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Version 1.7.2 build (85) - 23 September 2023

This is a maintanence relase. Build by Xcode 15 for macOS Monterey to macOS Sonoma. There are no bugfixes (none reported), some enhancements only and a few cleanups in code.

  • there is a change in restore for snapshost task, either select a restore from a previous snapshot or default the latest

When macOS Sonoma is released there will be a release for macOS Sonoma only. This release is for macOS Monterey and later and avaliable from Hombrew as well.

The macOS Sonoma version will only be availiable as a download from Github when released. The macOS Sonoma version is because of the new new 0bserveable macro and tests for previous versions of macOS which are removed. The macOS Sonoma version does not include any enhancements over version 1.7.2, but the code is cleaner.

Version 1.7.1 build(83) - 1 September 2023

The following are enhancements of RsyncUI, minor updates which makes the app easier to use. Some of the changes are utilizing SwiftUI modifiers for table operations like copy, paste and delete. By utilizing modifiers for table, default menu functions are automatically enabled for all three table operations.

For macOS 12 and later:

  • profile is moved to the toolbar, it makes the navigation stack more clean
  • delete tasks from main- and add view is updated to use function from Edit menu (deleted from Tasks menu)
  • delete logrecords from within Log listings view from Edit menu
  • fixed error message about missing files for new users, if missing file default files are created
  • added automatic execution when all tasks are estimated
    • user set seconds before execution and function can be disabled, disabled by default
    • select the button counting down to temporary disable

For macOS 13 and later:

  • from the Edit menu the shortcuts ⌘C and ⌘V will copy and paste copies of the selected tasks.

The copy and paste will append task(s) to make it more easy to create new task based upon existing data. Data as source, destination, server, username and parameters to rsync are copied from the selected task(s).

Version 1.7.0 build(82) - 16 August 2023

There is tooltip for each function on the toolbar. MacOS Monterey does not support double click on row, see how to execute a --dry-run on macOS Monterey. The RsyncUI documentation is updated and more updates will be done after this release.

  • there is a cleanup in main taskview, if a task is executed after any estimation a progressbar will be presented
  • some adjustments in logs- and restore view
  • some of the functions are moved the toolbar
  • color of the buttons are adjusted

Color of the buttons are adjusted.

Version 1.6.6 build(81) - 1 August 2023

This is a maintenance release. Minor cleanups, bug fixes and enhancements in parts of the code.

  • task are marked when estimated
  • new button for display rsync output on estimated task
    • remeber first double click estimate a task, next double click will execute the estimated task
  • huge output (more than 20000 lines) from rsync is truncated and notified
    • summary of rsync output is appended to truncated output
  • enable and disable checking for error in output from rsync
    • errors in output from rsync is notified
  • and some cleanup and minor fixes.

Version 1.6.5 build(80) - 16 July 2023

This is a maintenance release. No enhancments but a few cleanups and bugfixes. RsyncUI will become the primary application this year (compared to RsyncOSX). RsyncOSX will still be maintained, but bugfixes only. According to Apple, SwiftUI is the future and RsyncUI is developed by utilizing SwiftUI. And on macOS 13 RsyncUI is already more feature rich than RsyncOSX.

macOS Sonoma and RsyncUI

I have commenced porting RsyncUI to macOS Sonoma and Swift 5.9. By Swift 5.9 the new Observable macro replace the @StateObject propertywrapper. This is a breaking change and there will be two releases for RsyncUI when macOS Sonoma is public. Combine is still used in parts of the macOS Sonoma version of RsyncUI. The port of RsyncUI to macOS Sonoma is almost completed.

Version 1.6.3 build(79) - 29 June 2023

The release includes some important fixes for administration of snapshots. There are also some enhancements for macOS 13 and later:

  • for macOS 13 and later a double click on row executes a --dry-run
    • the next doubleclick will execute the task, RsyncUI verify if previous doubleclick was a --dry-run, if not a new --dry-run is executed
    • only avaliable for macOS 13 and later due to SwiftUI requirements, the DryRun button is removed if macOS 13 and later
  • after a --dry-run it is now possible to execute task direct or by a new doubleclick
  • when executing a --dry-run and initate execute after shows a view of progess
    • version 1.6.1 will only execute the task and show a rotating progress until the task is completed
  • some of the rotating progress and position on screen is slightly changed
  • fixes of critical issues in administration of snapshots

Version 1.6.1 build(77) - 20 June 2023

Non critical issues in version 1.6.0 are fixed.

