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New release 1.5

This release has many additions and bug fixes, among other things:
- Extenalized language packs for easier translations
- Better database backups
- More robust client-server communication
- etc...

Full change log:
Server:
New functionality:
- Intergrated (almost) all client and session settings into the server
- Client sessions no longer are closed when client-server connection
is cut. The server is updated as soon as connection is restored
- changed default setting for selfservice mode: now off
- Added ability to hide card numbers on client (like passwords)
- Added ability to activate/deactivate cards
- Added client Internet explorter URL logging ability
- Added DB backup to client workstations for extra security
- Externalized language resources as dlls (easier translations)
- Added ability to automatically upgrade the database when needed
- Added ability to restore the database from one of the backups
- Added ability to modify maximum number of database backups in the
registry (delault 4, max 20).
Key: "HKLM\Software\Cybera Server\DB\Max Backups"
- Added ability to empty IM profiles in session cleanup
(GAIM only for now)
- GUI touch ups (use of system fonts among other things)

Bug fixes:
- fixed missing default cyber cafe logo in installer package
- incorrect error management on 'no file found' when attempting to
preview message & logo files
- fixed bug in stats: incorrect internet connection time on current
date
- Moved DB backup from app startup to app shutdown and then only if
the database was correctly opend and closed.
- speeded up database management at shutdown

Client:
New functionality:
- Intergrated (almost) all client and session settings into the server
- Client sessions no longer are closed when client-server connection
is cut. The server is updated as soon as connection is restored
- Added ability to hide card numbers (like passwords)
- Various security enhancements (ex: max 3 attempts at card N entry)
- Externalized language resources as dlls (easier translations)
- Added ability to empty IM profiles in session cleanup
(GAIM only for now)
- GUI touch ups (use of system fonts among other things)

Bug fixes:
- Fixed big bug: card number '000000' on client would enable free
session
- Enhanced file transfer between server and client (faster reception)
- Optimized Client -> Server communication (less network trafic)
- Fixed bug blocking client when an internall error happened in
blocked mode
- Fixed bug that would sometimes put the client in
'Blocked - Session end' mode when no self-service session had ended

Posted by Samuel Monsarrat 2004-12-30