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SuperDuper 2.6.4

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New from Shirt Pocket is SuperDuper 2.6.4, an update to the popular drive-cloning and backup software. Version 2.6.4 is primarily a maintenance release that concerns itself with improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and introduces a number of bug fixes. These include an issue that was causing copying operations on highly active files to fail and an incompatibility between the app’s AppleScript dictionary with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. SuperDuper now also prevents copy destinations from being ejected during a copy operation. (Free for basic functionality, $27.95 for additional features, free update, 2.9 MB)

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Hal Espen  2011-07-19 15:11
"New"? I guess so, if you mean the v. 2.6.4 that was released 10 days ago.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-07-19 15:41
Yep. There's this little thing called Lion that's been taking up our time, so we haven't had the brainspace to look for updates as often as we'd like. Now if only Time Machine actually provided more time rather than just backing up data!
Hal Espen  2011-07-22 10:50
Fair enough, and pardon my persnickety. I too have been devoting a lot of my time to the Lion transition so I became a little childish about the seemingly unnecessary detour I took from feverish Lion prep in order to confirm that when your SuperDuper! update post popped up in my RSS feed, it was, in fact, the same update I'd promptly installed what seemed like ages ago. So I whined.
Hal Espen  2011-07-22 11:14
And another thing! My constructive suggestion for next time would be, instead of beginning the post with "New from..." I'd write:"SuperDuper! released a new Lion-ready version of its Mac backup software on July 9..." I used to be an editor, so I can't help myself.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-07-25 13:13
A good idea in situations like this where we're coming a bit late to the party, though we do date every article for just this sort of reason, since every temporal statement has to be taken in context of the article date.