WssIndex version update log
Fixed or new in version 9.0 beta
Fixed or new in 8.00 final
- Now using Qt version 5.8.
- Files are now digitally signed which hopefully will make virus scanners
and Windows Smartscreen less likely to complain. DLLs bundled with
Wssindex come from signed packages from the Qt Project but have been
signed by me since Qt does not sign them.
- A Welcome and Tips screen displayed on first use or from the help menu.
- Sorting and selecting sped up by using multiple CPU cores.
- Built-in benchmark to test sort speed versus number of CPU cores used
(the gain from using all versus, say, half of available cores may be
small and leaving some cores free for other tasks may keep your system
responsive during really long sorts).
- Database display now uses a model/view system. What this means to a user
is vastly improved performance for large tables because only what is
visible on screen needs to be formatted for display. As a result,
Wssindex can be configured to display as many as one million files
or disks at once before needing to break the display into pages. If you're
scrolling through anywhere near this number of files looking for something,
you should consider doing a query.
- Support for 7-zip compressed files (but not yet 7-zip self-extracting files).
- Support for WinRar version 5 files.
- Support for various multimedia file types using libmediainfo. Libmediainfo
can handle many more file types which are not currently enabled; please
request additional types you would like Wssindex to support.
- Index-time filtering on file names and directories.
- Searches can ignore diacritical marks (letter matches accented letter).
English doesn't use many accents, but other languages may.
- Option for natural number sorting (1,2,10,11 instead of 1,10,11,2).
- Can now display one million entries at once without performance degredation
before breaking display into pages.
- Recent database and directories can be pinned to file menu.
- Table design now includes justification option for each field.
- Table design preview shows what fields are clashing instead of just a
count of fields.
- File names can be copied to the clipboard for easy transfer to another program.
- Comments, categories and extra info can be copied from first non-blank record
above the current record by typing control-d (same keystroke as Excel uses).
- Settings changes should now be saved unless you exit dialogs by clicking
the X at the top right, cancel or pick a use but not save button.
(Previously, natural operations would not save some settings.)
Fixed or new in 8.00 beta 3
- Now using Qt version 4.7.2.
- Version check always said latest version was running. Changed the
name of the file retrieved from the web server so the broken version
check will say it is unable to check the version.
- Some self-extracting zip files were incorrectly flagged as corrupt.
- 64-bit version released (Visual C++ 2010 only)
- Installer for 64-bit version will download VC++ redistributable
- Minor source code changes for 64-bit compilation.
- 32-bit executables are marked as "large address aware" which means
they can use 4 GB of memory under 64-bit versions of Windows.
- Most instances of running out of memory will now be caught and
should not crash the program.
- If the indexing starting directory is the root of a disk on an
NTFS mount point, that disk will be indexed as itself, not as a
subdirectory of the host disk. This means the volume label and
space free/total will be correct.
Fixed in 8.00 beta 2 (limited distribution)
- Databases created by version 7 or earlier were not properly converted.
- Added check for latest version function.
- Zip files using zip64 format (more than 64K files possible in a
single zip and uncompressed size > 4GB) are recognized.
- Zip files larger than 2GB are handled. (These may or may not be
- Main display is now updated if needed after settings changes.
- Now using Qt version 4.7.1.
8.00 beta 1
- Databases created by version 7.0D with more than 64K files could not be read.
- Databases specified on the command line or by drag-and-drop were not added
to the recently used file list.
- When processing self-extracting files, only the first selected type
(probably ARC) was checked.