Release Notes for Spyder

2.2.13 (277) Thu, 01 Aug 2013
info messageFinal build, removed license restrictions. Spyder is now Free.
2.2.12 (276) Thu, 07 Feb 2013
fixed bugThis update allows compatibility with the old MySpace.
2.2.11 (275) Mon, 12 Mar 2012
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility for determining profile types.
2.2.10 (274) Thu, 15 Dec 2011
fixed bugThis update adds new constraints for delay settings when sending friend requests, comments and messages. You should check and make sure you are using a much higher delay than previous as MySpace now has new sending limits.
2.2.9 (273) Tue, 04 Oct 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes a problem with the online help.
2.2.8 (271) Sun, 11 Sep 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility for the song play increaser when the profile has a private playlist.
2.2.7 (268) Tue, 16 Aug 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility for the song play increaser.
2.2.6 (266) Thu, 04 Aug 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes importing events and sending event invites to your friends.
2.2.5 (265) Tue, 02 Aug 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes an issue that caused importing a user to not work correctly.
2.2.4 (264) Fri, 22 Jul 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility issues on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).
2.2.3 (262) Thu, 16 Jun 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes issues with the song play increaser.
2.2.2 (261) Thu, 12 May 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes problems with the song play increaser.
2.2.1 (259) Sat, 23 Apr 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes problems with sending comments.
2.2 (258) Wed, 20 Apr 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes problems with the music search. Also with this release the minimum system requirement is now Mac OS X 10.6 due to Apple's developer tools no longer supporting Mac OS X 10.5.
2.1.62 (257) Thu, 24 Mar 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility with sending comments.
2.1.61 (256) Sun, 06 Mar 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility for the song play increaser.
2.1.60 (255) Fri, 04 Mar 2011
fixed bugThis update works around the latest bad behavior from MySpace.com. Many profiles now return redirects to themselves causing an infinite loop.
2.1.59 (253) Thu, 24 Feb 2011
fixed bugThis update improves performance when downloading people.
2.1.58 (252) Thu, 17 Feb 2011
fixed bugThis update fixes issues with viewing people's profile pictures.
2.1.56 (248) Tue, 21 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility for music searches and fixes a problem where sending messages could get stuck if you had to enter a captcha.
2.1.55 (246) Wed, 15 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update addresses problems sending comments on Mac OS X 10.5.
2.1.54 (245) Thu, 09 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update fixes compatibility with basic and music searching.
2.1.53 (244) Tue, 07 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update fixes some problems with sending non-html comments and the video plays increaser for music accounts.
2.1.52 (243) Sat, 04 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update fixes some problems with sending friend requests on Mac OS X 10.5 if you are still using an older database format. Also added detection of too many friend requests sent error from MySpace.
2.1.51 (241) Fri, 03 Dec 2010
fixed bugThis update fixes the sending of HTML comments, searching for people in different countries, and sending friend requests.
2.1.50 (240) Tue, 30 Nov 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for song play increaser, viewing profiles, searching, ect.
2.1.49 (238) Sun, 28 Nov 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for posting bulletins, getting friend requests, approving friend requests, and viewing your sent messages.
2.1.48 (237) Thu, 25 Nov 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for messages and comments. Visit the forums for more detailed information.
2.1.47 (236) Mon, 22 Nov 2010
fixed bugFixed problems with bad predicate strings for Smart Folders causing old documents to not open.
2.1.46 (235) Sun, 21 Nov 2010
fixed bugMessage format compatibility fix.
info messageMySpace is changing the way events and groups work. Right now you can't even perform event invites on their website and groups are completely unavailable with a message saying they will come back in the future. When they resolve their issues these features will work again in Spyder.
2.1.45 (233) Thu, 18 Nov 2010
fixed bugPerformance and memory usage improvements.
2.1.44 (232) Wed, 17 Nov 2010
fixed bugMany fixes for recent MySpace changes.
fixed bugSong play increaser fix for Mac OS X 10.5 users.
new featureYou can now import someone's online users, and also view your own by selecting the Online friend category under your account on the sidebar (refresh your friends to have it show up).
2.1.43 (229) Tue, 16 Nov 2010
fixed bugUpdated compatibility with MySpace changes to login.
fixed bugUpdated compatibility for the song play increaser on "classic" layouts.
2.1.42 (225) Tue, 09 Nov 2010
fixed bugFixes for the video play increaser. It appears that MySpace broke viewing of people's videos with their new "FUTURA" website redesign. If someone doesn't have a special cookie set in their browser they can't view your videos. Spyder works around this by setting the appropriate cookie to view people's videos.
