ISL AlwaysOn 2.2.2 for Windows and Mac (2014-09-30)


General Information

On 30th of September the following was released:

  • ISL AlwaysOn 2.2.2 for Windows (release_date=2014-09-30, revision=36406, platform=win32,os_version=0x5010000-0x7fffffff)
  • ISL AlwaysOn 2.2.2 for Macintosh (release_date=2014-09-30, revision=36438, platform=mac,os_version=0x0a0600-0x0affff)

All updates have release date set to 2014-09-30. Your ESS will need to be same or higher to be able to update your server. This release is available to all countries except Japan.

Upgrading to new version

Hosted service users please check Upgrading Hosted Service.

Server license users please check Upgrading Server License.


New features

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - Support restart and resume on mac computers [ISLALWAYSON-351] More


Users are now able to restart remote Macintosh computer ( running OSX 10.6 or later ) and reconnect to the same session.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop - Migrate connect options during setup [ISLALWAYSON-474] More


In previous versions Autotransport connect options were located in multiple locations in registry. Connect options are now generalized, global connect options are located in :

"HKLM\ISL Online\AutoTransport\Connect Options"

In addition to global connection options each product now also has its own connect options which overrides the globally defined ones. Products connect options are located in:

"HKCU\ISL Online[product]\Connect Options"

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - Add setting for download client [ISLALWAYSON-542] More


New settings has been added to ISL AlwaysOn program. The settings, when enabled, will force to download ISL Light Client instead of using embedded ISL Light when users are trying to access this ISL AlwaysOn computer.

The setting can be found in ISL AlwaysOn settings under Desktop Sharing window - Download Client. In order to check Download client, Use default server settings has to be unchecked.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - switching between multiple monitors does not work [ISLALWAYSON-557] More


Added support for streaming multiple monitors on Macintosh computers. Users connected to Macintosh computers are now also able to select 1 monitor for viewing. To select it users have to click on Tools -> Select View region -> Monitor X.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop - System Info Plugin support [ISLALWAYSON-575] More


Added System information plugin support for ISL Light 4.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - Use embedded ISL Light [ISLALWAYSON-576] More


With new version of ISL AlwaysOn the file transfer and desktop plugins are embedded in the program. Because the desktop plugin is already embedded in the program, ISL Light Client is not needed when accessing ISL AlwaysOn computer. This decreases the time for the remote computer to start streaming.

Due to plugins being embedded in the program there are limitations in comparison with ISL Light Client:

- No support for chat functionality

- No support for audio chat functionality

- No support for video stream functionality

File transfer embedded plugin does not have support for changing file transfer destination. All files that are transferred to remote computer are automatically saved to user's desktop.

By default this embedded ISL Light is used when connecting to remote computer.

There are 2 ways to use the old downloadable version of ISL Light Client:

1. Selecting Download client (Longer connection time) from ISL AlwaysOn Connect dialog

2. Selecting Download client in ISL AlwaysOn Settings - Desktop Sharing ( you need to uncheck Use default server settings in order to check Download client )

Defect fixes

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - ISL AlwaysOn does not start on OSX 10.10 [ISLALWAYSON-475] More


ISLAlwaysOn service failed to start on OSX 10.10 operating system. Support for OSX 10.10 was added to the application.

The defect was fixed.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - Keyboard - Cannot enter shortcut Cmd+Space, Ctrl+Space and few other issues  [ISLALWAYSON-510] More


Users may have experienced keyboard issues when connecting to Macintosh computer. Shorcuts such as cmd+space , ctrl+space and other did not work as expected. The keyboard handling functionality was redesigned, improving support for keyboard shortcuts along with improved interpretation of transferred characters.

The defect was fixed.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop Mac - cannot login to AlwaysOn program - the connection is missing in .islonline/cache/Grid  [ISLALWAYSON-566] More


Users were unable to login using ISL AlwaysOn if the connection to a server was present in the configuration of ISL AlwaysOn but was missing in /etc/.islonline. Login functionality was redesigned, in case the connection is missing in /etc/.islonline directory, the login will not fail.

The defect was fixed.

ISL AlwaysOn - Desktop UNIX - not handling signals [ISLALWAYSON-572] More


ISL AlwaysOn did not use handling of signals ( sigchild, sigpipe, ...) which in some occurrences caused crash of the program. Support for handling signals was added to the application, increasing it's stability.

The defect was fixed.

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