Friday, March 21, 2008

Beta 16 - Internal Improvements

We have released another version of Bun. This release is a stability-focused release. Despite the lack of new features, this is actually a very significant release; many internal operations have been tuned and tweaked to make the whole backup process much smoother.

We also fixed a bug with autoupdate on computers that have more than one partition. In some situations, the autoupdate will fail to complete successfully (thanks to LD for his bug report). This problem has now been fixed.

As usual, this update has been made available on the autoupdater and should reach you very soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Beta 15 - Dynamic Speed Adjustment

We have released beta 15, a minor update which features mostly internal improvements. There were a few bugs fixed. It is now available on automatic update.

We did, however, added a new feature called Dynamic Speed Adjustment. This automatic adjustment is available on Mac and Windows, and dynamically adjusts the processing speed of your backup, depending if you are using your computer. For example, if you are using your computer to play a game, Bun's CPU usage will be throttled down to minimum, so that your game can proceed at full speed. When you have stepped away from your computer or have gone to bed at night, Bun will automatically turns up the speed so that your backup can proceed as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Beta 14 - File Scan Quick Fix

After pushing out beta 13, we discovered a problem with the file scanner that prevents files from being scanned into the internal database. The problem was very minor, but it occur in a pivotal point of the backup process, so we releasing beta 14 as a quick fix for the bug. This problem prevents the scanning process from completing, but otherwise has no effect on your files or data.

Beta 14 is now being pushed out on automatic self-update and should reach your computer presently.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Beta 13 - Battery and Use Throttling, Low Latency Download

Bun beta 13 has just been released. This version is packed with several improvements. First of all, if you have been concerned about a backup job starting right in the middle of your work on your computer, you will be pleased to know that Bun is now smart enough to recognize that you are using your computer, and will delay the backup job. On the same note, Bun is now also smart enough to stop backup when your laptop is running low on battery. These two features are currently available on Windows and Mac.

Besides being more intelligent about when to work and when to pause, this new version of Bun also has a revamped download system, which will intelligent begin downloads based on the presence of available sources on the network. This should significantly reduce the download latency (delay between when a download can be started and when it is actually started).

In addition to these major features, we also fixed several bugs and improved the layout of the user interface.

The new version is now available on automatic self-update. You can expect your installation to be updated within 24 hours.