Changes Report

Release History

Version Date Description
1.7.4 2008-12-14
1.7.1 2007-04-07
1.7.0 2007-03-26
1.5.0 2006-04-11
1.4.3 2007-03-26
1.4.2 2003-07-01
1.4.1 2001-08-25
1.4.0 2001-06-21
1.3.2 2001-05-01
1.3.1 2000-09-07
1.3.0 2000-09-04
1.2.0 2000-08-01
1.1.0 2000-07-26
1.0.1 2000-06-27
1.0.0 2000-06-15

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Release 1.7.4 - 2008-12-14

Type Changes By
Cleaned up the code for consistency.
Updated the application icons to use Silk Icons.
Changed logging to use java.util.logging to reduce dependencies and download size.

Release 1.7.1 - 2007-04-07

Type Changes By
Updated text area and search results to include a line indicator.
Changed use of JTextPane back to JTextArea.

Release 1.7.0 - 2007-03-26

Type Changes By
Updated find functionality to include a search results list.
Fixed a CPU saturation (busy wait) bug on opening empty files.

Release 1.5.0 - 2006-04-11

Type Changes By
Added find functionality.
Added pause functionality.
Merged reset functionality from contributed source.

Release 1.4.3 - 2007-03-26

Type Changes By
Fixed a CPU saturation (busy wait) bug on empty files.

Release 1.4.2 - 2003-07-01

Type Changes By
"Auto-reload" functionality (restart if the file was deleted and recreated) added.
Configurable external editor capability added.
Workaround implemented for a Solaris swing bug.
Now only the end of the file is initially loaded (like 'tail' does it).

Release 1.4.1 - 2001-08-25

Type Changes By
Documentation/Copyright/License update; no functional change from version 1.4.

Release 1.4.0 - 2001-06-21

Type Changes By
Threading problem "resolved" in 1.3.2 has now actually been resolved.
The oft-requested auto-scroll feature has been added.

Release 1.3.2 - 2001-05-01

Type Changes By
Threading problem which occasionally caused application to hang on startup has been resolved (I think...)

Release 1.3.1 - 2000-09-07

Type Changes By
jdk1.3 startup-related issues resolved.

Release 1.3.0 - 2000-09-04

Type Changes By
"Clear" and "Clear All" actions redefined to simply clear the text area(s).
"Delete" and "Delete All" actions introduced to perform the function previously performed by "Clear" and "Clear All".
Configuration dialog now properly displays the currently selected font each time it is invoked.

Release 1.2.0 - 2000-08-01

Type Changes By
Font is now configurable.

Release 1.1.0 - 2000-07-26

Type Changes By
"Clear All" action (has the same effect as performing the "Clear" action on each followed file).
Right-click menu (contains essentially the same actions as the toolbar).
Bigger toolbar buttons (a slight nod to Fitts' Law).
Configurable tab placement (with the top of the main text area being the new default, rather than the bottom).

Release 1.0.1 - 2000-06-27

Type Changes By
Stream opened on a followed file now properly closed when the "Close" action is performed.

Release 1.0.0 - 2000-06-15

Type Changes By
Initial release.