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Official 5.2 Beta Release Thread
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Version 5.1.909 is posted. This is tweaks, and a lot of work on a documentation update for 5.2. If using WebRIVA, see the highlighted item below. You'll have to make a slight tweak to the webcam setup javascript file, the change is to allow for more than one web cam support scheme to be supported in the future if needed.

5.1.909
  • No docs ever got written for the Roku 3 driver.
  • No docs ever got written for the Harmony hub driver. It just got thrown in with the other IR/RF/Trigger drivers but it's not one of those.
  • If the WebRIVA client loses connection while in the background, that will cause a new session in which the server won't know it's in the bgn. So the server will start sending it drawing commands again. It needs to tell the server upon connection its fgn/bgn status as well as when that status changes.
  • Update the current WebRIVA extensions scheme to support more than one extension type, since that may be needed down the line. Pass a new exttype parameter to the web cam setup and tear down functions in WebCamSetup.js. That will be an empty string normally, but you can set it via &exttype=xxx. The xxx value will be passed in that case, so you can do one type of setup/teardown or another. You will need to update your WebCamSetup.js method to add another parameter to the two functions. Add them as the last parameter. For now you won't use them, but they may come into play later.
  • Create a new variation of the ToolBar widget, which is based on a global variable. That variable is used to set the indicate of the button that should be marked. Create an enumerated string variable, with the enumerated limit values in the same order as the toolbar buttons, and associate it with the toolbar widget. Any time the variable is set to one of the valid values, the corresponding button will be automatically marked. This is very useful when using a toolbar as a menu.
  • Do a significant reworking of the written documentation to make it more understandable and to lead new users into the product in a way that doesn't lose them (hopefully.) There is still more to be done, but it's well along now and should be much better. The content in /Big Picture was moved to a new /More Details section. The /Big Picture section was updated with really, actually big picture content, which is much more introductory and with lots of links to more info. Add a 'map' to the main, initial help page that provides the user with a basic flow of how things need to happen, again with plenty of links to more info.
  • Update the installer to start de-emphasizing the RIVA stuff, for a likely removal in the next release after 5.2. It will now indicate that they are legacy components and will, on a new system, initialize them not to be installed.
Dean Roddey
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Official 5.2 Beta Release Thread - by Dean Roddey - 05-17-2017, 07:11 PM
RE: Official 5.2 Beta Release Thread - by Dean Roddey - 09-26-2017, 07:02 PM

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