Shared Phidgets Version History

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Version History

Version 3.0.0: SetupSharedPhidgets-Version-3.0.0.msi (ca. 12 MB)
Released: October 28, 2007

  • Completely rewritten library and connector tool
  • Implemented Phidgets 2.1 driver support: enhanced performance, multi-threaded driver
  • Plug-in based hardware integration into connector
  • Phidgets implementation is NOT using the COM drivers anymore
  • Support for all existing Phidgets
  • Integrated 3rd party hardware devices: GPS device, graphic LCDs, GSM gateway (to send and receive text messages)
  • New collection of interface skins
  • New Wizard of Oz simulation framework and simulation skins
  • New simulation recorder, to record test cases for appliance testing
  • New infrastructure explorer
  • New geospatial visualization utility
  • Development templates for Visual Studio C#
  • IDE plug-in for Visual Studio: developers can explore the available hardware devices from within the IDE, and automatically create a class framework
  • Easy to use class framework and tutorials for custom skins
  • Hardware devices can be excluded from the shared data space

LATEST RELEASE (VisualStudio 2005 ONLY!):
Version 2.5.0: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-2.5.msi (3.5 MB)
Released: April 12, 2007

  • New: Automatic toolbox install to Visual Studio 2005
  • New: Library and all tools now ported and compiled in .NET 2.0
  • New: Windows Vista Compatible!
  • Fixed: Thread problems when updating UI elements. ALL event handlers are now full thread safe!

Version 2.0.2: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-2.0.2.msi (3.5 MB)
Released: March 30, 2007

  • Fixed: Connector and Server blocked Windows shutdown problem fixed. Now the computer can reboot and shutdown without any problems.
  • Fixed: It's not necessary anymore to run the server component. This functionality can be done by the connector.
  • Fixed: Encoder event handler problem
  • Fixed: TextLCD display method
  • Fixed: Servo controller delay problem, improved forwarding of controller events
  • Fixed: Password protection now works with all components. By adding the password to the shared dictionary address it's possible to restrict the access to the connected phidgets
  • New: TextLCD separate indicator of displayed text
  • Please note: the examples are not included with this installer anymore. We will provide a separate download soon with examples, tutorials and the sourcecode.

Version 2.0.1: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-2.0.1.msi (6.5 MB)
Released: August 1, 2006

  • Fixed: Setup DLL registration error
  • Fixed: Phidgets dispose error (occasional error)
  • Fixed: Automatic reconnecting bug
  • Fixed: UniversalSkin select error
  • Changed: Toolbox installer messages
  • Added: Automatic registering of default address when starting server
  • Added: Automatic retreiving of default IP address in all modules
  • Added: CircularTouch support in universal skin and the ControllerGUI
  • Added: Features to automatically distribute IP address to all modules from server component

Version 2.0.0: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-2.0.0.msi (6.5 MB)
Released: July 14, 2006

  • New: Visual Studio 2005 support (only professional version)
  • New: Metadata configuration tab in the connector tool
  • New: XML saved metadata
  • New: Various methods (for each component) to discover metadata
  • New: Circular Touch Sensor Skin
  • New: Encoder component and Encoder Skin
  • New: Weight Sensor component and Weight Sensor Skin
  • New: Debugging menu in connector tool
  • Fixed: Various bugs fixed
  • Changed: changed used version of the .Networking to 1.0.3

Version 1.0.4: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-1.0.4.msi (6.5 MB)
Released: February 13, 2006

  • Fixed: FilterLocation GUI editor in Visual Studio
  • Fixed: Entry delete methods in Connector tool
  • Fixed: XML configuration method in Connector tool
  • Fixed: Multithreading GUI access method in ConnectionManagerSkin
  • Changed: Speed improvement in MapsController application
  • Changed: removed the source files; this will be a seperate download

Version 1.0.3: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-1.0.3.msi (11.4 MB)
Released: February 7, 2006

  • Fixed: Servo control set value control
  • Added: Registry entry for default values
  • Added: Local Settings tool to configure computer-wide settings (like default server address)
  • Added: Property for the servo to enable/disable trackbar synchronization
  • Added: Sorting of keys and values in the SharedPhidgets Controller
  • Added: Local default settings
  • Changed: Maps Controller XML config files
  • Changed: RFID skin initialization (outputs)
  • Changed: TextLCD skin initialization
  • Changed: ConnectionManager opens no connection while in IDE

Version 1.0.2: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-1.0.2.msi (10.5 MB)
Released: January 26, 2006

  • Added: new interface dialog for server startup
  • Added: new interface dialog for connector
  • Changed: static auto connect functions removed
  • Changed: new version of the Maps Controller application

Version 1.0.1: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-1.0.1.msi (10.5 MB)
Released: January 23, 2006

  • Added: source code of the toolkit library, the tools and all examples
  • Added: Maps Controller XML files, PNG maps
  • Added: Introduction for Connector program
  • Changed: directory structure: 'src' and 'bin'
  • Changed: new XML config files
  • Bugfix: reconnecting devices bug in Connector
  • Bugfix: picture load method in Maps and Maps Controller

Version 1.0.0: SetupSharedPhidgets-BETA-Version-1.0.0.msi (4.9 MB)
Released: January 20, 2006

  • First beta release version of the toolkit
  • Included tools: server, connector, controller and example applications
  • Automatic Visual Studio toolbox install