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WhatPulse 2.0.2 - smitmartijn - 01-17-2013 09:16 PM

Using the feedback we got after 2.0.1, we've been working on quite a few things of improvement. I am posting this 2.0.2 version only here (not on the main website) see get some feedback from people who have run into issues on the change-log below. If you have indeed run into one of these issues, please try to upgrade to 2.0.2 (just exit the client and install 2.0.2 over your existing 2.0.1) and provide us with feedback. Thanks!

Download URLs:
- http://whatpulse.org/files/whatpulse-win-2.0.2.exe
- http://whatpulse.org/files/whatpulse-mac-2.0.2.dmg
- http://whatpulse.org/files/whatpulse-linux-32bit-2.0.2.tar.gz
- http://whatpulse.org/files/whatpulse-linux-64bit-2.0.2.tar.gz

Change-log for 2.0.2:

- [Enhancement] Add an option to disable automated pulse notifications
- [Enhancement] Blink tray icon on keyboard or mouse option (plus an option to disable that)
- [Enhancement] Launch Geek Window on startup when it was open upon closing the client
- [Enhancement] Update statistics more often in Geek Window
- [Enhancement] Don't show notifications when a fullscreen application is running
- [Enhancement] Add the ability to auto detect the system proxy server
- [Enhancement] Don't write database queries right away, cache them. (saves disk I/O)
- [Enhancement] Make scheduled backups of databases and fall back on backups when main database file gets corrupted
- [Enhancement] Add total account overview (totals + ranks) to account tab

- [Fix] Count uptime more accurately (2.0.1 was about 1% off)
- [Fix] Count bandwidth more accurately
- [Fix] Count bandwidth from and to a proxy server in unpulsed stats (was excluded in previous clients)
- [Fix] Show more accurate network usage on interface overview
- [Fix] Don't check for updates or internet IP when "Work Offline" is enabled
- [Fix] The 'Year' option in the keyboard + mouse heatmap was not the last 12 months, but the current year
- [Fix] Extra precautions for double pulsing

- [Linux - Fix] Some network interfaces were not detected if certain system files did not exist
- [Linux - Enhancement] Optimize application bandwidth measuring (70% less CPU)

- [Windows - Fix] The client crashed when certain applications were running
- [Windows - Fix] Enhance input hook usage (i.e. fullscreen applications, busy CPU)
- [Windows - Enhancement] Ignore system services for application uptime

- [MacOS - Enhancement] Optimize detection of network interfaces (2500% quicker)
- [MacOS - Enhancement] Optimize detection of running processes (120% quicker)

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - ollysharp - 01-17-2013 09:55 PM

Works well for me. Windows 7 x64 and Mountain Lion.

Thanks for the hard work!

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - theHacker - 01-17-2013 10:04 PM

(01-17-2013 09:16 PM)smitmartijn Wrote:  - [Enhancement] Don't write database queries right away, cache them. (saves disk I/O)
- [Fix] Count uptime more accurately (2.0.1 was about 1% off)
Looks good Smile

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - FamilienVater - 01-17-2013 10:35 PM

(01-17-2013 09:16 PM)smitmartijn Wrote:  - [Linux - Fix] Some network interfaces were not detected if certain system files did not exist

Sadly, after the fix, the network device is listed now, but traffic over the interface still does not count.
I've only tested this on my notebook yet. The WLAN adapter is listed too and it's traffic counts. (I've tested it with WLAN disabled to check if LAN counts)

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - Yvese - 01-18-2013 03:40 AM

Just installed the new version and the network tracking has definitely improved. However, there are still times where my torrent is uploading @ 1.5mb/s yet WhatPulse says I'm uploading @ half that rate.

It's just far less random and a bit more accurate than last version which is nice to see.

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - ssnake42069 - 01-18-2013 04:03 AM

crashing has increased since update. its on for no more then a minute and it stops responding and crashes. i start it back up again it crashes less then a minute later. ive done this multiple times, now im uninstalling then reinstalling.

Its crashing when i try to pulse. Its Repeatable bug for me.

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - TooKaN - 01-18-2013 04:16 AM

DirectX/Directinput support would be nice ...

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - ssnake42069 - 01-18-2013 05:55 AM

(01-18-2013 04:16 AM)TooKaN Wrote:  DirectX/Directinput support would be nice ...

would that solve the issue of it not counting keys/clicks when in a game? If so, i completely agree.

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - devmonster - 01-18-2013 07:40 AM

Nice update. however, in my About tab, my Total Download/Upload/Uptime are all Unknown. Thanks

EDIT: Whoops! sorry. I guess it filled out those details upon pulse

RE: WhatPulse 2.0.2 - smitmartijn - 01-18-2013 08:36 AM

(01-17-2013 10:35 PM)FamilienVater Wrote:  the network device is listed now, but traffic over the interface still does not count

If it is listed, it will fire up a thread to capture the traffic. You can find the reason for it's failure in the console log, so please run it via console.