UltraDefrag / News: Recent posts

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

UltraDefrag translations updated for v5.0.6

Hello friends,

the next release of UltraDefrag (v5.0.6) is on the horizon and we have added some more strings to be translated.

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

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

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 2012-05-17

UltraDefrag 5.0.5 portable release updated

Since the portable editions have had the report options missing from the ZIP archive they are now uploaded again with the missing file included.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

--
Stefan
UltraDefrag Translations Manager

Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-05-07

UltraDefrag 5.0.5 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.5 is mostly a bug fix release with some minor enhancements.

Here is a brief list of the changes:

- repair drives action was added to the GUI menu
- displaying the cluster map legend from the help menu was added
- cluster map scaling was forced to be more accurate
- GUI options verification was added
- a bug causing "wrong map detected" error was fixed
- ability to analyze, optimize and quick optimize drive from
  Explorer context menu added
- relative log paths support added to both GUI and console interface
- support of Unicode strings added to GUI options
- encoding of language packs changed to UTF-8
- status bar MFT string removed from translations, since it is nearly
  impossible to translate due to space issues
- handbook section about bug reporting reworked to include detailed steps
- the following translations were updated:... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/05/ultradefrag-505-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-05-05

UltraDefrag needs help with translations

Hello friends,

the next release of UltraDefrag (v5.0.5) is on the horizon and we have added some more strings to be translated.

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

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

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 2012-04-22

UltraDefrag 5.0.4 has been released

Hello friends,

Release 5.0.4 is mostly a bug fix release with some minor enhancements.

Here is the list of the changes:

- dirty volumes needing CHKDSK repair were returned
  to the drives list with a special mark in their status field
- taskbar icon overlay indicating that a job is running was added
  for Windows 7 and more recent Windows editions; it can be turned
  on/off by show_taskbar_icon_overlay GUI option
- menu item to manually check for updates added
- i18n support was added to file fragmentation reports
- the following translations were updated:... [read more](/p/ultradefrag/news/2012/04/ultradefrag-504-has-been-released/)
Posted by Stefan Pendl 2012-04-07

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

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