Greetings investigators!

LinkScope version 1.6.0 is now publicly available! Download the installer for the software from the ‘Downloads’ page.

A lot went into this release, from bug fixes and subtle improvements to workflows to the re-architecting of certain parts of the software. The application is now considerably lighter, and distributing your own modules is easier than ever!

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the Module Packs GitHub repository to see how to create your own modules and module packs. In brief, you can now add both local and remote sources to get modules and module packs from. Everything is synced on startup, and all the requirements are automatically managed by the software and the author of the modules. You no longer have to download and set up everything (unless you want to, of course). All the usual warnings apply, when it comes to interacting with other people’s code: Do not add untrusted sources, do not install module packs from untrusted sources, and do not load or run modules from untrusted third parties.

The software also automatically checks the public LinkScope Client repository for updates. For clients that have different requirements, this can be disabled or changed to check alternate sources. Automatic updates lets us ensure that users are running the latest and greatest version of the software, without having to use the updater to re-install. Updating requires administrator / root permissions on the system.

There are also a lot of improvements under the hood that you may or may not notice, such as improvements to how LQL queries work (including, as mentioned, being able to select the query results on the current canvas), the option to open the project’s files directory from within the software, and quite a bit of bug squashing. You can see the full details on our Github page.

Please note that this version of LinkScope is not immediately compatible with projects made with previous versions.

What are you waiting for? Download the latest version and check it out!

Best Wishes,