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UltraDefrag 5.0.3 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.3 is mostly a bug fix release with some minor enhancements.

This release is dedicated to Stefan's sister who died on February 19th, 2012 due to cancer.

Here is the list of the changes:

- produce_html_report and produce_plain_text_report options were added
  to the udreportopts.lua file; now the program generates text reports
  only when they're enabled explicitly
- GUI was forced to open plain text reports in case of turned off
  HTML reports generation
- size of plain text reports was reduced by use of UTF-8 encoding
  instead of UTF-16
- one bug preventing language selection saving on installation was fixed
- menu icons were added for Vista and more recent Windows editions;
  they can be enabled/disabled through the show_menu_icons GUI option
- one bug in GUI cluster map draw was fixed
- few bugs in disk optimization algorithm were fixed
- UD_SIZELIMIT environment variable superseded by UD_FILE_SIZE_THRESHOLD,
  sizelimit GUI option superseded by file_size_threshold option
- environment variables expansion support was added to the boot time shell
- the following translations were added:... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/02/ultradefrag-503-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-02-26

UltraDefrag 5.0.2 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.2 is mostly a bug fix release except for the newly released PDF version of the handbook.

Here is the list of the changes:

- representation of disk clusters on the cluster map was improved
- one little bug in MFT Zone redraw was fixed
- registry is now queried for the number of installed keyboards
  to guarantee detection of all installed keyboards
- Installer: forced default action for .luar files to be "view"
- the following translations were added:... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/01/ultradefrag-502-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-01-31

UltraDefrag 5.0.1 - PDF handbook released

Hello Friends,

An initial version of a PDF handbook created from the HTML version has been released.

You can download two paper sizes, letter and A4, at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ultradefrag/files/stable-release/5.0.1/

It would be great, if you could give feedback at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ultradefrag/forums/forum/709672/topic/4965615

Thanks in advance.

--
Stefan Pendl
UltraDefrag Team - Translations Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-01-22

UltraDefrag 5.0.1 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.1 is mostly a bug fix release.

Here is a small list of the changes:

- few important bugs in disk processing routines were fixed
- few bugs in MFT optimizer were fixed
- one bug causing boot time interface freeze 
  after "Good bye..." message was fixed
- the following translations were updated:

  Finnish, Indonesian, Italian

- some additions to the tips, FAQ and GUI sections of the documentation... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/01/ultradefrag-501-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-01-08

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 has been released

Hello friends,

This is the final 5.0.0 release, since the last stable release 4.4.0, UltraDefrag has been improved in many ways.

The most visible change is the up-to-date look and feel of the GUI.
The drive processing engine has been rewritten to allow easier implementation of future features.

Since release 5.0.0 is nearly a total rewrite you may wish to check out http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/HISTORY.TXT for a list of all changes.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-01-06

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 RC2 has been released

Hello friends,

This is the final release candidate, since all the features for v5.0.0 are now implemented and tested, find more information in the handbook.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532

Since we added new menu items we kindly request you to visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2011-12-24

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 RC1 has been released

Hello friends,

This is the first release candidate, since all the initial features for v5.0.0 are now implemented and tested, find more information in the handbook.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532

Since we added new menu items we kindly request you to visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2011-10-20

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 beta3 has been released

Hello friends,

This release includes the new GUI, analysis, defragmentation and optimization.

This will be the last beta, since all the main features are now implemented.

The new log file saving feature highly simplifies reporting problems, find more information in the handbook.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2011-07-26

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 beta2 Installer released

Hello friends,

This release allows to test the following new and reworked features:

1) GUI
2) volume analysis
3) volume defragmentation
4) boot time processing
5) logging facility for easier problem reporting

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532

Please visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2011-01-02

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 beta2 has been released

Hello friends,

This release includes the new GUI, analysis, defragmentation and the new log file saving feature.

The new log file saving feature highly simplifies reporting problems, find more information in the handbook.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532

Please visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-12-26

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 beta1 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is primary allowing users to test the improved defragmentation, since currently optimization is being worked on.

Defragmentation of regular and volume metafiles has been improved and reimplemented.
The context menu handler for Explorer was fixed for Vista and above.
You can now select from more actions to be executed when UltraDefrag terminates.
Further we would like to have feedback on the new GUI design.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-11-29

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 alpha2 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is primary allowing users to test the new GUI design, since currently only volume analysis is fully functional.

We added displaying the volume name and the progress, so please test, if localized volume names are displayed correctly.
In addition a splitter was included to enable changing the height of the volume list.
Any dialog caption should now be translated correctly too.
Further we would like to have feedback on the new GUI design.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-10-31

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 alpha1 has been released

Hello friends,

This release is primary allowing users to test the new GUI design, since currently only volume analysis is fully functional.

Screen shots can be found at http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=199532

Please visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.

