I proudly present, Info Tool v6.0 BETA
The tool will use less RAM, less CPU, doesn't freeze the GUi when creating a report and is muuuuuuuuch faster than previous versions, even a complete report with a DirectX diagnostic report and 7-Zip compression only takes a few seconds on my system.
It was a lot of work, to port the TXT and HTML generator stuff into sections and there are may visual glitches in the beta related to the reports.
The changelog will be available with the final version, here is a small FAQ:
Q: Where is the Winamp info, provided in older versions?
A: I have tried many things to revamp the GUI, old info tool was bloated and became slow over the years (NSIS is limited in many ways nd the old user interface was a hack - a clever hack though), so I was thinking what the main AIM of the tool is --> creating fast info reports, which can be used for tech support or to share with other people.
Most of the info provided in older versions made not much sense either, if you click on multiple tabs in info tool, you even can start Winamp and look at the prefs there.
Q: What happens to the 'Hide my user name in paths of reports' setting?
A: the option was removed, Info Tool v6 will always hide the user name in final version.
Q: What is the difference between the 2 report modes?
A:The tool provides 2 main features now, 'extended' reports are the one click solution, mainly meant for tech support, it will always create a zip compressed HTML report and ignore any custom setting, while 'custom' reports allow you to select the components, the compression format etc.
Q: What happened to the 'Check for Winamp, Winamp Backup Tool and Tray Icon Pack updates' options?
A: I have removed the functionality, Winamp hasn't got any update for many years, so I think the feature isn't needed anymore, and Backup tool has an own update check.
Q: What happened to the 'Ask if the report should be opened after creation' option?
A: This functionality isn't needed anymore, the new finish page allows you to open the report dir and the report file.
Q: What happened to the hidden ini options to write no HTML header or ANSI reports?
A: I will re-add them later
Q: Will it be translatable?
A: Yes at a later point, but the language file needs a big overhaul.
Any feedback is welcome, though this is a Beta, I'm aware about a lot of glitches it still has.
Here a some of the known glitches, which don't need to be reported:
- HTML and TXT reports have formatting issues, especially when using custom mode and uncheck some components
- HTML index doesn't work correctly when unchecking some components in custom mode
- DetailPrint isn't 100% complete