The latest Lighthouse release with the funky version number 1.2.3 brings a few Leopard-specific fixes and enhancements. It’s nothing major, but contains some important fixes related to Leopard as well as some minor bugfixes.
Most importantly, 1.2.3 fixes an issue with Leopard 10.5.1 where the trial period would unintentionally get cut down to a single day for some users. This happened because of a software piracy protection scheme built into Lighthouse that would get triggered by a certain new behavior of the underlying software libraries after the 10.5.1 update. This shouldn’t happen anymore, so all users (even those who have already had their full 14-day test-ride) will get (another) trial period. Please note that you can always contact us about a trial license, should you need another trial period after the built-in one!
Other than that, Lighthouse 1.2.3 fixes a few minor issues related to networking that are mostly encountered on Leopard only, including a very rare hang.
As a little bonus, Lighthouse 1.2.3 now comes with high resolution icons for both the application itself and the exported port mapping profiles, making it look really shiny when viewed in CoverFlow, for example!
If you are still using Tiger, fret not: Lighthouse 1.2.3 is still fully compatible with Tiger, so you are not missing out on any new features or bugfixes. Well, apart from the high resolution icons, that is, since only Leopard can display them. On Tiger, you won’t notice a difference with the new icons. However, Lighthouse is not going to become Leopard-only anytime soon, as we currently intend to keep it backwards-compatible with Tiger during Leopard’s lifecycle.
Lighthouse 1.2.3 is available here.