GURL Watcher - Release Notes - Macintosh


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Release Notes

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Release Notes:

October 24, 2005 (2.1.1)

Bug Fix: GURL Watcher can now be force quit from the GURL Watcher Setup application by simply turning it off once, then again using the "Turn Off" button (that is click the "Turn Off" button twice, with a slight pause between clicks). This will eliminate some "hanging" problems which can be experienced if a SMTP server is not currently available and you want to immediately terminate the background application.

July 17, 2005 (2.1.0)

Bug Fix: GURL Watcher background startup script now installed as part of "wheel" user group. This is important for automatic running of the background process under the latest versions of Mac OS X (including Tiger). - Thanks to customer Michael Smith for helping with this bug fix.

Changed startup behavior of the GURL Watcher setup application. It no longer stops the background app from running. In this manner you can tell if the GURL Watcher background app is running just by launching the GURL Watcher startup app (if the Stop button is enabled, then the GURL Watcher background app is currently running). This is similar to the original behavior of the GURL Watcher setup app. To invoke any changes made to the GURL Watcher setup profile, you must first Stop GURL Watcher, then re-start it.

February 23, 2005 (2.0.0)

Added application watching. This has been an often requested feature for parents who wish to limit the amount of time their children spend running online chat apps, games, etc. You can now easily set the elapsed time any application runs (chat, games, etc.) along with an idle time (the time which must expire before the application can be launched again). You also have the option to just be notified when an application is launched or quit (instead of actively terminating the application). See the Mac OS X Help page for more details.

November 18, 2004 (1.9.0)

Fixed bug where page screening function could possibly hang browser when downloading a large file or https (SSL) type page.

October 14, 2004 (1.8.0)

Added support for multiple email recipients. Email addresses only need to be separated with a comma.

Fixed potential bug where the gwbk background app could continually try to send out a single email report if it did not receive the proper responses from the SMTP (mail) server.

July 27, 2004 (1.7.0)

Added support for the Camino browser.

Words which trigger the closing of a page (content checking) are also now reported in the log file and/or email report.

July 7, 2004 (1.6.0)

GURL Watcher for Mac OS X now supports page content checking. You can set a list of words or phrases (up to 500) which you deem inappropriate. If GURL Watcher then finds these words in a page, it will automatically close the page (with Safari) or quit the browser (with other browsers). The URL is still logged and/or reported via email if either of these options are enabled.

June 30, 2004 (1.5.0)

Added the ability to use an authenticated SMTP server for sending out e-mail reports.

Changed the database engine (for data and registration) to a more stable engine. This will require users to re-enter their data and registration information in the setup application. For this reason, we recommend that existing users only upgrade if they need the added SMTP authorization capabilities.

March 24, 2004 (1.4.0)

Fixed a bug in the GURL Watcher Setup app where the app would require a password, even if one was not originally entered.

Changed the handling of the Quit event so that background app waits until all email is sent out before quitting.

March 9, 2004 (1.3.0)

Fixed a bug where the gwbk background application could crash if there were no windows open in Internet Explorer, but IE was still running.

February 5, 2004 (1.2.0)

Added support for Mozilla for Mac OS X.

January 14, 2004 (1.1.0)

Fixed out of memory error bug which could occur when retrieving URLs from some browsers.

October 3, 2003 (1.0.0)

Initial Mac OS X GURL Watcher v1.0.0 release.