2.1.41 (224) Mon, 08 Nov 2010
fixed bugFixes problem where downloading certain user profiles would get stuck.
2.1.40 (221) Mon, 08 Nov 2010
fixed bugFixes for sending messages with the new profiles.
2.1.39 (220) Sun, 07 Nov 2010
fixed bugFixes for compatibility with new MySpace profiles.
new featureNew profile scraper that is faster and uses less memory.
2.1.38 (219) Sun, 31 Oct 2010
fixed bugFixes for more login issues.
2.1.37 (218) Sun, 31 Oct 2010
fixed bugFixed login issues.
fixed bugImproved performance in certain areas. If your running Mac OS X 10.6 your documents will be updated to take advantage of these optimizations. The larger your user library the longer it will take to update, be patient.
2.1.36 (215) Tue, 26 Oct 2010
fixed bugUpdated compatibility for status updates.
fixed bugUpdated compatibility allowing the video plays increaser to work again.
new featureProxies are now available in the PRO version for the song plays increaser and video plays increaser.
2.1.35 (213) Fri, 24 Sep 2010
fixed bugFix for the song play increaser not showing all the songs. This was caused by blank data inserted by MySpace, most likely from deleted songs in your playlist.
fixed bugFix for music profiles using the new "beta" profile that would cause the song play increaser to not work.
new featureAdded option to disable persistent logins in the Account preferences. The default is off.
2.1.34 (210) Mon, 20 Sep 2010
fixed bugFix for persistent logins that could cause many errors from MySpace. If you are encountering a lot of connection problems try choosing Logout from the Account menu to force a new login session.
2.1.33 (207) Fri, 17 Sep 2010
new featureNew feature that allows your accounts to stay logged in after you quit Spyder. You will still need to login again after 12 hours though.
fixed bugCompatibility updates for "beta" profiles and more accurate importing of all types of profiles.
fixed bugUpdated the Video Play Increaser to now work with the new MySpace layouts.
2.1.32 (206) Mon, 13 Sep 2010
new featureImprovements to the Song Play Increaser. You can now choose between three different operation modes: Normal (the old behavior), Fast (2x faster than Normal, this mode will still count towards chart rankings, but it doesn't emulate playing the whole song), Faster (just increments your song count). Find out more on the forums.
2.1.31 (205) Thu, 02 Sep 2010
fixed bugCompatibility fix for finding users from someone's comments.
fixed bugFixed problem where your account name and details could be overwritten with one of MySpace's product pages (fake friends). A simple fix is to simply refresh your profile if one of your accounts was affected. The problem was caused by MySpace introducing changes to their product profiles that showed the viewers identifier before the actual pages.
info messageVisit the forums for the latest news on Spyder and Flirt. Build 2 of Flirt was released yesterday.
2.1.30 (202) Wed, 25 Aug 2010
fixed bugCompatibility fix for changes to importing friends from newer style profiles.
2.1.29 (201) Sun, 22 Aug 2010
fixed bugFix for sending event invites.
2.1.28 (199) Wed, 18 Aug 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for login changes on MySpace.
2.1.27 (198) Sun, 08 Aug 2010
fixed bugFixed issue where CAPTCHA Assistant could get stuck if MySpace returned a specific error.
fixed bugFixed fetching of Last Login information for "Beta" music profiles.
fixed bugFixed glitches with Mac OS X 10.5.
info messageFlirt, the new Facebook Friend Adder build 1 is now available to Elite members. You can download it from the main page, or the store page. More information will be available soon, along with a new forum.
2.1.26 (195) Wed, 04 Aug 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for sending messages.
2.1.25 (194) Mon, 02 Aug 2010
fixed bugFriend categories will now show up for profiles that use the new friends list.
fixed bugCompatibility updates for "beta" profiles.
2.1.24 (191) Fri, 23 Jul 2010
fixed bugEvents will now display the event name and not your name.
new featureNow able to detect when a login might need to be re-established after several hours of running.
2.1.23 (189) Mon, 19 Jul 2010
fixed bugCompatibility fixes for recent changes to viewing other people's friends.
2.1.22 (185) Thu, 15 Jul 2010
fixed bugCompatibility fixes for recent changes to MySpace.
2.1.21 (184) Wed, 14 Jul 2010
new featureSupport for new profile versions.
fixed bugWork-around for bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that could cause a crash when sorting a list view.
2.1.20 (182) Fri, 09 Jul 2010
fixed bugCompatibility fixes for changes MySpace made to approving friend requests.
