Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gallery Server Pro 3.0.3 Released

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
  • ErikEJ.SqlCeBulkCopy

Bug fixes

After releasing 3.0.2 about a week ago, we noticed a couple issues that we wanted to quickly fix. While we were at it, we threw in an easy bug fix.

Error "Cannot find skin path"

This bug was accidentally introduced in 3.0.2 and only affected those users. In galleries that were upgraded from 2.6, the following error can appear on the Site Settings - General page

Cannot find skin path
The gallery is configured to use a skin named Dark, but no skin by that name was found in the skin directory. Instead, these skin names were found: dark, light. Resolve this error by ensuring a directory named Dark exists at C:\path\to\skin_directory.

3.0.3 includes code that runs the first time you run the new version that checks for this scenario and automatically fixes it if necessary.

Upgrading from 2.6 may result in duplicate sets of tags

When upgrading from a 2.6 gallery where media objects had keywords imported from image metadata, those media objects may end up with two sets of tags settings. You’ll know you’re affected if the right pane shows the heading TAGS twice.

Version 3.0.3 now imports tags correctly from a 2.6 backup file. In addition, the first time you run it, special code runs that looks for duplicate tag records and automatically deletes them if found.

Slide show type on Gallery Control Settings page not inheriting from gallery setting

This was a minor bug that was easy to fix. The slide show type setting on the Gallery Control Settings page defaults to Inline, while the same setting on the Gallery Settings page defaults to FullScreen. The setting on the GCS page now inherits from the gallery setting.

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