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Latest WinOffline -- 30 August 2018

  • 1.  Latest WinOffline -- 30 August 2018

    Posted Aug 30, 2018 12:31 PM
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    Latest WinOffline version is now -- 2018.08.30


    In case you haven't heard, the source code for WinOffline is available here:  


    This is a housekeeping/bug fix release of WinOffline:


    1- The -silent switch has been deprecated, and along with it, there is no more maintenance tray icon when invoking WinOffline under Software Delivery.  Hence forth, WinOffline will always be silent when running as part of a software delivery job.


    2-  WinOffline is now batch file friendly, when invoked by a script running under a software delivery job, instead of being invoked directly by the software procedure.  WinOffline now searches up the chain of parent processes, to look for sd_jexec.exe (the SD agent), instead of only looking at its immediate parent process.  A scenario was presented to me a while back where someone wanted to do this, but since WinOffline did not properly detect it was running as part of a software job, it caused the software job to loop, over and over again, since it was stopping the SD agent, without triggering a re-run request to the scalability server.


    That's it, aside from a number of smaller bug fixes and code updates to improve and modernize WinOffline.  Delete old versions if you still have them, and let me know (or file a GitHub issue), if you bump into any problems.




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  • 2.  Re: Latest WinOffline -- 30 August 2018

    Posted Sep 15, 2018 12:16 PM

    Thank you for your work with this excellent tool!