John’s Background Switcher 4.16 Release Notes

Version 4.16 of John’s Background Switcher for Windows contains a few fixes and one big change – it now uses Microsoft .NET 4.5 instead of .NET 2.0 which means a whole bunch of bug fixes for free with the down side that you need to be running Windows Vista or above to use JBS going forwards.

Features and Changes:

12869: Update JBS to use the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

CHANGED: After over a decade of being built on Microsoft .NET 2.0 JBS has now moved with the times and is now built on .NET 4.5. What does this mean? It means new installs take less time (since Windows 8 and above include .NET 4.5 but had to install an older version when you installed JBS), some long standing bugs JBS had to workaround are no longer problems, it means JBS should be more stable and can have some cool new performance improvements added in the future. On the down side it means JBS no longer supports older versions of Windows than Vista. Bye bye Windows XP, it’s been fun!

12808: Pick up the date from RSS feeds

FEATURE: JBS now attempts to use the publication date as the photo date when handing MediaRSS photo feeds. Basically, if you show photo information you’ll now see the date too for RSS photos if it’s available.

Bug Fixes:

12897: 500px integration is broken due to TLS/SSL changes made to 500px

FIXED: 500px disabled the old, insecure TLS1 encryption protocol which broke JBS integration. This has now been corrected.

12826: Crash when authenticating with Dropbox and your web connection drops out

FIXED: This edge case has now been fixed – but you still need to sort that dodgy network connection out!

12871: The popup notifier window often shows cut off text

FIXED: Now you can see popup errors in all their glory!

12799: The calendar appears tiny on high DPI displays

FIXED: Now the calendar scales correctly with the display DPI and doesn’t require a magnifying glass to see.