Exponent Version History


For details on updating the XTPlus firmware, refer to the “Updating the TAPlus Firmware.doc” document located in the Utilities directory on your Exponent CD.

The numbers below are the major and minor version numbers, build number and issue number. So 2,0,1,0 is version 2.0 build 1 issue 0. All release versions for build 1 and later are issue 0 so anything higher in the last group of digits is a test / special version.

Windows Platform Support:

Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4 and 2000 are no longer supported by Exponent.
 The last version that runs on 95 and NT4 is 3.0.5.0.
 The last version that runs on 98 and Me is 4.0.13.0.
 The last version that runs on 2000 is 5,1,2,0.

Therefore the currently supported platforms for version 6,0,0,0 onwards are: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. 32 and 64 bit systems are supported for all these platforms.

Error in Egg Testing Haugh Unit Calculation

It has come to our attention that the Haugh Unit calculation in Exponent/Exponent Lite software (versions 6.1.15.0 and lower) has an error in the location of a bracket within the formula. This is due to how formulas are translated into computer instructions.

Incorrect:

HU = 100log(h-(1.7w)0.37+7.6)

Correct:

HU = 100log(h-1.7w0.37+7.6)

We have made the appropriate correction for all future software versions (including Connect software) and can advise the following:

The grading of eggs may be affected.  Changes will be most noticeable for those eggs that have a thin albumen (below 4mm) and coupled with a higher weight (e.g. 75g). For the majority of egg weights and albumen heights (that would have resulted in a high Haugh Unit) the egg grading will be unchanged.

 

6,1,16,0 (14th August 2018)

6,1,15,0 (21st February 2018)

6,1,14,0 (27th November 2017)

6,1,13,0 (17th August 2017)

6,1,12,0 (5th May 2017)

6,1,11,0 (21st October 2016)

6,1,10,0 (16th March 2016)

6,1,9,0 (6th October 2015)

6,1,8,0 (5th June 2015)

6,1,7,0 (8th October 2014)

6,1,6,0 (4th September 2014)

6,1,5,0 (5th December 2013)

6,1,4,0 (25th September 2013)

6,1,3,0 (21st Aug 2013)

6,1,2,0 (9th July 2013)

6,1,1,0 (20th April 2013)

6,1,0,0 (4th April 2013)

New signed USB drivers are included for Windows 8 compatibility. These drivers are suitable for all supported operating systems.
The drivers will be pre-installed by the setup program so, depending on the operating system, the new hardware wizard is simplified or suppressed when the USB is connected. If the USB is connected before the software is installed then cancel any Hardware Wizard windows that appear until the software installation is in progress.

6,0,7,0 (21st December 2012)

6,0,6,0 (18th July 2012)

6,0,5,0 (7th June 2012)

6,0,4,0 (17th May 2012)

6,0,3,0 (14th May 2012)

6,0,2,0 (2nd Feb 2012)

6,0,1,0 (25th Jan 2012)

Now built with Microsoft Foundation Class Library version 10.

New Spreadsheet component used. This has many internal advantages plus more columns and rows. A huge effort has been made to ensure old spreadsheets load correctly but you may see a few minor formatting differences. The Export will now be in the BIFF8 format, which is the format used by Excel 97, Excel 2000, and Excel 2002. The old package exported in a format used by Excel 4.0 / 5.0 so this may be a problem if you are importing into very old software.

Exponent now integrates with Window Explorer to provide optional column information, file properties panel and thumbnails.

5,1,2,0 (29th Sep 2011)

5,1,1,0 (1st Jun 2011)

5,1,0,0 (14th Apr 2011)

5,0,9,0 (14th Feb 2011)

5,0,8,0 (7th Dec 2010)

5,0,7,0 (  20th Oct 2010)

5,0,6,0 ( 13th Aug 2010)

5,0,5,0 (23rd Jul 2010)

5,0,4,0 A (14th Jul 2010)

5,0,4,0 (6th Jul 2010)

5,0,3,0 (11th May 2010)

5,0,2,0 (19th April 2010)

5,0,1,0 (16th April 2010)

5,0,0,0 (30th March 2010)

Now built with Microsoft Foundation Class Library version 9.0.30729.4148 hence windows 95, 98 and Me have been dropped. This does provide the new Vista appearance when running on Vista and above.

