Xslimmer

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Version 1.9.4 | Release Date: 2013-10-17 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.9.4.html
Version 1.9.3 | Release Date: 2013-09-06 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.9.3.html
Version 1.9.2 | Release Date: 2013-09-03 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.9.2.html
Version 1.9.1 | Release Date: 2012-08-01 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.9.1.html
Version 1.9 | Release Date: 2012-07-12 | Download

Xslimmer 1.9 adds compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion.

Important: PowerPC-based Macs are no longer supported.

Version 1.8.2 | Release Date: 2011-07-22 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.8.2.html
Version 1.8.1 | Release Date: 2011-07-22 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.8.1.html
Version 1.8 | Release Date: 2011-07-22 | Download

Xslimmer 1.8 improves compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7, Lion.

Version 1.7.9 | Release Date: 2010-08-23 | Download
  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.9 is a maintenance release that fixes a rare bug whereby some apps could not be slimmed even though they were detected as slimmable.

  • Bug Fixes

    • Applications without executable permissions were incorrectly shown as slimmable. A very small number of apps (usually bundled within larger applications) do not have executable permission on their main binary file. These are in fact not well-formed bundles and were ignored by Xslimmer, but they showed up as slimmable after the analysis process. These apps are now shown as unslimmable.

Version 1.7.7 | Release Date: 2010-02-18 | Download
  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.7 adds the option to keep all native host architectures (32 and 64 bits), as explained below. It also solves a very rare crasher that could occur when the applications list was refreshed after modifying Xslimmer's preferences.

  • New Features

    • New option to keep all native host architectures. Even though many Snow Leopard applications are built as 64-bit binaries, there are some situations when they need to be run in 32-bit mode - a typical scenario would be to allow third-party 32-bit plugins to run. Previous versions of Xslimmer already recognized the "Open in 32-bit mode" setting in a per-application basis; however, some times you realize you need to revert an app to 32-bit mode after you have already slimmed it down. Thus, we have created a new global setting that will preserve 32- and 64-bit versions of the code, while still removing code corresponding to other architectures (i.e., Intel-32 and Intel-64 will be preserved in a Snow Leopard computer, but PowerPC versions will be removed). This is now the default. Advanced users may uncheck this option to achieve additional settings in apps they know for sure will not be needed in 32-bit mode.

  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixed rare crasher that could occur when the user modified Xslimmer preferences after having dropped applications to the list, and the space savings were recomputed to take into account the new settings.

Version 1.7.6 | Release Date: 2009-12-12 | Download

Xslimmer 1.7.6 fixes a rare crasher that triggered when an application named Zattoo (but with a different bundle ID than the one that can be downloaded from zattoo.com) is present in the system.

Version 1.7.5 | Release Date: 2009-09-21 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7.5

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.5 fixes two rare crasher issues that were introduced in Xslimmer 1.7.4. First, Xslimmer became confused when trying to slim certain compiled Java classes, which looked like Universal Binaries containing several architectures when in fact they did not. In addition, Xslimmer would rarely (see details below) create HFS-compressed backups and applications that were not correctly flagged as compressed files, thus rendering them useless. This version fixes that problem retroactively, so those malformed backups can be used to restore the original apps.

  • New features

    • Automator preserves Intel-32 and Intel-64 architectures when slimmed. In Snow Leopard, Automator is slimmed in such a way that both Intel architectures are preserved. This is necessary because Automator needs to run in 32-bit mode in order to be able to generate 32-bit applications, which in turn are necessary to integrate 32-bit only third-party applications into the workflow.
  • Bug fixes

    • Xslimmer would stall when dealing with certain compiled Java files. Some Java classes look to the system as if they were Universal Binaries containing several different architectures, when in fact they don't. In this situation, Xslimmer 1.7.4 would stall when analyzing the application that contains any such files. This affected jDownloader, for example. A workaround has been added to check for this issue, and Xslimmer is again able to analyze and slim these apps.
    • Apparently empty backup and slimmed files were created. When the following factors were all true at the same time, Xslimmer was not able to correctly set the HFS flag that indicates the file is compressed:
      • Xslimmer's backup location is a sparse image file, or another type of HFS+ volume that does not allow file ownership to be changed.
      • The application to be slimmed is compressed using the new HFS+ filesystem compression feature introduced in Snow Leopard. Currently, only Apple's bundled Snow Leopard applications are compressed in such a way.
      • The application's folder does not belong to the user running Xslimmer. Again, this is the case for Apple's apps in new installations of Snow Leopard.
      This bug has now been fixed so it won't happen again. In addition, the fix is retroactive, in the sense that Xslimmer 1.7.5 will recognize these malformed backups and will be able to restore the original apps using them. Our apologies for the inconveniences.
  • Localizations

    • Chinese localization improved.
Version 1.7.4 | Release Date: 2009-09-16 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7.4

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.4 preserves 32-bit code for some applications known to rely on third party plugins or extensions that might not yet be available as 64-bit binaries. It will also honor the Finder flags "Open in 32-bit mode" and "Open using Rosetta", keeping the necessary 32-bit code when they have been checked by the user. In addition, Xslimmer 1.7.4 deals better with remote or non-HFS volumes used for backup purposes, as detailed below.

  • New features

    • 32-bit architectures are preserved for some apps. Many applications are being ported to 64 bits in order to take advantage of all features and improvements this technology would bring, especially when running in Snow Leopard. However, some of these apps cannot be deprived of the 32-bit portion of the code, for two different reasons.
      • Some applications need to run third-party plugins that may not be available as 64-bit binaries yet, or need to install themselves as plugins for third party apps. This is the case for Snow Leopard's System Preferences: it will run in 64-bit mode, but will relaunch itself in 32-bit mode when you try to open a third-party 32-bit preference pane. Other notable example is 1Password 3 (currently in beta): it works as a 64-bit plugin for Safari, but needs to install 32-bit plugins for other browsers that are not yet available in 64-bit mode.
      • In other cases, users need to run 32-bit Input Managers that extend the capabilities of otherwise 64-bit capable apps. This is frequent for Safari - even though Safari 4 is able to load plugins in either 32-bit or 64-bit mode (using a separate process), some users run extensions such as Inquisitor or Saft that are not loaded using Safari's plugin architecture, but that rely on code injection mechanisms such as Input Managers. When users want to run these plugins, they need to check the "Open in 32-bit mode" flag in the Finder information window for the target application.
      Popular apps that will have the 32-bit portion of the code preserved include Safari, 1Password 3, Photo Booth, System Preferences and Preview. Most were blacklisted in previous versions of Xslimmer.
    • "Open in 32-bit mode" and "Open using Rosetta" flags are now honored. As explained above, some users need to run specific applications in either 32-bit mode, or using Rosetta's PowerPC emulation engine. Xslimmer will now detect these settings and will keep the architectures required to honor those flags. Thus, if you have a 64-bit application that are running in 32-bit mode to take advantage of Input Managers or other extensions, it will be slimmed to a Universal Binary containing both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the code. Once all plugins are available as 64-bit binaries, you can uncheck the setting and slim it again to remove the no-longer-necessary 32-bit code.
    • A warning is shown when selecting a networked, FAT-32 or non-HFS backup volume. Storing Xslimmer backups in external volumes that are not HFS+ capable could result in losing file attributes of the backed up files, such as user ownership and file permissions. The same effect happens when copying applications manually to those volumes. Most times, restoring from such a location will not have an impact on the application's ability to run; however, some times the application needs to reauthorize itself as a consequence of some of these flags being lost. Xslimmer will now warn you before accepting such a type of backup volume.
  • Bug fixes

