Internet Startup changelog
Jump to changes for: 2.3 - 2.2.1 - 2.2 - 2.1b3
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Key changes in 2.3:
- Optional notification when the connection is established and when the connection attempt fails. The latter is done via OS notification, and the former is done by playing a sound of the user’s choice. These two features are enabled by default, and a default sound file is provided.
- A new Base group on checkbox and pop-up menu in the group creation dialog to replace the old Base group on custom group checkbox; you can now base a new group on any other group, including the custom group if one exists.
- When cancelling a connection attempt, Internet Startup now waits for the connection to close.
- Applications are no longer reloaded or hidden if you retry a connection attempt – applications that are already running are detected and left alone. However, AppleScripts that load and thereafter quit will be relaunched as the program will not detect their presence the second time around.
- You can now turn off confirmation of deletion of applications and groups.
- When applications have been marked to be hidden on load, the program waits for 50 seconds for applications to load, and then if the apps have still not been detected, it exits. However, if any of the programs were AppleScript applets, an error message is displayed instead, in case the applets are of the type that exit shortly after load and cannot effectively be hidden.
- Aliases are automatically resolved when adding applications to the preferences; previously, the program stored a reference to the alias itself.
- The Preferences dialog will no longer open partially off-screen on smaller monitors (such as 640x480 PowerBooks).
- A small change was made to the Reveal code that should considerably improve its speed on some machines at least.
- Clicking Cancel now always cancels the auto-hide process.
- Other user interface fixes and improvements, including better and more complete balloon help
- A lot of optimisation and tidying to bring down the size of the program to prevent it crashing on 68k machines. This includes a new limitation that under 68k, the Reveal button in the Preferences dialog will only operate on one selected application at a time, although this limitation can probably be removed.
Key changes in 2.2.1:
- PPP state is now reset properly after a connection failure (allowing you to re-connect)
- Base group on custom selection checkbox available when creating a new group when there is a custom selection
- Will no longer fail with an error on load if there are zero groups
- Problems with the status bar messages during connection have been resolved
- The start-up tab of the preferences dialog has a new layout based on so-called positive action
- Fixed a few mistakes in the balloon help
Key changes in 2.2:
- New window layout for the auto-connect mode, acting as a dialog box
- Reveal button in the Preferences dialog for locating applications in Finder
- Clearer method of selecting applications to be hidden on load
- Delay load feature removed – use application order in the Preferences dialog to control load order
- Bug fixes and design and interface improvements, including a rewrite of some of the groups system to remove problematic issues with using groups
Key changes in 2.1b3:
- The Move up/Move down buttons in the Preferences dialog box now work
- A facility to have the application automatically select a group and connect on load
- Applications can now be marked for being automatically hidden after they load
- The preferences file now lives in the Preferences folder, not the application’s folder, and takes on a new format
- Various other interface changes and improvements