Showing posts with label upgrading software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label upgrading software. Show all posts

Monday, November 20, 2017

New version of the IM server with minor improvements

We release new version 5.2.1 of Bopup Communication Server. It comes with small changes and improvements, and also fixes some minor issues in the server console application.

As always an existing instance of the communication server can be easily upgraded to the new version. Just download new server package (a small setup file can be used for version upgrade) from Download Center and launch on a computer running the IM server. Information on upgrade of the server software is also available in How to install software patches and upgrades "on-the-fly" article.

Bopup Communication Server version 5.2.1 — In-house chat server with message encryption and conversatons archive

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New major update of Bopup Communication Server released

Our IM server application has been updated and it's version 5.1.0 has been released. This recent update of Bopup Communication Server comes with many new additions and changes, most of useful and important are described below.

What's new in Bopup Communication Server 5.1.0:

Added localization to Russian language
This release of the communication server added Russian translation including interface of the Setup Wizard, Desktop and Program menu shortcuts and the interface of Management Console. The localization also applied the IM Client Configuration Tool. This is the most useful and important update for our Russian customers and users.

Showing data from Messaging History is speed up
Management Console improved the speed of result list update showing data in Message History views. Prior versions could take a lot of time to refresh that lists if a huge number of messages and transfer have been selected. Now it should work faster and show up to 65,535 records instead of previous 10,000.

Management Console checks and registers IM service module if it is missing
Another annoying and common issue that our customers might face with is a sudden missing of Bopup Communication Server service from Services list. This could appear during Windows update or during a upgrade of the communication server software to a new version. Now the Management Console checks that the service exists in the system and registers it if otherwise.

Saving message logs to text files
The new version activates the option to save shown instant messages and file transfers in the Message History to a text file even no data is currently selected. In this case all shown data will be saved into a file. Otherwise only selected messages and transfers will be saved.

Fixed issues with upgrade previous versions
We noticed that sometimes new version 5.x of the IM server could not update an existing version 4.x correctly and interface of the Management Console started showing bugs like some resources missing. That could appear of the communication server was initially installed to a directory that differs from default location at "\Program Files\Bopup Communication Server\" (or "\Program Files (x86)\Bopup Communication Server\" on 64-bit systems) so some newly added resources of version 5.x still copied to default location. The version 5.1.0 fixed this.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recommended update of the messenger and observer clients

We updated both IM clients and released new versions of Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer applications. We highly recommend to update existing versions of the IM software because the recent update fixes a crash of the application on Windows shutdown or version upgrade.

Download Bopup Messenger 6.8.7 and Bopup Observer 5.7.3 — Corporate LAN messengers with encryption of data and support of Active Directory environment

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bopup Communication Server fixes issues with creation of user accounts from messenger clients

New version 4.3.3 of the communication server has been published. It is a minor update of the software that only fixes issues with creation of user accounts from instant messaging clients.

It is easy to update existing instance of Bopup Communication Server with keeping all settings, data and history. Just download and launch a new setup package of the server on a computer running the IM server. Even the communication server was installed with built-in SQL server it can be upgraded using a smaller installation file that comes with no SQL server.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.3.3

Monday, May 20, 2013

The IM server enables the "Hide Organizational Units that are not available to users" option

New version of Bopup Communication Server is available for download. The version 4.1.7 implements the "Hide Organizational Units that are not available to users" on the Contact List tab of the Options dialog. That setting was added in a few releases ago but was not available for change and was grayed out. It enables a rebuild of Organizational Units structure in the user's Contact List shown in the messenger if some of units are not available due to user's Organizational Unit permissions. It can be important and useful to customers that want to hide and to do not show other units to users if they are not available.

The new version also fixes issue with disappearing users in the console if their parent Organizational Unit is moved.

It is easy to upgrade existing version of the server to the new one. Just launch a setup wizard of the new installation package to automatically upgrade the software to the latest version with keeping all application's settings and history.

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.1.7

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New version 4.1.2 of Bopup Communication Server

We released new update of the communication server software, and it's version 4.1.2 is available for download. This latest release comes with minor improvements and changes and this is not a priority update for the software.

Are you still using "old" versions of the IM software?

