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Whirlpool Monitor Application

This program monitors your Whirlpool account for any subscribed thread changes or whims and notifies you of those changes, it then allows you to quickly access those threads/whims.


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Screenshot

Main Window
WhirlMon Screenshot


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Installation

Simply run the EXE file and go through the installation.


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History & Info

There is a whirlpool thread dedicated to this program here.

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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64MB of Ram
Intel Pentium II or Higher
Video Card capable of 800x600 or higher resolution.
Windows 2000/XP Operating System

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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32MB of Ram
Intel Pentium or Equiviliant / ( 100-200 Mhz )
Video Card capable of 800x600 or higher resolution.
Windows NT/2000/XP Operating System

VERSION HISTORY
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Version 1.8.8.4
* Implemented HTTPS as whirlpool now requires this for getting cookies
* Fixed cookie handling so that non internet explorer username and password works once again

Version 1.8.8.3
* Problem with settings not saving on exit sometimes should now be fixed

Version 1.8.8.2
* Fixed problem where Ignore, Unignore and Remove contact would not work in contacts list
* All browser links now user HTTPS (NOTE: internal API calls are still using standard HTTP for now)

Version 1.8.8.0
* Fixed the bug with watched threads with new posts not being marked as read properly, please let me know if you have any more troubles with this.

Version 1.8.7.9
* Hopefully fixed the date time bug with time zones that have daylight savings

Version 1.8.7.8
* Fixed issues with new whirlpool changes
* Fixed getting of External Access key from within options

Version 1.8.7.7
* Better compatibility with Proxies and other HTTP servers (thanks to MrWhite for working with me)
* Mark As Read on non subscribed threads now works
* Other minor enhancements

Version 1.8.7.6
* Better error reporting
* Spelling mistakes (Udpate -> Update)
* Other minor enhancements and bug fixes

Version 1.8.7.5
* WhirlMon should now open threads at last unread post for Subscriptions and in a more limited fashion Recent Posts
* Other minor enhancements and bug fixes

Version 1.8.7.4
* Fixed problems with daylight savings time throwing out the times for the contacts and thread information
* Changed wording in Options
* Changed setup wizard form validation
* Other minor enhancements and bugfixes

Version 1.8.7.3
* View Subscription menu item now works properly (incorrect URL was being used)
* API Key errors are now reported more accurately
* Other minor enhancements & bug fixes

Version 1.8.7.2
* List items are now Italic for recently posted threads that are created by you (thanks to Simon for adding the extra data needed)
* Only unread whims are downloaded saving time and bandwidth (thanks again to Simon for adding this functionality to the WP API)

Version 1.8.7.1
* Bug fixes for systray notification showing multiple postings for same thread

Version 1.8.7.0
* WhirlMon now uses the Whirlpool API Entirely for its data retrieval. You now MUST setup your external access key irrespective of whether you are using contacts or not. If you didnt have contacts enabled before be sure to setup your external access key in the options.

Version 1.8.6.1
* New option added to contacts list so you can control how long before a user is considered being offline

Version 1.8.6.0
* Fixed contacts to use new API functions (this is still beta, let me know if you have any issues)

Version 1.8.5.7
* Fixed URL processing so that opening a thread with the "Always Open thread at bottom when there arent new posts available" works properly

Version 1.8.5.6
* WhirlMon now has built in functionality for converting clipboard for pasting in blocks of text while preserving spacing formatting, simply copy your text to the clipboard and then press Ctrl-Alt-F12 once while Whirlmon is running, you can now paste your clipboard onto a new line in whirlpool.

Version 1.8.5.5
* Hopefully fixed problem when you dont have any logical C drive (instead you have another drive for your system drive)

Version 1.8.5.4
* Fixed problem with "Check and retreive EA" button in options under Contacts
* Other minor fixes and enhancements

Version 1.8.5.3
* Changed serial code back to use raw serial from EA Access page
* Serial key is now enterable again
* Fixed hint / tooltip on password entry field in setup wizard to not say anything about exetel :P

Version 1.8.5.2
* Fixed serial key retrieval to retrieve it and put a W and pad first set of characters with 0's to 6 places
* Serial key is no longer enterable, you must use the retrieve button

Version 1.8.5.1
* CFTOKEN and CFID should now be being passed properly so only one session with whrilpool
* Changed code to use IE Cookies session properly
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.8.5.0
* First of all, I apologise for successive updates but now I have worked some things out with Simon, so it should be much better this way
* Login cookies are only gotten on initial load, if something happens try using the "Get Login Cookies On Next Update" menu item, and then updating, but it should work fine
* User agent changed

Version 1.8.4.7
* Whirlpool changed the agent requirements again! grrrr

Version 1.8.4.5
* Fixed problem where User agent requirements where changed on whirlpool

Version 1.8.4.4
* Fixed problem where debugging file was being created in C:\ called WP.TXT, after installing this program please delete this file, it is not required, I apologise for leaving this debug file in.

