Turbo Client and VM Updates, January 27

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Support for Firefox 50 and up using the Mozilla extensions platform.
  • New! Export logs for a container using the turbo logs --export=[path] [container] command.
  • Improved! Improved responsiveness of progress indicator for long-running sync operations.
  • Improved! Portable EXEs prompt the user to accept the user agreement of the repository.
  • Control which paths of the container are synchronized using the sync command for TurboScript. See the documentation for more information.
  • Turbo Client installer prompts the user to accept the terms of service before proceeding with the installation.
  • Portable Application outputs may be configured with a trial expiration date.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Sophos HitmanPro may cause the Turbo Client and Turbo applications to crash.
  • Avast Antivirus may cause Turbo applications to stop working when a file dialog appears.
  • Portable EXEs fail to start if one of the packaged images already exist on the system and the file is in use.
  • Configured shims are executed multiple times on startup and shutdown of Turbo application.
  • Turbo Installer may fail to push an image with an “index out of range” error.
  • Container may fail to start with an error that the local sandbox cannot be cleaned.
  • Images pushed to Turbo Hub that do not have an explicitly set startup file may show an incorrect icon on their repository page.
  • Compressed Turbo applications may crash due to memory exhaustion.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 3.33.1465.0
  • Turbo VM: 11.8.1100.4

Turbo Client and VM Updates, January 3

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Generate a Portable EXE using the turbo export [image] --type-exe command.
  • Improved! Significant speed improvements for image pushes and pulls and container synchronization.
  • Improved! Improved user experience for Portable EXEs, including support for setting the default launch options.
  • The turbo commit command automatically selects the startup file for the output image when the target container has a single startup file.
  • The turbo push command automatically sets the icon for the image on its Turbo Hub repository page.
  • The turbo continue command passes arguments following the -- flag to the container.
  • New client uninstall options: /delete-user-data/uninstall-launcher/uninstall-redirector (see the client documentation for more information).

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Internet Explorer 6-10 fail to access whitelisted addresses when --route-block=ip is specified.
  • Portable EXEs fail to run if turbo config --image-path is used to set a custom storage path.
  • Synchronization may sometimes fail with a “key not found” error.
  • The buffering dialog may remain visible when the application or container has already started.
  • The turbo continue command fails to resume a container if the tagged image has been overwritten on the Turbo Hub.
  • The turbo continue command fails to resume a container with an “insufficient permissions” error if the state was created with a Portable EXE.
  • The turbo commit --startup-file=[path] and turbo inspect commands do not use path tokens for the startup files.
  • The turbo inspect command does not show which startup file is set as the default.
  • TurboInstaller.exe is missing its digital certificate.
  • TurboLauncher does not show results when searching the Turbo Hub.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 3.33.1436.0
  • Turbo VM: 11.8.1062.2

New on Turbo.net in January

The following applications have been added or updated to Turbo.net for January:

Follow @turbobuild for up-to-the-minute updates, and send your requests to us at @turbohq.

Turbo Client and VM Updates, December 13

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Shortcuts for installed applications are now placed in the Start Menu root folder for faster access.
  • Running a Portable EXE does not automatically start the TurboLauncher.
  • Text for various dialogs and error messages has been updated for improved clarity.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Google Chrome 55 browser tabs fail on startup.
  • Java applications launched via JNLP fail when using JRE version 8.
  • Running or installing an application may fail with an access denied error due to incorrectly set file permissions.
  • The command prompt cursor may move erratically during turbo push and pull commands.
  • The turbo run command does not correctly update the container images when the --enable-sync and --upgrade-from flags are specified.
  • The turbo config command does not prompt for UAC elevation when the --all-users flag is specified.
  • The turbo rm command may fail to remove a container with an unhandled exception error.
  • Synchronization fails to include all images in the total size calculation resulting in progress that exceeds 100%.
  • Installed applications fail to synchronize container data when using Turbo Hub Server.
  • Start Menu shortcuts for installed applications fail to start when the turbo config is used to change the hub URL.
  • Launching an application via the Start Menu shortcut does not show progress for container data synchronization when the option is enabled.
  • The Turbo Client install dialog does not scale correctly when Windows uses a high DPI setting.
  • Clicking on My Files in TurboLauncher generates an error when Windows Explorer fails to restart after the client is installed.
  • Portable Application outputs may use settings from another application because the setting storage path is not sufficiently unique.
  • TurboLauncher may fail to properly load application tiles.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 3.33.1409.0
  • Turbo VM: 11.8.1062.0

Turbo partners with Perinova in Germany and Switzerland

Turbo.net is pleased to announce a partnership with Perinova IT-Management GmbH of Germany.

