Clusters

Licence: Shareware ($12.95)
Version 1.5.5 | Release Date: 2011-12-01 | Download

Release Notes for Clusters 1.5.5

  • Description

    Clusters 1.5.5 fixes a memory leak that could potentially arise when Clusters is running for very long periods of time.

Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2011-07-05 | Download

Release Notes for Clusters 1.5

  • Description

    Clusters 1.5 is compatible with Lion. It also adds stability and performance improvements.

  • Installation Notes

    Important: Previous versions of Clusters are not compatible with Lion. To upgrade, please use one of the following methods.

    • Upgrade to Clusters 1.5 from your existing Snow Leopard installation, then upgrade or reboot into Lion.

    • If you are already running Lion, uninstall Clusters using the Uninstall option, then download version 1.5 from http://latenitesoft.com/clusters/

  • New Features

    • Clusters is now compatible with Lion. Our code has been adapted to the new APIs so it works perfectly on Lion, while maintaining compatibility with Snow Leopard. In addition, several stability and performance improvements have been added and they will benefit users of both versions of Mac OS X.

Version 1.3.3 | Release Date: 2010-10-01 | Download
  • Description

    Clusters 1.3.3 now accepts external disk volumes (but not USB keys).

  • New Features

    • Folders in external volumes can now be compressed. Clusters will detect unmount attempts on paths being compressed, and will let go of the volume if no file is being compressed at the time.

      When adding a path in an external volume, a warning is displayed to stress the fact that compressed files can only be read in Snow Leopard systems. USB keys are still not being accepted for compatibility reasons.

Version 1.3.2 | Release Date: 2010-09-27 | Download
  • Description

    Squeezer has changed its name, and is now called Clusters. The Squeeze name is registered by Sorenson Media. In order to avoid any potential confusion or legal issues, we have decided to use a completely different name for our product. This update renames the product so all messages refer to Clusters.

    In addition, Clusters 1.3.2 now allows non-removable volumes to be compressed. It also improves handling of network mount points, appropriately ignoring sshfs volumes mounted using MacFUSE.

  • Changes in Clusters 1.3.2

    • Non-removable volumes can now be compressed. This is important for users booting from SSD, FireWire or USB volumes, who can now squeeze all capacity from those smaller drives.
    • sshfs mount points are now ignored. Clusters 1.3.2 correctly ignores files in network mount points, such as those created using sshfs on MacFUSE.
    • Further reliability improvements. Clusters 1.3.2 performs additional checks on files being compressed to ensure the operation was successful. A workaround has been added to detect a very rare condition whereby the system would report success in updating a file's flags, when in fact the operation could have failed.
    • Analysis and compression is restricted to files in the same volume as the original path that was added to Clusters. This restriction has been present in Clusters for a long time, but in some situations Clusters would analyze paths located in volumes other than the one that hosts the original path that was added to Clusters' interface. This has been fixed in Clusters 1.3.2, so files in other volumes, partitions or shares are not inadvertently compressed.
Version 1.3.1 | Release Date: 2010-09-02 | Download
  • Description

    Squeeze has changed its name, and is now called Squeezer. The Squeeze name is registered by Sorenson Media. In order to avoid any potential confusion or legal issues, we have decided to use a different name for our product. This update renames the product so all messages refer to Squeezer.

Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2010-08-21 | Download
  • Description

    Squeeze 1.3 periodically sweeps already compressed folders to ensure all files eligible for compression are processed - in previous versions, folders were initially swept but then processed only when file system events were detected in those folders. Squeeze 1.3 also fixes a bug in the uninstall process that affected some users.

  • New Features

    • Periodic sweeping. Squeeze 1.3 will periodically analyze compressed folders to see if further compression is needed. As usual, this task is throttled depending on system usage.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Uninstall process fixed. When the Squeeze preference pane was installed for "All Users", the uninstall button could fail to remove all files. This has now been fixed in Squeeze 1.3.
Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-24 | Download

Squeeze 1.2.1 fixes a rare crasher introduced in Squeeze 1.2, related to alias resolution when folders were being moved or renamed.

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2010-03-23 | Download

Personal exclusion list. Squeeze 1.2 allows you to configure a set of files or folders to be excluded from compression, or a set of file extensions to be ignored.

Built-in uncompressor. If you decide to uncompress files previously squeezed, simply drop them on top of the new uncompressor area in the preference pane and they will be uncompressed in place. Of course, copying them to other location (using Finder, for example) will still cause Mac OS X to uncompress the files for you.

Pause on battery power. Squeeze 1.2 will automatically pause when your computer is running on batteries. You can force Squeeze to go on, however.
Growl integration. Squeeze now announces some actions using the Growl notification system, if installed in your system.

