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Version 4 changelog

Post by DaveG » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:00 am

The use of old versions is not recommended, as your IP location database will be out of date.

Version 5.x changelog is available here.

Version 4.2.17 — January 10, 2014 — 552 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for January 2014
* Fixed flag style not updating immediately on option change
* Fixed bug that could cause flag to not update properly if tab switching quickly
* Replaced Bit.ly with Tiny URL as default URL shortener (Bit.ly URL API gone)

Version 4.2.16 — December 12, 2013 — 549 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for December 2013

Version 4.2.15 — November 14, 2013 — 546 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for November 2013

Version 4.2.14 — October 15, 2013 — 543 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for October 2013

Version 4.2.13 — September 29, 2013 — 541 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for September 2013

Version 4.2.12 — August 24, 2013 — 540 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for August 2013

Version 4.2.11 — July 22, 2013 — 540 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for July 2013

Version 4.2.10 — June 15, 2013 — 537 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for June 2013
* Minor IPDB load check update

Version 4.2.9 — May 19, 2013 — 712 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for May 2013

Version 4.2.8 — April 13, 2013 — 711 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for April 2013

Version 4.2.7 — March 12, 2013 — 730 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for March 2013
* Fixed database age not being detected correctly in Firefox 19+

Version 4.2.6 — February 9, 2013 — 573 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for February 2013

Version 4.2.5 — January 7, 2013 — 569 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for January 2013

Version 4.2.4 — December 11, 2012 — 582 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for December 2012

Version 4.2.3 — November 8, 2012 — 579 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for November 2012

Version 4.2.2 — October 5, 2012 — 705 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for October 2012
* Switched to using the async API for proxy detection (required for Firefox 18+)
* Updated a few actions to use HTTPS (SiteAdvisor, SSL Checker, & Google)
* Removed old largely defunct Same IP action
* Minor locale updates

Version 4.2.1 — September 8, 2012 — 704 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for September 2012

Version 4.2.0 — August 12, 2012 — 702 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for August 2012
* Backend changes to improve responsiveness:
+ Removed dependency on Addon Manager API to access IPDB files on startup
-> Flagfox starts up faster and shouldn't break when Firefox breaks here
+ Replaced old polling loop (4Hz) with a new location change progress listener
-> Flag updates are now done without delay; now fully idle when not used
* Got rid of special icon for about:blank (nobody could tell what it was, anyway)
* Changed Firefox EOL warning to show once for users with less than Firefox 10
* Added a few more commonly resold TLDs to mismatch note exception list
* Dropped Firefox 3.5 & SeaMonkey 2.0 support; removed special cases for them
-> This Flagfox version supports Firefox 3.6+ and SeaMonkey 2.1+

Version 4.1.17 — July 7, 2012 — 701 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for July 2012
* Minor CSS fixes for a no longer supported "-moz" prefix

Version 4.1.16 — June 10, 2012 — 699 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for June 2012
* Added Catalan locale

Version 4.1.15 — May 5, 2012 — 709 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for May 2012
* Fixed a potential issue with a malformed actions preference

Version 4.1.14 — April 14, 2012 — 707 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for April 2012

Version 4.1.13 — March 10, 2012 — 700 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for March 2012
* Switched Geotool actions over to new server (with new subdomain)
* Added Croatian locale

Version 4.1.12 — February 12, 2012 — 670 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for February 2012

Version 4.1.11 — January 6, 2012 — 667 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for January 2012
* A couple more minor flag updates

Version 4.1.10 — December 14, 2011 — 666 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for December 2011
* Updated a few country flags and localized names
* Added Lithuanian locale and some other locale updates

Version 4.1.9 — November 12, 2011 — 656 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for November 2011
* Updated the traceroute action to work with server update
* Some minor locale updates

Version 4.1.8 — October 14, 2011 — 653 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for October 2011
* Added flags and localized names for a few small territories now in the database

Version 4.1.7 — September 17, 2011 — 645 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for September 2011
* Added Persian locale

Version 4.1.6 — August 18, 2011 — 638 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for August 2011
* Warn remaining Firefox 3.5 users to update (shown once)
* Support bumps for current Firefox and SeaMonkey Aurora versions

Version 4.1.5 — July 7, 2011 — 633 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for July 2011

Version 4.1.4 — June 9, 2011 — 628 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for June 2011
* Some minor country name localization fixes

Version 4.1.3 — May 19, 2011 — 623 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for May 2011
* Fixed the prompt method when used in custom JavaScript actions

Version 4.1.2 — April 12, 2011 — 618 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for April 2011
* Added Armenian and Finnish locales and some other locale updates
* Support bumps for current Firefox and SeaMonkey Trunk nightlies

Version 4.1.1 — March 4, 2011 — 603 KB
* IPv4 & IPv6 address location database updates for March 2011
* Simplified startup a bit; fixed a few potential issues and a minor Flagfox 3->4 upgrade bug