2.1.19 (180) Wed, 07 Jul 2010
new featureA profile's full name is now imported and can be used via variable substitution. The variable is ${NAME-FULL} and will substitute the first name based on some algorithmic magic. A license is required to use this feature.
new featureIt's now possible to clear the sorting for a list view by choosing View > Sort By > Clear. This can be used to work around a bug in Mac OS X 10.6 that can cause a rare crash when sorting is used. Hopefully Apple will fix it soon.
new featureIt's now possible to demo the Song Plays and Video Plays Increasers if you don't have a license or have a standard license.
2.1.18 (177) Thu, 24 Jun 2010
fixed bugImproved robustness of the Song Play Increaser. Some people have profiles containing bad HTML which prevented the correct functioning of increasing song plays. Now in most cases this is worked around.
fixed bugImproved reliability of re-posting bulletins. MySpace will translate certain characters which prevents successfully matching them and deleting the old bulletins before re-posting a new bulletin with the same content. A new matching algorithm will detect this in most cases.
2.1.17 (175) Tue, 22 Jun 2010
fixed bugFixed crashing problem that could happen if you canceled a workflow.
fixed bugFixed problem with the song play increaser where it would get stuck trying to reload a profile if it couldn't find the necessary information to complete a song play.
2.1.16 (169) Mon, 21 Jun 2010
new featureThe Song Play Increaser will now show progress for intermediary steps between hits.
fixed bugIncreased max number of file descriptors that can be used on Mac OS X 10.6 (the method of setting this changed from Mac OS X 10.5).
fixed bugFailed logins are tried two times before an error is displayed. Lately MySpace has been incorrectly showing error messages for successful logins.
2.1.15 (163) Thu, 17 Jun 2010
fixed bugFixed problem where file descriptors could be exhausted after several hours.
fixed bugFixed problem where Spyder Helper would hang around longer than it needed to.
2.1.14 (156) Mon, 14 Jun 2010
fixed bugFixed crashing bug when removing an account from outside of Spyder (usually with Keychain Access).
2.1.13 (154) Fri, 11 Jun 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for importing event invites. If you have an event without an identifier, select it in the list and press the delete key. Then refresh your events.
fixed bugAdditional improvements to the Song Play Increaser that help it from getting stuck on bad connections (especially broken proxies).
fixed bugFixed possible hang when sending friend requests, messages, or comments.
2.1.12 (143) Wed, 02 Jun 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for sending messages.
2.1.11 (139) Sat, 29 May 2010
new featureNew options in the Help menu. Ability to request technical support directly in the application.
new featureImprovements to the Song Play Increaser. Song plays are now performed realistically and they will now show up in your artist dashboard. As a consequence each hit will take much longer to complete than before and each hit includes a profile view automatically. If you have an Elite license and are using proxies it is safer to use a smaller amount of delay. Spyder is the first to feature this unique new technology that will improve your rankings in the charts.
fixed bugLogin issues fixed. It appears that MySpace changed some people's home page to omit the sidebar with alerts on the left part of the page. This could just be a temporary bug with MySpace.
info messageFetch limits are now set at 10,000 by default. You can change this in the Data Storage preferences at the cost of using more RAM for large user libraries.
2.1.10 (136) Tue, 18 May 2010
new featureVideo Plays Increaser support added. Works with all profiles that have videos.
new featureProxy support added for Song and Video Plays Increasers.
new featureNew preference to limit the size of your working data set. See the Data Storage preferences to change this preference.
new featureYour last selected sidebar item will be selected the next time you open a user library.
info messageNew license type 'Elite' available. See the Store and Features pages on the website for more information. ELITE members are also eligible to beta test the Facebook version of Spyder when it's available.
2.1.9 (132) Sun, 09 May 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for importing events and sending event invites.
fixed bugImproved accuracy of importing user details.
2.1.8 (122) Sun, 02 May 2010
fixed bugImproved importing users from comments feature.
2.1.7 (121) Thu, 29 Apr 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update that fixes importing new and top friends from profiles.
2.1.6 (119) Wed, 28 Apr 2010
fixed bugFixed problems with sending friend requests.
fixed bugFixed uncommon login problems.
new featureNew status update options available. You can now update your status and mood, upload a photo, movie, or post a link.
2.1.5 (117) Wed, 07 Apr 2010
fixed bugStatus updates compatibility.
fixed bugFixes for auto-creating a folder of users who you've denied friend requests to.
2.1.4 (116) Mon, 08 Mar 2010
fixed bugFixes for some connections that were getting "stuck".
2.1.3 (114) Tue, 02 Mar 2010
new featureEnhancement that allows invalid users to be automatically deleted when detected during an automatic update of user profiles. You can turn this off in the General section of the preferences.
