Servant Salamander 2.5 beta 7 Changelog

Release date: November 26, 2004

New features

  • Options for Copy and Move operations:
    • Queuing option: Wait until all other Copy/Move operations are finished.
    • Overwrite older and skip other existing files without asking.
    • Only files: prevent creating of empty directories.
    • Filter by file names using wildcard.
    • Filter by file date, time, size, or attributes.
  • Configurable hot keys for plugins commands. Look at Plugins Manager window.
  • Option to display Size column in Kilo Bytes, or in short format (KB, MB, GB, etc.)
  • Configuration page Keyboard with comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts.
  • Large icons are finally supported in Icons, Tiles, and Thumbnails panel mode.
  • Find: new Ignore Directory List to skip directories such as "System Volume Information". Look at Options menu at Find window.
  • Internal text viewer, Servant Salamander panels and toolbars: optimization of drawing speed.
  • Disconnect window: displayed drives are alphabetically sorted.
  • Compare Directories: directories are not selected if the Compare subdirectories option is cleared.

FTP Client plugin

  • This version of FTP plugin is only preview version. It means that it is incomplete, we are still working on it.
  • View command was implemented. Downloaded files are cached for subsequent viewing.
  • Support for VxWorks ftp server (VxWorks is a real-time operating system used for example in the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity).
  • Support for OS/2 ftp server.
  • Better support for MVS ftp server.
  • Better support for UNIX ftp server.
  • Smarter error handling in progress window.
  • Better and more accurate progress and time estimation.
  • The most important missing features are Copy to FTP server (also called upload), Create Directory, and Quick Rename (F2 key).
  • Plugin supports active and passive transfer modes. Proxies and SSL sockets will be supported in future.
  • Please test browsing of your favorite FTP servers in panel and Delete, Change Attributes, View files, and Copy from FTP server (also called download) operations.
  • Unfinished options and buttons are disabled, all other should work well.
  • Enjoy this preview version and let us know if you encounter anything strange or not working (except missing features described here). Thanks!

PictView plugin

  • Status bar.
  • Crop command.
  • Support of Nikon and Canon digital camera raw formats *.NEF and *.CRW.
  • Command Select/Unselect opened file in Servant Salamander panel or find.
  • Better selection with Space and Shift modifiers (like Adobe Photoshop has).

Eroiica Viewer plugin

  • Support of images in Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 documents.
  • Support of Far East Excel documents.
  • Support of SolidWorks files *.SLDASM, *.SLDDRW, *.SLDPRT.
  • Support of Microsoft Visio Drawings *.VSD.
  • Support of encrypted PDF documents.
  • Major fixes and optimization of reading PDF documents.

WinSCP plugin

  • Upgraded to WinSCP 3.7.1.
  • Duplicate files command.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.56.
  • Added support for UTF-8 encoded filenames for SFTP protocol version 4 and newer.

Multimedia Viewer plugin

  • Support for WMA, WAV, and OGG.
  • Copying to Clipboard is supported.
  • Export file information to the HTML.
  • Keyboard navigation.

7-Zip plugin

  • New packing options: compression level and method, dictionary size, solid archive.
  • Many bug fixes.
  • Look at for more information about 7-Zip.

Undelete plugin

  • Undelete command is available at Plugins menu.
  • Many bug fixes.
  • This version cannot recover encrypted (NTFS based) files.

Renamer plugin

  • Unchanged names are grayed in the real-time preview.

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