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  • Fixed a bug where the agent would stop responding.
  • Fixed a problem where agent Macs running OS 10.7 and newer might have problems being awakened to sync or staying awake to complete the sync.
  • Improved temporary, hidden filename creation logic to work-around certain file system incompatibilities.
  • Added better handling of file system nuances during the process of moving files to a synchronizer documents' archive.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when the agent is asked to collect information on all mounted volumes.
  • Fixed a problem where incorrect permissions could be applied to read-only, locked files that are safe-copied.
  • Modified the installer to ensure that all previously installed components are correctly replaced when updating the app.
  • Implemented a fix for a bug in Mavericks that would cause a folder scan to fail with a fatal error if the folder did not have read permissions.
  • Implemented a fix for a bug in Mavericks that would cause the application to crash when processing temporary files with a leading tilde character in their name.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause un-necesary package aggregation if a folder containing packages had it's contents change while it was being scanned.
  • Fixed a bug that would not generate proper errors when an attempt to create a unique filename in a folder failed.
  • Implemented more efficient unicode filename handling.
  • Improved performance when aborting a sync.
  • Improved sync scan performance especially when Package Files are included in the sync tree.
  • Added logic to ensure all applicable threads get terminated when aborting a sync.
  • Implemented installer changes to properly install on the system startup volume.
  • Fixed a bug so that now files copied via InterConneX inherit the user and group ownership of the enclosing folder rather than be assigned ownership by the 'default' user. This technique is also applied to Symbolic Links.
  • Updated the installer summary message to direct users to System Preferences in order to configure and enable ChronoAgent.
  • Enforced security so non-admin users cannot access ChronoAgent preference panes beyond the Status pane without authenticating.
  • Improved monitoring of real-time file system changes.
  • Improved networking performance.
  • Improved in-agent file copy performance.
  • Added the ability to recognize reconnections attempts from ChronoSync 4.4.0 and later clients.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • All-new ChronoAgent Monitor to help monitor the status of and easily update ChronoAgent from the menubar.
  • Enhanced License system preference pane to better report the license status if a demo license is being used.
  • Added ChronoAgent Monitor settings and controls to the Advanced system preference pane.
  • Added Mountain Lion Firewall and ChronoAgent Monitor information to the Help Center.
  • Added support for remote file system observers and remote FSEvent queries for improved sync scan performance in future products.
  • Added support for enhanced sync compression for use in future products.
  • Added auto-reconnect logic for clients that support it.
  • Replaced deprecated APIs with newer APIs.
  • Fixed a bug preventing a port number greater than 56535 from being used. 65535 is now numerical port limit.
  • Improved the efficiency of self-diagnostics.
  • Fixed some incorrect translations in the French and German versions.
  • Fixed a bug in the Preference Pane that would not allow a port value larger than 56535 to be specified.
  • Fixed a rare timing problem that would falsely trigger a "File Not Found" error when syncing very large files.
  • Fixed a problem on Mountain Lion where ChronoAgent would not keep the Mac awake while there was an active connection.
  • New installer with better Gatekeeper integration in Mountain Lion.
  • New code signature for better Mountain Lion compatibility.
  • Uninstallers now do a better job of removing ChronoAgent related components.
  • Fixed the inability to establish secure connections in some instances.
  • Updated the uninstaller to ensure all files and folders are removed.
  • Changed ChronoAgent to no longer attempt to display a dialog at the termination of the demo period but rather revert silently to demo mode. This prevents some unwanted problems with the preference panel trying to show a dialog when not active.
  • Improved performance of concurrent file copies.
  • Improved responsiveness when aborting a large file transfer in a scheduled synchronization.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the system from going to sleep after inactivity.
  • Eliminated 256 bit encryption option.
  • Minor help tweaks.
  • All-new networking code implemented to support data encoding over multiple platforms and secure connections using SSL.
  • More efficiently handles multiple, simultaneous connections.
  • Automatically cleans up partially copied files (i.e. files not completely copied when a connection is unexpectedly broken).
  • Split the ChronoAgent Preference Pane user interfaces into four tabs, logically placing new and existing controls within them.
  • Users logged in under non-administrator accounts can now modify agent settings (provided they can supply administrator credentials to the security dialog).
  • Preference pane now resizes itself to fit the enclosing Preferences window.
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese have been added to the existing set of English, German, French and Japanese translations.
  • Completely revamped Help Center with new content, user interface and translations.
  • New implementation for detecting and automatically installing updates.
  • Slightly altered the bounce behavior so that we explicitly stop the Bonjour service publisher before shutting down the server.