Version 1.6.0 build(76) - 16 June 2023

Update 19 June 2023: there are a couple of non critical issues which cause some functions like --dry-run within the main view not working after a synchronize all execution of tasks. Fixes are done in code and an update will be released in a day or two.

There are several minor GUI changes like all list and foreach listing are replaced with table. There are also a new log of major synchronize actions. Select the shortcut ⌘O for view logfile and select actions. The restore part is changed a little bit.

And as always there are some cleanup in code.

Version 1.5.0 build(73) - 4 May 2023

There is a change within the internals for navigation. RsyncUI supports macOS from version 12.0. From macOS 13.0 Apple has deprecated the NavigationView and released NavigationSplitView. Within this release there is now a check if macOS 13 and code for navigation is refactored. The deprecated code for navigation still works for macOS 12, but new code is simpler when there is complex navigation.

This version also includes a very simpel timer function to postspone synchronization of data while you are working. The timer is not like a schedule function. The timer is working if RsyncUI is minimized and your Mac is not going to sleep. The visual count down of minutes might not be correct if RsyncUI is minimized, but the internal count down is correct. This is due to the timer library require the app to be active.

RsyncUI writes a record to the log every time it executes a profile by the timer. The timer has to be reactivated after each time.

There are also a few minor cleanups as well.

Version 1.4.8 build(70) - 24 March 2023

There are cleanup and refactor of the main tasks view, internal code only. There are also two GUI updates:

  • after an estimate it is now possible to execute task direct
  • there is a list of all tasks for all profiles sorted by last run date from the main tasks view

Version 1.4.7 build(69) - 14 March 2023

Update 17 March 2023:

  • RsyncUI is now avaliable to install by Homebrew: brew install --cask rsyncui

The following are new:

  • the restore part for snapshot tasks is modified, restore is from last snapshot only, no changes for normal synchronize tasks
  • the actual restore command is presented in Restore view (might be copied and pasted within a terminal)
  • there is a update of GUI for DryRun in main Tasks view

No bugfixes, only a few minor enhancements

Version 1.4.5 build(67) - 7 March 2023

The following are new:

  • the estimated view, changed to a table view
  • the position navigation items within the navigation bar is now fixed, e.g. does not change vertical position when a new sidebar action is selected
  • create and delete profile is a by a button (from Add task view)
  • the restore part is refactored, mostly internal code

Version 1.4.3 build (65) - 8 February 2023

This is a maintenance release.

  • fixed one non critical bug
  • some cleanup in code and a few minor GUI updates
  • this is a maintenance release

Version 1.4.2 build (64) - 6 January 2023

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.2 as a Universal macOS Binary on macOS Ventura

There are some minor updates and some internal cleanups in this release, nothing big at all. There is added an simple assist function in add task. The parameters to rsync view is enhanced, if the verify switch is on the Verify button executes a verify command. And likewise for synchronize and restore switch. All verify commands are --dry-run commands.

Caution: regarding the Verify button and the verify switch is on. If there are many files a verify will take some time due to rsync computes the checksum and compares each files by checksum.

Version 1.4.0 build (62) - 6 December 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.1 as a Universal macOS Binary

Some enhancements and a bugfix in this release.

Parameters to rsync:

  • any changes to parameters are presented “on the fly”, add or delete a parameter and the updated rsync command is presented
  • the changed rsync command might be verified (by a --dry-run) ahead of saving

Estimate and details:

  • in main view select Estimate button without selecting a task
    • after closing the summarized estimated view, select a task and the details (--dry-run) is presented
    • select another task and the details is presented
    • the Reset will reset all estimates, likewise if tasks er executed after estimate will reset all estimates.

And there is a bugfix in Quick Synchronize.

Version 1.3.9 build (57) - 18 November 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.1 as a Universal macOS Binary

There are a few changes and fixes to the snapshots and the parameters to rsync parts of RsyncUI. Changes are:

  • snaphots: fixed a few bugs, the first and last snapshot are not possible to delete even if they are marked for delete, during delete process they are removed from list of delete if tagged
  • snapshots: tagging and select for delete are moved to shortcut actions and menu actions
  • parameters to rsync: if default parameters are marked for delete the actual parameterlist presented is updated, changes has to be saved to take effect

Version 1.3.8 build (56) release candidate - 10 November 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.1 as a Universal macOS Binary

There are a few changes and fixes to the snapshot part of RsyncUI. The changes are as applied to the snapshot part of RsyncOSX. This is a release candidate and will be released as an new version in a couple of weeks.

