DeltaWalker

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.9.8 | Release Date: 2011-08-16 | Download
  • Folder comparison:
    • "Open With" context sensitive menu.
    • Improved performance, particularly over slow networks.
    • Improved memory consumption.
    • Improved progress monitor accuracy during synchronization operations.
    • Files and folders copied/moved from (S)FTP locations are now assigned default permissions.
  • File comparison:
    • Introduced three-way inline difference detection in conflict areas.
    • Improved three-way conflict areas detection.
  • Notable fixes:
    • Crash at startup caused by specific file types being opened as part of the last session.
    • Folder comparison report generation, including Linked reports.
    • Files with no extenstion can again be opened.
    • XML files can again be compared as structures in their entirety.
    • Page Setup can now be invoked from the Print Priview window (available in 1.9.8 Refresh).
    • "When loading Office docs break lines..." preference now properly saved/restored (1.9.8 Refresh).
    • NSToolbar assertion addressed (1.9.8 Refresh).
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Updated documentation.
    • Updated "Compare with DeltaWalker" Automator service installation instructions.
    • Improved integration with Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, SVN and other SCMs and third party apps.
    • Default memory increased from 256MB to 768MB.
    • Lion-specific fixes e.g. common scrollbar visibility, tree header initial rendering, etc.
    • Birds-eye-view visibility issue on Lion (1.9.8 Refresh).
    • Proper folder type detection for mounted drives (1.9.8 Refresh).
    • SCM integratin fine-tunings (1.9.8 Refresh).
Version 1.9.7 | Release Date: 2011-03-21 | Download
  • Stability enhancements release. Free for existing license holders.
  • Notable fixes:
    • Restored proper synchronization operations for large number of files.
    • Dismissing the Replace confirmation dialog can no longer result in data loss.
    • Auto-suggest/auto-complete in the resource path text fields executes on a separate thread now to prevent UI lockup.
    • Subtle folder comparison tree selection and navigation issues.
Version 1.9.6 | Release Date: 2011-02-16 | Download
  • Stability and performance enhancements release. Free for existing license holders.
  • Folder comparison:
    • Updates following synchronization operations are now instant.
    • All standard tree-related shortcuts restored.
    • Intermittent selection problems fixed.
    • Sort column and direction now saved between sessions.
    • Subtle sort issues involving resources with same attributes e.g. size are now fixed.
    • Paths of resources being currently compared are now shown in status bar during comparison.
  • File comparison:
    • Improved character encoding auto-detection.
    • Default encoding on Mac OS X is now UTF-8.
    • Very slow typing in ancestor window in three-way file comparison now fixed.
    • Ability to visualize and compare 4x larger files, including binary files.
  • Remote connectivity:
    • Synchronization operations over remote connections can be initiated at any time.
  • Other notable fixes:
    • Resource URI-s containing non-ASCII characters are now properly saved across sessions.
    • Possible crash at startup due to use of non-ASCII characters as part of session data now fixed.
    • Auto-suggest/auto-complete in the resource path text fields is now snappy even over slow connections.
Version 1.9.5 | Release Date: 2010-12-21 | Download
  • One of the most significant updates to date. Free for existing license holders.
  • Folder comparison:
    • Super-fast.
    • Capable of comparing hundreds of thousands of items.
    • Significantly improved memory consumption.
    • Significantly improved responsiveness throughout - selection, navigation, expansion, sorting, filtering/searching.
    • Drag-selection of items now possible.
    • Sync operations are now performed on fitered tree items.
    • Reports are now generated against filtered items.
    • Difference navigation is done on filtered items.
    • Printing is now WYSIWYG.
  • One-click integration with Git, SVN, Mercurial and Bazaar.
  • Finder context-menu integration (OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard only).
  • Standalone launcher now available, allowing quick launches of subsequent DeltaWalker instances.
  • Remote connectivity
    • FTP connections now default to PASSIVE mode.
    • Other FTP connection improvements.
  • Notable bug fixes:
    • Occasional hangs at the end of folder synchronization operations.
    • Mac OS X and Linux permissions of parents folders not properly transferred during folder sync operations.
    • User's home folder and username are no longer automatically prepended to the initial path.
    • Creating linked reports now works properly.
Version 1.9.1 | Release Date: 2010-06-29 | Download
  • Detailed progress information during file synchronization operations including:
    • Time remaining.
    • Items remaining - count and size, out of total item count and size for a job.
    • Speed.
  • Ability to rename files and folders directly inside folder comparison windows.
