MegunoLink Pro History

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1 October 2017, Version 1.18.17239.0827

  • Update: refresh start page
  • New: added component to send a message just after connection
  • Fix: crash when closing MegunoLink experienced by a few users
  • Fix: .mlpz didn’t open properly from Windows Explorer

27 August 2017, Version 1.17.17239.0827

  • New: quick zoom options for the time-plot set the x-axis range to common time ranges
  • Update: MLP library updated to work with Due.
  • Update: updated to latest version of window docking library
  • Improved: new stream handling of serial port data improves serial reliability
  • Fix: report error when opening Arduino examples if the Arduino IDE isn’t installed

7 May 2017, Version 1.12.17127.507

  • New: Arduino integration now supports ESP8266 boards and will automatically disconnect serial ports in MegunoLink when the Arduino programs the board
  • Update: Updated AVRDude to version 6.3
  • Bug fix: fixed crash when using hardware handshaking on serial ports

9 April 2017, Version 1.11.17099.0409

  • New: set default selection in value list interface panel control
  • New: open web page from interface panel button
  • New: open local document from interface panel button
  • New: added support to reorder serial sources
  • New: added support to reorder programmers
  • Bug fix: scroll bars were too short for lines that included tab characters.
  • Bug fix: interface panel controls on hidden tab pages got hidden
  • Bug fix: interface panel controls lost their 3d style on older versions of windows.
  • Bug fix: unable to load new projects after trying to open a project that didn’t exist
  • Bug fix: some users get an error when applying interface panel with a command handler dependent on the message library

10 March 2017, Version 1.10.17069.310

  • New: can change the next report number now
  • New: added property DelaySendingChanges to TrackBarWithIndicator that causes the track bar to send values only after the mouse is released
  • New: added property ShowNumericValue to TrackBarWithIndicator to control appearance of numeric value next to track bar
  • New: added support to set visibility, enable, foreground colour and background colour of interface panel controls
  • New: added support change minimum, maximum values for trackbar, progress bar and numeric up/down control
  • New: added support to select values in value list by name
  • New: added dynamic label control. The text of the dynamic label control can be changed using a serial command
  • Updated: can paste paths into the report destination box; Windows folder browser dialog is such a pain!
  • Changed: interface panel now displays an error message when trying to send data if no port is connected rather than disabling all the controls. This way you can make changes before connecting the port.
  • Bug fix: fixed potential race-condition if two threads writing to one serial port.
  • Bug fix: apply button was disabled when interface panel is exported even when there were changes to apply
  • Bug fix: error when trying to edit MessageLibrary Messages collection
  • Bug fix: fixed crash when trying to load a non-existing default project
  • Bug fix: show error message if hex file doesn’t exist when uploading to Arduino
  • Bug fix: fixed crash when trying to reset microcontroller with RTS pin when hardware handshaking is using the RTS pin

21 January 2017, Version 1.7.17021.121

  • New: implemented menu entry to cancel speech in Message Monitor visualizer
  • New: added SetCurrent method to filter for initializing with measured values.
  • Update: added Arduino integration support for version 1.8 of IDE
  • Bug fix: DemoGrid wasn’t starting automatically
  • Bug fix: some users were seein a crash when saving to network shares
  • Bug fix: now displaying error message instead of crashing if trying to send XBee messages to non-XBee connection.
  • Bug fix: values from numeric up/down controls used a comma instead of a period when sending data in some locales. Changed to always use a period.

25 November 2016, Version 1.6.16330.1125

  • Bug fix: horizontal scroll-bar in Monitor window wasn’t visible for some users

20 November 2016, Version 1.6.16325.1120

  • New: added support to disable RTS line for boards that use this as a reset signal
  • New: added support to reset boards with the RTS, DTR or both lines
  • New: change next sequence number in reporting
  • Bug fix: report error message if web-browser can’t open URL
  • Bug fix: fixed crash if plot selection changed while editing a series
  • Bug fix: context menu wasn’t showing to rename visualizers
  • Bug fix: report sensible error when trying to open an incompatible project file
  • Bug fix: interface panel crashing when loading files with panels that hosted other visualizers

25 August 2016, Version 1.6.16238.825

  • Bug fix: user wasn’t prompted to save changes in some situations
  • Bug fix: visualizer toolbox incorrectly appearing in visualizer toolbox

