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Version 1.2.9 released

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:49 am
by mike
Hi folks,

v1.2.9 is out now, available on the website and via automatic update.

The update to BigSur/ARM64 is a great example of what a royal PITA is developing software for Apple platforms - a significant investment of efforts is required just to keep it running.

Oddly enough, this release is the largest if measured by number of commits: ~400. The second largest was v1.2.0 with ~270 commits.

This version is also the first to be built with LTO ( ... timization). Combined with removal of dynamic-link libraries, this allowed to keep a final .dmg size lower while shipping binary for two architectures. And it gave some performance benefits, obviously.

Here's the list of changes/improvements:
  • Now contains a universal binary for ARM64 and x86-64.
  • Updated for macOS Big Sur.
  • Terminal emulator was significantly improved.
  • Panel items are now automatically deselected after a file operation.
  • Added a new action “Follow Symlink”: Cmd+Right.
  • Fixed defaults paths to system applications.
  • Fixed support for large directories in Dropbox VFS.
  • Now a Deletion operation can be stopped during a scanning phase.
  • Now file time representations are updated when a system date changes.
  • Preview request now automatically expands a collapsed panel.
  • SFTP VFS now supports ED25519 keys.
  • FTP VFS now supports Active Mode.
  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements.
Have a happy New Year!

Upd. build 3523 had an issue, it was replaced with build 3524 (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=546).
Upd. another issue is fixed with build 3532 (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=547).

Re: Version 1.2.9 released

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:46 pm
by darek
a significant investment of efforts is required just to keep it running
That's what we're dealing with as well in game development and people don't want to understand that it takes a lot of cash and effort just to keep the game they bought eight years ago (for the price of a cup of coffee) running.

That's also why I'm obsessed with keeping the scope as small as possible, since maintenance in the long term is always a pain.

And finally, that's why I'm so happy to see that you're commited to keeping this tool alive. It's essential in my workflow :)

Happy New Year, Mike!

Re: Version 1.2.9 released

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:28 pm
by don
Oh! Thank you! Great news. Nice NY present. Really appreciate.

Re: Version 1.2.9 released

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:04 am
by jakub.kahovec
Thank you for your hard work. I really enjoy using NC.

Re: Version 1.2.9 released

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:08 am
by don
I am a bit late to the party (just got the alert) - woohoo another update!
Thank you!