New Features

The current version is 2.3.3. See the product features for more information about the key features of this product.

Find & Replace It! - Changes

Find & Replace It! 2.3.3 (2015-12-21)

Application

  • Add new command line arguments for handling activation.
  • Several improvements to the activation process:
    • Less sensitive to configuration changes
    • Automatically request the latest key from the server in case of reinstallation, etc.
    • Better labels in the GUI.
    • Automatic attempt of silent reactivation if the machine configuration has changed.
    • Fix a bug that prevents further activations of the product once that the activation key has been invalidated.
  • Windows only: Restore the MSVC runtime dlls that were missing from the no-install package since release of v2.3.1.

Documentation

  • Update documentation for new command line features.
  • Fixes bugs in HTML structure within distribution documents.
  • Fixes several spelling mistakes.

Find & Replace It! 2.3.2 (2015-06-22)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qtlibraries to 4.8.7 on all platforms (release notes: http://ftp.fau.de/qtproject/official_releases/qt/4.8/4.8.7/changes-4.8.7).
    • Better support for Mac OS X 10.10.
    • QThread: fix race when setting the eventDispatcher [QTBUG-29452]
    • Multiple Vulnerabilities in Qt Image Format Handling
  • The visual modifications are interpreted as permanent when switching the preview mode in the preview window.
  • Possible data corruption when loading the preview content when there is no previous codec selected (could happen during internal updates of the preview content).
  • When initializing the content of preview window while loading a FRI file, the previewed file is not reloaded, even though a more recent version exists on the hard drive.

Find & Replace It! 2.3.1 (2015-03-30)

Application

  • Several optimizations to diminish the workload for the GUI, making the interface more responsive. It is now possible to handle 100'000 files with decent performances on modern file systems (almost any common file systems, except NTFS)
  • Ask for saving modified documents in the preview before the main window is hidden.
  • The command Duplicate replacement into list was opening a undesired dialog popup.
  • Fixed a possible crash when using JavaScript to process replacement text (rewrite the way that parallel tasks are handled).
  • Fixed an issue with preferred codec not selected in situations where it should be activated.
  • Added Chinese translation
  • Added basic support for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Warning: There are still some issues with the look and feel which does not follow the native behavior.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 14.10.
  • Added ability to handle the product activation using the command line.
  • Upgrade the ICU libraries to 54.1 on Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Several minor bug fixes and improvements.
  • Added missing ICU libraries for Linux distributions (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Removed official support for Mac OS X 10.6 and Mac OS X 10.7.
  • Removed the 32-bit distribution for Mac OS X.

Documentation

  • Add new examples of find & replace: extract plain text from HTML documents, convert case of HTML titles to Title Case, convert case of HTML tags to lower case, extract all URLs from HTML files, remove diacritics within words (all accents are removed).
  • Update the licensing information in order to give credits to the translators.
  • Update copyright.
  • Update the list of supported platforms in the installation notes.

Find & Replace It! 2.3.0 (2014-09-29)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qt libraries to 4.8.6 on all platforms: fix several crashes and bugs (http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/4.8/4.8.6/changes-4.8.6).
  • Upgrade the ICU libraries to 53.1 on Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Upgrade the ICU libraries to 52.1 on Linux.
  • Added an extraction option to replacement operation.
  • Added two new preview modes to display only the found expressions or only the replaced expressions.
  • Added new integrated text transformations with common replacements like: slash to backslash, single quote to double quote, remove diacritics, replace non-word with underscore, etc.
  • Ability to clone and edit a replacement command from the list of replacements.
  • Several improvements to the preview. Better context menu on the preview tab bar. Add a command Close all tabs, but this one. Add a command Show file into File Selector. Add a command Save all. Much more.
  • Ability to drag and drop files and/or file paths onto the following fields of the Files Selector: Search in, File name filter, File path exclusion filter, Filter.
  • Massively improve speed for conversion of e-o-l on large files.
  • Improve speed for searching files, especialy when there is no (or few) filters.
  • Improve speed for detection of e-o-l.
  • The conversion of e-o-l style as well as encoding conversion are now interruptable. This useful when handling very large files (>100 MB).
  • Dozens of minor performance improvements for encoding detection (reduce files I/O).
  • Remove or improve several polling loops when waiting for a task to be completed, or for some events to be triggered. This improvement decreases the CPU usage during such waiting operations.
  • Reduce loading time of .fri files as well as startup time.
  • Fix a possible crash when exiting the application while the list of found files is still being constructed.
  • Fix a very possible crash when running a -batch-replace command from the command line (killing a timer from another thread).
  • Fix a bug affecting both the detection and the conversion of the e-o-l style (in some very special circumstances).
  • Entries of the file encoding cache became obsolete with the time going if they were never manually updated. This bug affects the performance of the file encoding detection every time a file has been modified.
  • Fixes for border cases when tracking the closest matched text in the preview.
  • Fix a regression since v2.2.1 that causes to never write the BOM in new files created in the preview. Moreover the BOM is also automatically updated according to selected codec (do not write BOM in non-unicode files).
  • Ensures that detection of encoding prefers the encoding given by the appropriate attribute within all kinds of XML and HTML files over any other possible compatible encoding.
  • Ability to detect the encoding from the header of a Python file.
  • Properly detect HTML5 file header when detecting file encoding.
  • Properly detect XML file header when detecting file encoding on some XML files with special extensions (e.g.: .resx, etc.).
  • Internal improvements in the source code for future enhancements.
  • Sometimes running the application from the command line fails with no file processed.
  • Improved support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Fixes for Brazilian, French and English translations.
  • Under Windows the executable shows a proper version number, editor name, copyright, etc.
  • Several minor bug fixes and improvements.

