Today we are excited to announce LogViewPlus v2.5.22 which now includes support for converting Filters into Rules
. This gives you much greater control over how your log entries are processed:
Rules are also an important strategic step for us as they add the ability to take action when log entry events are detected. It is clear from speaking with customers that users frequently need 'additional' processing and we have struggled with ways to add some features without making the program more complex for new users. Rules have been implemented with extensibility in mind. So, while there are only 6 rule actions available at the moment, it is very easy for us to add new rules based on customer feedback. Have a rule idea? Let us know
You might have noticed it has been several months since our last release. This is not due to lack of activity. The new Rules feature is complex and it took us multiple attempts to come up with a solution that worked. The final solution is the 3rd working model we developed. It was only when we broke the functionality out into filtering, actions, and automatic templates that it really started to click.
Which reminds me - automatic templates
! This is a great new feature that allows you to apply a preset template automatically based on parser configuration. In other words, anytime a file is opened with the parser configuration, the templates will be applied. We needed this feature as part of the Rule implementation, but it is a great stand-alone feature as customers frequently apply the same filters to log file type.
What else is new? A lot
. We have a new heuristics based lookup strategy
. An entirely new Syslog
implementation and significant performance improvements.
Now that this release is out the door we want to get back to our usual 6 - 8 week release cycle. Next up is something that I know a lot of you want to see - high DPI support. This is something we really need now that the .Net 4.7.2 upgrade work is done.
That's all for now. Let us know what you think
of the new release!