    • Instant startup even when remote backup location is not available. Previous versions of Xslimmer would try to repeatedly locate backup locations on startup, in order to set up the History list and restore processes. If some applications had been backed up to a network volume that is not available on startup, Xslimmer would wait a long time before timing out and returning control to the user. This has now been solved, and Xslimmer will react instantly to any operation, even if the backup volume is no longer available.
Version 1.7.3 | Release Date: 2009-09-07 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7.3

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.3 is a bugfix release that solves an issue whereby the slim operation was not performed when slimming Snow Leopard file-system applications that were being backed up to a non-HFS volume and that required admin privileges to be modified. It also reinstates Panther compatibility.

  • Bug fixes

    • Slim operation failed in some circumstances. Xslimmer 1.7.2 introduced a bug that caused Xslimmer to not slim applications when the conditions below were all true. The slimming process failed before modifying any files in the original apps, so they can be properly slimmed with this new release. The factors that triggered this bug were:
      • The application to be slimmed required admin privileges to be modified.
      • The application to be slimmed was a Snow Leopard app compressed using HFS+ native compression (i.e., it was one of the apps bundled in Snow Leopard).
      • The backup destination is a non-HFS volume (i.e., FAT32 and most network shares).
    • Panther compatibility reinstated. We inadvertently introduced code in Xslimmer 1.7 that caused it to crash on Panther machines - we failed to test it properly because most changes were meant to affect Snow Leopard only. Our apologies to all our loyal Panther users.
Version 1.7.2 | Release Date: 2009-09-04 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7.2

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.2 solves a blacklist processing issue that could result in a few blacklisted apps to show up as if they had not been blacklisted. It also fixes a problem introduced in Xslimmer 1.7.1 whereby the new Snow Leopard file system compression was not being correctly applied to slimmed files - our apologies for the oversight.

Version 1.7.1 | Release Date: 2009-09-03 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7.1

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7.1 is a bug-fix and improvement release that builds on top of the Snow Leopard compatibility features added in version 1.7. It works around a limitation in non-HFS or some networked backup volumes that caused the slimming process to be interrupted when such a volume was selected as the Xslimmer backup destination folder. It also solves a problem when activating the compression option for apps that were not originally compressed, which could cause the slimmed apps to fail on launch in some cases. In addition, file modes and permissions are now preserved more faithfully, in order to avoid unnecessary requests for authorization in a few apps, most notably Dropbox.

    Xslimmer 1.7.1 is recommended for all users.

  • Bug fixes

    • Created a workaround to avoid an issue when the backup destination was located in a non-HFS volume. When Xslimmer was configured to perform backups on a FAT32, network share of some other type of non-HFS capable volume, some file system attributes cannot be preserved. This caused file-system compressed apps to not be recreated faithfully in the backup destination. As a consequence, the slim process was interrupted with the message "Slim Operation Failed". A workaround has been implemented to avoid this issue, although it is strongly recommended to use HFS-capable volumes as Xslimmer backup destinations.
    • Improved compatibility of file-system compressed files created by Xslimmer. Xslimmer 1.7 added an advanced option to apply Snow Leopard file system compression on slimmed files. In some cases, the compressed file created by Xslimmer was not fully compatible with the uncompression engine built into the OS, causing the application to fail on launch. Our compression algorithm has been modified to correctly mimic the OS behaviour, thus fixing this incompatibility problem.
    • Improved support for applications with special requirements on group mode permissions. Some applications require special flags to be set on the "group mode" permissions, instead of the more usual owner permissions. This caused some of these apps to ask for authorization after they had been slimmed down with previous versions of Xslimmer. Such is the case of Dropbox, for example. This situation has been fixed in Xslimmer 1.7.1, so you no longer need to enter your password when you first launch Dropbox after having slimmed it.
    • Fixed a rare problem in blacklist processing. In some cases, a handful of applications that were present in Xslimmer's downloadable blacklist showed up after analysis as if they were not blacklisted. This has been fixed in Xslimmer 1.7.1.
Version 1.7 | Release Date: 2009-08-27 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.7

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.7 adds full support for Snow Leopard: 64-bit binaries, code signing rules and native file system compression are correctly dealt with. Some UI adjustments have also been made to better reflect the slimming result for applications that target 32- and 64-bit architectures. Additional bug fixes and improvements have also been included.

    Xslimmer 1.7 is recommended for all users, and required to correctly slim Snow Leopard systems.

