Thursday, August 30, 2007

Beta 8 - Simplicity and Visibility

Another month, another beta release of bun (Backup Nexus). This time, the new release is packed with new features.

The biggest change in this beta is the simplification of the backup process. Before this version, there was an awkward separation between two types of folders, one used for backup and the other for restore. This distinction was making things more complicated than necessary. In addition, files that were long-ago deleted would come back when you restore the folder.

Instead, in this release, we have consolidated the two types of folders. Now, you just add a folder, and bun automatically does the right thing. New files are automatically backed up. If you add the same folder to a different computer, your files will be restored. We have also implemented Distributed Deletion Detection, so that files that you have deleted will not come back again.

Of course, this enhancement is not the only new feature in beta 8. The following is a list of new changes in beta 8:
  • File browser
  • Download browser
  • Miscellaneous tweaks to the UI
  • Internal enhancements for better stability
As usual, this update is provided via self-update, which means that by the time you read this, your bun should already be at the latest version.