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ZOC Terminal – SSH/Telnet-Client and Terminal Emulator – Version History


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  Version 8.07.6 - 2024-02-13

Changes:

  • Minor design changes in tabs, pulldownmenus and toolbar

Fixes:

  • Help texts were missing a lot of periods at end of sentence
  • Status bar items were misaligned when program started with status bar off

  Version 8.07.5 - 2024-01-10

Fixes:

  • Window colors were all over the place when Windows was set to dark mode (Windows only)

  Version 8.07.4 - 2023-01-09

Fixes:

  • Wyse emulation bug sometimes caused characters to become invisible
  • Host directory AutoLogin learning of TN3270 autologin was broken
  • Possible crash with long ssh proxy names

  Version 8.07.3 - 2023-12-05

Changes:

  • Hostdirectory.zhd.lockusername.txt file now not deleted when host directory is unlocked

Fixes:

  • Telnet Keep-Alive setting could not be changed while the connection was active

  Version 8.07.2 - 2023-10-31

Fixes:

  • Quick-Connect window was broken (macOS only)

  Version 8.07.1 - 2023-10-30

Fixes:

  • Help system did not work (macOS only)
  • Problem with ssh-keys stored in file paths that use unicode characters (Windows only)
  • SSH could not handle more than 32 port forwards
  • Problem with VT52 print sequences

  Version 8.07.0 - 2023-10-10

New:

  • Now based on OpenSSH 8.7
  • Now based on OpenSSL 3.0.8

Changes:

  • Uses less memory per session
  • Telnet/SSL "TLS 1.2 only" option will not allow TLS 1.3
  • Session profile option for Software-7E1 also translates incoming data to 7-bit
  • Session profile options for 7-bit translation will not affect TN3270 data streams

Fixes:

  • REXX AskFolderName command did not show the user defined title
  • Possible crash with scrollback after dragging tabs into another ZOC window
  • Possible crash/assert when loading a session profile with mangled font setting
  • Fallback to default font did not work if session profile font was wrong
  • MacOS password manager disabled for password entry fields (macOS only)

  Version 8.06.5 - 2023-09-04

Changes:

  • Now raises max-files limit via setrlimit to 8192 (macOS only)

Fixes:

  • Right-click on the empty tabs-bar showed a menu that had some erroneous items
  • Script-recording for TN3270 emulation recorded some keystrokes twice
  • Shift+ctrl+V (paste) did not work in VTxxx and xterm emulations
  • Possible problem when aborting the sending of pasted text on a Linux server
  • REXX ZocSend command now waits for the sending of the text to be complete

  Version 8.06.4 - 2023-07-31

Changes:

  • Terminal->idle-handling options now also appears in the TN3270-limited version of the session profile

Fixes:

  • Ctrl+shift+tab (go to previous tab) sometimes did not work
  • In TN3270 emulation Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V didn't work with Caps Lock active
  • Session profile > Auto-Highlight > Add sometimes crashed (macOS Ventura only)
  • Possible crash at startup (macOS with site-license only)

  Version 8.06.3 - 2023-07-11

Changes:

  • Master pwd options for host-directory and session-profile require program-settings protection also

Fixes:

  • Memory leak (GDI resources) which could cause drawing errors when running for days (Windows only)
  • TN3270 'Insert' function/key did not work when mapped to Ctrl+I
  • Possible crash during startup (Windows only)

  Version 8.06.2 - 2023-07-03

Fixes:

  • When changing keyboard codepage to Windows/ANSI it always reverted back to Unicode/UTF8
  • TN3270 emulation did show letters with AltGr twice (Windows only)
  • TN3270 commands in SSCP mode were sent with wrong format byte
  • TN3270 sysreq function now properly negotiated in extended mode
  • Possible crash on TVI/Wyse emulation with malformed esc-F sequences
  • Could not move cursor between local-typing field and terminal area
  • Possible crash for REXX commands with missing parameters
  • Uninstall for 64-bit version was broken

  Version 8.06.1 - 2023-06-12

New:

  • TN3270 key mapping and function: Ctrl+Z (Undo) and Ctrl+Shift+Z (Redo)
  • TN3270 key mapping and function: Ctrl+End for MoveEOF (end of field)
  • TN3270 key mapping: Alt+Left and Alt+Right for MovePrevWord and MoveNextWord

Changes:

