Jul 11, 2009

Seven Transformation Pack 2.0 Released

Well, it's finally here. Although Windows 7 RTM is coming near. However, I don't think waiting for Windows 7 RTM to be released first wouldn't be wise enough because there may be tons of changes and need another long delay again. This version is pretty much simple for bug fixes and some in-house updates like ViGlance. But why 2.0 instead of 1.0.1 or 1.1? Because there're some special updates in this release and it's just only beginning for me (though some people may aware of this and get bored already).

Seven Transformation Pack 2.0 Keynotes

Vista compatibilities - Starting from version 2.0, Seven Transformation Pack will support Windows Vista operating system and allow user to get Windows 7 experiences in Windows Vista. It will support XP/2003 and Windows Vista in same installation package for easy update and avoid conflicts. You may think file size is too large for Windows Vista user alone but please bear with it.

Bug fixes - some bugs found in previous releases are fixed. This includes clean uninstallation that will remove all installed features and tweaks for real this time. I tested it in Windows XP/2003/Vista and found everything removed properly. Bugs with incorrect icons are fixed also but I intentionly changed closed folder to ones specified in imageres.dll as proper closed folder regardless of Windows Vista/7 keep using opened for both. Vista Rainbar will not longer keep nagging full screen application and have memory leak issue resolved for long-time use.

ViGlance improvements - This is our MVP in this release. You will get the advanced version of ViGlance. It has Aero Peek feature showing live thumbnail on taskbar. You can pin application on taskbar as Windows 7. Options section is now available for ViGlance configuration and yeah.....it has superb graphics updated by Windows X that resembles Windows 7 RTM. The stability is improves a lot too and compatible with vertical taskbar and full screen apps.

Seven Transformation Pack will replace many of the resources in Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. It can change such things as:
  • Boot screen
  • Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
  • New msstyles files (visual styles)
  • New desktop and file icons
  • New toolbar icons
  • Progress Dialogs
  • Sounds scheme
  • System Tray icons
  • New Wallpapers
  • Some Windows 7's popular features
  • And much more
Changes in Version 2.0
  • Added Windows Vista compatibilities (some desktop enhancements and applications)
  • Fixed memory leaks in Vista Rainbar launcher but won't reload on resolution changes
  • Fixed applications uninstallaion script that doesn't remove all installed applications
  • Fixed My Pictures folder icon showing My Videos instead
  • Fixed resolution reader false positive report in Rainbar launcher
  • Fixed restoring superbar tweaks in uninstallation
  • Fixed uxtheme.dll patching routines in setup files integration mode
  • Fixed Windows 7 default pictures installation (wrong directory)
  • Updated ViGlance to version 1.0 build 1182
  • Aero Peek support (Live thumbnail, progress taskbar)
  • Pinning applicatio Options
  • Windows 7 RTM graphics
  • Updated Windows 7 icons
  • Updated Windows 7 visual style and WindowBlinds skin
  • All programs group menu item
  • Taskbar button
  • Taskbar flashing button
Download: Seven Transformation Pack

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