  • New features

    • Native file system compression. Snow Leopard achieves significant space savings by using transparent file system compression. All bundled system applications and utilities are installed in a compressed state, although they are transparently uncompressed on the fly without the user ever noticing. Xslimmer 1.7 recognizes and supports this type of compression: if a compressed application is slimmed, then it will be recompressed automatically. Therefore, all system applications in Snow Leopard will still benefit from additional space savings if they are slimmed, notwithstanding their compression status.
    • Optional compression of slimmed binaries. Using the new capability of the file system described above, Xslimmer can now optionally compress slimmed binary files, even if they were not originally compressed. Thus, your installed third party apps can also benefit from this awesome new technology in Snow Leopard. Only executable code will be compressed using this method - other application resources will be left untouched.
    • Accurate disk usage measure. When running on Snow Leopard, Xslimmer will always show you the actual size your applications take up in your disk, even if they take advantage of the new built-in file system compression sported by Snow Leopard. This way you can be absolutely sure about the savings you achieve. Note that Finder and other tools report the uncompressed size, which is the size they will take when copied to another location.
    • Full support for Universal Binaries with multiple Intel architectures. Snow Leopard is not compatible with PowerPC Macs; however, Snow Leopard apps are usually distributed as Universal Binaries that contain 32-bit and 64-bit versions of their Intel code. In addition, developers that want to remain compatible with Leopard may incorporate a PowerPC version too. Xslimmer is prepared to deal with all these cases and will automatically select the best option for your system in a per-application basis, no matter how many versions of the code are bundled in your apps.
    • Visual display of the slimmed architecture. Xslimmer will now show the architecture width of your slimmed apps: you will be able to determine if an app has been slimmed to Intel 32, Intel 64, PowerPC 32 or PowerPC 64. Tweaks in the Information drawer have also been added.
    • Xslimmer will now detect whether it is running from a read-only volume. Running from a read-only volume, such as a mounted .dmg file, prevented Xslimmer from authorizing its helper tool, which resulted in failure to slim apps that require administration privileges to be modified. Xslimmer will now detect this condition and offer to copy itself to the /Applications folder and relaunch from that location.

    New localizations

    • Xslimmer is now available in Simplified Chinese. Many thanks to Markerz Li for his terrific help!

    Specific Snow Leopard blacklist updates

    • In Snow Leopard, System Preferences has been blacklisted. Otherwise, it could not run in 32-bit mode (on 64-bit machines) to load 32-bit preference panes.
Version 1.6.5 | Release Date: 2009-07-20 | Download

Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.6.5

  • Description

    Xslimmer 1.6.5 adds the ability to slim mixed 64bit/32bit applications produced with recent versions of the Mac OS X developer tools, and that target both Leopard and Snow Leopard systems. This increases compatibility with both versions of Mac OS X and ensures Xslimmer remains fully prepared for the upcoming release of Snow Leopard. Xslimmer 1.6.5 is strongly recommended for all users running Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • New features

    • Xslimmer recognizes and correctly deals with 64bit/32bit applications produced with recent versions of Xcode. Although Xslimmer has handled mixed binaries for a long time, the way those apps are packaged and registered in the system is being fine-tuned in preparation for the release of Snow Leopard by Apple. Recent, popular apps that are already being packaged to target both Leopard and Snow Leopard systems could not be slimmed properly with previous versios of Xslimmer. This update brings support for the new packaging attributes, and ensures compatibility with Leopard and the current beta/development versions of Snow Leopard. Some of the most popular applications that can now be reliably slimmed again include Tweetie for Mac, the most recent version of AirPort Utility, and others.
Version 1.6.4 | Release Date: 2009-07-08 | Download
http://www.xslimmer.com/download/XslimmerReleaseNotes_1.6.4.html
Version 1.6.4 | Release Date: 2009-07-07 | Download

Description

Xslimmer 1.6.4 is a maintenance release that incorporates several improvements in the User Interface. It also fixes a bug that affected applications with Unicode (not ASCII) characters in their names, if those apps required admin authorization to be slimmed.

  • Bug fixes

    • Applications with Unicode characters in their names that belong to other users can now be properly slimmed. This problem was introduced in Xslimmer 1.6.2, and made it impossible to slim apps that contained non-ASCII characters in their names, if those apps required admin privileges to be slimmed. Xslimmer would stop the slim process when dealing with one of those apps, and would not indicate that an error had occurred. This has now been fixed so those apps can be slimmed again.
    • Error handling. In some situations, Xslimmer would fail to report a problem when trying to slim one app. This has been fixed: slim failures are now properly reported so that the user knows what's going on.
  • Feature improvements

    • Xslimmer will no longer regain focus after the Genie analysis is complete. It will let you know the operation is complete using other mechanisms, including Growl, sound and dock icon bouncing, but will not disrupt your work.
    • Multiple apps can now be selected in the main list. This will allow you to use the Genie, then quickly remove apps you don't want to slim.
    • When adding an application to the list, the previously used location will be remembered.
    • Some texts have been rewritten for improved clarity.
  • Version 1.6.3 | Release Date: 2009-02-04 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.6.3 is a localization improvement update. The following localizations have been updated: Japanese, Swedish, Finnish, Italian.

    Version 1.6.2 | Release Date: 2008-11-15 | Download
    Xslimmer 1.6.2 is a bug fix release that solves a crash problem that occurred when handling application bundles with lots of files. This bug was introduced in the release of Xslimmer 1.6.1. Tiger systems were more prone to be affected by the problem.
    Version 1.6.1 | Release Date: 2008-11-02 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.6.1 is a bug fix release that solves some issues introduced in the recent release of Xslimmer 1.6. A crasher that could arise in some situations has been solved. Tiger and Panther compatibility issues, which sometimes caused Xslimmer to act as if the user had cancelled the authorization request dialog, have also been fixed. Many thanks to Bradley, Eric and others for helping us identify these problems!

  • Feature improvements

    • Backup and history management. Backup locations are now tracked using Finder aliases. This means that you can archive your backups to an external volume, or move them around in your disk as you please without losing Xslimmer's ability to find them and restore your apps. Your existing History data will be quickly upgraded to the new format the first time you run Xslimmer 1.6: this way, the backups you already have will be supported too. Note, however, that tracking occurs after the conversion has taken place, so Xslimmer might not be able to locate backups you have already moved around.Thanks Chris Hanson for BDAlias, which is being used to support this feature!
    • Authentication process. Previous versions of Xslimmer requested admin credentials when apps that needed them were found. If only a handful of the apps to be slimmed required authorization, this could result in your password being requested multiple times, due to authorization expiration time being hit. In addition, the password was requested midway through the process, thus possibly interrupting your work outside Xslimmer. A new authorization system has been implemented: your credentials, if needed, will be requested as soon as you hit the "Slim" button, and they will be cached all throughout the process. Of course, if you decide not to grant admin permissions, only those apps that can be modified by your user account will be modified, and no more questions will be asked.
  • Bug fixes

    • File ownership/mode not accurately preserved in rare occasions. Xslimmer 1.5.3 would sometimes not correctly preserve all metadata information of slimmed files. This was an infrequent problem; in addition, most times it had no impact on the slimmed app. A few apps, however, were reported for blacklist inclusion due to this bug, when in fact they should not need to be blacklisted. Thanks a lot to Thomas Clement, the author of TimeMachineEditor, for alerting us about this issue!
    • Potential crash fixed. A rare crasher that could happen on a disk error condition has been prevented.
    • Other minor bugs solved.
  • Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2008-10-27 | Download
    • Description

      Xslimmer 1.6 improves history management to keep track of backups even if you move them to a new location from outside Xslimmer. The authentication process has also been improved: when admin credentials are required, they will be requested once at the beginning of the slim process, instead of multiple times as apps that require admin privileges are encountered. Many other bugs have been fixed. The improved workflow and reliability make Xslimmer 1.6 a recommended upgrade for all users.

