Power Manager

The latest version of Power Manager is v5.4.3.

Changes in v5.4.3

  • Bug Fixed bug affecting long running events.
  • Bug Fixed missing Connection Disrupted localisation.

Changes in v5.4.2

  • Change Updated predefined Time Machine action to use tmutil.
  • Change Created a Display category for conditions in the event editor.
  • Bug Fixed bug that could cause inconsistent category groups in the event editor.

Changes in v5.4.1

  • API Fixed misapplied length limits.

Changes in v5.4.0

  • New Added Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) support for Audio API and user session time elements.
  • Change Updated table buttons in editor to use textual labels.
  • Change Removed field editor for notification contexts.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Change Updated UpdateCore library.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.
  • Bug Fixed event scoped notification actions not broadcasting consistently.
  • API Enforcing maximum string and array lengths of 1024, where previously limited by memory (API hardening).
  • API Inline scripts limited to 64 KiB (API hardening).
  • API additional environment changed from dictionary to environment variables structure (API hardening).
  • API context changed from dictionary to notification context structure (API hardening).
  • API Notification trigger changed to accept context when subset of notification, instead of exact match.
  • API Increased length limits of name and organisation in licence.
  • API Removed deprecated Client computer name, SSL allowances, and SSL levels.
  • API Deprecated process scheduling priority, file creation mode mask, throttle disk reads and resource limits in external.

Changes in v5.3.0

  • New Added support for the default audio input device.
  • Change Added a connection disrupted warning to aid debugging of content and network blockers.
  • Change Pre-fill lock login with user name.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.
  • Bug Fixed flickering interface when attempting to connect; now updates on connection, instead of connecting.
  • API Removed legacy framework headers.

Changes in v5.2.0

  • New Added Schedule Assistant to set audio volume on graphical user log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to set audio volume on log out.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to limit maximum audio volume.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to limit maximum audio volume between set times, on set days of the week.
  • New Added audio device mute trigger.
  • New Added audio device mute condition.
  • New Added audio device mute action.
  • New Added audio device volume trigger.
  • New Added audio device volume condition.
  • New Added audio device volume action.
  • API Added Audio API for audio settings; allows control without an active user session.
  • Change Improved event summaries, mentioning conditions and on demand behaviour.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.
  • Bug Corrected menu item 'License Options' to 'Licence Options'; UK verb/noun difference.
  • Bug Fixed two small memory leaks.

Changes in v5.1.1

  • Change Adjusted Scheduler's install button layout.
  • Change Updated Internet Access Policy documentation.
  • Info Network blockers are confirmed as causing problems; please disable blocking or permit local network access.
  • Bug Fixed pending event Adjust window not appearing.
  • Bug Fixed sheet window closing bug affecting macOS 10.12.
  • Bug Mitigated installation bug affecting macOS 10.12.

Changes in v5.1.0

  • New Added user session time trigger; triggers after a user has been logged in for a specific duration.
  • New Added support for filtering log in triggers by graphical or terminal session type.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool during a user session.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to launch an application during a user session.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to log out during a user session; designed for kiosks and public computers.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with application during a user session.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to run a script during a user session.
  • Change Log-in trigger defaults to graphical sessions and when pmuser becomes available.
  • Change Deprecated external assistant trigger; use log-in trigger.
  • API Changed term 'Mac OS X' to 'macOS' in API documentation.
  • API Removed mentions of legacy versions of macOS from API documentation.

Changes in v5.0.2

  • New Added Restart Scheduler alternative menu item.
  • Change Added lock image to restricted menu items when the Scheduler is locked.
  • Bug Fixed erroneous install Scheduler prompt after failed local authentication.
  • Bug Status menu bar reconnects after failed local authentication.

Changes in v5.0.1

  • Bug Fixed bug that caused some licences not to be accepted.