Documentation

  • Convert all the HTML documents into HTML5.
  • List of supported platforms updated.
  • Added some precisions to licensing information.
  • Documentation for new features added to the user's manual.
  • Minor updates to the user's manual.

Find & Replace It! 2.2.1 (2014-04-21)

Application

  • Now, the settings of the HTML preview window are stored and restored when saving/loading a .fri file.
  • Improved text transformations for Camel Case and Pascal Case(behavior has changed since the original introduction in release 2.2).
  • Preserve the Byte Order Mark and the End-of-Line style when saving the content of the Find & Replace Preview window.
  • Fix for unavailable Save as... command under some circumstances.
  • Fix for window title on Windows when the last edited file is loaded at startup time.
  • Fix a performance regression when updating the user interface after certain actions (increased the time for opening FRI files).
  • Update Brazilian translation.
  • Several minor bug fixes and improvements.

Documentation

  • Added a new example of advanced replacements for converting the text case to Title Case.
  • Minor updates to the user's manual.

Find & Replace It! 2.2.0 (2013-12-10)

Application

  • Improve the performance of find and replace when processing large files (starting at a few MB and up to several GB) by introducing a cache system for accessing files. This can speed up the process by 5% to more than 100% when manipulating a file of 128 MB on a local harddrive. On a good SSD the speedup is small, but the cache might spare the drive lifetime. When replacing over the network the speedup factor can be bigger than 10 in some situations.
  • With the improvements made to reduce the harddrive accesses, the application now allows more threads to be used for processing jobs. Until version 2.1 the number of threads was limited to 6, since the simultaneous accesses to the harddrive affects the performances when too many working threads are involved. The application now allows up to 12 threads for replacing in files, the detection of encoding, etc.
  • When using the application from the command line, there is no more thread reserved for the UI. Thus allowing to use all available threads (max 12) and improving the performances.
  • Added many built-in processes that can be applied to captured texts: round or format numerical values, sort chars, left or right justify, and much more...
  • Moving the cursor position within the preview now updates the index of the current match, according with the closest one.
  • Fixed undesired behaviors when the list of found files is empty at launch time.
  • Fix a possible crash while the application is closing.
  • Sometimes running the application from the command line fails with no file processed.
  • Improvements for UNIX-like file systems: Restore file permissions on modified files after a replace operation or an encoding conversion. Not available on NTFS (most of the time that's irrelevant, plus NTFS permissions management is dramatically slow).
  • Added missing French translations.
  • Added support for Ubuntu 13.10.
  • Added support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added support for Windows 8.1.

Documentation

  • Update some chapters in the user's guide.
  • Update the list of supported platforms in the instalation guide.
  • Update the list of known issues in the readme file.

Find & Replace It! 2.1.2 (2013-09-24)

Application

  • When replacing within a file that contains a BOM, the BOM was lost in the modified file.
  • Fix a bug when replacing text within a large text file that requires chunks reading when the file uses a BOM (the replaced file contained a few extra bytes depending on the BOM size).
  • Fix the tool tip of the field Search in: the HTML was malformed under some circumstances. Improve that tool tip in case of invalid path.
  • The preference Maximum length of matched expressions was not saved within the FRI documents. It was not reset when creating a new document.

Documentation

  • Update some chapters in the user's guide.
  • Update the EULA distributed with the Linux versions.

Installation

  • Add the Microsoft Visual C runtime DLLs to the no-install distribution for Windows (no need anymore to install them separately when MSVS is not installed).
  • Fix the version details shown in the About... dialog in the no-install distribution for Windows.

Find & Replace It! 2.1.1 (2013-07-29)

Application

  • Do not show several messages asking to reload the documents in the preview while that a sequence of replacements operations is running.
  • Fix a bad initialization of some commands when the list of Found files is empty.

Documentation

  • Fix several old URLs within the the user's manual and the distribution documents.
  • Minor additions and fixes to the following documents: readme.html, install.html, licensing-information.html.
  • Minor update of the End User License Agreement.

Installation

  • Introduce a no-installer version for Windows.
  • From now on, the no-installer distributions for Windows and Linux use the local settings features introduced in version 2.1.0. This automatically turns those distributions into portable distributions (e.g: can be installed on a USB key without interfering with the file system of the host).