Version 1.8.4.3
* Fixed problem where Forum headings from your posts werent being read properly (due to link changes on whirlpool site)

Version 1.8.4.2
* New option in Update Frequencies in Options / Wizard called "only show unread threads" under "Track my Subscribed threads" this option will cause only subscribed threads to show if they have new posts (handy for people who have heaps of subscribed threads and dont want to clean their subscriptions up), however, the your posts threads will show regardless
* Move controls around a little in the update frequencies tab of the options / wizard to make them more clear.

Version 1.8.4.1
* Fixed Whim checking for changes made to Whirlpool site (you will now be notified of whims)
* Added new page to options called "E-Mail" it will enable you to setup your E-Mail so that you will receive an e-mail whenever there are Whims / Thread posting that you missed. This currently works quite nicely, however it is something I may add more features too in the future, eg. Mark all as read when email is sent, Only send email when my comptuer is idle, those sorts of thing.
* NOTE: If you have the balloon notifications showing the E-Mail will ONLY be sent if you click on the close icon in the top right of the ballon or if the balloon times out, it will NOT be sent if you click on the balloon. If you dont have balloons showing then all notifications will be sent via e-mail.

Version 1.8.4.0
* Fixed WhirlMon for the code that was removed from whirlpool on the 17th April

Version 1.8.3.9
* Add new feature in right click menu called "Show last Notification", its shortcut key is "N" (right click to show menu - press "N"), this item will only show when there was a message shown last as new and it was dismissed by you by clicking the X, or disappeared on its own, it will reshow the last notification.

Version 1.8.3.8
* Fixed whirlmon for latest Whirlpool webpage HTML changes

Version 1.8.3.7
* Whirlpool has now fixed the invalid HTML this updates reverts back to version 1.8.3.2

Version 1.8.3.5
* Fixed problem because of invalid HTML in whirlpool website, if they fix their problem i will have to fix it again :)

Version 1.8.3.2
* WhirlMon now has better error handling, even with the "Notify me of errors" turned off, the icon will have a "No Entry" symbol if there are any errors while updating, the user can then show the main window and click in the status bar to display the errors that occurred
* New option under Inter in the options dialog: "Always open threads with no new replys at the last post instead of the first", let me know if you find any bugs with this (note it will behave exactly as before if there are new posts to be read on the thread)
* Fixed minor issue with whim tracking where if you marked a whim as unread after you have read it the program would not notify you
* Other minor enhancements

Version 1.8.3.1
* Should have fixed problems with Firefox Version 3 users and links not opening in correct browser (Please let me know if you find any more browser problems)
* Download button in check for new version now asks you if you want to terminate the application
* PS: Sorry for the quick releases

Version 1.8.3.0
* New options added to sounds - you can now tell the program to use the Microsoft Text To Speech, to read out any notifications you recieve from WhirlMon when it updates (OFF by default)
* Whims are now tracked so that you arent notified more than once for a whim (of course the icon will still go YELLOW and they will still appear in the interface in bold)
* Other minor enhancements

Version 1.8.2.3
* Fixed speeling mistakes in some areas
* Added more sound options - On Error / Conatcts Online / Contacts Offline / Contacts Online/Offline
* Other minor enhancements

Version 1.8.2.2
* Whirlpool changed their login process slightly (it now has to be a GET request, it used to be able to be either)
* Fixed getting of External Access Key, it now works properly
* Fixed Log Me in, and out of browser menu options so they now work

Version 1.8.2.0
* Fixed bug when using INI settings, and the program would only save the first ignored thread
* Other minor enhancements

Version 1.8.1.9
* Bug found when opening multiple whims, some whims may not be opened in your browser, this is now fixed

Version 1.8.1.8
* Opening of links is now timed so that not too many links are attempted to open at once, see the Options - in the Misc tab

Version 1.8.1.6
* Fixed view on single page for threads
* Fixed the reading of the threads when they are viewed
* IE7 users who have their browser set to open in a new tab only should notice that multiple tabs load when viewing multiple items at a time, unforuntately i could only fix this by using a wait look to wait a certain amount of time in between launching each link

Version 1.8.1.5
* Fixed heaps of various things due to Whirlpool redesign
* Please let me know if any more bugs are found
* Thankyou to everyone who helped me with this :)