Changes in v5.0.0

  • New Sandboxed Power Manager application.
  • New Sandboxed Power Manager Notifications application.
  • New pmctl available for macOS, Linux, and Windows; see https://dssw.co.uk/powermanager/pmctl
  • New Added Notification Centre widget, Power Manager Schedule.
  • New Added support for Dark Mode.
  • New Added application support for complex Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM).
  • New Added default management.profile to customise PAM service.
  • New Expanded Internet Research Assistant support to document network connections.
  • New Provide a localhost only TCP/IP service for clients.
  • New Pin credentials stored in Keychain to connection certificate.
  • New Help menu search updated to include web site results.
  • New Notarised for Gatekeeper by Apple.
  • Change Default to localhost TCP/IP service for PowerManager.framework connections.
  • Change Power Manager.app must now be placed in /Applications.
  • Change Renamed pmd and pmuser with uk.co.dssw.powermanager. prefix for unambiguous identification.
  • Change Moved to X.509 certificates for licences and licensing; see https://miln.eu/indie
  • Change Moved uk.co.dssw.powermanager.pmd daemon into Power Manager.app bundle.
  • Change Moved uk.co.dssw.powermanager.pmuser daemon into Power Manager.app bundle.
  • Change Moved notify agent into Power Manager.app bundle.
  • Change Migrated user name, log in, and log out tracking to lower level implementation.
  • Change Migrated Bonjour/Zero-Conf to DNS Service Discovery implementation.
  • Change Migrated to UpdateKit for sandboxed updating; removed Sparkle framework; see https://miln.eu/indie
  • Change Migrated to checking admin group membership for limiting automatic update checks.
  • Change Modernised Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) support.
  • Change Modernised launchd job tickets.
  • Change Modernised signal handling.
  • Change Enabled runtime hardening to protect signed code.
  • Change Enabled library validation to ensure linking against signed code.
  • Change Migrated to internal tool and removed dependency on local openssl binary.
  • Change Replaced Provide Feedback in application menu with Contact Support in help menu.
  • Change Renamed LaunchDaemon uk.co.dssw.pmd to uk.co.dssw.powermanager.pmd to match executable.
  • Change Updated documentation; consolidated guides and rewrote API reference.
  • Change Updated application icon.
  • Change Removed Automator actions; see scripting guide for replacements.
  • Change Removed embedded PDF documentation; see https://dssw.co.uk/powermanager/guide
  • Change Removed support for macOS 10.10 and 10.11; see https://dssw.co.uk/powermanager/legacy
  • Change Removed LetsMove library.
  • Change Removed FeedbackReporter library.
  • Change Removed Growl notifications support.
  • Change Removed need for files in Application Support folder.
  • Change Removed support for UNIX domain socket connections; TCP/IP only.
  • Change Removed legacy support for group check via remotemanagement.groups; use pam_group.
  • Change Removed need for persistent /Library/LaunchAgents files; created on-demand by pmd.
  • Change Removed need for persistent /etc/pam.d file; created on-demand by pmd.
  • API Added support for connections with limited-rights before authentication; allows read-only connections.
  • API Added support for mid-flight connection authentication.
  • API Added authenticate command to connection class in AppleScript.
  • API Added authenticated property to connection class in AppleScript.
  • API Improved AppleScript errors. Passing back API response error codes with description.
  • API Removed support for Apple AuthenticationRef authentication and authorisation; sandboxing limitation.
  • API client.computername is deprecated; use client.localhostname.
  • API client.localhostname returns full host name.
  • API legal.license requires PEM encoded licence certificate instead of textual licence components.
  • API Renamed parameter at to moment within sun observation, trigger sun, and trigger await sun in AppleScript.
  • API Renamed default connection to local connection in AppleScript.
  • Bug Fixed potential crash when authentication passed malformed values.
  • Bug Fixed alert when installation failed without a log file.
  • Bug Improved automatic reconnection when server disconnects.

Changes in v4.6.5

  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms framework.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Change Updated LetsMove library.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.
  • Bug Fixed immediate removal of temporary file.
  • API Deprecated launch behaviour untrusted.
  • API Deprecated process entry process information.
  • API Deprecated SSL/TLS protocols SSLv2 and SSLv3.

Changes in v4.6.4

  • New Added more battery level options.
  • Change Raised maximum time durations in editor from 24 hours to 365 days.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.
  • Bug Fixed start-up/uptime condition; previously inverted.

Changes in v4.6.3

  • Bug Fixed dragging of components in event editor affecting macOS 10.13.

