Version 0.6.4.1 of Royal TSX brings some exciting new features! (and of course also fixes some bugs)
Here are some of them explained in a little more detail than the release notes offer.
On the outside, the plugin management property page looks pretty much identical to previous incarnations of it, but the the backend was completely overhauled to support some nice new features.
For starters, the Plugins page now works even when you’re offline. In that case, only the “Installed Plugins” page is available and allows you to view and uninstall your currently installed plugins.
Also new in this release is the possibilty to view release notes of the plugin that’s about to be installed.
Well, do I really have to explain this one? I guess, a picture speaks more than a thousand words in that case:
It’s now possible to open KeePass documents in Royal TSX and use the credentials stored in those documents with connections stored in other documents.
For the time being, KeePass document support is read-only, so you can view and access credentials, but can’t make any changes to the document. It’s however possible to convert a KeePass document to a Royal TSX document by using the “Save As” command. After doing so, you’ll be able to do anything you can with a standard Royal TSX document.
Because KeePass support in Royal TSX uses APIs provided by the official KeePass.exe, which is a .NET application, the Mono Framework must be installed and the path to KeePass.exe must be provided.
KeePass support will soon land on Royal TS (for Windows) too, so if you’re a KeePass user, we’ve got you covered!
The Windows version of Royal TS already had bulk-add, now OS X users can enjoy the same time-saver feature and even get some extras!
Basically, the bulk-add feature works the same as on Windows. When you create a new connection, you can enter multiple hosts in the Computer Name textfield by separating them with semicolons. Now when you hit save, Royal TSX will parse the field and create new connections for every host entered.
Sounds awesome? But we’ve still got more! 😊
In this version we also provide support for Bonjour discovery.
“Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of Zero configuration networking (Zeroconf), a group of technologies that includes service discovery, address assignment, and hostname resolution. Bonjour locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS) service records.”
So basically, what Bonjour offers, is to locate services that computers offer on the local network without having to know their IP addresses or DNS names.
Here’s a screenshot showing what the Bonjour browser in Royal TSX looks like when adding a new SSH connection:
When using Bonjour to bulk-add multiple connections, the Display Name, Computer Name and Port are set automatically. Bonjour discovery is currently available for Terminal and VNC connections.
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Hope you enjoy this update!