Version 1.3.7 build (56) - 5 November 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.0 as a Universal macOS Binary

There is fixed a minor bug when selecting a task and hitting the shortcut ⌘R for excute task now. The task is executed but the spinning progresswheel did not disappear when task was completed. It is now fixed.

Version 1.3.6 build (55) - 31 October 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.0 as a Universal macOS Binary

The major work in this release is rewriting some of the code to utilize Swifts async and await for asynchronous execution of code. The new code utilizing async and await is much simpler to read and write. The need for callback functions are reduced and it makes code lesser. Lesser code is better code. Asynchronous execution is a key part of RsyncUI. The completion of a task is not known ahead of execution and whenever a task is completed next action is executed. Next action is e.g. execute next synchronization task, present output from rsync or present a list of files.

The main view is also changed a little bit, see the changed main view.

Version 1.3.0 build (53) - 30 September 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.0 as a Universal macOS Binary.

  • removed “Select and slide to left for delete” a task, to delete a task select it and delete either by shortcut ⌘D(in Synchronize view) or by menu
  • new shortcut ⌘I(in Synchronize view) for getting status about local and remote data

Version 1.2.9 build (52) - 8 September 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 14.0 as a Universal macOS Binary.

This release is built on macOS Ventura. There are some minor GUI enhancements.

Version 1.2.8 build (51) - 20 March 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 13.3 as a Universal macOS Binary.

  • the Execute buttons within main view is one button now, in user config enable always estimate first
    • if not set RsyncUI will execute tasks with no estimation
    • shortcuts for estimation and execution works as expected

Version 1.2.7 build (50) - 17 March 2022

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 13.3 as a Universal macOS Binary.

This is a primarily a maintenance release.

  • there are a few changes within log records
    • search and filter
    • removed a button
  • within the restore view there is a new search facility
  • the userconfig is now saved as JSON file, automatically transferred from the previous PLIST config file
    • userconfig are values like which version of rsync is utilized, restore path and so on

Version 1.2.6 build (48) - 31 December 2021

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 13.2.1 as a Universal macOS Binary.

RsyncUI is slowly, but steady becoming better and more user friendly. RsyncUI is stabel, most of the core functions are based on code from RsyncOSX. There are no plans for major changes, but more like minor enhancements when I discover parts which should be improved.

  • delete a task by shortcut ⌘D (in Synchronize view)
  • updated a few labels
  • some minor updates as well

Version 1.2.5 build (48) - 6 December 2021

The following are changes within this version:

  • multiple tasks and single task view is merged into one view
  • the new task view includes some reorganization of functions
    • estimate and execute all tasks or selected tasks
    • execute all tasks (no estimation) or selected tasks
    • estimate one task, execute task after estimation or cancel, view detailed output from rsync
  • a few buttons are removed, functions in buttons are moved to shortcuts
  • there is a new first time start view

Version 1.2.3 build (46) - 11 November 2021

Compiled on Apple Silicon (M1 Pro) by Xcode 13.1 as a Universal macOS Binary.

Localization for German and Norwegian added. Added GUI panels for selecting catalogs to synchronize.

Version 1.2.2 build (45) - 28 October 2021

The issues below is solved in this version.

I have just got my new Apple Silicon based MacBook Pro 14" with the new M1 Pro processor. The path for the installation of Homebrew on Apple Silicon Mac´s is changed. And there is an issue in changing path for rsync in RsyncUI. Homebrew on Apple Silicon based Mac´s installed in /opt/homebrew/bin/.

RsyncUI should also detect if on a Apple Silicon or Intel based Mac.

And there is also an annoying error messages if a not valid path for rsync and restore is set.

Version 1.2.1 build (42) - 21 October 2021

Build by Xcode 13.1 RC

The major work is internal. There might be several hundred or thousands of logrecords. Reading and loading logrecords into memory is moved to when they are needed. And not when the app is started or a new profile is selected. The change will improve memory footprint and speed up the application.

The default profile is automatically selected at start of application.

Localization to German, Italian and Norwegian is not yet added. There was some issues in localization and it is removed for the moment. Most of strings are already translated into German and Norwegian.

