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Workbench 8.1.0.64

  • 7396: Fixed a bug causing clicks on the “load sample files” hyperlink, labels in the action pane, and file pane column heads to fail intermittently.
  • 7395: Renamed the Preferences › Reports tab to “Actions” and moved the Profiler tab to the left of the new Actions tab.
  • 7393: Workbench now uses the Source Code Pro font for fixed pitch text.
  • 7392: Fixed a Help › License dialog bug causing a double-click in the license key text widget not to select the whole license key.
  • 7391: Fixed a bug causing files loaded with Edit › Undo Unload not to re-run mrprof when it is appropriate to do so.
  • 7390: Fixed a bug causing the Help › License “Edit License Key” checkbox to sometimes remain selected across dialog close and open operations.
  • 7386: Help › License dialog now shows license detail information for expired licenses.
  • 7382: Application now saves the 8 most recent copies of workbench.log.
  • 7378: Improved the files pane and action pane footer information format.
  • 7377: Fixed a problem where you couldn’t move the checkbox column without also changing its state.
  • 7374: Right-clicking on the files table header now pops up a column chooser menu.
  • 7371: Fixed spacing error in “Duration by call begin and end time” report.
  • 7370: Made Tags field editing an undoable operation.
  • 7362: Changed the color of the small rectangle atop the file pane’s scroll bar to the header row color.
  • 7360: Eliminated unnecessary database transactions that were slowing down file reload operations.
  • 7359: Eliminated a 200ms sleep between mrprof executions, improving the speed of loading 1MB files into the application by about 10×.
  • 7356: Renamed “Duration by call name, think time removed” to “Duration by call name, without think time”.
  • 7325: Application no longer pops a dialog when a license key is absent. It will put a warning icon into the status column, as with any other mrprof execution problem.
  • 7324: Simplified Preferences › Profiler › Workbench Parameters by eliminating the open_output and check_open_limit parameters. The application will now automatically open up to n HTML output files when open_limit=n. There is no longer a pop-up dialog asking whether you’d like to open more than n files.
  • 7321: Application now shows a busy indicator when file unloading takes a long time to complete.
  • 7320: Application now shows a busy indicator when checking the header checkbox takes a long time to complete.
  • 7315: Fixed a bug causing the Preferences “Cancel” button to behave improperly.
  • 7314: Sorted Preferences › Profiler › Kernel Parameters › ‐‐encoding option values into a more useful order.
  • 7304: Fixed invalid encoding specification names in Preferences › Profiler › Kernel Parameters › ‐‐encoding.
  • 7303: Fixed a bug causing mrprof to process control characters incorrectly.
  • 7296: The application now disables output panel manipulations while in “Show example output” mode, and executing an action (e.g., by pressing the “Run” button) now automatically disengages “Show example output” mode.
  • 7293: Fixed a bug in which quitting the application in the midst of a Tags field edit would lose your edits.
  • 7291: Fixed several of the sample output items to match the actual report output.
  • 7278: Fixed a bug causing the files filter not to interpret Tags field edits properly.
  • 7272: Fixed a bug that would cause the application to misbehave when clicking a file or directory after reordering the columns.
  • 7267: Improved item ordering on the Preferences › Profiler › Workbench Parameters panel.
  • 7266: Improved the formatting of the LOCALE-CODE table in the manual page.
  • 7254: Fixed a bug causing the application to unnecessarily re-profile files whenever the user manipulates the files pane filter.
  • 7251: New Edit › Stop Profiling feature allows you to stop the automatic profiling of recently loaded files.
  • 7248: Improved the accuracy of the “Total profiling error” label that can show up in the Profile report preamble.
  • 7242: Enhanced the shared SQL ID hash key generation algorithm in mrprof and mrskew.
  • 7241: New –force-match-plans option causes mrprof to group execution plans that have the same matching signature but different plan hash values.
  • 7233: Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented a user’s click of an action in the action pane to copy its command text to the command text widget.
  • 7229: New –force-match-statement-texts option causes mrprof to group SQL and PL/SQL statements that have the same matching signature but different SQL IDs.
  • 7222: Changed heading in §1.2 and §4.*.4 from “other” to “non-CPU”.
  • 7221: Fixed a bug in the Profile by Execution Plan section that could cause mrprof to attribute some executions to the wrong execution plan.
  • 7202: mrprof now recognizes and reports on *** EXPERIENCE ID:(%s) lines.
  • 7183: Refined OIOOIM05 error text, to make it less likely to cause distracting questions.
  • 7162: Changed Help › Release Notes URL to https://method-r.com/cat/release-notes/.
  • 7152: Fixed a bug that had caused Workbench to pop a spurious “No license key found” dialog when you drag a trace file onto the dock icon.
  • 7061: On startup, the application now shows the status “Loading command output” while your output pane content is being loaded.
  • 7060: Fixed a bug showing an incorrect number of days left before license expiration.
  • 7059: New “Duration by experience ID and client ID” report.
  • 7047: Fixed “Use of uninitialized value $experience_id in sprintf” bug.
  • 7035: Changed the wording of the files pane status bar to include information about how many files are visible and hidden.
  • 7032: Removed “(connection pool)” parenthetical from island ID-related action names, because these actions are useful for more than just connection pool trace files.
  • 7031: Fixed a bug causing the Report Parameters dialog not to display sometimes when it should.
  • 7027: New “Copy selected rows to output” button copies rows from the files pane into the output pane.
  • 7024: Workbench can now load thousands of files in one operation without an “Argument list too long” error. It loads files more quickly now, and it no longer prints distracting mrls –csv information to the output pane when you load files.
  • 7011: Workbench application now uses a stable sorter that preserves pre-existing column order in case of a tie.
  • 7010: Now you can drag directory from your Finder or Explorer into the Workbench files pane, and Workbench will load its contents recursively.
  • 6766: Fixed a bug that sometimes caused mrprof not to emit placeholder values.
  • 6492: Made application error text easier to find by simplifying the log file format.
  • 6375: New Help › Open Diagnostics menu option opens the Method R Workbench master log file, which you can, for example, email to Method R if you’re having a problem.

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