    • Feature improvements

      • Backup and history management. Backup locations are now tracked using Finder aliases. This means that you can archive your backups to an external volume, or move them around in your disk as you please without losing Xslimmer's ability to find them and restore your apps. Your existing History data will be quickly upgraded to the new format the first time you run Xslimmer 1.6: this way, the backups you already have will be supported too. Note, however, that tracking occurs after the conversion has taken place, so Xslimmer might not be able to locate backups you have already moved around.Thanks Chris Hanson for BDAlias, which is being used to support this feature!
      • Authentication process. Previous versions of Xslimmer requested admin credentials when apps that needed them were found. If only a handful of the apps to be slimmed required authorization, this could result in your password being requested multiple times, due to authorization expiration time being hit. In addition, the password was requested midway through the process, thus possibly interrupting your work outside Xslimmer. A new authorization system has been implemented: your credentials, if needed, will be requested as soon as you hit the "Slim" button, and they will be cached all throughout the process. Of course, if you decide not to grant admin permissions, only those apps that can be modified by your user account will be modified, and no more questions will be asked.
    • Bug fixes

      • File ownership/mode not accurately preserved in rare occasions. Xslimmer 1.5.3 would sometimes not correctly preserve all metadata information of slimmed files. This was an infrequent problem; in addition, most times it had no impact on the slimmed app. A few apps, however, were reported for blacklist inclusion due to this bug, when in fact they should not need to be blacklisted. Thanks a lot to Thomas Clement, the author of TimeMachineEditor, for alerting us about this issue!
      • Potential crash fixed. A rare crasher that could happen on a disk error condition has been prevented.
      • Other minor bugs solved.
    Version 1.5.3 | Release Date: 2008-06-01 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.5.3 eliminates the need to restart your system after having slimmed signed applications that access the Keychain, thus avoiding the problem of certain apps apparently forgetting their keychain-stored passwords until the next reboot, if they had been used prior to slimming. It also includes a fix for a potential crash that could happen when installing a license containing a malformed date format.

    Core slim improvements

    • Signed apps no longer seem to forget their keychain-stored passwords. When slimming signed applications that store passwords in the Keychain, they sometimes seemed to forget them until the next reboot. This was caused by the system caches becoming confused after the application files had been modified, and thus only happened if the applications had been used before slimming them. The slim process has been reworked to avoid this effect, so the user should no longer need to reboot after slimming signed apps.
    • Improved fidelity to original app file attributes. The slim process will try to replicate whenever possible the original file attributes, such as modification time stamps, of slimmed files.

    Bug fixes

    • Potential crasher fixed. Previous versions of Xslimmer could potentially crash when trying to register a license containing a malformed date format. Such a license has never been issued, so no users have been affected by this bug.
    Version 1.5.2 | Release Date: 2008-04-21 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.5.2 improves the previously existing support for Leopard code-signing technology, making it possible to safely slim signed applications that access the keychain, such as Adium or Mail.app. In addition, the registration window now allows the user to remotely retrieve his license using his purchase data, even if his license file was not received by email. This upgrade is recommended to all users.

  • New features

    • Support for signed apps that access the keychain. Even though previous versions of Xslimmer recognized apps signed with Leopard's new code signing technology, slimming was not fully reliable if those apps happened to use the keychain. Apps such as Mail.app or the recently released Adium 1.2.4 asked for account passwords every time they were launched. This has been fixed in this release after we have been able to test with the increasing number of signed applications being made available. As a result, Xslimmer is now fully compliant with the code signing specification, and compatibility has been greatly improved in Leopard. Apps like Safari, Adium or Mail.app, some of which had been blacklisted in previous versions, can now be safely slimmed.
    • Remote License Key Retrieval. Our customers can now optionally retrieve their license file directly from within Xslimmer, using the email address they used for the purchase and the transaction ID returned in PayPal's receipt. This will make it easier to work around cases where our emails are delayed or never delivered because of hazards such as mails being classified as spam, or attachments not being accepted by some organizations. License delivery delays are a frequent cause of unnecessary frustration that we are trying to solve with this additional registration option.
    • Minor visual improvements
  • Version 1.5.1 | Release Date: 2008-02-25 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.5.1 increases compatibility with some apps by improving the 64-bit handling logic and being resilient to not perfectly well-formed application bundles, as detailed below. Some visual improvements have also been performed.

    Changes in this version

    • Adjustments in 64-bit handling code. Some weeks after the release of Leopard, real-life 64-bit code is starting to show. We've identified several apps whose main process is compiled for 32-bit Intel processors, but nevertheless include third party libraries compiled with support for 64-bit architectures. In this situation, only the 32-bit version of the code will run; however, previous versions of Xslimmer preserved the 64-bit version of the libraries on capable machines. This has been changed so that the best architecture available for the main binary will also be the target to apply to the rest of libraries and frameworks in the bundle. As a result, compatibility of Xslimmer with these mixed-binary apps is increased.
    • Support for redundant or malformed localization folders. Some applications include duplicate localization folders that target the same actual localization. For example, we've found apps containing "en.lproj" and "English.lproj" folders, both of them containing resources that apply to the same English language version of the app. In previous versions of Xslimmer, one of the folders was deleted if the user chose to keep his apps in English language only. In Xslimmer 1.5.1, all folders that contain resources for the chosen languages will be kept, even if the bundle structure sports a non-standard layout.
    • Nested applications in Xslimmer backups are automatically ignored by the Genie.
    • Visual improvements. The status bar text showed too deep a shadow in Leopard 10.5.2, which has been fixed. This effect was a consequence of a previous workaround in our code to overcome a bug that affected Leopard 10.5 and 10.5.1 :)
    • Localizations. There was a typo in the Dutch translation of the Slim! button. The label is now correctly shown as Afslanken!
    Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2008-02-03 | Download