Version 1.2.0 build (41) - 28 September 2021

The issue in Update configurations is fixed. There was also a issue with labels (prompts) in textfields which is fixed.

Version 1.1.2 build (40) - 9 September 2021

This build includes some minor UI tweaks in toggle buttons (see settings). The docs are updated with screenshots. This is most likely the last update before macOS Monterey is relesed. A new build, version 1.2.0build (41) will be released as soon as Apple release macOS Monterey and Xcode 13.

Version 1.1.2 build (39) - 1 September 2021

The schedule part of app is removed. The majority of users dont use scheduling. This is the experience from RsyncOSX and the download statistics. In about 2000 downloads of RsyncOSX only 80 is the scheduling app.

Version 1.1.2 build (38) - 28 August 2021

  • a few minor UI enhancements
  • no bugfixes

And the QA and work on the UI continues.

Version 1.1.2 build (37) - 21 August 2021

The QA and work on the UI continues, still not happy with some of the views.

Version 1.1.2 build (36) - 16 August 2021

  • finally decided about button style, see screenshots in this doc
  • some minor changes

Version 1.1.2 build (35) - 11 August 2021

  • added “select and slide to left” for delete a configuration
  • removed the delete button within multiple tasks view
  • utilized a few new features included in last Xcode 13 beta 5, released 10 August 2021

Thats it for now.

Version 1.1.2 build (34) - 30 July 2021

New build for public beta of MacOS Monterey, build by Xcode 13 beta 4, builds are English only.

The QA and cleanup of UI continues on the road to release on macOS Monterey. RsyncUI is stable and there are not any known issues. The following is changed compared to previous builds.

  • the buttons and toggle buttons are changed
  • the multiple tasks and single tasks view buttons for estimate and execute are “cleaned up”
    • in both views select the execute button executes the task(s) in one go
    • or estimate, view estimate and then execute
  • the schedules view is changed as well
    • it is required some more QA on the schedules
  • the log views and filter logs are updated, both all logs and by configuration
  • and some internal stuff is refactored
  • one minor bugfix

Version 1.1.2 build (28)

There is 29 June 2021 released version 1.1.2 of RsyncUI. There are two builds, one for macOS Big Sur and one for macOS Monterey.

At start of the macOS Big Sur version select, from the drop down, either the “Default profile” or other profile if used. This is not required on RsyncUI on macOS Monterey. RsyncUI on macOS Monterey picks the default profile when selecting a task.

  • RsyncUI conforms the App protocol
  • the UI is cleaned up a bit
  • several internal changes
  • RsyncUI adapts to some changes in macOS settings

The localization of RsyncUI is somewhat refactored. For the moment RsyncUI is localized to German and Norwegian, and there are a few strings missing in the release candidate.

Version 1.1.1 build (27)

Update 17 June 2021. The builds are removed for the moment.

There is 4 June 2021 released version 1.1.1 of RsyncUI. The following is fixed in this release:

  • refactored parts of decode and encode JSON, Combine is a super framework
  • refactored a few other parts as well
  • SwiftUI require some computed properties, like UUID, on data
    • these properties are added during reading data, by mistake these properties was also written to file
    • this is now fixed and the filesize, specially the logs file, is reduced
  • existing users of RsyncOSX using defalt format for storing data (PLIST) now can use RsyncUI to transform default PLIST data to JSON which is required in RsyncUI

Version 1.1.0 build (26)

There is 21 May 2021 released version 1.1.0 of RsyncUI. The following is fixed in this release:

Version 1.0.1 build (24)

There is 12 May 2021 released version 1.0.1 of RsyncUI and RsyncSchedule.

The following are changes compared to previous releases:

  • delete a Profile
  • administration of Snapshots
    • the issue with snapshots and remote catalogs is solved
    • save plan and day on a snapshot task
    • delete old snapshots
  • a few minor cleanups and enhancements in the UI part

Version 1.0.0 build (23)

There is 06 May 2021 released version 1.0.0 of RsyncUI and RsyncSchedule, the menu app for executing scheduled tasks. The snapshot administration, like delete old snapshots, is still not yet completed. The work on snapshot administration is going forward and it will be released as an update of RsyncUI. But there are a few issues which has to be resolved before release.

The following are changes compared to previous releases:

  • German and Norwegian localizations are updated
  • even more use of the Combine framework
  • a few internal updates and UI updates

Issue: there is an issue, in Snapshots, selecting a snapshot task and collecting remote data for snapshotcatalogs. The UI will notify if it seems to be such an issue.

