Release Notes for Carousel
Bug 1291 | Bulletins have a 'Last Updated' field in the database| Greatly reduces the amount of processing needed to update dynamic bulletins. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to re-edit any bulletins with Web Pictures so that the database gets the "IsDynamic" field set. Otherwise the pictures won't get updated by the service.
Bug 1325 | Optimized file downloading in DisplayEngine| The DisplayEngine downloads smaller files from the server first, saving the larger files for later. This is so the DisplayEngine can display content as quickly as it can, rather than waiting for larger files to finish downloading.
Bug 1374 | More efficient "caching" of data in service| The Carousel service is much faster when procuring data from the database, which allows Carousel to scale to larger installations.
Bug 1411 | When deleting a bunch of backgrounds, the all appear in one colum, instead of in a bunch of rows|
Bug 1494 | Bulk adding of tags to Zones and Media| You can now add several tags to zones/media in a single field by separating them with a comma, rather than adding them one at a time.
Bug 1503 | Carousel represents all timezones| It is now possible to assign any timezone in the world to each zone via the zone configuration screen.
Bug 1515 | A zone's RSS output can be enabled or disabled| The RSS feed for zones can be disabled to prevent subscriptions to that zone. You can find this setting in the Zone Settings screen, under the "Other Zone Outputs" area.
Bug 1516 | Transition Previews appear in setup menus| A small preview of the transition can be seen in the zone transitions list, and when selecting the default transition for a zone.
Bug 1525 | More robust Housekeeping options| Allows users to delete bulletins in bulk by bulletin type, including Active, Stale, Saved, and Waiting bulletins. You may also specify deletion for all users, for all zones, for a particular user, or for a selected zone.
Bug 1532 | DisplayEngine versions reported in WebUI| The version of each connected DisplayEngine is visible on the "Display Engine Registration" web page. Now you can quickly determine which of your players need to be updated.
Bug 1540 | Bulletin and Cycle Sync Timeouts need to be system wide| Timeouts now apply to the entire system, rather than to individual zones, which effectively made them useless.
Bug 1595 | Repeating bulletins now obey the proper repeat interval| Repeating bulletins will now intersperse themselves between each and every bulletin, rather than only between groups of bulletins. This works even when the repeat interval is greater than the total number of bulletins within the list.
Bug 1906 | Bumper Graphic is repeating and showing none of the active bulletins|
Bug 1939 | Event Display bulletins: word count is divided by zero| A division by zero error occurred when an EDS bulletin had no events listed.
Bug 1962 | Media Packages are difficult to create and upload| The WebUI now contains a link where you can download an example media package. You can use this sample zip file to create your own media packages.
Bug 2067 | Date and time disappears permanently when Text Outline is disabled | A small bug prevented the date/time overlay from being displayed when the text outline was turned off. You can now disable the text outline property, and the overlay will continue to be displayed.
Bug 2071 | After uploading a picture and adding it to multiple zones-table updates without being saved|
Bug 2114 | After editing an active bulletin the status dot turns yellow |
Bug 2180 | Server channel list is breaking when the server is not up yet|
Bug 2181 | Error occurred after deleting a bulletin |
Bug 2184 | After creating a crawl and choosing more the systems asks to submit to other zones |
Bug 2185 | Error when long crawl is created| If a crawl is made with no spaces in the text, an error was thrown as Carousel tried to truncate the string on a word boundary for displaying a preview. Now, Carousel will forcibly truncate after 100 characters if there isn't a space available.
Bug 2186 | Previews of Crawl Bulletins do not contain the entire message and runs off the page| In the Bulletin List screen, crawls are now wrapped in a scroll box, so you can see the entire crawl without it destroying the page layout.
Bug 2189 | Main Menu does not redraw after a new zone is added-user has clearance for all zones|
Bug 2190 | Groups of RSS Crawls are allowed and only one is actually displayed |
Bug 2191 | Full Screen Alerts do not display even though the zone appears to be in Alert Mode|
Bug 2193 | Crawls are allowed as Full Screen Alerts| A small bug in the WebUI allowed the creation of crawl bulletins on full-screen alert zones, which isn't supported elsewhere in the software.
Bug 2194 | Full Screen Alerts tab the Quick Links menu is different in appearance from other tabs|
Bug 2195 | Zone list in the config menu does not order numbers properly | Zones are now sorted in a more human-friendly way
Bug 2222 | Error when editing a bulletin that was moved from the stale list to the active list|
Bug 2268 | Screen saver feature does not run bulletins-'Searching for the server' message at the top of the screen|
Bug 2271 | After editing a bulletin from the stale list (not date) it redraws screen without the newly edited bulletin|
Bug 2274 | Bulletins which expired before they were approved become inaccessible| The bulletins now become "stale," and should be available in the user's stale list. Users can then "reactivate" the bulletin, at which point it will need to be approved.
