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icomancer ChangeLog

Version 1.0 *Beta* Revision 70

Initial public release, beta stage
Version Number 1.0.0.70 • Released on June 28, 2012 1:00 AM CDT (June 28, 2012 1:00 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-1.0.0.70-Full.exe 88 MB MD5:3fd6143c04976b9985b6a0c4cb1f4357
icomancer-1.0.0.70-ImageMagick.exe 39 MB MD5:596d23a832c6401e74635b620ba036fe
icomancer-1.0.0.70-Standalone.exe 22 MB MD5:1677df4a9fbc0a439e77e35df540d7c0
Initial public release. As of this moment, icomancer is in beta testing.
Please look for updates at least every other day!

Version 1.0.1 *Beta* Revision 71

Minor debugging
Version Number 1.0.1.71 • Released on July 2, 2012 8:30 PM CDT (July 2, 2012 8:30 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 88 MB MD5:57bc6c6867cedbceff1f64d66cb48450
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 39 MB MD5:e2cf1d35024f6b697b627d9cc4462f3f
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 22 MB MD5:2d8e6fee00bcde63a661f97452ce8d29
icomancer-Update.exe 2 MB MD5:70ca3ce6018bc8c1e63c587cd3d1f7a5
- Fixed a bug in the loading process of the downloaded collections databases.

- Fixed a bug that didn't allow the proper detection of already downloaded 
Add-on Icon Packs.

Version 1.0.2 *Beta* Revision 74

Critical update
Version Number 1.0.2.74 • Released on July 4, 2012 10:30 AM CDT (July 4, 2012 10:30 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 88 MB MD5:0f6250a268ad727c07d8926389fc9492
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 39 MB MD5:349fafe1e7a0d3dddd04c15f52d9bacf
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 22 MB MD5:510fdab7997ea71ece52c7acf81c57ff
icomancer-Update.exe 2 MB MD5:3e98200f389ccbfc4c9fb393bf863085
* Critical: fixed an error caused by a malformed file name in the Crafter.
  This error popped up when an icon was saved into a subcategory (inside the
  root category) and then applied to a folder, preventing the icon to be
  effectively applied to the target folder.

- Fixed some typos in GUI elements.

- Polished the Launcher's Online Collection Browser window.

- Highlighted all the info tips from the Online Libraries Browsers to make
  obvious when a locally existing item is being selected.

- Homologated version info display in the Launcher, the About box and the
  Updates Checker.

Version 1.0.3 *Beta* Revision 76

Important fixes, minor improvements and a critical issue resolved
Version Number 1.0.3.76 • Released on July 7, 2012 07:00 AM CDT (July 7, 2012 07:00 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 88 MB MD5:5a268cb148324f674a360fd6b9f084ed
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 39 MB MD5:5da0adf8327616bc2da2819e1483a5ba
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 22 MB MD5:832ad9988d73be91c09ac55536561ea4
icomancer-Update.exe 2 MB MD5:c0892f19e4fcd7fc1c9534a9dca76d84
- Fixed an error that prevented the proper initialization at first run for very 
  rare cases.

+ Added some version checking comparison fixes (internal doh!).

- When the crafter was closed before finishing building previews, it crashed.

- Under some circumstances, the Updater Dialog was improperly launched after closing 
  the Online Collections Browser and caused a crash when closed.

- Fixed a potential bug in date comparison function (additional to the version 
  checking comparison fixed stated avobe) (internal double doh!).

- When autocrafting (embodying an image from the shell context menu), image names 
  where possibly repeated, causing an eventual crash in the Crafted Images Browser 
  within the Crafter. An error preventing snippet was added in the loader of the 
  mentioned browser for those users that where unknowingly caught by this bug.

+ An ImageMagick detector was placed on startup (for those users that downloaded the 
  Stand-alone setup package and didn't have ImageMagick installed).

- Crafter: avoided uploading of the "Mona Lisa" image. It is useless to upload 
  this one!

- Imbuer: under some circumstances, the Imbuer used to overwrite the "Skeleton" 
  settings. This was fixed.

- [CRITICAL] Imbuer: when the Skeleton didn't have the system default settings for 
  style (Normal/flat), it used to crash because the required images where not 
  pre-composed.

+ [Improvement] Crafter: added a legend stating the need to load an image for crafting, 
  'cause this Operation Mode is not made to assign just colors/textures/styles to the 
  folders (That's the Imbuer for), but to compose folder icons based on pictures.