Find & Replace It! 2.1.0 (2013-07-24)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qt libraries to 4.8.5 on all platforms: fix several crashes and bugs including a possible freeze of Find & Replace It! (http://download.qt-project.org/official_releases/qt/4.8/4.8.5/changes-4.8.5).
  • Ability to use local configuration files (activation data, encoding cache, software preferences) instead of configuration files located on the default folder for the host platform.
  • Ability to use environment variables within the File name filter field. Improvements of tooltips showing content of environment variables.
  • Added new preference for configuring the startup behavior.
  • Added new preference for the log level.
  • Added new preferences for managing the default settings for the Find & Replace Preferences.
  • Activation dialog: added inline help, update URL for accessing online help.
  • Support for drag & drop of FRI documents onto the application's main window.
  • Support for drag & drop of files onto the Find & Replace Preview window.
  • Fix a few memory leaks.
  • Minor fixes in French translations.
  • Miscellaneous minor improvements.

Documentation

  • Update the user's manual with documentation of new features, improve the activation chapter, other minor improvements and fixes.
  • Fix missing section for release 2.0.8 in the release notes.
  • Several fixes within the distribution documents, including fix for the HTML structure (missing tags, etc.).
  • Update examples provided with the distribution: minor enhancements, update copyright.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.9 (2013-03-31)

Application

  • The option Use preferred text encoding if no acceptable codec is detected does the opposite to what it should (uses the preferred codec on binary files, but not on text files).
  • The preferred codec, used by default when detecting the encoding of a file for which no acceptable codec was found, is not anymore cached. Thus, running a detection with a new preferred codec, updates the default codec used on such a file.

Documentation

  • Fix several typos in the user's manual.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.8 (2013-02-11)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qt libraries to 4.8.4 on all platforms: fix several crashes and bugs (http://qt.io/Release-Notes/Release-Notes-Qt-484/).
  • Upgrade the ICU libraries to 50.1.2 on Mac OS X and Windows
  • Fix a regression (since v2.0.4) that might lead to not find the expression searched when the option Use preferred text encoding if no acceptable codec is detected is active.
  • Fix a bug when opening a file from the Output window when the URL contains a ?.
  • Behavioral change: the option Use preferred text encoding if no acceptable codec is detected does not force the preferred codec anymore for binary files.
  • Minor improvements.

Documentation

  • Update copyrights.
  • Document the behavioral change regarding the option Use preferred text encoding if no acceptable codec is detected.
  • Fix list of Mac OS X supported platforms.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.7 (2012-09-25)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qt libraries to 4.8.3 on all platforms: fix several, possible crashes and updates WebKit to version 2.2.3 (http://qt-project.org/uploads/community_updates/changes-4.8.3).
  • The contents of cells in the Replace Command List table was unnecessarily escaped. Same for tooltips.
  • Fix for untranslated expression syntax in the table of path filters.
  • Fix for ampersand (&) not properly escaped in window titles on some platforms.

Documentation

  • Update several references to external documentation, trademarks, copyright and licensing information.
  • Minor update of the EULA.
  • Several minor adjustments into the install notes.

Installation

  • Add support for 32-bit Intel-based Mac.
  • Add support for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Add support for Windows 8.
  • Reduced the size of the installer and the application on all platforms.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.6 (2012-07-20)

Application

  • Upgrade the Qt libraries from 4.8.1 to 4.8.2 (on Windows and Mac OS X only): fix a few potential crashes and updates WebKit to version 2.2.2 (http://qt.io/products/changes/changes-4.8.2).
  • Fix a crash when deleting the progress bar in the Replace Command List (occurs when hiding/showing the window since we upgraded to Qt 4.8).
  • The main progress bar in the Replace Command List was not removed when a batch-replace operation was stopped on the last command.
  • Introduce a behavioral change in the provided JavaScript context: from now on, all numerical and string properties are of type Numeric, respectively String in the script. Therefore, there is no need anymore to append toString() in expressions such as replaceCommand.captureText.toString(). This change should not break any existing scripts. However, it will allow some simplifications in existing code.
  • Several optimizations in JavaScript management that speed up replacement operations that use JavaScript up to 35% on files containing hundreds of thousands of strings to transform.
  • Make the log more verbose when using the application in command line.
  • Fix two harmless errors when determining the appropriate number of threads to use.
  • Under some circumstances, we could try to start a command from the shell while the FRI document containing the command definition is still loading (ends up with zero files to process and zero found or replaced strings).

Documentation

  • Fix documentation and examples regarding the behavioral change in the provided JavaScript context (see above).

Installation

  • Windows Installer: Add missing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) to the installer (Find & Replace It! fails to start if you don't have it installed on your computer).