  • Ability to delete and rename sessions directly inside the session drop-down windows.
  • Ability to ignore timestamp differences in folder comparison due to daylight savings.
  • Next/Previous Conflict actions for navigating conflicts in three-way comparison.
  • Pathname auto-suggest/content assistant now runs on a separate thread keeping UI responsive at all times.
  • Remote Resource dialog:
    • User's home folder and username are now automatically prepended to the initial path.
    • Improved handling of incorrectly specified connection parameters.
  • Startup-time improvements when multiple sessions are present.
  • Folder comparison performance improvements.
  • Notable bug fixes:
    • Fixed a startup crash caused by corrupted font cache introduced by OS X 10.6.3 update.
    • Fixed infrequent crash during synchronization operations.
    • Fixed a problem with launching comparison sessions of compressed files.
    • New troubleshooting topic on fixing occasional anti-aliasing issue on OS X.
Version 1.9 | Release Date: 2010-03-21 | Download
  • User Interface:
    • 100% Cocoa UI, including the signature Mac toolbar, sheets, etc.
    • New artwork - icons, welcome page, splash screen. Streamlined toolbar organization - folder comparison-specific operations now located on the folder comparison local toolbar.
    • More features, yet simpler and cleaner UI.
  • Session Management:
    • Support for named sessions, session favorites, session search and delete etc.; new "Organize Sessions" window.
    • Session properties are now a snapshot of the preference defaults. This guarantees that next time a session is loaded it'll execute exactly the same way as it did the last time.
    • Preference-controlled ability to load the most recent file & folder comparison sessions on startup. On by default.
    • Fine level of clearing history; new "Clear History" window.
    • Ability to Export and Import sessions.
    • Ability to launch sessions from the command line by specifying their name.
    • Cleaner separation os session properties from preference defaults.
  • Folder Comparison:
    • "Compare To" functionality in folder comparison where you can pick and choose the files/folder for comparison from within a folder comparison window.
    • "Re-Compare Selected" of files and folders.
    • Sorting by name, date, size.
    • Preference-controlled ability to list folders before files.
    • Preference-controlled option for the folder comparison trees at the end of comparison. Trees are now collapsed by default.
    • The folder hierarchies now remember their subnodes' expanded/collapsed state; Cocoa version only.
  • Filters:
    • Unified file and folder filters UI, design and implementation.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Page Orientation (Printing) can now be set from within the Page setup dialog.
    • More accurate vertical sizing of the Birds-eye view in both file and folder comparison.
    • Generating folder comparison reports now respects the filters applied to the folder comparison view.
  • Bug fixes and enhancements:
    • Resolved a deadlock preventing launching of new sub-comparison while main folder comparison was in progress.
    • Fixed infrequent crash/hang during sync operations.
    • Resolved problems logging to remote sites using password containing certain special characters.
    • Improved performance on updates following sync operations.
    • Fixed a resource leak in file comparison that over time could make DeltaWalker's UI irresponsive.
    • Fixed inaccuracies in the time grouping of existing sessions in the session history lists.
Version 1.8.7 | Release Date: 2009-04-16 | Download
  • One-click folder synchronization operations:
    • Update First - copy newer and orphan files from Second folder to First.
    • Update Second - copy newer and orphan files from First folder to Second.
    • Update Both - copy newer and orphan files from either side to the other.
    • Mirror to First - make First folder identical to Second.
    • Mirror to Second - make Second folder identical to First.
  • File copy/move performance and usability improvements:
    • New, more accurate, algorithm for estimating amount of work of individual and combined synchronization operations.
    • Single progress meter for all synchronization operations.
    • Simplified file and folder Confirm Replace dialogs.
    • Confirmation dialogs now have context specific button labels e.g. "Save"/"Don't Save", "Replace"/"Don't Replace" instead of generic "Yes"/"No".
    • Preference-controlled ability to show Confirm Replace dialog only when Shift key is down.
  • Older Date Modified values in folder comparison are shown in dimmed color to indicate lower importance.
  • New shorcut keys in folder comparison:
    • Command/Control+Right Arrow - copy from left to right.
    • Command/Control+Left Arrow - copy from right to left.
    • Esc - stop a comparison in progress.
  • Support for "-merged=" command line parameter used by certain SCMs like Git, Mercurial and Subversion.
  • Detailed instructions incl. shell scripts for integration with Git, Mercurial, and Subversion.
  • New binary file extensions added to Content Type preferences.
  • New preference controlled notifications when file is deleted/moved on disk.
  • Linked report type selection now saved between sessions.
