AxCrypt - Personal Privacy and Security with AES-128 File Encryption and Compression for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/7. Double-click to automatically decrypt and open documents. Store strong keys on removable USB-devices.
@(#) $Id: RelNotes.txt 2126 2010-04-19 07:35:29Z svante $ 1.7.2126.0 Release 2010-04-19 This release supersedes version 126.96.36.199 and incorporates all changes documented in the change log from then. The release is a major change with the change of installer technology to Windows Installer and the support for 64-bit in all current versions of Windows being the most visible changes. It also corrects a number of bugs, including some memory leaks and crashes and is fully Unicode-aware. 1.7.2067.0 Beta 2010-03-28 Improved fault detection in the memory allocation code caught a previously undetected double delete, causing a SecondaryExecuteRequest [EN_GETTHREADEXIT] direct exit instead of a silent memory leak. 1.7.2029.0 Beta 2010-03-23 A number of bug fixes, some significant for specific scenarios. The most useful is better ability to work with Office 2007 and some anti virus software without false permissions problems. Also some fixes for long running command line initiated tasks. See change log for details. 1.7.1970.0 Beta 2010-02-23 Minor bug fixes. See change log for details. 1.7.1878.0 Beta 2007-12-06 Bug fixes. See change log for details. 1.7.1864.0 Beta 2009-11-17 Fix context menu on XP 64 bit and similar. 1.7.1836.0 Beta 2009-10-11 Removed pending reboot check from installer, since it causes more problems than it solves. 1.7.1813.0 Beta 2009-09-13 Improved installer, fix a memory leak causing crashes in large jobs. 1.7.1796.0 Beta 2009-08-29 First Beta of 64-bit version with MSI-based installer. It is now released as two packages, a 32-bit and a 64-bit installer and software. 188.8.131.52 2008-05-13 Release of 1.6b4.3. 1.6b4.3 2008-04-27 Bug fixes, see change notes. 1.6b4.2 2008-04-10 Windows Vista has introduced a brilliant new feature in the name of security (sic!) which causes the address space of processes to be randomly assigned. This caused a latent bug to surface, causing random crashes and taskbar freezes. Another latent bug caused Vista to silently kill the process instead of showing it's exception dialog. In the end a rather major edit with lots of cleanup as a result. 184.108.40.206 2008-03-17 Fixed a major issue with not using provided passphrase when encrypting in batch files via the command line. 1.6.4 2008-03-07 Final release of the changes in 1.6b3.1 through 1.6b.3.3 plus a few minor changes. 1.6b3.3 2008-02-07 Include AxCrypt2Go beta in the distribution. Enable use of Unicode filenames (legacy versions will use translated name). 1.6b3.2 2008-01-29 Further changes to make it more Vista-aware. The largest change is re-compilation as a full Unicode application and dropping support for Windows 95, 98, ME and NT. We're no open for translations to more languages, as we're not limited in the texts. Filenames are still stored in Ansi only, will be fixed in next version. 1.6b3.1 2008-01-08 Minor bugfixes, but major upgrade of library code and development- environment to Visual Studio 2005. Vista support in installer and code. Fix of problem with networked folders in Windows XP after Microsoft security update. 1.6.3 2006-06-16 The major changes include a rewrite of the basic mechanism for reading and writing data, shifting away from memory mapped file I/O to regular I/O as there are indications that some networks and VPN software are not fully compatible with memory mapped I/O, at the worst causing data loss. Robustness before peformance, so... Also, Danish is now supported. Finally some minor changes and bugs are fixed of course. 220.127.116.11 2006-02-26 A maintenance release, fixes a bug in AxDecrypt causing it not to run on Windows 98, now with Dutch language support! 1.6.2 2006-01-01 Various minor bugs fixed. Incidentally, most of the time spent since the previous release has been for the the next version of AxCrypt which is the reason for the lack of major new functionality. This also explains for those of you downloading the source, why you'll get a message stating that the "AxCrypt2Go" project could not be found when you start Visual Studio. Just click ok, the source for that is just not included currently. 1.6.1 2005-03-16 Several annoyances removed, basically a bug-fix release. A potentially major bug in the uninstaller was fixed, under very unusual circumstances the uninstaller could remove more files than intended. This only applies if non-standard install locations were choosen during install, if so you should upgrade to this version before attempting uninstall. 1.6 2004-11-27 A major update, although few changes are visible to users. AxCrypt now supports trial use and strong digitally signed product activation codes. Irrelevant for the GPL version which remains free. A number of more or less minor bugs fixed, the most serious causing upgrade installations to fail. Nothing with security impact. Hungarian language is now supported! 18.104.22.168 2004-09-11 A very minor release. Fix a bug when upgrading previous versions in the installer. 1.5.4 2004-08-28 A maintenance release fixing various minor bugs and annoyances, the most serious causing failed upgrades. Self-decrypting archives now start with a simplified dialog. 22.214.171.124 2004-06-29 A patch for an re-/uninstall problem when using a custom Start Menu location, other Start Menu folders may get unintentionally deleted. 