Warp Enhancer changelog

From OS2World.com Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Pre-Release 0.25, 01.09.97

New Features:

  • Warp Enhancer is now also available in German. Language can be selected using the General tab in the settings notebook. Other languages will be added in the next versions.

Fixed Problems:

  • Hide mouse pointer did hide the pointer even when it was not turned on. Pointer sometimes did not reappear immediately.
  • Restart system using the enhanced shutdown dialog will save the settings of WPS and terminate all running programs properly.
  • No move and size when window is maximized prevented the user to select/activate the window using a mouse click.
  • Timeout check has been totally removed. Warp Enhancer will never expire and no message will never annoy any user.


Pre-Release 0.23, 01.07.97

New Features:

   o Mouse pointer can be hidden after a
     certain period of inactivity.
   o Tracking of mouse button 3 can simulate
     scrolling up and down. Should work for most
     standard OS/2 applications. This should help
     you to avoid buying certain mice from dubious
     vendors...
   o Added extra shutdown page for system shutdown
     dialog replacement settings. Also added shutdown
     messages from some foreign OS/2 versions. Please
     send me screenshots of your WarpCenter shutdown
     dialog and desktop shutdown message if you have
     a different language version of your OS/2!
   o State of Numlock key can be altered by pressing
     the Numlock key. Either Numlock is off or it is
     permanently on.
   o Extended the use of mouse button 3 simulates
     double click with mouse button 1. This feature
     now works for WinOS/2 sessions (seamless, for
     fullscreen get new Windows mouse driver).
   o Extension sort now also appears in folder menu
     bar (before only in folder context menu).
   o Added new VIO/DOS page in settings. This page
     allows you to configure functions related to
     OS/2 and DOS windows.
   o Extended marking for VIO/DOS windows. This
     automatically copies selected text into the
     clipboard when you release the mouse button.
     For Warp 3 users, this provides them with the
     marking functions known from Warp 4 (+ automatic
     copying of selected text).
   o Quick paste. This allows you to paste the content
     of the clipboard into a VIO/DOS window by simply
     double clicking mouse button 1.

Fixed Problems:

   o When the WPS crashed and was automatically restarted,
     Warp Enhancer caused the system to hang. WE will now
     automatically be closed on a WPS crash.
   o Excluding desktop window now works with WarpCenter
     at the bottom of the screen.
   o Fixed bug where calling "Calculate Folder Size"
     without the status bar turned on caused a SYS3175
 - Known Problems:
   o When closing WE with a status bar on the desktop
     window, there may be a short "hang" of the system.

Pre-Release 0.20, 11.05.97

New Features:

   o Numlock key can be permanently turned
     on. Also works for OS/2 windows.
     (thanks to Jeppe Cramon and Joe DiAdamo)
   o Warp Enhancer settings menu can be shown
     in folder context menu.
   o Mouse button 1 and 2 pressed simultaneously
     can show window list (works everywhere
     except title bar controls).
   o Win 95 keys can now be used under OS/2.
     (window list and context menu) This feature
     doesn't seem to work on every system.
   o Folder contents can now be sorted according
     to their DOS .3 extension.
     (thanks to Steffen Hotz)
   o Backspace key can open parent folder.
     (simulates context menu entry)
   o Update delay for status bar can now be
     configured (0 to 5000 msec, default 300ms)
   o Enhanced shutdown dialog. Allows selection of
     shutdown, reboot, dual boot or hibernation.
     Needs configuration on "Misc" page two!

Fixed Problems:

   o Workaround for bug in several version of
     Warp 3 causing folders to hang or mouse pointer
     to disappear. Folder subclassing can now be
     delayed. Value can be configured and should be
     adjusted to your system (as low as possible).
   o Fixed minor bug where a PM timer was not
     always freed correctly when exiting WE.
   o Showing system menu as context menu on title
     bar caused various problems with real context
     menu not showing up correctly.
   o Corrected problems with tabbing order (I've just
     had no time to do the tabbing order :-)
   o Warp Enhancer can now be used with Object Desktop
     (exception see Known Problems)
   o Hide settings instead of minimizing now works.

Known Problems:

   o Support for Win95 keys doesn't seem to work
     on every system. Tested only with ultra-cheap
     Mitsumi-keyboard (~$10 :-) This will be fixed
     for the next version.
   o Using Warp Enhancer with Object Desktop causes 
     problems in Object Navigator. Use with caution!
   o Starting WE again when hidden doesn't bring up
     settings dialog.

Pre-Release 0.17, 29.03.97

New Features:

   o Improved linker settings to produce smaller
     files which load faster (about 15% smaller)
   o Compressed executables with LXLite 1.18
     (again about 15% smaller files)
   o Extended the use of mouse button 3 to simulate
     double click with mouse button 1. Double click
     now works for:
       - Containers/WPS folders in details view
       - Palette windows (color, font and layout)
       - IPF aka online help windows
   o Mouse button 2 clicked on title bar of any
     window can show system menu (like W'95/NT).
   o Moving and sizing of maximized windows can
     be prohibited (like Windows).
   o Added REMOVE.CMD which deregisters WPS Helper
     class and deletes class file from \OS2\DLL
   o WE will now check for the right versions
     of its DLLs (WEHOOK.DLL and WEWPS.DLL)
   o You can now choose whether you want WE to
     MINIMIZE or HIDE itself when you press OK
     or start it without "show settings" selected.
   o Calculate Folder Size now shows number of
     files and directories found.
   o Decimal separator char will be queried from
     system instead of using English dot by default
   o Improved recalculation algorithm. Less re-
     calculations now.

Fixed Problems:

   o IMPORTANT: Warp Enhancer can now be closed
     even if there are folders that have been
     opened after WE was started. This also
     corrects the following problems:
       - System shutdown with WE started and
         open (enhanced) folders doesn't hang
         your system anymore.
       - "Include folders opened before" can now
         be selected without any consequences
   o Corrected INSTALL.CMD so that if works when
     called from a root directory.
   o When minimizing folder windows to title bar
     size, system menu and close/minmax buttons
     were no more accessible.

Known Problems:

   o Known Problems = Known_Problems(Version_0.15)
     - Fixed_Problems(Version_0.17) :-)
   o Hide Settings does not work on every system

Pre-Release 0.15, 07.03.97

This is the first public release

Known Problems:

   o Registering the WPS Helper DLL takes
     a few seconds on OS/2 Warp 4. This seems
     to be a problem with OS/2 as Warp 3 doesn't
     have any problems with it.
   o Some fonts and certain font sizes of a
     specific font cause problems with the status
     bar height or the status bars don't update
     to the new font. You should avoid System VIO,
     System Monospaced, all flavours of Courier.
     Good fonts are WarpSans, System Proportional,
     Helv, Helvetica and most others. This may
     be fixed in a new release.
   o Window List Filtering only filters entries
     which are present *before* Warp Enhancer
     is started. This restriction won't be pesent
     in the next public release of Warp Enhancer.
   o When switching folder views from icon view
     to details view and then switching back,
     objects may glide upwards. This seems to
     be a problem with OS/2. May be fixed in
     the future is the demand is there.
   o Online help is not complete and is not
     implemented for each window and control.
   o WE may report size 0 Bytes for certains files
     on FAT drives. This only happens with files
     whose objects' names are longer than 8.3 or
     contain any character that are not allowed
     on FAT drives. This will be fixed soon.