2.1.2 (112) Sun, 14 Feb 2010
new featureNew feature allowing you to automatically skip connections that get stuck due to errors. A lot of friend requests to China get stuck (probably due to the Great Firewall of China), this will help you skip those problem connections. You can disable or change the number of retries in the Network preferences.
2.1.1 (110) Fri, 05 Feb 2010
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to searching.
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to viewing friends.
fixed bugFriend categories names are now updated when you change them on MySpace.
new featureEvent invites are now supported (through the MySpace calendar).
2.1 (104) Sun, 24 Jan 2010
new featureSupport for friend categories. You can now create, and edit your friend categories. This is useful for organizational purposes as well as sending event invites. Now that MySpace uses Social Plan to manage their events there are some limitations in place that affect the arbitrary inviting of users. Social Plan knows about your friend categories and can mass send an event invite to any of your categories.
new featureSupport for groups. You must know the groupID in order to import it, simply copy/paste a valid link to a MySpace group to accomplish this.
new featureAbility to import users that sent comments to you or other users.
new featureNew feature allowing you to update your status.
new featureAbility to rate users. Look for the Rating column in the list view if you have upgraded your license.
new featurePerformance improvements in several areas.
fixed bugFixed problems with messages not being correlated with the users that sent them.
fixed bugFixed issues with duplicate messages being sent to users in certain rate situations.
info messageIf you are using Mac OS X 10.6 your user library will automatically be updated to support the new features. It may take an extra minute to open. If you are using Mac OS X 10.5 your existing user libraries won't be able to support groups or friend categories until they are updated. You can update them by opening them with Spyder 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6, they will still work on Mac OS X 10.5. Any new user libraries you create will be able to support all the new features.
2.0.66 (102) Mon, 14 Dec 2009
fixed bugFixed importing friends of people that have Chinese profiles.
2.0.65 (101) Wed, 25 Nov 2009
fixed bugFixes for unsupported browser types causing login failures. Now only the available set of browsers can be choosen in the Network preferences.
2.0.64 (99) Mon, 16 Nov 2009
new featureMore fields to choose from when exporting data to different formats.
new featureNew feature to approve or deny all your friend requests without having to import them first. To use this feature select which account you are going to use then choose "Approve All Friend Requests" or "Deny All Friend Requests" from the Action menu.
2.0.63 (98) Mon, 02 Nov 2009
fixed bugFix for importing friend requests when you have more than a 1,000 pages to import.
2.0.62 (96) Sat, 24 Oct 2009
fixed bugFormatting fixes for sending messages. When you send a message without any HTML tags break tags will be added for the newlines. MySpace will still compress multiple new lines into one newline though. If you need specific formatting for comments continue to use HTML which is automatically stripped when sending comments to people that don't accept HTML comments.
2.0.61 (95) Wed, 21 Oct 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update to recognize when messages are sent.
2.0.60 (93) Tue, 20 Oct 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update to support the reCAPTCHA system when sending friend requests or comments.
2.0.59 (91) Thu, 15 Oct 2009
fixed bugFix for changes by Social Plan that afffected the correct name and date showing up when importing Events.
2.0.58 (90) Tue, 13 Oct 2009
fixed bugWork around problem causing users to not be associated with the messages they sent.
2.0.57 (89) Fri, 09 Oct 2009
fixed bugWork around for when MySpace asks you to create a mail account with a myspace.com e-mail address when sending messages or checking your messages.
new featurePerformance enhancements when synchronizing friend requests and messages.
2.0.56 (87) Wed, 30 Sep 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update affecting the sending of event invites.
2.0.55 (86) Mon, 28 Sep 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update affecting the confirmation of messages sent. Your messages were being sent before, but due to changes on MySpace it wasn't confirmed if they were sent or not.
fixed bugSent messages aren't synchronized if you have that option disabled in the Account preferences.
2.0.54 (84) Wed, 23 Sep 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update affecting the approval of friend requests.
fixed bugWork-around problems in broken MySpace pages affecting the import of sent friend requests. It appears that the paging links are no longer visible when looking at sent friend requests with a web browser. Fortunately Spyder can work-around this.
fixed bugWork-around problems in broken MySpace pages affecting the import of friend requests. The same problem that affects sent friend requests has now infected the paging of friend requests. Perhaps MySpace needs to hire some quality control.
new featureNew feature allowing you to only show the short part of an account in the sidebar and elsewhere.
2.0.53 (80) Thu, 10 Sep 2009
fixed bugWork-around problems in managing accounts on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) due to changes in the Keychain Services Framework.
2.0.52 (78) Sun, 30 Aug 2009
fixed bugStability fixes for some users.
2.0.51 (77) Fri, 28 Aug 2009
fixed bugFixed crashing problem at startup on PPC.