    New features

    • Improved GUI, clearer and more Leopard-like. It features a new gray theme in which the bottom buttons are more evident, it sports a new LCD Panel and it integrates the historical information on the "back" of the main window.
      • New LCD panel with overall status information, showing total progress and savings in real time, as well as an overall progress bar. This new component will better convey operation progress for either the analysis or the slimming phase.
      • Improvements in blacklist window: sorting, filtereng and window resizing are now allowed.
      • Window resizing and position saving. Xslimmer main window can now be resized to the customer's liking. Sizing and Positioning info will now be saved as preferences and recovered each time Xslimmer is run.
      • The main window can be flipped to show historical data in its back, which eliminates the need for a separate window.
      • Many minor improvements. Tooltips for buttons, shortcut keys for excluding and revealing an application, etc.
    • Authorization. Applications that the user cannot overwrite can now be slimmed, if the user provides administration credentials. Xslimmer will inform the user if applications are encountered that will require authorization to be slimmed. If that's the case, permission will be asked upon slimming the first of those applications.
    • Seamless backups. Backups are no longer identified by Mac OS as applications.
    • Low disk space verification. The user is warned if a slim operation could result in a low disk space condition, which could happen if the backup option is enabled and the user is trying to slim several applications at once.
    • Backup folder creation. A backup folder will now be automatically created for the user if he chooses to enable the feature and does not provide a value for the setting. Previously, backed up applications were saved in his home directory.

    Bugs solved

    • Language preferences. Language preferences automatically synchronized with changes in System Language Preferences (thanks to Elena for reporting this)
    • Involuntary application install. Xslimmer does no longer install apps from dmg if the request comes from executing the Genie.
    Version 1.2.8 | Release Date: 2007-12-02 | Download

    Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.2.8

    • Description

      Xslimmer 1.2.8 honors the code signing technology introduced in Leopard, intended to ensure the integrity of applications. Xslimmer will not slim signed resources whose signature integrity has been required as "mandatory" by the developer. Most signed applications will still show important space savings, since it is usually not necessary to sign all of their components and resources.

    • New Features

      • Code signed resources are now correctly dealt with. Xslimmer will analyze code signed resources to avoid modifying any required components whose integrity is required by the developer. Preserving signed resources will help ensure the long-term reliability of Xslimmer, as new applications start to embrace Leopard's code signing technology.
    Version 1.2.7 | Release Date: 2007-11-18 | Download

    Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.2.7

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.7 improves Leopard support by automatically excluding Time Machine paths from the analysis process. Upgrading is recommended for all Leopard users, or those that wish to slim disks that contain Time Machine volumes.

    • New features

      • Time Machine paths automatically excluded. The Genie will no longer waste time looking at your Time Machine backups. Even though the backups were not eligible to be slimmed down, the analysis process could take a very long time to complete.
    Version 1.2.6 | Release Date: 2007-11-01 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.6 is a release that includes support for 64-bit binaries in Leopard, improves reliability, compatibility, and solves a bug that could cause Xslimmer to crash in case apps for iPhone/iPod touch where dropped onto Xslimmer. Upgrading is strongly recommended for all Xslimmer users.

    Notes

    • Time Machine Users please exclude the Time Machine backup path in Xslimmer preferences. Even though Xslimmer will not slim TM apps, it will analyze them, resulting in an overall performance decrease for Genie users.

    New features

    • 64-bit recognition and slimming. Xslimmer will now correctly recognize 64-bit applications on Leopard, and will keep the 64-bit binary in 64-bits capable Macs.
    • ARM and other types of architectures are correctly managed. When an iPhone application is dropped onto Xslimmer, it will be shown with an special ARM chip graphic. Xslimmer will not slim it. The same will ocurr with other types of architectures that are not Mac-native.

    Bugs solved

    • 64-bits binaries no longer slimmed as 32-bit. Leopard users with 64-bit machines, will now get the correct version of the application binaries.
    • OS Version in reports is no longer capped to 10.4.9 for Tiger. Previous Xslimmer versions reported Mac OS 10.4.10 as Mac OS 10.4.9. This is no longer the case.
    Version 1.2.5 | Release Date: 2007-08-25 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.5 is a bug-fix release that improves reliability, compatibility and solves a rare but severe bug that caused some licenses to not be recognized properly. Upgrading is recommended for all Xslimmer users.

    New features

    * Drop ignores excluded paths. When dropping folders or using the app finder Genier, Xslimmer will ignore excluded paths. Previously, apps inside those folders were analyzed and shown to the user as not eligible for slimming.

    Bugs solved

    * No more rejected licenses. Xslimmer 1.2.4 was affected by a rare bug in AquaticPrime, the otherwise wonderful licensing library we use for encryption. This bug affected a handful of users whose licenses were wrongfully rejected, even if they had been purchased prior to the release of Xslimmer 1.2.4. After our development of a solution, Lucas Newman (AquaticPrime's author) has been so kind to squeeze some time from his iPhone development efforts to approve the change and commit it to his code.
    * Missing resource files no longer cause Xslimmer to crash. One of our illustrious users reported a crash that happened when some resource files (such is icons) were not present inside Xslimmer's application bundle. This reminds us that things that should not happen, may well happen anyway, so we've built additional checks into our code to avoid this sort of problems.
    * Locked files are now handled correctly. Applications that contain locked or immutable files (those with the uchg flag set, if you bear the snobism) were not recognized properly, which resulted in Xslimmer displaying them as slimmable, but then failing to slim them down. This happened to very few applications, one example being Microsoft Windows Media Player for Mac OS X.

    Version 1.2.4 | Release Date: 2007-05-19 | Download
    • Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.4 adds a visual indication for applications where additional information is available, which allows you to review all details before proceeding to slim your apps. In addition, many localizations have been improved and a new one (Swedish) has been added.

    • New features

    Detailed app information. A visual warning sign is displayed on top of the icons of applications where additional information is available. For example, some applications with access to the Keychain have to be reauthorized: this fact, if available, is made known to the user in advance. This new feature complements the ability to display detailed information that was released in the previous version of Xslimmer, and is another step to provide the user confidence on the actions performed to be performed.

    • Localizations

    Swedish: new localization!. Thanks a lot, Joakim!
    Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch: updated localizations. New strings (including software update messages) translated.

    Version 1.2.3 | Release Date: 2007-04-21 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.3 adds a lot of UI improvements. Optional sorting headers have been included, and a detailed information drawer can also be displayed for each app. Besides displaying application details, this drawer will be used to warn the user in advance about any particular situation he should be aware of before slimming the application, such as the need to reauthorize access to the Keychain. Many other UI details have been made to provide an improved user experience. In addition, Xslimmer is now available in two more languages: Dutch and Japanese.