18 August 2016, Version 1.6.16231.0818

  • New: added filtering example to Arduino library
  • New: added support to build-tool to include pre-processor definitions and global macros to configure build
  • New: added support to detect adding and removing serial ports. Disconnect automatically when ports are removed
  • Bug fix: Arduino integration setup was not working for some users
  • Bug fix: Unable to install Arduino upload monitor for version 1.6.10 of the Arduino IDE
  • Bug fix: fixed crash when alpha-numeric id wasn’t present when programming Melvyn Ids

13 March 2016, Version 1.5.16073.0313

  • Bug fix: Arduino integration setup was not working for some users

3 March 2016, Version 1.5.16063.0303

  • New: added panel to Program Devices visualizer to write Identifiers to device eeproms
  • New: added panel to Program Devices visualizer to download Flash and EEPROM memory to a file
  • New: scheduled report generation setting is saved in project file and restored when the project loads
  • New: Getting Started section to start page
  • New: support for multi-line titles in plots
  • New: added reporting support for log file visualizers
  • Improved: better handling of serial connection errors
  • Bug fix: out of range line width could crash the plotter visualizer
  • Bug fix: crash if two UDP connections are using the same port number
  • Bug fix: failed to report crashes for some users
  • Bug fix: custom install path didn’t work

26 December 2015, Version 1.5.15360.1226

  • New: support for setting variables using the command handler in the Arduino library
  • Bug fix: invalid axis range when starting/stoping time plot tracking
  • Bug fix: custom selection in channel selector wasn’t loaded properly from project file
  • Bug fix: removed auto-zoom when new data arrived as it was messing with fixed scaling
  • Improved: changed zoom-all button design so it is clearer

15 May 2015, Version 1.2.1505.1601

  • Fix bug with new monitor when scrolling past the start of the buffer in Windows 8.1
  • Fixed missing license agreement in Help→About menu
  • Included latest MLP Arduino Library with path fix for Mac users
  • Fix bug with new monitor window that caused crash for Windows 8.1 users
  • Fix bug saving projects that included plots

10 May 2015, Version 1.2.1505.1011

  • Plot Visualizers
    • New: change the background colour of a time plot or x-y plot
    • Bug: Fixed crash for some users when editing plot properties
    • New for Graph Visualizers: Added support to save plotting data to a text file
    • New for Graph Visualizers: Added support to copy plot data to the clipboard
  • Interface Panel Visualizer
    • New for Interface Plane: new picture box control that can be hidden using serial commands sent from the Arduino
    • Experimental: embedd a time plot into an interface panel
  • Serial Monitor
    • New monitor window supports pausing scrolling when receiving data, shows sent data and non-printable characters
  • Serial Message Monitor
    • New for Message Monitor: use the Windows speech synthesizier to speak the messages that come in
  • MegunoLink Pro Arduino Library
    • Update: removed references to prog_char for compatibility with Arduino version 1.6
  • Connection Manager
    • Fix: Some users experienced trouble with communicating with Yun and Leonardo boards. DTR support is enabled by default now to fix this.
    • New: Option to disable DTR. Disabling DTR stops most boards from resetting when you open the serial connection (though it will stop communication completely from the Leonardo). If you are using an Uno or Mega and don’t want them to reset when you open the serial connection, open the Advanced serial setting and check the box labeled Disable DTR
    • Bug fix: crash when using a file as a serial source
    • Bug: Crash when opening a document caused by conflicting port ids
    • Update: Arduino integration supports version 1.6.3 of the Arduino IDE and later now. This enables MLP to automatically detect when the Arduino IDE is uploading your sketch and release the serial port. It doesn’t work with the 1.5 series of the Arduino IDE, but version 1.6.3 and 1.0.5 are supported
    • Update: Autoconnect was removed since it didn’t work well for a lot of users
  • XBee Manager
    • New for XBee Manager: added option to enable network watchdog
    • Bug fix for XBee Manager: crash when attempting to get settings for a node that no longer exists
    • Update for XBee Manager: increased maximum packet size to 130 bytes
  • Visual Studio Build Tool
    • Update: New libraries created with the Visual Studio Arduino Build tool include a property file so they can be referenced from programs.
    • New: Visual Studio Arduino Build Tool reports program size at the end of build
    • New: Added support for SparkFun’s 3.3 V Mega Pro 2560 to the Visual Studio Build Tool (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10744); should work for any AtMega 2560 boards running at 8MHz.
    • Bug fix for Visual Studio Arduino Build Tool: c-language files in the Arduino user library weren’t included properly in builds
  • General
    • Bug: Fixed bug where documents containing sources with empty names crashed MegunoLink Pro
    • Bug: Fixed bug where MegunoLink Pro window layout changed for some users when they entered license keys
    • Update: Visualizers get sorted on the start page and in menus so they are easier to find
    • Update for Setup: User is warned if they are not an administrator when installing the .NET runtime