2.0.50 (76) Thu, 27 Aug 2009
fixed bugFixed issue where browsing would return a bad URL if you entered a postal code with a space character.
2.0.49 (75) Mon, 24 Aug 2009
new featureVerified compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, and it's quite a bit faster under Snow Leopard.
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to viewing people's pictures.
fixed bugFix for importing profiles that contained the string 'error' in their custom URL.
2.0.48 (74) Fri, 21 Aug 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to browsing people.
2.0.47 (73) Sun, 16 Aug 2009
fixed bugWorked around problem that would sometimes cause login to fail when "No More CAPTCHAs" was enabled.
fixed bugFixed dates for messages in certain locales.
2.0.46 (72) Mon, 10 Aug 2009
fixed bugFixed problem where duplicate friend requests would show up in the Sent Friend Requests if you imported them more than once. You can delete duplicates by selected them and pressing the delete key.
fixed bugCompatibility update when sending comments to people that don't allow HTML comments.
fixed bugCompatibility update for sending event invites.
2.0.45 (71) Sun, 09 Aug 2009
fixed bugFix for login failures due to broken XQuery framework supplied by Apple in the Mac OS X 10.5.8 update.
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to sending and receiving messages.
fixed bugCompatibility update for recent MySpace changes to receiving friend requests.
2.0.44 (70) Thu, 06 Aug 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update with changes to searching music users.
fixed bugFixes for uncaught exceptions during searches.
info messageIt appears that MySpace has made some recent changes that cause people's accounts to be "blocked" unnecessarily. This appears to be caused by some glitchiness with MySpace's recent changes.

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2.0.43 (69) Thu, 30 Jul 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update with changes to sending friend requests.
fixed bugCompatibility update with changes to sending comments.
2.0.42 (67) Wed, 22 Jul 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update to retreive genre info from a music profile.
fixed bugCompatibility update to retreive details information from version 2 profiles.
2.0.41 (66) Wed, 15 Jul 2009
fixed bugFixed issues with importing some users. With the new MySpace method of looking at user profiles [http://www.myspace.com/###] the ### could either be a text string of the users choosing or their identifier. As it turns out someone could choose any number of their choosing that overlaps with someone's identifier causing the wrong user profile to show up when you click on the GoTo button in the user list view.
new featureCompatibility updates for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).
2.0.40 (65) Fri, 03 Jul 2009
fixed bugFixed menu items for creating new folders in the contextual menu for the sent friend requests view.
new featureAdded new menu item to the sent friend requets view contextual menu to remove sent friend requests users from the Black List.
info messageThe default delay for sending friend requests, comments, and messages has been changed to 0.5 seconds (from no delay). It appears MySpace has made some changes that may automatically mark sent friend requests and messages as spam if they are sent too quickly.
2.0.39 (64) Mon, 22 Jun 2009
fixed bugImproved compatibility when browsing users photos. Now all the photos from all albums will be downloaded.
2.0.38 (63) Sat, 20 Jun 2009
fixed bugUpdated the Browse search method to work around bugs in MySpace's implementation.
2.0.37 (62) Tue, 16 Jun 2009
fixed bugFixed problem that wouldn't allow you to upload an image if you dragged the image to the sheet.
new featureSheets for most actions are now presented before login.
2.0.36 (59) Sun, 07 Jun 2009
fixed bugCompatibility fix with MySpace and event invites.
fixed bugBug fixes in Mac OS X 10.5.7 have allowed the "Save" and "Save As..." menu items to be re-enabled.
2.0.35 (58) Sun, 24 May 2009
new featureImproved performance when sending friend requests. Users won't be added to the Black List until after the action has completed or been canceled.
fixed bugWork-around bugs in Mac OS X that would cause hangs.
fixed bugSearching with Google should be more accurate.
2.0.34 (56) Fri, 22 May 2009
fixed bugImproved handling of error conditions from MySpace when sending event invites.
fixed bugImproved handling of profiles that contain custom malformed HTML/CSS code.
fixed bugFixed display of error messages from CAPTCHA Assist.
2.0.33 (55) Tue, 19 May 2009
fixed bugFixed sorting bulletins by Repeat Interval.
fixed bugFixed rare problems with sending friend requests.
2.0.32 (54) Wed, 06 May 2009
fixed bugCompatibility fix for importing and sending event invites.
fixed bugCosmetic fix for the Song Play Increaser window when the list of songs exceeded 6, now the last column won't be partially obscurred by the scrollbar.
new featureNew Sidebar options for controlling how folders are sorted and displayed in the Sidebar.
2.0.31 (53) Mon, 04 May 2009
fixed bugCompatibility fix for searching for music profiles.