Please Note: Some toolbar features are not compatible with the previous version. Therefore, to ensure the toolbars are recreated correctly when updating from a previous version, the location for storing custom settings has been changed. This does mean that your custom toolbar configuration will be lost when you update but it allows the old and new versions to co-exist (installed in different locations). Saved toolbar configurations will still load but you may see an extra space on the left side of the main window, that does not paint properly, if the configuration was saved with the Project panel unpinned (in pop-out mode).
If you end up with a corrupted layout after loading a toolbar configuration that you can not recover from then you can reset to default settings by holding down the shift key at startup while the main window is created. E.g. if you are using the standard logging window then hold the shift key down when you click on the OK button and keep it pressed until the main window has appeared.

 New USB drivers included with XP64, Vista64 and Windows 7 64 support.

4,0,13,0 (5th May 2009)

4,0,12,0 (9th December 2008)

4,0,11,0 (12th November 2008)

4,0,10,0 (27th August 2008)

4,0,9,0 (7th May 2008)

Also:

4,0,8,0 (12th February 2008)

4,0,7,0 (1st February 2008)

4,0,6,0 (3rd December 2007)

4,0,5,0 (7th September 2007).

4,0,4,0 ( 7th June 2007).

4,0,3,0 ( 19th March 2007).

4,0,2,0 ( 16th March 2007).

4,0,1,0 (2nd March 2007).

3,0,5,0 (22nd August 2006).

3,0,4,0 (10th August 2006).

3,0,3,0 (9th June 2006).

3,0,2,0 (8th June 2006).

3,0,1,0 (21st April 2006).

2,0,7,0 (29th November 2005).

2,0,6,0 (2nd September 2005).

2,0,5,0 (25th July 2005).

2,0,4,0 (8th June 2005).

2,0,3,0 (18th May 2005).

2,0,2,0 (10th May 2005).

2,0,1,0 (1st April 2005).

The following use the old numbering system where the last group of digits show the release number.

2,0,0,9 (30 July 2004).

2,0,0,8 (23 April 2004).

2,0,0,7 (25 February 2004).

2,0,0,6 (3 February 2004).

2,0,0,5 (3 December 2003).

2,0,0,4 (29 October 2003).

2,0,0,3 (22 August 2003).

2,0,0,2 (25 July 2003).

2,0,0,1 (1 July 2003).

1,1,0,7 Beta (27 June 2003).

1,1,0,6 Beta (26 June 2003).

1,1,0,5 Beta (18 June 2003).

1,1,0,4 Beta (17 June 2003).

1,1,0,3 Beta (10 June 2003).

1,1,0,2 Beta (21 May  2003).

1,1,0,1a Beta (16 May 2003).

1,1,0,1 Beta (15 May 2003).

1,1,0,0 Beta (13 May 2003).

1,0,0,103 Beta (9 May 2003).

1,0,0,102 Beta (7 Apr. 2003).

1,0,0,101 Beta (28 Mar. 2003).

1,0,0,100 Beta (26 Mar. 2003).

1,0,0,99 Beta (18 Mar. 2003).

1,0,0,98 Beta (17 Mar. 2003).

1,0,0,97 Beta (10 Feb. 2003).

1,0,0,96 Beta (4 Feb 2003).

1,0,0,95 Beta (24 Jan 2003).

1,0,0,94b Beta (9 Jan 2003).

1,0,0,94 Beta (8 Jan 2003).

1,0,0,93 Beta (24 Dec 2002).

1,0,0,92 Release (25 Sep 2002).

 1,0,0,91 Release (12 Sep 2002).

1,0,0,90 Release (22 Aug 2002).

1,0,0,89 Release.

1,0,0,88 Release.

1,0,0,87 Release.

1,0,0,86 Release.

1,0,0,85 Release.

1,0,0,84 Release.

1,0,0,83 Release.

1,0,0,82 Release.

1,0,0,81 Release.

1,0,0,80 Release.

1,0,0,79 Release.

1,0,0,78 Release.

1,0,0,77 Release.

1,0,0,76 Release.

1,0,0,75 Release.

1,0,0,74 Release.

1,0,0,73 Release.

1,0,0,72 Release.

Version prior to this were Beta copies.


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