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Release 5.0.8 (CM, Designer, Player, Publish) and Release 4.0.18 (CM, Designer, Player) are now posted

Posted on October 14th, by Peter Cherna. No Comments
 

Hi,

We've posted a bunch of updaters for Release 5.0.8, and made some of the same fixes available to Release 4 customers, as Release 4.0.18.  Full details below.

Note that we are still chasing additional aspects of the fix missing or garbled thumbnails, and for Smart Playlists that use MediaItem.Description, so expect additional fixes in the future.

Scala 5 Release 5.0.8

Content Manager 5 Release 5.0.8

  • Fixed a problem that could lead to blank or corrupt
    thumbnails.
  • Fixed a problem where you could not create a Smart Playlist
    that uses MediaItem.Description as one of its
    conditions.
  • When the File Uploader obtains the list of files already on
    the server, if that list is long it can take quite a while.
    Increased the timeout in the File Uploader to five minutes.
  • Fixed a problem where plan generation could stop if the server
    had more than about 1000 timeslots.
  • Fixed a problem recently introduced which prevented certain
    right click operations from working in the Media, Messages, and
    Players lists.
  • Refined the Brazilian Portuguese translation of Content
    Manager.

Publish Automation EX Module 5 Release 5.0.8

  • Fixed the interaction the IPv6 work and the use of Asian
    filenames, so IPv6 support is once again enabled.

Designer 5 and Player 5 Release 5.0.8

  • For better compatibility, introduced an option to change the
    way we start Flash playback to be more similar to how web
    browsers start Flash playback. This addresses problems seen
    with Flash clips that control their own play sequence. To use
    the new technique, add the following to your MMOS.INI
    file:

    FLASH_ForcePlay=0

    In a future release, this new behavior is expected to become
    the default.

  • Fixed a problem where using the <typeface>
    embedded style tag in a Text or TextCrawl element would force
    the use of the Complex Writing Systems engine. This could
    cause significant delays for very long lines of text, such as
    are often used with TextCrawls.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in a race condition between a
    ScalaScript branching operation, and the unloading of a script
    (e.g. due to end of timeslot).

Designer 5 Release 5.0.8

  • Fixed the interaction the IPv6 work and the use of Asian
    filenames, so IPv6 support is once again enabled.

Player 5 Release 5.0.8

  • Fixed the interaction the IPv6 work and the use of Asian
    filenames, so IPv6 support is once again enabled.

Scala 5 Release 4.0.18

Content Manager 5 Release 4.0.18

  • Fixed a problem that could lead to blank or corrupt
    thumbnails.
  • When the File Uploader obtains the list of files already on
    the server, if that list is long it can take quite a while.
    Increased the timeout in the File Uploader to five minutes.
  • Fixed a problem where you could not create a Smart Playlist
    that uses MediaItem.Description as one of its
    conditions.
  • Fixed a problem where plan generation could stop if the server
    had more than about 1000 timeslots.

Designer 5 and Player 5 Release 4.0.18

  • Fixed a problem where using the <typeface>
    embedded style tag in a Text or TextCrawl element would force
    the use of the Complex Writing Systems engine. This could
    cause significant delays for very long lines of text, such as
    are often used with TextCrawls.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in a race condition between a
    ScalaScript branching operation, and the unloading of a script
    (e.g. due to end of timeslot).

Cheers,

Peter


Release 5.0.6 of Content Manager, Release 5.0.7 of Player now available

Posted on October 5th, by Peter Cherna. No Comments
 

Hi,

We've posted some new updaters.  Here are the changes:

Content Manager Release 5.0.6

  • Along with a matching change in Designer and Publish Automation
    EX Module, speeded up publishing when certain file mismatch or
    error conditions occur.
  • Fixed some problems caused by clicking on buttons in the main
    screen when the Create Report dialog was
    open.

Player Release 5.0.7

  • Fixed a problem where the network client could run out of
    memory on networks that have poor connection reliability
    requiring resumed transfers.
  • Fixed a problem where exact schedules in a Designer-made
    ScalaScript could be ignored by the Player, if Player had plan
    updates pending for future timeslots.

Regards,

Peter


Release 5.0.5 of Designer and Publish Automation EX Module is now posted

Posted on September 22nd, by Peter Cherna. No Comments
 

Release 5.0.5 primarily addresses a problem when publishing scripts with sub-scripts, plus a couple of minor Designer issues.

Designer 5 Release 5.0.5

  • Fixed a crash that could occur generating the thumbnail for a
    page that includes a Sample.Play command referencing an
    audio-file that could not be found.
  • Fixed a hang that could occur if an IC200-era script was loaded
    into Designer.
  • Removed the Release 5 optimization that was trying to pass over
    unchanged sub-scripts. This could lead to scripts in need of
    republishing not being republished, which could lead to Players
    failing to download, and complaining of MD5 mismatches.

Publish Automation EX Module 5 Release 5.0.5

  • Removed the Release 5 optimization that was trying to pass over
    unchanged sub-scripts. This could lead to scripts in need of
    republishing not being republished, which could lead to Players
    failing to download, and complaining of MD5 mismatches.

Cheers,

Peter