac OS X v10.3.9.
  • FileStorm installers now require Mac OS X v10.3.9 or greater.

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 New Features and Fixes in 2.0.1

This update fixes a problem with FileStorm 2.0 (regular and Pro) sometimes returning -2008 errors at launch when "Automatically check for software updates" was enabled.

 New Features and Fixes in 2.0

Version 2.0 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • DMGs built with FileStorm on Mac OS X v10.6 are fully backwards-compatible with pre-Snow Leopard systems. With FileStorm, you can build once on the latest OS, and distribute your DMGs knowing they will display correctly for your customers.
  • FileStorm and FileStorm Pro now require Mac OS X v10.5 or greater. As with previous versions, disk images and the FileStorm installer (included with FileStorm Pro) built with FileStorm are fully compatible with Mac OS X v10.2 and greater.
  • The minimum OS check for FileStorm installers now extends through Mac OS X v10.6.
  • You can now specify a custom icon for uninstallers. The new field for specifying Uninstaller Icon is available in General installer Properties.
  • To prevent conflicts with Subversion, there is now an option to remove folders named ".svn" from disk images at build time. The new check box for "Remove .svn files" is available on the Format tab of Disk Image Properties.
  • Changes were made to address the following issues:
    • FileStorm installers now write an entry to the install log (at Users/username/Library/Logs) when replacing files or folders based on creation date, rather than version. The standard behavior - which is unchanged for this release - is to check version first, and then check creation date if version is unavailable.
    • The barber pole progress indicator would cover up the Print and Save buttons on the last dialog of a FileStorm installer. This occurred only when the installer executed an Exit Script and a Display Read Me action was assigned as the last action in the installer.
    • The dialog for selecting a destination disk in FileStorm installers was too small, which made the disk size information hard to read.
    • FileStorm installers that required authentication were failing to recognize Admin users on Mac OS X v10.6.
    • FileStorm was unable to build disk images when the uninstaller used a Launch Script or an Exit Script.
    • When AppleScripts were used to build disk images with FileStorm, the mounted volumes did not honor the positioning settings from the scripts.
    • The "Automatically open volume after mounting image" setting did not work for disk images that were burned to CDs.
    • Disk images encoded as BZip (filename extension .bz2) would not open on Mac OS X v10.4.10.
    • FileStorm would hang when finalizing disk images with encryption on Mac OS X v10.5 or 10.6.
    • Disk image path was lost when projects and their files were moved to a new directory.
    • In projects with the toolbar hidden, background image sizing was sometimes not correct. This cosmetic issue affected the design phase only; built images followed the project settings for height and width.
    • The Delete option in FileStorm's Edit menu was not working.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.9.5

Version 1.9.5 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • This version provides built-in support for:
    • Setting the text size for disk image icons (see the Disk Image Properties, General tab)
    • Hiding files and folders on disk images (see the item's properties)
  • FileStorm Preferences now allow setting defaults for image file path, icon path and background image path, so you re-use these settings without having to edit them for each new project.
  • The minimum OS check for FileStorm installers now extends through Mac OS X v10.5.
  • FileStorm now requires Mac OS X v10.4.3 or greater for encrypting a disk image (with AES-128 encryption) so that it requires a password to mount.
  • For compatibility reasons, the MacBinary and BinHex encoding options are disabled when running FileStorm on Intel machines. If you use an Intel machine to open a project that uses these encoding options, FileStorm will set the encoding back to None, and display a message that advises running FileStorm under Rosetta if you need to continue encoding as MacBinary and/or BinHex. (The Encode Format setting is available in the Disk Image Properties, Format tab.) 
  • Changes were made to address the following issues:
    • Non-admin users were unable to launch FileStorm.
    • GZip formatted disk images were not decompressing as expected on Mac OS X v10.4.
    • Adding a license agreement file to the disk image via AppleScript was failing.
    • Registered versions of FileStorm produced an error when the user tried to manually check for software updates (using "Check Now").
    • When installers included multiple install items, FileStorm failed to retain the Install To paths for all the items.
    • Uninstallers were unable to remove files that were installed after their parent folders.
    • Localizing certain strings would break the functionality of FileStorm installers. Because these problem strings are not needed for localization, they are no longer included in the Localizable.strings file.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.9.1

Version 1.9.1 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • Fixed intermittent product activation errors.
  • Fixed a bug where some systems were building disk images with the "Show Item Info" property turned on.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.9

Version 1.9 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • FileStorm, FileStorm Pro, and installers built with FileStorm Pro are now Universal Binaries.
  • The FileStorm and FileStorm Pro applications now require Mac OS X v10.4 or greater. However, disk images and installers built with FileStorm are still fully compatible back to Mac OS X v10.2.
  • Fixed the following issues related to built or finalized disk images:
    • Background image not displaying under certain default view settings
    • Icon positioning not being retained under certain view settings
    • Icon label placement was not being set correctly
  • FileStorm installers now use WebKit to display HTML tags

