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Release Notes

The following document contains the Release Notes for each release of Evolphin Zoom. Please check back to this webpage for updates for new releases.

6.0.0-RELEASE

Release Date: 21 Oct 2016

Zoom 6.0.0-RELEASE is a full release consisting of Linux and Windows servers and Windows and Mac Clients.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Faceted search, a cool new search enhancement is available now. This lets users drill down to their desired result set in an intuitive and easy way. (Faceted Search)
  • Search has been made much faster now, with the use of a dedicated indexing and searching engine (Curator). 
  • Zoom administrators can now edit their metadata schema from the web-based admin console. (Metadata Editor)
  • Zoom users can now download all Zoom-related log files from either the web-based admin portal (for server-side logs) or from their Z-Settings interface (for client-side logs). (Logs Browser)
  • Workflow Task Manager has now been incorporated into the Visual Asset Browser for seamless user experience between Versioning operations and Workflow operations. 
  • Zoom Lightbox creators are now given the option to configure when the lightbox could be deleted thereby helping remove the clutter of unused lightboxes in Visual Approval tool; creators can also pen a separate message to the recipients that will get included in the notification e-mail. This same functionality is also made available for the Unrestricted Lightboxes (custom feature available only for select customers). 
  • Zoom now offers the ability to customize various messages in the product at the customer end. This lets Zoom administrators add context-sensitive or localized messages specifically suited to their deployment and as well as explore additional branding opportunities. (Message Customizations). 
  • Configuring separate default checkout locations for different servers is now possible. (Server / WC Settings)
  • New enhancements are available on the VideoFx module to make flow decisions based on folder / file patterns as well as based on size of the assets; also available is the ability to extract information about the source files location and associate the details to the Zoom asset as metadata. 
  • Support for an intuitive search syntax has been added in the Visual Asset Browser; this can launch powerful queries without having to setup the parameters from the Advanced Search UI options. (Intuitive Search Syntax)
  • Visual Asset Browser now supports a pure list view without thumbnails
  • Time code search is now possible in the video previews from the Asset Browser
  • Users will now have the ability to setup scripts that can be executed on the client machines similar to Auto-tasks (which run on the server). This offers a powerful framework to build various additional enhancements specific to deployments and their sub-functions. (Client-side Automation)
  • Zoom Adobe plugins now have a separate “Links” tab that shows all the links of the current open document. Following is the list of some of the features available in the links tab (details here):
    • A configurable set of metadata properties are shown for the linked files in this tab. 
    • If a linked file has newer changes on the repository, an indicator icon shows up and enables users to sync with the server from right inside the panel
    • In VideoFx module the Adobe document’s link could be switched between hi-res / low-res / mid-res assets. 
    • Users can open the physical file location of the linked file (including if they were to be in the Third-Party-Mount location).
    • Users can also open the linked file in the Visual Asset Browser from a menu option in this tab.
  • The Zoom Adobe plugin now supports a new option to let the users get started with a pre-defined template project structure using the “New Project” menu. (New Project Creation)
  • Zoom Adobe plugins have additional indicator icons that can help trigger actions on the items in the search results tab. The indicators include detecting that some file is available for linking to the open document. (Linkability indicator)
  • Ability to change the thumbnail of any Zoom asset has now been enhanced to work on files that are not checked out; apart from improving the speed of the operation, this also allows users to take advantage of this feature from the web-based Asset Browser as well.

The following features and enhancements are available only in 6.0.0-RELEASE.127 and above:

  • XDelta3 has been updated to the latest stable release, v3.0.12, which has the APLv2 license
  • Users may now assign names to jobs triggered from the Asset Browser in the job form
  • Switching resolution is now supported for assets of HiRes files before check-in
  • The InDesign plugin’s Links tab behavior has been revised to seamlessly handle a larger number of links

Major Fixes

Zoom 6.0 has fixes for the following issues: 