Find & Replace It! 2.0.5 (2012-05-14)

Application

  • Fix two possible divide by zero exceptions when searching/replacing expression in an empty string.
  • Ready for Mac App Store distribution (again).
  • Update the Qt libraries from 4.7.4 to 4.8.1: important speed improvement of GUI on Mac OS X, new version of Webkit for HTML preview, fix compatibility issue regarding Mac App Store requirements.
  • Update ICU library to 4.8.1.1 on all platforms
  • Add support for Ubuntu 12.04 which is the new reference platform for Linux distributions.

Documentation

  • Miscellaneous enhancements and updates.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.4 (2012-03-05)

Application

  • Extend size range for expression to search in preferences: allows a much smaller size of cache for processing search and replace (critical performance improvement when replacing millions of very small strings). The default cache size has been reduced from 5 millions of chars to 100 k.
  • When switching from a valid path to an invalid one, the list of found files was not cleared.
  • Add capability of using environment variables within the path to search for files by using the placeholder $amp;:(var-name).
  • Clearer message when obtaining an existing activation key.
    • Change units for setting the encoding cache size in preferences.
    • It's now possible to easily rename a replacement command: proper behavior on double-click on the label of a replacement definition in the Replace Command List, new command in the context menu, added F2 shortcut.
    • Add a command to edit a replacement definition in the context menu of Replace Command List.
    • Fix two bugs when replacing strings in files that may cause an incorrect replacement string in very rare cases (very old regression that was never detected since it nearly never occurs).
    • Fix a bug when searching strings in large files that can cause a string match for variable length regexps (i.e. regexps using quantifiers like + or *) that is smaller than the size given in the preferences.
    • Fix a bug when starting search or replace on an empty list of files: the button stayed stuck on Stop (regression since v2.0).
    • The global progress of batch replace was not always properly initialized. The progress of each command is now reported in the last column in order to allow reading the la bel of the currently processed command.
    • The usage of the preferred codec by default now also applies to conversions of text encoding and line ending.
    • No more usage of preferred codec by default when finding and replacing strings if the option is not activated. An error message is now shown in the find and replace report if we attempt to manipulate a file without knowing his encoding (previously the default encoding was used).
    • The Unicode paragraph separators were not replaced when converting the style of line ending.
    • No more windows flashing when using the command line.

Documentation

  • Several additions to the user's guide.
  • Adjust paths for user settings in the installation guide.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.3 (2012-02-14)

Application

  • Fix a bug in the validator of the activation key field. Impossible to manually enter an activation key.

Documentation

  • Fix missing license files (Mac OS X distributions).

Find & Replace It! 2.0.2 (2012-02-13)

Application

  • Fix weird behavior after removing several rows at once from the list of replacement commands (bug when opening a FRI document if the list is not empty).
  • Specific detection of pure ASCII contents: suggest compatible codecs on very small files (or files containing a lot of non-alphabetic chars) even if the the statistic analysis fails to provide a match.
  • Fix title missing in application's title bar when opening several files one after the other.
  • Better behavior when a FRI document cannot be saved: display an error message, the modification flag and the title are preserved
  • Better behavior when a FRI document cannot be opened: display an error message, the previous contents is preserved
  • Make sure that the UI is properly initialized when loading old FRI documents.
  • Minor enhancement of the activation window: ability to paste activation an key with spaces at start/end, read-only fields are now shown as disabled, required fields display a prompt.
  • Speed up commands launch when working on a large amount of files (initialization of a search commands is especially faster, this is also true for replacements that do not use scripting )
  • Restore the shortcut for zooming in and out in text areas.
  • Fix a very old bug of the preview when displaying Found and replaced expressions side by side, under very specific circumstances.
  • Fix two memory leaks in activation manager.
  • Update ICU library to 4.8.1.1 on Mac OS X distributions.

Installation

  • From now on, the activation data and the settings are going to be preserved when installing a new service pack (e.g. when updating from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3).

Documentation

  • Complete the documentation on using JavaScript for manipulating the replacement strings.
  • Fix minor errors in the advanced replacement example that demonstrates how to convert units (shipped FRI documents + user's manual).

Find & Replace It! 2.0.1 (2011-09-24)

Application

  • Fix potential crash when using scripts for processing the replacement strings (regression since 1.4.5).
  • Update the Qt libraries from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 (fixes several bugs).
  • Fix update of the UI when interrupting the encoding detection.

Find & Replace It! 2.0.0 (2011-08-31)

Documentation

  • Documented new features brought by this new major release.

Application

  • Add capability to process a list of distinct replacements in one shot.
  • The encoding conversion tools are now accessible via a dedicated window.
  • The preferences for backups and encoding are now accessible via a dedicated window.
  • Better handling of current work in progress: better progress bars, more responsive UI, etc.
  • Add option to automatically increment the name of every backups instead of overwriting them.
  • Add tools for using ASCII sequences in the replacement text (carriage return, horizontal tab, line feed, etc.).
  • Add new processes for transforming captured text: escape HTML entity, to percent encoding, from percent encoding.
  • Emphasizes modified documents in the preview. Smarter detection of changes.
  • Several UI improvements (some shortcuts have changed).
  • Several minor fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.7 (2011-09-26)

Application

  • Fix potential crash when using scripts for processing the replacement strings (regression since 1.4.5).
  • Update the Qt libraries from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 (fixes several bugs).

