DropDMG 1.7 Now Shipping

C-Command has released an update for DropDMG, bringing it to version 1.7. DropDMG is a utility designed for creating .dmg and .img disk iimages. The update features performance enhancements and bug fixes. According to C-Command:

DropDMG 1.7 is now available.

DropDMG is the easiest way to create ".dmg" and ".img" disk images on Mac OS X. It can encrypt images and post-process them with GZip or MacBinary. It also supports segmented images and images that auto-open when you mount them. All the options are available from AppleScript. DropDMG is robust and has no trouble handling folders with spaces, quotation marks, dollar signs, or other "special" characters. It even works without Mac OS Xis optional "BSD Subsystem" installation. Full documentation is included in PDF and Apple Help formats.

New in this Version:

  • Added support for license agreements
  • The image destination path is now stored abbreviated with a tilde, if possible
  • The log is printable
  • Finer-grained progress bar and status text
  • If adding the requisite filename extensions would make the requested image name longer than the limit, DropDMG will now quietly truncate the name rather than stopping with an error
  • NDIF images are now created with filenames of 31 characters or less, so that there wonit be any name mangling when theyire viewed in Mac OS 9
  • DropDMG now truncates .dmg volume names to 62 characters and .img volume names to 27
  • Fixed bug where DropDMG could deadlock after certain kinds of errors
  • Fixed bug where DropDMG sometimes didnit detect filename collisions until after it started making the image
  • Fixed bug where DropDMG would overwrite pre-existing .dmgpart files if the first segment was not present and the newly created image happened to have the same name
  • Renamed some File menu commands

You can find more information about the DropDMG update at the C-Command Web site. DropDMG 1.7 is available for US$5.00.