+ [Improvement] Crafter: the default folder to pick images from is now the current 
  user's "My Pictures" folder -it was the App's Program Files folder-.

+ [Improvement] Added a pre-generated image cleaner that runs when closing the 
  Launcher. This will keep the cache small and fast and will help in preventing the 
  hard disk fragmentation.

Version 1.1 Final Revision 77

Official final release
Version Number 1.1.0.77 • Released on July 9, 2012 02:00 PM CDT (July 9, 2012 02:00 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 90.4 MB MD5:7b1395cc4e8d7fd2dcdcdf43ad7b8b0b
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 41.8 MB MD5:5c513a81f6fc5ae41d8d4411e8c3a196
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 24.4 MB MD5:bcaaafbfea552cea72346518441f44cd
icomancer-Update.exe 24.4 MB MD5:c4ede23cc2b54344ab0c12ba85e37c1a
This version is the official "final" release.

Additions:

+ User Manual & documentation is now included. It can be accessed from the
  Launcher or from the Start Menu.

+ Added support for gradient-based color packs.

+ Added Shell Context Menu action for removing the current icon assigned to
  any folder, wether it was set with icomancer or not.
  
+ Added functionality to assign pre-generated images from Downloaded Content Packs.
  All packages previously released where repacked.
  
Fixes:

- When a Content Pack was downloaded and the user didn't wanted to restart,
  the application didn't refreshed the images cache on the next run.
  This was fixed.

- Uninstaller: added removal of some folders that weren't previously included.

- Fixed an error that made the application crash when it wasn't able to download
  an "anonymous" license.

- Removed support for Facebook register/login when using Windows Vista + IE7, due
  to an incompatibility that can't be addressed. This only applies to Vista + IE7.

Version 1.1.1 Revision 82

Maintenance release
Version Number 1.1.1.82 • Released on July 15, 2012 11:58 PM CDT (July 15, 2012 11:58 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 42.9 MB MD5:8f8eda214e6d119aae40e853d013caad
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 42.2 MB MD5:aa945c783461451ec9af1f9c0a4953bf
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 24.8 MB MD5:e1687e94acb431ae4bdb7efd565b27df
icomancer-Update.exe 8.8 MB MD5:4da2388caca6b2aac3bacaa78114c5e8
- Imbuer: Fixed an error that prevented the correct displaying of the folder based
  on the skeleton's settings.
  
- Launcher: Renamed the "View my profile" button to "Go to my profile" and 
  enabled it (it was disabled).

- Fixed an issue that required a mobile user to re-download license when the laptop
  was switched between wireless and wired networks.

- Changed some control captions to make them clearer at first sight.

- Updated the User Manual. The online version was also updated.

+ Added startup logging to give better support to users with problems.
  The log is saved in %programdata%\LAVA SoftWorks\Icomancer\1.0.0.0

+ Added catching of unhandled errors for those cases when third party software
  disallows icomancer to save data files.

+ Crafter: added a context menu to the 256px preview to copy/save the folder image.

Version 1.1.2 Revision 87

Maintenance release, revisions 83-87
Version Number 1.1.2.87 • Released on July 24, 2012 10:30 AM CDT (July 24, 2012 10:30 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 43.4 MB MD5:dde40efc21af82d81efb1fdacbbb5539
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 42.7 MB MD5:785bf70236510c7114a390ff7d6205e9
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 25.3 MB MD5:b6d5ae4063bc21d0caf00181d5fbad80
icomancer-Update.exe 9.3 MB MD5:638829db1efa859113cee36f1e2316d1
Revision 83:
    
    - Changed the way of checking the OS version to prevent crashes due to text to
      numeric conversions on very rare occasions.
    
Revision 84:
    
    - Crafter: When the color of the skeleton wasn't the Template's "natural"
      color, previews where not generated at startup.
      
    - Launcher: added reload of the skeleton on every call to the Crafter, because
      it was keeping the latest selections even when the skeleton wasn't saved.
    
Revision 85:
    
    - Launcher: fixed an error that was caused by a second call to the imbuer
      (after imbuing an icon).
      
    - Launcher: when embodying, the GUID of the previously embodied icon wasn't
      reset, so, in long runs (after being embodying several icons), embodying 
      started to work unexpectedly.
      
    - When an icon was imbued, sometimes the app crashed because the icon to be
      imbued no longer existed (it was deleted after building but before setting to
      a folder). We didn't find out why the icon is deleted, but in the mean time,
      a check for existence of the icon was set before applying it, in order to
      let the user retry instead of getting a crash.
      
