Friday, July 9, 2010

v9.20.0203 - 2010-07-09 15:36

Note: BETA versions are a work in progress and might contain fresh bugs.
You have been warned.

  • + Thumbnails Caching: Now, in the thumbnails cache folder a file "XYThumbs.txt" is created and maintained. This file contains an index of your cache files which is used to handle renaming or moving of cached folders gracefully, i.e. avoiding the need to recreate a cache from scratch only because a folder has been
    renamed or moved.
    The overwhelmingly cool thing about it is that it also works in non-thumbs view and non-cache mode and with non-current folders. So you don't have to think about your thumbs anymore, and no thumb has to be created twice. Whenever you rename or move a folder within XYplorer, any affected thumbs cache is adjusted to the change in the background.
    The format of the index file is simple and self-explaining, so that you can even edit it manually or programmatically if needed. Note that the folder list is expected to be sorted.
    Of course, all of the above only applies when you use disk caching for thumbnails, i.e. when "Configuration | Thumbnails | Cache thumbnails on disk" is ticked.

    *** Upgrade Note ***
    To add an already existing cache to the index file, you have to browse to the cached folder once in thumbnails view. This will auto-add the folder's cache to the index. Only folders that have been added to the index enjoy the service described above.

    *** SAFETY NOTE ***
    As always, remember this is BETA stuff and might be only near to perfection but not quite there. If you have many GBs of thumbnail data on your disk you should change your thumb cache to some temp folder (under Configuration | Thumbnails | Cache thumbnails on disk) before testing this version.
  • + Configuration | Color Filters: Added option "Apply name patterns to files only". Check it to avoid that folders are colored when they match a pattern.
    FYI, "name patterns" describe the name of the items to color (usually with the help of wildcards), whereas "attribute patterns" define a file attribute and always begin with a "/".
  • + Media Preview: Now the context menu (orange button) of the Preview tab has a toggle "First [...] Seconds Only". Gives you quick access to this setting.
  • ! Panes: The size of the second pane wasn't always correcly saved between sessions when starting up in minimized state. Fixed.
  • ! Mini Tree: Unavailable drives stored in the Mini Tree were sorted below Network and Recycle Bin nodes instead of above. Fixed.
  • ! Command Line: Wouldn't select file by command line if XYplorer was already open. Fixed.