Kermit 95 2.1.3 Announcement
From: email@example.com (Frank da Cruz)
Subject: Announcing Kermit 95 2.1.3
Date: 22 Jan 2003 09:54:24 -0500
Organization: Columbia University
Kermit 95 2.1.3 is now available as a free update to 2.1.2 and earlier
This is a minor revision to the newly shrinkwrapped 2.1.2 release, mainly
for those who have asked for better ways to "lock down" terminal sessions.
New options have been added to the GUI version for:
- Removing the Tool bar
- Removing the Menu bar
- Removing the Status bar
- Disabling the Scroll bar
- Disabling access to the command screen
- Blocking access to the Dialer and other external applications
It also handles maximizing and other forms of resizing better, and adds a
way to protect against accidental resizing. The default resize mode was
changed to Scale Font to make it harder to get K95's and the host's
dimensions out of sync. The new commands, controls, and command-line
options are described in the updated documentation, and summarized here:
Other new features include:
- SSH agent forwarding
- SSH v2 password change requests
- Nonblinking cursor option
- User- and host-selectable line spacing (GUI only)
- OpenSSL library updated to 0.9.7-Final
- New Telnet.Exe and Rlogin.Exe stubs and command-line personalies
- Shortcuts can now specify Maximized or Minimized windows.
- Format of Dialer-generated shortcuts changed to allow specification
of command-line options in shortcut Properties.
Plus the following FTP client fixes:
- Some incorrect information in the FTP Brief-format transaction log.
- Annoying complaints in FTP OPEN about unknown 'FEAT' command.
- Some problems with FTP [M]GET /RECURSIVE.
- FTP MPUT required all filespecs to match at least one file.
- FTP USER and similar commands didn't strip quotes.
And some other fixes:
- Mouse-select-print was broken.
- Spurious exit on logout when -# 128
specified on command line.
- SHOW TRANSMIT crash.
- Dialer Clone non-entry crash.
- Cursor not always restored when switching focus.
- \v(termtype) macros were broken.
Thanks for choosing Kermit 95!
For those of you who don't have Kermit 95, a 21-day trial download remains
This is still the previous version, but we expect to have it updated to
version 2.1.3 within a week or two.
The Kermit Project - Columbia University