Determining your installed version
To find out what version you currently have, start up the Disk Image and Browse program. The version number will be displayed at the bottom of the window, below the Quit button. If no version number is shown, you have version 1007.
On Linux and Mac OS X with the command line tools installed, the version number is also included in the footer of the online manual pages (if you have version 1022 or newer).
Latest version: 1309
Mac OS X
Changes in this version:
- This version adds support for 64-bit Windows 8. 32-bit Windows and older Windows versions are also still supported.
- Motorola VersaDOS disks are now supported. Both image and browse are supported for these disks.
- Some North Star MDS disks could previously not be read because the second sync byte was an unexpected value. These disks can be read now.
- Double-sided (350k) North Star MDS disks are now supported, in addition to the previously supported single-sided (175k) North Star MDS disks. There is image support for these disks, but not browse support.
- Previous versions of the GUI source code could not be compiled under Ubuntu 11.10, this has been fixed.
Changes in version 1151:
- This version adds support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Previous versions of Mac OS X are also still supported.
- The drivers now run natively under 64-bit Windows 7 without the need for Windows XP Mode. Previous versions of Windows are also still supported.
- PMC MicroMate disks are now supported. Both image and browse are supported for these disks.
- Tandy Color Computer Disk BASIC disks are now supported. Both image and browse are supported for these disks.
- 180k and 360k double-sided TI-99/4A disks are now supported, in addition to the previously supported 90k single-sided TI-99/4A disks. There is image support for these disks, but not browse support.
- Previously, MacDIB would not run if it was placed in a folder with a space character in the name. This has been fixed.
- Previously, browsing some Apple ProDOS disks would cause the software to unexpectedly exit or to display garbage instead of the filenames. This has been fixed.
- In many cases, making an image of an Apple DOS 3.2 disk would result in multiple read errors reported even when there were no actual errors. This has been fixed. The speed when reading these disks has also been improved. Also, the default extension for these disks is now .d13 instead of .dsk.
- In browse mode, it was previously only possible to copy files from the floppy to the hard drive if the files were non-empty (more than zero bytes). It is now possible to "copy" empty files also, resulting in an empty output file.
- WinDIB now always starts in the My Documents directory (or equivalent). Previously it would start in different directories depending on the OS version.
Changes in version 1112:
- There is now a cancel button in the GUI to stop an image operation in progress.
- The browse window now has a scroll bar for the file listing. This ensures that the file listing will fit on the screen even if a disk contains a large number of files.
- The fcimage command line tool can now write images to the standard output instead of a file. To do this, specify - (a single dash character) at the output filename. This works under all three supported operating systems.
- The Kaypro 2 CP/M 2.2 format is now supported, in addition to the previous support for Kaypro 4 CP/M 2.2. Both image and browse are supported for these formats.
- There is now image support (but not browse support) for the Calcomp Vistagraphics 4500 format.
Changes in version 1022:
- A potential problem that could occur when browsing MS-DOS disks in the GUI was fixed. After opening and closing the browse window multiple times without restarting the program, an attempted file copy could potentially result in a garbled copy under certain circumstances. This version has been fixed to prevent this from occurring, even though the problem has never been observed in actual use.
- On some computers, a disk image operation would report read errors on the first sector of a track. This has been fixed.
- The Kaypro 4 CP/M 2.2 format is now supported. Both image and browse are supported for this format.
- Browsing now works for 360k MS-DOS disks with a missing BIOS Parameter Block. This allows reading disks produced by Uniform on a Kaypro. Uniform must be set for MS-DOS Version 2, double-sided.
- Making a disk image of certain formats is now faster. For example, it now takes 22 seconds to image an Atari 810 disk. Previously this took 2 minutes.
- The command line tools for Linux and Mac OS X are now installed under Windows also. The GUI is still available under all three supported operating systems.
The initial release was version 1007.