Changes in v4.6.2

  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document on-demand.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document once.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document daily.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document after inactivity.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document on log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with specific application on-demand.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with specific application once.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with specific application daily.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with specific application after inactivity.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to open document with specific application on log in.
  • New Added warning to summary for events using deprecated Schedule Assistant tasks.
  • New Added New Empty Event menu item.
  • New Added Edit Event/Edit Event Editor menu items.
  • New Added Internet Research Assistant documentation.
  • Change Core installer recovers from persistently unloaded launchd jobs.
  • Change Deprecated movie playing Schedule Assistant tasks; macOS 10.13 QuickTime Player sandboxing.
  • Change Removed Schedule Assistant for creating an empty event.
  • Change Removed pmd and pmuser dependences on legacy Carbon framework.
  • Change Updated appearance of Quick Schedule menu.
  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms framework.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Change Updated LetsMove library.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Continued modernisation of code.

Changes in v4.6.1

  • New Added running and not-running example conditions to event editor.
  • Change Refactored update checking in notification application.
  • Change Updated administrator guide for Unified Logging.
  • Change Removed support for macOS 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9; see https://dssw.co.uk/powermanager/legacy/
  • Bug Fixed hardware power scheduling bug affecting macOS 10.12.4.
  • Bug Fixed post-adjustment double event listing affecting macOS 10.12.4.

Changes in v4.6.0

  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool on-demand.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool once.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool daily.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool after inactivity.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool before sleep.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to execute a command line tool after power on or wake.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant to run a script after power on or wake up.
  • New Added dark mode support to status menu bar.
  • New Added delay by 60 minutes to status menu bar.
  • New Added advance counterparts for delays to status menu bar; press Control key to reveal.
  • New Added sun trigger artwork.
  • New Added executable action artwork.
  • New Added argument suggestions for absolute path, UUID, and volume UUIDs.
  • New Added handler for applying licence via URL.
  • Change Disabled fading of status menu bar icon for distant triggers.
  • Change Modernised how artwork is determined for an event.
  • Change Modernised notifier code.
  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms library.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Change Updated LetsMove library.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Updated documentation to refer to macOS instead of Mac OS X.
  • Bug Fixed bugs and potential memory leaks to improve stability.

Changes in v4.5.4

  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms framework.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Change Updated LetsMove library.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework; fixes bug affecting macOS 10.7.
  • Bug Fixed bug affecting macOS 10.12 betas.

Changes in v4.5.3

  • Bug Worked around codesign bug affecting macOS 10.10 and earlier (rdar://26297046).

Changes in v4.5.2

  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Bug Fixed bug delaying authorisation.rights being immediately saved.

Changes in v4.5.1

  • New Added experimental application trigger.
  • New Added time zone change support to Power Manager.app.
  • New Added Spotlight support for .pm-schedule files; .pm-event already supported.
  • New Added option to show full file path within Schedule Assistant.
  • New Added option to use enhanced or plain script editor; default boolean colourScriptEditorSyntax.
  • Change Removed /Library/Frameworks/PowerManager.framework; now embedded as needed.
  • Change Updated time zone change support within the status menu bar.
  • Change Supporting tool pmctl no longer requires PowerManager.framework.
  • Change Supporting daemon pmuser no longer requires PowerManager.framework.
  • Change Linked pmuser against AppKit for workspace notifications.
  • Change Improved event summary descriptions.
  • Change Reduced authorization requests needed for installation and removal of the scheduler.
  • Change Updated more external links and documentation to https://.
  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms framework.
  • Change Updated LetsMove library.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Updated CodeMirror library.
  • Bug Fixed a file path editor bug affecting multiple choice operations.
  • Bug Fixed clicking an update notification in banner alert style.
  • Bug Fixed tracking of time zone changes.