 New Features and Fixes in 1.8.2

Version 1.8.2 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • Fix for console being flooded with invalid CGContextRef messages.
  • Fix for Read-Only disk images opening in Column View when the Finder Preferences are set to open new windows in Column View.
  • Fix for a scriptSuite error regarding an invalid nxtBtnDefault type (was displaying an error in the console when building/finalizing).
  • Fix for the build sheet cutting off the bottom of text when it wrapped to two lines.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.8.1

Version 1.8.1 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • Fixed a bug where the Finder wasn't writing the .DS_Store file before un-mounting the volume when performing a Build and Finalize in one step, causing icon placement to be ignored (Tiger issue).
  • Fixed a bug where authenticated installers would fork a sub-process but not allow it to close, causing a zombie process to be created for every file that was installed.
  • Fixed an issue with builds triggered from applescript getting stuck at the "Starting..." stage.
  • Fixed minor compatibility issues with Tiger.
  • Compiled with XCode 2.0 on Tiger.

Known Issue: In 10.4, Apple changed the spacing between a file's icon and its text label. You will need to make sure that the icon/label placement looks good on the background of your built disk image in both 10.4 and previous versions of OS X. The different operating systems will display the same disk image in two different ways.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.8

Version 1.8 of FileStorm and FileStorm Pro is a maintenance release that includes the following:

  • The threading model has been re-engineered to greatly improve stability and enhance performance.
  • Reliability has been improved when building from AppleScript.
  • A workaround was designed for an Apple API bug where the volume name was not being properly converted to an HFS path, resulting in disk images being built without a background whenever multiple builds were performed with different volume names without quitting Filestorm.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.7

FileStorm and FileStorm Pro version 1.7

The version 1.7 FileStorm and FileStorm Pro applications now require Mac OS X 10.2 or greater. However, disk images and installers built with FileStorm 1.7 are still fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.1.

FileStorm 1.7 changes

  • FileStorm 1.7 requires Mac OS X 10.2 in order to build disk images.
  • To maintain disk image compatibility between Mac OS X 10.2 and 10.3, FileStorm will always hide the toolbar prior to build.
  • Added transparent scrollbar to indicate window size differences between disk images mounted on Mac OS X 10.2 and Mac OS X 10.3. Disk images mounted on Mac OS X 10.2 will have a window size indicated by the area inside the transparent scroll bar area. Disk images mounted on Mac OS X 10.3 will have a window size indicated by the entire window including the transparent scroll bar area. For Mac OS X 10.3 compatibility of your disk images, make your background image large enough so that it displays behind the transparent scrollbar area.
  • Improvements were made to the handling of text files used for disk image license agreements.
  • In the Disk Image Properties, Format tab, the checkbox named "Automatically copy contents and delete image after mounting" has been renamed "Internet enabled(copy contents and delete image after mounting)" to align with Apple nomenclature for disk image functionality.

FileStorm 1.7 fixes

  • Fixed a bug where disc burning was crashing under Mac OS X 10.3
  • Fixed an error that would occur when finalizing a disk image that was already mounted. FileStorm will now wait for the disk image to unmount before initiating the finalization process.
  • Fixed problems where the visible sidebar and toolbar would cause incorrect disk image window size.

FileStorm Pro 1.7 changes

  • All changes and fixes listed above for FileStorm 1.7
  • Added the ability to localize a FileStorm Pro installer. See Localizing FileStorm Pro Installers in the FileStorm Help for instructions.
  • Added a Select All button to the FileStorm Pro Uninstaller.

 New Features and Fixes in 1.6

FileStorm version 1.6 adds improved support for Unicode file names and several performance enhancements for faster build times. FileStorm provides an extensive set of capabilities not available in other disk image utilities, and it is the only tool that can create a disk image or CD on Mac OS X 10.2 that is completely backwards-compatible on Mac OS X 10.1.

  • Building disk images now executes compiled AppleScripts resulting in significantly faster build times*
  • Now provide full support for Unicode file names when building disk images
  • Fixed bug introduced in version 1.5.1 with permissions and creation/modification dates for installed files. Instead of preserving these settings, installed files would sometimes be incorrectly set to default user permissions and dates for a new file
  • Fixed bug executing script actions in authenticated installers when running from a path containing a trademark symbol
  • Will now create Log folder if it does not exist when writing out installer log file
  • Now report better error message if trying to install a broken symbolic link

*Many thanks to Greg Scown at Smile Software (http://www.smilesoftware.com ) for his assistance with this feature.

 
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