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Below is a “sanitized” version of the Install Manager change log. This information is posted as part of a conscious effort to be more transparent in the development process. Not all information relating to a particular build is presented on this page - some information is still considered private and is therefore not included.



General Release Channel

This is the channel where the “production ready” build is distributed to the general public.

Current Build

Earlier Builds

Private Build Channel

This is the channel where the builds that are not considered “production ready” yet are provided for testing by a select group of individuals that represent the user-base and serve as the “front line” or the “canary in a coal mine” for a time before the build is promoted. This channel typically provides a build that is in the BETA phase of development, but technically can provide a build in the ALPHA phase.

  • Installation of packages that install like a plugin are now delayed if packages that install like software are in the download queue; this change addresses an issue where packages that install like a plugin would fail to install (or appear as though they had failed) because a package for software that it is a plugin to had not been installed first; this stems from a deeper issue where because plugin packages are typically much smaller in size than software packages, despite both being in the queue and the software package starting before plugin packages, the plugin packages downloaded much faster and were therefore installed before the software package downloads could complete
  • Added “Delete Partial Package(s)” menu and options to the context menu for incomplete package downloads on the Ready to Download page; deletes partial download files from the package archive
  • The checked state of the “Display Hidden” option on the Ready to Download page is now persistent between sessions
  • Added a “Display Hidden” option to the Ready to Install page; this option functions in the same fashion as the similarly named option on the Ready to Download page, except it applies to packages that have been downloaded; checked state is persistent between sessions; a package's hidden state is universal, hiding a package on the Ready to Download page does not change if the package is then downloaded and likewise hiding a package on the Ready to Install page does not change if the package is then deleted
  • Added “Hide Package(s)” and “Unhide Package(s)” menus and options to the context menu for packages on the Ready to Install page
  • Fixed minor inconsistencies between entries in context menus for the Ready to Download and Ready to Install pages

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.7


  • Added a “Restore Default” action to the context menu for the “64-bit Software Base” setting on the Installation page of the Settings dialog
  • Added a “Restore Default” action to the context menu for the “32-bit Software Base” setting on the Installation page of the Settings dialog
  • Fixed an unintended change to the labeling of 64-bit/32-bit Software paths in the Details panel on the Ready to Download and Ready to Install pages
  • Fixed an issue where canceling the Settings dialog after having changed whether or not “General Tool Tips” and/or “Product Info Tips” are displayed did not restore the previous state
  • Added a simplified/subset version of the Settings dialog for display to first-time users
  • First-time users are now prompted for whether or not they would like to view/change download/installation paths prior to starting the automated download/install queue
  • Clicking the Help button in a window now opens a URL that is more specific to the window containing the button that was clicked

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.8


  • Fixed styling of the simplified/subset version of the Settings dialog on macOS

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.9


  • Download of packages that provide CMS functionality are now prioritized over all others; except application updates
  • Installation of packages that do not provide CMS functionality are now delayed until after packages in the download or install queues that do; if the CMS is to be installed, it should be installed prior to any other package that may cause addition/manipulation of data in the database

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.10


  • Auto-Download/Install based on remote action (i.e., first-time users) now uses the standard queuing mechanisms instead of directly manipulating the products
  • Fixed an issue where a failed download/install during auto-download/install would cause the application to enter into an infinite loop that the user could not exit without force quiting

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.11


  • Auto-Download/Install based on remote action (i.e., first-time users) now causes an automatic switch to the page representing the stage of the process that the package with the lowest status is on prior to starting the respective queue
  • Fixed an issue that caused the download queue to hang as the first set of connections completed

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.12


  • Source maintenance
  • Fixed an issue where changing the “Manifest Archive” path in the Settings dialog would not automatically cause user data to be refreshed upon accepting the Settings dialog
  • The “Installed Files” list (accessed from “Show Installed Files…” on the context menu, or option menu, of an installed package) now displays the full path for a given installed file in a popup when the cursor is hovered over a hyperlink if the “General Tool Tips” setting is enabled