Changes in v4.5.0

  • New Added trigger sleep.
  • New Added action await sleep.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for launching an application on log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for running a script on log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for running a script before sleep.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for running an Automator workflow on log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for mirroring files on log in.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for running a script on log out.
  • New Added Schedule Assistant for mirroring files on log out.
  • New Added offset to sun trigger to allow times relative to astronomical events.
  • New Added host wide preference notifier.login.position-vertical to adjust Login Window notification.
  • Change Core install better stops and restarts existing launchd jobs during update.
  • Change Renamed pmnotify.app to Power Manager Notifications.app for clarity of purpose.
  • Change Updated appearance of the Login Window notification.
  • Change Modernised and started refactoring Power Manager Notifications.app.
  • Change Quietened Power Manager Notifications.app log messages.
  • Change Updated power assertions used by other processes not to idle dim or sleep.
  • Change Refactored code previously required for pre-macOS 10.7.
  • Change Removed legacy code previously required for pre-macOS 10.5.
  • Change Updated external links in software and documentation to https://.
  • Change Fixed warning in PAM authentication.
  • Change Updated application scripting definition to dynamically include CocoaStandard.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Updated AstronomicalAlgorithms library.
  • Bug Fixed warnings by modernising code for macOS 10.11.
  • Bug Fixed buy now button on licence sheet.
  • Bug Fixed event editor group styling.

Changes in v4.4.1

  • Change Default Notification Center behaviour changed from Alert to Banner style.

Changes in v4.4.0

  • New Added trigger external assistant.
  • New Added condition console user.
  • New Added condition user inactivity.
  • New Added condition start up.
  • New Added action await battery health.
  • New Added action await external assistant.
  • New Added action await once.
  • New Added action await power remaining.
  • New Added action await power state.
  • New Added action await start up.
  • New Added action await sun observation.
  • New Added action await user inactivity.
  • Change Update notifications appear in the Notification Center.
  • Change Display core update alert on connection to old schedulers.
  • Bug Fixed an editor bug affecting removal of optional values.

Changes in v4.3.4

  • New Added await log in action for chaining actions.
  • New Added await log out action for chaining actions.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Bug Fixed an AppleScript bug affecting sun observation calculations.

Changes in v4.3.3

  • New Added sun trigger for scheduling events by sun events.
  • New Added sun condition for limiting events by sun events.
  • New Added Astronomic API for calculating sun observation dates and times.
  • Change Simplified code that supported legacy operating systems.
  • Change Self-signed SSL/TSL certificates now signed with sha256; replaces sha1.
  • Change New internal broadcast module replacing CFNotificationCenter.
  • API Deprecated some SSL/TLS allowances in ssl.allow.
  • Bug Fixed potential crash when managing remote clients.
  • Bug Fixed warnings through modernising older code.

Changes in v4.3.2

  • Change Added filter to ease finding specific Schedule Assistant tasks.
  • Change Added syntax highlighting to Schedule Assistant script steps.
  • Change Exposed optional command line arguments in editor for embedded scripts.
  • Change Action summary now includes hash bang executable in editor for embedded scripts.
  • Bug Fixed auto-playing of presentations for Apple Keynote 6.2.2.
  • Bug Fixed dragging of pm-schedule files directly onto event view.

Changes in v4.3.1

  • Change Restored support for macOS 10.7.
  • Change Improved installed scheduler version evaluation.
  • Change Improved undo handling to reduce save prompts (macOS 10.10).

Changes in v4.3.0

  • New Added ability to connect to and manage Power Manager clients remotely.
  • New Added support for connecting to Bonjour services with pmctl.
  • New Added an empty event template for easy custom event creation.
  • Change Reworked core networking to relieve name resolution from caller.
  • Change Schedule Assistant changed to open executable but suffixed files; previously executed.
  • Change Added sound to Notifications Center messages; adjust through System Preferences as needed.
  • Change Updated notification panel style to better compliment Yosemite.
  • Change Updated client and schedule document icons for Yosemite.
  • API Added CFNetServiceRef and NSNetService support to connection APIs.
  • Bug Fixed a bug in remote management that could block legitimate access (macOS 10.10).
  • Bug Fixed pmuser to ensure it never appears in the Dock (macOS 10.10).

Changes in v4.2.1

  • Change Restored support for macOS 10.7.
  • Bug Fixed window state restoration bug.
  • Bug Fixed bug blocking event deletion (macOS 10.8).

