04/16/2013

A new home for the Scala Software Releases blog

Hi all,

Looking for the latest news on Scala software releases? We've built a new Software Releases Blog that is integrated with our Scala Website. Please update your bookmarks so you won't miss any updates! http://scala.com/releases/

All future announcements will appear there, and we'll move Feedburner subscribers over automatically.  With the release of Scala Enterprise getting close, you'll want to be sure to keep up-to-date with our news.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

 

04/09/2013

Release 6.1.6 and Release 6.2.2 of Content Manager are now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest releases, available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.2.2

Content Manager 5 Release 6.2.2

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.2 where the Cache-control headers were not always being set correctly. This prevented proxy servers from caching content properly.
  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1 where the user would not in some cases be able to create a new role.

Scala 5 Release 6.1.6

Content Manager 5 Release 6.1.6

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.0.14 where the Cache-control headers were not always being set correctly. This prevented proxy servers from caching content properly.
  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1 where the user would not in some cases be able to create a new role.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

03/13/2013

IAdea Bridge Server 3.0.12 is now available

Hi,

We're pleased to let you know that version 3.0.12 of the IAdea Bridge Server is now available.

Changes:

  • Fixed an issue where the weather widget could end up showing "Updating" on screen.
  • The custom widget feature is no longer supported.
  • The IAdea SmartWidget RSS Feed is now using fly-in effect instead of scrolling text effect.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

02/27/2013

Release 6.1.5 of Designer and Player is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release, available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.1.5

Designer 5 and Player 5 Release 6.1.5

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1 where the Flash Clip WaitForExit() feature stopped working.
  • Fixed a problem in streaming video playback where the presence of ONVIF metadata in the session description could cause playback to fail with an error.

Designer 5 Release 6.1.5

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1 where loading ScalaScript that was hand-scripted to bind certain elements to template fields (e.g. TV Tuner Clip, or Streaming Video Clip) could crash Designer.
  • Fixed a rare problem where filename-buttons could hang if given a very long filename.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

01/30/2013

Release 6.1.4 of Content Manager is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release, available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.1.4

Content Manager 5 Release 6.1.4

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1.2 where certain users were unable to save a newly-created message.
  • Fixed a bug where using PlaylistRS.UpdatePlaylistItem2 web service to remove a playlist-item condition could fail if there was more than one condition present.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

01/21/2013

Release 6.2.1 of Content Manager is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release, available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.2.1

Content Manager 5 Release 6.2.1

  • Fixed a problem in Release 6.2 where certain users were unable to save a newly-created message.
  • Fixed a problem that appeared during the Tomcat 7 conversion that could prevent players from retrieving plan files, when the plan files were large.
  • Fixed a problem introduced during the Tomcat 7 conversion that could prevent the Playback Audit Parser from parsing proof-of-play log files.
  • Fixed a problem introduced during the Tomcat 7 conversion that prevented the creation of a new Playback Audit database.
  • Fixed a bug where using PlaylistRS.UpdatePlaylistItem2 web service to remove a playlist-item condition could fail if there was more than one condition present.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

01/10/2013

Release 6.0.18 of Designer and Player is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release, available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.0.18

Designer 5 and Player 5 Release 6.0.18

  • Fixed a problem in streaming video playback where the presence of ONVIF metadata in the session description could cause playback to fail with an error.

Designer 5 Release 6.0.18

  • On systems that connect to Content Manager via a proxy server, clicking Refresh during Publish did not use the proxy server, and could therefore fail to connect. This is now fixed.
  • Fixed a rare problem where filename-buttons could hang if given a very long filename.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

12/18/2012

Release 6.2 of Content Manager and Playback Audit Parser is now available

Hi everyone,

Release 6.2 is an update for Content Manager (and the Playback Audit Parser) that is compatible with Tomcat 7 and with Java 7.  These up-to-date technologies benefit from current support, whereas Tomcat 5.5 is end-of-life and Java 6 will be in February 2013.

By making Content Manager compatible with these new versions, you can benefit from the latest security improvements in these products.  This is the primary feature and benefit of Release 6.2 (read below for a few other change notes.)

If you are running Release 6.1, we still support that version and you can get the latest updaters as usual.  But you should be thinking about a plan to move to 6.2 and to upgrade your Tomcat and Java.

Release 6.2 requires Tomcat 7.0.30 or newer, and Java 7 Update 9 or newer.  Those are the versions we've tested with.  You can download them yourself, and run the 6.2 updater, or you can download a ZIP file containing the full Content Manager installer including these third-party components, and just let our installer take care of everything for you.

As usual, updaters are available at www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.2

Content Manager 5 Release 6.2

  • Content Manager now requires Java 7, and ships with the Java runtime 7 Update 9. Similarly, the Playback Audit Parser also requires Java 7.
  • Content Manager now requires Tomcat 7, and ships with Tomcat 7.0.30. When updating an older Content Manager installation, the installer will offer to remove Tomcat 5.5, and it will install or help you install Tomcat 7. If the older installation was using MySQL, any MySQL connectors will be copied into the correct location for Tomcat 7.
    Note: If the IAdea Bridge Server is installed on the same server, it needs to be updated to version 3.0.6 or newer, for Tomcat 7 support.
  • With Tomcat 7, a few settings within Content Manager no longer apply, and have been removed:
    • The Restart Server button on the Settings > Server Settings screen.
    • The Max Spare Threads option on the HTTP connector configuration screen.
  • In the Playlist Item Properties dialog, there is a new checkbox, Audit item, which defaults to being checked. If you clear this checkbox, that instructs Player not to log a Playback Audit event for this playlist item. Requires Player Release 6.1.2 or newer.
  • Content Manager now recognizes files with the .m4v extension as video files.
  • Updated the digital signature on the File Uploader applet, so that using the File Uploader no longer warns that the applet's digital signature is valid but expired.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

12/12/2012

Release 6.1.3 of Content Manager and Designer is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release, available at http://www.scala.com/updates:

Scala 5 Release 6.1.3

Content Manager 5 Release 6.1.3

  • Updated the digital signature on the File Uploader applet, so that using the File Uploader no longer warns that the applet's digital signature is valid but expired.
  • Fixed a problem where the database update from 6.1 to 6.1.2 could fail.

Designer 5 Release 6.1.3

  • On systems that connect to Content Manager via a proxy server, clicking Refresh during Publish did not use the proxy server, and could therefore fail to connect. This is now fixed.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team

11/28/2012

Release 6.1.2 of Content Manager, Designer, and Player is now available

Hi, we're pleased to announce our latest release:

Scala 5 Release 6.1.2

Content Manager 5 Release 6.1.2

  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.1 which prevented certain web services from working.
  • Manually synchronizing players no longer offers the user to Send Now or Inspect (except when using Broadcast players). The inspection step was of no real value outside of the broadcast case, and if the user did not answer the dialog, the system would not generate plans until the user's opportunity timed out after an hour.
  • The Finnish translation for the File Uploader applet is now in place.
  • When approval-notification emails are sent to "all approvers", only those approvers in the appropriate workgroups are now notified.
  • Fixed a problem where the database table for player inventory could run out of identifiers (the old limit was 2 billion over the database's lifetime).
  • Fixed a problem introduced in Release 6.0.14 where you could no longer multi-select playlist items (if using Firefox or Chrome). This was useful for Remove and for Create Sub-Playlist, and is now fixed.

Designer 5 Release 6.1.2

  • Updated Arabic translation of Designer for Release 6.1.

Player 5 Release 6.1.2

  • Updated Arabic translation of the Player Configuration tool for Release 6.1.

Cheers,

Peter & the Scala team