What's New in Version 4.0 (Build 25), 09 September 2004
What's New in Version 4.0 (Build 24), 25 May 2004
Removed Microsoft Excel example
spreadsheets from the installation disk
Delete the Microsoft Excel example
spreadsheet from previous installations if they haven't been changed.
Includes new example
file: "C:\DirectSOFT4\Projects\Examples\DSData\DSData to Microsoft
Fixed 330P problem when using DirectNET to access
special C160-C177 range.
What's New in Version 4.0 (Build 23), 20 February 2004
Added Comm Server support for Radio Modems.
Can now specify a minimum update interval (i.e. a poll
throttle) for Ethernet Comm Links.
Increased maximum timeout for serial links from 2
seconds to 5 seconds.
Installs new version of HEI32_3.DLL dated 2 Feb 04.
What's New in Version 4.0 (Build 22), 10 September 2003
What's New in Version 4.0 (Build 20), 27 June 2003
CommServer -- Fixed
CommServer startup crash caused by temporary internal CommLinks in
DSLaunch -- most commonly seen when IPX not installed.
CommServer -- Improved
CommServer startup performance, especially during first-time
Auto-search for CommLinks, even with all COM devices enabled.
CommServer -- Fixed 3
problems in the Configure Link -> Module Setup -> Ethernet Module
1. Now fills the Devices list automatically
2. Devices list has been widened to accommodate display of the
vertical scroll bar without obstructing view of MAC addresses.
3. The Type field no longer displays "M00E00F00X00" for all of the
devices in the list.
Installation -- Now
installs NetEdLib.DLL (Version 188.8.131.52) and HEI32_3.DLL (Version
Installation (DSP, DSData)
-- Now offers to place a DSLaunch shortcut on the User's Desktop. No
longer displays the Program Folder at the end of the install.
Installation (DSP, DSData,
LKD) -- No longer installs CTL3D32.DLL.
DSData HELP System --
Added Valid Item Name characters to DS Data.
New in Version 4.0 (Build 18), 9 December 2002
read timeout problem. Was
fixed at 60 seconds - now is configurable via ValidDataTimeout item
in [DSData] group in DS400.INI file.
CommServer -- Fixed
CommServer crash when IPX not installed
– If PLC type was 260 (or any new unknown PLC), the Link Wizard
displayed ‘?????’ – this has been fixed.
– Link Wizard: ‘Setup
module’ now retrieves module names from HEIDB.INI file in \Bin
-- COM3 and COM4 are now DISABLED by default in the DS400.INI file.
-- Added to DS400.ini file by default (Commented out by default.
To activate, remove the initial semicolon ; character.)
;AutoSense=0 (To turn OFF auto sensing of Comm
Links during Comm Server startup, remove the semicolon ; character
from the beginning of this line.)
;Dump=1 (To enable a dump of Serial Port debugging
information, remove the semicolon ; character from the beginning of
(To enable display of the UDP Port Number, remove the semicolon ;
character from the beginning of this line.)
DS400.INI File -- Added
support for parameters in [UTILITIES] and [APPLETS] sections in the
DS400.INI file using <:> syntax:
Your Favorite App=0,C:\YourFolder\YourApp.exe<:>parameters
This version will
support the H0-ECOM, once the module is released.
Installation -- DSData
Upgrades and Service Packs now correctly install the new version
after uninstalling the previous version.
DSData, and CD Browser) – Install now prompts DSP/DSData Customers
to first remove the KeyCode sticker from the shrink wrap packaging,
and place it on the CD jewel case.
(KeyCode stickers for other products are already on the CD
DSData, ERMwb, CTRIOwb) -- Fixed UninstallString in Registry.
On WinXP/2K systems, was not adding
“-cC:\DirectSOFT4\Un***.DLL” to UninstallString command line, so
Add/Remove programs and internally launched Uninstalls would result
in an incomplete uninstall. (Uninstall
via the Start Menu “Uninstall DirectSOFT32 …” or “Uninstall
… Workbench” shortcut has always been reliable.
Installation (DSP /
DSData Upgrades, ERMwb, CTRIOwb)
Fixed a case sensitivity bug that affects only Customers who
have installed DSP or DSData to a custom directory name.
Does NOT affect Customers who install to the recommended
default directories: \DirectSOFT4\,
\DirectSOFT32\, or \Dirctsft\.
Fixes DSP / DSData Upgrades that would refuse to install for
some Customers. Also
fixes distribution of HAPTools.DLL and DSPLink.DLL for ERM and CTRIO
New in Version 4.0, 24 July 2002
Added support for new
PLCs (250-1, 260 and 06)
USB-to-Serial Adapter compatibility issues