Find & Replace It! 1.4.6 (2011-08-04)

Documentation

  • Fix a minor error in the readme file.

Application

  • Workaround for a window size issue under Gnome that occurs when the main window becomes to wide to fit onto the screen (the main window width does not increase anymore with the contents of the dropdown lists). Reduce the height of the Output window so that it can be docked under the Files Selector on a 800px height screen.
  • Fix the position and size of progress bars.
  • Fix double '&' in some title bars under Windows and Mac.
  • Fix wrong initialization of the end-of-line shown in the list of found files.
  • Some minor fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.5 (2011-05-24)

Documentation

  • Update product description in the User Manual.
  • Fix minor error in the installation instructions.

Installation

  • New Linux distribution format that does not use the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. The required ICU libraries are now a part of the distribution to avoid compatibility issues with the version installed on the system.
  • Added support Ubuntu 11.04. Fix the broken compatibility with OpenSUSE 11.2.

Application

  • Dramatic performance improvement for scripts processing.
  • Linux
    • Update ICU library from version 4.2.1 to 4.4.2.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.4 (2011-05-01)

Documentation

  • Fix misprints in the distribution documentation.
  • Update licensing information for future App Store customers.

Application

  • Ensure compliance for submission on the App Store from Apple.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.3 (2011-04-30)

Documentation

  • Minor updates in the User Manual.
  • Fix misprints in the distribution documentation.
  • Update licensing information for future App Store customers.
  • Add a new example of FRI document: replace ZIP codes by using a dictionary that defines the mapping between the old ZIP codes and the new ones.
  • Fix a bug in the example sync_subtitles_file.fri.
  • Better example of preview in the example interpret_ascii_sequences_within_replacement_pattern.fri.

Application

  • Keep cursor position when reloading a file in the preview.
  • Fix a bug that might prevent the preview from being properly loaded when opening a FRI document.
  • Mac OS X
    • Update ICU library from version 4.4.2 to 4.6.1.
    • Miscellaneous changes required for App Store submission.
    • The bundle is now signed.
    • Fix a behavioral change that prevents the menu Recent files by category to work.
  • Update the Qt libraries from version 4.7.2 to 4.7.3 (except for Linux distributions).

Find & Replace It! 1.4.2 (2011-03-19)

Application

  • Fix a bug that prevents the backup of modified files.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.1 (2011-03-07)

Documentation

  • Update the Activation dialog screenshots in the User Manual.
  • Minor additions in the User Manual.
  • Fixed supported platforms in the installation notice.

Application

  • The demo version mode is not available when starting the application for the very first time.
  • Possibility to use the demo version as long as the product has not been activated even if one requested an evaluation key.
  • No longer show the deadline for activating the product when this has been done.
  • Line wrapping mode set in the preferences is ignored when loading the application.
  • Line numbering does not work when line wrapping is enabled.
  • No longer starts the application in demo mode when the user cancels the activation dialog.

Find & Replace It! 1.4.0 (2011-03-03)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: Minor updates and additions.
  • Update of the install.html file: updated supported platforms.
  • Update license links for third party components.
  • Some fixes and improvements in readme file.
  • Add a licensing information file into the distribution package.
  • All plain text files distributed with the application have been replaced with HTML files.

Installation

  • Nicer disk image (DMG) for Mac OS X.
  • Deliver examples of FRI documents within the Mac OS X installer.
  • Update the install directives.
  • The examples of file encoding are not anymore distributed.
  • New format for distributing the Advanced Examples for Find & Replace It!

Application

  • Put data collected during encoding and line ending detection into a cache to speed up the detection process.
  • Add possibility to run encoding detection (and line ending) for a given selection only.
  • Keep the cursor position when switching the preview mode to "edition".
  • Add possibility to copy the path of a preview file into the clipboard.
  • Add possibility to open a preview file with its default editor.
  • Add possibility to create a new preview from an existing preview.
  • Add possibility to save preview as a new file.
  • Display the line numbers in previews and script editor.
  • Added new shortcut Ctrl+G to navigate to a given line number.
  • Mac OS X specific changes:
    • Update compiler for better performances.
    • The PowerPC architecture support has been dropped (reduce application size on Mac).
    • Mac OS X 10.4 is not supported anymore.
    • Switch from Carbon to Cocoa API for better performances.
  • Update third party components: better performances and miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Change the location where user settings are stored for better organization.
  • Store the activation data and the application log in user's settings folder in order to avoid issues with file access permissions.
  • Add a new entry in the Help menu to access the index of the documentation shipped with the software.
  • Update the About dialog box.
  • Visual feedback whenever the syntax of the expression to search for is invalid.
  • No errors were reported when the modified file could not be generated after a replacement (write access denied, but not notified to the user)
  • Behavior change: When opening a file in the preview, we do not create a new tab whenever the file is already open.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.3.3 (2010-10-26)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: Minor updates and additions.
  • Update of the Read Me file: Minor updates.

