New in version 6.0

July 26th, 2013
  • This version adds support for Compressed Web Runtime.
  • This technology makes startup time from CD/DVD the same as startup time from HDD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • The latest version of the IonCube loader has been integrated, and now supports loading encoded PHP files produced by IonCube Encoder v8.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.

New in version 5.14 (April 3rd, 2013)

  • Now Apache 2 for Windows shipped with SAWS also supports HTTP over named pipes to avoid firewall warnings.
  • Packages of Portable Firefox for Windows have been updated: the GUI no longer locks while the browser is waiting for the server's response over a named pipe.
  • Minor improvements have been introduced.

New in version 5.13 (February 21st, 2013)

  • This version supports working off network drives on Windows without mounting them (UNC paths, i.e. using \\server\share as a path).
  • Packages of Portable Firefox have been updated; now they don't prompt the user to install system-wide Firefox extensions (like those installed by antiviruses) on the first run of the CD/USB.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.

New in version 5.12 (January 22nd, 2013)

  • Packages of Portable Firefox 16 for Windows that support HTTP over named pipes have been updated.
  • This version adds special handling of Web sites that run Wordpress from optical disks and memory sticks.
  • It adds a new menu item to clear all traces of a running Web site from CD/USB drives on the current computer.
  • The tray icon on Windows now looks different for CDBuilder. Various minor improvements have been introduced.

New in version 5.11 (November 15th, 2012)

  • A Portable Firefox 16 package was added, with support for HTTP over named pipes.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.

New in version 5.9 (January 31st, 2012)

  • This version can run PortableFirefox 9.0.1 off the DVD for displaying a website (also running off the DVD) on MacOS.
  • Various minor improvements have been introduced.

New in version 5.8 (December 7th, 2011)

  • Now you can use Portable Firefox 8.0 as a browser on Windows.
  • The added version of Portable Firefox supports HTTP over Named Pipes, stopping the server on closing the browser window, and hidden interface elements, i.e. capable of all features of the previous build of Portable Firefox available for SAWS.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.

New in version 5.7 (November 9th, 2011)

  • Now special mode is enabled for MySQL in PHP by default.
  • With any MySQL connection string, your PHP code will open a connection to a MySQL server started by SAWS.
  • This removes the need to alter PHP code when adapting it for running off CD.
  • Now reading of .htaccess files anywhere inside the document root is enabled by default.
  • iOnCube loaders have been updated to most recent version for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.

New in version 5.6 (September 14th, 2011)

  • Shutdown immediately followed by a startup command now works reliably.
  • Various minor improvements have been made.