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UltraDefrag 7.0.0 has been finally released

Dear friends,

We are proud to present you the final UltraDefrag v7 release. Our tests show it works reliably, so we have no reason to defer it any longer. We'd like to thank all the fans for being with us on the way to the final release. Together we made it and now it's time to think about new features. Some of them should definitely appear in the upcoming 7.1.0 release.

Besides, SourceForge Project of the Month poll is still open. If you believe we're making good progress don't hesitate to vote for us there. We still do believe we're making our world a little bit better together, as we're spreading freedom via free software.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-12-23

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 RC1 has been released

Dear friends,

We are proud to present you the first candidate for the final UltraDefrag v7 release. In the latest beta we have fixed 99% of application crashes. We'll do our best to improve reliability even further, but taking into account the fact that the remaining crashes are probably caused by hardware failures and virus infections (rather than UltraDefrag bugs), we consider RC1 to be safe for daily use. If you'll find, however, that it still fails for you, don't hesitate to drop us a note. And finally, if you believe we're making good progress, vote for us at SourceForge Project of the Month poll.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-12-20

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 beta 6 has been released

This release fixes a few major bugs affecting thread safety. wxWidgets 2.8.12 we used before turned to have unreliable ways to transfer information from one working thread to another. The latest stable 3.0.2 release, however, provides better mechanisms for inter-thread communication. In beta 6 we have adjusted our code to use them properly.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-12-10

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 beta 5 has been released

Dear friends,

We have finally upgraded wxWidgets to the latest stable 3.0.2 release. It fixes a lot of bugs and provides better debugging facilities which helped us to improve our own code as well. Only drawback is that it uses different language identifiers, so you have to select your language once again.

Enjoy!

Dmitri Arkhangelski
UltraDefrag Chief Architect

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-12-06

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 beta4 has been released

For this release we used much safer compilation options: 32 bit binaries are compiled by GCC 4.7.1 which is known to be pretty stable, 64 bit binaries - by Windows 7 SDK with all optimizations disabled, as recommended by Microsoft.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-11-29

UltraDefrag 6.1.1 and 7.0.0 beta3 have been released

Dear friends,

We are proud to present you a couple of new releases. The first one is a minor maintenance release. It fixes a bug preventing the program to check for available updates reliably. The latter beta release features brand new testing facilities. Whenever you'll encounter a bug the program will send us a bit of debugging information automatically. As we'll gather enough information we'll do our best to investigate all cases and make another beta release afterwards.... read more

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-11-20

UltraDefrag 6.1.0 has been released

This release features completely rewritten documentation. A bit later it will be included in UltraDefrag v7 along with a bunch of bug fixes. If you believe some information is missing there, don't hesitate to drop us a note.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2015-04-19

UltraDefrag 7.0.0 seems to be ready for the final tests

Hello friends,

Since the latest updates we have no more bug reports. Due to this reason we'll mark the latest beta release as stable, at least for the next 48 hours. Give it a try and if the program will crash (on a virus-free operating system) send us a bug report.

If we'll receive enough feedback upon the subject we'll consider to mark as the latest stable release UltraDefrag 6.0.4 back again.

Posted by Dmitri Arkhangelski 2014-11-12

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 2014-10-25

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 2014-10-19

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 2014-10-19

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