  • TN3270 key mapping for 'EraseInput' changed from Alt+End to Alt+Del
  • TN3270 extended mode now sends TELNET-AO for SysReq and TELNET-IP for Attn
  • TN3270 emulation now defaults to codepage IBM-1047 (EBCDIC Latin1)
  • TN3270 will no longer move the cursor when terminal is clicked to bring the window to foreground
  • When processing a mapped emulation key that is unknown, TN3270 now shows an error message
  • When copying text via Enter key, the selection is now always cleared immediately
  • Url detection more aggressive removing ')' and ']' at the end, e.g. "(click https://link.html)"

Fixes:

  • TN3270 emulation did not erase/overwrite reverse-attribute (e.g. after ISPF EDIT find)
  • Ssh sessions with incorrect saved passphrase did not ask for pwd on 2nd attempt
  • List of list mapped keys in keyboard profiles did not use a monospaced font
  • Pasting text did not clear selection (TN3270 emulation only)
  • Copying marked area via enter-key did end scrollback
  • Minor quirk with VT emulation related to user defined tab-stops
  • Linux/xterm could not send Alt+? combination when Meta-key option was enabled

  Version 8.06.0 - 2023-05-23

New:

  • Now based on OpenSSH 8.6
  • Now also supports the ssh-agent from the OpenSSH for Windows package (Windows only)
  • Option for Xterm to make backspace key send ^H instead of ^?/127
  • ZOC can now run automatic update as: zoc8060_64.exe /autoupdate (Windows only)

Fixes:

  • Could not remap Cmd+"." (macOS only)
  • Backspace key produced "^?" output in VI on zOS/USS systems
  • Pressing ctrl+letter combinations did produce unwanted control characters in TN3270 screens
  • Screen sometimes flashed in stripe-patterns when changing TN3270-model
  • Problem selecting the FixedSys 8x15 font (Windows only)
  • Possible assert/crash when logging into an FTP server with pubkey authentication
  • Incorrect rendering of combination of invisible/underlined/inverse attributes
  • Commandline option /FX: was too limited in the number of fonts it accepts (Windows only)
  • Some SSL errors were printed as random asian characters instead
  • Could not permanently switch off the "comments" column in the host directory

  Version 8.05.3 - 2023-05-03

Changes:

  • Less jittery cursor position updates in status bar (e.g. during progress bars as in SCP)

Fixes:

  • AutoHighlight regexp sometimes failed if an element had a backslash-expression within [] brackets
  • AutoHighlight regexp failed if first or last element was a dot (match any char)
  • Problem with user buttons when opening a new tab while the mouse hovered over the button (macOS only)

  Version 8.05.2 - 2023-04-24

Changes:

  • REXX ZocRequestList command now allows up to 50 choices
  • Clicking into a field on the status bar when window is not active will only bring it to the front
  • SSH passphrases did not handle 8-bit characters (e.g. European umlauts) correctly
  • IND$FILE will not ask for file handling (overwrite, etc.) if append-option is selected
  • SSH options dialogs structure redesigned
  • TN3270 cursor movement keys will automatically reset the keyboard-locked state

Fixes:

  • Scp upload on recent versions of Ubuntu and RHEL went to home dir instead of current dir
  • Possible problem with certain Windows-Modems when storing a custom configuration for it
  • Could not close datastream-viewer window via Cmd+W (macOS only)

  Version 8.05.1 - 2023-02-27

Fixes:

  • Problem when using "8-bit control codes" option with VT220/VT320/VT420
  • Crashed on older versions of macOS (macOS only)
  • Problem typing "<" and ">" on Hungarian keyboard (macOS only)
  • In some cases the snippets window appeared when moving to an ARM mac (macOS only)

  Version 8.05.0 - 2022-01-25

New:

  • SSH now based on OpenSSH 8.5
  • Host directory allows ssh-login via global keys together with multiple key-files

Fixes:

  • Exiting an SSH session got stuck when multiple sessions were open (macOS only)
  • Xterm custom colors sometimes had incorrect shade

  Version 8.04.8 - 2022-12-21

Fixes:

  • Zero-key on numeric keypad did not work (macOS only)
  • Exiting an SSH session got stuck when multiple sessions were open (macOS only)
  • Xterm custom colors sometimes turned out black
  • Xterm custom colors with highlight were too bright

  Version 8.04.7 - 2022-12-15

Changes:

  • View > Window Elements > Snippets function no longer has a keyboard shortcut

Fixes:

  • Possible lockup when using mouse wheel scrolling in tmux
  • Possible crash with malformed telnet packet
  • Clicking urls enclosed in single quotes like 'https://www.emtec.com/index.html' did not work
  • Possible crash when receiving a DC4 character
  • Now allows use of quotes around parameters in commandline.ini files
  • Fixed some rather outlandish "security" problems (thanks David Leadbeater)

  Version 8.04.6 - 2022-10-10

Fixes:

  • Various problems with output when codepage 437 was selected
  • Possible scroll problem with VT420/VT520 emulation
  • VT420/VT520 did not honor line-wrap off setting
  • Possible lockup when using mouse wheel scrolling in tmux

  Version 8.04.5 - 2022-09-15

Changes:

  • SSH connections through jumphost automatically enable ZOC-agent for login key
  • ANSI-BBS now shows correct characters (e.g. arrows, card symbols) for ASCII 00h-1Fh

Fixes:

  • Possible max buffer size exceeded for stored passwords
  • Transparent print data could be lost in VT emulation
  • VT220 sending emulation dependent cursor keys now honors application-cursor-key mode
  • Global settings > printer: click on "..." button did not allow to enter file name
  • TN3270 option to answer replies for SF_QUERY with an OEM_AUX record did not work

  Version 8.04.4 - 2022-07-15

Fixes:

  • Double click to mark word did not work in TN3270 mode
  • Scrollback problem regarding using tmux in combination with zsh

  Version 8.04.3 - 2022-07-05

Fixes:

  • Possible assert/crash when opening many connections
  • Improvements when selecting text (e.g. double click and extending selection)

  Version 8.04.2 - 2022-05-23

Fixes:

  • Some quirks fixed in WYSE and TVI emulations (attributes, text sending, etc.)
  • VT220 error when receiving very large downloadable font
  • VT420/VT520 did not log incoming data correctly
  • ZOC sometimes froze on combinations of userbar buttons which barely needed to wrap
  • Some AltGR key combinations did not work over TeamViewer connections

  Version 8.04.1 - 2022-04-25

Fixes:

  • SSH keepalive interval was 10 minutes instead of 60 seconds
  • SCP did resolve '~' in remote path to local home (macOS only)
  • File transfer of 0-byte files was not listed on screen and in calls.log
  • In WYSE and TVI emulation some keys (e.g. Enter or Esc) were broken
  • Multiple issues with WYSE and TVI (attributes, non spaced attributes, etc.)

  Version 8.04.0 - 2022-04-06

New:

  • SSH now based on OpenSSH 8.4
  • Option for TN3270 to enable support for SF-QUERY OEMAUXDEV

Changes:

  • Tandem6530 emulation now handles Linemode differently
  • SSH created keys now are stored with "\n" line endings (Windows only)
  • Now allows longer pathnames for SSH key file in host directory

Fixes:

  • Shortcut for Tools-menu changed from "o" to "l"
  • Possible crash when sorting host directory sections
  • Possible crash when dragging multiple files between local and remote in FTP window
  • Possible assert message related to scrollback window
  • Kermit sending was slow if remote requested large packets
  • Passwords/passphrases ("Save to keychain" checkmark) were not remembered in some cases (macOS only)
  • Problem with some TN3270 applications which were using SF-QUERY
  • Drag and drop to start file transfer was broken (macOS only)

  Version 8.03.4 - 2022-01-19

Changes:

  • Tandem 6350 emulation now wraps text to next line when output reaches the right margin

Fixes:

  • REXX ZocDialog function is now dpi aware
  • TN3270 standard colors sometimes incorrect for modified fields
  • Half-size fullscreen positioning sometimes did not work (Windows only)
  • Switching half-size fullscreen position with windows-key + cursor now handled dpi changes

  Version 8.03.3 - 2021-12-27

New:

  • SSH now based on OpenSSH 8.3

Changes:

  • On TN5250 the '+' and '-' keys now act as field-plus/minus when the field is signed-numeric
  • Ftp connections now use MLSD/MLST to retrieve file list

Fixes:

  • Reading SZ string from registry via REXX resulted in a string that had hex 00 as last character
  • Layout of the toolbar host directory button and down-arrow in high-dpi/4K settings
  • On TN3270 IND$FILE downloads, user could not change/choose a different download file name
  • When specifying different username/password for ftp server, ftp connections sometimes failed

  Version 8.03.2 - 2021-11-11

Fixes:

  • Userbar folder popup menu used wrong font when moved to another monitor with different dpi setting
  • Scrolling error in Wyse-60 emulation when label-line was turned off
  • Ftp folder contents now read via MLSD/MLST command if the server supports it
  • Additional empty lines in REXX receive buffer and logging

