As promised we are releasing the first development alpha of 36-image converter 4.7 “Tiger Chameleon” to the world. It has been in development for 3 months yet and includes many interesting changes especially for people with advanced camera’s. This is also the first public version which includes the new Core Image Processing Unit.
36-image converter 4.7 is far from finished but the current release already shows huge improvements, but still isn’t stable yet. We could say that it’s already 20% finished. Here’s a full list of all changes in this build :
-Reduced memory usage
-New conversion engine (Core Image Processing Unit v0.3.1)
-Support for the RAW formats of over 300 digital camera’s (List)
-Faster filters handled by CIPU
-A bunch of new filters
-More stable write support for TGA, TIF, TIFF, Portable Bitmaps (raw), ICO, CUR, PNG, JPEG, JPEG2000, PCX and EMF
-Added write support for RLE, 256-colors (8-bits) and 16-bits BMP, ICB, Portable Bitmaps (raw),
-Tweaks to convert menu UI
-New splash screen and icons
-Added install welcome screen
There are still some bugs and therefore we can use as many feedback as possible.
It was a well kept secret for a long time but now the first Beta has been finished we need Beta testers so here it is, project “Graverobber” or Blastgen, the fastest antivirus on earth!
We started development of Blastgen 3 years ago, but it was discontinued due to a lack of time. Now that I’d found a colleague in the development of Blastgen I continued it 2 months ago and now it’s already time for the first Beta.
Blastgen can scan an entire PC in less than a second by using a special core called BlastX2 which is able to process mass amounts of code, being able to process 5.000 files each second. This feature combined with intelligent design that checks for symptoms rather than scanning an entire hard drive makes Blastgen about 5000 times faster than the current record holder NOD32.
The first Beta is released to test the definitions for false positives and see how the BlastX2 core runs on different kinds of configurations. This version can find malware but cannot remove it as it is not armed yet. This security will be removed as the current definitions are approved to be safe. The current version hasn’t been tested on Windows Vista, but it will automatically update itself in case there is an issue in Vista.
This was the big secret, so enjoy!
We truly hope Blastgen will become a succes and that people won’t have to wait for hours to scan their PC.