If you still use old versions of the communication server and messenger clients then it is a good time today to upgrade to the latest versions. Even you have oldest versions like version 3.3 installed you can easily and quickly migrate to the latest software. We have a document that overviews all the steps you need to follow on upgrade, check it out here

  1. Install new version of the IM server over existing software
  2. Upload new versions of the messengers (MSI packages) on the server through Management Console in order to update the IM clients
  3. Enjoy with functions available in new versions

Download Bopup Communication Server version 4.1.2

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Annual cost for Upgrade Service is reduced for a small amount of the IM clients

Great news for small-size companies! We reduced the cost for Upgrade Service subscription for our customers who bought a small amount of the instant messengers. Now the annual fee for 10 and up to 20 IM clients is only $55 US. This cost includes upgrades to new versions of the starting from 2nd year. We reduced this price from 125 USD for companies that applied our offer for small-size companies and got the communication server at no cost. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New magor versions of Bopup IM software are now available!

We glad to announce that we released new major updates both of the communication server and instant messaging client software. Bopup Communication Server 4.0, Bopup Messenger 6.0 and Bopup Observer 5.0 are now available on our website at Download Center

The new releases look and work like prior versions of the software. But great improvements and changes are inside: the software is built on a all-new client/server communication protocol which was improved and made more stable and flexible.

Since version 4.0 of the communication server is incompatible with prior versions of the instant messaging clients then existing IM software should be updated in a right way. Please review the How to upgrade prior versions of Bopup Communication Server to version 4.0 and update the IM clients document which explains how to move and migrate to the new versions both of the IM server and messenger software more quick and easy.

Whats new:

Among a huge number of improvements, changes and additions the new version of Bopup Communication Server introduces a new user account type: "Power User" to addition to existing "Administrator" and "User" types. This account type received permissions to send urgent messages and set advanced options for outgoing file transfers like administrators.

See the table below that shows permissions for all available user account types.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bopup Messenger 5.6.1 and Bopup Observer 4.4.1 fix issues with updating/removing existing common settings using a new setup.ini file

New versions of the have been released: Bopup Messenger version 5.6.1 and Bopup Observer version 4.4.1. These versions fix minor issues with deleting existing common settings from the [MESSAGING] section of the INI file on upgrade.

The new version of Bopup Messenger client also adds Ctrl+F5 hotkey in the main window to retrieve and update Contact List and assigned messaging groups from the communication server in manual mode.

We have also updated the SETUP.INI file in the Downloads section on our website because version of the configuration file did not include the most of newly added settings from the [RECEIVING] section designed for receiving group and news messages supported by the latest versions of the messengers.

Download new versions of the Bopup IM client software

Friday, June 24, 2011

New versions of the instant messenger enhance receiving and notification usability

New major versions of the IM clients have been released today. Bopup Messenger version 5.6.0 and Bopup Observer version 4.4.0 add and improve message receiving performance. The new versions add separate notification settings for receiving personal messages, i.e. messages sent directly to a user, and for receiving group and news messages. This allows to tune the messengers more effectively and handy.

In addition in order to do not overload a single tab of the options dialog box Bopup Messenger adds different tab for the sending options.

SETUP.INI file changes
Since sending and receiving options have been moved to another tabs in Bopup Messenger client the SETUP.INI configuration file has been also changes by a little. Settings from [MESSAGING] tab have been moved to two different sections: to [SENDING] and [RECEIVING].

The new version of Bopup Messenger also moves the "OpenMinimizedSendingDialog" option from [HIDDEN] section of the SETUP.INI file to [RECEIVING] section. It is also available for receiving group/news messages and added as a new "GroupOpenMinimizedSendingDialog" setting too. For more information please download and see comments in the SETUP.INI configuration file So if you use and plan to distribute the new versions of the instant messaging clients via the setup.ini file please update your existing file first.

Download new versions of the instant messengers

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Minor version update of Bopup Communication Server

Bopup Communication Server version 3.3.26 has been released. This version of the IM server adds minor improvements and changes.

By the way, it is easy to install over existing software. Do you read our How to apply patches and upgrades for the Bopup Instant Messaging (IM) software article that describes an upgrading procedure both for the communication server and ?

Download Bopup Communication Server version 3.3.26

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Critical fix: Issue with a blank convesation in the Sending Session dialog

New version of Bopup Messenger 5.5.12 have been released. It fixes a critical issue with a blank conversation dialog that appears in the Sending Session window if it automatically pops up on incoming new message. This bug occurs only of the local Message History in the messenger is turned on and only in versions 5.5.10 and 5.5.11 of the .

