It’s now official! Precisely one year after our last major release (5.5) we’ve let loose version 6.0. This is undoubtedly our most feature-rich rock-solid version yet. Take a glance through the release notes for a list of the myriad of changes. Better yet, either upgrade your existing instance, or download it fresh!
Fixed a bug related to duplicate token editor windows.
Add buttons to wrap text and find within the request/response of a proxy transaction.
Now using %20 instead of + to represent a space character when encoding GET/POST parameters.
Now correctly displaying encoded GET/POST parameters in scrapeable file proxy comparer.
Added search term to the top of the proxy search results window.
Also, for any out there keeping track, we’re nearing another full version release. At this point we’ve pretty much frozen the feature set for a 6.0 release, so we’re now going to be doing a lot of internal testing to ensure we catch any bugs and such before we do a full release. We’d also be grateful to any who are willing to help us test alpha versions. Please let us know of any issues you find.
Added the following methods: session.setStopScrapingOnScriptError, session.setStopScrapingOnMaxRequestAttemptsReached, session.setStopScrapingOnExtractorPatternTimeout, scrapeableFile.getMaxRequestAttemptsReached, scrapeableFile.getExtractorPatternTimedOut.
Fixed a bug related to prompting for save upon exit.
Deprecated proxy scripting. Can be re-enabled via the AllowProxyScripting property.
Fixed a minor memory leak in the workbench.
Updated the .NET driver to work with COM-based applications.
Added initial support for memory profiling.
The memory profiling stuff is especially cool. There are times when a developer can inadvertently cause screen-scraper to run short on memory. We’ve added code to detect for these times, then give (hopefully) a good detailed description of what’s chewing up resources so that the problem can be addressed. It’s likely we’ll refine this one more over time, but even the initial implementation is pretty useful.