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New release of logview4net (9.19)

Mon, May 18, 2009
Yesterday I made a new release of logview4net my multi channel log monitor. I got a request for a TCP listener in addition to the UDP listener that was already there. It actually wasn’t much work; First I copied the UDP listener, then I copied some code from the MSDN documentation. I haven’t done any real testing though so if you want a stable TCP listener please try it out and give me some feedback.

jsiSoft in Swedish

Wed, Jan 23, 2008
Today I launched the Swedish sister site of jsiSoft. It is at and all of my software that is translated to Swedish will be published there. At the moment the screenshots for jsiPodFetch are still in English but they will be replaced real soon.

New license

Sun, Jan 6, 2008
I have changed the license for logview4net from BSD to Artistic License 2.0. As far as I understand these licenses this means that you previously could do just about whatever you wanted with the logview4net and now your freedom is limited to your own organization. That is: You may still freely distribute the unmodified binaries, but you are only allowed to distribute modifications within your organization. The reason for this change is that I don’t want anyone to repackage my stuff and make a lot of money from it.

New release of logview4net (8.02)

Fri, Jan 4, 2008
Wow, the releases are coming fast now. Today I released a new version of logview4net: CHANGELOG: 8.02 Request:Show short filename on prefix-filename Fixed: It is not possible to change the buffersize in the viewer config window. Fixed: HighlightMatch only formatted the first occurance of the pattern in a message. Fixed: The textbox reverts to default format when enforcing the buffer size Added a Play Sound action that will play a PCM Wave File on pattern match.

Design decision for logview4net and a new release.

Wed, Jan 2, 2008
New year, new release. This release incorporates the performance fixes that were maid last week after some user feedback. I still have no intentions to turn logview4net into a full featured log parser, but now it can handle much bigger datasets than before. If I get some bright ideas it might get faster still. The problem is that I load all existing data into the textbox that shows the data. So if you add a file or SQL listener and there is lots of data already there and you choose to show it all; logview4net will treat each row as a separate message and show each message one at a time.

Commercial licensing of open sourced applications

Thu, Dec 20, 2007
I am thinking of releasing logview4net under a commercial license as well as the BSD license I am using now. This would enable users in organizations that dislike open source to use the application anyway. Besides the political issues I need something else to motivate an organization to pay for something that is given away for free. There is at least one new listener coming up and I could definitively release updates earlier to commercial users.

New releases of logview4net

Mon, May 7, 2007
There’s been a hectic couple of weeks. I’ve made three releases in two and a half week so the version number is ahead of the calendar. I finally got some response from users so I’m very inspired to make logview4net even better. Please go here to download. The latest changes are: 7.20 Added some command line configuration. Documented in the help file. Made it possible to associate the .l4n extension with logview4net

NEW release of logview4net

Mon, Nov 13, 2006
you can find it here. logview4net is a log viewer. It can monitor files, incomming UDP traffic, the EventLog, SQL-Server tables, Atom and RSS feeds. logview4net needs the .Net 2.0 Runtime to execute. FEATURES: Listens to a UDP port either in broadcast or single endpoint mode. Monitors an eventlog, uses events on the local machine and polling on remote machines. Monitors a log file. Doing a tail using polling. Monitors a table in a MS SQL-Server database.