We strongly recommend our customers and clients to update their messenger software to avoid this issue. New version 5.5.12 can be downloaded from

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Known issue: Silent upgrade of the IM clients requires administrative rights

A new issue has been discovered by us. It belongs to the UpgradeUI setting under the [INSTALL] section of the setup.ini configuration file that can be used on clear installations and/or upgrading existing versions of the .

The UpgradeUI option controls the user interface (UI) mode that should be displayed by the Setup Wizard of the IM client on upgrading an existing version via MSI setup package. This option can be used only if a new version of the messenger is distributed from the communication server.

The following values are accepted:
0 — Show dialogs of the Setup Wizard with automated processing of an upgrade.
1 — Display only progress indicator with no any dialogs.
2 — Silent mode with displaying no progress bar and dialogs.

So if the UpgradeUI=2 is used then the MSI setup package is launched with the /quiet command line parameter which requires administrative rights on a client computer! We advise our customers to do not use this value if they are not sure that the installation package of the instant messenger will be launched under a user with administrative rights on computer.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The SETUP.INI is extended to provide more customization in the instant messengers

New versions of the have been released: Bopup Messenger 5.5.9 and Bopup Observer 4.3.23 are available for download. These versions of the IM clients provide support for updated and improved setup.ini configuration which now offers more customization on clear installations and extends managing existing settings on upgrades of the software.

What's new:

Added "ReceivingFolder" option in the setup.ini file to specify a directory for received files
By default, the instant messengers store all received files and documents in user's My Documents folder by creating Bopup Messenger or Bopup Observer (depends on IM client) subdirectory there. Now that folder can be specified through the setup.ini configuration file and set as a "common" option for all users on the same computer.

Added "CreateDateSubfolders" option in the setup.ini file
The newly added option called "CreateDateSubfolders" allows to control creation of subdirectories in the receiving folder called current date. By default, the instant messengers always create new subfolders in the receiving directory to place received data. Now that setting can be set off.

Added functionality to remove installed "common" options on upgrade 
Another major addition is an ability to delete existing "common" options in the IM client software on installing new versions (upgrade procedure). "Common" settings could be always overwritten by specifying new values in the setup.ini file during upgrade. Now "common" options can be also removed from the software by specifying "-" (minus sign) as a value of the setting. For more information refer comments and descriptions in the setup.ini configuration file.

No needs to place the setup.ini file with the same options 
A great change is added to the MSI package functionality. Now there are no needs to place setup.ini file with the same options each time on installing new versions/upgrades to keep existing "common" settings. If the instant messengers were previously installed with a set of non-changed settings then all new versions can be installed over existing software with no applying the setup.ini file: all previously set settings will be kept unchanged and will not be deleted.

Download the new versions of the instant messengers and the setup.ini

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Issues with the SETUP.INI configuration file of the IM client software

New issue has been discovered by us on using the setup.ini configuration file to setup common and predefined settings both in Bopup Messenger and Bopup Observer client products. The issue is related to keeping existing common options on upgrading the to a new version.

Current functionality requires that the setup.ini must be used with the same or overwritten values on upgrade via MSI setup package. Otherwise all the common settings in the messenger applied to all users on the computer will be deleted and will be set as allowed to change (inverted from the "grayed out" state).

Currently we think on this issue and will provide a way on how to keep existing common settings in the software even a new setup.ini file is not used on an upgrade. At the same time, of course, we need to implement a way on how to remove currently installed common options. We will keep posted our users and customers on changes we can make, stay updated!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Small update of the one-way messaging client: Bopup Observer version 4.3.19 released

After a release of Bopup Messenger 5.5.5 we've built a new version of Bopup Observer. It's version 4.3.19 includes the same bug fixes and additions that come with the . The changes are:

  • Added support for the "UpgradeIU" option in the setup.ini file that manages the Setup Wizard interface on upgrade
  • Fixed error with deleting and reseting settings of the program on upgrade

Download Bopup Observer version 4.3.19

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bopup Messenger version 5.5.5 fixes and improves notification functionality on receiving new messages

Today, the first version of the Bopup IM software has been released in 2011 year. Bopup Messenger version 5.5.5 is now available for download. What are advantages that come with this version?

Fixed error on sending messages with Enter key if multiple sending dialogs are opened

This bug fix is related to the "Send messages with Enter key" option in the messenger. If that option is enabled and multiple sending dialogs are opened then the Enter key works only in the last opened dialog.

Fixed small issues with contact list icon notification and flashing dialog titles on receiving messages

Previous versions starting from 5.5.3 added a new function that flashes sending dialog titles in the Task Bar if a new message comes and should be red. There were some minor bugs and issues with it and sometimes the dialog title still flashes even the new message has been displayed and red.

