Project Release Information
This release added an option to password-protect PAC at startup and when restoring from tray (optionally). A check was added to ensure that the user does not accidentally start many connections at once by drag and dropping groups. A bug that prevented <Ctrl><Shift><v> from correctly pasting text was fixed (it appended "^M" at the end). A bug with passwords containing non-alphanumeric characters and RDP connections was fixed. The <Ctrl><left/right> keyboard shortcut for changing between tabs was removed as it conflicted with SSH functionality. The four Gnome2::Vte libraries were removed.
This release adds an option under "Preferences" to check for new PAC versions on demand (clicking a button). It adds <Ctrl><left/right> to switch between TABs. It fixes a bug that prevented PAC from entering '#' (hash) starting passwords in RDP (rdesktop) connections. It fixes a minor bug that prevented saving the forwarded port for SSH connections under some circumstances.
This release adds statistics to show the number of times a connection has been made, the last time it was connected, etc., adds a "Local Shell" option for the "New connection" right-click submenus, makes a little modification to the string appearing at the start/stop of any execution (for a shorter/cleaner string), fixes a bug which, under some weird circumstances, could make PAC go to 100% CPU usage, fixes a bug which prevented pasting with mouse-middle-click if the selection was outside PAC's terminals, and makes minor icon changes and ultra-minor code changes.
This release adds an option to send keystrokes slowly (every X-configured milliseconds), fixes a bug which prevented a "Local Shell" from being started, and fixes a bug which prevented a new connection from being launched from the Tray Icon.
Big changes were made to the code in order to use Gtk2::UIManager and Gtk2::ActionGroup and for future integration of (popup) menus. A Ctrl-D shortcut was providing for cloning connections. The "Rename connection" GUI now allows you to change both NAME and TAB/Window TITLE at the same time. A bug that made some connections fail if the TITLE string was not in plain English was fixed. A bug that allowed insertion of connections/groups before the "AVAILABLE CONNECTIONS" node was fixed. The "AVAILABLE CONNECTIONS" row can no longer be renamed by pressing "F2".
PAC provides a GUI to configure SSH and Telnet connections, including usernames, passwords, EXPECT regular expressions, and macros. It is similar in function to SecureCRT or Putty. It is intended for people who connect to many servers through SSH. It can automate logins and command executions.