    - Copy icon to my collection: aded a database reload before adding icons,
      because when icons where copied using additional instances of icomancer,
      the latter where added but the sooner where not properly saved.
      
    - Crafter: changed caption of "Save icon" button to "Save this".
      
    + Added a "Save all" button on the crafter, so the current icon is
      saved/uploaded (if "Upload" is checked) in the three styles (Normal,
      Internal Portrait and Cover Portrait).
    
Revision 86:
    
    - Imbuer: added reloading of the icons database as done with the "Copy icon"
      function in Rev.85 to prevent a "missing icons" behavoir.
    
Revision 87:
    
    + Added a news reader on the Launcher window. This will read the the latest
      news, highlights and forum notices everytime they're available in the
      Online Collections/Images/Icons Browsers.
      
    + Implemented a "reset mode" for clearing up window positions and sizes before
      opening the Launcher.
      
    + Crafter: added a "Public" toggler for declaring a crafted image and icons
      publicly available -or personal if unchecked-.
      
    - Removed "pinging" to the icomancer server when looking for updates to
      help people behind blocked ping ports get update notices without errors.
      
    - Polished automatic updater messages.
    
    - Polished the license validator messages and added a fallback in case of
      security programs preventing icomancer from writing its own license files.

Version 1.2 Revision 92

Major update
Version Number 1.2.0.92 • Released on December 12, 2012 5:00 AM CDT (December 12, 2012 5:00 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.5 MB MD5:3ecc48ca009ff6f430450b81391b6652
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.7 MB MD5:f5e1f628d0293b596f27cc73b28ba6f4
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 28.9 MB MD5:ca1351429089e249b1a98c4314f7f935
icomancer-Update.exe 30.7 MB MD5:15fff1981a165aa098004f858ede6ebb
Revision 88:
    
    - Added fallback for date conversion errors in the updates checker.
    
    - Added On-screen settings blanking for reset mode.
    
Revision 89:
    
    - Changed the footprint generation for computer licensing in order to avoid
      collisions due to a wrongly planned licensing scheme.
    
    - Fixed an error in the collections loader.
    
Revision 90:
    
    - Changed the banner at the top of the Launcher window in anonymous mode
      (it was being confused with an ad space)
    
    + [Improvement] Added support to copy PNG files from the Launcher directly 
      into the "My Source Images" collection. Thanks for the idea, Ali!
      
    + [Improvement] Added remote login to user's icomancer account from the Launcher
    
Revision 91:
    
    - Removed deletion of previously imbued icon to a folder in order to prevent
      confusions with non-icomancer forged icons.
      
    - Added pre-checking of writability attributes to folders in order to
      prevent crashes due to lack of privileges.
      
Revision 92:
    
    - [Crafter] Added a patch to prevent a crash when, at the moment of creating
      a category, an existing name was being used.
      
    - Added a fallback to prevent crashes when removing icons from folders.
    
    - Fixed an error that was incorrectly setting categories to copied icons and
      images. A a post-update fix for the icons and images databases was added.
      
    + [Improvement] Added a routine to "force" the shell to refresh the parent of a
      folder recently imbued with an icon.
      
    - Added a fallback to prevent a crash when an invalid icon was added to the
      collection (thru "Copy" mode).
      
    - Added several fixes to prevent crashes due to data type conversions.
    
    + [Improvement] Added a content manager for local and remote images and icons.
      A Tracking Database viewer/editor was included here.
      
    Installer package improvements:
        
        - Full Bundle: added detection of .net framework and ImageMagick to avoid
          reinstallation or repair.
          
        - ImageMagick package: added detection to avoid reinstallation or repair.
        
        - Updated ImageMagick redistributable. Now using version 6.8.0-8.

Version 1.3 Revision 97

Major update
Version Number 1.3.0.97 • Released on December 22, 2012 8:00 PM CDT (December 22, 2012 8:00 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.6 MB MD5:74bd6e87621f51df92e1f8c3bfb247c5
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.8 MB MD5:9bb9b0e176e3efffdedcca907e8d3c3a
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:745efde06f47197c0d76667db91dcb45
icomancer-Update.exe 30.8 MB MD5:7dba11fa308434fcbe3ec5ad1fb4ccb5
Revision 93:
    
    - [Launcher] Added fallback to avoid crashes when the collections cache can't
      be purged when switching accounts.
      
    - [Launhcer] Added collection directories pre-creation to allow the Content
      Manager button to be enabled from the app startup.
      
