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Fetch 5.0.3 Available (7 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by Jim Matthews
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    We are pleased to announce that Fetch 5.0.3 is now available for downloading from http://fetchsoftworks.com.

    For this release we:

    * Added Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish localizations
    * Made our extensive help information available as a downloadable 331-page PDF ( http://fetchsoftworks.com/FetchHelp.pdf )
    * Added support for many more language encodings for displaying file lists, including Arabic and Simplified Chinese
    * Fixed the dog cursor so that it runs again during transfers
    * Improved compatibility with VMS FTP servers
    * Made numerous other improvements based on user suggestions

    For more information see the Fetch 5 Release Notes topic in Fetch Help. Fetch Help is now also available online at http://fetchsoftworks.com/FetchWebHelp/

    Fetch 5.0.3 requires Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later (including Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger").

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • davis157 Member

    The arbitrary omission of version numbers for OpenVMS servers is a purposeful bug, not a feature. By omitting version numbers, it's no longer possible to specify a specific version of a file to transfer, and it completely breaks the ability to delete files via the Fetch UI.

    In earlier versions of Fetch, the user could hold down the Option key with a file (or files) selected and the "Get" button would change to "Get..." Clicking on this button would allow the user to specify the local file name, where the version number could be removed. This is acceptable behavior in my eyes, but the current behavior of Fetch v5.0.3 with OpenVMS FTP servers cannot be considered proper for anyone who fully grasps how version numbers work under OpenVMS.

    Regards,
    Mike

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Mike,

    We're sorry you're having problems. We received feedback from several users that they preferred not to have the VMS version numbers (as was the case with Fetch 4), and in our testing, it did not break the ability to delete files via the UI.

    But there is a way to re-enable the display of version numbers. Quit Fetch, run the Terminal application, and type the following:

    defaults write com.fetchsoftworks.Fetch ShowVMSVersionNumbers -bool true

    Then run Fetch again. You may have to refresh the file list to see the version numbers. Please let us know if everything works again after you do this.

    You can still type in the local file name to get if you want, but in Fetch 5 you need to hold down the Shift key while clicking the "Get" button, instead of the Option key.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Mike,

    Could you send us or post the contents of the Fetch Transcript window after deleting a file fails when VMS version numbers aren't showing? Do you get an error? We'd like to investigate that problem, and the transcript will help us do that.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • davis157 Member

    I have provided a (link to a) transcript file via your Feedback form.

    Regards,
    Mike

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • davis157 Member

    The use of the defaults command to re-enable version number display does, in fact, allow deletes to work again.

    Regards,
    Mike

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Thanks for sending the transcript, Mike. We'll take a look at it and see what we can do. In the meantime, thanks for confirming that re-enabling the the version numbers fixes the problem.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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