1.5.3 2004-06-28 A maintenance release with various bug-fixes and minor new features. Some prettier dialogs, true upgrade instead of uninstall followed by re-install, a bug reporting option on the context menu etc. The most critical bug-fix is broken NT4 compatibility. Minor documentation updates. 1.5.2 2004-05-05 Completed the Spanish translation. Kudos to Jacobo Fortuny Ayuso! A bug-fix, fixing loss of edited changes on network disconnect or forced removal of device. New feature to allow encrypt-to-copy from Windows Explorer. Migrated to more recent compiler and compression library. New documentation content and web site design. 1.5.1 2004-03-21 Many bug-fixes and minor improvements. None with security impact. Major new functionality in support of self-decrypting files, stand-alone install-free decrypt-only program. Generation and usage of key-files. Dynamic determination of key wrap iteration count depending on computer speed. 1.4.3 2003-08-11 Bug-fixes and improvements. 1.4.2 introduced a few problems in the application launch-logic, that's now further improved and fixed. A memory leak and a handle leak was fixed. Wild cards should work now. 1.4.2 2003-07-04 Mostly a bug-fix release. Many changes and additions too. One major annoyance, causing it to be unable to run as a non-Administrator on NT/2K/XP fixed. A serious problem (but affects very few) with file corruption in unusual network situations fixed. Due to that also made it possible to decrypt a file even if the HMAC is broken, but it requires enabling in the registry. Improved handling of read only files and removable media. Most wanted feature wild-cards on the command line is now implemented. 1.4.1 2003-01-06 Some minor annoyances with operations on the Desktop and Network Neighborhood on Win9x fixed. No longer reports file in use sometimes when attempting to open on XP/2K. Huge files could cause excessive disk space usage during operations. Fixed a situation where a previously used decryption key would become the default encryption key. 1.4 2002-11-27 Major fixes includes handling of .zip files in Windows XP, and a file wiping bug, causing data to be left unwiped in certain cases, depending on timing and os version. Also, Italian language texts are now included. Several minor changes, additions and bug-fixes. Recommend upgrade from previous version. 126.96.36.199 2002-08-28 Three minor bugs, one which was a memory leak, causing it to spontaneously combust (i.e. crash with Access Violation) after some time on a system with heavy usage. 1.3 2002-08-25 More command-line options to test for key in cache, anonymous rename from shell extension and command line, flag to ignore already encrypted from command-line. Most of all, only compress on need. Incompatible file-format change unfortunately,i.e. older versions can't read files produced by 1.3. Hopefully this is the last such change in a while. 1.2.1 2002-08-20 Fixes, changes and additions to improve command-line and non-interactive usage, server mode. Code clean-up and some minor bug-fixes. Not released to the web. 1.2 2002-08-14 One major bugfix affecting security, will read older files but previous releases will not read the new files. Major reworking of the user interface allowing multi file and folder selection, as well as displaying progress bar visual feedback on longer operations. Caching can be turned on or off optionally for both encryption default key and decryption keys. A complete and documented command-line interface is now available for programmatic access to the functionality. Spanish language texts added. Internally some rewriting of the resident server code. Lots of minor bugfixes. 1.1 2002-04-26 Release 1.1. Minor bugfixes. German and French language texts. The source package now includes project and workspace files for direct re-build using VC++. 1.0c1.1 2002-03-23 Upgraded to Zlib 1.1.4 after CERT advisory. No other changes. 1.0c1 2002-03-06 Release Candidate 1. Only minor bug-fixes, changes and additions from Beta 6. 0.0b6 2002-01-27 This is the final Beta Release before release candidate 1. Improvements in key wrapping, entropy gathering and pseudo random number generation. Full support for 64-bit file-sizes. Final file format changes done as previously planned. No further changes planned for version 1, and if any are found absolutely necessary, backward compatibility will apply. Code structure and robustness further increased. Many bug-fixes. 0.0b5 2002-01-02 This beta includes now works on XP as well, which beta 4 did not. It is known to work on 98/2K/XP. Acknowledgements of successful testing on 95/NT/ME appreciated. The major visible change is that the context menu now uses the program name as a starting point for a sub-menu that may include several possible options. New is 'Wipe and Delete' functionality. Internally there are some bug-fixes and preparations for full 64-bit file size support. Improved temp-file location and allocation. Improved handling of system shutdown and logoff. THE NEXT BETA WILL BE FINAL AND WILL INCLUDE INCOMPATIBLE FILE FORMAT CHANGES! 0.0b4 - Improved handling of application launch. - Several bug-fixes (none with risk of data loss). - Improved entropy input to Pseudo Random Number Generator. - Increased robustness reading damaged files. - Memory leaks fixed and heap checking implemented. - Some minor rearranging of the source code. 0.0b3 - Various small fixes of adminstrative nature - Will now work twice ;-) 0.0b2 2001-11-22 - Fully functional, tested on Win 98 and 2000. Please let me know if it works (it should ;-) on NT/95/XP. - Don't be put off by the low revision number... It really is quite stable.