From: (Support)
Date:        Fri, 24 Jan 97 17:59:28
Subject:   ### Voyager 1.12 Upgrade ###

Voyager v1.12 Upgrade

The new version of Voyager is now ready for release, and if you connect to the Internet using the left mouse button you will be presented with the opportunity to automatically download the new version.

It is important that you upgrade to this version before 31st January as the way you are connected to the Internet will be changing, and any copies of Voyager not upgraded by then will not be able to connect - if this happens, you should use you VoyClean disc set to PPP to do a reinstallation of Voyager.

It might be wise to make a backup copy of your current Voyager in a safe place before upgrading - that way if you have any problems you can go to your backup and email who can help you through the upgrade process. Once the upgrade file has been received and you have finished using Voyager, quit the program from the telephone icon at the bottom of the screen and the upgrade process will take place. When this is finished, reset your computer before using Voyager again.

Changes in v1.12

1.12 has had significant changes to :
- PPP driver connection;
- ChangeFSI 1.15 (with modifications for progressive JPEGs) added.
It also has had the following modified :
- The Web program (including client-side image maps);
- The main Voyager window can now have its icon sizes changed, and also the
  scroll bars can now be turned on/off with the program still running;
- New version of the stack and SLIP driver;
- Auto upgrader downloader optimised in same way as FTP;
- News program does not fail if you double-click on the News icon;
- Tidying up of the configuration windows;
- FTP now handles different types of Unix site (support for NT sites needs 
  more work);
- FTP doesn't fail if dragging multiple files;
- News program repairs damaged file if !VoyClean is used;
- Mail program made more robust, incuding handling of emails with commas in
  real names;
- Extra debugging for connection problems, and also a "re-ping" of the
  connection if the correct signal is not received in time.
- Manual available from the iconbar icon
These changes result in a large upgrade file. The expected download time is around 7 mins for a 33.6K modem, to about 25 for a 9,600 connection. Data compression will help. However, if you bought your Voyager as part of a package deal with Acorn this download time will be substantially reduced.

Due to the size of the download file the electronic manual has not been updated this time around, so there may be some new features which are not documented. Most notable of these are the new history list menu options in the Web browser.

What's not in v1.12

Unfortunately it has not been possible to implement frames and tables in this release of Voyager. This is technically very difficult under RiscOS, and although this is our top priority we are reluctant to rush out unstable programs. We hope however that we will have some good news on this front in the near future, and we will keep you updated as and when this happens.

Where did v1.11 go?

Just in case you were wondering why this is v1.12 and not v1.11, 1.11 was the version number given to Voyagers sold recently by Acorn with new Risc PCs.

Argo Technical Support.

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