Feel free to report any comments, suggestions and criticism at the forums and trackers.... read more

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-10-21

UltraDefrag 5.0.0 translations needing update

Hello friends,

The next release has a totally reworked user interface, so we had to extend the translations.
Please visit http://ultradefrag.wikispaces.com/ and translate the missing pieces of any language you are fluent in.

You are welcome! Your help will be very appreciated!


Stefan Pendl
UltraDefrag Team - Translations Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-10-15

UltraDefrag 4.4.0 has been finally released!

UltraDefrag is the first open source disk defragmenter for Windows which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the Windows boot process. The primary goals are doing the job fast, reliable and achieve the best results.

The new stable 4.4.0 release has a lot of improvements in boot time defragmenter as well as better progress indication in GUI and better disk defragmentation algorithms in driver.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-09-24

UltraDefrag 4.4.0 RC2 has been released

Hello friends,

The latest release candidate has few interesting improvements, primarily in boot time defragmenter:

  • call, man, type commands added to the boot time shell.
  • echo, exit, pause, set commands improved.
  • History of commands typed in interactive mode added. Use arrow keys for navigation.
  • Escape key handler added to break boot time script execution and fall into interactive mode immediately.
  • Pending boot-off boot time script command support added, this removes the limitation of boot-on/off not working before reboot/shutdown.
  • Clearing of the failed boot flag added for reboot and shutdown at boot time.... read more
Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-09-16

UltraDefrag 4.4.0 RC1 has been released.

Hello friends,

The latest release candidate has the following major improvements:
better progress indication in GUI
partial defragmentation implemented finally
improved optimization algorithm
lots of language packs updated

Visit our website for more details: http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Any bug reports will be much appreciated.

Dmitri Arkhangelski,
UltraDefrag Chief Architect

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-08-24

Dice Roll Bug Hunting Contest

We'd like to present you a new cool game made by our team member Nagy Zsolt. This is a dice roll game and it is on the beta stage of development.

Participate in bug hunting contest. Spend a little amount of your time for game testing and you will help to evolve the Open Source software world. And you will have an excellent game as a result!

Game binaries are available for download at http://sourceforge.net/projects/dice-roll/... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-08-22

Road to UltraDefrag 4.4

We're glad to see that weather becomes cooler in our homelands because it is difficult to continue an active development while there are above 40 degrees every day.

Days of the first release candidate of 4.4 version are coming soon. We have made a lot of improvements and we plan to publish new binaries in next week.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-08-22

UltraDefrag 4.3.0 has been finally released!

UltraDefrag is the first open source disk defragmenter for Windows which supports defragmentation of locked system files by running during the Windows boot process. The primary goals are doing the job fast, reliable and achieve the best results.

The new stable 4.3.0 release has a lot of great improvements like better GUI customization, much more detailed cluster map displaying, a wide number of new features and bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-05-29

UltraDefrag 4.3.0 RC4 has been released.

Hello friends,

The latest RC4 has the following great improvements:
The ability to resize the window has been added.
Text and controls are now scaled to the current DPI settings of the screen.

Visit our website for more details: http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Any bug reports will be much appreciated.

Dmitri Arkhangelski,
UltraDefrag Chief Architect

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-05-24

UltraDefrag 4.3.0 RC3 has been released.

Hello friends,

The latest RC3 has the following improvements:

  • Driver was improved to better distinguish between free space and MFT zone.
  • A bug was fixed, which prevented a drive from being defragmented, if the root folder was fragmented.

Visit our website for more details: http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Any bug reports will be much appreciated.

Stefan Pendl,
UltraDefrag Translation Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2010-05-07

UltraDefrag 4.3.0 RC2 has been released.

Hello friends,

The latest RC2 has the following improvements:
Few little bugs were fixed.
--use-entire-window option was added to the command line interface.

Visit our website for more details: http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Any bug reports will be much appreciated.

Dmitri Arkhangelski,
UltraDefrag Chief Architect

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-04-23

UltraDefrag 4.3.0 RC1 has been released.

Hello friends,

I'd like to introduce the latest release candidate. It has few important improvements like better MFT displaying and more reliable boot time defragmenter. Visit our website for more details: http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/

Any bug reports will be much appreciated.

Dmitri Arkhangelski,
UltraDefrag Chief Architect

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-04-09

UltraDefrag 4.2.0 has been finally released!

UltraDefrag is the first open source disk defragmenter for Windows which supports defragmentation of system locked files by running during the Windows boot process. Also one of the primary goals of the program is doing the job as fast as possible.

The new 4.2.0 release has the following improvements:
* Defragmentation and optimization speedup was performed.
* Boot time interface initialization speedup was performed.
* Multiple drives selection feature was added to GUI and Scheduler.
* --all, --all-fixed command line switches added to the console interface and to the boot time defragmenter.
* Shutdown confirmation dialogs were added to the GUI.
* A bug preventing true Unicode paths from being displayed in file fragmentation reports was fixed.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2010-03-30