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Process Lasso v8.8 Released
« on: August 21, 2015, 02:36:41 PM »
Process Lasso v8.8

This is a fairly large update - there are many additions, fixes, and changes. As always, incremental refinement continues, as does preparation for future plans. One thing Audiophile users will appreciate is the new command line script 'pl.cmd' (can just run 'pl') that allows them to easily display the Process Lasso GUI on Windows Servers in the 'core mode' of Audiophile Optimizer.

Other additions include pathnames to all applicable log entries, which now allows users to jump to the location on disk of the process a log entry pertains to, and in the future allowing much more.

Further, the Keep Running and manually induced Gaming Mode settings are now persisted in the event of an update or restart of Process Lasso, though being a new addition, that only applies to this version and above.

Overall, this a great new version of Process Lasso that has tested wonderfully in our QA labs.

Changes:

8.8.0.0AdditionBuildAdd 'pl.cmd' batch file as a shortcut to launch Process Lasso's GUI, primarily for Windows Server users
8.8.0.0AdditionBuildAdd installer section to optionally add Lasso install path to system environment PATH variable. By doing so, command line can simply run 'pl' to launch Lasso's GUI
8.8.0.0AdditionLoggingAdd pathname parameter to log file, changing log format
8.8.0.0AdditionLoggingShow process governor pathname and command line in 'initialized' log entry
8.8.0.0AdditionGUIAdd new Locate submenu (for disk and internet) to log entries in actions pane
8.8.0.0AdditionParkControlAdd support for new system tray icon and more (ParkControl Pro) [work in progress]
8.8.0.0FixGUIFixes to import and export of configuration file
8.8.0.0FixGUIFix user-induced Gaming Mode state not preserved on Lasso restart
8.8.0.0FixGUIFix Keep Running state/countdown not preserved on Lasso restart
8.8.0.0FixInsightsFix sorting of date/time of last restraint column
8.8.0.0FixInsightsFix build ordering issue that could have caused wrong insights exe build to be included
8.8.0.0ChangeGUICreate safety backup on import of new configuration file
8.8.0.0ChangeGUIReduce maximum log lines to display at one time (to reduce RAM utilization and improve load speed)
8.8.0.0ChangeGUIAdjust some in-product URLs
8.8.0.0ChangeGUIReduce timeout after update for system tray click to see revision history (now back to 10 seconds)
8.8.0.0ChangeGUIAdd new SmartTrim menu option to exclude game processes, part of new submenu for SmartTrim and Gaming Mode interaction settings (not yet enabled)
8.8.0.0ChangeInstaller/UpdaterTerminate any running ParkControl instances
8.8.0.0ChangeLoggingRotate log files after 1000 entries
8.8.0.0ChangeLicensingChange product activation to distinct subdomain for server isolation
8.8.0.0ChangeAllBetter Emisoft interoperability
8.8.0.0ChangeLocalizationUpdate German, Russian, and French



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Process Lasso 8.8.2 Released
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 08:36:15 PM »
Process Lasso v8.8.2

Changes:

8.8.2ChangeUpdaterImprove appearance of unlicensed update dialog
8.8.2ChangeUpdaterHide 'Update eligibility check' options for next-gen codes (may be seen one more updates)
8.8.2ChangeLicensingSend all purchasers of EDD codes to new site links
8.8.2ChangeLicensingAdjustment of some in-product URLs
8.8.2ChangeLicensingTreat 'Free Trial' license codes appropriately (work continues)
8.8.2ChangeLicensingContinued next-gen licensing system work
8.8.2ChangeLicensingAllow for 'free trial' license keys
8.8.2ChangeLicensingAbout box will show 'Free trial' if one of the new free trial keys
8.8.2ChangeLicensingGeneral reduction in solicitation to update to Pro Edition
8.8.2ChangeLicensingReduced display of solicitation dialog, doesn't begin appearing at all until 4 days of use
8.8.2ChangeLicensingReduce Lasso startup 'nag' timer to max 3 seconds in beta, max 15 in final (only if installed 30+ days)
8.8.2ChangeLicensingIn workstation edition, change trial of all advanced features from 14 to 30 days. Server Edition remains 30 day fully function trial that then expires entirely.
8.8.2ChangeLicensingMinor code improvements
8.8.2ChangeInstallerSwitch all auto-correct installer downloadss to SSL
8.8.2ChangeInstallerFix descripton of new 'add to environment PATH' installer section
8.8.2ChangeInstallerAdd secondary custom 64-bit OS detection mechanism for oddly tweaked PCs that cause NSIS scripts to misdetect
8.8.2ChangeInstallerFix a couple typos in English EULA
8.8.2UpdateParkControlUpdate to ParkControl standard included with Process Lasso
8.8.2ChangeLocalizationUpdate German, French, Polish, and Finnish