Perinova will provide Turbo.net enterprise consulting and implementation services in Germany and Switzerland.

“Perinova has offered its clients consulting and support in the field of application virtualization for over 10 years. Perinova has years of experience working with Turbo technologies in third-party products. This new direct partnership strengthens our existing cooperation and offers our mutual customers in Germany and Switzerland access to Perinova’s unique experience and depth in Turbo containerization and application virtualization technologies.”

For more information on Perinova IT-Management, visit their web site at http://perinova.com.

If you are interested in joining the Turbo Partner Program, please contact partners@turbo.net.

Browser Sandbox now available on Mac!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Mac and cloud execution support in the Turbo.net Browser Sandbox.

The new Browser Sandbox can run containerized browsers in the cloud via an HTML5 interface that runs on any device with an HTML5-enabled web browser.

Try the new Browser Sandbox now at http://turbo.net/browsers.

You can also run browsers on your local desktop when using a compatible Windows device. Turbo.net automatically synchronizes containers between desktops and the cloud so your applications are available anywhere.

Local or Cloud

Turbo.net will automatically select the best execution option (Local or Cloud) based on your device type. To manually select an execution mode, click on the arrow on the Run button to expand run options and select the preferred execution mode.

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More Browsers

The Turbo.net Browser Sandbox now provides all versions of major browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox.

Chrome and Firefox images are automatically updated as new updates are released. Every legacy version is available for execution on demand.

Browsers can be configured with any combination of plugins and runtimes, including Java, .NET, Flash, and Silverlight.

Browser Sandbox also includes nightly Chrome Canary and Firefox Nightly builds and Firefox Mobile. Containerized browsers are a easy and safe way to test and develop against non-production builds of Chrome and Firefox.

Pricing

A set of popular browsers are available free to use for evaluation purposes.

Turbo.net Pro subscribers can use the new cloud functionality at no additional charge for session lengths up to 10 minutes. (Additional cloud session time available separately.)

The Turbo.net Pro subscription is just $9.95 per month and includes the ability to create customized browsers and applications, run containerized servers, use Turbo Studio, and much more.

Upgrade to Turbo.net Pro Now

We hope you enjoy this major upgrade to the Browser Sandbox!
-- The Turbo Team

Turbo Studio 17 Now Available

Turbo Studio is an easy-to-use graphical editing tool for creating and editing Turbo container environments.

The latest version of Turbo Studio includes direct integration with the Turbo.net Hub, an installer based wizard alternative to snapshots, the ability to create portable container (single EXE) outputs, new subscription-based licensing, as well as support for the latest Windows operating systems.

Turbo Studio 17 is available now at: turbo.net/studio/download.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Studio 17 directly integrates with the Turbo.net Hub. Templates and import wizards are automatically updated with continuously updated Hub content.
  • New! New Portable Applications (.exe) output mode generates portable containers with Turbo Client embedded, all in a single EXE.
  • New! Create applications by installing the application (MSI or EXE) into a container console. This alternative to the snapshot process does not require a clean operating system and does not dirty up the host filesystem or registry.
  • New! Support added for Windows 10 “Redstone 2” pre-release versions.
  • Studio available in MSI format and scriptable legacy XStudio command-line tool.
  • Ability to configure the Minimum OS Requirement for images.
  • Internal Turbo VM version has been updated to 11.8.1060.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Projects containing dependencies on the Turbo.hub Hub fail to build.
  • Containerized ProgIds are not fully isolated.
  • Renaming a folder incorrectly fails with a message that the resource is used by another process.
  • Failure to deinitialize and flush streams may cause missing file writes in specific scenarios.
  • Virtualized applications can crash if started from multiple paths.
  • Product version is not set correctly when the metadata field is set to inherit from the startup file.
  • Trailing spaces are trimmed incorrectly for file paths with arguments.
  • The command-line XStudio.exe tool does not recognize some encodings for the license file.
  • An error may occur pushing a XAPPL configuration with a service to the local repository or the Turbo.net Hub.
  • Many user interface fixes and improvements.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Studio: 17.0.794.0
  • Turbo VM: 11.8.1060

Getting Turbo Studio 17

Turbo Studio 17 is available for download at turbo.net/studio/download.

Any Turbo.net user with a Pro subscription can use Turbo Studio 17 by signing in with their account. Studio may be used in a limited fashion by Free users for evaluation purposes.

The ISV upgrade to Turbo Studio 17 is available for free to all licensed users of previous versions of Studio on active maintenance. For commercial users of previous versions, a new license key is available from the account management page of your Turbo.net account.

We hope you enjoy Turbo Studio 17!