2.0.30 (52) Fri, 01 May 2009
fixed bugCompatibility fix for importing your events and sending event invites.
new featureYou can now drag users from the messages, sent messages, and send comments list view.
2.0.29 (51) Fri, 24 Apr 2009
fixed bugFixes for "No More CAPTCHAs" support if you have a 64-bit computer.
2.0.28 (48) Wed, 22 Apr 2009
new featureNew feature that allows you to skip CAPTCHAs when sending friend requests, comments, or messages. MySpace required CAPTCHAs however will not be skipped.
2.0.27 (46) Mon, 20 Apr 2009
fixed bugWork-around fix for some issues with KVC and KVO in Apple's frameworks that could cause stuck connections. This doesn't mean that if you have stuck connections this was the problem. It's still the case that 99% of stuck connections are a network issue, usually related to how intensely you are using your bandwidth.
2.0.25 (44) Fri, 10 Apr 2009
new featureSupport for MySpace's new "No More CAPTCHAs" feature. If you don't plan on using "No More CAPTCHAs" you can disable the new login methods in the Advanced section of Spyder's preferences, or leave it on.
fixed bugFix for importing friend requests from profiles that have been deleted.
fixed bugFix for hang issues when sending friend requests, comments, and messages.
fixed bugFix for editing smart folders when the country predicate was used.
2.0.24 (43) Wed, 01 Apr 2009
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to the way user profiles are shown in your Inbox and Sent Messages box.
2.0.23 (42) Tue, 31 Mar 2009
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to searching and browsing for users.
new featureNew option to control image previews available in the Data Storage preferences.
2.0.22 (41) Tue, 24 Mar 2009
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to login and version 2 home pages.
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to retrieving friend requests, and sent friend requests.
2.0.21 (39) Mon, 23 Mar 2009
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to login.
fixed bugFix for recent MySpace changes to retrieving and replying to messages.
2.0.20 (37) Thu, 05 Mar 2009
fixed bugFixed problem where sending duplicate messages could occur even if the option to stop this was enabled. Note, that in order for duplicate messages to be blocked Spyder needs to know what messages you've sent. Now when you have the option to block duplicate messages selected when sending messages Spyder will automatically pull your sent messages.
fixed bugFixed problem where a hang could occur when canceling a workflow in progress.
new featureNew options for controlling which parts of an account are refreshed when you perform synchronization. You can find these options in the Accounts Preferences under Advanced.
new featureAdded two new Pro only features, you can now download someones new friends only, or their top friends only. This is useful if you are only interested in locating users that are likely active. You can initiate these actions by selecting a user and choosing the corresponding action from the Action menu.
new featureImprovements to Smart Folders. The country predicate now has a popup button with all available countries you can filter by. Previously you were required to enter the 2 digit country code. There is a new predicate "friends with" that allows you to tie filtering to people that are friends with a specific user. Enter their identifier in the text field.
2.0.19 (36) Tue, 24 Feb 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update for MySpace changes that affected retrieval of messages, and sent messages. This is related to the new V2 messaging system MySpace has changed to.
fixed bugCompatibility update for MySpace changes that affected the music search. Currently you can only use the music search if you also specify keywords. Apparently a generic browse no longer works, although the MySpace error message seems to indicate that the browse functionality will return soon.
fixed bugFixed problem with adding users to folders from the user pane contextual menu.
2.0.18 (35) Mon, 23 Feb 2009
fixed bugCompatibility update for MySpace changes that affected the song play increaser.
2.0.17 (34) Mon, 23 Feb 2009
fixed bugFix for allowing messages to be deleted when using the new V2 message system on MySpace.
fixed bugCompatibility fix for users that login in regions that MySpace requires a language setting to be set.
new featureNew Sidebar preference that restricts search results to contain only Strangers. The default behavior is to have this option enabled.
2.0.16 (32) Wed, 18 Feb 2009
fixed bugCompatibility fix for recent myspace changes to sending messages.
new featureStuck retry interval extended to 5 minutes. This may improve connectivity for users on slow networks.
new featureNew option to automatically refresh sent messages after sending messages. You can enable this option per account in the Account preferences pane under Advanced.
2.0.15 (31) Tue, 17 Feb 2009
fixed bugFixed problem that caused sending event invites to be disabled incorrectly.
2.0.14 (29) Wed, 11 Feb 2009
fixed bugWork-around crashing bug in Mac OS X.
2.0.13 (26) Sun, 08 Feb 2009
fixed bugFixes for crashing problems at startup. If the problem isn't fixed for you, make sure you send the crash report in e-mail!
