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PAC 4.5.1.9

. Now fixed (for real!) a bug that prevented PAC from starting under rare circumstances.. :(

Really, I'm so sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused... :(
I have to change this releases cycle... somehow... some time...

- David

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-03-14

PAC 4.5.1.6

. Added an option to ask user for a "cluster" name when adding a terminal to a cluster when no cluster is selected/exists
. Fixed a bug that prevented using non-UTF8 characters
. Fixed a bug that prevented saving per connection "Variables" correctly (hmmm... looks like nobody uses this...)
. Fixed a minor bug regarding starting *many* connections at a time on groups and subgroups

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-03-14

PAC 4.5.1.5

Yes... here we go... it's me! David! The superstar that puts more bugs than features in each new release!!! :(

This one fixes a pretty weird dumb behaviour for *some* systems, preventing PAC from starting...

Once again, sorry for the inconvenience.

- David

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-03-08

PAC 4.5.1.4

. Added the possibility to export ALL connections from right click menu on "AVAILABLE CONNECTIONS" label
. Added button so un/select all lines for "Full duplicate connection" window
. Fixed another little bug when "refreshing" KeePass preferences window
. Improvements "Copy/Paste/Export/Import" methods
. Fixed a bug for KeePass that prevented using "special Perl regexp" characters for matching on fields
. Fixed a bug regarding "Favourites" and "Recent" connections not starting correctly on "Clusters" with right click menu
. Fixed a little bug with renaming connections on root
. Small code fixes... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-03-07

PAC 4.5.1.3

. Oooops... I did it again... :( I forgot to add a couple of fixes for KeePass...
. Fixed PACShell not respecting initial directory
. Added a... well...mmm...you know......errrr........ Hell! Yes! I just put a "Dumb Easter Egg"(TM) ;)

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-28

PAC 4.5.1.2

. Code changes for PACShell (now, part of PACTerminal), so better intergration with PAC functionalities (clusters, search, etc.)
. Added options to KeePass to add "URL" searches
. Speed improvement on KeePass integration (right-click menus, startup terminals, etc.)
. Added an option to no append group name to newly created connections ("Preferences" -> "PAC Main Options" -> "Automatically append group name to...")
. Added a "best effor" option to set title based on server hostname (you know: *best effort*! No promises at all! :) <Shift><Ctrl>g and right-click menu... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-28

PAC 4.5.1.1

.Quick fix release (shame on me...) I broke some non-gnome/unity environments. Hope this release fixes those problems!

Please, have mercy with this little crappy Perl coder... :(

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-25

PAC 4.5.1

. Added support for native Ubuntu's "application indicator" (tray unavailable since 13.04) if "libgtk2-appindicator-perl" is installed
. Disabled tray icon for Gnome-shell (Gnome3) environment (no support by now)
. Added "-N" option for 'SSH' connections
. Added shortcuts for "Reset Terminal" (<Shift><Ctrl>x) and "Reset and Clear Terminal" (<Shift><Ctrl><Alt>x)
. Added an option to load "KeePass" DDBB "On demand" (off by default) everytime it is required, instead of on menu creation (if 'off', faster menu building)
. Modified "KeePass" code to offer a list when more than one strings matches a regexp, with an option to always choose the first without asking.
. Fixed a bug that prevented using "strange" characters for RDP connections (like: $, @, etc.)
. Modified Black&White tray icon
. Fixed screenshots/statistics not being reset when copying/duplicating connections
. RPM package bugfixing (conflict with "filesystem" package!)
. Nth change to detect Vte version 0.10 (Perl 5.16 w/o Fedora18??) with cleaner code (and less problems!)... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-22

PAC 4.5.0.3

Hi!
Sorry, the "postinstall" script was buggy (unbelievable, isn't it ;)

Please, download and install PAC 4.5.0.3 from souceforge's usual repository.

And please, let me know if that worked! :)

PS: in case of failure, please, uninstall pac, then rm -rf /opt/pac, then install pac again.