    New features

    • Detailed app information. Detailed application information is displayed in a side "drawer" when using the "Info" action from the toolbar or the secondary click (aka right-click) menu. Besides application size and characteristics, the user is shown details about any minor effects that would arise after slimming the application. For example, some applications with access to the Keychain have to be reauthorized: this fact, if available, is made known to the user in advance.
    • Single application slimming. Apps can now be slimmed down individually, using the corresponding action in the drawer, or selecting that option with a secondary click on the application's row in the main list. Using the Slim! button in the main window still triggers the operation on all the apps in the list.
    • Column headers, sorting. The application list now features column headers, providing the option to sort the applications using your criteria of choice. Displaying the sorting header is optional: the option can be toggled from the Gear menu at the bottom of the list.
    • App exclusion is now accesible through the toolbar, secondary click menu, or information drawer.
    • New designs for several icons and for the progress bars.
    • Two new localizations: Japanese, Dutch.
    • Delete, Backspace keys now remove applications from the list.
    • History is automatically resorted after slim has finished, and the previously selected criteria is kept.
    • History and backup purging are no longer enabled by default.

    New Localizations

    • Dutch
    • Japanese
    Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2007-02-24 | Download

    Description

    Xslimmer 1.2.2 improves the language stripping features introduced in version 1.2.0, increasing reliability of the process. Thanks a lot to all the users that reported bugs and suggestions, your help has been instrumental to achieve a mature implementation of the new language stripping features.

    In addition, UI tweaks and improvements have been made.

    Changes in 1.2.2

    • Development localization is always preserved. If the application bundle contains a default "development localization", that language will be always preserved, in addition to the rest of languages the user asks to keep. Resources for the development localization are sometimes used as fallback defaults when the localized version of the elements cannot be found. Preserving this localization increases reliability significantly.
    • Language variants bugfix. If the language list in the International section of the System Preferences contained language "variants" (such as British or Australian English, for examples), Xslimmer sometimes selected the wrong version of the language to keep (English, for instance) instead of the correct variant.
      Application list refresh. Application attributes and space saving estimates will be automatically recomputed if the user changes Xslimmer Preferences that affect those values.
    • Backup folder in mounted volumes bugfix. Setting the backup location to a folder in a mounted volume (such as a external disk) could cause Xslimmer to crash in some circumstances. We are very grateful to Arron, who was instrumental in tracking this down.
      Rare Xslimmer license bug. Some license files triggered an extremely rare bug that caused Xslimmer to think it was an expired beta instead of a fully registered version. Thanks a lot, Michael, for helping us find this out.
    • Amendment compatibility. Amendment (http://www.amendmentapp.com/) is implemented as an Input Manager plugin that gets loaded an run when any Cocoa application is launched by the system. Their implementation modifies some internal attributes of Xslimmer main window that caused our application to think it had to quit. A workaround has been implemented in Xslimmer until the Amendment developers fix their code. We would have never discovered this without Dan's help, thanks a lot!
    • Genie and History buttons. The App Finder Genie and Application History features can now be launched from buttons in the toolbar.
    • First slim warning rewritten. We've rewritten the message shown to the user the first time he clicks the "Slim!" button, making it clearer and adding the option to enable backups directly from that dialog. This was a very reasonable suggestion from Paul.
    • Spanish translation improved. A couple of messages in the Spanish version of Xslimmer were still showing in English. This has been corrected now.
    Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2007-02-15 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.2.1 is a maintenance release that solves a bug detected after launch of version 1.2.0. The bug could cause Xslimmer to remove all localizations of some apps in certain circumstances, rendering those applications unusable. This was the case, for example, for users whose preferred language was British English and decided to keep one language.

    Version 1.2.0 | Release Date: 2007-02-14 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.2.0 is a major new version that allows you to remove unwanted language packs in addition to architectures not necessary for your machine. This improvement dramatically increases the amount of space you will recover, unless your polyglot needs really require dozens of translations for every app in your hard disk!

    • New features
      + Language stripping. Mac OS X makes it easy for developers to localize their applications to a variety of languages. This is great, but many of us tend to speak only a handful of languages, and most of us are easily satisfied with one or two of them. If you compare this with the 21 languages supported by Adium, or the 15 in Apple's own Safari, you'll see how much space is being eaten by languages that, while interesting, you'll never use. Xslimmer 1.2 allows you to easily select how many languages you want to preserve and will remove the rest, thus greatly increasing the amount of disk space you'll free.
      This new feature easily fits into Xslimmer's familiar and friendly UI, that shows you exactly what is about to happen before performing any action. All safety nets developed into the classical Xslimmer continue to be in place: application backups, public downloadable blacklist for those applications that check themselves, and your own personal exclusion list where you can add those important applications you don't really feel comfortable tinkering with.
      + Send apps to exclusion list. A new menu option allows you to easily add applications to your personal list of excluded ones, directly from the Xslimmer window. If you detect an application you'd like to protect after you have dropped it, this new option is much easier than opening Xslimmer Preferences, locating the app in your file system, and dragging it to the Excluded tab in the Preferences window. A toolbar button (Louie is working on the icon :) will be added in a future release to make this more obvious. Thanks a lot, Vincent, for the suggestion!
      + Quicksilver integration. Thanks to a suggestion from one of our beta testers, a few lines of configuration have been added to Xslimmer that allow it to become a target for Quicksilver's "Open with..." feature. This way, applications can be quickly sent to Xslimmer to be slimmed down. Thanks a lot, Richard, for this and many other valuable suggestions!
      + UI improvements. A variety of minor UI improvements have been added that contribute to (we hope) a sound, consistent and polished user experience. Icons have been slightly changed, the appearance and dimensions of the main window have been tweaked, and many other small details have been modified. We'll always strive to improve the UI in future releases, everything can always be made even more user-friendly.
      + Localizations. Xslimmer is now available in English, Spanish, French and Italian! Of course, you can always slim Xslimmer itself to keep the language you prefer :)
    Version 1.1.6 | Release Date: 2006-12-25 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.1.6 is a maintenance release that solves a bug in the new Preferences system introduced in release 1.1.5. In 1.1.5, if the user did not open the Preferences before slimming and tried to use the "Drop from Disk Image" feature, Xslimmer would incorrectly state that the installation location was not writable. Similarly, the backup location was not detected as a writable folder unless the user visited the Preferences. Many thanks to Andrew Rylchyk for reporting this issue.