  Version 8.03.1 - 2021-10-04

New:

  • TN3720 now supports mappable key name "BackDel" (destructive backspace)

Changes:

  • Made REXX command ZocConnect and commandline connect strings more robust against misinterpretation
  • REXX ZocWait command for some Latin characters now requires waiting for the utf8-representation

Fixes:

  • Crash when started under macOS Monterey Beta 8 (macOS only)
  • Drag-drop files into ZOC window did not work for filenames with unicode characters (macOS only)
  • REXX waiting for unicode characters (via utf8 character stream) was broken

  Version 8.03.0 - 2021-09-20

New:

  • SSH now based on OpenSSH 8.2

Changes:

  • Default attributes for scp upload is now 644

Fixes:

  • Pressing LeftCtrl+Win keys in TN3270 sessions were treated as Enter key
  • Copying in TN3270 sessions with the "fa/space to tabs" option sometimes did not work
  • Some malformed VT220 sequences ignored

  Version 8.02.7 - 2021-08-03

Fixes:

  • TN3270 sessions with white background sometimes initially started with black background
  • Erroneous characters sent when mapping a key or button with a control sequence of ^(00)
  • REXX parameters containing a pipe character we sometimes parsed incorrectly
  • Logfile name in status bar was misaligned
  • Paste now works again with ClipX clipboard manager

  Version 8.02.6 - 2021-06-29

Fixes:

  • Renamed tab titles sometimes reverted back to name of host directory session
  • Remote printing sometimes didn't work in vt220/xterm emulations

  Version 8.02.5 - 2021-06-09

Fixes:

  • Scp downloads did ignore file handling options (e.g. did not prompt user)
  • Xmodem download did not honor 'skip' file handling choice
  • Ssh login using key-files failed under Linux Wine

  Version 8.02.4 - 2021-05-17

Changes:

  • VT220 now ignores some VT420 sequences (e.g. write to status line)
  • 3270 handles fields differently when copying with the "convert space to tab" option

Fixes:

  • Codepage table in session profile missed an entry in (German version only)
  • Quirk with cr/lf when displaying echo while doing transfer -> text-sending
  • Attempting to make connections via Windows/Modems crashed (Windows only)
  • Unicode characters in the 0xFF01 - 0xFF60 region were rendered incorrectly
  • Tabs in the background froze under heavy load in rare cases
  • Bulk password change dialog now has hidden password entry fields
  • Clipboard history paste via key combination Windows+V did not work (Windows only)
  • Cursor position jitter in status line when background tabs received traffic
  • Text in data stream buffer was sometimes garbled on cursor position sequences

  Version 8.02.3 - 2021-04-12

Changes:

  • Text sending more evenly spaced over time with short character delays

Fixes:

  • Incorrect description and labels for parameters on custom button/keymap actions
  • Possible problem uploading via Y-modem with some remote Y-modem implementations
  • Text sending with large line delay and small char delay was broken
  • Secure shell global keyfiles option to use global keyfiles always was broken

  Version 8.02.2 - 2021-03-29

Fixes:

  • More tweaking of AltGr handling (Windows only)
  • FTP password field in host directory was readable
  • Scp transfers aborted when there was a timeout in transmission
  • Quirks when marking lines that contain double-width characters
  • No longer able to paste "\e[201~" (was potential security issue, thanks CyberArk Labs)
  • Could not send bar-character within host directory autologin sequence
  • Could not send unicode characters in passwords from a host directory autologin sequence
  • Error message when using the REXX ZocDialog function (macOS only)
  • Password field in quick connect dialog sometimes lost focus on (macOS only)
  • Remembering passwords in keychain did not work (macOS only, regression from v8.02.1)

  Version 8.02.1 - 2021-03-10

Changes:

  • Shift+mousewheel now always starts scrollback

Fixes:

  • For some connections the colors of tabs did not always match the color of the host directory icon
  • Cloning a session did not always open the new session in the tab next to the current one
  • Ssh login failed if a password with unicode characters was passed on the command line
  • Unexpected behavior with clone/reconnect depending on host directory "window" settings
  • Log file was horribly wrong when data was received with ANSI emulation
  • Xterm mouse support (modes 1003, etc.) was mostly broken
  • Stored ssh passwords/passphrases were sometimes flushed too early
  • AltGr key combinations sometimes did not work as expected
  • OSC-52 sequence did not accept unicode characters