Version 1.8.1.0
* Fixed Recent posts listing to work with new look of whirlpool
* Although messages were being found, they were not loading in the main view of the app, this is now fixed
* Thanks to "Newcopia" for letting me know about these issues :)
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.8.0.6
* New option under "Update Frequencies", called "Notify me of update Errors via System Tray", disable this box to not show those pesky Update Failed messages when WhirlPool is having problems
* New option under "Contacts", called "Notify me of Errors via System Tray", disable this box to not show those pesky Update Failed messages when WhirlPool is having problems
* Program is now more compatible with IE 7.0, if you set the IE 7.0 tab options to always open in a new tab and reuse the window, but please remember you MUST STILL disable the "Open Webpages in New Browser Window whenever Possible" option in the "Interface" tab

Version 1.8.0.5
* Uninstall of setup now asks if you wish to delete all registry settings associated with WhirlMon
* New memory manager is used for faster and more robust memory allocations
* Minor bug with Ignoring Subscriptions on first update not working is now fixed (thanks to Dno-Know for giving me a heads up on the cause)
* Minor bug with Ignored Subscription threads still being opened when you view all Unread is now fixed (thanks to Dno-Know for giving me a heads up on the cause)
* Rigorous memory leak testing performed, no Memory Leaks Found!!!!

Version 1.8.0.4
* New option added under Update Frequences tab in options / setup wizard ("Track my subscribed threads"), uncheck this option to track your whims only and not your subscriptions

Version 1.8.0.3
* Certain parts of the program werent converting HTML entities, this is now fixed

Version 1.8.0.2
* The disabling of the HotTracking on the Threads/Whims list now works again
* & and other HTML entities are now being converted for use with the thread names in the balloon tooltips and in the main form
* If an update fails, subsequent updates will force the updating of the login cookies, before you had to close the program or go into options and click OK to get it to update

Version 1.8.0.1
* New option under Interface tab - "Clicking on New Posts tooltip balloon will open all new posts by default (Hold Control for old behaviour)"

Version 1.8.0.0
* New options added to Contact List options tab to change color or boldness of font for the contacts list
* Show Only Unread Threads/Whims option has been moved to the menu when you right click on the Threads/Whims list so that you can quickly disable and enable it
* Ignored threads are no longer shown when you have the show only unread threads/whims option enabled
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.7.0.6
* New tab in options called "Sounds", only one sound so far, it will fire when you have new unread whims / threads...

Version 1.7.0.5
* Only show Unread threads will now work for Your Posts threads as well
* All links should now be changed to use forums.whirlpool.net.au (please let me know if you find any that havnt been converted)
* Holding down Control while clicking on the balloon will automatically select view all unread threads / whims instead of showing main window
* This version experimental, many internal changes have been made to the program, please be aware of bugs and notify me if you find any, thanks :)

Version 1.7.0.2
* You can now Ignore and Unignore threads, this is most useful when you track the Your Posts list and you have posted in a thread that you no longer care about but dont want to disable the your posts or reduce the days, items will go a red/pinky colour when they are ignored, ignored threads will still be tracked but they will never be treated as unread until you unignore them and perform an update

Version 1.7.0.1
* Bug fixed that was introduced in version 1.7.0.0 where in the your posts section, you would still be notified of a post even if it was by you and there was only 1 post since the last post
* Fixed minor unicode related bugs

Version 1.7.0.0
* Unicode characters are now supported 100% (tray tooltip, tray balloon, form caption, list views and message dialogs)
* Bug fixed that was introduced in version 1.6.0.7 where you would still be notified of a post even if it was by you and there was only 1 post since the last post
* Icon added for create new thread menu item

Version 1.6.0.7
* No more funny characters for unicode nicknames, UniCode characters are now partially supported, they will be converted into their nearest UTF8 equivelant (a future version may supports unicode characters properly)
* New Menu option added to foum headings in thread/whims list allowing you to open a browser windows to create a new thread

Version 1.6.0.6
* Bug fixed where clicking on icon when balloon is showing would cause program window to show and then hide

Version 1.6.0.5
* Fixed possible Access Violation when System Tray Icon is double clicked, double clicking will now hide or show as wel as clicking singularly
* Old selection of contacts and thread/whims list is preserved when updating

Version 1.6.0.0
* Pressing enter while the threads / contacts list have the focus now executes view items
* New menu item added "View item(s) on single page" will open threads in single page, can be activated by Alt-Selecting/Alt-Entering
* Whim times are now tracked so that you know how long ago you received it (note: this is only an estimate as it is based on when the program first updated and found the whim)
* Hide Contact ID and Hide View URL options have been moved to the appearance tab of the options dialog
* You can now hide the window by clicking on the systray icon again when the window is shown
* Added option to disable hot tracking in the Interface tab in the options
* Added option to shade background of replies column for threads under the new Appearance options tab
* Added option to shade background of Last Post and Last Post Time columns for threads / whims under the new Appearance options tab
* Fixed possible bug when the program could update and error but not re-enable its menu items or change the icon back forcing a reload of the program
* Various minor bug fixes and additions