Fixed issue with two instances of the messenger after Windows system starts

We heard from our users that sometimes the messenger starts twice on Windows startup. We found that Bopup Messenger creates two run values in the registry because it incorrectly detects a version of Windows.

Fixed error with deleting and reseting settings of the program on upgrade

This is a very annoying bug because all user's settings are reseted and not restored on upgrading to a new version if a common setup.ini file is not used on a computer. This bug comes from version 5.5.2 in which we add support for predefined options in the setup.ini.

Added support for the "UpgradeIU" option in the setup.ini file that manages the Setup Wizard interface on upgrade

A new option in the setup.ini configuration file is added. It is called "UpgradeIU" and is located under the new [INSTALL] section of the file. This option lets manage a user interface of the Setup Wizard on an upgrade procedure. Please note that the option will work only if you feature on the communication server, upload the MSI package and use the setup.ini file. You can specify and set one from 3 available modes: 1) Show setup dialogs with automated update; 2) Show only progress indicator on upgrade; 3) Use a silent mode with no setup dialogs and progress.
For more information see description of the setting in the setup.ini file itself.

Download the new version of Bopup Messenger 5.5.5 and update your existing setup.ini file from

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bopup Communication Server version 3.3.20 has been released

New version 3.3.20 of Bopup Communication Server is available to download at

What's New
  • Information on user's current/last session is shown under his account details on the profile page. 
  • User's account profile page contains the name of Organizational Unit and it's location (path) within parent units. 
  • This version gives another 30-day trial if it is installed above an existing version. 

About Bopup Communication Server

Bopup Communication Server is an instant messaging server for private IM, internal chat and secure collaboration over corporate and business networks. It provides Active Directory support and integration, message and file archiving, offline messaging and document distribution with a strong encryption of transmitted data. The server offers various authentication modes to accept user connections, manages user groups from a single place, supports and handles easy and very effective distribution of documents and important events from the IM server to employees and users.

Since the communication server is designed for business and enterprise-level environments it is intended to install and organize a private and internal chat system and real-time communication platform for companies with no outside access too. Bopup Communication Server is easy and fast to set up which takes about few minutes to get completed. It comes with embedded SQL server to host it's database or can be installed using an existing MS SQL Server software.

The communication server includes a built-in functionality to upgrade IM client software with uploading new versions of the messengers on the server. End-user messaging applications can be also distributed and deployed with pre-installed settings and options that reduces an overall time of software setup. And the IM client branding feature lets upload company's image, logotype on the communication server and show it in the messengers interface. It is highly important for companies and organizations that want to get their messaging software in a common corporate style.

More information is available on IM Server product page  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New version 4.3.15 of Bopup Observer comes with small improvements and enhancements

Version 4.3.15 of Bopup Observer is available. The new version of this secure one-way messenger provides small improvements and bugfixes. See the changed below.

Extended support of SETUP.INI configuration file

Added support of the "DisplayMode" option in the setup.ini file to format displayed user names. This value contols how to display user names in the program interface. The "DisplayMode" setting is located under the [CONTACTS] section and previously this value was used only by Bopup Messenger client. Please note that the option cannot be changed from a program interface, it can be set only as a common option on installing/deploying the software.

The setup.ini configuration file also contains the [HIDDEN] section. Options from that section are used to control and tune the messaging clients more efficiently. Since options under this section are hidden then they are not shown as standard checkboxes in the messengers. The new version of the observer now can override previously set hidden options when a new hidden options are specified in the setup.ini configuration file on version upgrading.

For more information on download the setup.ini file or refer to our IM Software FAQ section.

GUI and functionality bug fixes

Fixed an availability of the "Log history" menu item if common option is set. There was a bug in the messenger when a logging history option can be managed by a user from main menu even that option was set as common and non-changed for all users on a computer.

This version also fixes opening URL/network/e-mail and other types of links shown in incoming messages.

Download new version from

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Found a problem with a brand logo uploaded on the IM server

We have discovered error with downloading and displaying branding image logo in the IM clients, in Bopup Messenger starting from version 5.4.10 and in Bopup Observer version 4.3.10 and higher. This issue relates to incorrect detection of a client version on the communication server so the logo is not delivered to the messenger. This may cause errors and issues with establishing connection on the messenger startup.

This issue also has an effect with updating IM client versions from Bopup Communication Server. This is a server-side error and it will be fixed ASAP.