  Version 8.02.0 - 2021-02-23

New:

  • If local echo is on, hex-dump in terminal now also shows typed characters
  • Host directory FTP tab now has a "..." button for the local start folder
  • Session profile > logging now has a "Show logfile folder" button
  • Scrollback now shows double-width/double-height characters

Changes:

  • Max size of data stream viewer now 32MB
  • Ssh now no longer sets QOS flag for IP packets

Fixes:

  • Crashed when saving data stream viewer and then clicked cancel
  • Crashed when editing session profile while learning REXX script
  • Program settings > master password: keyboard idle protection was broken
  • Problem setting up ZOC on macOS and Windows to use a common config file folder
  • Log file was sometimes missing data when ZOC was set to ANSI emulation
  • Did display garbage characters in VT420 with some versions of soft font data
  • VT420 positioning within vertical scroll area was wrong
  • Delays for text sending sometimes did not work (esp. for short texts)
  • Clarified warnings when closing tab/window with or without active connection

  Version 8.01.8 - 2021-01-19

Fixes:

  • Various glitches related to handling of the hex 7F (DEL) character
  • TN3270 option to move cursor when pasting should have been on by default
  • Window flashed on first start when master-password was set
  • Character conversion problem with less common Latin charsets

  Version 8.01.7 - 2020-12-22

Changes:

  • Allows to set higher values to rows/columns in session profile>layout

Fixes:

  • Serial ports did sometimes not appear in port-scan (macOS with M1)
  • Ssh password entry in terminal was broken

  Version 8.01.6 - 2020-12-17

Changes:

  • Filter text content in host directory dialog is no longer case sensitive
  • Performance improvements on screen output at low jump-scroll settings

Fixes:

  • Program left stalled print jobs when receiving duplicate ^T in Wyse emulation
  • Sometimes did not correctly process quick successions of transparent-print on/off in Wyse
  • Bug when sending text from REXX script in Wyse and Tandem emulation
  • Quirk in VT220 emulation in relation to double width/height lines and screen erasing
  • Telnet connections did sometimes block main window when reverse-dns lookup took too long
  • Userbar sometimes appeared empty (Windows only)

  Version 8.01.5 - 2020-12-07

Changes:

  • Pressing the Ctrl key during copy operations appends the text to clipboard (except ctrl+C or ctr+Ins)

Fixes:

  • Editing keyboard map resulted in entries which were forced to NumLock ON
  • Problem marking text locally with shift under xterm in some mouse aware remote programs (tmux, mc, etc)
  • Scp upload did got stuck near the end when transferring very large files
  • Assert message when using FTP on folder which contained links

  Version 8.01.4 - 2020-12-01

Changes:

  • SCP downloads now does not redirect special files to alternate download folder

Fixes:

  • Possible crash/assert regarding userbar items when loading session profile
  • Option for extra pixel border (Program Setting > Window) did size the window incorrectly
  • Lines were missing in logfile when large bursts of input were received
  • Screen redraw problem on debian-10 with tmux

  Version 8.01.3 - 2020-11-26

Fixes:

  • Some Apple Silicon (M1 processor) glitches fixed
  • Closing the port scan window (serial/direct) through the red close button crashed

  Version 8.01.2 - 2020-11-16

Fixes:

  • Url highlighting did not work in scrollback window, url clicking worked with misplayed mouse too
  • Sometimes imported program password from ZOC7 when the password was not actually used
  • Possible error about missing symbol CIPHER_CTX_reset after installation
  • Possible crash when loading session profiles from ZOC7
  • Possible crash when REXX script sends data
  • Toolbar was embedded in window title bar (macOS only)

  Version 8.01.1 - 2020-11-05

Changes:

  • TN5250 cursor position in status line is now 1-based
  • TN5250 now doesn't treat normal + and - key as Field+ and Field-
  • Scrollback as window menu item is always enabled, brings existing scrollback window to front

Fixes:

  • There was a delay for telnet connects to hosts which did not have a reverse lookup for the hostname
  • Mouse right-click in "Scrollback as Window" switched to main window and did show incorrect menu
  • Session profile function keys did not load correctly from session file
  • Import user buttons into a session profile sometimes crashed
  • Edit session profile crashed when using limited TN3270 gui
  • Clipboard alt-insert was broken
  • Problem remapping ctrl-alt-q
  • Menu template creation via /CREATEMENUTEMPLATE was broken

 

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