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.13


  • Source maintenance

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.14


  • Source maintenance
  • Added new resources for pending features

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.15


  • Added a CMS Connection Status button to the header of the main window; indicates CMS connection state and provides the ability to stop/start the CMS
  • Added a setting for defining the “Content Database Base” path to the Settings > Installation page
  • Added a setting for defining the “Content Database Port” to the Settings > Installation page
  • Converted the “Allow Shortcuts” settings on the Settings > Installation page to use drop-down menu instead of check boxes
  • Converted the “Content Updates” settings on the Settings > Installation page to use drop-down menus instead of radio buttons
  • Moved the “Current” content path setting on the Settings > Installation page from below the shortcut list, to above it
  • All non-list-based settings for paths/values in the Settings dialog now provide a “Restore Default” action in their respective context menus
  • Refactored the simplified/subset version of the Settings dialog; users are provided the ability to select a “Base Directory” and in so doing cause the paths of the Package Archive, Thumbnail Archive, Manifest Archive, Content Database Base, Content Base Path, 64-bit Software Base and 32-bit Software Base to become sub-paths of the chosen directory; paths that already exist on disk are hyperlinked - clicking a hyperlink causes the path to be opened in the OS file browser; the simplified/subset version of the Settings dialog is accessible by holding the Ctrl/Cmd modifier while clicking the Settings icon in the main window
  • Fixed styling issues/inconsistencies in the Settings dialog on macOS
  • Fixed an issue that caused the CMS Connection button state to not be updated if an attempt to connect to the CMS failed

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.16


  • Source maintenance
  • Added the ability to “Restore Current” from the context menu of various settings in the Settings dialog
  • Changed the “Base Directory” setting on the simplified/subset Settings dialog from a text field and browse button to a combobox with options for Current, Default and Browse…; selecting Current restores the currently assigned paths; selecting Default restores the default paths; selecting Browse prompts for a base path and if permissions of the selected path allow the user to read/write, constructs sub-paths to the selected path
  • Fixed an issue with the “Base Directory” setting on the simplified Settings dialog that prevented the root of a drive/volume from being selected on macOS
  • The “Base Directory” setting on the simplified/subset Settings dialog now displays a slash (“/”) in the option list for a selected path that is at the root of a drive on macOS; normalizing the path was causing the path to be seen as 'empty' (rejected/cancelled)
  • Fixed an issue with the “Base Directory” setting on the simplified/subset Settings dialog that erroneously appended a bit-architecture sub-folder for software on macOS

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.17


  • Source maintenance
  • Added the ability for scripts to adjust file ownership (on macOS) and adjust file permissions; in support of allowing an elevated process (i.e., DAZ3DIMHelper) to execute a script that creates a file (which inherits the elevated permissions) and then fixes file ownership/permissions on that file
  • Fixed an issue where a valid CMS connection was being recorded to the log as an error
  • Fixed an issue with message construction on Win vs Mac

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.18


  • Source maintenance
  • Various scripting fileIO classes have updated and aligned with corresponding classes in Daz Studio
  • Improved support of getting/setting folder/file permissions via script

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.19


  • Source maintenance
  • Made changes to handling of ownership (on macOS) and permissions on folders created by script executed by from elevated processes (i.e., DAZ3DIMHelper)

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.20


  • Fixed labeling of file dialog title bars when launched from the Settings dialog

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.21


  • When loading the settings for a given account, if the path of the Package Archive and the path of the Manifest Archive are set to the same value, a message informing the user of the detected conflict is now displayed
  • The Downloads > Package Archive setting and the Installation > Manifest Archive setting in the Settings dialog are now prevented from being set to the same path using their respective browse buttons; the user is alerted to the conflict and the value is not changed

InstallMgr : Incremented build number to 1.2.0.22