• [VOICENWS] SW: DFSee 14.7 released

    From feedback@os2voice.org@1:3634/1000 to All on Sat Aug 26 14:53:00 2017

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    DFSee version 14.7 has been released.

    MINOR release, meaning you get it for FREE if you have a 14.x key already. However, thare are some nice new features and some bug fixes in there!

    - Identification of, and protection of UNKnown, enCRyPted and LargeFloPpy disks

    - The OS/2 version now can be updated from the web using the Help menu (Get ...)
    (requires a functioning WGET utility to be present)

    - Linux and macOS screen handling has been enhanced to allow screens up to 768
    characters wide, and the colors have been tuned further for readability

    - Keyboard in Linux and macOS has been enhanced with Ctrl-Arrows and Shift-Fkeys

    - HEX editor update for large screens and using 4K object size by default

    - the Linux bootable USB stick DFSee-PUPPY has been updated to 14.7 too

    See the screenshots and additional info at:


    Note: existing users of the PUPPY stick can update directly using the menu:

    Program Updates / Downloads ->
    Get latest STABLE update

    (Will work with the regular Linux and macOS versions too, if WGET is there)

    DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
    smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks,
    filesystem and disk analysis, directory/file browsing with
    edit/view/copy capabilities including limited UNDELETE.

    More details at:

    Direct download links from the DFSee website:


    Or from the HOBBES website:
    or (after processing):

    Functional changes since 14.6

    - ABOUT: Show DFSee/TxLib build-date to YYYY-MM-DD for consistency
    - ABOUT: Accept s-F4 as shortcut key, works from all Unix terminals
    - Clearly identify/present (free)space for non partitionable disks
    - DISK: Recognize another MBR variant 'IBM Thinkpad factory preload'
    - HEXED: Avoid changing item-size (sectors) on using GOTO (Ctrl-G)
    - HEXED: Default item size 4KiB (block); Overrule with 'edit -s:n'
    - HEXED: Mouse click on ASCII [ or past ] columns to scroll UP/DN
    - HEXED: Slightly different color for buffer before/after current
    - HEXED: Speed up initial loading by optimizing first window paint
    - HEXED: Tune window width for up to 128 HEX columns; relSN value
    - HFS: Correctly identify HFS SB in 4096 byte sector size disks
    - Kbd: treat shift-up/dn/left/right/pgup/pgdn just as Ctrl or Alt
    - Kbd: shift-F5/F7/F8/F10/F12 alias for Alt-Fx on UNIX (windowing)
    - Kbd: Linux: new rxvt codes ctrl-arrows/PgUp/PgDn Ctrl/Shift-Fkey
    - LOG: Fixed rotating '-m:size' limitted log on mac/Linux platform
    - LUKS: Recognize 'Linux Unified Key Setup' in sectordata, display
    - LVM: Work on MBR-style disks only (not on GPT, FLP or CRP style)
    - Linux: Probing for NVMe SSD, HVM virtuals and MMC (SD) devices
    - MAP/ALLOC: Support and use screen widths up to 768 columns wide
    - MAP/PART: Enhanced 'partitioning style' to: MBR, GPT, FLP or CRP
    - MAP: Detect LUKS encrypted disks/partitions, show relevant info
    - MAP: Optimize color usage for max diversity on various platforms
    - MENU: Extra spacing between menuheaders if wider than 100 columns
    - MOUSE: No scroll but OPEN on click right-side of drop-down-menu
    - NEWMBR on large-flop or LUKS-crypted fails in batch or OEM-engine
    - NEWMBR on large-flop or LUKS-crypted, extra warning in confirm
    - NEWMBR without parameters does CURRENT disk ('.'), not ALL ('*')
    - OS/2: External commands without need for extra to start
    - OS/2: Filter WGET progress output to re-use the same line in SB
    - OS/2: Filter WGET progress output, no repeated lines in the log
    - OS/2: Fixed version number in DFSHIST.TXT and WPI distribution
    - OUTPUT: Accept shift-arrow keys etc to scroll the output window
    - OUTPUT: No command timestamp when echo is supressed for a command
    - PART: Default block/clustersize 4096 bytes (when no bootsec value)
    - PART: Encrypted GPT partition info, with FileVault header data
    - PART: Fixed crash with '-b' or '-n' on large-floppy-format disk
    - PART: Include Encrypted partition info, with (LUKS) header data
    - PART: Include Encrypted disk info (LUKS) and wider 'info' column
    - QUERY: New 'query DSTyle' partitioning style MBR, GPT, FLP, CRP
    - SCRIPT: New variables $_d_pstyle (string) and $_d_cryptdisk
    - SCRIPT: Updated DFSGETUP/DFSGETPY scripts to report missing 'wget'
    - UIKEYS: Show key-description as well as decimal TXLIB key-value
    - UNIX: Fixed bug on terminals over 32K cells; MAX width now 768
    - UNIX: More iTem/Terminal key codes (like Ctrl-up/dn, shift-F11)
    - UNIX: Set desktop to 80x25 if reported screensize 0x0 (in debugger)
    - UNIX: Support small screen in large terminal window (-screen:WXxY)
    - VCU/PCLEAR/FIXCHS/NEWMBR: No writing 'untouchable' disks (FLP/CRP)
    - VER: New command to display single line of version/packaging info
    - XML: New tag diskstyle="str" = "MBR, GPT", "FLP", "CRP" or "UNK"

    Regards, JvW

    DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - mailto://info@dfsee.com

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