Eraser 6.2.0.2962 released!

garrett01

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#1
This version has been available for over two years as a nightly build. We have bumped the version number and made it the official release.
 
#2
Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 (x64)
Eraser 6.2.0.2962

I installed this latest version of Eraser, and I notice two anomalies.

On the Settings page, the Save Settings, Add File, and Add Folder buttons have their text running off beyond the tops and bottoms of the buttons. I have attached a screen print showing this.

When I went to create a custom erasure method with my own hexadecimal string, the input area remained blank while I was typing in the string. I am not sure the string I wanted was really what was saved.
 

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#3
Hi
Hopefully I am in the right place.
Below is the e-mail that I sent to the SourceForge website.
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[site-support:#9442] Title: Eraser 6.2.0.2962.exe is not a valid Win32 application
I received an e-mail "Update Available: Eraser" from "noreply-updater@sourceforge.net" yesterday.
After downloading the .exe I got the runtime error when I attempted to run it.
I repeated the download and got the same result.
I am an old Windows XP head.
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Their reply:
Hi, this ticketing system is for help with the SourceForge website itself.
If you need help with a software hosted on SourceForge, you should contact the project directly.
SourceForge merely keeps you up to date automatically.
I can confirm that but I have to notice my .NET Framework installation is up to version 3.5, anyway I believe Eraser developers would be glad if someone will let them know about that, so I recommend to ask for help here and to tell him this should be a common problem about Windows XP.
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So there we have it :?
Help!
 
#4
Is this a release because you thought we arent working on it anymore and there hasnt been a new release in a few years we might as well release what we have?

Or is this a release because its been available for 2 years already as a nightly build and its ready for mainstream use? With the intention of continuing to it work on it at a later date.
 

garrett01

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Staff member
#5
With well over a million downloads of the nightly builds since V6 it was time to push out that version and start building on it.
Eraser is a volunteer effort so its down to time availability when things get done.

With regards to XP - It might be a runtime issue - will have to get an XP machine to try it on.

Will look at the settings issue next.
 
#6
Ta
Much appreciated for your all efforts.
Will keep an eye out for an XP working version of 6.2.0.2962 at some point.
I'm more than happy with 6.0.10.2620 anyways.
:)
 
#7
Ta
Much appreciated for your all efforts.
Will keep an eye out for an XP working version of 6.2.0.2962 at some point.
I'm more than happy with 6.0.10.2620 anyways.
:)
Hi I am on windows server 2003 and I also receive the "not a valid win32 application" error
I used 7zip to open the archive (.exe) and then extracted the Eraser (x86).msi and was able to install from that just fine, the archive also has a dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe,,, but I already have upgraded to that ,,, but you may need to extract and run that as well.
 
#8
Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 (x64)
On the Settings page, the Save Settings, Add File, and Add Folder buttons have their text running off beyond the tops and bottoms of the buttons. I have attached a screen print showing this.
15 July 2015: This is still a problem with 6.2.0.2969.
 
#9
This update completely wiped everything out on my data drives on my Windows 7 64bit computers. I've used the older version without problems on data drives, but either the new version is hacked or it has a serious flaw! Windows tells me I need to format the drives to use them!
 
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