PS2: I know, I suck... :( Sorry for the inconveniences of shitty releases, I'm just too impatient!

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-04

PAC 4.5.0.2

. Added "clipboard redirection" for "xfreerdp" connection method
. Modified installation code to deal with Vte 0.09 and 0.10 versions
. Fixed a bug that affected copy/pasting multiple nodes more than once
. Fixed a bug that made PAC die whe "Restar ALL terminals" was pressed on PCC and some terminals where already disconnected
. Minor fixes

- David

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2013-02-04

PAC 4.5.0.1

. Added an option under "Preferences" -> "Terminal Options" -> "Look and Feel" to allow hidding the bottom status bar
. Removed PAC main's bottom status bar ("too" many pixels just to know how many terminals are open ;)
. Fixed a security bug that prevented using more than 8 characters for PAC "lock/unlock GUI" feature. After update, *YOU NEED TO REACTIVATE THIS FUNCTIONALITY* in order to use it again (sorry for this...)
. Fixed a bug that prevented saving confgs if "Infer from KeePass" is checked but no username/password was introduced
. Fixed a bug that prevented the keyboard focus from being setup on focused tabs
. Fixed a bug that prevented removing a cluster
. Added the possibility to temporary change "LOCAL - SHELL" label (right-click mouse menu over terminao)
. Some aesthetic code changes
. Some minor code changes... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-12-14

PAC 4.5

. Initial KeePassX support: new right-click menu options and User/Password setup!! (checkout "Preferences" -> "KeePassX Options")
. Minor GUI modifications to move options to different TABs (advanced, look and feel, etc.)
. Minor code changes for VNC handling
. Minor <Ctrl> glitches
. Added another control for detecting "Press any key to continue" when connecting

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-11-27

PAC 4.4.1.2

. Added an option to selectively force to always/never or use default config for using or not Proxy to connect
. Moved the "start new local shell" keyboard shortcut from <Ctrl>t to <Ctrl><Alt>t
. Moved <Ctrl>t/d shortcuts to <Ctrl><Shift>t/d (new terminal/duplicate), in order to avoid WindowManager/connection conflicts

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-11-16

PAC 4.4.1.1

. Fixed a bug with 'freerdp' that prevented some connections from happening
. Added <Ctrl><Shift>Tab option to back on Tabs change

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-11-07

PAC 4.4.1

. Modified the "Remote" and "Local" macors buttons/comboboxes to alphabetically sort defined macros
. Added "WebDAV" connection method via "cadaver" binary
. Added an option to choose when "incremental search" on connections, to search on Name, IP/Host or Description
. Added the possibility to reorganize Connections TABS (cluster, history, favourites and connections)
. Added an option to modify <CTRL><Tab> behaviour: goto next tab or goto last used tab
. Added a "Description" view for the "Check Auto Cluster condition"
. Added "LowColourLevel" support for "TigerVNC" connections
. Added an option to remove running terminals from cluster being deleted
. Added the option to "Embed" for 'freerdp-x11' package. *WARNING* It may be broken on some systems, preventing connections to RDP Servers!
. Added more options for "RDP" when 'freedrp-x11' is in use
. Added "Clusters" to right-click context menu for PAC Tray icon
. Added an option to close ALL terminal from right-click context menu on both Vte and Tab, and also <CTRL><SHIFT>F4 shortcut
. Fixed some NLS problems authenticating for RDP
. Fixed some minor bugs... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-11-02

PAC 4.4

. Added Clusters saving!! A new TAB has just arrived at main "Connections" TAB, where you may launch already saved "Clusters". Included "Auto Clusters"!!
. Added an option to choose "Info" TAB font (now defaults to "monospace")
. Added "-depth" support for "TightVNC" connections
. Added some GUI artwork changes and fixes

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-10-10

PAC 4.3.1.3

. Added Vte support for Perl 5.16
. Modified the "Remote commands" code to send button commands to every node in cluster (if new gui box is checked)
. Minor bugfixes
. Fixed a bug that prevented from starting PAC under a certain circumstance (regression bug!)

