Release Notes for GP5

GP Version


Resolved

Mac and Windows

  • The Sharing Settings dialog will no long show, even momentarily, if simply resuming sharing.
  • The previously shared screen will be erased when the size of a shared screen and/or region is re-sized.
  • Room list is no longer shown on dial-from-command-line.
  • Added multiple new Log messages with a specific emphasis on remote sharing and control.
  • Participant names are no longer shown in the logs.
  • Change default logging level to the highest.
  • The Log Window will now list the VoIP Server in the Network section as well as when it changes.
  • Corrected problem where the Scrubber and Timer were not enabled during a Recording Playback.
Mac
  • OSX 10.10 Yosemite Support.
  • Missing scroll bar on re-docked Chat widget has been corrected.

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

Resolved

Mac and Windows
  • Students are no longer able to edit Whiteboard elements.
  • Corrected Whiteboard "Clear Background" problem.
  • The dialog is no longer displayed when using the Pointer tool in the Whiteboard.
  • Improved handling of cloud-based background image uploading.
  • Fixed a problem in the Whiteboard URL object when using already encoded URLs.
  • GP5 will now use the currently selected font when inserting URLs into the whiteboard.
  • Corrected error encountered by some users when GP5 does an automatic back up while using Cloud-based Whiteboard.
  • Use Cloud Storage is now default in the whiteboard.
  • View menu is no longer disabled when all whiteboards are closed.
  • Settings menu is no longer disabled when all whiteboards are closed.
  • Account Details section of the Support Dialog is now hidden.






GP Version


Resolved

Mac and Windows

  • When clicking on "Log Out" the username/password credentials are now cleared from the login screen.
  • If user has enabled multiple profiles, the use of the "Clear Account" button in the Login screen will now clear out ALL the profiles.

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Added a new tab on the initial Login screen that directs the user to the Studyplace autoconfiguration, if they are not already logged in.







GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Updated framework versions for stability

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Implemented tab spacing for whiteboard


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Improved error reporting when connecting to a meeting

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Corrected playback recording bug that affected images


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • GP users now have the option to join meetings without Voice Over IP (VoIP) by clicking the "Join" button's context menu. (Not implemented for StudyPlace users.)
  • Added survey and feedback browser window to allow users to provide feedback or take a survey of a meeting.

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Added link and changed wording of error E3010702 to better communicate the problem.

Windows

  • Participants who do not have a microphone device installed on their computer will now be able to join a meeting and listen/view the presentation.



GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • A custom message box (with an OK button that becomes enabled after 5 seconds) was added whenever a server message appears.

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Corrected an issue where a presenter's name in the top room information box appeared incorrectly after joining a session with another presenter already in attendance.

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • The ".autosave" was removed from the whiteboard workbook names to avoid confusion.


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Hovering over a region now changes the cursor to an open hand cursor and hides the crosshair

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • The dialog that opens when attempting to close while region sharing creation is open now appears in front of region sharing.

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Fixed a workbook saving to incorrect location after autosave occurred.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when double clicking to open a workbook that had a more recent autosave.


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Changed the text for the region sharing overlay to indicate that you are in a full screen region (for primary screen only)
  • Shift clicking "Check for New Version" in Help menu now downloads the latest version available

New Features

Mac

  • Command clicking "Check for new Version" in Help menu now opens a dialog where you can enter a custom version to download
  • Command clicking "Check for New Version" in Help menu now spoofs your version number and checks for updates

New Features

Windows

  • Control clicking "Check for new Version" in Help menu now opens a dialog where you can enter a custom version to download
  • Control clicking "Check for New Version" in Help menu now spoofs your version number and checks for updates

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Fixed a crash on some computers when creating a region

Resolved Issues

Mac
  • Fixed updater to work better with Mavericks

StudyPlace Version
(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Superscript and subscript added to the whiteboard text mini toolbar
  • Added compress workbook functionality to whiteboard
  • Added an autosave feature to the whiteboard