    Version 1.1.5 | Release Date: 2006-12-23 | Download
    • Description
      Xslimmer 1.1.5 features a new option to slim applications immediately after the analysis phase is finished, without waiting for the user to press the Slim button. This option is accessible from a revamped Preferences pane, that offers much more flexibility to fine-tune several operation details. In addition, a rare bug that could cause Xslimmer to crash has been fixed.
    • New features
      + Direct Slim feature. Have Xslimmer automatically slim all applications you drop, no questions asked. After the analysis phase is over, Xslimmer will proceed to the Slim phase without waiting for user confirmation. Of course, applications in the public blacklist or in the user's private list of exclusions will not be processed.
      + Revamped Preferences. Preferences have been organized in new category panes with the intent to make it possible to access many new options in an user-friendly way. New options include access to the "Direct Slim" feature, the ability to ignore not slimmable applications instead of displaying them in the window, or details such as the possibility to disable all sounds.
      + Other UI improvements. Pressing Cancel while Xslimmer is analyzing a list of dropped objects only stopped after completing all the items in the current folder being analyzed. Now, the process is much more responsive because it stops after the current application has been analyized.
    • Bugs fixed
      A rare bug that could cause Xslimmer to crash has been solved. This happened when adding applications to the history log after they had been slimmed down, and was introduced in version 1.1.4 of Xslimmer.
    • Blacklist update
      DiskWarrior, Drive Genius, REALbasic 2006 have been added to the public blacklist. Thanks to all reporters!
    Version 1.1.4 | Release Date: 2006-12-15 | Download
    • Description
      + Xslimmer 1.1.4 adds several new features that make it even easier and safer to slim down your applications. A history log with a list of all the applications processed by Xslimmer is now available. From this list, you can restore applications from their backup locations, and you can even report them to the Xslimmer team to consider their inclusion in the downloadable blacklist of protected apps. A noteworthy UI improvement is the use of the Growl framework for notifications.
    • New features
      + History log window. A list with all the applications the user has ever slimmed down is now available from the Applications menu. Details that include the space saved for each application are shown, along with the total space saved in all Xslimmer usage history (well, mostly, only data slimmed with version 1.1.4 onwards is recorded :)
      + Restore function. Should some application cease to function properly after being slimmed down (due to the integrity checks some apps perform on themselves) it can now be restored from the history log window. Granted, of course, that the backup preference was enabled when the slim operation took place.
      + Report function. Not only can applications be restored, but they can also be reported as troublesome for the benefit of other users that might encounter similar problems. Reported applications will be reviewed by the Xslimmer team for inclusion in the downloadable blacklist of protected applications.
      + Growl support. If the Growl notifications framework is installed, it will be used for Xslimmer notifications instead of the various beeps, bounces and whistles in place before.
    • Bugs fixed
      + No outstanding bugs are known at this time. Yay!
    • Blacklist update
      + VisualHub has been added to the blacklist. As reported, registration fails after the application has been slimmed down.
    Version 1.1.3 | Release Date: 2006-12-04 | Download

    Release Notes for Xslimmer 1.1.3

    • Description
      Xslimmer 1.1.3 is compatible with Panther (Mac OS X 10.3.9). An important albeit rare bug has also been fixed, which caused Xslimmer to crash upon dropping Civilization III.
    • New features
      + Panther compatibility! Xslimmer is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9. Hope you find this useful, Andrew :)
    • Bugs fixed
      + Civilization III no longer causes Xslimmer to crash This problem was caused by binary files that contain the Universal Binary "magic" identifier but no architecture info, as found in some Java .class files used by Civ 3. The code that checks for architecture info has been fixed and tested heavily, even with garbage input, and no further problems have been detected. Thanks Woei for reporting this!
      + Solved display bug in blacklist. Immediately after an update of the blacklist, the columns "versions" and "updated" where not shown correctly.
    • Blacklist update
      + All versions of Ultralingua have been added to the blacklist. Previously, only Ultralingua 6.0.1 was included, but Jonathan discovered problems with version 5 too. Thanks again, Jonathan!
    Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2006-11-26 | Download
    • Dock-drop feature: applications can now be dropped to Xslimmer's dock icon, making it even easier to slim them down. Apps can also be dropped on the application icon.
    • Performance improvements when dragging folders containing thousands of files. The implementation is faster and requires far less memory. This is the only heavy-duty loop that had not been optimized to low-level C code yet.
    • Window animations and transictions improved. They are now smoother, clearer and the code is simpler, making it easier to port to Panther in a future release. Thanks to Ankur for suggestions.
    Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2006-11-18 | Download
    • Description
      + Xslimmer 1.1.1 solves the /Applications/AppleScript folder bug, introduced recently and discovered after launch of Xslimmer 1.1
    • Bugs fixed
      + /Applications/AppleScript folder is slimmed correctly and no longer causes Xslimmer to crash.
    Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2006-11-18 | Download
    • Description

    After three weeks of public beta, version 1.1 is the first commercial release of Xslimmer! Thanks to everybody for all your comments, ideas, suggestions and support. We hope you enjoy Xslimmer as much as we have enjoyed writing it!

    • Relevant new features added since private beta
      + Downloadable blacklist. Some applications perform integrity checks on themselves for anti-piracy or security reasons, and they do not work properly after being stripped of the binary code for foreign architectures. This feature automatically downloads the latest information about applications known to fail and places them in a blacklist, thus decreasing the likelihood to encounter problems.
      + Huge performance improvements. Files analyzed about six times faster, memory consumption greatly reduced.
      + Universal Binaries with only one, or more than two architectures are supported.
      + Registration system improved. Licenses can be issued for a range of valid versions. A warning is displayed if an application upgrade would invalidate an existing license.
      + Many UI improvements. Estimated savings displayed for each application that can be slimmed, new messages included for increased clarity, new icons used in the toolbar, ...
    • Important bugs solved since private beta
      + PureFTPd Manager does no longer cause Xslimmer to crash! This was an issue related to directory access permissions.
      + DivX Player 1.0.1 does no longer cause Xslimmer to crash! This was caused by a bug in the code that reads the UB header format.
      + "Slim operation failed" fixed. This appeared sometimes after dropping a huge number of apps.
      + Solved '0b' size display bug that only occurred on some PowerPC systems. Applications where slimmed correctly even if their original size, projected savings or actual savings were incorrectly displayed as '0b'.
      + Dropping applications over an existing list would reset the projected savings count. Thanks, Sandra, for reporting this!
      + Rare UB files that contain just a single architecture (as created sometimes by lipo) are now recognized properly.
      + Some options (Prefs, registration, check for updates) disabled while processing dropped files or while slimming down apps.
      + Two strings overlapped on the status message when adding new apps to the list.
    Version 1.0.10.RC2 | Release Date: 2006-11-14 | Download

    Solved the bug by which dropping applications over an existing list would reset the projected savings count. Thanks, Sandra, for reporting this!

