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Development of "original" TeraTerm stopped almost 10 years ago at version 2.3. Then in 2002 Ayera Technologies released TeraTerm Pro 3.1.3 supporting SSH2, however Ayera Technologies neither made their source open, nor was providing technical support. Starting summer 2004 Yutaka Hirata, software designer from Japan, has been developing open source version of TeraTerm. He added his own implementation of SSH2 and lots of new features on top of what was already in version 2.3. Complete list of them is available from our web site. To avoid confusion with version numbers and to emphasize that Tera Term developed by Yutaka is more recent than version 3.1.3 from Ayera Technologies, it was decided to give this branch of Tera Term version numbers starting 4.xx.
LogMeTT is freeware application distributed as part of Tera Term installation package. It benefits those who actively uses Tera Term Macro scripts. LogMeTT keeps Tera Term Macro scripts in a hierarchical menu structure that appears from the icon in Windows system tray area. LogMeTT places each Tera Term Macro script just 2 clicks away from a user. The name "LogMeTT" is the abbreviation on the phrase "Log Me in Tera Term". You can find more details about LogMeTT, including the list of main features, on LogMeTT page of this web site.
No, LogMeTT icon is different from Tera Term icon and LogMeTT starts with Windows only if user selects "Run at log on to Windows" option in LogMeTT configuration. The icon that appeared in your case belongs to application called TTPMenu. TTPMenu is also part of Tera Term installation package and has similar but much less functionality than LogMeTT. You either need to use TTPMenu or LogMeTT depending on your preference. To stop TTPMenu from appearing in system tray just remove the reference to it from Windows Start up files list (Start->Programs->Startup).
Yes, you can delete LogMeTT without affecting TeraTerm functionality. LogMeTT help file logmett.chm located in Tera Term installation directory explains how to properly remove LogMeTT from your drive.
Tera Term and LogMeTT are being developed by people that spend their own spare time to work on these applications. Both these tools are FREEWARE which usually means so called "best effort" level of support or no support whatsoever. So, please lower your expectations. At the same time moderators of support forums are checking for new posts few times a day and if your question has quick answer or you are reporting about the known issue, the reply will appear within less than 24 hours.
Release of new versions is not based on any schedule. Sometimes there can be 2-3 new releases per month, in other cases one release in 3-4 months. Since both Tera Term and LogMeTT are developed by the people having another full time jobs, there cannot not be any ETA for adding new features or fixing the bugs. We (developers) will do our best, but working on these freeware applications is not our number one priority.
Several times in the past our forums were spammed with irrelevant postings and to avoid this from happening again we decided to give the right of posting only to registered users. Registration is easy. It only requires choosing nickname with password and providing valid e-mail where the account activation link will be sent. Certain forums like for example "Announcements" have additional restrictions allowing only Tera Term and LogMeTT developers to start new threads in them. Registered users once logged in can see the list of their access rights at the bottom of the forum pages.
Yes, you should register for your own convenience. Registered users can see the postings that were entered since their last visit in different color. This saves them time and frees from checking every single forum for new posts. Registered users can also participate in polls that we have time to time and by voting help us in prioritizing the most important features that should be added to Tera Term or LogMeTT.
Unfortunately e-mail harvesters lately became rather big problem for most web sites. E-mail address is required during registration to send you account activation mail. This measure allows to separate real people registering in forums from the scripts that create the users to add certain advertising information into their profiles and make it searchable for web search engines. If you do not want your e-mail to be listed, simply set "Always show my e-mail address" field to "No" in your profile. In addition to protect your privacy we put special measures in place to make sure your e-mail address won't be collected by e-mail harvesters from our web site and you will not start getting spam after registering with us.