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Process Lasso v8.8.4.x Released
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 12:35:52 AM »
Process Lasso v8.8.4.1

Changes:

8.8.4.1FixGUIFix for a rare process listview discrepency in Windows 10 where the listed process would have no icon and rules could not be set for it via the context menu.
8.8.4.1FixLicensingFix for a next-gen licensing issue
8.8.4.1ChangeInstallerDo not terminate ParkControl when installing or upgrading now that it may be part of a distinct package (ParkControl Pro)
8.8.4.1ChangeGUIAdd safety to prevent session persistence of a Keep Awake state set to 'Indefinite'
8.8.4.1ChangeGUIChange some bitmaps to standardize and improve appearance
8.8.4.1ChangeLicensingMinor adjustments
8.8.4.1ChangeLocalizationUpdate French, Finnish, and Italian

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Process Lasso v8.8.6.0 Released
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 12:16:41 PM »
Process Lasso v8.8.6.0

Process Lasso v8.8.6.0 is the usual, now routine, weekly maintenance release, but has some important adjustments and fixes. We are now branching the code base to begin work on the version 9 beta series, though continued minor updates to version 8 will occur in the interim. Please help us, help you, by purchasing a license for Process Lasso Pro!

Changes:

8.8.6.0FixGUIFix CPU affinity options in ProBalance Options dialog were not disabled on dialog load when 'Change CPU affinity during restraint' is unchecked
8.8.6.0ChangeInstallerMake 'Add to environment path variable' optional for Workstation builds
8.8.6.0ChangeLicensingMinor licensing system refinement
8.8.6.0ChangeGUIMinor menu item ordering changes
8.8.6.0ChangeGUIImprove cosmetics of ProBalance Options dialog
8.8.6.0ChangeGUIRemove one of two menu items to invoke ParkControl legacy tool (an expanded version of ParkControl is now distributed independently)
8.8.6.0ChangePackageRename Parkcontrol module to pkctrl.exe
8.8.6.0ChangeLocalizationUpdate German, Italian, French

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Process Lasso v8.8.8 Released
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 07:54:59 PM »
   
Process Lasso v8.8.8.0

Process Lasso v8.8.8 has been released. This version introduces a whole new set of application icons, thanks to team member Ed Kiefer. New main application icon, ProBalance acting icon, and Governor inactive icon, all at various resolutions. This version also has the usual minor product refinement, see the revision history for details.

Changes:

8.8.8.0AdditionGUIAdd NEW application icons at various resolutions, including distinct ones for "ProBalance action taking place" and "Governor not active" tray icons.
8.8.8.0FixLicensingServer Edition GUI will show proper Must Buy dialog when expires (Governor would quit in any event). Recent quirk in behavior due to new EDD Trial Codes. Back-ported to 8.8.6.1.
8.8.8.0FixGUIFix static text control width in About box of Server Edition trial
8.8.8.0FixGUIFix to system tray icon type selection
8.8.8.0ChangeInstallerChange application icon to NEW product application icon
8.8.8.0ChangeInstallerChange installer icon and header bitmap to NEW Product Logo
8.8.8.0ChangeGUIChange first-time minimize help text.
8.8.8.0ChangeLocalizationUpdate German, Polish, French, Russian, Finnish, Chinese Simplified, and Italian

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Process Lasso v8.8.8.2 Released
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 08:59:50 PM »
Process Lasso v8.8.8.2

Changes:

8.8.8.2ChangeGUIChanged disengage Keep Running menu item to 'Cancel' instead of 'Disable'
8.8.8.2ChangeGUIMisc minor changes
8.8.8.2ChangeLocalizationUpdate German and PT-BR

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