16 January 2015, Version 1.1.1501.1605

  • Fixed crash on startup for some users

15 January 2015, Version 1.1.1501.1503

  • New: support for milliseconds when sending time for plotting
  • New: send/receive data using XBee Series 2 modules in API mode
  • New: setup file is now signed
  • Fixed crash when sending data via UDP
  • Fixed crash when opening source manager with a file source connected

31 October 2014, Version 1.1.1410.3104

  • New: import interface panels from other MLP project files
  • New: path in tool-tip for recent files on Startup visualizer
  • New: added example program for data table
  • Improved: Arduino build tool for Visual Studio no longer stops at first error; better support for library projects
  • Fixed bug where graph legend didn’t work for some users
  • Fixed bug with invalid data table messages causing crash
  • Fixed bug that caused crash if user cancelled Arduino setup integration at user access control prompt
  • Fixed crash in mapping visualizer
  • Fixed bug where device type sometimes wasn’t selected correctly when project loaded
  • Fixed bug when multiple values are included for data-step plotting
  • Fixed bug when receiving multiple xy or time-plot points in a single message

2 June 2014, Version 1.1.1406.0201

  • New: added support to clear message monitor window using the clear command.
  • Improved: new sources are automatically applied to visualizers that don’t already have a source selected
  • Improved: last report time is displayed in status bar
  • Improved: sound played when manual report is generated.
  • Bug fix: crash if button panel tried to send to a file stream.
  • Bug fix: relative paths in program device and log to file did not always behave correctly.

6 April 2014, Version 1.1.1404.0601

  • New: sending [Now()] to the table will substitute the computers current time. Useful to see if programs are rebooting when no-one’s watching!
  • Fixed bug where Arduino integration setup would fail for version 1.0.5-r2
  • Improved: Arduino integration setup will show up in task bar
  • Improved: Arduino integration setup will offer to report errors to us

21 March 2014, Version 1.1.1403.2102

  • Bug fix: installing Arduino Integration Features prevented Arduino IDE uploading for some users.
  • Bug fix: serial data wasn’t displayed correctly in the monitor when time stamping was turned on.
  • Bug fix: crash if sending table data to a source that didn’t support sending.
  • Bug fix: crash if auto-connecting to a file source that didn’t exist.
  • Improved: installing Arduino Integration detects compatibility with Arduino IDE version.

12 March 2014, Version 1.1.1403.1201

  • New: Added EEPromStore helper to MegunoLink Pro Arduino library
  • New: Added timer, circular buffer and filter classes to MegunoLink Pro Arduino library
  • New: added support for no-line style when sending series styles from Arduino.
  • New: Visual Studio Arduino build tool now works with Arduino ino files.
  • New: added examples for sending CMD and GET commands to Interface Panel message processor.
  • Improved: Arduino integration installer prompts for access for non-administrator users now
  • Bug fix: crashed if port couldn’t be opened after uploading program
  • Bug fix: crashed when opening a new project after removing a serial source
  • Bug fix: some users seeing crash when changing name of file sources
  • Bug fix: time stamping settings weren’t restored for logging when loading a project.
  • Bug fix: channel wasn’t saved for logging and message monitor visualizers
  • Bug fix: graph didn’t update when title properties were set from Arduino
  • Improved: Added support for Visual Studio 2013 to Arduino Build tool

11 February 2014, Version 1.1.1402.1101

  • New: added installer for MegunoLink Pro Arduino Library
  • New: track bar control supports horizontal and vertical orientation
  • New: added radio button controls to Interface Panel.
  • New: timer component to send serial messages periodically
  • New: added support to convert decimal values to integers when sending messages from the Interface Panel using Tools.ToInt(NumberControl.Value)
  • New: plotting series styles can be set using a style message
  • New: Initial support for Visual Studio 2013 by build tool installer
  • Bug fix: crash when selecting item in value list control
  • Bug fix: not selecting by value correctly in interface panel list control
  • Bug fix: control names in Interface Panel toolbox weren’t correct

20 December 2013, Version 1.1.1312.2001

  • Bug fix: interface panel sent messages whenever new design was loaded
  • Bug fix: message processor tried to process received messages when in design mode causing exception
  • Bug fix: events on design form weren’t released properly when form was closed. Caused error when closing interface panel visualizer