  • Zoom server was randomly crashing on back to back make current calls for the same file if the file was large
  • Indications for key-frame metadata being present on the timeline for Video Previews were not displayed to the user sometimes
  • Preview cache cleanup did not have any flexibility in selectively cleaning up the source files alone, retaining the previews themselves. Check here for details. 
  • In video preview, “seek status” and “keyframe metadata on seek bar” for last video were shown in preview window of next video while loading of next video is in process
  • Video previews streaming had some issues, which have been rectified. 
  • In workflow, for a Rejected Task, if owner was changed, then approve / reject option was not available in Visual Approval
  • Zoom Adobe plugins were not extracting the content of text layers earlier. 
  • Application of keywords on assets was not possible if Asset Browser opens without an active metadata panel.
  • “Not Contains” did not work in main search tab
  • Smart-copy dialog would start with a blank parent location if user decided to create it anywhere other than the location of the smart-copy source itself, forcing the user to navigate starting from the root. 
  • While creating a collection, there was no control to change the parent collection or deselect to create at the root itself. 
  • Global search would not search within file-type filters earlier
  • The dialog to edit common metadata inside the Visual Asset Browser had several limitations on the UI front. 
  • Pulling users from LDAP server would fail earlier in case there are external issues (like DNS failure) while trying to follow referrals to other AD nodes in the cluster. 
  • Pop-up menus inside the Visual Asset Browser were not sufficiently demarcated from the backdrop, causing a lack of clarity. 
  • Multi-line edits were not possible in the Asset Browser metadata panel. 
  • Revision comments were only available on hover, thereby limiting users to only be able to see one revision’s comment at a time. 
  • Path navigator in the Asset Browser would not refresh correctly especially if files were moved from one folder to another requiring users to open and close relevant folders to get the view to show correctly. Now users can refresh both the central panel and the path navigator in one go, using the refresh button at the top. 
  • Download of multiple selected assets from Visual Approver did not work
  • At the end of the preview of a video asset, randomly frozen black spots were seen
  • Archive and Restore did not work in VideoFx setup if the original and ProRes files are renamed in TPM
  • “Unable to update” message was displayed while update of the User setting In Adobe InDesign, although plug-in setting is changed in .zm\settings\adobePlugin directory. 
  • In Hot Folder, UI error message should be shown if invalid destination is selected while setting up new hot folder, this is fixed in latest version.
  • Hot folder configuration is now possible from the web-based admin console enabling admins to remotely setup hot folders on various client machines centrally. Check here for instructions. 
  • When doing FTS search,  UI Options are overridden with search texts, this is fixed now.
  • Total number of assets to be displayed in one single page in Visual Asset Browser was not configurable earlier
  • Blank thumbnail was shown for .txt files when trying to preview text files in fullscreen mode
  • Randomly, cross-project move and subsequent show-in-browse-tab caused blank alert
  • When trying to save metadata properties in central panel the default selection would get switched to some other asset in central panel of Visual Asset Browser.
  • Asset deselection in list view was not working
  • Time code search, for video preview was not possible earlier. 
  • User experience in renaming a file from the Asset Browser was somewhat limiting.
  • Thumbnail for video files was always defaulting to the first frame of the video; this is not always meaningful and was too limiting. (Check here on how this has been made to work based on percentage of the video duration)
  • Metadata editing was disallowed for archived assets
  • Thumbnail size control Visual Asset Browser was not very intuitive earlier. Now this is available with a slider to control the thumb sizes. 
  • Some of the pages in the Web Admin Portal did not have the option to sort based on Roles, Projects or Accounts. 
  • In deployments containing a large number of previewable assets, the preview server would take a long time to start up. 
  • Metadata panel font sizes were fixed, and could not be increased by end users. 
  • When a non-superadmin project lead user was deleted, the license count was not getting updated correctly. 

The following major fixes are available only in 6.0.0-RELEASE.127 and above:

  • Certain metadata fields were missing values when checking in existing Premiere Pro projects
  • Single link was not visible in the plugin’s Link tab in Premiere Pro
  • The plugin was showing deleted links in Premiere Pro
  • Faceted Search was not updating results after checking in new video files
  • Resolve Links was not working properly for unsupported media formats in Premiere Pro
  • Adding or removing users failed for projects named with special characters

Major Pending Issues:

  • In Windows server, the admin page that allows users to view the status of asset indexing on the Curator side is not loading correctly. Please check this FAQ on how to resolve this. 
  • In HADR mode, update of metadata spec from metadata editor in web admin panel is not possible.
  • With Edge browser, some of the export options are not be supported in the web admin portal.
  • In web admin portal, if search is enabled and indexing is disabled on the Curator settings, search will be limited to already indexed operations only. If indexing was never running on the setup, then search will not (cannot!)  return any results. It is recommended to enable both indexing and searching options always.  
  • Fatal error is get displayed, if firstly added server is deleted from review server setting in web admin portal.
  • In Mac client, “Configurable percentage frame” for picking the thumbnail frame in video preview fails for some setups. Please check here for a workaround.
  • “Not Contains” for metadata properties displays the assets whose past revisions contain the metadata.
  • Preview of .xml file is not supported.
  • After session expiry, close button does not work for repository browser login popup.
  • For some plugin options, pop-ups and tooltips on mouse-over are not formatted well.
  • There is no progress bar or any other indicators while rendering operations are on-going in C4D.
  • All operations are working except smart copy, even if a project is changed to “Hold State” in web admin portal. 
  • Archive operation is not supported for project level.
  • While archiving a file, if that file gets renamed then archive of that file will not be possible until the server restarts.
  • Create Job Form does not get refreshed if the project is changed from Create Job dialog until dialog is closed and relaunched again.
  • If file already cached, Preview server allows download of the original file without valid password / cookie. 
  • Sometimes, if a preview is launched by clicking the space bar in keyboard, it is not displaying the preview.
  • In some specific scenario, zoom commit will get fail, because of the wrong status update.
  • In Mac El Capitan (version 10.11), Asset Browser flashes non-stop when trying to drag the window around to reposition it.
  • Purge is not possible, if the asset with same name gets imported. Whereas existing asset with same name gets deleted.
  • In Faceted Search, selection of multiple child facets from a parent facet is not supported.
  • Asset will not be removed from the central panel view of the Asset Browser, if a search is made on a specific asset and then it gets purged.
  • In “Advance Search”, deleted search String gets retained when we switch from “Search Everywhere”
  • While configuring Metadata editor if the server gets restarted, an error message gets displayed after adding a new group
  • Unable to select different change-lists from change-list drop down in Zoom check-in dialog.
  • Time-code search, does not work for MP3 and WMA audio files.
  • Any metadata property containing colon (:) is not correctly handled in the auto-completion mechanism in the Asset Browser. 
  • Preview is not available for FFF format assets.
  • If we search using multiple file type filters, then relaunching such a search from the “Recent Searches” does not work.
  • After any change in the preview cache clean-up settings, the clean-up action is not triggered until the first preview request subsequent to that point. 
  • Curator’s internal Solr-db schema is changed in 6.0. Solr-DB which was created with previous zoom versions, will not be compatible with 6.0.0 solr-DB. Admin has to delete existing Solr-DB and start indexing again. (Resetting Curator)
  • When Curator-based search is enabled, then assets which have failed to index, will not be part of any search result; also the assets matching search criteria will show up in the results only after indexing is complete for that asset.
  • In Z-menu Incoming Changes,  published assets will not be displayed in “Published Tree”.
  • After double-clicking on the progress bar of a video preview to apply key-frame metadata, if user clicks on pause / play, the applied key-frame metadata does not get saved; however the user can use the space bar to pause / play, in which case the data will be retained. 
  • In Task manager, when review is accepted an incorrect message is displayed.
  • “Keyframe metadata” for video files are not retained for any new revision created by modifying the file data.
  • Zoom search does not work for special characters like “#, < & >” when Curator-based search is enabled.
  • In HADR mode, configuration of “Curator-based Search Management” is not possible from the web admin portal; this has to be done directly by editing the config files. 
  • When we have 20000 keywords or more in the Zoom repository, performance of Visual Asset Browser  is seen to be very slow.
  • In the Asset Browser, with list or portfolio view, if multiple tabs are opened and along with these, if the Task Manager tab is also open, the application becomes unresponsive at times. 

Minor Pending Issues:

  • In Visual Asset Browser, after renaming, we sometimes get an alert that says the path does not exist.
  • In HADR mode, signed in user is not able to edit “My profile” in Web Admin Portal.
  • Sometimes, an empty alert message is displayed in Visual Asset Browser, while processing some concurrent operations.
  • In Visual Asset Browser,  sorting preference is not retained on switching between the views.
  • In Visual Asset Browser, thumbnails are not working for .ppt files in full screen mode and weird behavior is shown when try to scroll down/up the thumbnails.
  • From Adobe plugin, if the user gets switched from A to B, “Show in Asset Browser” option from search tab will display multiples assets in VAB.
  • In web-based Visual Asset Browser, UI text alignment issues exist with A++ font size.
  • In search results, if we try to navigate up the directory structure, then RRN of the directories are all displayed as -1.
  • Randomly, the info icon on File Text Search will show inconsistent behavior in Visual Asset Browser.
  • In the browse dialog tree, Add Folder don’t work for last node of the path tree.
  • Advanced Search should include “Lock / Unlock” as a separate option to filter the assets, this is not supported.
  • In Visual Asset Browser, Undo option should be available for operations like moving, renaming, changing metadata. This is not supported.
  • VideoFx Ingest – Check-in will get fail, if “zoom proxy In Out” folder is not at all accessed even a single time by that client.
  • Issue with the selection of the metadata value in drop-down list where size exceeds a certain number in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Workflow Timesheet, Auto refresh is not available currently in web admin portal.
  • Task Manager, “Sync” UI icon is blurred out.
  • From Zoom repository, check-in of the existing asset while mandatory metadata is enabled will fail.
  • Internal search, result count is not correct in Visual Asset Browser.
  • In Visual Asset browser, searched Items sorted out based on a filter, should be processed uniformly across single & multiple assets. This is not fixed yet.
  • Visual Asset Browser, Copy option is not available for Asset ID.
  • Faceted Search is not possible, When date related properties are selected with other metadata properties.
  • Multipage asset will not start generating previews, if the preview server is restarted during preview generation.
  • Zoom Repository, an error message will be displayed, when a user try to change server.
  • Multipage preview, Up/Down arrow keys will not work for switching between pages.
  • While previewing a .mp3 file, seek forward/reverse is not supported.
  • From Working Copy,  move an asset from one project to another is not possible.
  • In web admin panel, While changing the Project Lead, error message will be displayed.
  • For video files in full screen mode by pressing “esc button” in keyboard, normal mode can’t be restored in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Faceted Search, Search categories doesn’t keep the same state when switch between applications.
  • Change Thumbnail, In video file after performing change thumbnail operation on a check-out, change thumbnail window will not get exited.
  • Faceted Search, randomly duplicate facets will be displayed.
  • Faceted Search, If Parent facet is selected, user will not be able to extend child facets list by clicking “+see more”
  • Faceted Search, Once a new file type filter is added then server restart is needed to take this effect into faceted search.
  • When resurrecting an asset, there should be ability via contextual menu to “Show in Browse Tab”. This is not available.
  • In Visual Asset Browser,  if “Show Metadata Header” option is enabled, user will not be able to edit the “Native File Path”.
  • In Zoom Adobe plugin, after check-in with links, the links tab may randomly display the same asset twice. Manually clicking on resolve links will correct this. 
  • In Adobe plugin’s, check-in of same asset twice is not handled properly.
  • In HADR mode, Search tab does not redirect to next highest priority running server when the default server is down.
  • In Adobe plugin’s, thumbnail automatically changed to the latest version even if the working copy is not updated. This may seem unintuitive to end users. 
  • Hi/Mid/Low resolution will work smoothly only on manual refresh.
  • Asset ID & thumbnail will not be displayed for Hi Res Link made by dragging the file from Visual Asset Browser & dragging directly from TPM path.
  • Link tab will be displayed Blank, if User had renamed the Linked Assets in Visual Asset Browser. For proper functioning, user has to update the link within the app.
  • When a linked asset is moved from one place to another in zoom repository, different behavior is seen in plugin and in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Randomly, “The database is in use” alert message will be displayed while Check-in the Project from Plugin.
  • Randomly, “Channel Closed Exception” alert message will be displayed on Clicking the link tab in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Randomly Link tab, displays does not display any Assets although Links has been Added. By refreshing the links panel issue will be resolved.
  • Operations in the web admin panel, involving project names containing punctuation marks like do not get executed correctly. Project names are expected to be alpha-numeric only. 
  • In the web-admin panel, under time sheet section, start and end dates do not work correctly always. 
  • Using the metadata schema editor in the web-admin panel, it is not possible to import server.xml files larger than 1 MB currently. However if these files are copied to the conf/ folder and the server is restarted, the editor can correctly read and display the values from the file. 

Adobe Issues:

  • On upgrading the Prpro to Premiere 2015.4 all the Adobe Panels reverted to CS6 panels. User has to re-run the Plugin Installer sh manually to get them back.
  • In Adobe Premiere Pro 9.2, “app.setExtensionPersistent is not a function” alert message will be displayed.
  • Randomly, “Request could not be completed” message will be displayed while resolve links is in progress.