Installation

  • Some translation files were missing in the Windows installation package.

Application

  • Fix a bug that makes skip one replacement over two when replacing two contiguous expressions with an empty string (the replacement had to be run twice).
  • Fix a bug with empty replacements that causes the insertion of "%1%2..." instead of an empty string when the regular expression contains some captures.
  • Now handles the replacement of text containing %1, %2, etc. when the regexp contains capture's parenthesis.
  • Better behavior when one encounters a zero-length matching while processing the replacement. The replacement now jumps to the next non-null matching instead of stopping.
  • It is now possible to escape the "%" sequences in the replacement pattern to get literal replacement instead of captured text injection.
  • When opening a FRI document, the contents of the preview is now synchronized with the contents of the file on disk if it exists.
  • Avoid generating a stack of question dialogs if several modifications happen from outside Find & Replace It! on some files shown in the preview.
  • Added possibility to give a path for the trace file.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.3.2 (2010-10-12)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: Miscellaneous additions.
  • Update of the Read Me file: Miscellaneous additions.

Application

  • Add help button to the Activation dialog window.
  • Add an icon/tooltip for read/write permissions onto the preview tabs.
  • Fix a portability issue under PPC (the distributed ICU library was built for Intel only).
  • Fix a regression that leads some buttons to saving files to not work anymore. The concerned buttons are located within the Find & Replace Control Panel, the Find & Replace Preview and the Files Selector.
  • Removing a file displayed in the preview was not properly handled.
  • Update licensing information in the About box.
  • Update ICU library from IBM to version 4.4.2.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.3.1 (2010-09-27)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: new chapter about command line, new chapter about logical folders.
  • Fix a grammar mistake in licensing terms.

Application

  • Introduce logical folders for searching through variables: $(APP_DIR), $(HOME_DIR), $(CURRENT_DIR).
  • Correct a bug that could prevent to correctly load a file given as argument to launch the program.
  • Internal changes for tracing application's activity (enables advanced logging for debug purpose in case of problems).
  • Complete some Portuguese translations.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.3.0 (2010-09-21)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: miscellaneous minor additions, reintroduce headers/footers.

Application

  • Added a column that shows files permissions.
  • Provides a stable behavior of the encoding detection when processing unreadable files.
  • Errors are notified whenever a problem with file permissions is encountered during search or replacement.
  • Fixed sorting on file size, modification date and creation date.
  • The language was not properly assigned in the preferences dialog when running the French version.
  • Improves responsiveness when typing a filter to apply on the list of found files.
  • Treats all documents suffixed by SHTML or having a DOCTYPE as HTML documents and provides an appropriate syntax highlighting.
  • Shortens the end-of-line label in the list of found files to enhance visibility.
  • The checkbox Include hidden and system folders was not reseted when starting a new document.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.2.2 (2010-08-14, Mac OS X only)

Installation

  • The bundle for Mac OS X wasn't an Universal Binary bundle, due to a problem in the script that builds the executable (regression from v1.0.0).

Find & Replace It! 1.2.1 (2010-08-14)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: add links, miscellaneous minor additions.

Application

  • Add possibility to search for files in hidden and system folders.
  • Hidden and system files are now listed in the found files list.
  • Add localization for Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Fix a bug that made it nearly impossible to stop files detection once that encoding detection has been started. Same problem with search in files.
  • From now on, all changes on file filters take effect nearly instantly.
  • Fixed hypothetical desynchronization of the found files list after loading from a FRI document.

Find & Replace It! 1.2.0 (2010-08-10)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual:
    • reorganize titles,
    • rework the chapter on FRI documents,
    • add a "2-minute guide" chapter,
    • miscellaneous minor additions.

Installation

  • Remove some useless example files from Windows installer.
  • Update of the examples with a few bug fixes.

Application

  • Add monitoring for external changes on the active FRI document.
  • Add monitoring for external changes on files open in the preview (e.g.: files are reloaded in the preview after executing a replacement).
  • Tracking modifications within the preview and remind the user for saving them.
  • Add a "Copy path to clipboard" command in the context menu of the found files view.
  • Add the possibility to close the active FRI document and to clean the GUI.
  • Add the possibility to start a new document with a clean GUI.
  • Add syntax highlighting for C# (it was mentioned as available but didn't work).
  • Add smart indentation in the script editor and in the preview.
  • Add shortcuts to toggle windows visibility.
  • Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes in recent files management.
  • Fix a bug on loading the content of the preview when opening a FRI document for the main window (this caused undesired modifications on loaded files).
  • Fixed hypothetical integer overflow when working on huge files.
  • Reducing dramatically memory usage when searching text in a file containing millions of occurrences.
  • Fix a bug that might prevent a proper refresh of the preview when loading an FRI document within the Find & Replace Editor.
  • Fix case sensitivity for the autocompletion of some text fields.
  • Ask for update before activation.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements.

