Fetch 5.6 released

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Fetch Softworks has released an update to its popular FTP client for Mac platform, Fetch 5.6.

Fetch 5.6 is a Universal binary, compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on Intel and PowerPC Macintosh computers.

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The fixes and improvements in Fetch 5.6 are:

  • Added automatic resume of stalled or failed downloads
  • Improved stalled transfer detection to work better in more circumstances
  • Fixed some cases where automatically resumed uploads would try to resume when the entire file was already on the server

  • Improved handling of uploads where the connection is dropped after an hour with certain routers, to avoid unnecessary resume upload attempts

  • Made detection and automatic resume of FTP upload stalls quicker

  • Added automatic resume of SFTP text files uploads in most cases (when not converting line endings)

  • Improved behavior of automatic upload resume on very slow connections

  • Fixed a problem where Adobe Flash (.swf) files would sometimes be uploaded in the incorrect format

  • Fixed a problem where the Fetch widget would not dismiss Dashboard on Mac OS X 10.6 and later

  • Improved scrolling performance in folders containing hundreds of different file kinds

  • Changed system requirements to Mac OS X 10.4 or later

  • Improved encoding handling when editing files with BBEdit or TextWrangler; if a file specifies an encoding, it will be used instead of Fetch's preferred encoding preference

  • Added server-side serial number verification

  • Changed droplet shortcuts to queue uploads if an upload to the same server is already in progress, instead of opening a new transfer window

  • Changed "immediate return" AppleScript property to queue uploads if an upload to the same server is already in progress, instead of opening a new transfer window

  • Fixed a rare problem where certain kinds of font files were uploaded as zero length files

  • Added connection error messages to Fetch Transcript

  • Improved descriptions of transfer results in Fetch Transcript

  • Fixed a problem with New Connection dialog moving to background after Option-double-clicking a shortcut

  • Fixed Automatic Passive Mode to immediately honor changes to "Use passive mode transfers" preference

  • Fixed a problem where "Automatically decode files like this" setting for zip files was not remembered on Mac OS X 10.4

  • Changed preferences to default to not sending MACB probe

  • Fixed incorrect upload format display in Put button help tag

  • Fixed missing "Bounce icon in Dock" notifications

  • Revised unknown item icon

  • Fixed rare -108 error after upgrading from Fetch 4.0.3

  • Improved error message for POSIX Error #51


Fetch 5.6 is a Universal binary, compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Upgrade to Fetch 5.6 is free for registered Fetch 5.5 users or those who purchased Fetch 5 after 28 January 2009, or $10 for a single user.

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Posted by Antony at May 4, 2010 1:11 AM

>> more MacCentre701 May 2010 reports.