    Version 1.0.9.RC2 | Release Date: 2006-11-13 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.0.9 RC2 is a maintainance release that builds upon the huge performance improvements added in the previous version to further increase stability. All the outstanding bugs have been solved, and some feature improvements have been introduced. This is expected to be the last public beta version. The commercial release is planned for November 18th!

    Solved '0b' size display bug that only occurred on some PowerPC systems. Applications where slimmed correctly even if their original size, projected savings or actual savings were incorrectly displayed as '0b'.

    Version 1.0.8.RC2 | Release Date: 2006-11-12 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.0.8 RC2 is a maintainance release that builds upon the huge performance improvements added in the previous version to further increase stability. All the outstanding bugs have been solved, and some feature improvements have been introduced. This is expected to be the last public beta version. The commercial release is planned for November 18th!

    • New features
      + Total estimated savings displayed in main window.
      + Universal Binaries with only one, or more than two architectures are now supported.
      + Registration system improved. Licenses can be issued for a range of valid versions. A warning is displayed if an application upgrade would invalidate an existing license.
    • Bugs solved
      + PureFTPd Manager does no longer cause Xslimmer to crash! This was an issue related to directory access permissions.
      + Rare UB files that contain just a single architecture (as created sometimes by lipo) are now recognized properly.
    Version 1.0.7.RC2 | Release Date: 2006-11-08 | Download

    Xslimmer 1.0.7 RC2 provides huge performance improvements and a new downloadable blacklist mechanism! Except for minor changes, it will be very close to the first commercial release.

    • New features
      + Blacklist feature. Some applications perform integrity checks on themselves for anti-piracy or security reasons, and they do not work properly after being stripped of the binary code for foreign architectures. This feature automatically downloads the latest information about applications known to fail and places them in a blacklist, thus decreasing the likelihood to encounter problems.
      + Increased performance. Xslimmer now processes dragged files about three times faster, and takes up a lot less memory! Even low-end machines can now effortlessly handle huge Applications folders.
      + More detailed information. Xslimmer will now show you the estimated size each application will have, and the total amount of space you will save in all the applications you drag on its UI.
      + Other minor UI improvements.
    • Extended license for all beta users
      All beta users can now download a complete license to test all Xslimmer features, valid until November 22nd. Please, download it from http://www.xslimmer.com/, and double-click on the file to activate the new license.
    Version 1.0.6.RC1 | Release Date: 2006-11-04 | Download
    • Bugs solved
      + "Slim operation failed" bug fixed, which appeared after dropping a huge number of apps.
      + Two strings overlapped on the status message when adding new apps to the list.
    • Known problems
      + World of Warcraft cannot be slimmed down (it checks itself upon startup), but has not yet been added to the list of excluded applications.
      + Rare UB files that contain just a single architecture (as created sometimes by lipo) are not recognized properly.
    Version 1.0.5.RC1 | Release Date: 2006-11-03 | Download
    • Bugs solved
      + Crash after dropping DivX Player 1.0.1 solved
      + Activity Monitor, Xtorrent, NewsFire added to list of excluded apps.
      + Some options (Prefs, registration, check for updates) are now disabled while processing dropped files or while slimming down apps.
    • Known problems
      + Slim operation failed" after dropping a huge number of apps.
      + Wrong behaviour with rare, UB files that contain just a single architecture.
    Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2006-11-01 | Download
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    Version 1.0b | Release Date: 2006-10-31 | Download
    No changes specified
    Version 1.1.8 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download
    • Description
      Xslimmer 1.1.8 takes advantage of the new, slicker UI introduced in version 1.1.7 to add the ability to purge history data and backups. In addition, all code and resources have been prepared for localization, and for the first time, Xslimmer is offered in two languages: English and Spanish. Expect new languages to be added soon!
    • New features
      + History Purge. You can now purge the history log that stores details of old slim operations, including application backups saved before slimming. You can use Xslimmer Preferences to set up how much time you want to preserve old data, or you can manually purge it using the new "Gear" menu in the Histoy window.
      + Spanish Localization. Xslimmer is now available in Spanish! This is the first time Xslimmer has been localized to a language other than English. All code and resources are now prepared to support different translations, so you can expect new localizations in the upcoming weeks.
      + UI tweaks. Taking advantage of the simplified, slicker UI introduced in version 1.1.7, some details have been added to this new release, especially to the History window. It now shows a Gear menu and status bar; table header sorting is properly displayed; total all-time savings are shown. Also, some non-intrusive animation effects are shown when running on Tiger.
    • Bugs fixed
      Solved rare bug that caused Xslimmer to report the wrong figure for saved space when attempting to slim nested bundles inside applications previously slimmed. For this bug to appear, the user needed to add an application to the list, and then manually add one of the nested bundles inside it. No user has ever reported this behaviour in real-life usage of Xslimmer.
    Version 1.1.7 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download
    • Description
      + Xslimmer 1.1.7 is an important update. A simplified, slicker UI has been introduced. It includes lots of improvements, simplifies usage, and is flexible enough to make it easy to accommodate new features as they are released. An "Application finder Genie" has also been created: it will look for applications to be slimmed anywhere in your hard drive or even in external disks you may have plugged in. In addition, a crash that occurred when the calendar format was set to Japanese has been solved. This bug did not affect users with a different calendar format, even if their language preferences was set to Japanese.
    • New features
      + Redesigned User Interface. Xslimmer now uses a simplified and slicker version of the User Interface. It simplifies usage of the application, while providing flexibility to include new features. Some of the new elements or changes in the UI are:
      ++ Removal of the welcome drop-only window, and consolidation of the "drop" and "application list" windows in a single one. The process to add and slim applications is streamlined, and usage of Xslimmer should be immediately apparent.
      Incorporation of + and - buttons to add or remove applications from the list. Dragging and dropping them to the main window continues to be possible, too.
      ++ Colored progress bars give a visual indication of the reason why some applications cannot be slimmed down. Protected apps (belonging to paths excluded by the user in Xslimmer's Preferences) are shown in red, blacklisted ones in black, and already slimmed ones in gray.
      ++ Other visual improvements: display of application paths in the main window, new "gear" button to access advanced options, ...
      + Application Finder Genie. Let the Genie find all the applications in your disks, instead of dropping them manually! This feature is available from the new "Gear" menu button in the main window.
      Toolbar customization immediately synced. Your customizations of the toolbar options will be immediately saved no