Find & Replace It! 1.1.0 (2010-06-24)

Application

  • Speed up preview's rendering
  • Improve the startup time dramatically, especially when a large document is loaded in the preview
  • Speed up FRI documents loading especially when they contain a lot of file filters or a large document for previewing
  • Enhance the responsiveness when editing the text to search for
  • Heurisitic for detection of Windows code pages (windows-1250 to 1257)
  • Add syntax highlighting for PHP and Java
  • Improved tool for searching text in text zones
  • Add actions to Tools menu for the Find & replace Preview window
  • Add possibility to close all opened document in the preview window
  • Enhance the notion of current document: asks for saving document on quit, displays the name of the current document in the window title.
  • Fix potential desynchronization of the regexp validation
  • Fix potential invalidation of the activation key
  • Keep the state of undo/redo synchronized between regexp's editor and the text field containing the text to search for

Find & Replace It! 1.0.0 (2010-06-14)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: more details about charset detection, documentation on new activation system, addition to text display formatting, miscellanous updates.
  • Add new examples of replacement capabilities
  • Add many examples of file encoding

Installation

  • Introduction of zero install for Mac (no more installer)
  • Update installation instructions for Mac OS X
  • Change the name of the bundle on Mac OS X
  • The Windows distribution now depends on the MSVC runtime and not anymore on MinGW (faster and smaller binaries)
  • Add documentation for customizing the installation

Application

  • New charset detection: much more faster, more reliable (especially for distinguishing latin languages), detects arabic's and cyrilic encodings, scans attributes of XML and HTML documents for charset's information.
  • The view of the list of files has been totally rewriten in order to encrease its speed. It now supports many thousands of files without noticeable performances regression.
  • Add a new syntax support for strings to search for. This syntax is called Wildcard Unix. It is similar to wildcard syntax but allows to escape special chars within a string to search for.
  • Add a limited support for syntax highlighting in the Find & Replace Preview. Currently, supported languages are C/C++, C#, XML, HTML, JavaScript
  • Add a preferences panel
  • The state of many buttons is now updated depending on their availability.
  • Improve some english translations
  • Display a splashscreen while loading
  • Fix miscellaneous bugs making impossible to change the zoom or the font in a given text editor
  • Use a fixed width font by default in all plain text editors
  • Enhancement of some icons
  • Enhancement of the About dialog
  • Fix empty vertical headers in some tabular views
  • Save and restore font formatting for text editors
  • Add possibility to restore default font in text editors
  • Significant enhancement of the licence management system
  • New activation window / introduction of temporary activation for trial
  • Fix a desynchronization of the regular expressions editor when using undo/redo in the Find text field
  • Remove the text encoding named System from the list of available codecs
  • Possibility to interrupt the file detection with the Escape key (or with the menu or button)
  • Automatically open the output window when a search operation is done
  • Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Support for Kubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Support for fedora 13 (32-bit)
  • Dropped support for openSuse (temporarily)
  • Dropped support for Ubuntu <10.04
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements

Find & Replace It! 0.7.3 (2010-02-21)

Installation

  • Add missing library (libQtXmlPatterns.so.4.6.1) in Linux installer.

Application

  • Fix a bug when selecting a codec for a multi-selection if the list of files is ordered by "Encoding"
  • Fix a bug in the list of acceptable codecs. The blue lights were not drawn as expected.
  • Fix a bug that prevents a proper initialization of the preview window when loading a FRI document.
  • Fix linking problem with libstdc++6 under Ubuntu 8.04 32-bit

Find & Replace It! 0.7.2 (2010-02-11)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: fixed broken links, minor updates.

Installation

  • Update product description in Linux installer.
  • Fix strings encoding in Windows installer for French language

Application

  • Fix a bug that prevents from loading the FRI document at startup (i.e. launch the application from a double-clic on file)
  • Add credits to icon authors
  • Change ambigious message in the activation window
  • List of found files more responsive when handling many thousands of files
  • Update product description in about box
  • Update french translation

Find & Replace It! 0.7.1 (2010-02-01)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual:
    • Add documentation for manipulating the UI
    • Update some screenshots
    • Better documentation for using the Find & Replace Preview panel
    • Add a chapter about installation instructions
    • Add a chapter about licensing information
    • Other minor additions
  • New examples of FRI documents have been added. All examples have been updated, scripts have been documented, all examples of replacements are accompanied with test file for preview purpose.
  • Update of the End User License Agreement
  • Update of the readme file

Installation

  • Add a copy of the LGPL license for Qt (never embedded in any installer due to a spelling mistake)
  • Remove some useless dll from installer on Windows

Application

  • Fix issues when opening FRI documents when the running language is set to French
    The type of line-endings was not saved in FRI documents
  • It is now possible to reload the file in the preview with a given encoding
  • Open/save Find & Replace Preview FRI document now works properly on active preview
  • Add a mention to the Qt license in the about dialog
  • Fix unexpected behaviour of the preview after closing the default tab
  • Add 'simple text' syntax to filters syntax (as default)
  • Fix crash with Flash on Windows
  • Fix a limitation that prevents from loading some FRI documents properly when the running language is not English
  • Progress bars were not updated when the the windows were resized
  • New version of FRI format with miscellaneous additions
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements

Find & Replace It! 0.7.0 (2010-01-06)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: new features, new screenshots, minor additions.