2.0.12 (23) Sat, 07 Feb 2009
new featureNew activity panel for viewing real-time statistics of CAPTCHA Assist. Choose CAPTCHA Assist Activity from the Window menu.
new featureIncreased the maximum delay to 900 seconds in the Song Play Increaser window.
fixed bugImproved handling of CAPTCHA Assist connections.
fixed bugCompatibility update with recent MySpace changes to importing messages.
2.0.11 (20) Wed, 04 Feb 2009
new featureCAPTCHA Assist (CAPTCHA bypass) is now available, it allows you to use a 3rd party service to enter CAPTCHAs for you.
new featureWhen you have no open documents and launch or activate Spyder a window will now open allowing you to open recent documents or create a new document.
fixed bugFixed issue where entering a last name or e-mail for a friend request would still not allow you to send the friend request.
fixed bugFixed problem where some people couldn't login after entering the login CAPTCHA.
fixed bugImprovements to catch uncaught exceptions that would cause Spyder to crash otherwise.
2.0.10 (19) Fri, 23 Jan 2009
new featureImproved performance when importing users from a browse.
new featureTruncate selection feature added (you can find it from the main menu: View > Selection > Modify > Truncate...)
new featureAdded option to Sidebar preferences to supress creation of "Skipped..." folders.
info messageThere is a known issue in Mac OS X 10.5 with hangs occurring during a save ( rdar://problem/5705356 ). Apple is aware of the issue and is taking the matter seriously, hopefully 10.5.7 will have a fix for this. Unfortunately they've informed me that there is no known work around I could implement. From my experience trying to work through this issue I've discovered that you may improve your chances of not running into this issue if you avoid manually saving the document. Spyder will automatically save periodically and when you close a document or quit the application anyways.
fixed bugFixed bulletin editing. The correct bulletin will now come up for editing instead of the last one in the list.
fixed bugHopefully dates will now show up in messages for users in different locales other than the US.
fixed bugFixed random crashing bug when entering CAPTCHAs.
2.0.9 (18) Thu, 15 Jan 2009
new featureNew predicates are available when making or editing smart folders.
fixed bugMore improvements to memory usage under heavy load.
fixed bugSorting and filtering by country name will now work as expected.
2.0.8 (17) Fri, 09 Jan 2009
new featureYou can now send friend requests to people in China.
fixed bugCompatibility fix for browsing users and recent MySpace changes.
fixed bugCompatibility fix for version 1 profiles and recent MySpace changes.
2.0.7 (16) Wed, 07 Jan 2009
new featureImprovements in the way the main menu Action menu items are enabled. Should be less confusing for most people.
new featureNew additions to smart folder predicates. You can now filter based on if a user has a preview picture and if the user is or isn't in the black list folder.
new featureImproved handling of CAPTCHAs when sending friend requests over multiple connections. Essentially you should see fewer CAPTCHAs depending on how many simulataneous connections you allow.
new featureNow allow increasing profile views without also increasing song plays in the Song Play Increaser window.
fixed bugImporting and sending event invites now work with recent MySpace changes.
fixed bugVarious fixes affecting stability.
fixed bugPossible fix for login issues if you are in a multi-language locale (parts of Switzerland, Belgium, etc). Although I'm not it one of these regions so I'm not able to test it... Hopefully this will fix locale settings for anyone having trouble with dates not being imported also.
2.0.6 (14) Wed, 31 Dec 2008
fixed bugImproved memory usage and performance when importing large amounts of data. Completely re-wrote the underlying network connection layer in Spyder to avoid using NSURLConnection which was the cause of many memory leaks and crashes.
fixed bugUpdated browsing to work with recent MySpace changes.
fixed bugFixed crasher that would happen when dragging users from the user pane when Friend Requests was selected in the sidebar.
fixed bugFixed anomlous behavior at startup when Spyder wasn't the front most active application.
2.0.5 (13) Thu, 18 Dec 2008
info messageThere is a known bug in Mac OS X that leaks memory when many NSURLConnection objects are used simultaneously. The problem is being worked on and I hope to have a solution soon. You will experience this issue if you are importing a lot of user profiles, usually the process will crash due to running out of memory at some later point. You can some what reduce the possibility of a crash by only importing a few user profiles at a time, and by reducing your maximum number of connections. (rdar://problem/6455535 and rdar://problem/6452901)
fixed bugWorked-around Mac OS X bug that would sometimes cause a crash when Spyder first launches.
fixed bugMySpace changed how their friend requesting code works and Spyder has been updated to be compatible with it.
fixed bugMySpace rolled back their new event invitations code to the older method, thus Spyder has reverted to using the older code as well.
fixed bugFixed bug that caused hang when deleting friend requests.