Third-party Software Versions

Zoom 6.0.0 builds have been tested against the following:

Software

Version

Operating Systems (Servers) Linux RHEL 6.7, Linux RHEL 7.0, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
Operating Systems (Clients) Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 7, OS X El Capitan 10.11, macOS Sierra 10.12.1
Adobe Photoshop  17.0.1 (2015.5.1), 18.0.0 (2017.0.0)
Adobe Illustrator  20.1.0 (2015.3.1), 21.0.0 (2017)
Adobe InDesign  11.4.1.102 (2015.4), 12.0 (2017.0)
Adobe Premiere Pro  10.4.0 (2015.4), 11.0.1 (2017.0.1)
Adobe After Effects  13.8.1 (2015.3), 14.0.1 (2017.0)
Adobe InCopy  11.4.0.090 (2015.4), 12.0 (2017.0)
MAXON Cinema4D  17.016 
Browsers Chrome 53.0.2785, Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0, IE 11.0.9600, Firefox 49.0.2, Safari 9.1.3
Adobe Flash Player 23.0.0.185 
AIR 25.0.0.134

 

Upgrading

  • Please find instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 6.0.0-RELEASE and above

 

5.8.1-RELEASE

Release Date: 29 April 2016

Zoom 5.8.1-RELEASE is a full release consisting of Linux and Windows servers and Windows and Mac Clients.

New Features:

  • Zoom in-place ingest or externally managed flow is now available to all; this allows users to place assets in an external source other than the Zoom repository while still making it accessible for all Zoom related operations (like linking, searching etc.)
  • Zoom Adobe plugins support an intrinsic search panel thereby allowing more tighter integration between the app and Zoom.

Major Fixes:

  • Embed metadata was not working for files containing system metadata, this is fixed now.
  • Several Spanish language corrections have been included. (One of the suggested changes regarding the headings in the List View in Asset Browser could not be translated to Spanish, as this is being read directly from the metadata schema document where localization is not supported).
  • Metadata edits are now subjected to access control such that a user with READ only permissions will not be allowed to modify metadata
  • In Asset Browser while switching from one video preview to next using the arrow key, the previous asset’s metadata were retained; this is fixed now.
  • Cinema4D team render was becoming unresponsive under certain circumstances, this is fixed now.
  • Conversion of mp4 to mov was failing in custom converters,  this is fixed now.
  • Download of multiple files of different formats having a common custom output format was not supported earlier, this is fixed now.
  • AEP and PRPROJ will now show default thumbnails
  • In global search, if the same string is repeated more than once, the search results used to show no matches even if there were, this is fixed now.
  • Drag and drop of files from Asset Browser will now go based on the original file path metadata stored internally, therefore resolving to the correct TPM file even if the zoom proxy has been renamed or moved.
  • Download using “Show URL” now correctly names the file as is found in the repository instead of the earlier behaviour of using a concat of resolution etc.
  • Hot folder configuration UI was allowing save of the settings even if found to be incorrect, this is fixed now.
  • File names containing “+” symbol were not handled correctly in the context of being used in the metadata csv file used to import / apply metadata on Zoom assets, this is fixed now.
  • If a review task was created and started where no users were assigned to web-approver role, it was giving a nondescript message, this is fixed to now give a proper error message. 

Major Pending Issues:

  • In video preview, last video’s “seek status” and “keyframe metadata on seek bar” are shown in preview window of next video while loading of next video is in process; however once the preview loads, it starts to play from the beginning correctly.
  • Zoom plugin search panel’s pre-fill message is not localized to Spanish.
  • Blank thumbnail is shown for .txt files when try to preview text files in fullscreen mode
  • In video previews buffering, time line progress is not accurate.
  • Kick-off Workflow – job Form does not get refreshed if project is changed from Create Job dialog until dialog is closed and relaunched again.
  • Randomly, cross-project move and subsequent show-in-browse-tab causes blank alert
  • In workflow, for a Rejected Task, if owner is changed, then approve / reject option is not available in Visual Approval
  • In Spanish Locale, error message is shown in English, when trying to add server URL with non-superadmin user in push hot folder settings.
  • Application of keywords on assets is not possible if Asset Browser opens without an active metadata panel 
  • Drag and Drop is not possible for multiple checked out assets from search panel.
  • For a large sized file having more than 5 revisions, make current operation on first revision crashes the server
  • When trying to save metadata properties in central panel the default selection gets switched to some other asset in Asset Browser’s central panel. 
  • “Not Contains” does not work in main search tab
  • Download of multiple selected assets from Visual Approver does not work
  • Scroll bar hides the top ribbon controller in plugin search panel
  • For Hi-Res Ingest setup, Check-In window does not exit by itself if connection to relevant network share is lost while check-in is in process.
  • For Hi-Res Ingest setup, proxy generation fails for some files randomly. This could be due to issues on the Vantage system side. 
  • Web Asset Browser is dependent on non-SSL port to generate Previews even when SSL is enabled
  • If the Zoom Server and Preview Server are configured to work in SSL on default ports and port 8873 is blocked, the FTS indexing stops working
  • From Task Manager, while signing off a task, “error message” is displayed to the user though checkin completes successfully
  • For Hi-Res ingest setup, if the dummy file gets checked out before proxy ingestion has been successful, the vantage process does not complete successfully
  • Randomly, after machine restart on a Mac, error message is displayed on launching check-in window from Z- menu
  • The customize window for Task Manager does not work
  • At the end of the preview of a video asset, frozen black spots are seen
  • Instead of Progress Bar, a wait icon is shown to the user when a search is in progress in Visual Asset Browser
  • Indications for key-frame metadata being present on the timeline for Video Previews are not displayed to the user sometimes
  • Some messages are shown in English in hot-folder mail even if locale is set to spanish.
  • Archive and Restore do not work in Hi-Res ingest setup if the original and ProRes files are renamed in TPM
  • “Unable to update” message is displayed while update of the User setting In Adobe InDesign, although plug-in setting is changed in .zm\settings\adobePlugin directory.

Minor Pending Issues:

  • Audio FullScreen shows “Error:Error #2096″ while playing in the progress bar
  • Output of some zm commands is not in Spanish even if locale is set to Spanish.
  • [RANDOM] When trying to upload from Web Asset Browser, on first attempt upload process doesn’t start and user is prompted to select files for upload again
  • Zoom Server crashing on back to back make current call for the same file if the file in question is large. 
  • Tooltip is not available for “Fullscreen” mode icon.
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, “Z Menu>Configuration>Existing Working Copy” – Label “Working Copy Path” is still in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Quick search dropdown – “View All” is displayed in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Z menu > Settings > General – Dropdown values are displayed in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Z settings “custom .zm location” is displayed in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Checkin Dialog – “ChangeList” dropdown is displayed in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, “Z Menu>Settings>Hotfolder” – Label “Server” is still in English
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Error message is shown in English, when try to add server url with non-superadmin user in push hot folder settings.
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Task Manager – Sign off window | Label buttons are displayed with ellipses
  • When the Zoom client is set to Spanish Locale, Checkin Dialog | Preset MD should be displayed completely
  • Change Task Owner from Task Manager does not work in non-English locale. 
  • In Hot Folder, UI error message should be shown if invalid destination is selected while setting up new hot folder.
  • In Asset Browser, keyboard escape button does not restore full screen mode to normal mode properly.
  • In “Download Assets” window, Selection of “Reset” option does not reset all values.
  • “Convert to working copy” option is not available in “Smart Copy” window, when smart copy of multiple assets is attempted
  • When doing FTS search,  UI Options are overridden with search texts.
  • When the Zoom client on Mac is set in Spanish Locale, title is not displayed properly in Zoom app about dialog
  • After Changing the locale to Spanish, few labels/headers are still displaying in English.
  • Specific scenario, Cart icon is available in asset, even after adding the asset to cart.
  • Keyboard shortcut to preview a file from revision panel does not work.
  • Manual Installation of plugin for Cinema4D is needed according to the version of Cinema4D installed as zoom plugin is not able to read which version of Cinema4D is installed on the system.
  • Workflow Timesheet | While trying to sort the value based on date – It’s not refreshing automatically. Manual refresh is needed.
  • Zoom Plugin displays the Search prefill message in English even after Changing the locale to Spanish.
  • Zoom Browser displays the List Header tittles in English even if locale of VAB/webVAB is changed to Spanish.

Adobe-Related Issues:

  • Bug filed with Adobe to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file: For PhotoShop, there was a request to add a property to the PhotoShop DOM to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file. There would also be another property in the DOM to access the full file path for the linked file. The bug ID for this enhancement is 3790880.
  • Adobe resolves link paths incorrectly if the machine has some common local path and mounted path, e.g. /Users and /Volumes/Users. Reference: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/959112

 

Upgrading:

  • Please find instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 5.8.1-Release and above.

