Version 5.5 of screen-scraper Released!

Posted in Updates on 04/01/11by Todd Wilson

Queue the applause.  Judging by the release notes for this one, I can honestly say we’ve put a lot into it.  I wouldn’t say that there are many earth-shattering updates in this version, but there are scads of little feature enhancements and fixes.  As usual, the upgrade is free to licensed users.  Enjoy!


  1. Josh said,

    April 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the update! Love some of the little changes, especially how the DataSet remembers window size and list/grid view.

    One horrible change is that the sub-extractor patterns input boxes got smaller! Three vertical lines is very difficult to work with =(

  2. Todd Wilson said,

    April 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Josh. We took an internal poll here which concluded that the sub-extractor patterns box should be shrunk. The vast majority of our sub-extractor patterns tend to be one-liners, so the large box ended up just consuming unnecessary space. That said, your point is well-taken; perhaps we could add a setting that allows the size of that box to be adjusted according to preference. I’ll add it to our to-do list!

  3. Josh said,

    April 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    A size-customizable box would be great!

    Another useful customizable option would be the regarding how the regular expressions are now automatically filled in based on where you put a pattern token. In general I find this feature very useful. But in some cases I need to manually remove the regex that is automatically applied.

    Thanks for the wrappable text in the last request/response windows. I also like how the sub extractor Test Pattern returns only its relevant data!

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