Gfax 0.7.6 is released
Posted on: 12/11/2006 09:48 AM

GFAX provides the familiar "pop up" window and phone book support when one "prints" to a "fax" printer. Sending facsimiles from the command line or from the GUI is also supported.

Whats new in gfax-0.7.6
Yes folks, if you check the Changelog you will find a significant amount of work has been done to polish this release. Many thanks to the crew on the mailing list who have been very helpful in testing and providing feedback.

I would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals for their patience, testing and feedback.
Jean Louis Argente
Sasa Ostrouska
Bart Verstraete
Aaron Peromsik

Much work has been put into polishing Hylafax and Efax support. The following is a list of new or changed items. If you have tried Gfax in the past and have been disappointed we recommend you checkout the 0.7.6 version. We think you will be pleased. There is still work to be done but we have a great group of people providing feedback, which really helps.

-When sending a fax with Efax, the main status window will display the progress and the progressbar will pulse while the fax is being transmitted.
-The appbar will display the "Sending fax..." state.
-There is no longer a gfax.proc file, the GUI is updated directly from the efaxd thread.
-The queue scanning is now 30 seconds instead of 60 seconds for dealing with faxes sent via Efax.

-Much of the network traffic is now asynchronous, which means Gfax will not hang when getting status, switching tabs etc. More to follow in the next version.
-Main progressbar now pulses when there is network traffic.
-Server status is now updated whenever the queue status is updated.
-Can now double click on a received facsimile to to view it.
-Can now select multiple or all received faxes and delete them.
-Double clicking on job to send will now popup job modify dialog in send tab.
-Gfax will check for permission to read fax from the fax server and popup a notification if the user does not have permission to view the fax.

-Debian control file has been updated with proper dependancies.
-Removed depreciated Gnome.About and replaced with Gtk.AboutDialog.
-Removed depreciated OptionMenu and replaced ComboBox.
-Removed all Mgetty support - never really was there anyway:-)

-Updated German translation.
-Updated Latvian translation.
-Added Dutch translation.
-Added Italian translation.

-Fix: "Add" button was not enabled if adding just numbers to the phonebook.
-Fix: When sending a fax via Efax, if the fax result was "Busy" Gfax would not retry. Gfax will now try the set number of times (EfaxRetry).
-Fix: "Don't try to open a non existing phonebook file.
-Fix: Various callback event args have been changed for newer versions of Gtk-Sharp, these have been updated.
-Fix: "Efax sending was broken in 0.7.5, now works.
-Fix: Ghostscript conversion of files for Efax was failing.
-Fix: Gfax was setting the time in the past due to a timezone bug, consequently Hylafax jobs never ran and couldn't be modified.


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