5.5-b10911

Release Date: 15 September 2015

Zoom 5.5.1 is an incremental release of Zoom on top of the 5.5 version, primarily for the support of Archive module in HADR mode; this also carries some key enhancements and bug fixes. The release includes Linux 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit client and Mac client builds.

Please note that upon installing this build, you will still see the Zoom version to be displayed as 5.5-b10911. (5.5.1 is but only a moniker used to denote this release)
32-bit Windows clients on are no longer supported.
Of the Mac OS versions, Zoom is certified to work against Yosemite and Mavericks only. Older versions are not tested against.
**** IMPORTANT **** Click here to see how to apply patch to fix Zoom Visual Approval Download bug in version 5.5-b10911

 

New Features and Enhancements

  • Archive module is now available in HADR mode also. (Understanding HADR Archive)
  • The 3rd-party tool FFMPEG used internally by Zoom has been upgraded to version 2.7.

Major Fixes

  • In Zoom 5.5 there was an issue with log rotation where the most recent entries were not always found in the log file with .0 suffix. This has been resolved now for the server side logs. However for the hot folder logs, the issue is still not fixed.
  • Full-text search engine was required to be launched manually in Zoom 5.5. This has now been resolved, this would start as a service instead and therefore started automatically.
  • Full-text search module was sending spurious mail notifications and dumping error messages in the server log even when not enabled. This has been resolved now.
  • No need to explicitly set the “java.io.tmpdir” variable for video previews to work in the Windows platform. The setting is now implicitly included.
  • There was a random issue where thumbnails would be missing in the list view; this has been fixed.
  • Download of PDF files as images will now work.
  • In French build, certain characters were not getting displayed properly in earlier releases; this is fixed now.
  • When the Asset Browser is used in parallel with other interfaces like command-line client, in some random cases we were seeing errors related to “auth” db locking. This has been resolved to a large extent now.
  • Keyboard short-cuts to create smart-copies from the Asset Browser, was not working across different tabs earlier; this has been fixed now.
  • Sort by “Date” or “Modification Time” in list view of the Asset Browser now works correctly in Spanish locale also.
  • Moving assets from one folder to another from within the Path Navigator panel of the Asset Browser used to fail randomly in previous versions; this has been fixed now.
  • Overlay icons for checked out files now show up correctly in the portfolio view of the Asset Browser without requiring any work-arounds.