2.0.4 (11) Mon, 15 Dec 2008
new featureImprovements to memory usage when importing user profiles. If you continue to have problems with this try lowering the maximum number of connections in the Network preferences. The more simultaneous connections you allow the more memory that is required to be held before it is written to the database file.
fixed bugMySpace has recently updated their login procedure to now (finally) login using encryption. It seems that sometimes their server certificate isn't in the root certificate authority and this could cause an error during login "bad server certificate". This has now been fixed so that it doesn't care and login continues as usual.
fixed bugFixed bug that could cause a hang when deleting messages.
2.0.3 (10) Thu, 11 Dec 2008
new featureSignificant performance improvement when importing a lot of users. You'll notice that users now update in batches of one hundred instead of each individually.
new featureSignificant performance and memory improvements for large documents.
new featureNew Pro only feature: now you can delete your friends on MySpace. Choose "Delete Friends" from the "Action" menu.
fixed bugFixed a problem that could sometimes cause sending comments to fail if you had the "Avoid sending duplicate comments" checked.
fixed bugImporting your events works again, and so will sending event invites. MySpace recently changed how their events work and now it appears you can only send event invites to your friends.
2.0.2 (9) Wed, 10 Dec 2008
fixed bugSending and replying to messages works again. Overnight MySpace changed their message code to include an additional submit button, I think something to do with attaching a video in a message and this was causing the problem.
fixed bugFriend requests work again.
new featureThe "Strangers" sidebar item is now a global special item (just like the "Black List"). This should clear up any confusion it had earlier with sending friend requests. "Strangers" is now the inverse of the "Black List" which means when you are working in "Strangers" you should always be able to send friend requests.
fixed bugFixed some instances where a previously opened document wouldn't open at startup (if you had that option enabled).
fixed bugFixed some cases where the application would get stuck on errors from MySpace.
2.0.1 (6) Sun, 07 Dec 2008
new featureAdded option to allow Spyder to open the last used documents on startup.
new featureNew preferences "Data Storage" which allow you to control how much data you are storing in your files.
new featureAdded an option to perform a partial upgrade of an older Spyder 1.4 user library. A partial upgrade will copy over only user's identifiers and the custom folders you had them in. Once you have them in a 2.0 format database you can then refresh their details from MySpace directory. It may be necessary to use this option if you are running out of memory when trying to do a full upgrade of a previous user library.
new featureWindow locations, and list views column widths and sort orders are now saved.
new featureAn alert will be displayed if you are trying to send friend requests to users that are all in the "Black List" sidebar item.
new featureImproved the "Strangers" per-account sidebar item. Now only users you can send friend requests are listed wich means the "Strangers" sidebar item will now only show users you aren't friends with, haven't sent a friend request to, and aren't in the "Black List" sidebar item.
fixed bugFixed incompatibility when people with over 999 pages of friends would cause only the first page to be downloaded.
info messageThe "Black List" sidebar item contains users that are friends with any of your accounts, that any of your accounts have sent friends request to, any of your accounts have received friend requests from, or that you've manually added.
info messageUsing Little Snitch and Spyder will cause Little Snitch to crash and Spyder to hang indefinitely. This is a problem with Little Snitch not Spyder. The only known work-around is to uninstall Little Snitch.
2.0 (1) Mon, 01 Dec 2008
info messagePurchases made after September 1, 2008 will be upgraded for free. If you have your existing license information entered you should be upgraded automatically without having to do anything. Otherwise you can find your activation code by following the "Lost License" link at the bottom of the website. All Premium licenses (now Pro licenses) purchased before December 1, 2008 also include Lifetime Upgrades and will be upgraded automatically as well.
new featureImproved user interface navigation. To view other users friends (assuming you have them downloaded), double-click the user in either the list or icon views. Use the back and forward arrows to navigate the relationship history.
new featureEvent invites are now supported. Before you can send event invites you must load them either by synchronizing or selecting the appropriate action. To send event invites select some users and then either choose the appropriate action or control-click to bring up the contextual menu.
new featureSidebar improved to allow smart folders, automatic tracking folders and now lists all known accounts. Also included is the Black List special smart folder which automatically excludes users from being sent friend requests.
new featureBulletins now support start and stop times, and an option in the preferences controls whether old bulletins are deleted before new ones (with the same subject) are posted.
new featureTracking of friend requests, messages and comments sent can now be reset.
new featureUser photos are now downloaded and viewable, simply select Photos in the user pane. It is now possible to upload a photo of your own also.
new featureActivity view is now integrated into the main window.
new featureAudible alerts are now available for received CAPTCHAs and new messages. More will be implemented in future releases.