    - [Add-on icon packs scanner] Added exception handler to detect startup errors.
    
Revision 94:
    
    - Improved fallbacks included in the previous revision.
    
Revision 95:
    
    - [Embody] Added fallback for invalid file names.
    
Revision 96:
    
    - Polished the Content Manager GUI.
    
    + [New feature] Added Content Syncing functions.
    
Revision 97:
    
    - Improved the icon extractor to properly detect the best image available for
      an imported icon.
      
    - Added several fallbacks to prevent crashes when an icon is set to a folder
      or shortcut that is heavily protected by the OS or some security program.
      
    - [TrackingDB Browser] added fallback for incorrectly detected Unicode names
      in objects previously touched by icomancer.
      
    - [Imbue] Improved appearance of add-on icon pack thumbnails.

Version 1.3.1 Revision 98

Major update + emerging fix
Version Number 1.3.1.98 • Released on December 24, 2012 3:00 PM CDT (December 24, 2012 3:00 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.6 MB MD5:973df19020ebe82a350fa855260696cd
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.8 MB MD5:99183c4a0a0ca1d75cd2f95ad3973a12
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:1e5e90e689f59a6a6f480df22f59b14d
icomancer-Update.exe 30.8 MB MD5:993a68653b87ad1aeac766753e231741
[REVISIONS FROM RELEASE 1.3]
    
    Revision 93:
        
        - [Launcher] Added fallback to avoid crashes when the collections cache 
          can't be purged when switching accounts.
          
        - [Launhcer] Added collection directories pre-creation to allow the Content
          Manager button to be enabled from the app startup.
          
        - [Add-on icon packs scanner] Added exception handler to detect startup 
          errors.
        
    Revision 94:
        
        - Improved fallbacks included in the previous revision.
        
    Revision 95:
        
        - [Embody] Added fallback for invalid file names.
        
    Revision 96:
        
        - Polished the Content Manager GUI.
        
        + [New feature] Added Content Syncing functions.
        
    Revision 97:
        
        - Improved the icon extractor to properly detect the best image available 
          for an imported icon.
          
        - Added several fallbacks to prevent crashes when an icon is set to a 
          folder or shortcut that is heavily protected by the OS or some security 
          program.
          
        - [TrackingDB Browser] added fallback for incorrectly detected Unicode 
          names in objects previously touched by icomancer.
          
        - [Imbue] Improved appearance of add-on icon pack thumbnails.
        
[REVISIONS INCLUDED IN THIS UPDATE]
    
    Revision 98:
        
        - Fixed missing per-computer filtering on remote item syncing.

Version 1.3.2 Revision 101

Maintenance Release
Version Number 1.3.2.101 • Released on February 5, 2013 12:00 PM CDT (February 5, 2013 12:00 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.6 MB MD5:7607b4597bef14661442cd2457264b0b
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.8 MB MD5:612a9be109ee69495fa94abaafce9820
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:f60bebce6809f2abc8e902a082d5009a
icomancer-Update.exe 30.8 MB MD5:e32427391fc6ec6b238835184b29af3c
Revision 99:
    
    - [Imbuer] Fixed a bug that threw an exception when duplicate items were
      found.

Revision 100 (released as HotFix):
    
    - [Crafter] Added a fallback on "Save All" function to prevent crashes
      (bug report).
    
Revision 101:
    
    - Changed the way versions where compared due to a bug in the update
      checker (bug report).

Version 1.3.3 Revision 102

Maintenance Release
Version Number 1.3.3.102 • Released on March 18, 2013 3:00 AM CST (March 18, 2013 3:00 AM CST)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.6 MB MD5:c203ac44ba02380e1d1263b5890eb941
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.8 MB MD5:518e62e0fe602e46e7c5505601f6ac23
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:4aa29b6816c57ca8a844c0f69010e388
icomancer-Update.exe 30.7 MB MD5:7c671578d9dff9aef75870966d5fea5c
- Restored pinging to licensing server before checking for licenses.

- Added fallback for exception thrown when a recently created category in the
  content manager isn't immediately available due to windows file cache
  problems or delays.

- Fixed "Upgrade" button on the Launcher (doh! wasn't doing a damn thing
  and nobody noticed!)

- Implemented coupon-based upgrades (yeah! you'll be able to get coupons
  from selected affiliate websites pretty soon!)

