New features to set the number of bars in its chart view, and refresh a view. Improvements in usability and efficiency, and a couple of bug fixes.
Changes include frequent timechecks by timed, harder access to info about keychains, a couple of possible AppleScript bugs, and APFS snapshots.
High Sierra makes two significant changes to the unified log system, from Sierra. Here’s an evaluation of them.
How to identify which keychains are opened when your Mac starts up, and any problems when that happens.
A detailed examination of what happens during the first few minutes after starting your Mac up. Vital for anyone trying to diagnose problems in that period.
Styles let you see the log fields you want, with colour; filters are instant search tools; those and custom processes now have a Preferences sheet.
A post-mortem analysis on attempts to make my iMac dual-boot between Sierra and High Sierra. Can it be done in safety?
Added to the bar chart are timestamps of the first and last log entries included, and there are other improvements too.
Rising to the challenge of the unified log: how to work around lack of information, and a surfeit of information. More function and power.
New options find and show startup and wake events, and can perform log load analysis on the last 20 days or so of log entries. A unique tool.