CrystalControl2 - 20070720

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CrystalControl2 - 20/07/2007

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Release notes for Vista users:
- The CrystalControl2 configuration application will not be able to access some PC statistics due to the Vista security measures. This can be bypassed by running the CC2 config app as Administrator. To have it always run as administrator, see this information.
- Your old settings will not be found on running the this version of CC2 as the files are now stored in a different location ("C:\ProgramData\CrystalControl2"). To use your old settings, copy your old INI files to this new location.
- Quite a few applications that use shared-memory to share information will no longer work due to Vista's security measures. Nothing can be done about this.
- Dim LCDs on idle is not supported under Vista (once again, due to Vista security).
- If you are using Winamp2 or Foobar2000, make sure you install the new plugins.

Release notes for XP users:
- None, everything works as normal.

If you are installing CrystalControl2 for the first time, it is suggested that you read the "Installing the Software" section of the manual.
A downloadable version of the manual can be found here.

Version History:
- Adds Microsoft Vista compatibility.
- Added LCD startup screen saver.
- Fixed WMI/Everest mem leaks.
- Fixed WMI configuration dialog bug.
- Merged Winamp2 plugins into one.
- Fixed Foobar2000 plugin bug.
- Fixed system uptime reporting.
- Tweaked timing routines.
- New more detailed logging format.
- Many more small fixes.

- New Screen-Editor!
- Screen transition effects!
- Associated screen-editor plugins.
- New plugins.
- HD44780 support is working again (although, may be slow).
- Many new screens (thanks Jim!).
- Lots of bug fixes.

- New "ATI Tray Tools" plugin + screens (not "ATITool").
- New NetStat plugin + screens.
- Calc plugin INI format changes.
- Timedate plugin now give days in current year.
- Improved serial packet handling code (decreases LCD corruption on 631/633/635's).
- CrystalControl2 new version checker.
- Fixed >100 plugin INI section bug.
- Fixed empty string INI bug.
- All plugins now have 1024 section limit.
- New kill_cc2 utility.

- Now includes the Microsoft VC80 redist package to install required DLLs.
- Re-added the screen options tab in the config app.
- Fixed screen switching event bug.
- Added user configurable options to the "cc2_timedate" plugin (replaces JD's time plugin).
- Added better logging for errors in HD44780 port driver.
- Service now reloads "logprefs.ini" on start/restart.
- Fixed start screen selection box refresh on up/down screen movement.
- Config app now saves settings immediatley on starting/restarting the service.

- CC2 Service now starts & stops a lot quicker
- Added user idle LCD dimming
- New screens
- Fixed HDD4780 driver installation
- New simpler directory layout
- Fixed screen loading bugs
- Fixed 631/633/635 com port selection bug
- Added simple calc plugin
- Updated aafleyer's bigchars & showgif plugins
- Fixed flicker of 631/633/635 temp/fan graph
- Added logging options via "logprefs.ini"
- Fixed many misc bugs

24/07/2005 (SV-1.00, CV-1.00):
- New textfile/http reading plugin using regex pattern matching
- New screens
- INIs now use the escape character "\"
- Fixed a few INI reading/writing bugs
- Faster service & GUI startup due to INI reading buffering
- Added support for using ID for temp sensor for fan control
- Extended max length of INI values to 512 chars (for regex matches)
- Added support of LCD character translation mapping
- 632/634 now supports special (red chars in map) characters
- Fixed \\ in cc2_config.ini creation by the installer
- Installer changes windows registry to give more time for CC2 to shutdown on PC reset/poweroff (should help fix PC poweroff lockups)

11/05/2005 (SV-1.00, CV-1.00):
- 631/633/635 full fan & temp sensor support
- Enhanced screen loading abilities (reduces manual changes required)
- Changed pop-up settings layout
- Manual updates
- New loadable screens
- Now supports line right scrolling
- Now supports item scrolling
- Fixed built in up/down screen keypad support (DKC)
- Many other smaller things

17/12/2004 (SV-1.00, CV-1.00):
- First public release
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