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • When option to just show whiteboard is selected, fixed tiles update problem that caused fixed split screen to go back to dual screen
  • Rebuilt whiteboard sharing menu


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Added change server to join meeting tab in login window (changing server with this button logs you out)
  • Added Clear web cache menu button
  • Added debug logging for sipx device listing and setting
  • Reworked region sharing dialogs and behavior
  • Major updates to the usability and process of sharing regions or screens

New Features

Mac

  • Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks support for region sharing

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Reworked region sharing dialogs and behaviour
  • Draws text correctly when adding text without resizing the text edit box
  • Pause sharing from region share settings now correctly updates buttons on user interface
  • Workbook text now renders correctly in undo stack and when saving/loading
  • Switching users now correctly refreshes the account details on the web view
  • Duplicating slides now re-links relevant images in the cache to the newly duplicated slide so that sharing the duplicated slide works properly
  • Switching users now correctly refreshes the account details on the web view
  • Undocked chat box scrollbar can now be moved by dragging, also solves drag selecting text in the chat display
  • Only allow pasting into a workbook when the workbook is visible and user is on the presentation tab
  • Fixed messagebox being hidden when adding new room
  • Removed debugging checkbox from log window (Changing log level to All in preferences now enables debug logging)
  • Hiding invalid login message when change server is pressed on login screen (After change server dialog closes, the username box now gets keyboard focus)
  • Remove dialog notifying user if workbook is already open when double clicking on a .gwd file
  • Moved the lock session button to the session toolbar
  • Fixed not always opening a workbook after opening one through file dialog
  • Added a save chat button to text panel and save and print buttons to undocked text panel
  • Added current access code in top yellow widget when sharing regions
  • Call duration now displays for all types of connections
  • Login window now always stays on top of other windows
  • Connecting to a locked session and being denied entrance, now updates user interface correctly
  • Call duration now displays for all types of connections
  • Connecting to a locked session and being denied entrance, now updates user interface correctly
  • Login window now always stays on top of other windows
  • To prevent recordings being made with no audio, a muted mic will be unmuted if the user is in a room and has started recording
  • Disconnecting a screen while region sharing now correctly stops sharing with a prompt to restart sharing


StudyPlace Version

(includes all updates in GP version plus those that appear below)

New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Offline mode implementation for gradebook
  • Workbooks can now be saved as pdf files
  • Whiteboards can now be saved as pdf files

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Preventing pasting into wb when wb is not visible and you are not on the presentation tab


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Button labels and behavior have changed in the Screen Share Settings dialog. The "Cancel" button has been replaced with "Pause Sharing" and the "Clear All" button has been replaced with "Reset Regions."
  • When users change their display settings during a region share the new display changes the content being shared within the region. Now when users change their display settings the region share will be stopped and they will be prompted to try again after their display is configured the way they want it.
  • Users can now change the server they are accessing for GP5 and clear their account information within the login window.
  • Messages that are used to indicate that a meeting has been locked or is full have been redesigned and rewording to make them more user friendly.
  • Gradebook was implemented.


Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • When a single monitor is selected to share in a dual monitor set up the green outline around shared regions shows on both monitors.
  • The voice connection for a guest no longer shows up in the Participant list.
  • Rooms list participant numbers fade after a few seconds so they don't get staled.
  • Hidden regions created outside the shared region now correctly don't show.
  • The instruction box for share screen settings now shows/hides as expected on all displays in a multiple display set up.
  • The guest's mouse pointers correctly align to what presenter is pointing at even when guest's display is scaled.
  • Fixed a problem where tooltips and sticky notes doesn't show up in region sharing.
  • Region sharing was improved.


Mac

  • Dual monitor OSX region sharing is working

Known Issues

Windows and Mac
  • Remove green outline for screen annotation.
  • Starting the recording of a session after either screen or whiteboard has started can cause missing slide and background images in the playback as well as showing previous screen sharing images when jumping forward after screen sharing had been stopped.
    Workaround: Make sure the recording is started before any sharing is started.
  • Need audio visualization for Audio Tuning Wizard.
  • Adjust unused space between multiple shared regions.


