• [VOICENWS] SW: DFSee version 15.3 released

    From feedback@os2voice.org@1:3634/1000 to All on Fri Sep 7 08:51:29 2018

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    DFSee version 15.3 has been released.

    MINOR release, meaning you get it for FREE if you have a 15.x key already.

    It has nice improvements in several areas:

    - Binary-File/Sector HEX-editor, hexdump to clipboard
    - Directory/File BROWSER, select only files modified AFTER ...
    - Menu system, disable several items when not relevant/possible
    - FAT(32) contiguous file recovery from media like camera SD-cards
    - GPT, added new symbolic types for CR and the GPT-edit dialog
    - PART, removed obsolete INT13 linit warnings, made CHS ones MINOR
    resulting in most systems showing NO warnings anymore by default

    As usual there are also several minor problem fixes and enhancements.
    For details, see below.

    Note: Version 14.8 (or later) users can update directly using the menu:

    Program Updates / Downloads ->
    Get latest STABLE update

    (Works with the OS/2, Windows, Linux and macOS versions, if WGET is there)

    DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
    smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks,
    filesystem and disk analysis, directory/file browsing with
    edit/view/copy capabilities including limited UNDELETE.

    More details at:

    Download links from the DFSee website:



    Or from the HOBBES website:
    or (after processing):

    Functional changes since 15.2

    - BROWSE: enhanced filter selection-dialog with modified AFTER date
    - BROWSE: Include empty files in default selection filter (size 0)
    - BROWSE: 'Specify custom file filtering' CHECKED (ON) by default
    - BROWSE: Fixed bug with 'Reduce list to SELECTED' for FAT/EXTn/HFS
    - CMD: Avoid CMD.EXE popup VIO window on OS/2 external commands
    - CR GPT Dialog: Added 'srv' 'dmcrypt' and 'luks' to gpt-type list
    - CR GPT: Added 'raid', '0xfd' and 'fd00' as valid symbolic types
    - CR GPT: New 'home', 'srv', 'root32', 'root64', 'dmcrypt', 'luks'
    - EDIT -dir: Maintain and use persistent 'last-used-directory-path'
    - EDIT filename: Allow access to last (partial) sector correctly
    - EDIT filename: Force binary mode on opened image using 'im -RAW'
    - EDIT: Explicit -A- to disallow append/delete from (binary) file
    - EFAT: Fixed crash with '\path-to-file' file/dir locator command
    - EFAT: Fixed incorrect 'invalid cluster value' errors on CHECK/SLT
    - EFAT: Use Dir-entry cache to avoid incorrect size of directories
    - FAT: Added usage hint 't -D' to display deleted DIR entries too
    - FAT: Allow DIR display from list .NNN, even when FAT says 'free'
    - FAT: Recover: Contiguous file save after FORMAT, FAT-entries 0
    - FATSET: Manually set a FAT-allocation chain for contiguous range
    - FATWRIM: made FAT-2 the default to write to, better usage info
    - HEXED: Fixed scrolling UP/PGUP with partial sectors (buf size)
    - HEXED: Show additional (green) cursor in HEX and ASSCII areas
    - HEXED: show marked-area in prev/next buffers too, when visible
    - HEXED: Copy to clipboard when NO MARK, copies in HEXDUMP format
    - HEXED: Alt-H or double-click in OFFSET column toggles mark format
    - HEXED: Vertical click-drag in offset area creates a HEXDUMP mark
    - IM: -RAW option forces RAW mode, no decompress/index .IMZ/.VDI
    - LIST/RECOVER: Enhanced selection-dialog with modified AFTER date
    - LIST/SLT: Made the 'info' value 16 bits; display as 4 hex digits
    - macOS: Fixed crash on displaying commandline history buffer F11
    - MENU, File: add the 'Change Current Directory' to BASIC mode too
    - MENU: Grayed several menu-items when no (proper) object opened
    - PART/VOL: Write pending (FAT etc) changes before open new object
    - PART: Added new undefined/ignored/temporary/backup MBR type 0xd7
    - PART: Recognize Linux 'LUKS' encrypted MBR partition type 0xe8
    - PART: Classified all CHS-related warnings as MINOR (use part -w)
    - PART: No warnings for MBR-part types 0xd7 and 0xdf (temp/backup)
    - PART: Removed warnings for partitions beyond int13 cyl-1023 limit
    - PART: Reworded WARNING: Partition type 0x35 with missing LVM-BBR
    - PART: Supress 'No ACTIVE partition' warning if AirBoot is present
    - RESIZE: Disable ALL resize menu-items for non-supported filesystems
    - RESTORE: Open destination RAW image (-I:fname) as R/W (RAW2IMZ)
    - SET MENU: style: Autodrop, NoDrop or Delayed-drop and Right-Move
    - Startup -M:n switch: added value 4 for Delayed-drop menu style
    - Startup: Show status-prompt when using non-default start command
    - UI CMD history: (F11 key) timestamp now in microSeconds from start
    - UI FILEDLG: Directory picker, set initial focus to Directory-window
    - UI FILEDLG: Optimize vertical size, while keeping titlebar visible
    - UI MENU: No menu activate when clicking top-line in output-window
    - UI HEXED: optimized paint of marked area, faster and no-flicker
    - UI OUTPUT: optimized paint of marked area, faster and no-flicker
    - UI TXTVIEW: optimized paint of marked area, faster and no-flicker
    - UPDATE scripts: Use 'wget --no-check-certificate' avoiding errors

    Regards, JvW

    DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - mailto://info@dfsee.com

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