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Author Topic: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!  (Read 9770 times)

f0dder

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fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« on: November 18, 2007, 12:42:06 PM »
After more than a year of idling (sorry :-[ ), version 1.3 has finally been released!

This release was actually meant to be released on 15th October 2006, but due to the phase of the moon and real-life work, got postponed for over a year. Sorry. But the good thing is that I've only received one bug report (that I can remember, anyway ;D) about 1.3 beta during this whole year, and that bug has been fixed 8)


Version 1.3 - November 18, 2007 - 99.5kb/50.5kb


  • added:  read-only notes, finally :)
  • bugfix: changing key on unsaved document would crash
  • bugfix: saving an empty document would crash
  • bugfix: running fSekrit.exe (w/o embedded note) from a CD was unable to Save As because read-only file attribute wasn't cleared on destination.


I hope to be a bit more active soon, and I've now figured out how to turn on e-mail notifications for the entire fSekrit subforum, so I shouldn't miss posts (like this one - sorry!).

Hope there aren't any bugs I haven't caught...
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« Last Edit: December 23, 2007, 03:38:37 PM by f0dder »

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Re: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 12:47:02 PM »
Wow, what an interesting concept and execution.  Very elegant.

From a technical perspective, where are you storing the actual note text?  The original thread says it's merged into the .exe itself, but how are you doing that?  Appending it to the end of the file, writing an alternate data stream, or what?  Just curious.

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Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 12:58:40 PM »
Thank you f0dder for the new release.

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Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 01:19:37 PM »
Wow, what an interesting concept and execution.  Very elegant.

From a technical perspective, where are you storing the actual note text?  The original thread says it's merged into the .exe itself, but how are you doing that?  Appending it to the end of the file, writing an alternate data stream, or what?  Just curious.
Thanks :)

I append the encrypted note data it to the end of the file, followed by an 8-byte {id,datasize} pair. Alternate data streams are cute (and I'll have to investigate whether you can open/create an ADS for a .exe that's currently running), but it's not something I'll use in fSekrit, since ADS is NTFS-only, and easily get lost on copying.
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Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 02:38:07 AM »
fantastic!

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Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 10:49:19 AM »
I just downloaded fsekrit.zip from <http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Other/fSekrit/>, unzipped it, and ran fsekrit.exe. When it opens, the title bar reads, "fsekrit version 1.3-beta1:<new document>".

I understood that 1.3 was a final release. Did I not get the latest, or is it a mere typo error in the program coding?
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Re: LATEST VERSION: fSekrit 1.3 shrinkwrapped!
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 10:54:29 AM »
Doh, there was something I forgot - updating the version string. I was in a hurry to get it released... my girlfriend would only let me use the computer for five minutes, so the whole release process was not properly planned :)

Don't worry, it is the final 1.3 release. I'm working on 1.35 as we speak, I hope to have something ready in the next couple of days. But I guess I could quickly fix the version string bug, thanks whatever_deity for source/version control software :)
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