Webconverger Changelog

New in version 26.0

September 18th, 2014
  • Revised boot menu; helping you get started with Neon, our Web signage product
  • Firefox 32
  • Basic proxy authentication. A customer wanted this to fit into their complex Windows deployment, so now you have it too.
  • Tab right click menu removed to make user interface simpler
  • Bug fixes to the print button and the job scheduler API (cron=)
  • The usual stable security updates and Adobe Flash, with an additional font to make Flash video text render correctly

New in version 25.0 (June 27th, 2014)

  • New super simple whitelist= filtering option
  • New numlock API, to assist deployments in banks and such for numpad data entry
  • Incorporated Firefox 29/30 based Australis user interface refresh, being very careful to minimise its impact on our conservative userbase
  • Downsized 397M→375M, losing ~22M
  • nvidia video card support restored with the nouveau driver
  • Various SSL and flash security updates

New in version 24.0 (March 20th, 2014)

  • Firefox 28
  • MP4 video playing support, so you can use an MP4 video now to attract patrons to your service when idle
  • Flash security updates, though do try HTML video instead, so we can deprecate Flash
  • Linux kernel 3.12, a longterm stable kernel
  • New filter= API which complements our new (yet to be launched) filter.webconverger.com service for fine grained blacklisting (think OpenDNS, but cheaper)

New in version 23.0 (December 17th, 2013)

  • Linux 3.10 kernel for increased hardware compatibility
  • Firefox 26 and Flash updates
  • A change to make installed version upgrades and downgrades more bandwidth efficient
  • BUGFIX: When using a non-English locale, Accept Language headers are properly set. So for some Web applications, pages will be automatically in your language!

New in version 22.0 (November 15th, 2013)

  • grabdrag API for better touch screen support.
  • Emoji fonts! 💻 Webconverger saves you ⌚️ and 💰 giving you 📈 and your users 📰
  • Firefox 25 and Flash security updates

New in version 20.0 (June 18th, 2013)

  • Firefox 21 updates and Flash security updates
  • A dist-upgrade, based on Progress Linux 2.0 (baureo)
  • On a bit of a diet, 441M to 357M, saving about 60 Megs, by removing files you won't need
  • widescrollbars options for touch screen deployments
  • Tweaks to force viewing PDFs inline
  • Customer configurations are now fetched over SSL

New in version 19.1 (April 11th, 2013)

  • Printing support completely overhauled with a new printer= API
  • Restored nvidia WebGL acceleration using driver version 313.30
  • New support API which allows customers to send us their complete (non-browsing) logs for study to http://support.webconverger.com/[MACHINE_IDENTITY]
  • Raft of package upgrades
  • New prefs= API, to override Firefox preferences, typically used for omitting print headers
  • Firefox 20 updates and Flash security updates
  • Tweaks to our Firefox kiosk extension (version 45)

New in version 18.0 (March 12th, 2013)

  • Provisioned the proprietary Google talk plugin, which will make us more applicable in Internet cafes. With a Google account you can make voice and video calls!
  • New fonts, you shouldn't see a missing Unicode glyph for your language, thanks to the newly integrated Droid font coverage
  • Arabic & Russian i18n support via the default [Alt+shift] key bind, through the boot Languages menu
  • Firefox 19
  • iptables= API described in filtering
  • showprintbutton API described in printing
  • 3.8.2 Linux kernel with better hardware support

New in version 16.0 (December 11th, 2012)

  • New chrome=neon and black background Neon theme
  • New homepage= expansions for WEBCID, WEBCVERSION & finally USBID for simple physical authentication in POS use cases
  • New noescape option for further locking down of install boot
  • Update Firefox 17.0.1 and flash update
  • Bug fixes for https_proxy, xinput and disabling addons