Friday, September 01, 2006

Umit 0.9.1-RC1 release announcement

Hi all! I'm pleased to announce the Umit 0.9.1 Release Candidate 1. As usual, This release features some bug fixes and usability and performance improvements. Windows users will note a HUGE difference on startup performance. Now, umit loads far faster them the last version. Another thing that Windows users will note is that the installer now won't start hundreds of dependency's installers. The only dependency installer loaded by Umit installer, is the Winpcap installer that is also launched by the Nmap installer. The 0.9.1-RC1 release is currently available for download at the source forge project page[1] in the following formats:
  • Source packages compressed in the formats: tar.gz, tar.bz2 and zip (Higwidgets included)
  • Windows installer with Umit, Higwidgets and every related dependencies
Windows users won't have any problem while installing Umit using the installer. I tested umit installers in Windows XP Professional (Without Service pack) and Windows 2000.

Linux users should take a look at README file inside source packages for installation instructions.

* For detailed installation instructions, please visit this page[6] *

What's new?
  • Added the --prefix explanation at the README file
  • Added the testers section at the credits window
  • Added the new designer (Virgílio Vasconcelos) to the credits window
  • New logo, new splash and new icons! All made by the new designer! Good job made by Virgílio. Hope you like!
  • Now, every new tab starts with the first profile selected by default
  • Added the -v options to default profiles
  • Now, when you click on a given host, the nmap output will show the text output for that host. This is useful when you have a long nmap output and want to find a given host in it.
  • Changed the Search Dialog to Search Window. Now, you won't need to close the Search window to use the Umit's main window.
  • Fixed some bugs related to the loading of search results
  • Fixed the problem on compare results that was avoiding the loading of results with same title (bug 1541441)
  • Now combos with profile and options informations are sorted alphabetically
  • Fixed a bug on compare results where some ports are not been shown when you change the scan results selection order (bug 1541908)
  • Created an uninstaller for Linux (works when you install it using the It can be called by the "uninstall_umit" command
  • Umit on windows now is compiled with py2exe. This results in a faster application and an easier installation.
  • Fixed the problem that was breaking the execution of commands that have double quoted paths.
  • The splash screen now shows the current version number


[1] Umit project download page at source forge:
[2] Umit project bug report page at source forge:
[3] Umit repository (anonymous read access allowed):
[4] Umit website:
[5] Umit Blog:
[6] Umit Installation Docs:

I hope to get some feedback about this release candidate!


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