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AbsoluteTelnet/SSH Version History - Version 4

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Changes made in version 4.61(May 12, 2006)

  • Switching between 80/132 columns scales font instead of changing the window size
  • Scale the font during print so that it will fit the width of the page
  • Add print margins (File->Page Setup)
  • Enhance wyse60 emulation
  • Show which com port you're connected to in the status line
  • Add print coalescing to all passthru printing
  • Fixed printing so that various combinations work now (reverse black on white, white on black, reverse white on black, etc)
  • Allow keymapping to map strings larger than 128 characters
  • Don't change the location of the IME status window
  • Fix xterm function keys

Changes made in version 4.51(April 10, 2006)

  • Add smartcard authentication
  • Add authentication agent forwarding for smartcard and file-based RSA authentication
  • Add bubble-help with option to disable.
  • Add code for localization of UI.
  • Add first localized UI (Simplified Chinese)
  • Add support for COM Ports > 9 for all platforms
  • Add variable scrollback size
  • Add support for CTRL-F? function keys in Wyse60 emulation.
  • Add GB18030 character set translation
  • Allow unlimited number of files to be sent using file transfer on XP, 2000, NT, and 2003
  • Convert filename character set according to current translation settings when sending and receiving file from host.
  • Update installer to prompt for language
  • Update installer to allow install by non-priveledged user
  • fix bug in ANSIBBS terminal mode
  • fix compatibility problem with VMS.
  • Allow multiple passthrough prints to coallesce into one print job when using 'direct to printer'
  • Don't try to set tty modes. It's not necessary in most cases and causes problems in some.
  • Add print setup dialog
  • Replace print dialog with Windows standard one
  • Add separate font selections for Asian and non-asian characters
  • Added input translation of carriage returns and linefeeds.
  • Fixed a WYSE60 emulation bug
  • Fixed WYSE60 caret display
  • Fixed WYSE60 key mappings
  • Fixed icon displayed in alt-tab dialog
  • Fixed icon displayed in connection file shortcuts
  • Fixed an xterm emulation bug related to saving and restoring cursor position
  • Fixed MRU list on win95
  • Fixed a SCOANSI bug when clearing screen
  • \Fixed crash caused by trial-period management code.

Changes made in version 4.01(Oct 31, 2005)

  • Added Wyse60 emulation
  • Added fullscreen mode
  • Added option for right-button paste
  • added support for DEC protected areas
  • minor UI enhancements
  • enabled serial port connections for Pocket PC version
  • change the way overstrike mode works (to make it a little less murky).
  • fixed a problem with font handling that was sometimes causing the wrong font to be selected
  • added Korean (ANSI/OEM) character set translation and fixed display on win95 and win98
  • fixed crash on win95 at the end of a zmodem receive
  • Removed hhupd.exe from the install. Makes it smaller and most systems don't need it any more.
  • Fixed a bug in the naming and placement of the ssh_known_hosts file for ssh1.
  • Fixed the font selection combo box in the 'appearance' dialog so it shows Japanese font names properly in Asian Win9x.
  • Revisit Win95 compatibility, which had gotten neglected recently. Who uses Win95 any more?


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I've tried lots of different telnet/ssh clients, and I have two long-time favorites: Putty and Absolute Telnet. Putty, because it's such a quick download that on someone else's machine i can run it without going through an install, and it runs ssh. But for my own machine, the only choice is Absolute Telnet. It stores my password, terminal appearance and connection settings so that it's literally 2 seconds from clicking the icon to being logged in to my remote ssh accounts. It's incredibly customizeable, but not overwhelmingly so. I hardly ever pay for software (I'm embarassed to say), but I like Absolute Telnet so much I've paid for the full version and I'm glad I did. It's important to note that this software is maintained by one guy, Brian Pence, who personally answers people's questions on his online forum and answers email inquiries (he's answered a couple of mine, and always been really helpful). I gotta say, you hardly ever get this kind of commitment and personal touch in software anymore. --Ben Wheeler