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UltraDefrag 6.0.4 has been released

Hello friends,

This minor update fixes a bug preventing configuration files creation on Windows 7.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 12 hours ago

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 beta2 has been finally released

Hello friends,

Thanks for your support: translations, bug reports and donations.

This release features a bunch of updated translations. Check 'em out and if you'll find something incorrect there you're welcome to fix it. Visit UltraDefrag project at Transifex for details.

If you will encounter an application crash please scan your computer by antivirus software to ensure that nothing is infected by malicious code. If it isn't please send us a bug report and give us some hint on how to reproduce the crash.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 7 days ago

UltraDefrag 6.0.3 has been released

Hello friends,

This minor update includes the most recent v6 translations.

It's intended to be the last one for Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 operating systems.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 7 days ago

UltraDefrag discontinues the use of Wikispaces

Hello friends,

Due to migration of UltraDefrag translations to Transifex we have decided to discontinue the use of Wikispaces.

All the tutorials hosted there have been moved to SourceForge.

ultradefrag.wikispaces.com will be closed in a few days.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2014-10-09

UltraDefrag updates will be available soon

Hello friends,

We'd like to let you know that we're going to make a couple of UltraDefrag updates for you. A lot of translations have been changed since the last release, so we plan to make 6.0.3 and 7.0.0 beta2 releases as soon as possible to include all the updated stuff.

Also we have some new bug reports. Unfortunately they are about a memory corruption which makes 'em extremely hard to fix. We'll need a lot of time and effort to investigate those cases and find what's wrong there.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2014-10-09

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 beta1 has been released

Hello friends,

  • This release gets rid of our home-brew GUI framework, which is replaced by wxWidgets.
    This allows us to focus on the defragmentation engine and implement some long requested features.
    The only drawback is that we have to retire support for Windows 2000® and below.
  • The translation is now moved from our home-brew one to GNU gettext, which is shipping with wxWidgets.
    The translations are hosted online at Transifex and shipping with UltraDefrag for offline translation using PoEdit.
    All translators are encouraged to read the Translation section of the handbook for further information.
  • This release doesn't offer any new features, it is meant for testing the migration of the entire GUI code.
  • Please give it a whirl and report back any problems you encounter.
  • The executables are not yet optimized for size, which will be taken care of before the final release.... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-05-20

UltraDefrag 6.0.2 has been finally released

Hello friends,

This release is minor update.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • the FAQ section of the handbook now contains information about how to set up v6 to optimize similarly to v5
  • the Explorer context menu is now reduced to a single entry with sub-menu on Windows 7 and above

  • the following translations were updated:
    • Albanian, Danish, Filipino (Tagalog), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Javanese, Polish, Portuguese (BR)... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-05-17

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 moves to new GUI framework and translation platform

The next major release of UltraDefrag, v7.0.0, will migrate from our home-brew GUI framework to wxWidgets.

This allows us to migrate the translation to use GNU gettext, which is implemented in wxWidgets.

We need to verify the information for the two languages, Kapampangan and Wáray-Wáray, to get them added to transifex, which offers the free online translation service.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-04-22

UltraDefrag 6.0.1 has been finally released

Hello friends,

This release is now officially supporting Windows 8.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • Installer no longer warns about Windows 8 being untested
  • shortened the delay after hitting the finish button of the installer
  • increased Windows 8 compatibility

  • the following translations were added:
    • Armenian

  • the following translations were updated:
    • Chinese (Traditional), Filipino (Tagalog), Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (AR), Ukrainian, Vietnamese... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-04-01

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 has been finally released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and performance of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • All disk processing algorithms were optimized for speed and efficiency.
  • Support to optimize FAT disks was added.
  • The ability to specify the file sorting order and criteria was added for optimization.
  • Additional filters for fragment and file size were added.
  • Optimization now makes use of all specified filters.
  • The ability to minimize the window to the system tray was added.
  • The ability to display the progress on the task bar icon was added for Windows 7® and above.
  • File fragmentation reports are now no longer stored in the root folder of the drive, but in a sub-folder of the installation folder, so they are no longer left behind after removing UltraDefrag.
  • The Explorer context menu handler is now configurable too.... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-03-02

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 rc3 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is the second release candidate of UltraDefrag 6.0.0
This should be the last release candidate before the final release.


We kindly request to visit the translation wiki to update the newly added menu items to make the translations as complete as possible.


Changes since the release of RC2:
- fixed bug #175 "End of stage shows completion at 0.0%"
- log creation in case of out of memory condition added
- performance of analysis for fragmented files count above 30000 was improved dramatically... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-02-26

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 rc2 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is the second release candidate of UltraDefrag 6.0.0


We kindly request to visit the translation wiki to update the newly added menu items to make the translations as complete as possible.


Changes since the release of RC1:
- upgrade check now better supports development releases
- out of memory condition handling added... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-02-02

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 rc1 32-bit has been reuploaded

Due to various virus warnings the installer for the 32-bit release has been uploaded anew.

Any virus detection is a false positive and should be reported to your anti virus software vendor.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Stefan Pendl
UltraDefrag - Maintainer

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-01-23

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 rc1 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is the first release candidate of UltraDefrag 6.0.0


We kindly request to visit the translation wiki to update the newly added menu items to make the translations as complete as possible.


