Shared Phidgets Version History

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!! Version History

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'''Version 3.0.0:''' \\
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


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'''LATEST RELEASE (VisualStudio 2005 ONLY!):'''\\
'''Version 2.5.0:''' [[(Attach:)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!


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'''LATEST RELEASE FOR VISUAL STUDIO 2003:'''\\
'''Version 2.0.2:''' [[(Attach:)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.


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'''Version 2.0.1:''' [[(Attach:)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

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'''Version 2.0.0:''' [[(Attach:)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

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'''Version 1.0.4:''' [[(Attach:)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

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'''Version 1.0.3:''' [[(Attach:)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

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'''Version 1.0.2:''' [[(Attach:)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

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'''Version 1.0.1:''' [[(Attach:)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''

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'''Version 1.0.0:''' [[(Attach:)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