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We release.

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6<title>Eraser :: Announcements :: December 1, 2008</title>
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26                        <h2><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="LeftContentEditTitle" -->Eraser 6-rc1 released!<!-- InstanceEndEditable --></h2>
27                        <div class="posted"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="LeftContentEditPoster" -->Posted by: Joel, 1 December 2008, 12:00pm, +0800 GMT<!-- InstanceEndEditable --></div>
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32                <p>The long-awaited public beta for Eraser 6 has been released! Eraser 6 sports a completely revamped user interface, and Windows XP/Vista support out of the box. We've recruited <a href="" target="_blank">Dennis van Lith</a> to be in charge of UX (User eXperience) and aesthetic appeal for Version 6; here are a few screenshots:</p>
33                <p><img src="../images/template_v1.png" alt="Eraser v6 About dialog" /></p>
34                <p><img src="../images/template_v2.png" alt="Eraser v6 About dialog" /></p>
36                <p>
37                    I must admit: paradoxically, not all features of Version 5 has made it into this release, although new features have been added:
38                    <ul>
39                        <li>Added a more flexible Task Scheduler (roughly as customisable as Outlook recurring appointments!)</li>
40                        <li>Unified Task List (no more separate On-Demand/Scheduled tasks: they are now all together)</li>
41                        <li>Tasks can now contain multiple <em>targets</em> (running a task may have a few things erased at one go; somewhat like a grouping mechanism)</li>
42                        <li>8 new erasure methods (above Version 5's five)</li>
43                        <li>Customisable PRNGs (some complaints about ISAAC should be resolved with the new default of the RNGCryptoServiceProvider, which is a Windows CSPRNG); ISAAC is still selectable for those who prefer speed over security.</li>
44                        <li>Plugin support (currently quite immature, but the foundations are there)</li>
45                        <li>Built-in updater</li>
46                        <li>EraserL has been replaced by... Eraser. The same Eraser.exe can do both GUI and command line</li>
47                    </ul>
48                </p>
49                <p>
50                    Features removed:
51                    <ul>
52                        <li>Erasures of Encrypted/Compressed/Sparse NTFS files (unlikely to be implemented, low-level undocumented APIs required)</li>
53                        <li>FAT32 FAT erasures (to be done in the rc-1/final period: you'll get an error for this)</li>
54                        <li>Shell Context menus (not completely implemented <em>yet</em>)</li>
55                    </ul>
56                </p>
57                <p>These are certainly just the tip of the iceberg. You'll find out more when you use the program: trust me, you most definitely will enjoy the new Experience.</p>
58                <p><strong>Disclaimer: The security of the erasures has not been verified by internal or external entities. The code is still of <em>beta quality</em> and may not remove all traces of files with the confidence of Version 5. If you have security concerns, do use Version 5 while the security aspects of Version 6 are ironed out.</strong> It is however noteworthy that v6 uses only <em>documented APIs</em> for erasure and therefore the risk of corrupting your drives is lower than Version 5.</p>
59                <p>Unfazed, ye brave Software Warrior? Follow the instructions about <strong><a href="../trac/wiki/InstallingBetas">installing betas</a></strong> then <strong><a href="../download.php?id=3">Download it now.</a></strong></p>
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71            <div class="right_news">
72                <h3>Latest News</h3>
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74                    <h2>Eraser 6-rc1 released!</h2>
75                    <div class="posted">Posted by: Joel, 1 December 2008, 12:00pm, +0800 GMT</div>
76                    <p>The long-awaited public beta for Eraser 6 has been released! Eraser 6 sports a completely revamped user interface, and Windows XP/Vista support out of the box. <a href="announcements/20081201.html">See the full announcement.</a></p>
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86                <p>2008 &copy; Eraser</p>
87            </div>
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89                <p>
90                    Original Design by <a href="" target="_blank">Olle Axelsson</a><br />
91                    Modified for Eraser by <a href="" target="_blank">Dennis van Lith</a><br />
92                    HTML edits by <a href="" target="_blank">Joel Low</a>
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