Version 4.1.0 — February 19, 2011 — 599 KB
* Added full IPv6 support using data from Maxmind (OS & ISP IPv6 support required)
* Added support for IPv4 mapped and compatible IPv6 addresses (IPv4 prefixed with "::ffff:" or "::")
* Added support for 6to4 and Teredo IPv6 tunneled IPv4 addresses
* Optimized IP database reading a little bit
* Added autocomplete for placeholders when typing into the template field in the new/edit action dialog
* Improved icon tooltip to look better and be easier to read/understand and better to localize effectively
* Added nationality of domain name to icon tooltip when applicable and differs from server location
* Added new icon for about: URLs (about:blank still has its own new page icon)
* Added new side menu for the add action button in the options dialog
* Added new clone selected action feature (via add menu or ctrl+c hotkey in options)
* Added new paste action(s) from clipboard feature (via add menu or ctrl+v hotkey in options)
* Added link to custom actions forum to add menu
* Added new {title} placeholder for page title
* Added new {meta-*} placeholders syntax to get page meta tags' data (ex: description, keywords)
* Added new {locale-*} placeholders expanded syntax for getting specific settings (page, content, UI, OS)
* Added new {TLD} placeholder to get the top level domain (public suffix; e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk -> co.uk)
* Added a text link label for the preview icons button in the options dialog to make it more discoverable
* Added new default actions to the options: Internet Archive, SSL Checker, URL Parser, Wave a11y Check
* Added Page Metadata default action to the options (opens in popup dialog)
* Renamed old "Wikipedia" action to "Wikipedia: Country" and added domain and TLD Wikipedia lookups
* Replaced Copy Country action with Copy Server Info action: "domain (ip) - country (code)"
* Added proper support for "javascript:" actions; now executes in sandbox instead of opening URL
* Made pressing delete key on custom actions in options also select next item for quick multi-deletes/undos
* Replaced multi-pane help box in the edit action dialog with a single basics box and a popup for advanced
* Added buttons for each placeholder in the advanced help popup to paste to the template field
* Optimized options dialog action list generation to improve dialog load time with large action lists
* Improved importing to be smarter: can now take in first found plain text URL or link as starting point
* Improved drag & drop support to better strip bullet points when dropping action lists into options
* Improved cold startup time slightly by delaying string bundle loading until needed for menu or tooltip
* Fixed locale handling for some systems with mixed settings
* Fixed icon not updating on page refresh if needed and improved performance of update check a bit
* Fixed extra loading of country names list for edit action and icon set preview dialogs
* Fixed some minor potential issues with hotkey handling
* Removed old icon repositioning options now that Firefox 4 removed the status bar
* Updated existing experimental Mozilla Weave/Firefox Sync support to use newer pref name format
* Added extractionless XPI opt-out to install manifest for Gecko 2.0+ support
* Added support for using the larger logo image in the Flagfox details view in the new Addon Manager
* Removed old Flagfox 4.0 first run page (no more first run page for stable versions for now)
* Dropped all support for Gecko 1.9.0 based browsers, including Firefox 3.0.x and all Flock versions
* Removed all Gecko 1.9.0 support hacks
* Dropped a few locales due to lack of translators to do updates: ca, fi, lt, mk, ms
* This Flagfox version supports Firefox 3.5 - 4.0.* and SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.1b3pre

Version 4.0.14 — February 5, 2011 — 584 KB
* IP address location database update for February 2011
* Warn users of Firefox 3.0 & 3.5 to update (once); 3.0 is EOL and 3.5 will be soon

Version 4.0.13 — January 20, 2011 — 581 KB
* IP address location database update for January 2011

Version 4.0.12 — December 16, 2010 — 577 KB
* IP address location database update for December 2010

Version 4.0.11 — November 7, 2010 — 574 KB
* IP address location database update for November 2010
* Some locale updates
* Fixed hotclick menu in edit action dialog to not truncate long localizations or resize menu to selection
* Switched Geotool over to new subdomain name created to resist a new massive wave of server crippling abuse
* Added cookie based system to identify Flagfox version to Geotool so we can restrict access to bogus clients
(no computer/personally identifying information; all users of the same Flagfox version use the same cookie)

Version 4.0.10 — October 3, 2010 — 571 KB
* IP address location database update for October 2010
* Added Latvian (lv-LV) locale
* Added dialog to point users of new incompatible application versions to Flagfox 4.1a2+

Version 4.0.9 — September 16, 2010 — 563 KB
* IP address location database update for September 2010
* Updates to some locales
* Will now warn the way too many lingering Firefox 3.0.x users that their browser is EOL (once only)
* Improved readability in error reporting by back-converting paths to their actual resource:// URLs

Version 4.0.8 — August 8, 2010 — 560 KB
* IP address location database update for August 2010
* Some minor locale updates

