Release Notes: The Mail Notification plugin now operates properly with all RFC-compliant mail servers (previous versions had trouble with some servers). The tcp-connect and JDBC probes now work properly, and problems with XMPP notification recipient addressing have been fixed.
Release Notes: Plugins may now request a tab in the Mars main window. This is intended for the development of visualization plugins. Two new plugins are included. The first is an XML Snapshot plugin, which can be used with XSLT to display Mars status via the Web. The second is a Client Debugger, for tracking down problems with user-defined probes. A few minor bugs have also been fixed.
Release Notes: Opening configuration files from the command line (broken in 2.2.4) works again. The XMPP notification plugin now handles client connections properly. Minor fixes were made to the open/save configuration file dialogs, and to configuration file opening on Mac OS X. Also, Mars' user interface has undergone a minor overhaul. Mars now has a menu bar, and the host/service tree is completely keyboard editable. All existing Mars 2.2.4 users are urged to upgrade to Mars 2.2.5.
Release Notes: This release adds an XMPP (Jabber) notification plugin and JDBC probe extension. It adds a Mac OS X integration plugin, and creates a new Mac OS X "native" distribution for easier install and limited Finder integration on Mac OS X. A 'j14' binary distribution has been added for use on Java 1.4, or Java 1.3 with an XML parser already installed, to cut down on download size.
Release Notes: This release adds regular expression searching in HTTP responses, HTTPS probing via an included probe extension, expand/collapse buttons to show and hide all monitored services quickly, and the ability to specify the window geometry from the command line. The date output has been tweaked to conform to ISO 8601. A bug wherein Mars would send an LF where a CRLF was required has been fixed.
Release Notes: This release includes several feature and user interface enhancements, including per-service notification configuration, enhancements to the mail notification plugin, and a new plugin for logging probe events to a CSV file for offline analysis. Also fixed is a bug that kept mail notification from working with certain SMTP servers.
Release Notes: Mars can now dynamically load probes and plugins at startup, allowing full use of the extension mechanisms that have been around (in limited form) since 2.1. This version also includes a status bar (so you can watch Mars work) and enhancements to the notification plugins.
Release Notes: The Mars engine now allows probes for text-based TCP services to be defined via an XML probe definitions file, which lets users add new service types without resorting to writing Java code. A new "tcp-connect" service type was also added for testing services whose protocols Mars doesn't speak yet. This version also fixes a bug in SMTP probing.
Release Notes: Various UI improvements and a new UI Notification plugin.
Release Notes: Mars now allows the user to specify a path to monitor for HTTP services. This allows Mars to check the status of specific Web apps, not just entire Web servers. The host/service tree can now be edited while Mars is monitoring.