Application

  • New GUI:
    • it's easier to show/hide dockable windows
    • it's now possible to choose the component that occupies the main content area
    • you'are allowed to define four different layouts for your windows, each of them is avaible in just a click.
  • Add a recent files menu
  • The HTML Viewer component crashed under Mac OS X when unloading flash content (when the Enable plugins option was marked).
  • Possibility to access the path of the file being processed through JavaScript
  • Fix a bug that prevent from being notified when new releases are available under some circumstances
  • It is now possible to preselect the preferred codec for the preview (the active codec of the preview is used as preferred codec)
  • Little enhancement in preferred codec selection when processing Unicode files
  • Add support for Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Add support for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"
  • Add support for Ubuntu 9.10
  • Add support for Linux 64-bit (tested under Ubuntu 9.10)
  • Remove support for Mac OS X 10.3
  • Remove support for Windows NT 4.0
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements

Find & Replace It! 0.6.1 (2009-08-23)

Installation

  • Demo version was accidentally disabled for fresh installs on Mac OS X.

Application

  • The Regular Expression Editor provides new entities for representing Unicode and ASCII characters.
  • The components of the Regular Expression Editor have a more intuitive focus policy.
  • Under some rare circumstances, keywords of regular expressions were not highlighted.

Find & Replace It! 0.6.0 (2009-08-21)

Documentation

  • Update of the User Manual: new features, new screenshots, minor additions.
  • New examples of FRI documents are shipped with the software.
  • Readme file has been updated
  • Installation file has been updated

Installation

  • Add support for PowerPC architecture (Mac Universal Binary)
  • The FindReplaceIt.app bundle (Mac OS X) now has a proper Info.plist wich includes a vesrion number, correct bundle identifier, document icon association for FRI documents and so on
  • Add new tested platforms to the installation guide (install.txt)
  • Making Find & Replace It! the default application for FRI documents did not work on MS Windows
  • New design for Windows and Linux installers

Application

  • The Regular Expression Editor now provides syntax highlighting for regular expressions. It also highlights scopes when entering or exiting one of them with the cursor.
  • The Find and Replace Preview window provides a new HTML viewer.
  • The activation window can be properly resized on Mac OS X.
  • The names of encodings are ordered in a more intuitive way (case insensitive).
  • The About window (sheet) now has a Close button to be compliant with the GUI guidelines of Mac OS X.
  • The extra rows where not removed from components of type list when loading a FRI document.
  • The list of found files is now refreshed asynchronously when editing the search path. This prevents freezing the GUI when entering in a big directory.
  • Binary files are now detected in order to heavily increase performance when detecting text encoding and end-of-line. This prevents freezing the GUI when processing DVD images, archives and others huge files.
  • The software updates are now detected at startup and can be checked on demand.
  • Openning other files than FRI in the Find and Replace Preview editor was accidentally disabled in release 0.5.1.
  • The Regular Expression Editor now handles properly undo/redo.
  • The Find and Replace Preview window is automatically shown when necessary.
  • The Find and Replace Preview window can be saved and retored through FRI files.
  • Numerous enhancements for making the GUI more responsive when doing intensive CPU tasks.
  • Miscellaneous enhancements to the GUI, including dockable Regular Expression Editor, new icons, etc.

Find & Replace It! 0.5.1 (2009-08-06)

Documentation

  • Add documentation about regular expression editor
  • Fix page numbering mistake within the user's manual table of content
  • Minor documentation enhancements
  • Add an example of Find and Replace Control Panel file with a scripting demo
  • Add a readme file with detailed license information.

Installation

  • Installer for Linux distributions (auto-extractable archive with GUI installer; no debian or rpm package)
  • Enhancements to installation guide (install.txt)
  • Associate Find & Replace It! as default application for *.fri files (under Linux and Windows only)

Application

  • Fix File/Save As... command that didn't work
  • Add web links to the Help menu
  • Add syntax validation to the Regular Expression Editor (wildcard and regular expression syntax)
  • Add tooltips for regular expression entities to the Regular Expression Editor
  • Intelligent line wrapping within the Regular Expression Editor (based on expression syntax)
  • Common file extension (.fri) for all Find & Replace It! UI files.
  • Enhancement of the About window layout
  • Better default windows layout (especially for laptop screens)
  • Better resizing policy for columns within some tabular areas
  • Can open a Find & Replace It! UI file (.fri) from the command line
  • Unregistered users can now open UI files (.fri)
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and enhancements

Find & Replace It! 0.5.0 (2009-07-06)

First public release of Find & Replace It!