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[ANN] FoxTrot Search 6.0b6 addresses the renewal of evaluation periods [message #532] Sun, 28 May 2017 05:18
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*FoxTrot Search version 6 public beta 6 please*

Dear FoxTrot-Search customers,

Thank you for responding to our plea for feedback. We are making better
progress with you !

Version 6.0b6 is being posted with one main change - it enables a new demo
period for those of you who are expiring.

Rest assured that we will make the 6.0 licenses purchasable within the
evaluation period of this new build.

As usual, kindly report back on here or using our reporting form version-6.html


The FoxTrot-search team
at CTM Development SA

To download, please use either of the following links:

FoxTrot Professional Search: 0b6.dmg

FoxTrot Personal Search: 60b6.dmg

FoxTrot Search Server: r_60b6.dmg

To contribute a report (strongly encouraged !) please use the following
link: version-6.html

*What’s new in 6.0b6 (from version 5):*

▾ *Increased performance*

- optimized some operations when the index is stored on a rotational HDD
- reduce file fragmentation
- reduced memory usage when displaying some HTML or PDF files
- Now built using Apple’s latest XCode version 8 compilers

▾ *Feature enhancements*

- Added option to only index filenames when indexing contents
- reduced the number of situations where the “manage indices” window is
partially empty, when the indexer is busy
- "copy path" added to the contextual menu (search results, indexed
locations, black list)
- show missing disk space when attempting manual compact and disk is
almost full
- file paths are now clickable with a popup menu to reveal in finder any
parent folder
- also display in the status bar the number of items found outside of
the target folder, when searching only in a specific folder
- allow drag-select to toggle multiple checkboxes (manage indices's file
- added a button to rebuild an index, when it is not started

▾ *Enhanced multi-user and client-server features and license management * (FoxTrot
Pro 5 user and above & FoxTrot Search Server)

- Simplified the File Sharing integration to reduce the risk of having
access only to document text instead of rich documents from mounted servers
- Added the ability to use a custom certificate for authenticated
- Implemented certificate trust management for authenticated
connections. (now you know what the letters CTM stands for)
- Updated to use a modern OpenSSL version
- After 5 failed login attempts, FoxTrot delays logging in for 15s, then
30s, 60s etc
- In Admin, allows selecting multiple users to delete them
- Now allows drag-select to toggle multiple checkboxes (admin's sharing
- Optionally, FoxTrot Server can now automatically install its
registration code to logged-in FoxTrot Pro clients
- Implemented better verification of simultaneous usage on multiple

*▾* *Code modernization*

- Implements modern windows (with no window title)
- Modernized some icons and widgets
- Now built using Apple’s latest XCode version 8 compilers
- New minimum requirements: macOS 10.9 or later
- removed dependency to deprecated QuickTime to preview video and audio

▾ *Better diagnostics*

- logged file exceptions include filenames
- more detailed logging when in indexing is very slow
- when processing a specific file takes longer than usual, the file name
is now displayed in the “manage indices” progress.

*▾* *Synchronization of index files to iPad’s and iPhones running FoxTrot
Attaché search*

- Added built-in *Google drive* support for maintaining up-to-date index
archives from FoxTrot Pro or Server to iOS devices running FoxTrot Attaché

▾ *Miscellaneous enhancements and other fixes*

- highlighting of [washington -"new york" boston] (no longer highlights
occurrences of [new] or [york])
- the index could stop responding when attempting to search for regular
expressions on an index not configured to "store document textual contents"
- an error message is now displayed when attempting to search for exact
strings on an index not configured to "store document textual contents"
- possible crash fixed on startup in certain circumstances
- on macOS 10.11 and later, pinch-zooming would not work as expected
- an "unregistered" dialog could appear when launching FoxTrot, when
using regular expressions or exact matches


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