Version 1.3.4 Revision 104

Maintenance Release
Version Number 1.3.4.104 • Released on September 23, 2013 12:30 PM CDT (September 23, 2013 12:30 PM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.1 MB MD5:2355ae2a160819998bdd8d5fd13d2267
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.3 MB MD5:0dcee3d87879eee8d3f450f695abb434
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:a49bb6a9c2e904229012cd4d94558d1b
icomancer-Update.exe 30.2 MB MD5:ee5530765f2376b8f33ad51c3b6ba9e3
- [Rev. 103] Added a workaround for problems setting icons to shortcuts on Win7.

- [Rev. 103] Fixed an issue into the version checker on the imbuer.

- Minor bugs reviewed and fixed.

- ImageMagick updated to latest version (6.8.6-10)

Version 1.3.5 Revision 105

Unreleased fixes
Version Number 1.3.5.105 • Released on February 14, 2015 5:10 PM CST (February 14, 2015 5:10 PM CST)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 47.1 MB MD5:b8eb90cae995e7b322e17ba8b34542c2
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 46.3 MB MD5:48b9672d50e2f1a7e204a7e46cd8c8a2
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 29.0 MB MD5:10f7075745cc36d1e6a0a0e2e1bd7c26
icomancer-Update.exe 30.2 MB MD5:0e14e532e2e8aeb1ada39d879efd9abb
- Removed jagged background pattern from main icomancer windows

- Removed list of files to sync in the confirmation dialog on the Content Manager

Version 1.3.5 Revision 106

Hotfix Rev. 106
Version Number 1.3.5.106 • Released on July 5, 2016 5:40 PM CDT (July 5, 2016 5:40 PM CDT)
Published files information:
- Fixed exception when deleting categories on the content manager.

- Updated code certificate.

- Added checkpoint when saving databases to prevent exceptions caused by
  Windows UAC or antivirus packages.

- Tuned database schemas.

Version 1.3.5 Revision 107

Hotfix Rev. 107
Version Number 1.3.5.107 • Released on July 8, 2016 4:55 PM CDT (July 8, 2016 4:55 PM CDT)
Published files information:
 
                        

Version 1.3.6 Revision 109

Cumulative update
Version Number 1.3.6.109 • Released on October 2, 2016 12:15 AM CDT (October 2, 2016 12:15 AM CDT)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 46.4 MB MD5:b3d4c8711e54c683427117316028048d
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 45.6 MB MD5:0a4af7bc313cc58217ecc026ffe6ae76
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 28.4 MB MD5:2d99f4edc2fbb1e1f217135dfff56b83
icomancer-Update.exe 45.6 MB MD5:9613c598e8efbfbe40760d3e048148ea
Cumulative update including latest hotfixes:

[Rev. 106]

- Fixed exception when deleting categories on the content manager.

- Updated code certificate.

- Added checkpoint when saving databases to prevent exceptions caused by
  Windows UAC or antivirus packages.

- Tuned database schemas.

[Rev. 107]

- An exception could be thrown when the source images selector in the crafter fails
  to properly acquire the latest version number from icomancer's server.
  A workaround has been set to avoid it.

- When an image for the templates selector can't be built, it is skipped and notified
  at the end of the process so it could be ignored or reported.

- Updated Copyright info

[Rev. 108]

Added exception handlers for issues commonly found in systems with a high UAC level
and/or kicky antiviruses:

- When "Onscreen Settings.xml" couldn't be written.

- When any of the databases couldn't be written.

Version 1.3.7 Revision 110

ImageMagick Update
Version Number 1.3.7.110 • Released on March 27, 2017 11:00 PM CST (March 27, 2017 11:00 PM CST)
Published files information:
icomancer-Full-Setup.exe 52.2 MB MD5:3c1c717048fd3e3e190e86460063ca36
icomancer-ImageMagick-Setup.exe 51.5 MB MD5:585b654bc212ebfd4b1f3504d41d0cef
icomancer-Standalone-Setup.exe 28.4 MB MD5:a9a007dc5050996fe1e8c7d1f3759af5
icomancer-Update.exe 35.7 MB MD5:d0fcc45905dadcf4a6cd34c23ee74a1c
- Updated ImageMagick to version 6.9.8

- Modified ImageMagick probing dialog and added a link for direct help.

- Removed the default folder shown on the crafter when invoked from the launcher
  with a single click.

- Disabled the style selectors on the crafter when no image is specified to avoid
  ImageMagick exceptions.

WARNING: if you have a different version of ImageMagick installed, it may be broken by this
update. If you want to avoid this, please download and install the Stand Alone version.

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