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Privilege Spawner News

Sept 7, 2009

Released version 2.0. Now saves configuration immediately after changes, as apposed to only on closing. Fixed launch confirmation dialog to properly display details. Add/Edit list dialog now says 'add' or 'edit' accordingly. This tool has served it's purpose well for several years, and still does. There is only a few features I can think of that would be remotely useful. As long as I've not introduced any new bugs I'm considering calling this release final.

June 14, 2009

Released build 6. Minor cleanups. Now minimizes to system tray when closed, instead of having a special minimize button.

Oct 9, 2007

Released build 5. Now saves config file in user's home directory for automatic file privileges. Added the ability to specify an alternate path to run the command/executable in. I also added support for specifying arguments.

Sept 14, 2007

I got the new page up for this project. Plans to support command parameters are on the way. How best to determine where the command ends and parameters start is the biggest question. Although I'd like to avoid it, the simplest way would be to separate the input for each, with two separate input boxes. I need to redo the testing on the file names with spaces failure oddities I was finding with BAT files, and see what kind of solution I can come up with. I'm working on a good solution to keeping the configuration file safe through Windows file permission automatically, such as saving it in the RunAs user's Application Data folder.

Sept 1, 2007

This website is in the process of being completely revised to be compatible with a greater number of browsers and provide a better nicer looking site. The main pages are all new, and the project's pages are being updated one by one. The updated pages will need some finish work and testing, but the entire web site should be completely functional through the new pages.

Apr 18, 2007

There seems to be a discrepancy in how BAT files are executed as opposed to EXE files. The problem lies in there being spaces in the file name/ directory. It seems that exe's with spaces in the path work fine, but BAT's don't. What other executable types are stricken by this? I'm not sure yet. execl and spawnl seem to have the same problem. throwing quotes around it don't work and causes the spawn/exec to fail. Is converting the file/directory to it's short path version the only solution? (such as C:\Program~1\bla.BAT)

Apr 16, 2007

Ok button doesn't close the About box.

Apr 16, 2007

Released the new version, build 4. This is not a beta, more of a release candidate. Needs a little testing but should be good. I dropped some of the security concerns I had, and am going to rely on the user to understand the security implementations of running this application with alternate credentials. Previous beta build config files are not compatible, just delete them. Some grouping in the list may be nice in the future.