Pulse 2.4.2 is now available
The Pulse team is very happy to announce the immediate availability of the 2.4.2 version of Pulse. In this release we have many general reliability improvements including better recovery and detection of download problems as well as separating the Pulse communications from general Eclipse installation communications. Some of the big items picked up in this release include:
Enjoy the release and thanks for your continued outstanding support for the Pulse platform!
- Update Site Usage Improvement
When a user selects software from an update site, Pulse was previously setting the latest version on the site as a minimum range constraint. This could cause resolution failures since it would restrict the available versions for installation. Since Pulse already attempts to install the latest software, this version constraint was not required and as such for newly added requirements Pulse now uses the open version range allowing Pulse to resolve the overall best plan for the user.
- Disk Space Enforcement When Installing
Ensure that the user can not proceed if there is insufficient disk space on the target system.
- Update Site Management Improvement
When adding update sites to the Pulse Explorer, if the user appended the suffix of content.xml or content.jar, Pulse would show software available to be installed but then fail to actually install it. Fixed the explorer to trim the extra suffixes that can be added.
- Pulse Explorer Metadata Refresh Fix
The Pulse Explorer, if running for a long time, would not always refresh metadata on a Run... attempt of an installed profile. This could cause Pulse to not detect that there is newer versions of the software available. The explorer now always checks that the meta cache for update site meta is up to date before proceeding.
- VM Arguments Fix
When a user uses the Pulse Explorer to augment the command line arguments of the profile, specifying a -vm argument could break profile launching. Fixed Pulse to better understand -vm arguments to correctly handle escaping and tracking of VM arguments. When the -vm argument is removed, also correctly cleans up the ini file as appropriate. Also, if the user uses double-quotes to indicate to Pulse not to split arguments, Pulse correctly parses out the double quotes.
- Explorer Tree Context Menu Improvement
When a user right-clicks on a profile in the Pulse Explorer, the context menu could occasionally have the content from another blueprint if the data was still being loaded. Switched to have the content only show "Loading" if the data is not yet available instead of showing the wrong context menu.
- Isolated Pulse Communications
Separated Pulse communications from eclipse communications so that you can configure connections separate from your Pulse communication needs. For example, you will be able to set up Subversive with out a proxy even if Pulse requires one.
The Pulse Team