On 10/14/2016 12:20 PM, Andy Bradford wrote:
Thus said Ross Berteig on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:14:03 -0700:

Something made the Windows Firewall fussier,  and I had to reassure it
during both test suite  runs that yes, it was ok  to let fossil.exe do
something. The prompt came  a long ways in to the  suite, but I didn't
check the prot file to see what test had prompted it. If that behavior
continues, it will make launching a bunch of builds and walking away a
lot less productive.

Dare you turn  off Admin Approval Mode in User  Account Control settings
in secpol.msc?  (assuming that's  where it is  still found  with Windows

I don't know. I am my own IT department, so I get to decide what risks I take. I'll have to think about that, but that certainly is one way around it.

I can say that Windows Firewall's list of programs "allowed to communicate through Windows Firewall" has a horrifically bad UI. It now has a bunch of rows in the list that all say just "fossil.exe". A Details button allows you to discover the full path to it by opening a box allowing you to edit some of the properties WF knows. But the OK button in that box re-orders the list of "fossil.exe" entries. Frustrating.

I don't know if there's anything at all that we can do to make that control more pleasant. Other items in that list have more friendly names. I'm not sure where those names came from, and if we could have one too. I'll poke at that sore spot in a while.

Ross Berteig                               r...@cheshireeng.com
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