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42                <p>Eraser 6 Release Candidate 2 is released, bringing with it about a dozen fixes (a few of them major!)</p>
43                <p>The list of changes:</p>
44                <table class="changelog">
45                    <tr>
46                        <th>Revision</th>
47                        <th>Description</th>
48                        <th>Author</th>
49                    </tr>
50                    <tr>
51                      <td>672</td>
52                      <td>Authenticode certificate validation<br />
53                      The Authenticode certificate should be checked alone and not traced to the root certificate to allow for revocation</td>
54                      <td>Joel</td>
55                  </tr>
56                    <tr>
57                      <td>677-736</td>
58                      <td>Implemented an Explorer context menu<br />
59                        Shell integration allows for the queuing of tasks in the Eraser Task List.</td>
60                      <td>Kaz/Joel</td>
61                  </tr>
62                    <tr>
63                      <td><p>737-741<br />
64                        743-757<br />
65                        759-764<br />
66                        767-773</p>
67                        </td>
68                      <td>Implemented remote task creation <br />
69                      Other Eraser instances can now communicate with the main instance, giving more tasks to complete so that tasks can be controlled from one interface </td>
70                      <td>Kaz/Joel</td>
71                  </tr>
72                    <tr>
73                      <td>766</td>
74                      <td>Eraser now starts up together with the system.<br />
75                        This allows tasks to be marked Run on Restart </td>
76                      <td>Joel</td>
77                  </tr>
78                    <tr>
79                      <td>777</td>
80                      <td>Slightly better error logging </td>
81                      <td>Joel</td>
82                  </tr>
83                    <tr>
84                      <td>781</td>
85                      <td>Single-instance Eraser <br />
86                        Further work to allow a single instance of Eraser. This brings with it a few Vista UAC changes as well </td>
87                      <td>Joel</td>
88                  </tr>
89                    <tr>
90                      <td>792</td>
91                      <td>Bootstrapper progress bar<br />
92                        The bootstrapper progress bar usually remained at zero </td>
93                      <td>Joel</td>
94                  </tr>
95                    <tr>
96                      <td>793</td>
97                      <td>Create standard Windows Shortcuts for Eraser so Run as Administrator can be accessed. </td>
98                      <td>Joel</td>
99                  </tr>
100                    <tr>
101                      <td>795-802</td>
102                      <td>Implemented NTFS MFT record erasure<br />
[821]103                        The old code erroneously erased resident MFT records without erasing old entries.</td>
[814]104                      <td>Joel</td>
105                  </tr>
106                    <tr>
107                      <td>806</td>
108                      <td>Erase all files in folder to ignore inaccessible files<br />
109                        The old code would completely stumble when a file or folder was inaccessible. The behaviour now is to just ignore the file/folder </td>
110                      <td>Joel</td>
111                    <tr>
112                      <td>807</td>
113                      <td>Allow cancellation of cluster tip erasures </td>
114                      <td>Joel/Kaz</td>
115                  <tr>
116                      <td>809</td>
117                      <td>Unused space erasures now include erasing the cluster tips of files outside the working directory of Eraser if the drive Eraser was on was being erased. </td>
118                      <td>Joel</td>
119                  <tr>
120                    <td>811</td>
121                    <td>Time estimates are now based on a 15-second average </td>
122                    <td>Joel</td>
123                </table>
124                <p>Of course, some of the old features missing still have not been implemented in rc2 are:</p>
125                <ul>
126                    <li>Erasures of Encrypted/Compressed/Sparse NTFS files (unlikely to be implemented, low-level undocumented APIs required)</li>
127                    <li>FAT32 FAT erasures (unlikely to be implemented, low-level APIs required)</li>
128                </ul>
129                <p>The main reason both are not done is because the method employed in v5 to erase such files will not work on Vista (even with UAC disabled). Until a solution to erase these on Vista (with/without UAC on) surfaces these will not be implemented (for safety reasons: we don't want to corrupt drives.)</p>
130                <p>I'm certain the rc-1 beta testers were generally happy with it (thank you for helping, all <strong>2393</strong> of you!) and I wish all rc-2 testers the same! If you currently hold onto rc-1, the above list should give you even more reason to upgrade (it's free and painless, anyway.)</p>
131                <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>
132                <p>If you have read the disclaimer, follow the instructions about <strong><a href="../trac/wiki/InstallingBetas">installing betas</a></strong> then <strong><a href="../download.php?id=5">Download it now.</a></strong></p>
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145                <h3>Latest News</h3>
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[876]147                    <h2>Eraser 6-rc4 released!</h2>
148                    <div class="posted">Posted by: Joel, 8 January 2008, 2.45pm, +800 GMT</div>
149                    <p>Hello again! I wish everyone's been enjoying the new rc3, but while you're at it, I felt it wasn't good enough. So here's <strong>rc4</strong> with more bugfixes than the previous release and with all the v6 goodness. <a href="20090108.html">See the full announcement.</a></p>
[849]150                    <h2>Eraser 5.8.7-beta4 released!</h2>
151                    <div class="posted">Posted by: Joel, 3 January 2008, 9.00am, +800 GMT</div>
152                    <p>Eraser 5.8.7 isn't abandoned! The new beta release addresses feature bugs and would be a welcome addition to everyone still using v5. <a href="20090103.html#eraser5">See the full announcement.</a></p>
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