Changes in v4.2.0

  • New Installation and removal of scheduling engine no longer require a restart.
  • New Added engine view to application; previously restricted to status menu and iOS app.
  • New Added alert before stopping scheduler to confirm decision.
  • New Added Scheduler menu to group related actions.
  • New Added Action and Adjust per-event menus to manipulate events within the engine.
  • New Revised application look and feel.
  • Change Removed support for macOS 10.6.
  • Change Removed support for garbage collection in PowerManager.framework.
  • Change Removed software update options; defaults remain for customisation.
  • Change Moved administrator access lock to menu item.
  • Change Moved allow remote management to menu item.
  • Change Moved pmctl tool into Power Manager.app bundle.
  • Change Added AppleScript support to Power Manager.app; removed stand alone AppleScript application.
  • Change pmctl updated to include Power Manager.app/Contents/Tools/interfaces by default for interfaces
  • Change Remove item revealed in status menu, if main application is missing.
  • Change Check for Updates… menus disabled if default prohibits checking.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • Change Added support for automatic graphics card switching.
  • Change Improved drag and drop to stack events and show item count.
  • API Authorisation rights are now observable.
  • Bug Fixed a bug in AppleScript that could cause a crash.
  • Bug Fixed a bug in simplified notification limiting preflight checking of rights.

Changes in v4.1.8

  • New Added tasks triggered when battery drops to a specified percentage capacity.
  • New Added any battery charging or any battery discharging filter options to the event editor.
  • Bug Restored authentication dialog for non-administrator users.
  • Bug Disabled Smart Substitutions in script editor (macOS 10.9).

Changes in v4.1.7

  • New Added Check for Updates… menu to application menu.
  • New Added License… menu to application menu.
  • Change Added authorisation rights repair option to pmd.
  • Change Reduced external authorisation rights to avoid macOS 10.9 limits (rdar://15381545).
  • Change Expanded pmd documentation.
  • API Added authorisation object to manage request rights.

Changes in v4.1.6

  • Bug Worked around authorization rights bug (macOS 10.9; rdar://15381545).
  • Bug Fixed authorization rights listing bug (macOS 10.9).
  • Bug Fixed bug in adjustment/modifications storage that could cause the pmd daemon to crash.
  • Change Removed coupling to System Preferences authorization right, no longer required.

Changes in v4.1.5

  • New Added Automator tasks for working with workflows.
  • New Added Keynote tasks for playing and stopping presentations.
  • New Added PowerPoint tasks for playing and stopping presentations.
  • New Added QuickTime tasks for playing and stopping movies.
  • New Extended Quick Schedule to allow sleep, restart, and shut down after short delay.
  • New Notification Center support for pending and warning events (macOS 10.8).
  • New Added in-application feedback and crash reporting.
  • Bug Fixed a bug that could delay external processes being cleaned up.

Changes in v4.1.4

  • New Added shell script on-demand, launch on-demand, and mirror files on-demand tasks.
  • New Added support for subscription and transfer licences.
  • New Added assisted move of application to Applications folder.
  • New Added simplified notification option for schools.
  • Change Added software update check option to removal application.
  • Change Updated Sparkle framework.
  • API Fixed activeevent.activity documentation.
  • API Block support for Objective-C connection requests.
  • Bug Fixed pmd rights set/remove command line option.
  • Bug Fixed bugs and potential memory leaks to improve stability.

Changes in v4.1.3

  • New Added support for macOS 10.8.
  • New Added support for Gatekeeper; signed installer and applications with Apple Developer ID.
  • New Replaced System Preference with stand-alone application.
  • Change Added QuickLook support to stand-alone application.
  • Change Added Spotlight support to stand-alone application.
  • Change Embedded Automator actions within stand-alone application.
  • Change Removed support for PowerPC (PPC) Macs.
  • Change Removed support for macOS 10.4 and 10.5.
  • Change Removal tool no longer suggests name and e-mail.
  • Change Reduced size of and simplified self-signed certificate.
  • Change Sped up AppleScript support and reduced memory use.
  • Change Improved packaging; less packages and smaller file size.
  • Change Added expiry date and revoke to licensing interface.
  • API listen.applysocket default changed to TLSv1; previously negotiated.
  • Bug Fixed bugs and potential memory leaks to improve stability.

Changes in v4.1.2

  • Bug Fixed timer drift after sleep (macOS 10.7; rdar://9855350).
  • Bug Fixed incorrectly configured local socket warning (macOS 10.7).
  • Bug Fixed minor memory leak in new editor.

Changes in v4.1.1

  • Bug Fixed bug that could cause idle sleep to fail.
  • Change Improved network connection keep alive behaviour.
  • Change Scaled back calls to macOS's authorisation service.

