The product name has changed to "Dotfuscator Community".
Updated terminology from "Dotfuscator project" to "Dotfuscator config", to reflect the same change in Dotfuscator Professional.
Running Dotfuscator now minimally requires .NET Framework v4.6.1 (previously, v4.5.2). You can still protect apps targeting earlier frameworks.
Dotfuscator Community can now be installed into the Visual Studio 2019 Preview.
Dotfuscator's renaming obfuscation will no longer generate new names that are reserved words in Java. This avoids issues with Xamarin.Android tools generating Java source code based on obfuscated assemblies.
Dotfuscator no longer generates an error when an input with an assembly-level inclusion/exclusion rule is removed from the input list in the config. Instead, Dotfuscator will warn that there are orphaned rules.
The /makeconfig command line option has been deprecated. The new /genconfig option should be used instead. Whereas /makeconfig both created a new Dotfuscator config and ran Dotfuscator with that config, /genconfig simply creates the new Dotfuscator config. Furthermore, /genconfig generates a <propertylist> element in the config file, populated with the property values passed in the command line via the /p option.
Increased efficiency of LINQ-related Smart Obfuscation.
References to the discontinued PreEmptive Analytics Community Workbench have been removed.
Important Compatibility Changes
Dotfuscator Community's proxy settings are deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Please use the operating system proxy settings instead.
Fixed an error with processing BAML records.
Fixed an issue where a file-level inclusion/exclusion rule for a file that does not exist or is not an assembly caused subsequent file-level rules to be ignored.
Fixed a build error when using Root Checks in some scenarios.