Version 1.5.5.0
* Your Posts threads now show the number of outstanding replies, just like the subscription threads do
* Whims (messages) heading showing incorrectly is now fixed
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.5.0.5
* Version 1500 was a bad version unfortunately, a few bugs i missed before i uploaded it
* Bug where clicking on an item while holding ctrl or shift in the thread/whims or contacts list would activate the View Item menu no longer occurrs
* Bug where clicking on a heading from the your posts list would activate the wrong thread no longer occurrs
* Bug where viewing an item on the your posts list would go to start of thread instead of end is now fixed
* Icon now turns green when program is updating
* New menu item added, "Subscribe" this menu item is only available for your posts thread items, it will subscribe to the thread and force an update
* When you unsubscribe from a thread the program will update if you have the Your Posts listing turned on, this so the items get updated

Version 1.5.0.0
* Program now supports the tracking of the "Your Posts" page, see the Update Frequencies tab in the options to set it up
* Your Posts data is tracked in the regsitry so that even if you close the program and re-open it, it will still notify you of any new posts since you closed down the program
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 1.0.0.0
* First non-beta release!!
* Both the contacts list and the thread/whims list now support multi select, hold shift and ctrl as usual to select multiples, menu items are shown and hidden as necessary (NOTE: Even if you dont have the Open In New Window option on, opening multiple items at a time will result in new windows)
* New menu item added to open all unread threads/whims at once and mark them as read
* New menu item for right click of contacts list, Show all Online users, will open a browser window listing all online users from the Whirlpool site
* New browser login options (Tested in IE and FirFox only), allow you to open browser window and log you on Temporarily or Permenantly within your browser, Logout option is available after successful update as well (NOTE: These options are only available if your logging in using manual username and password rather than IE Cookies)
* More robust updating engine
* Other minor enhancements / fixes
* Shortcut keys added to menu

Version 0.5.5.0
* Program now updates properly when changing states
* Last tab used for Options form is remembered
* New opion for minimizing the main window when an item is viewed, "Only when there are no unread Posts / Whims", will cause the main form to minimize only if there are no unread posts / whims.
* Other minor bug fixes

Version 0.5.0.0
* Program can now monitor contacts list and notify of users going offline / online
* Contacts are listed in main window, right click on items for actions on each contact
* Many options added to program
* You can now access an options dialog instead of the setup wizard
* Program now supports offline mode which stops the program from updating, default mode is Offline when Idle, this ensure that if you leave your computer you wont stay online as far as whirlpool is concerned, program Icon changes to red when you are offline or idle (offline)
* New items in menu Always Offline, Always Online, use these options to force your status
* Icons look prettier
* Many more enhancements / bug fixes and feature additions

Version 0.0.6.0
* New option "Always open webpage in new browser if possible" will force new windows to be opened
* Better threading for more response
* Bug when you have the only show unread items and you click on a thread and the thread would not disappear is now fixed
* Other minor changes

Version 0.0.5.0
* CPU time reduced significantly
* New option added "Only show unread Threads / Whims" will only list threads / whims that have outstanding messages
* Check for new version now uses Proxy Settings as well
* HTML sets and elements are now converted properly (eg & < &#xxx; ... etc)
* Other minor changes

Version 0.0.3.0
* Basic proxy authentication and proxy settings now available in Setup Wizard
* Minor bug in saving and loading of settings fixed
* Show balloon on new Threads / Whims option added
* Other mminor bug fixes

Version 0.0.2.0
* Mark as read now functions properly
* View Item menu option now funcitons properly
* Check for new version option added
* New option in setup wizard to mark threads with one reply being yourself as read automatically
* Other minor bug fixes
* Auto load option added
* Program now supports multiple profile, specify a profile name without spaces on the command-line

Version 0.0.1.1
* New column has been removed
* Forum names have now been added to the list view making it easier to read
* Program has new icon (hope i dont get into trouble)
* Icon changes to red when there are unread threads or whims
* The program has a new option to hide the View URL from the list
* New option added to save settings as INI file (In setup wizard), when the program opens it checks for its INI file in the same folder as the EXE if it is found it then switches to INI file mode, otherwise it reverts back to registry.
* Program has a proper About box now
* Webpage menu item added
* Tray tooltip now tells you how many unread threads and whims there are
* Unsubscribe option added to right click menu (for threads)
* Donate menu and icon has been added as per request :D
* Icons added to menus



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Download

You can download the latest version of WhirlMon here

Compatible with WIN32 and above Only

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Whirlpool Monitor (Win32 Installer)
 
Filename: WhirlMon1884.exe
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Standalone Download

You can download the latest standalone EXE version of WhirlMon here

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Whirlpool Monitor Standalone (ZIPped EXE)
 
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