13 December 2013, Version 1.1.1312.1301

  • New: DemoGrid example provides a guided tour of MegunoLink Pro
  • Bug fix: send box wasn’t available even though a serial port was connected
  • Bug fix: couldn’t set value of text box using Arduino command in Interface Panel
  • Bug fix: serial source not found for projects that contained old auto-ports
  • Bug fix: crash if reporting folder was empty when loading a project
  • Bug fix: crash if series name was missing from graph messages

29 November 2013, Version 1.1.1311.2917

  • New: Interface Panel has been upgraded with more controls and flexible layout. The old Interface Panel remains as the Button Panel visualizer.
  • New: save Visualizer layouts as templates for new projects.
  • New: use a text file as a source
  • New: example temperature controller project demonstrates MegunoLink Pro without needing an Arduino to generate serial data.
  • Improved: visualizer selector now defaults to docked, rather than hidden. You can still hide it using the push pin in the window’s title bar.
  • Improved: MegnoLink Pro now tracks changes to projects and only prompts to save changes when necessary.
  • Improved: Arduino Upload monitor now works with Arduino IDE 1.5.4. Support for Leonardo boards is still in progress.
  • Bug fix: Mapping visualizer was broken due to a change in the web service we use. Now fixed.
  • Bug fix: fixed problem in example project that caused failure when uploading to Mega. Apply the update to the Visual Studio Build Tool after installing MegunoLink Pro
  • Bug fix: fixed problem in Visual Studio Build Tool when project path contains spaces.
  • Bug fix: multi-threaded contention problem that caused lock-up for some users
  • Bug fix: installation of MegunoLink Pro was not elevated properly for some users
  • Bug fix: relative paths containing spaces weren’t handled correctly by the uploader tool.

10 October 2013, Version 1.0.1310.0803

  • New: Added support for Arduino library projects to the Visual Studio build tool.
  • New: axis limits and titles for XY plots and charts are now saved with the project file.
  • New: series symbols, colours and line styles can be set in serial messages.
  • New: documents are saved to a temporary file so any errors do not wipe out the user’s project.
  • New: series with the same name in multiple plot windows will have the same style. Series styles are saved in the project file.
  • New: MegunoLink Pro projects open when double clicked in Windows Explorer
  • Improved: Visual Studio Arduino build tool now writes current file to build output to show progress
  • Bug fix: relative paths were not correctly created from paths that contain spaces.
  • Bug fix: devices in uploader were not updated correctly when a project was opened.
  • Bug fix: removed no-stop bits option from advanced port configuration. This value is not supported by the serial port.
  • Bug fix: crash when closing graph windows if data ready for plotting.
  • Increased trial period to 30 days

15 September 2013, Version 1.0.1309.1501

  • New: added last value received to Graph summary table.
  • New: improved setup program to automatically download prerequisites, if required.
  • Fixed bugs in Visual Studio Arduino Build Tool
    • Fixed crash when cancelling install
    • Fixed Pro Mini configuration: was building with wrong mega variant, not standard.
  • Fixed crash when closing graph while data was still being received.
  • Fixed crash in AVRDude programming tool if a new file was detected before the previous one had finished uploading to the Arduino.

3 September 2013, Version 1.0.1309.0301

9 August 2013, Version 1.0.1308.0907

  • Added support for negative limits on Interface Panel slider control
  • Added support for custom serial configuration to the connection manager
  • Added support to duplicate a visualizer by right-click on the tab title
  • Fixed bug in plotting visualizer that caused crash on missing data
  • Removed trial information from Start visualizer for registered users
  • Fixed bug in slider control on Interface Panel where button was not sending slider messages
  • Fixed crash when trying to send an empty string with the serial monitor
  • Fixed crash when starting a second instance of MegunoLink Pro

29 July 2013, Version 0.2.1307.2905

  • Added clear-on-send check box to monitor window. Automatically clears the send text after sending the message when checked.
  • Improved error message when port was not connected before trying to connect. Now access the connection manager directly.

16 July 2013, Version 0.2.1307.1606

  • Arduino IDE upload monitor now fails gracefully when multiple instances of MegunoLink are running. Only one instance will receive disconnect messages; activate/ deactivate monitoring in the setup dialog.
  • Added support to remove files from recent files list.

15 July 2013, Version 0.2.1307.1501

  • Public beta release

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