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Fetch 4.0.2b1 available for testing (9 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by Jim Matthews
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch 4.0.2b1, a public beta release, is now available for testing. It can be downloaded from:

    http://getfetch4.com/Fetch_4.0.2b1.sit

    This release is free, and will expire May 1, 2002. The official 4.0.2 release should be available later this month.

    Changes in this release (from 4.0.1):

    * Dragging to file lists works on Mac OS X 10.1.3.
    * Fixed bugs that required setting passive mode or resulted in -3155 errors on Mac OS X.
    * Fixed bugs that kept firewall settings from being remembered on Mac OS X.
    * Fixed bugs that kept the Edit with BBEdit and Edit with GraphicConverter features from working on Mac OS X.
    * Added support for longer-than-31-character file names on Mac OS X.
    * Improved the mirror folder feature for servers that do not support the MDTM command.
    * Reduced CPU usage on Mac OS X.
    * Improved feedback for drag-and-drop operations.
    * Shared menu support on Mac OS X.
    * Added the ability to duplicate remote files.
    * Fixed dozens of other bugs

    Please try this new release if you have any problems with 4.0.1, and let me know how it goes.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mrweather Member

    Here's my feedback using Fetch 4.0.2b1 on a G4 w/ Macos 10.1.3:

    1) I hate dragging onto folders. The first few times I used this new version, I was accidentally dragging files onto the "." or ".." folders, which causes an immediate switch to another directory. This was happening unbeknownst to me, and was very confusing. I would like to be able to completely disable dragging items onto these or other folders in the fetch window.

    2) If the connection times out, ie perhaps because the client or server has gone to sleep, the file list may not match the directory name in the popup menu. I've seen Fetch raise the alert about the closed connection and then seen a different directory in the popup (ie my user directory) but the file list from the directory I was previously browsing.

    Thanks for fixing dragging into the entire window and the long file names!

    - MrWeather

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback -- and thanks for testing 4.0.2b1!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • darien Member

    Mac OS 10.1.3, Fetch 4.0.2b1.

    Kudos:
    Thank you for allowing window sizes to be smaller.

    Bug:
    Attempting to delete a .pdf file on a remote server using the contextual menu (control-click or right-click) presents first a confirmation dialog box, then proceeds to spawn a new Fetch window and DOWNLOAD the .pdf file to my hard drive. The file has been deleted, but the first window still shows it.

    Deleting from the menubar works normally.

    Other file types (though I didn't text an extensive list) do not seem affected.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I haven't been able to reproduce this behavior. Are you clicking once to select the file and then again to bring up the contextual menu? That could be misinterpreted as a double-click, i.e. a request to download the file.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • lcarl Member

    A couple of niggles. When I double-click a shortcut to launch fetch, it confusingly presents me with a full connect dialog. If I simply cancel that, I get the password prompt I expected. I realize I could turn off the preference to prevent this, but it seems like launching a shortcut should take precedence?

    Also, any idea why, when I "Get Info" on a shortcut file thet application shows as:

    "Fetch 4.0.2b1 4.0.2b1"

    The previous version did this, too, but had the added problem of using the wrong version. Thanks for fixing this.

    L Carl Pedersen

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch should not put up the New Connection window if it is launched with a shortcut; I'll look into fixing that.

    As for the Get Info information, I think the Finder is appending the version number to the application name, which looks silly with my practice of including the version number in the name. It wouldn't be very hard for Apple to fix this, but I'm not sure where I'd make the suggestion.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • lcarl Member

    OK, so I ran Fetch 4.0.2b1 today and it told me it had expired and gave me an "upgrade" button, which I clicked. I then was led through an elaborate registration process (esellerate) - at the end of which it seemed to say everything was OK, but I did not then have the new software! So, what was that all about?

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It should have downloaded a file named Fetch_4.0.2.sit for you. The other way to get it is to download it from http://fetchsoftworks.com .

    Sorry for the inconvenience,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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