Win
  • Win7 dual monitor sees black screen during screen share


GP Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Region sharing and region hiding
  • Pin/unpin Share Screen Settings dialog box to adjust region share options
  • Automatic scaling if less than 80% of region being shared is visible
  • Automatic Remote Support Mode with PIN # for security
  • Updated toolbar and button design
  • Audio input/output source selection in toolbar
  • Room Info box displays meeting name, access code, and presenter
  • Join/Leave meeting from Rooms List
  • View participant and moderator counts in Rooms List before joining meeting
  • Redesigned login/join/test set up screen

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Text descriptions added to Room Info page icons
  • Added Manage Moderators and Set Automatic Support Mode to Tools menu
  • Removed moderator drawer
  • Text changes for term consistency
  • Test My Setup no longer crashes
  • Audio Tuning Wizard works as expected
  • Join button disabled when user is already in a meeting
  • Recording playback timer works as expected
  • Handraise shows in mini mode
  • Force mini mode when presenting to avoid blocking region being shared
  • Allow region size adjustments in Share Screen Settings mode
  • Change region sharing outline color to green and make region hiding color red

Win
  • Win8 now correctly installs and dials

Mac

  • Screen sharing on Macs with Retina displays causes the guests to see the presentation displayed much larger (scaled up) than what is should be.
  • Mini toolbar off screen during region sharing
  • Login window no longer appears on Mac when annotating

Known Issues

Windows and Mac
  • Whiteboard slide share degrades with large number of participants
  • Starting the recording of a session after either screen or whiteboard has started can cause missing slide and background images in the playback as well as showing previous screen sharing images when jumping forward after screen sharing had been stopped.
    Workaround: Make sure the recording is started before any sharing is started.
  • Need audio visualization for Audio Tuning Wizard

Mac
  • Dual monitor OSX region sharing

Win
  • Win7 dual monitor sees black screen during screen share

TPS Version


New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Moved the Join, Leave and End buttons from the sidebar into the upper toolbar.
  • Moved the mini-toolbar from the lower right to the upper right.
  • Replaced the main tabbed area with a web view.
  • Help panel now 'remembers' to expanded/collapsed state between launches.
  • Whiteboard will only be available for authorized accounts.

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Clicking the Play button after viewing a recording no longer causes a crash.
  • Opening a whiteboard file no longer removes the Shared Whiteboard tab when in a session.
  • The red outline now shows and hides correctly when pausing and resuming WB sharing
  • New recordings appear in the recordings list as soon as they are completed (no need to refresh list to see them).
  • Hosts are now prompted to share the recordings into the room if Auto-Share preference is selected.
  • Clicking the 'Start Sharing' button now joins the currently selected room instead of the first room in the list.
  • Play button is now enabled when a recording is selected on the Recordings tab and disabled when no recordings are selected.
  • Play button is now disabled in the trash view for recordings.
  • Audio Tuning Wizard button is now disabled while in a session.
  • Disabled state is now correct when the Info button is disabled.

Mac

  • Fix for crashes on some Macs when starting to present.
  • Corrected overlapping tool bars issue when restoring from minimized.


Known Issues

Windows and Mac
  • Starting the recording of a session after either screen or whiteboard has started can cause missing slide and background images in the playback as well as showing previous screen sharing images when jumping forward after screen sharing had been stopped.
    Workaround: Make sure the recording is started before any sharing is started.

Mac
  • Screen sharing on Macs with Retina displays causes the guests to see the presentation displayed much larger (scaled up) than what is should be.
    Workaround: Use the "Best (Retina)" setting or lower in the Display Settings for the LCD display.
    See this article for more details.

TPS Version


Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows
  • Whiteboard text displays correctly when opening workbooks saved in earlier versions.
  • Fix for crashes when opening improperly formatted workbooks.
  • Network settings are now remembered between launches.


