Microsoft has completed their testing of 3.2.1 and published the new version to their web application gallery. A link to install it is on the download page.
Today we released 3.2.1, which contains a small set of bug fixes and a couple minor behavior changes. There are no changes to web.config or the skins, so upgrading from 3.2.0 is as easy as copying the files from the upgrade package over the existing files in your gallery. Instructions for upgrading other versions are in the Admin Guide. Bug fixes Left pane UI template partially updated during upgrade Parent nodes in the tree cannot be unchecked in certain cases Quotation marks in user and role names cause trouble Page scrolls to top when dialog auto-closes The first two bug fixes were added to the 3.2.0 packages as soon as they were identified (May 19 and May 23, respectively), so they may already be fixed in your installation of Gallery Server Pro. More details about the bug fixes are in this report. Behavior changes Remove confirmation message after drag and [...]
This afternoon we noticed an issue with using the jQuery jsTree widget in 3.2.0. This widget is used in several places in Gallery Server Pro – basically anywhere we need to display a tree of data we use jsTree. The issue is that when you select all the children of a node, the parents are automatically selected as well. For example, you might want to create a role with all edit permissions but no admin privileges. This bug caused the Admin gallery and Admin site nodes to be selected when all the children were selected, with no way to de-select them: This is actually the intended behavior of the jsTree widget, as I suppose it is the behavior you want in most cases. But not us. You need to select the children while leaving the parent unchecked if you so choose. If you want to select the parent, fine, but [...]
Today we released 3.2, containing a number of new features and bug fixes. New UI templates for tag/people trees and tag/people clouds (Enterprise edition) View recently added/top rated media (Enterprise edition) RSS/Atom support (Enterprise edition) Drag and drop sorting Faster loading of large albums Improved touchscreen support Metadata editing in virtual albums Improved upload page includes new thumbnail preview Latest version of libraries: Entity Framework 6.1, Plupload, jQuery, jQuery UI, jsTree, jsRender, Web.API, and more This release is a free upgrade to 3.X license holders. To upgrade, copy the files from the upgrade package over your existing web application and merge any web.config changes into the updated web.config file. More details, including help for new installations and upgrades for other scenarios are in the Administrator’s Guide. The demos have been updated to 3.2, so check out the new features. New UI templates (Enterprise edition) Enterprise license holders get a lot [...]
This is a great trick that lets you spend less time managing your gallery and more time sharing it with others. You probably already know you can easily edit the property of an album or media object using the right pane. For example, here I’m tagging a photo with the word ‘Bird’: Notice as I type I get a drop down showing tags that have been applied to other gallery objects. This makes it easy to reuse tags and prevent misspellings. We can also tag media objects from the album thumbnail view by selecting the media object and applying the tag: TIP: When selecting the thumbnail, be sure to click in the border area outside the image. If you click the image, the gallery takes you to a page showing the full size version of the media object. Okay, updating one media object at a time is easy enough. But [...]
Today we released the Gallery Server Pro API Documentation, freshly updated for 3.1. This is primarily a resource for developers who want to better understand the namespaces and classes used in Gallery Server Pro. This documentation can be accessed any time from the support page.
Today we released 3.1.0, containing a number of significant new features along with a few bug fixes. The features are: Improved quality of web-optimized videos Images generated up to 3 times faster Auto-rotation of images and videos Synchronization up to 300% faster and uses less server memory Easier Active Directory setup and integration Improved performance for large numbers of user accounts On-demand rotation of videos Support for 3GP videos This release is a free upgrade to 3.0 license holders. Upgrading is easy – just copy the files from the upgrade package over your existing web application. Installations and upgrades for other scenarios are in the Administrator’s Guide. Video Improvements When the Gallery Server Pro Binary Pack is installed, web-optimized versions of video files are created when you upload a file or the synchronization determines that an optimized video is needed. GSP 3.0.X created H.264 MP4 files that were highly compressed, [...]
Today we released 3.0.3, containing a number of updated third party components and a few bug fixes. This release is a free upgrade to 3.0 license holders. Upgrading is easy – just copy the files from the upgrade package over your existing web application. Installations and upgrades for other scenarios are in the Quick Start Guide. Updated components Gallery Server Pro uses several third party components to provide an enhanced experience over what can be achieved with just the .NET Framework. These components were updated to the latest version: Json.NET 5.0.6 Microsoft HTTP Client Libraries 2.2.13 Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Client Libraries 4.0.30506.0 Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Core Libraries 4.0.30506.0 Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Web Host 4.0.30506.0 Microsoft ASP.NET Web API 4.0.30506.0 Microsoft ASP.NET Universal Providers Core Libraries 1.2 MSBuildTasks 18.104.22.168 ErikEJ.SqlCeBulkCopy 22.214.171.124 Bug fixes After releasing 3.0.2 about a week ago, we noticed a couple issues that we wanted [...]
Today we released 3.0.2, containing 8 enhancements and 31 bug fixes. New features include a new default search option optimized for titles and captions, improvements to the naming of optimized images, and more. This release is a free upgrade to 3.0 license holders. Upgrading is easy – just copy the files from the upgrade package over your existing web application. Installations and upgrades for other scenarios are in the Quick Start Guide. New search option The search window now allows you to search the title and caption fields: Previously, the only way to search these fields was to select the Everything category, which has a pretty high performance cost and can take a long time for galleries with hundreds of thousands of objects. Searching by title/caption is now also the default, as we expect it is the more common usage scenario. Copy from a read-only gallery Some users have requested [...]