4.2.9 beta build 7333

This release has been going smoothly so far with only 1 or 2 issues that have needed fixing, so I’m hopeful that a final public release will be achievable very soon (this week?). The performance improvements should really save a lot of time for everyone who uses the app a lot. For some, it’ll be strongly and immediately noticeable (large images, low-end systems). For others, it’ll be small savings that add up and compound over time, but still very worthwhile.

This beta build fixes one rare crash and adds 2 new translations, Hebrew and Slovak.

To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app).


You can also join the conversation over at the forum.

Changes since last week’s 4.2.9 alpha build:

  • Fixed a rare crash that could happen after performing various actions, due to transient history file locking by indexing or antivirus (this was a new crash for 4.2.9)
  • New translation: Hebrew (HE)
  • New translation: Slovak (SK)
  • Updated DDSFileTypePlus plugin to v1.9.9. This adds support for X8B8G8R8 and R8G8B8 formats, and fixes a visual glitch when previewing cube maps in some formats.



3 thoughts on “ 4.2.9 beta build 7333

  1. Michael Bramm says:

    Hi Rick,

    I have version 4.209.7326.8975 with the “check for pre-release versions” option checked, but when I click the Check Now button, it says no updates are currently available. Is the new version still being uploaded to your server, or is this a bug?



    • Rick Brewster says:

      You’re too fast 🙂 The update manifests were still uploading. Try now, it should all be finished now.

      There’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem here: the update manifests have a link to the blog post, which means I have to publish the blog post first and then upload the manifests.

  2. grinch33 says:

    I’m still getting the “no updates are currently available”… 😕
    Did you shut the Brexit door early? 🤣

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