About JSON: see note on the release 0.99.

Prerelease version 0.99 build (22)

There is 28 April 2021 released a release candidate of RsyncUI and RsyncSchedule, the menu app for executing scheduled tasks.

The following are changes compared to previous release:

  • German and Norwegian localization is completed
  • more use of the Combine framework
  • split two “busy” UIs into two views, schedules and rsync parameters
  • some minor tweaks in preparation for release of version 1.0.0

Caution: RsyncUI can be used in parallel with RsyncOSX. But that requires RsyncOSX to be setup to use JSON files and that the files for permanent storage is in the same catalog as RsyncUI. RsyncUI and RsyncOSX does not share the user settings.

There is some more info about how to setup RsyncOSX utilizing JSON. The About for both RsyncOSX and RsyncUI shows in bottom of view, where the data is saved. Default catalog for storing files for both apps is:


Prerelease v0.60 build (20) - breaking changes

There is 21 April 2021 released a new version of RsyncUI and RsyncSchedule, the menu app for executing scheduled tasks. There are two breaking changes in this release:

The following are changes compared to previous release:

  • there was an bug in creating configurations if never used RsyncUI and RsyncOSX before
  • the menu app RsyncSchedule is released
    • the menu app can be activated from the File menu or by ⌘S shortcut
  • and some minor tweaks and updates in the UI
  • execution of shellout tasks, configurations with pre and post shell scripts

Prerelease v0.55 build (19)

There is 14 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • restore data is in the prerelease
  • this prerelase is also a test of informing about updates
  • and as always some minor updates

The pace of new prereleases will slow down, it will probably be a copule of new pre releases and after that a few version 1.0.0 release candidates (in May 2021) before release of version 1.0.0.

Prerelease v0.49 build (18)

There is 12 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • some improvmentes in speed view synchronized filelist within the restore part
    • still the actual restore is not yet implemented
  • some other minor improvmentes as well
  • RsyncUI now inform when there is a new update for download

Prerelease v0.48 build (17)

There is 9 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • there is fixed an issue with speed in administrating logs, previous versions spinning beach ball where many log records

Prerelease v0.47 build (16)

There is 8 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • commenced developing the restore view
  • updated the progress indicators, size and how they are presented
  • and some ohter minor updates as well

It seems to be a release version 1.0.0 of RsyncUI sometime in May 2021.

Prerelease v0.45 build (15)

There is 5 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • some cleanup and tweaks in the UI
  • the base language is English, German and Norwegian localization is up to date, Italian is still work to do

Prerelease v0.42 build (14)

There is 2 April 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • added Quick task, add a source and a destination and go for it

Prerelease v0.41 build (12)

There is 31 March 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • shortcuts for estimating and executing in both multiple and single task (see the File menu)
  • German and Norwegian localization is updated
  • there is still work to do abouth the Italian localization
  • and some other parts are also enhanced

Prerelease v0.39 build (11)

There is 25 March 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • adding parameters to rsync
  • som UI updates

The plan for release of version 1.0 is sometime in June or July 2021.

Prerelease v0.36 build (10)

There is 18 March 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • a kind of “race” situation related to Alert and the word error in output is fixed
  • logs view, either all or by config, search and delete in logs
  • and a few other enhancments as well, commenced using Combine

Prerelease v0.36 build (8)

There is 15 March 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • the issues with usersettings should be solved
  • a few other enhancments
  • focus the next few weeks are QA of what is implemented and planning what to be developed next
  • I am also using time to learn more about SwiftUI, focus now is Combine and how can I use Combine in RsyncUI

Prerelease v0.35 build (7)

There is still some minor issues with settings - a new prerelease will be uploaded in next week (16 - 20 March). Use RsyncOSX if you will change some settings.

There is 14 March 2021 released a new version for test. The following is changed compared to previous version:

  • the user settings is updated, there were a few bugs in previous version
  • the documentation for user settings is also updated
  • with this release there is about three months since I commenced the preparation and work on RsyncUI
  • RsyncUI will probably be released in version 1.0 in about two or three months, either late in May or beginning of June 2021
  • as the development progresses new testreleases will be available

Prerelease v0.3 build (6)

There is 12 March 2021 released a test version. The testversion can be used in parallel with RsyncOSX.