A history of the released versions of the OOSAlarm.
1.9 - March 2005
- Installer now includes some sample images for your alarms;
- Now using an NSIS based installer - much smaller size means quicker downloads;
- Some cosmetic bug fixes;
1.8 - Jan 2004
- On multiple monitor systems, now checks for the location of the mouse cursor when showing an alarm to ensure it is shown on the monitor currently being observed by the user.
- Alarm dialogs can now force the user to wait a time (default 3 seconds) before they can dismiss the window.
- Update to the design of the Application settings Window.
1.7 - Jan 2004
- Now springs to the front even under Windows XP;
- Support for JPG and PNG files;
- Redesigned the Alarm window to be tidier and frame the image better;
- Reduced memory use - now only loads images when required, instead of loading all images on startup.
- Minor GUI fixes to the Settings screen;
1.6 - Jan 2003
General release. No real changes from Version 1.5.
1.5 - November 2002)
Conversion to Delphi 7 at the request of a user. Limited distribution for testing.
- Windows 2000 and XP support;
- Preference file now stored under users profile instead of Windows directory;
- Windows XP Theme compliance;
- Fix for the Date vs Time of Day bug when setting start/finish times;
- Improvements to general GUI design.
- Addition of Sound support two days after review from ZDNet.
- Correction of some UI bugs.
- Distribution via Sneakernet to people I know of with OOS problems.
First Public Release.
- Uploaded to Ziff-Davis Net.
- Next day found some bugs which had gotten through testing. Damn.
- Review from ZDNet moans about lack of Sound Support.
- “Internal Release” - passed it around at work.
- Support for configuring a different picture for each alarm, including preview of selected picture to Settings dialog.
- Found that recognition of different pictures aided the reminder of what break to take.
- Added the ability to configure Alarms through a Settings dialog.
- All alarms still use the same Picture, but the program now knows to give up after business hours. (I think it was bugging the cleaners!)
- Proof of concept for own use. Hard coded to 4 minute intervals with a lightbulb picture coming up.
- Functional, but boring.