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-09-28

PAC 4.3.1

. Added a checkbox in the "Choose private key file", "Choose screenshot file" and "Autosave session log" dialogs, in order to allow "Show hidden files"
. Added an option to change the "combo box" for a "list of buttons" (ala SecureCRT) for remote commands (macros) under "Preferences"
. Modified the "Statistics" behavior to allow resetting stats for all pac and or groups
. Fixed an aesthetical bug regarding "Public" key file instead of "Private" key file
. Fixed a minor bug that prevented the macrosbox from appearing at the bottom of the terminal
. Fixed a bug that prevented "Local Shell" from receiving keyboard shortcuts
. Another little bugfix regarding local/remote macros not showing properly on PAC GUI... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-09-26

PAC 4.3

. Awesome PAC startup speed improvement, specially when *too many* connections are configured!
. Added options to allow/deny both visible/audible terminal bell
. Added DnD method for the "Local Shell" tab to untab
. Added <Ctrl><Alt>d shortcut to duplicate current connection
. Added <Shift><Ctrl><Alt>d shortcut to *FULL* duplicate current connection
. Fixed a bugt that prevented PAC from working properly with "local executions on disconnection"
. Fixed a bug that prevented PAC from correctly working if both "rdesktop" and "xfreerdp" packages were installed
. Modified the "Save" connection method to not to allow saving if any error encountered
. Fixed erroneous check for "cu" connections on save... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-09-12

PAC 4.2.3.3

. Added support for "mosh" connection method (MObile SHell)
. Another change to handle Ctrl/Shift/Alt combos (many complaints...)
. Added some other shotcuts (Ctrl+t -> open a new local shell, ...)

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-08-30

PAC 4.2.3.2

. Finally added a good/working version for CTRL-SHIFT-6 (Cisco ping-break combo)
. Little code to avoid the right-ALT (mod2-mask) from being read (bugs reported!)

- David.

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-08-07

PAC 4.2.3.1

. Added an option on the right-click menu over terminals to make an SFTP connection if current connection is SFTP
. Fixed a bug that prevented some operations on groups, like starting every connection on a cluster
. Added "auto indentation" for the GtkSourceView2 widget (PACScripts)
. Little modification for the "USERNAME prompt" field
. Changed the "Close terminal on disconnection" option to close only if no "bad exit" is detected (no route to host, bad password, ...)
. Fixed a little bug that made weird things with the "Description" text when using "Favourites"... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-08-07

PAC 4.2.3

. Added a "Quick Connect" button
. Added support for IBM's 3270/5250 connection method! (thanks, Grant Williamson!)

- David

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-07-13

PAC 4.2.2.1

. Added an option to choose Connection's tree Font
. Added an option to start connections from within login shells (the one defined at "Preferences" -> "Local Shell Options")
. Little code change to suggest the installation of some packages (cu, rdesktop, ...) in case their binaries are not found
. Deep code changes for the "PACTree.pm" and "PACMain.pm" modules, for better object managing and code clarity
. Modified the port-forwarding options to delete the "insert time" radiobutton, and set the "Local Port" as default sorting method
. Fixed a bug that prevented saving a SSH connection if the same local port was defined for forwarding, even if on different local ips... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-07-09

PAC 4.2.2

. Experimental ARM support (32 bit ARM Vte.so library included, thanks to 'sourcefabric')
. Added an option to sort SSH's local/remote/dynamic forwardings by several criteria
. Added a check for SSH's local/remote/dynamic not to allow repeating same Local Ports
. Modified the "Method" text to not link to specific commands (now, 'VNC' appears instead of 'vncviewer', 'RDP' instead 'rdesktop', and so on...)
. Modified both History and Favourites tree to update GUI when selection changes
. Fixed a bug that could misconfigure the GUI's "Port" property of connections
. Fixed a bug that made the keyboard focus move when starting connections... read more

Posted by David Torrejón Vaquerizas 2012-07-04