  • Fixed a bug where preference changes weren't being synchronized after being made.
  • Fixed a bug whereby port availability was being checked even if the agent was running, resulting in an erroneous "Port in use" error.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur if multiple connections were simultaneously accessing exactly the same set of files.
  • Better performance and error handling.
  • Minor UI tweaks especially when running on Yosemite.
  • Update checks are performed on a secure connection.
  • Various bug fixes.
  • ChronoAgent is now 64-bit, Intel-only, and requires macOS 10.8 or later.
  • You can have ChronoAgent automatically configure the port-mapping functionality of your router. This is useful for making ChronoAgent available over the Internet by opening a port in the router's firewall and forwarding all traffic on that port to the ChronoAgent.
  • Contains a built-in Dynamic DNS client that can connect to several of the more-popular services.
  • Limit ChronoAgent’s ability to access files by specifying which volumes it is allowed to access.
  • Virtually all icons and supplemental artwork in the program have been optimized for high resolution (Retina) displays.
  • You can optionally post to the local Notification Center. Keep track of any connection errors that may occur with ChronoAgent.
  • Performance-boosting enhancements.
  • Various Bug Fixes.
  • Improved SmartScan comparability with ChronoSync 4.6.0.
  • Added Japanese localization and help.
  • Improved accessibility by increasing Voice Over support in the ChronoAgent Preference panes.
  • When blessing a volume after a bootable backup operation, we now create a boot.efi, if necessary.
  • When blessing a volume after a bootable backup operation, we now render a text label for the firmware-based OS picker.
  • Performed minor UI tweaks to better accommodate localized labels.
  • Fixed a potential bug by adding logic to address a possible thread-safety issue that occurs when trying to start multiple, concurrent secure sessions.
  • Fixed an issue with the help button on the Advanced panel being overlapped and un-clickable on pre-10.10 systems.
  • Fixed a bug whereby newly created symbolic links would have a UID equivalent to the intended GID.
  • Implemented support for package merging.
  • Optimized retrieving and setting of File Info data.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent logging into the agent after Mac startup.
  • Now provides a more complete list of active interfaces in the Status Panel.
  • Provides better feedback to a client (i.e. ChronoSync) when copying package files.
  • Improved wake and agent restart Bonjour service broadcast reliability, especially under Yosemite.
  • Relaxed all internal constraints regarding the maximum length of file paths.
  • Fixed a bug that would perform a full copy rather than a merge for files in a package that were HFS-compressed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause post-sync volume ejection to fail if the Synchronizer Document performing the task is open.
  • Features:
  • Added support for client-side FSEvent queries, increasing SmartScan performance.
  • Now supports the modification of BSD flags on symbolic links if the underlaying file system supports this.
  • Can now accept new connections at a faster rate.
  • Fixes:
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a configured agent to temporarily forget its password on system startup.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented SmartScan from offering any benefit to remote bootable backups that targeted a v1.4.x agent.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause user/group mapping to become temporarily disabled when scanning a file system for changes.
  • Fixed some thread safety issues when configuring the OpenSSL library for secure connections.
  • Fixed a bug that could inadvertently close an existing connection if a new, secure session were initiated at precisely the wrong moment.
  • Implements a stronger security model for encrypted communication with ChronoSync and InterConneX clients.
  • Increased performance when using SmartScan.
  • Works better with ChronoSync's 'Attempt reconnect on drops' and 'Optimal host routing' features.
  • Implemented an all-new Trial Mode evaluation system whereby trial keys can be requested from our server.
  • A warning is now generated when ChronoAgent detects that the InterConneX User Path no longer exists.
  • Fixed a user/group ID mapping bug where mapping could be temporarily disabled in some circumstances.
  • Eliminated some erroneous error messages.
  • Stability improvements.
  • Fixed a handful of user-interface layout issues.
  • Official Sierra-compatible release.
  • Added the ability to mount disk images on ChronoAgent Macs.
  • Added the ability to preserve or strip Resource Forks to increase flexibility when backing up to non-native macOS file systems.
  • Fixed some minor problems with Extended Attributes, specifically Finder Tags.
  • Fixed a bug on Sierra where the ChronoAgent Preference Pane icon could be displayed in the Dock.

Miscellaneous:

  • Eliminated overzealous authd system log messages triggered by the ChronoAgent Monitor.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug whereby ChronoAgent was failing a WAN-IP check because we were attempting to access the dynamic DNS service webpage using http:// instead of https://.