Changes in v4.1.0

  • New Added new event editor.
  • New Added new event templates triggered by switching to battery or mains power.
  • Bug Fixed Quick Schedule's wake event.
  • Bug Fixed bugs for macOS 10.7 Developer Preview.
  • Bug Fixed "Unavailable" bug caused by orphaned certificates.
  • Bug Fixed event view icon inversion when not window is not key.
  • Bug Fixed AppleScript properties for inherited structures, such as power sources.
  • Bug Removed incorrect continue field from the launch application action.
  • Bug Fixed potential pmd crash when changing time zones (macOS 10.5).
  • Bug Fixed pmuli login items set up bug (macOS 10.4).
  • Bug Fixed inline scripts failing when not executed as root.
  • API Added build.revision to return developer version information.
  • Change Improved self-signed certificate creation and management.
  • Change Any executable file can now be added to conditional running processes list.
  • Change Added certtool example to the Administrator Guide.
  • Change Added version information to Power Manager helpbook.
  • Change Improved licence entry sheet (Pro).
  • Change Status menu differentiates a stopped scheduler and no pending events.
  • Change Removed extraneous menu item in status menu when only on-demand events are scheduled.
  • Change Removed pmrights tool. Added functionality to pmd.
  • Change Added ability to repair required authorization rights on pmd launch.
  • Change Added ability to install to non-booted System volumes.
  • Change Improved remaining non-essential installer scripts.
  • Change Added ability to opening multiple events from an event view.

Changes in v4.0.4

  • Bug Fixed launch application action bug that could cause the pmd daemon to crash.
  • Change Improved localisation of recent triggers and conditions (Pro).

Changes in v4.0.3

  • Bug Fixed inactivity trigger bug that could cause triggers to be delayed or not fire.
  • API Added throughput methods for tallying bytes sent and received over a network connection.
  • API Added Power object for observing and working with power sources.
  • API Added trigger power state for triggering when a power source switches between mains and battery.
  • API Added trigger power remaining for triggering when a power source capacity or remaining seconds changes.
  • API Added trigger battery health for triggering when the health of a power source changes.
  • API Added condition power state to test for a specific power state.
  • API Added condition power remaining to test for power source current capacity or remaining seconds.
  • API Added condition battery health to test for power source health.
  • Change Improved recovery behaviour if a self-signed certificate can not be created.
  • Change Improved inactivity trigger to better synchronise overlapping triggers.

Changes in v4.0.2

  • Bug Fixed bug where some event editor fields did not support undo (Pro).
  • Bug Fixed AppleScript property names that overlapped reserved phrases.
  • Bug Fixed AppleScript sample criterion to reveal inherited structures.
  • Bug Fixed errors in Administrator documentation regarding cron and launchd integration.
  • Bug Fixed bug in days of the week condition.
  • API Changed continue when field in action launch application, to continue.
  • Change Added fallback for handling malformed application bundles in Interactive Constraints.
  • Change Removed extraneous tool field from Schedule Assistant created events (Pro).
  • Change Removing empty note fields from Schedule Assistant created events.
  • Change Added a replace existing option to System Preference panel's Import Schedule panel.
  • Change Added ability to sort events by column (Pro).
  • Change Fixed spelling mistakes in developer documentation.
  • Change Added embedded documentation within AppleScript dictionary.

Changes in v4.0.1

  • Bug Fixed bug in framework where invalidating a connection within a callback could crash the application.
  • Bug Fixed bug that could cause sleep to be delayed by up to thirty seconds.
  • Bug Fixed bug that could cause running application constraint open dialog to fail.
  • Bug Fixed bug that could stop licensing Apply button being enabled (macOS 10.4).
  • Bug Fixed bug that could cause external processes not to be cleaned up.
  • API Unanswered requests called with NULL response if connection becomes invalid.
  • API Added Time Zone object to provide client time zone name and current offset in seconds from UTC.
  • API Added length limit of 1024 characters to notifications.
  • Change Reworded licensing dialogs and removed requirement for organisation value.
  • Change Removed edge case where Professional's auto-saving library could present a save dialog (Pro).
  • Change Updated removal tool's confirmation dialog.
  • Change Added editors for choosing directories, executables, and files (Pro).
  • Change Disk image presentation.

