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Workbench 9.2.0.23

  • 8404: Updated the installation instructions URL in the application’s “Startup Error” dialog.
  • 8401: Made column widths consistent in the mrskew man page all.rc example on p14.
  • 8400: Workbench will now run with any version of Java from 1.8 onward.
  • 8395: All Windows binaries are now signed.
  • 8384: Eliminated mrskew $t alias for $tim.
  • 8377: Added mean, min, and max information to profile by subroutine total lines.
  • 8374: Table headers are now sticky, which means they always remain conveniently in view, regardless of how many rows a table has.
  • 8373: Moved the skew column in profile by subroutine tables to the tail of each row, so that min and max data will be adjacent to each other.
  • 8370: Eliminated redundant $oraver mrskew variable, and fixed $oracle_release variable to recognize new Oracle Database 19c trace file version stamps.
  • 8361: Replaced zebra-striping of the files panel with a cleaner, more elegant, Tufte-inspired three-row banding method.
  • 8355: The Method R Workbench application now allows you to open a profile report by clicking on an ID or Size column value.
  • 8322: Changed Evaluate › Run menu option name to Evaluate › Run Action.
  • 8319: Profiler error messages generated by the app are now separated by a newline.
  • 8313: Eliminate unused aliases $h, $cur_id, $cid, and $ses_id.
  • 8307: Workbench now recognizes Oracle Database version info printed in the new 19c format.
  • 8304: New mrskew prepackaged action answers the question, “How much time would an execution have spent reading blocks if it did no block re-reads?”
  • 8301: If you specify mrskew –rc=file for a file that does not exist, mrskew will now terminate immediately upon parsing the command line and not run the report.
  • 8299: The “Duration by SQL ID”, “LIO count by SQL ID”, and “PIO count by SQL ID” reports now all use the –alldepths command line option.
  • 8297: mrskew now interprets ERROR lines as dbcalls.
  • 8296: Added new mrskew $oerr expression variable.
  • 8292: Fixed a bug that could cause an “can’t build document from input xml file” error.
  • 8291: Fixed a bug that caused Preferences panel tabs to render illegibly.
  • 8283: Removed the .zip item from mrprof man page Description section, and –first_member and –member options, because mrprof does not process .zip archives.
  • 8282: Updated mrwhen man page with information about new features.
  • 8281: Fixed a bug causing the Workbench application to change the cursor to a “Mickey hand” in some situations where clicking is not allowed.
  • 8280: Fixed a bug that would cause a reload of a relocated file to produce a “can’t open file” error.
  • 8276: Workbench startup and the View › Clear Application feature now take less time than before, especially for a database with many loaded files.
  • 8273: Added mrprof –load and –create options.
  • 8272: Added documentation for mrprof –workers option to the mrprof man page.
  • 8271: Added new $module_id and $action_id variables, and eliminated the now-ambiguous aliases $service, $serv, $module, $mod, $action, and $act.
  • 8261: Fixed a bug that caused the Workbench application on macOS not to load files dropped onto a Workbench icon.
  • 8250: mrskew now exposes a mrtime function and variables $time0 and $time1.
  • 8249: Fixed a bug causing mr1011 not to properly scale c values on RPC EXEC lines.
  • 8248: Cursor no longer changes to a hand when hovering over a File value when the file does not exist.
  • 8247: New “Copy selected file rows to output (shift-click for CSV)” button function creates CSV output.
  • 8245: Moved Workbench installation instructions from https://method-r.com/man/mrworkbench to https://method-r.com/software/workbench/install.
  • 8241: Clarified and simplified some mrwhen warning messages.
  • 8240: mrprof now warns when you try to process a file that mrprof is not designed to process.
  • 8239: Added all the content (prerequisites, installation, troubleshooting, …) from https://method-r.com/man/workbench to https://method-r.com/software/workbench.
  • 8237: Documented instructions for activating a Workbench license key at https://method-r.com/software/workbench/install.
  • 8235: Clicking on a trace file’s Directory value now opens the file manager, even if the file’s folder no longer exists.
  • 8228: Fixed a bug causing mr1011 not to scale c values correctly.
  • 8227: Updated mr1011 man page with information about new features.
  • 8226: mr1011 now appends a tim field to each WAIT line in pre-10g trace files.
  • 8225: Workbench application now makes a success sound when a file load is complete.
  • 8222: Method R Workbench 9 is certified to run on macOS 11.1 Big Sur.
  • 8221: Added the mr1011 manual page to the application Help menu.
  • 8220: Added mention of the mrcrop utility to the mrprof man page.
  • 8216: Offset the stateful “Show mrprof details” button from the other buttons in the main toolbar, matching the spacing of the stateful “Show example output” button in the action pane toolbar.
  • 8215: Re-labeled hover hint from “Elide mrprof details” to “Hide mrprof details”.
  • 8210: Modified Workbench icon to meet macOS 11 specifications.
  • 8208: Added new mr1011 –scale option.
  • 8207: Fixed a bug causing the “# mr1011…” comment line not to be written to the output.
  • 8206: Fixed a bug where CLIENT, ACTION, and MODULE values included characters introduced in 18c that aren’t part of the actual values.
  • 8203: Fixed a bug causing mrprofk not to properly recognize the end of a SQL statement in a PARSE ERROR section.
  • 8192: mrcrop now denies any attempt to overwrite a file.
  • 8191: Improved the performance of mrwhen –tim for large files.
  • 8190: Added new mrwhen –drift and –drift-only options.
  • 8184: Fixed a bug causing the Workbench application to miscalculate how much time is remaining on the license key.
  • 8183: Fixed a bug causing mr1011 not to emit the sqlid field on PARSING IN CURSOR lines.

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