In the last couple of weeks we processed all the great feedback and were able to implement some new stuff and also fix some stuff. We’re right on track for a release soon. Stability and performance is increasing and feedback has been extremely positive so far. A big “Thank you!” to all the beta testers out there for giving the new release a try and more importantly to provide valuable feedback.
During the last couple of releases we fixed and improved Royal TS in many areas. Here are some highlights:
There are still a couple of known issues we are working on right now:
Now, let’s talk about some cool new improvements:
There are a couple of new useful commands in the context menu for you to execute directly from the tab without looking for the command in the ribbon or locating the node in the navigation panel. Reconnect, for those who constantly need this command after the screen saver kicked in, is now available as well as commands to change the window mode from embedded to external and vice versa. As before, closing a tab will disconnect the session automatically.
There were a couple of requests to bring back proxy server support for the update check. So here we go, the above picture shows the proxy configuration page.
We started to change our deployment from single assembly to individual assembly. The single assembly approach had its advantages, especially for deployment and memory stick usage but in the end, we experienced huge problems with pre-compilation (ngen). User feedback showed us that users prefer faster applications and are willing to sacrifice deployment simplicity. From now on, all the beta releases are deployed in a zip file containing the executable and all required dlls. For the beta version we also included a file called “ngen.cmd” which will pre-compile Royal TS for better startup time and runtime performance. Once we release V2 and provide an .msi, it will be pre-compiled automatically during the setup process.