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INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« on: June 04, 2004, 05:35:46 PM »
Hi all,

New beta version of avast! is ready to be tested!
Compared to the latest official build (396), it contains a few bugfixes, and also some new features -- such as the possibility to use any skin (even those from our web catalog) with any language version of avast AND an attempt to make avast work even in AMD64 environment with WinXP SP2 loaded. :)

How to install the beta:
1. Download the file http://cat.asw.cz/beta-bart2/servers.def and place it to the <avast>\setup folder (overwrite the existing file) -- see comments below on how to download the file.
2. Invoke avast! program update (will require reboot).

That's about it.

Note that servers.def is a text file - so I recommend to right click the link and select "Save as". If you left click it, it may open in your browser as text (as a page). In that case, you can simply copy&paste it to the corresponding file, but the first method is definitely more convenient.


And as always -- I'll be glad to hear any respective comments from you guys!


Thanks! (and enjoy)

Vlk
« Last Edit: June 04, 2004, 11:24:17 PM by Vlk »
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Re:Introducing: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 06:06:48 PM »
I just downloaded it, in next few hours I'll test it and let you know if there are some glitches...

Any news on Nippon skin ?

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2004, 11:49:22 PM »
I would need to do a full uninstall..then reinstall if I wanted to revert back to v4.1.396 wouldn't I?

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2004, 11:56:21 PM »
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I would need to do a full uninstall..then reinstall if I wanted to revert back to v4.1.396 wouldn't I?


Yes, that's correct. Downgrades are not supported.

But you won't have to do that if you opt to upgrade to the next program update (of which this is beta), of course... It should be officialy out during the next week.

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2004, 12:04:08 AM »
So far so good... no problems detected for now... Also, all those new commands for avast4.ini file are working perfectly... I am able to change colors of those detailed info message screens when avast checks my incoming and outgoing e-mails...

Quote by Igor:
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- MsgTitleBkgColor1 - initial color of the titlebar background
- MsgTitleBkgColor2 - final color of the titlebar background (a gradient is formed: initial color... final color)
- MsgTitleTextColor - color of the titlebar text
- MsgInfoBkgColor - color of the message background ("simple info message")
- MsgInfoTextColor - color of the message text ("simple info message")
- MsgHighBkgColor - color of the message background ("high priority message")
- MsgHighTextColor - color of the message text ("high priority message")
- MsgFatalBkgColor - color of the message background ("fatal error")
- MsgFatalTextColor - color of the message text ("fatal error")

The values for the "Info screens" (e.g. the blue square saying that "Program update is available") are:
- InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor1 - initial color of the background for emergency messages
- InfoEmergencyTitleBkgColor2 - final color of the background for emergency messages
- InfoEmergencyTextColor - text color for emergency messages
- InfoNormalTitleBkgColor1 - initial color of the background for normal messages
- InfoNormalTitleBkgColor2 - final color of the background for normal messages
- InfoNormalTextColor - text color for normal messages
- InfoTitleColor - title text color

An example: to set the titlebar text color of the "Show detailed info on performed action" messages to green (which is probably not what you really want to do, because it's not very nice to read), use
MsgTitleTextColor=65280

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2004, 01:11:42 AM »
Hello

Thank you very much for the beta, Vlk.
I downloaded it and updated.
Display of all skins from i_kat_71.html are very good !
Thank you very much !

So far the beta is no problem.
I keep to use it.

( Win XP Home SP1, Sygate 5.5 )

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2004, 03:42:44 AM »
Vlk, we're already trying the new version  ;)

First 'strange' thing:
When I update, this happens:
Program version from 4.1.396 to 4.1.407
Database version from 0423-2 to 0423-1
Setup program version from 4.1.396 to 4.1.407

What's up with the database update?
Won't I have updates untill I change from the beta to final version?
« Last Edit: June 05, 2004, 03:52:06 AM by Technical »
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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2004, 04:58:06 AM »
Even after I boot, the last database version keep 0423-1

Questions remain:
What's up with the database update?
Won't I have updates untill I change from the beta to final version?
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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2004, 05:12:33 AM »
I think it is not a server problem.
If back to the old "servers.def" ( for 4.1.396 ), probably VPS version is also back to 0423-2 after reboot.

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2004, 05:26:19 AM »
I think it is not a server problem.
If back to the old "servers.def" ( for 4.1.396 ), probably VPS version is also back to 0423-2 after reboot.

Ok, but this way I'll get back the 4.1.396...  :'(
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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2004, 05:30:06 AM »
I get

- Program: Already up to date
  (current version 4.1.407)
- Vps: Already up to date
  (current version 0423-1)

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2004, 06:38:42 AM »
I think it is not a server problem.
If back to the old "servers.def" ( for 4.1.396 ), probably VPS version is also back to 0423-2 after reboot.

Ok, but this way I'll get back the 4.1.396...  :'(

We, users, are always under the vendor's control.
We may have to wait official release.

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2004, 06:39:33 AM »
two things:

- please give us the current virus database (0423-1 is old)!

- skins: I would like to see something as inheritance of current XP skin.

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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2004, 10:38:40 AM »
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please give us the current virus database (0423-1 is old)!

OK it should be there. It was not THAT old ;) but I understand.

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skins: I would like to see something as inheritance of current XP skin.

I don't understand. You mean like color pallette etc? I'm afraid that would be quite difficult to do... And could also look pretty ugly under non-standard themes.

Anyway I'm glad the beta works OK for those who've tried it so far...

Thanks
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Re:INTRODUCING: avast! Home/Pro 4.1.407 (beta)
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2004, 12:05:32 PM »
No problems here with virus database update (see attachment)...

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skins: I would like to see something as inheritance of current XP skin.

Quite not possible from my point... that must be done by Alwil programers and in my opinion it would be so much job to do... there is plenty of skins in skin download section, and there will be more skins in the future (promise)... everyone can find something for him/herself. Let our Alwil coders do their job regarding avast functionality, which is much more important than skin issue...

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