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New version of HostsMan

Post by Guest on 18/2/2012, 21:53

I apologize if this would be better at Other sub-forum. Smile

It has been released a new (beta) version of the program HostsMan, a tool to manage the hosts file, in Windows.

-http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman


What's new since 3.2.73?
- changed: Windows versions prior to XP SP2 no longer supported;
- added: HTTPS support;
- added: option to automatically flush DNS cache when hosts file is imported, updated or a backup is restored (only if DNS Client service is running);
- added: "Cameleon" update source;
- added: ability to import and export list of update sources;
- changed: major code refactoring;
- changed: hosts file updater rewritten;
- changed: removed AutoUpdate;
- changed: backups created by Backup Manager are now compressed and include updater information;
- changed: removed ability to create encrypted backups;
- changed: improved unicode support;
- changed: removed "ZipDll.dll" and "UnzDll.Dll" libraries;
- changed: updated URLs for "MVPS Hosts" and all "hpHosts" sources;
- changed: improved "Find Duplicates" algorithm;
- changed: removed HostsServer (it's now a separate product; available here);
- changed: updated HostsOptimizer to version 0.5;
- changed: minor UI improvements done;
- fixed: several bugs and memory leaks.

Note: It says What's new since 3.2.73?, but the change log is for the newest beta version, which is 4.0.80 Beta1.

-http://forum.abelhadigital.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=140

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Re: New version of HostsMan

Post by Guest on 25/2/2012, 23:34

Version 4.0.81 Beta2 came out.


- added: built-in hosts file optimization;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: improved validation of IP addresses and host names;
- changed: minor UI improvements;
- changed: removed HostsOptimizer;
- fixed: changes made by "Mark update as not installed" and "Mark all updates as not installed" are not saved to disk;
- fixed: download progress is not reported correctly;
- fixed: restoration of update information fails to erase previous information;
- fixed: minor bugs.

-http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

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Re: New version of HostsMan

Post by Guest on 7/3/2012, 04:19

Version 4.0.82 Beta3 came out.


What's new since 4.0.81 Beta2?
- added: "Scan Hosts file" menu item is available again;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: improved compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server "8"
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: several import bugs;
- fixed: "argument out of range" in systems that do not support IPv6;
- fixed: minor bugs.

-http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

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Re: New version of HostsMan

Post by Guest on 16/3/2012, 01:03

This beta version does speed up the whole process of merging various sources! It takes only a few minutes. And, I've used quite a few sources. More than the default ones.

I'm impressed. It has also improved cleaning as well.

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Re: New version of HostsMan

Post by Guest on 23/4/2012, 02:09

This new beta version came out a few days before, but it was bit buggy from my testing. It would clean garbage from the hosts file, for instance. I'm using beta 3 again. (I'm going to report it. Totally forgot about it.) I also don't quite figure out why they have change the "H" icon, when you disable the hosts file. It now becomes simply a red icon, without the "H" in it.

I actually missed version 4.0.83 Beta4. lol

But, anyway here it is:


What's new since 4.0.83 Beta4?
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: application cannot be launched without a debug library;
- fixed: cannot control DNS Client service status.

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