Version History

Version 3.8.1(05.05.24)

  • New: improved configuration archiving (some tokens and environment variables can be used in path and filename)
  • New: rounded corners of menus under Windows 11
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.8.0(29.12.21)

  • New: Windows 11 compatibility
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.7.4(14.02.20)

  • Fix: issue with saving options when system shuts down

Version 3.7.3(22.01.20)

  • Fix: issue when programs change the display resolution

Version 3.7.2(04.01.20)

  • Fix: rare issue with internal uncompression routine

Version 3.7.1(29.12.19)

  • New: improved setup and uninstall programs
  • New: updated end user license agreement in setup
  • New: creation of start menu shortcuts now optional in setup
  • New: setup dialogs dynamically adjusts to DPI changes
  • New: program window and dialogs dynamically adjust to DPI changes
  • Fix: display issues on desktops with high DPI setting
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 3.7.0(06.05.19)

  • New: removed Windows XP support (please download v3.6.2 if you want to use the program under Windows XP)
  • New: Visual Studio 2019 recompilation for better compatibility to new systems
  • New: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 3.6.2(23.04.19)

  • Fix: small cosmetical changes to some dialogs

Version 3.6.1(13.03.19)

  • Fix: dialog and menu positions when screen configuration changes
  • Fix: small fixes regarding user account access (data folder, etc.)
  • Fix: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 3.6.0(03.03.19)

  • New: improved unattended setup
  • Fix: various small fixes and improvements

Version 3.5.1(15.08.18)

  • Fix: issue with automatic archive function not backing up all files
  • Fix: small issue with update check

Version 3.5.0(11.08.18)

  • New: automatic archiving of configuration
  • New: improved "About" and "Update" dialogs
  • Fix: higher resolution application tray icon for high desktop scaling values
  • Fix: various small bug fixes, changes and improvements

Version 3.4.0(22.07.18)

  • New: more detailed license information in "About" dialog
  • New: updated license agreement and terms of use
  • Fix: various small internal changes and improvements

Version 3.3.0(08.03.18)

  • New: possibility to install and uninstall the program silently for mass deployment. See the manual for details.

Version 3.2.1(18.07.17)

  • Fix: improved compatibility with Windows Vista and XP

Version 3.2.0(08.05.17)

  • New: Visual Studio 2017 recompilation
  • New: registration name can be displayed in non-ANSI characters in "About" dialog

Version 3.1.4(10.12.16)

  • Fix: setup problems for user names starting with 'n' or 'r'
  • Fix: default configuration path in user profile when selecting custom data location

Version 3.1.3(02.06.16)

  • Fix: setup warns if data location is selected on drives without write permission

Version 3.1.2(20.09.15)

  • New: digitally signed setup program and main program
  • New: improved setup program

Version 3.1.1(18.08.15)

  • New: Visual Studio 2015 recompilation
  • Fix: post-setup copy operations for unattended setup improved (see manual for details)

Version 3.1.0(18.07.15)

  • New: Windows 10 compatibility

Version 3.0.2(03.08.13)

  • New: one license file for all plants accepted

Version 3.0.1(16.04.13)

  • Fix: internal plant detection

Version 3.0.0(13.04.13)

  • New: 64 bit compatibility
  • New: Windows 8 compatibility
  • New: backup / restore / reset configuration in "About" dialog
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.3.13(14.10.11)

  • New: improved unattended setup with init of user configuration

Version 2.3.12(11.09.10)

  • New: license file extension changed from "dlc" to "DeskSoftLicense" to avoid incompatibilities with other programs

Version 2.3.11(22.06.10)

  • Fix: saving current settings and options when shutting down the computer
  • Fix: removed Windows 2000 from the compatibility list

Version 2.3.10(07.04.10)

  • New: setup distribution in exe file format

Version 2.3.9(01.08.09)

  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.8(24.06.09)

  • Fix: uninstall not working under certain configurations

Version 2.3.7(22.06.09)

  • New: updated setup routine. Added warning when an antivirus software, firewall, etc. blocks setup.
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.6(02.06.09)

  • Fix: problem with setup when not choosing default data path

Version 2.3.5(28.04.09)

  • New: improved setup routine

Version 2.3.4(14.03.09)

  • New: updated setup routine
  • Fix: incomplete uninstall information
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.3(22.02.09)

  • New: changes to setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.2(17.12.08)

  • New: manual in help file format
  • Fix: quit button on care dialog
  • Fix: font size in care dialog
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.1(12.12.08)

  • Fix: changes in the setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.3.0(10.03.08)

  • New: cooperation with fantastic search tool: Crawler Toolbar
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.2.8(23.10.07)

  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes of the main program and the setup program

Version 2.2.7(31.01.07)

  • Fix: Vista compatible setup icons

Version 2.2.6(08.11.06)

  • Fix: fixed a bug in the setup routine for unattended setup

Version 2.2.5(06.10.06)

  • Fix: Vista compatibility

Version 2.2.4(26.07.06)

  • Fix: license file recognition problems when multiple plants are on the desktop at the same time

Version 2.2.3(28.06.06)

  • Fix: plants will not die anymore when license file is not available temporarily

Version 2.2.2(22.06.06)

  • New: some changes of the setup program

Version 2.2.1(26.05.06)

  • New: some important internal changes regarding stability and security

Version 2.2.0(16.05.06)

  • Fix: crashes when starting the plants for the first time on some systems
  • Fix: growth problem when computer hibernates

Version 2.1.3(28.04.06)

  • Fix: some minor issues with the license validation

Version 2.1.2(22.02.06)

  • Fix: important fix of a bug in the setup routine - please download and install this update to avoid possible problems!

Version 2.1.1(13.02.05)

  • Fix: problem with auto-start fixed

Version 2.1.0(05.02.06)

  • New: added Sunflower
  • Fix: auto-shrink (when plant grows out of screen area) now works correctly
  • Fix: improved compatibility to multi-user environments

Version 2.0.2(03.01.06)

  • Fix: plant auto-start automatically after first manual start
  • Fix: correct resize of plant when it grows out of maximum size
  • Fix: internal changes of the setup routine

Version 2.0.1(21.12.05)

  • Fix: Improved plant icons quality

Version 2.0.0(20.12.05)

  • New: "Restart" button to restart plants
  • New: Move and size controls in the plant dialog
  • New: The Automatic Care System (ACS) is now included in all plants
  • New: removed central administration dialog - all plants now grow independently
  • New: Price reduction of the DesktopPlant Bundle Gold

Version 1.8.2(23.11.05)

  • Fix: bug with registration of ACS fixed

Version 1.8.1(24.02.05)

  • New: easier license activation

Version 1.8.0(09.06.04)

  • New: setup system with data path configuration

Version 1.7.0(27.03.04)

  • New: configuration is stored in files instead of registry
  • New: setup can now install the product for the current user or all users and it can optionally create a shortcut on the Desktop

Version 1.6

  • New: new license system
  • New: central administration dialog
  • New: health status display for each plant
  • New: ACS is now integrated in the DesktopPlant main program

Version 1.53

  • Fix: maintenance update with small changes

Version 1.52

  • Fix: multiple monitor compatibility for Windows 98 and 2000

Version 1.51

  • Fix: maintenance update with minor bug fixes

Version 1.5

  • New: option for immediate redrawing when display mode has changed
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.4

  • New: improved processor time detection
  • New: performance tuning
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.3

  • New: improved handling of multiple plants on one desktop
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.2

  • Fix: compatibility with Windows NT 4.0

Version 1.1

  • Fix: maintenance update with bug fixes

Version 1.0

  • First public release of DesktopPlant