Summary

Syslog Watcher 5.0 is a major update of the version 4.x. What’s New in Syslog Watcher 5.0


Licensing

Any Pro License with the Maintenance until November 2017 or later allows to update to Syslog Watcher 5.0. The Free Personal License was replaces with 30-day trial Pro License installed by default. 


Updating

Updating Syslog Watcher 4.8.x to version 5.0.x requires additional steps: How to Upgrade to Syslog Watcher 5.0


Versions

5.0.0-beta (Nov 15, 2017)

  • NEW FEATURE: Syslog Forwarder: forwards incoming syslog messages to other syslog servers
  • NEW FEATURE: Startup modes were integrated into Syslog Watcher Manager's window
  • NEW FEATURE: Syslog Watcher Manager can work as a syslog storage viewer
  • IMPROVED: User interface was reviewed and refreshed
  • IMPROVED: Restructured settings to allow multiple Syslog Watcher Manager connections
  • IMPROVED: Grid colorization rules and HTML/CSS template were moved to the server settings 
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.19.3
  • IMPROVED: Help file was replaces with online help links
  • IMPROVED: Added Windows Desktop shortcuts


5.0.1 (Feb 17, 2018)

  • FIXED: Outgoing queue processing for syslog forwarding (in case of more than one target)
  • FIXED: Default filename for exported settings
  • FIXED: Few typos in user interface
  • IMPROVED: Recovery after an error while exporting to a database
  • IMPROVED: SQLite engine was updated to 3.22
  • IMPROVED: Width of UI control and minor UI improvements


5.0.2 (Aug 7, 2018)

  • FIXED: Expired trial Pro License for version 5.0.x affects Syslog Watcher 4.x
  • FIXED: Incorrect sources while importing from Syslog Exchange files (*.syslog)
  • FIXED: "Do not match all the criteria" option for criteria/filter rules
  • FIXED: Case-insensitive option for regular expressions in criteria/filter rules
  • FIXED: Clear Results button does not work as expected
  • IMPROVED: Added current license information to the Status bar
  • IMPROVED: Added cancellation for messages import process
  • IMPROVED: Reduced size of Syslog Exchange files (*.syslog) and improved the export speed
  • IMPROVED: Updated SQLite engine to 3.24
  • IMPROVED: Increased size of UI controls (for display scale larger than 100%)
  • IMPROVED: Increased default buffer sizes for incoming data and for exporters
  • FIXED: First row loses focus after grid refresh
  • FIXED: Exception if Syslog Watcher Manager 5 is trying to connect to Syslog Watcher Server 4
  • FIXED: Server Status window shows invalid data in case Syslog Watcher server suddenly disconnected while the window was open


5.0.3 (Aug 30, 2018)

  • FIXED: Autoscroll behaviour (last messages grid)
  • IMPROVED: Names of Windows Firewall exceptions (to not affect Syslog Watcher 4.x)