OK all this took a long time to come, sorry for that, real life things got a little busy for a while.
Version 1.5 is a major new release and contains many updated packages, fixes, and new tools. Version 1.4 has been pulled, it had some odd issues with the versions of LightTPD and MySQL it contained and their use on Windows Vista, so I started fresh again for the 1.5 version.
So let’s get the details of the new versions out of the way, Lighty2Go v1.5 includes:
This latest version and all new versions will be distributed in .7z format. This was an excellent suggestion mentioned in the forum so if you are not familiar with .7z files you will want to grab a copy of the excellent open-source file compression utility 7-Zip to be able to open the .7z files.
There also was a bug posted in the forum about the temp location was for PHP sessions and some users were experiencing issues on ‘locked-down’ PCs writing to the default location. I have now adjusted the location to point to the TMP folder within the Lighty2Go directory structure so that should no longer be an issue.
The next item to point out is really cool. In response to some talk and requests in the forum, and a slick contribution from forum member Tobbe, Light2Go now has a ‘settings’ page that can be opened once the servers are running and you can make some adjustments to the settings of Lighty2Go to fit to your style and/or liking. You can get to the settings page from the traytool or by going to http://127.0.0.1/settings once the servers are up.
The new version has been tested on both Windows XP and Windows Vista and all functions have shown to work OK. However, since I have been away from the project for quite a while there could very well be some issues to resolve that I might have overlooked after being away for some time.
Thanks to everyone that contributes to, enjoys and plays with Lighty2Go and for being interested in my little project. Sorry for keeping you waiting so long for a new release but I hope that you like what this new version has to offer.
Version 1.5.2 is available here.
(Link changed to direct to the new bugfix release v_1.5.2)
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