Version 4.0.7 — July 2, 2010 — 556 KB
* IP address location database update for July 2010
* Added support for latest Firefox 4.0b2pre & SeaMonkey 2.1a3pre after an API change on 2010-6-22

Version 4.0.6 — June 9, 2010 — 547 KB
* IP address location database update for June 2010
* Added support for latest Firefox 3.7a5pre with new Addon Manager API
* Added support for positioning new tabs for actions based on browser settings
* Added support for positioning new tabs for actions within Tree Style Tab extension
* Optimized startup and action template parsing a little bit

Version 4.0.5 — May 5, 2010 — 542 KB
* IP address location database update for May 2010
* Minor updates to some locales

Version 4.0.4 — April 7, 2010 — 540 KB
* IP address location database update for April 2010
* Optimized hotkey handling slightly
* Changed parsing for {fullURL} to not encode the parameter unless needed
* Removed now defunct tr.im URL action; bit.ly has been promoted to default in menu
* Added Tiny URL and Header Check default actions to the options list
* Added Serbian (sr) and Bulgarian (bg) locales (new to 4.0.x)

Version 4.0.3 — March 10, 2010 — 526 KB
* IP address location database update for March 2010
* Improved placeholders for favicon loading in the options dialog
* Tweaked some styling to work better under some themes
* Replaced notification of disabled update checking with notification of stale database (more than 3 months old)
* Some tweaks to startup/shutdown/error handling
* Mapped backspace key to delete actions in the list in addition to the delete key (for keyboards without it)
* Worked around Mozilla bug 509800; dropping text into empty template field won't mix into the help text anymore
* Added Turkish (tr) locale (new to 4.0.x)
* Added drag & drop support for actions in options dialog (Gecko 1.9.1+ only; Flock & Firefox 3.0 not supported)
-> Drag actions within list to reorder them; drag to top/bottom of view to auto-scroll
-> Drag action in list to a text field to copy as text
-> Drag action template as text to list to open creation dialog for template
-> Drag link, bookmark, or address bar URL to list or creation dialog to use it as a starting point
-> Drag any text to creation dialog to use it as template starting point
-> Drag one or more action name/template pairs as text (w/ new line for each name/template) to list to add all

Version 4.0.2 — February 25, 2010 — 513 KB
* Disabled favicon precaching because Firefox could crash under certain circumstances (overrides 4.0.1 fix)

Version 4.0.1 — February 24, 2010 — 513 KB
* Disabled favicon preloading when 3rd-party cookies and cookie prompting is on; works around a Firefox crash
* Added shortcut to show all actions in the menu on ctrl+right-click to give quicker access to rarely used actions
* Added some more TLD notice exceptions (i.e. don't apply to servers with generic EU IPs but EU nation domains)
* Some minor localization tweaks in a few locales

Version 4.0.0 — February 21, 2010 — 513 KB
* IP address location database update for February 2010
* Major code refactoring and cleanup (including some fixes that may not be listed below)
* Added many new default actions (see flag's context menu and options dialog)
* Added ability to add as many custom actions as desired (will import old one from 3.3.x)
* Added a link in the edit custom action dialog to get/share actions via the forums
* Added full URL, base domain name, and locale placeholders to custom action syntax
* Added "copystring:" pseudo-protocol to custom action syntax
* Added ability to disable or reorder actions in the context menu
* Added ability to set actions to (single|double|triple)(left|middle/ctrl)click of icon
* Added ability to set actions to keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+alt+g is default for Geotool)
* Added favicons for actions in context menu and options (can disable in options)
* Added radio buttons to allow changing flag set preference directly from preview dialog
* Added a few tooltips in the options to better explain what some of them do
* Added detection of offline mode with a disconnected icon (instead of an error icon)
* Added an icon for data: URIs (instead of the puzzle piece)
* Fixed options dialog not refocusing when trying to open it again via context menu
* Fixed info bar checkboxes to act properly; may now be checked/unchecked before closing
* Added a second of guaranteed persistence to info bar to avoid accidental auto-hide
* Added a few more commonly resold TLDs to mismatch note exception list
* Changed TLD mismatch note info bar to only show once unless told otherwise
* Changed Geotool lookup to work from behind a proxy (using the IP Geotool connects to)
* Added experimental support for syncing actions via Mozilla Weave Sync 1.0 (preffed off by default)
* Added a localized first run page for users updating to 4.0 (not used for minor updates)
* Added Catalan (ca) and Ukrainian (uk-UA) locales
* Dropped a handful of locales due to lack of available translators: bg, bn-IN, fa, sr, tr
* Updated many locale codes to drop redundant dialect codes (ex: fr-FR) to match Mozilla codes
* Dropped support for Firefox 2 and added support for Firefox 3.7 prereleases

Version 3.x changelog is available here.

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