We would like to receive as much feedback as possible, so we can further improve this release.

You are welcome! Your help will be much appreciated!... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-01-20

UltraDefrag translations updated for v6.0.0

Hello friends,

the next release of UltraDefrag (v6.0.0 RC1) is on the horizon and we have added some more strings to be translated.

Find a brief list of translation changes at http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/Change+Log

Find the current translation report at http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/Translation+Report

You do not need to be a member of the wiki nor of wikispaces to be able to update an existing translation.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2013-01-13

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 beta2 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and reliability of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • File fragmentation reports are now no longer stored in the root folder of the drive, but in a sub-folder of the installation folder, so they are no longer left behind after removing UltraDefrag.
  • The Explorer context menu handler is now configurable too.
  • A problem where the preview menu selection of the GUI was not honored is fixed.... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-12-23

UltraDefrag 5.1.2 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and reliability of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • USB keyboards detection problem solved for the boot time interface
    • the ten seconds delay is now invoked in any case
    • the delay can be skipped if the keyboard is already initialized
  • now displaying a message when installing on a newer versions than Windows 7
    • this make users aware of UltraDefrag being not tested on anything newer than Windows 7 currently... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-12-18

UltraDefrag 5.1.1 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and reliability of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • it is now supported to install over an existing portable package
  • a problem with launching the cluster map legend from the help menu,
    if the path to the HTML file contained spaces, is fixed

  • the following translations were updated:
    • Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Iloko, Javanese, Latvian, Tamil... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-11-11

UltraDefrag 6.0.0 beta1 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and reliability of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • Improved performance of all processing algorithms.
  • Introduced FAT optimization.
  • Introduced sorting by path, size, creation time, modification time and last access time.
  • Introduced filtering by file fragment size.
  • Introduced tuning of disk optimization.
  • Introduced pausing of the processing in the GUI.
  • Introduced minimizing to the system tray.... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-11-03

UltraDefrag 5.1.0 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is improving the usability, stability and reliability of UltraDefrag.


Here is a brief list of the changes:

  • added fragmentation level display to all the interfaces
  • added ability to skip the disk processing when fragmentation level
    is below a specified one (fragmentation_threshold option in GUI;
    UD_FRAGMENTATION_THRESHOLD environment variable in command line tool
    and boot time interface)
  • added settings for file pattern groups to easier exclude or include
    groups of files (fixes issue #3449331)
  • bug fix: GUI forced to handle any setting changes reliably
  • bug fix: filters forced to be case insensitive for all the characters
    (they worked properly for ANSI characters only)
  • added ability to specify the installation folder
  • added log file creation to debug silent installations... read more
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-10-18

UltraDefrag translations updated for v5.1.0

Hello friends,

the next release of UltraDefrag (v5.1.0) is on the horizon and we have added some more strings to be translated.

The change log shows the changes between the individual releases.

The translation report shows the current status of the individual translations.

In addition we would like to point out that the following translations have not been updated for a while and that it would be great to get them back into business.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-10-04

Project has been upgraded

Hello,

we have now taken the opportunity to upgrade the project to the new SF.net version called Allura.

This resulted in being able to enable voting for feature requests for instance.

We will check out the new features and see how we can simplify things by using them.


Stefan Pendl
UltraDefrag Development Team - Translations Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-09-13

UltraDefrag 5.0.7 has been updated

Hello friends,

Due to a small bug that slipped through we updated the binaries.

We encourage all users using the "When done => Logoff" option to download the updated binaries.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

--
Stefan Pendl
UltraDefrag Development Team - Translations Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-09-01

UltraDefrag 5.0.7 has been released

Hello friends,

Hope you all had a pleasant summer vacation and are ready for an update ;-)

Here is a brief list of the changes:

- added compatibility with the following software by exclusion their 
  essential files from moving (excluded files are listed in brackets):
  SafeBoot (safeboot.fs), Symantec GoBack (Gobackio.bin),
  PGP Whole Disk Encryption (PGPWDE0*), Acronis OS Selector (bootwiz*),
  DriveCrypt (BootAuth?.sys), DiskCryptor ($dcsys$)
- added crash handling code to the GUI, it shows the crash information
  on startup when the program crashed during the last run
- changed unit suffixes from lower case 'b' to capital 'B',
  this is going conform with the SI units.
  Current scripts will still function, since we ignore character case.
- error messages of the command line tool redirected to stderr
  while everything else - to stdout to comply with the common practice
- fixed the progress indicator overflow; now it should never exceed 100%
- added option to specify a custom cluster map background color
  (free-space color)
- included further information in the documentation to fix bug #3561122... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/09/ultradefrag-507-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-09-01

UltraDefrag 5.0.6 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.6 makes it easier to report problems and to submit translations.

Here is a brief list of the changes:

- GUI debugging output was forced to be saved in the log file
- added "Debug" item to the help menu
- added "View change log", "View translation report" and
  "Submit current translation" items to language menu
- result of the previous operation stays visible for the boot time interface
- the following translations were updated:... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/06/ultradefrag-506-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-06-20