Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gallery Server Pro Version 2.1.3213 Released

I released another set of bug fixes for Gallery Server Pro. The most important of these is fixing the Silverlight issue in Firefox 3. As you may recall, while video and audio played fine in Firefox 2, it worked only intermittently in Firefox 3. The code I used was based on Silverlight 2 Beta 2, and Silverlight finally went RTM last week. I downloaded it and extracted the two javascript files from System.Web.Silverlight. That, combined with a little tweaking of the ScriptTemplate in galleryserverpro.config, and I was able to get it rock solid! Wa HOO!

The only remaining limitation with Silverlight is that it does not accept media objects streamed from the ASHX handler that GSP uses for all images, audio, video, and other media objects. When you try, you get an empty player and the Play button doesn't do anything. I will be working with Microsoft to get to the bottom of this. Meanwhile, your Silverlight templates in galleryserverpro.config must use the replacement parameters {MediaObjectAbsoluteUrlNoHandler} (for when your media objects directory is within the web application) or {MediaObjectRelativeUrlNoHandler} (for when your media objects directory is outside the web application). Do not use {MediaObjectUrl}.

There are no database changes in this release, and instructions for upgrading are - as always - in the Administrator's Guide. Here is a list of the remaining changes and bug fixes:


  • Updated to version 2008.2 SP1 of ComponentArt Web.UI
  • Updated to version of System.Data.SQLite.dll

Bug fixes

  • Silverlight works intermittently in Firefox 3
  • Navigation error when one or more objects in album are deleted by another user
  • NullReferenceException when browsing gallery
  • Permission error when searching gallery
  • Cannot remove user from role
  • Installer does not update provider names
  • Error when logging out of my account page
  • Image metadata items added twice
  • Misleading message during a SQL Server installation

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