TPS Version

New Features

Mac and Windows

  • Added functionality for modifying the session settings on the Room Info tab.
  • Added a Share option to push Whiteboard slides to one or more guests in the session without making them the Whiteboard presenter.
  • Multiple participants can now be selected to pass Whiteboard slides to.
  • Added a Capture to Background option for the screen capture function of the Whiteboard.
  • Added a Snapshot of Slide option to the Edit menu of the Whiteboard.
  • User is now prompted for another location if they try to save a Whiteboard file in the temporary directory for Internet Explorer.
  • Added the Open for Tutoring button to 'openable' Rooms on the Room Info tab (TPS version only).

Resolved Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Correct room in Rooms list is now selected when opening GP5.
  • The presentation screen is only split when needed (both whiteboard and screen sharing at the same time).
  • Guests no longer have an enabled Stop (recording) button when session is being recorded.
  • Whiteboard slides pushed to others in a session now display any background images correctly when they are shared.
  • Corrected issue that crashed the GP5 application when opening a workbook containing an improperly encoded PNG image.
  • Rotated text now renders at the correct size in the Whiteboard.
  • Deleting all of the text on a Whiteboard slide no longer reverts text object back to 10pt Courier New font with a yellow hilighter.

Known Issues

Mac and Windows

  • Text on whiteboard slides does not appear when opening saved workbooks from some earlier versions.
Mac
  • Screen sharing on Macs with Retina displays set to scaled resolutions causes the guest view to be larger than the actual size.
    Workaround: Use the "Best (Retina)" setting or lower in the Display Settings for the LCD display.
    See this article for more details.


GatherPlace Version (Macintosh Only)
New Features
Mac
  • Initial Beta release for Mac Mountain Lion OS (OSX 10.8) users.


Known Issues
Mac
  • Initial Beta build does not include methods for adding new rooms or editing the settings of existing rooms.
    Workaround: Users can add or edit existing rooms from the GatherPlace web site at: http://www.gatherplace.net/gp/meetings.jsp

  • Screen sharing on Macs with Retina displays set to scaled resolutions causes the guest view to be larger than the actual size.
    Workaround: Use the "Best (Retina)" setting or lower in the Display Settings for the LCD display.
    See this article for more details.


TPS Version

New Features

Windows and Mac

  • Added a quick way to initiate Private Chat messages by selecting the text of someone's name in the Chat History if Private Chat is allowed.
  • Added another way to initiate Private Chat messages by double-clicking someone's message in the Chat History if Private Chat is allowed.
  • Added Enter Chat Here label that changes to indicate Private Chat input.

Resolved Issues

Windows and Mac

  • Ensured the Start, Pause, and Stop Presenting buttons are kept in sync when becoming the presenter through the use of the Participant List menu.
  • Kept the Raise Hand button in sync if a student clicked his or her mic icon in the Participant List.
  • Prevented the Chat drop-down menu from reverting to Public Chat while using Private Chat.
  • Allowed selection and editing of Chat input text.
  • Changed the Chat history to wrap in the input box regardless of white space.
  • Fixed an issue where pausing Whiteboard sharing gave Whiteboard sharing to another moderator.
  • Ensured the first shape added to the Shared Whiteboard is seen by others when Whiteboard sharing is started, paused, or resumed.
  • Fixed an issue where some participants did not see the next slide in the Shared Whiteboard.
  • Fixed an issue with pasting formatted text into a Text object in the Whiteboard.
  • Saved background images that are added to the Whiteboard with the workbook.
  • Ensured the Record button does not go out-of-sync when the Recording Info dialog is cancelled.
  • Kept the audio slider controls on the top toolbar in sync with the Audio Tuning Wizard.
  • Allowed limited moderators to present their screen or share their whiteboard in open rooms.

Windows

  • Changed the highlight color for Chat input text to stand out better.
  • Fixed the prompt when GP5 is exited or hidden by the "X" button.
  • Fixed an issue with GP5 staying hidden after the Audio Tuning Wizard is opened from the Tools menu.