  • Various bug fixes, including:
    • No more out of memory exceptions when creating folder comparison HTML reports of folders containing mid and large binary files.
    • Print Preview no longer gets occasionally disabled.
    • Cursor over horizontal window divider now changes accordingly.
    • Restored Merge button tooltips.
    • Remote Resource dialog no longer freezes when given invalid URI.
    • URI's with unescaped '%' now work properly.
Version 1.8.6 | Release Date: 2009-01-29 | Download
  • Support for text extraction from the following Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and Adobe PDF documents:
    • Word 97-2008 (.doc and .docx)
    • Excel 97-2008 (.xls and .xlsx)
    • PowerPoint 97-2008 (.ppt)
    • Non-encrypted PDF (.pdf)
  • Preference-controlled ability to insert line breaks when loading Office documents.
  • Significant file copy/move performance improvements.
  • Ability to cancel single file copy/move operations.
  • Preference-controlled ability to follow symbolic links or to show/edit them as files in folder and file comparison.
  • Improved Remote File/Folder Dialog:
    • Ability to test connection settings inside the dialog.
    • Escaping of special URI characters e.g. @, !, &, etc.
    • Improved accuracy and display of connection errors.
    • Display of resulting URI.
  • Ability to edit complex URIs i.e. URIs with username and password inside the file/folder comparison URI text entries.
  • Preferences tune-up, incl. new 'Show Last Modified' and 'Show Size' preferences.
  • Bug fixes.
Version 1.8.5 | Release Date: 2008-11-18 | Download
  • Support for comparison sessions. A DeltaWalker session offers a quick way of launching a recent file or folder comparison. It holds all the information required to run that comparison the same way you ran it last time - the pathnames/URIs of the compared files or folders, including username and password, as well as any preferences you might have modified during that session.
  • Significantly improved memory usage for text comparisons.
  • Improved error reporting when attempting to copy/move/delete files on Mac OS X that are locked or require different permissions.
  • Other bug fixes and enhancements.
Version 1.8.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-05 | Download
  • Improved UI responsiveness during folder comparison. Use of throbber inside window tab, instead of progress monitor in status bar.
  • Up to 30% faster folder comparison.
  • New binary file algorithm detection.
  • Content Types preference page showing default file type assignments and allowing manual overwrite.
  • New binary file type detection improved robustness of linked folder comparison report generation.
  • Ability to set root folder in folder comparison.
  • Ability to ignore differences in timestamps smaller than a configurable threshold. Helps eliminate artificial timestamp differences introduced by file systems e.g. FAT32 with low accuracy of their timestamp setting API.
  • Search box now in dedicated area on the right of main toolbar.
  • Bug fixes.
Version 1.8.1 | Release Date: 2008-07-24 | Download
  • File and folder visualization, comparison, and synchronization over WebDAV.
  • Ability to exclude (i.e. add to the list of folder comparison filters) files and/or folders via a right click, paired with easy access to those filters from within folder comparison.
  • Hiding of username and password from display URIs.
  • Improved visibility filters UI.
  • New system tray-based software updates notification mechanism.
  • More prominent indication of the editor/tree with input focus.
  • HTML viewer for HTML files. Now one can view html files as Text as well as in Design mode, as rendered by the default system browser.
  • Visualization and comparison of compressed files within compressed files.
  • Bug fixes.
Version 1.8 | Release Date: 2008-06-10 | Download
  • File visualization and comparison over HTTP(S) plus saving over (S)FTP.
  • Folder comparison and synchronization over (S)FTP.
  • Visualization and comparison of BZ2, EAR, GZ, JAR, TAR, TBZ2, TGZ and ZIP compressed files.
  • Ability to open multiple folder comparison windows within a single application window.
  • Improved folder comparison performance.
  • Improved handling of external file change notifications on Windows.
  • Ability to Save As individual files remotely and locally.
Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2008-04-21 | Download
  • Ability to set last modified date and time of files and folders in folder comparison.
  • Ability to move files.
  • Improved folder comparison performance.
  • Significantly improved folder comparison updates during synchronization.
  • Significantly improved file load time in file comparison.
  • Mac OS X file and folder permissions now transferred during copy/move.
  • Folder comparison Size column now shows folder size.
  • Copy/move operations now use a two-level progress meter. Possible errors are logged and displayed at end of operation.
  • Shortcut keys for merge operations in file comparison.
Version 1.5.9 | Release Date: 2008-02-04 | Download

Performance and stability improvements.

Version 1.5.6 | Release Date: 2008-01-14 | Download
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