Changes in v4.0.0

  • Core: New event format: multiple triggers, conditions, and actions per event,
  • Core Event domains
  • Core Concurrent and serial event performance support
  • Core On demand triggering of events
  • Core Arbitrary trigger date and time adjustment
  • Core Reset trigger support
  • Core Automatic scattering of date and time triggers
  • Core Variable notification period support
  • Core Variable warning period support
  • Core: Networking support: IPv4, IPv6, SSL, Bonjour
  • Core: Authentication via Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM), including: Open Directory/Directory Services and Kerberos
  • Core Configure on launch with flat file support
  • Core Open and documented event format
  • Core: Software Development Kit (SDK): C and Objective-C interfaces, Interface Builder plug-in, and Networked Key Value Observation (KVO) support
  • Core Extensive SDK documentation with numerous examples
  • Core pmctl tool for easy local and remote command line management
  • Core pmrights tool to manage and test authentication rights
  • Core Logging with Apple System Logger (ASL) support and full audit log of triggers, conditions, and actions
  • Core Watch logs over remote connections
  • Core Standardised installation into /Library/Application Support/
  • System Preference New Schedule Assistant:
  • System Preference New tasks and workflows
  • System Preference Edit existing events.
  • System Preference Event history and statistics view
  • System Preference Single click remote management set up
  • System Preference Automatic software update support
  • System Preference Improved look and feel
  • Status Menu Adjust pending triggers forwards and backwards
  • Status Menu Reset pending triggers
  • Status Menu: New Quick Schedule options: easy one-off event creation, postpone or reset all pending events
  • Status Menu Improved look and feel
  • Notifier Added Spaces support
  • Notifier Added support for adjusting triggers forwards and backwards
  • Notifier Added Growl support
  • Notifier Improved look and feel

Changes in v3.7.4

  • Updated command line tool to export UTF8.

  • Fixed potential memory leaks.

Changes in v3.7.3

  • New Login Window notification implementation (Mac OS X 10.5 or later).

  • Moved per-user agents to launchd control (Mac OS X 10.5 or later).

  • Removed support for Mac OS X 10.3.9, aka Panther.

Changes in v3.7.2

  • Improved Quick Status interface.

  • Improved feedback field to allow multiple line comments.

  • Improved status menu 'nothing pending' icon.

  • Minor documentation improvements.

  • Fixed potential crashing bug when rescheduling events.

Changes in v3.7.1

  • Improved syslog logging support.

  • Improved removal experience.

  • Fixed a rare bug in daily trigger calculation.

Changes in v3.7.0

  • New wake action.

  • Added time zone support.

  • Added starting and stopping events from Quick Schedule.

  • Added cancelling pending events from Quick Schedule.

  • Updated Login Window pmauthctl to support multiple installation mechanism names (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • Updated AMRollOverButton code.

  • Improved System Preference interface restrictions when locked.

  • Improved upgrade process to remove legacy preference file.

  • Improved status menu 'none' icon (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • Improved status menu to truncate event names longer than 64 characters.

  • Improved status menu's messages to differentiate between stopped and empty event queue.

  • Improved documentation.

  • Improved removal script.

  • Reduced System Preference's Console logging to only failed daemon requests.

  • Moved daemon preference file back to /Library/Preferences/.

  • Safe guarded against bug in IOPM queue.

  • Fixed status menu hide/show bug (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • Fixed KVO bug in the Schedule Assistant.

  • Fixed Schedule Assistant bug caused by behavioural differences in tab views (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • Fixed incorrect icon bug in System Preference (Mac OS X 10.5).

  • Fixed an occasional visual bug in the event performing window.

  • Fixed a visual bug in the status menu event transition.

Changes in v3.6.2

  • Fixed uninstaller script bug that caused Automator to crash.

  • Fixed cosmetic bug in calculating status menu's width.

  • Fixed restart request in uninstaller script (Mac OS X 10.3.9).

  • Safe guarded against missing resource in System Preference.

  • Safe guarded against effects of an interrupted uninstaller run.

  • Removed numerous authorisation requests in uninstaller (Mac OS X 10.3.9).

Changes in v3.6.1

  • Fixed inactivity trigger drift after power cycle.

