Mead & Co today launched ScriptX 7.7, the latest version of the world’s favorite add-on for controlling the printing of browser-hosted content. ScriptX 7.7 introduces license validation that does not rely on keeping root certificate authorities up to date, as well as providing full support for older versions of Internet Explorer and Windows XP. It also features updates to the PDF printing library and a number of improvements driven by user requests.
At the beginning of 2016 Microsoft changed the way in which Windows enforces Authenticode code signing, meaning that it will not trust any code signed with a SHA-1 code signing certificate timestamped after January 1, 2016. Mead & Co has been code signing all of the component DLLs in ScriptX for many years, and those in Script 7.7 have been signed and time stamped with an SHA-1 certificate dated prior to January 1, 2016. This means that the version will be valid until at least 2020. This simplifies license validation for customers – subsequent ScriptX releases will be signed with a new SHA-2 certificate.
ScriptX 7.7 is also the last major release to provide full support for Windows XP and Internet Explorer up to and including IE10, ahead of Microsoft discontinuing security updates and technical support on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for IE10 and earlier browsers on January 12, 2016. Mead & Co will continue to provide bug fixes for ScriptX 7.7 to assist customers not yet ready to move to IE11 due to the browser’s use in legacy applications.
ScriptX 7.7 also incorporates a number of hotfixes, based on user feedback. These include updates to the PDF printing library, improvements to the License Manager application screen layout and changes to the correct selection of paper size when there are multiple matches for the requested size_name and longer size_names are listed first.
ScriptX 7.7 is now available for download by new and existing customers.