Known Issues

Windows and Mac

  • Multiple pointers in the Whiteboard are not visible to students that join late.
  • Old pointers are sometimes not cleared from the Whiteboard.
Windows

  • Run as Administrator from the Help menu starts another instance of GP5.
  • omniview: links opened from Firefox do not give focus to the viewer window.


TPS Version

Platforms
  • Windows
  • Mac

New Features

Windows and Mac
  • Added audio slider controls for the speaker volume and mic gain for the current audio device.

Resolved Issues

Windows and Mac
  • Changed Stop button color from red to blue to avoid confusion with the Record button.
  • Allowed automatic recordings to be stopped by teachers.
  • Fixed updating the location of text objects in the Shared Whiteboard.
  • Prevented the overlapping of the mic icon and participant names in the Participant List.
  • Allowed students to un-mute themselves in a room open for tutoring.
  • Ensured correct content is displayed on the selected slide when opening an existing workbook.
  • Reduced the size of the edges of the main toolbars and sidebar when they are collapsed.
  • Fixed a crash when the canvas on slides is resized.
  • Optimized the freehand drawing tool in the Whiteboard.
  • Fixed sizing problems with the chat widget when undocked and re-docked.
  • Prevented black rectangles where the hand raise widget appears.
  • Fixed problems with saving changes to existing workbooks.
  • Removed duplicate shared slide tabs in the Shared Whiteboard.
  • Fixed flickering issue when joining a session.
  • Prevented the enlarge canvas dialog from appearing behind the open file dialog.
  • Ensured large background images in the Whiteboard do not flow outside the canvas area.
  • Displayed the overflow menus when the main window is too small to show all the toolbar buttons in the Whiteboard.
Windows
  • Prevented the green screen when using the Annotation Tool while screen sharing an application.
  • Fixed the tray icon menu getting out-of-sync when the main window is closed and hidden.

Known Issues

Windows and Mac
  • Multiple pointers in the Whiteboard are not visible to students that join late.
  • Old pointers are sometimes not cleared from the Whiteboard.
Windows
  • Run as Administrator from the Help menu starts another instance of GP5.
  • omniview: links opened from Firefox do not give focus to the viewer window.


TPS Version

New Features
Windows and Mac
  • Hide the Whiteboard toolbars while viewing the Shared Whiteboard tab.

Resolved Issues
Windows and Mac
  • Kept undocked panels (e.g. Text Chat) on top while using the Annotation Tool
  • Ensured the presentation split modes are kept in sync
  • Enabled play recording button only if one recording is selected
  • Prevented dialogs from appearing behind the main window

Windows
  • Ensured the shared screen view is updated
  • Disabled edge-scrolling in the shared screen view
  • Ignored docking modes in GP4 when upgrading to GP5

Known Issues
Windows and Mac
  • Multiple pointers in the Whiteboard are not visible to students that join late.
  • Old pointers are sometimes not cleared from the Whiteboard.
Windows
  • Run as Administrator from the Help menu starts another instance of GP5.
  • omniview: links opened from Firefox do not give focus to the viewer window.


TPS Version

New Features
Windows and Mac
  • Improved audio quality by using SIP for voice.

Resolved Issues
Windows and Mac
  • Prevented local whiteboard shapes from appearing in the Shared Whiteboard.
  • Displayed the room info when joining a custom room number.
  • Changed the wording for the prompts and buttons in the Audio Tuning Wizard.
  • Ensured the mouse cursor changes while scrolling the presentation from an edge.
  • Changed the mouse cursor when the user clicks and drags to pan the presentation.

Windows
  • Detected when there are no audio devices and alert the user.

Mac
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the Preferences menu item if presenting.

Known Issues
Windows and Mac
  • Multiple pointers in the Whiteboard are not visible to students that join late.
  • Old pointers are sometimes not cleared from the Whiteboard.
Windows
  • Run as Administrator from the Help menu starts another instance of GP5.
  • omniview: links opened from Firefox do not give focus to the viewer window.

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