Changes in v3.6.0

  • Import and export schedules from the System Preference.

  • Copy and paste events in the System Preference.

  • Drag and drop support; accepts XML/Property List drags, provides RTF and plain text descriptions.

  • New Automator action to Quick Schedule an event (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New Automator action to start and stop the scheduler (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New Automator action to get the next pending event (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New Automator action to cancel events (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New Automator action to delay events (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New Automator action to filter events by name, type, or action (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New inline AppleScript documentation (Mac OS X 10.4 or later).

  • New AppleScript Guide.

  • Rewrote AppleScript support; better meets expected behaviour.

  • Status menu icon dimmed until one hour before event; reduces visual impact until needed.

  • Improved status menu descriptions by removing redundant event description.

  • Removed redundant AppleScript commands where r/w properties exist.

  • Renamed all API parameters EventID to UniqueID.

  • Added a Remove Power Manager option to the System Preference.

  • Improved the uninstaller script with a restart dialog.

  • Improved the first-run and end-of-demonstration experiences.

  • Fixed inaccurate AppleScript dictionary properties marked as r/o, despite being r/w.

  • Fixed inaccurate error message in event validator when exceeding maximum value.

  • Fixed demo expiry code that caused events to remain in the pending queue.

Changes in v3.5.0

  • New architecture offering improved security and reduced disk access.

  • Padlock respects administrators and Security preferences in System Preference.

  • Cancel or delay any pending event.

  • Menu bar status item shows pending events.

  • Schedule Assistant to get you started quickly.

  • Quick Schedule for one off events.

  • AppleScript, Automator, and command line scripting support.

  • Less intrusive pending events notification dialogs; never takes the keyboard focus.

  • Improved pending event notifications when showing login window.

  • Undo support in System Preference.

  • Security rights granted through Mac OS X's Authentication Policy database.

  • Named events provide better reasoning behind schedule.

  • Any combination of days available to Daily events.

  • Software update check in System Preference.

  • launchd support on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

  • Distribution script based installer on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

  • Subdivided installer packages for easier customization.

  • Improved interface and feedback.

  • Renamed Fast User Switch to Login Window.

Changes in v3.2.1

  • Universal Binary (Intel and PowerPC native).

  • Fixed potential crash when cancelling events.

  • Fixed potential notification drift after wake.

Changes in v3.2.0

  • New fast user switch action.

  • New inactivity trigger for scheduling an event after idle time.

  • New daemon option for configuration updates by URL.

  • New support for waking from sleep before pending events.

  • New Dashboard widget.

  • Schedule changes are now applied immediately.

  • Support for Spotlight searches.

  • Bug fixed to support edits made by authorised but non-administrator users.

  • Tidied up final notification dialog box message.

  • Apple Installer bug bypassed by no longer using drive checking script.

Changes in v3.1.0

  • New log out action.

  • New restart action.

  • New option to Delay pending events.

  • New option to Cancel pending events.

  • Users logging in with an event pending are immediately informed.

  • Application friendly shut down process.

  • Idle sleep disabled during pending event.

  • New scheduling engine.

Changes in v3.0.0

  • Initial release on Mac OS X.

Changes in v2.1.0

  • Control Strip support

  • Location Manager support

  • Keychain integration

Changes in v2.0.0

  • New Launcher

  • Two new Schedulers

  • Remote configuration

  • Administration facilities

  • Full AppleScript support

Changes in v1.0.2000

  • Schedule multiple start up and shut down events each day

  • Independent control over each day of the week

  • Enhanced access to sleep and idle time settings

  • Example and template AppleScripts

  • New iSupport menu

  • Updated manual

  • Extensive Balloon Help

  • Reduced file size

Changes in v1.0.0

  • Initial release.

  • Supports multiple start ups and shut downs per day

  • Independent schedules for each day of the week

  • Configure your System, display and hard drive sleeping timings to the minute

  • Control the notification period before scheduled shut downs

  • Adjust the idle time required before scheduled shut downs occur

  • Easy User Interface

  • Extensive Balloon Help

  • Template and Example AppleScripts

  • Complete documentation and tutorials (including Internet editions)

  • Free technical support

  • Includes the Secure Purchasing System for easy ordering