Editor applications should no longer get confused about the identity of open files being squeezed. Even though previous versions of Squeeze did check whether files to be compressed were open elsewhere, editor apps usually read file contents in memory and do not keep files open, but maintain a reference to the file being edited. When the file was replaced by the compressed version, editors would propose to save the file with a different name, because the references did not match. Squeeze 1.2 introduces a new compression algorithm that swaps file contents instead of replacing the whole file, thus no longer invalidating existing references. This means that files being edited can safely be compressed now, without the editor becoming confused about the integrity of the file.

Renamed folders are correctly tracked. Squeeze 1.2 now acts as intended when a folder being compressed is renamed or moved to a different place: it keeps track of the folder and shows the new location in the preference pane.

Folders whose names contain some non-ASCII characters are now correctly processed. A few non-ASCII characters present in folder names or paths caused Squeeze to ignore those folders, even if other folders with Unicode character sets could be processed correctly. This bug has now been fixed.

Additional file types ignored: Sparse bundles, sparse images, VMware images, partial Speed Download files, files whose names begin with "._".

Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2010-03-23 | Download
  • Description

    Squeeze 1.2 adds some of the most interesting features requested by our customers in these initial days after launch, like the ability to configure your personal exclusion list or the option to uncompress any file previously squeezed. It also fixes a number of issues, most importantly the inconvenience caused when editor apps lost track of the identity of open files being squeezed, asking to "save as" instead of simply saving. This release is recommended for all users. Thanks all for your feedback!

  • New Features

    • Personal exclusion list. Squeeze 1.2 allows you to configure a set of files or folders to be excluded from compression, or a set of file extensions to be ignored.
    • Built-in uncompressor. If you decide to uncompress files previously squeezed, simply drop them on top of the new uncompressor area in the preference pane and they will be uncompressed in place. Of course, copying them to other location (using Finder, for example) will still cause Mac OS X to uncompress the files for you.
    • Pause on battery power. Squeeze 1.2 will automatically pause when your computer is running on batteries. You can force Squeeze to go on, however.
    • Growl integration. Squeeze now announces some actions using the Growl notification system, if installed in your system.
  • Bug Fixes

    • Editor applications should no longer get confused about the identity of open files being squeezed. Even though previous versions of Squeeze did check whether files to be compressed were open elsewhere, editor apps usually read file contents in memory and do not keep files open, but maintain a reference to the file being edited. When the file was replaced by the compressed version, editors would propose to save the file with a different name, because the references did not match. Squeeze 1.2 introduces a new compression algorithm that swaps file contents instead of replacing the whole file, thus no longer invalidating existing references. This means that files being edited can safely be compressed now, without the editor becoming confused about the integrity of the file.
    • Renamed folders are correctly tracked. Squeeze 1.2 now acts as intended when a folder being compressed is renamed or moved to a different place: it keeps track of the folder and shows the new location in the preference pane.
    • Folders whose names contain some non-ASCII characters are now correctly processed. A few non-ASCII characters present in folder names or paths caused Squeeze to ignore those folders, even if other folders with Unicode character sets could be processed correctly. This bug has now been fixed.
    • Additional file types ignored: Sparse bundles, sparse images, VMware images, partial Speed Download files, files whose names begin with "._".
Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-08 | Download

Squeeze will now accept folders in volumes other than the main one, thus becoming more useful for users whose setup relies on multiple partitions. Note, however, that folders in removable media will still be ignored, in order to avoid compatibility issues when those volumes are attached to other operating systems.
Minor UI improvements.

Files whose metadata attributes cannot be exactly replicated are now ignored. Previous versions of Squeeze would attempt to replicate all metadata attributes after compression; however, this process coud fail in some situations resulting in files with updated timestamps or reset ownership. Although this is not an issue for most users, Squeeze will now skip files whose metadata cannot be matched, in order to provide a better fidelity for users whose workflows demand exact metadata.

Fixed bug that caused analysis not to always proceed when adding folders whose path contains certain non-ASCII characters.

Fixed bug that prevented Squeeze from analyzing or compressing any files, due to a rare incompatibility found in a very small number of systems. Squeeze would not use resources in this situation - it simply stopped because a mismatch was detected in the name of the folders that had been added to the interface.

Fixed bug that caused Squeeze to finish compression early, in rare situations. Users that see progress stall may turn Squeeze Off and back On again to force Squeeze to analyze folders again.

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-03-04 | Download

Squeeze no longer generates files whose compressed size is larger than 2 GB. This could result in the system not being able to operate with those files. Customers affected by this issue may uncompress files already processed - please, contact us for directions.

Replaced error message that was displayed when registration failed, since it was found to be misleading by some customers.

Version 1.0.4 | Release Date: 2010-03-02 | Download

Savings database should now be correctly refreshed in all situations. This problem, which affected some of our customers, could result in several effects that should no longer be happening, such as an impossibility to add or remove folders from the list, or the appearance of incorrect savings figures after restarting the system. We apologize for the inconvenience these users experienced.

Fixed crasher that could occur when resizing the columns in the folder list, forcing the user to quit System Preferences.

Version 1.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-02-26 | Download
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