Bug 2275 | After editing a zone's name it will no longer display on the public web| A bug in the WebUI was mistakenly overwriting a setting in the database, which caused the public output options to always be disabled, no matter what you've selected.
Bug 2277 | Edited zone names are omitted from the zone selector|
Bug 2279 | The zone selector cuts off some zones in certain browsers| Scrolling through a large list of zones in the zone selector screen would "cut off" the bottom end of the zone list in some browsers. Now, all zones are properly displayed.
Bug 2298 | Create a new Carousel Framework installer|
Bug 2361 | DOJ OnDeck Display|
Bug 2385 | Entering in too much text in a standard bulletin throws an error| A bug in the text-resizing code would cause an error when trying to resize text beyond the smallest possible font size. In this case, we simply use the smallest size.
Bug 2394 | Active bulletins get set to queued between 11:59:00 PM and midnight| Added a fix to the WebUI that correctly formats the dates when saving bulletins.
Bug 2432 | RSS Crawls that are grouped together and then deleted-one still remains |
Bug 2463 | Stale/Saved bulletins reappearing in groups that are still active | Saved and stale bulletins will no longer reappear when their group is edited.
Bug 2516 | Clock bulletins display without fading when they are the only bulletin in a zone| the DisplayEngine is smarter about displaying clock bulletins when they are the only bulletin in a zone. They will now be displayed continuously, rather than fading up and down as the bulletin "finishes."
Bug 2526 | If bulletins that need pre-approval become stale and the date is changed it does represent the waiting status|
Bug 2737 | Error message when uploading an invalid image is confusing| If you upload an image file that Carousel cannot process, you are presented with a friendly message containing a list of supported file types, rather than a nasty COM error message.
Bug 2755 | DisplayEngine can now span multiple monitors| A new interface exists for configuring how a DisplayEngine is shown on multiple-monitor setups. You can select which single monitor will be used, or span multiple monitors.
Bug 2757 | RSS Feeds with no content should create no jpgs| If an RSS feed which previously had content eventually becomes "empty," Carousel would continue to display the previous set of content from the feed. Now, the bulletin is "skipped" from display if the feed is empty.
Bug 2805 | Multiple Clock or LiveVideo bulletins can't be displayed at the same time| A race condition caused the playback of clock/live bulletins to be stopped early if more than one was being shown at the same time. We now track the bulletins correctly so they are shown in their entirety.
Bug 2806 | When downloading a bulletin pkg add text to save prior to opening|
Bug 2852 | Carousel 5.1 MAJOR PROBLEM!!!!!!!|
Bug 2853 | Crawl zones aren't migrated properly| Some data wasn't being transfered over from older versions, causing erratic behavior on channels with crawls. The database script now correctly migrates crawl data.
Bug 2859 | Weather Bulletins aren't updated regularly| Weather bulletins weren't respecting the "LastUpdated" field that was introduced in Case 1291.
Bug 2863 | Dynamic pages stop udating| We were using the wrong ID number to identify dynamic bulletins, so they would never get updated during the update cycle. After changing the code to use the correct ID number, dynamic bulletins are updated as expected.
Bug 2877 | Carousel 5.1 Beta3 Edit Bug|
Bug 2879 | Bulletin groups not moving from "Saved" to "Active"| Activating a group of saved bulletins wouldn't always succeed, depending on the date/time settings of the group's bulletins. Now, moving the group to Active bulletins should work correctly.
Bug 2882 | Removed the QuickTime and DirectX installers from the Carousel Framework installer| The Carousel Framework installer is installed on servers only, which don't need DirectX or Quicktime to be installed as they won't be running the DisplayEngine.
Bug 2892 | Channel Layout sreen isn't rendered correctly|
Bug 2896 | DisplayEngine reports "NOT LICENSED" if there are no channels on the system| On systems with no channels created, the DisplayEngine assumed it wasn't licensed. Now, the DisplayEngine will report that there are no channels available, which better reflects what is going on.
Bug 2899 | Bulletin Order on TV & Web Output|
Bug 2911 | New "Jennifer Approved" Carousel Logo in About screen|
Bug 2913 | Updated the Carousel installers to add the proper database user|