TV's server and it's plugins can now handle Unicode characters;
New switches let you run multiple instances of TV's server with different settings;
TV's server now offers Log functionallity for debug purposes;
Error in the documentation is fixed in page "Protocol data storage". The value and valuename of a Blocked Protocol in "Registry layout" where swapped in previous documentations
Some bugs where fixed, a new function is introduced and the highest API version was set to 1.02.
Every function from this version will always work in UTF-8 mode. Internally TV's server works with UTF-8, UTF-16 and ANSI. In previous versions TV's server could only work in ANSI mode and accepted UTF-16 communication from the plugins to some degree. This howver was documented as 'Unicode' and not as 'UTF-16', probally why nobody was using this feature. All the flags that the developer could use to switch between ASCII and Unicode are removed.
Data retreived using GetPluginData that exists in the registry as REG_SZ, will be converted to UTF-8;
Data saved by SavePluginData will be saved as REG_BINARY, and theirfor, every plugin can choose heir own text-encoding;
A string that is being set using the control panel by SavePluginData will saved as UTF-8;
The switches -r, -n, -d, -l and -o can now be used with TV's server.
-r Can hold a string with the registry key on Windows or the path to a directory in Linux. This registry key or directory will be used to read and save the settings. The default register key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TV's software\TV's server v3. The default path is /etc/tvs-server-x64 or /etc/tvs-server-x86;
-n can hold a string with an alternative service name. This can be used in combination with the start/stop/install/uninstall switch. TV's server v3 (x64) OR TV's server v3 (x86) are the default names;
-d can hold a string with an alternative service description that is used when the service is being installed;
-l can hold a string with the path to a log file that will be used to log. Without this switch TV's server will not produce a log file. On Linux, instead of a file path, you can simply enter 1 to write all the log to the console;
-o can hold a string with the log options. By default, if switch -l is used, TV's server will log every message. This switch can be used to choose or combine status, warning and error messages. This can be one or a combination of the following options (for example: "me" will log normal status message and error message, but not warning message):
m normal status messages will be logged;
w warning messages will be logged;
e error messages will be logged.
It is now possible to log the status, error(s) and warning(s) in one combined log. If the user uses the switch -l, these message will be saved in an output file.