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             SecureFX(R) 8.1 (Beta) -- December 15, 2016

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This file contains the SecureFX product history.  It includes lists of
new features, changes, and bug fixes sorted by release.  For a product
description, installation notes, registration information, and contact
information, please refer to Readme.txt (downloaded with this 
installation).


Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 4) -- December 15, 2016
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Changes:

  - Mac: By default, core files will not be created if SecureFX
    crashes.  An option to create core files was added to the Global
    Options dialog.

Bug fixes:

  - If a remote file was edited and was saved while SecureFX was
    minimized, the file did not get uploaded until the mouse cursor
    hovered over SecureFX or SecureFX received focus.
  - If an FTP session contained a local shell command pre-connect
    string that was an invalid command, SecureFX crashed when
    attempting to connect to the session.
  - SSH2: If an RSA key was generated and the .pub file was specified
    to be used as a raw SSH2 key for public-key authentication, a
    format error was reported during authentication.
  - Windows: The installer option "Subscribe to Product Announcements"
    did not work.
  - Mac: SecureCRT crashed when attempting to dismiss the Password
    Properties dialog if the global option "Use Keychain" was set.


Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 3) -- November 22, 2016
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New features:

  - Windows: Added preliminary support for certificate chaining for
    RFC 6187 when using CAPI.

Bug fixes:

  - Mac: If system accessibility options were on, SecureFX could
    crash shortly after starting or waking from sleep.


Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 2) -- November 10, 2016
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Changes:

  - Mac: The global option "Disable App Nap to allow background
    processing" is now on by default.  This only affects new
    installations.

Bug fixes:

  - If the host key database was on a network share and contained
    thousands of keys, there was a delay when attempting to display
    the Global Options dialog.
  - If a file was copied from the desktop and pasted into a remote
    session in SecureFX and was then deleted on the remote server and
    pasted again in SecureFX, the remote file listing did not get
    updated.
  - Linux: The ALT+M accelerator did not work consistently with the
    Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 15.


Changes in SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 1) -- October 27, 2016
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New features:

  - Mac/Linux: Modified the GUI to look more modern, including new
    icons for the toolbars in the application window, the Session
    Manager, and the Connect dialog.
  - Mac: Added support for X.509 certificate authentication using
    PKCS#11.
  - Added the ability to pull the username directly from the
    specified certificate when smart card authentication is being used.
  - Added the ability to specify server-to-server transfers for
    synchronize operations.
  - Added support for synchronized file browsing, which allows local
    and remote folders to change in lockstep when they have the same
    hierarchy.
  - Added new menu items "Expand All Folders" and "Collapse All
    Folders" to the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click
    menus.
  - Added new menu item "Edit Default Session" to the Options menu.
  - In the Session Manager and Connect dialog, the ENTER and arrow
    keys can be used when focus is in the filter bar.
  - Added an FTP session option that forces EPSV or EPRT to be used.
  - Added a "Cisco ASA" operating system to the File Transfer /
    FTP/SFTP Category in the Session Options dialog.
  - Added an option /ConfigPassphrase that allows the configuration
    passphrase to be specified on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line.
  - SFXCL: Added an option /NoTempFiles to prevent the creation of
    temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize
    operations.
  - Windows: Added the ability to pull the username directly from a
    certificate when using CAPI.
  - Mac: Added a global option called "Disable App Nap".  Checking this
    option allows background processing such as anti-idle to continue
    when SecureFX does not have focus.

Changes:

  - When doing a filtering search in the Session Manager or Command
    window, the search does not start until there's a pause in the
    typing.
  - Pressing ALT+I brings up the Connect dialog and puts focus in the
    filter bar.
  - Hostname resolution now uses the first IP address returned by the
    system rather than preferring IPv4 over IPv6 addresses.
  - SFTP: SecureFX no longer calls "stat" on the remote "." directory
    at startup, which caused problems for some servers such as
    Maverick SSHD.
  - Windows: If a transfer was initiated by dragging from SecureFX to
    Windows Explorer and the transfer gets interrupted, if the same file
    is dragged to Windows Explorer and a partial copy exists, the user
    is given the option to resume the transfer.

Bug fixes:

  - SecureFX crashed if the network connection was lost while attempting
    to resolve a symbolic link in a remote session.
  - SecureFX crashed if the remote folder for a synchronize operation
    was deleted before the synchronize session was closed.
  - SCP sessions hung if the password prompt was "password:" instead of
    "Password:".
  - SecureFX could fail to upload and delete files with Cisco ASA
    devices using SCP. 
  - SecureFX was unable to change the working directory to a directory
    whose name was preceded by a space.
  - SecureFX did not display setuid, setgid or sticky bit values
    properly when the file attributes were shown in the remote view.
  - If SecureFX launched an editor for editing a remote file multiple
    times, after the second time, if the editor was hidden, it was not
    brought to the foreground when a remote file was opened for
    editing.
  - Focus moved to the ".." directory when any file system change (e.g.,
    delete, create folder, create file, rename, etc.) was made in a
    remote session instead of staying on or near the file or folder
    being changed.
  - The filtering search in the Session Manager and Connect dialog was
    case-sensitive for Cyrillic.
  - If a session that specified a dependent session was created on a
    Windows system and then copied to a Mac or Linux system, when
    attempting to connect to the session, SecureFX reported that the
    firewall settings could not be found.
  - SFTP: SecureFX did not report an error if an attempt to upload a
    local folder by dragging and dropping it to a remote location
    failed because the remote folder could not be created.
  - Windows: When several remote sessions were connected and there was
    no local window, after double clicking a file in any tab, focus was
    always put in the last tab instead of remaining in the active tab.
  - Mac: SecureFX crashed if the Connect bar had focus and the
    application was put in full-screen mode.
  - Mac: When VoiceOver was enabled, and focus was placed in
    SecureFX's Connect bar or the Session Manager's filter bar and
    a shortcut such as COMMAND+ENTER was typed, SecureFX hung and
    the CPU was pegged.
  - Mac: The Session Manager did not correctly handle folder names for
    some languages, such as Norwegian and Chinese.
  - Mac: Dragging the application's title icon caused a "Document Drag
    Error" to be reported.