HexIcmp version history
Corrected the license check so that it retains the license information
in the case of a hexVeErrUnlicensedProcessors error.
Changed the threading model to "Both" to make usage from .NET
more flexible. The component can now work in both single-threaded
apartments and multi-threaded apartments.
If you are upgrading to this version, you will need to re-register the
DLL by running the installation program or using RegSvr32. Windows 95
users will need to have Internet Explorer 4 or later installed for the
DCOM update it provides. You do not have to make any changes to your code.
Removed the 8192-byte cap on the receive buffer, allowing HexIcmp to
receive ICMP replies up to 65535 bytes in length.
Fixed buffer overread when checking short, invalid runtime keys. This
problem showed up only occasionally for users of languages that require
direct use of IClassFactory2 (i.e., C++, Delphi).
Improved license-checking code in several ways. The most visible
consequence is that the component will pick up license file changes
without requiring an IIS restart.
Added an anti-abuse
clause to the license agreement.
Improved runtime key handling. Now VB programs can be compiled with
early binding during the evaluation period. (Before, VB would generate a
"Permission denied" error. The workaround was to use late
binding during evaluation.) After obtaining a license file, you will
need to recompile VB programs in the presence of the license file so VB
can embed a permanent runtime key (thereby allowing distribution without
the license file).
Fixed a problem that caused some license files to be incorrectly
rejected as corrupt. Does not affect any current licensees.
- Fixed a bug in the new expiration mechanism that prevented use of the runtime key.
- Modified the way the evaluation expiration works. You can now create an instance of the
component after expiration, but all methods will fail, and the Error property will be set to the
relevant license error. This reduces confusion when the evaluation expires and makes it
easier to diagnose license file problems.
- Changed the name of the LicensedCpus property to LicensedProcessors to
- Added license-related error codes for the Error
1.0 beta 2 1998-08-18
1.0 beta 1 1998-07-22