Major Pending Issues

  • Multiple mail notifications are sent for archive module operations in HADR mode.
  • In Mac clients, at times, Asset Browser if resized, is not retaining the new coordinates if focus is switched to another window and then brought back to it
  • Zoom mobile application has not yet been upgraded to work with the 5.5 release; this will be available shortly.
  • Creation of dynamic collections with “search everywhere” option cannot be combined with any additional filters.
  • Flattening removes an asset from collections, workflows, lightboxes; breaks association with existing working copies. Therefore users will have to re-add them to workflows, collections etc. and also have to check them out to the working copies afresh again.
  • When the locale is set to Spanish, and if we switch back to the English locale then in web-based Asset Browser, some metadata properties still continue to show in Spanish.
  • Links and layers information for an asset checked in from Photoshop are not updated in the Visual Asset Browser under certain circumstances in Mac. This is due to an Adobe limitation, please see the list of issues in a section below.
  • Committing any modifications on a smart-copy file from the plugin fails the first time, if the file was never opened in the Asset Browser. On retry, this will get committed successfully.
  • After reverting changes in a Premiere Pro project and then saving, the project still shows as being modified. Here is the FAQ outlining the workaround for this issue.
  • Within the search view of the Asset Browser, collection creation fails if attempted through the menu in the cart or through drag and drop of assets directly into the collection panel; however the same operations work from the browse view. Also, in the search view you can still create collections using the “Save” option from the top ribbon inside the search view tab.
  • Currently during check in with links, the linked files are checked into the same parent path as the main file. This should be modified so that the hierarchy of the linked files are maintained.
  • The “Render and Import” operation in Cinema 4D, being a potentially time-consuming operation, should have a progress reporting mechanism. But this is missing today.
  • Hot folder configuration UI in the Settings dialog can allow saving the setup even when one of the fields are incorrectly initialized. This happens when someone enters an incorrect value in one field, then continues to edit other fields and enters correct values for them.
  • When creating a smart-copy if any keyword from the source is specifically deselected in the keyword tree of the check-in panel, the smart-copy is expected to not have that keyword assigned to it. However, this de-selection is not honored, and the smart-copy ends up with the keywords of the original source always.
  • In HADR mode, the zoom.properties file does not get replicated to the other servers; need to copy them over manually.
  • In HADR mode, attempting to delete the last workflow metadata does not get replicated to the other servers – this would mean we can never remove ALL of the defined metadata across all servers ever because of this issue.
  • Asset Browser shows inconsistent behaviour in drop-down options of “Sort By”, if locale is changed.
  • Mandatory metadata form is not popping up on creating smart copy using keyboard short-cuts “CTRL+ALT+C” and “CTRL+ALT+V“.
  • Text file previews do not show the contents till the end of the lines in certain files containing long rows.
  • Automatic de-link of assets happens based on modification time and not last accessed time, since settings to determine the last access times for files were found to severely slow down the machine
  • Sort by “Digital Rights Management” of assets in Central Panel is not possible
  • Dates shown in command line are not in a human readable format
  • Silent uninstall of Zoom is not supported currently
  • Silent Installation on windows is possible but before it asks for 2 clicks, system restart too happens without asking the user
  • Drag and Drop of assets between different tabs is not supported for now
  • Buttons in the Top-Ribbon of the Visual Asset Browser do not have any visual indication as to whether they are enabled or disabled.
  • Thumbnails do not appear for “.FLA” files
  • Assigning a folder to a task in workflow will not add the folder files to the task
  • When a static sub-collection is created, it will add all of the parent items to the sub-collection.
  • Auto-complete suggestions do not come correctly for filters of system-defined properties i.e File Name, File Type etc
  • In Mac, Thumbnail and Preview for pdf file format is not available by default;– the lib X11 would have to be installed specifically to make that work
  • In Custom File Format Download, conversion of multi page pdf to an image is not supported
  • Upload of a singe file larger than 4 GB is not possible through web interface of the Visual Asset Browser. This is primarily because of limitations outside the scope of Zoom.
  • Internet Explorer is not supported in SSL mode for opening Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser as “Not able to connect to server” error message is displayed repeatedly
  • Browse Icon for Keywords that is a shortcut for opening Keyword Browse Window for Advanced Search is not available if IPTC Property – Keyword’s label is changed to Spanish to be displayed in the metadata panel.
  • Randomly, upload of files on the web interface for Visual Asset Browser does not work; no error messages are thrown either.
  • Key-frame metadata is not available in list and portfolio views of the Asset Browser.

Minor Pending Issues

  • Tooltips are not available in Zoom CC plugins on Mac. This is due to an Adobe limitation, please see listed Adobe issues section below.
  • Plugin panels are not clickable. This seems to be a limitation of HTML extensions. As a work-around, click on any of the app panels (which is not an extension) such that the focus moves out of the open doc and then go back to the extension panel.
  • Some drop-down menus in the Visual Asset Browser like the one in the download dialog do not support selection in response to the ENTER key; they work on mouse clicks.
  • Folder-level invocation of smart-copy creations do not enforce mandatory metadata on the client-side. However the server will enforce this check and fail the operation if some mandatory properties are empty.
  • Lightbox does not generate high resolution previews for PDF files when trying to do a visual compare between two revisions.
  • The default set of metadata properties to be shown in the Asset Browser in the central panel is not preserved when upgrading from 5.3 to 5.5 or higher. Users will have to reconfigure this part.
  • If a workflow is created with the role set to “WebApprover” and there are no users assigned to that role at that point, it does not show appropriate message. Instead a bland “internal error” is displayed.
  • While switching between PDF page previews very rapidly, at times the preview shows up empty; on refresh and clicking again, you will be able to see the correct preview.
  • Randomly, if you attempt to open the maximum allowed number of search / browse tabs in the Asset Browser, then close all of them and try to launch a new tab, it does not work.
  • When viewing previews from the Asset Browser, in some sequences involving toggling to full-screen and resizing using the slider controls, even after exiting from the full-screen mode the scroll bars are visible.
  • Previews of PPT file formats is not working in full-screen mode. Regular mode is working properly.
  • If a folder is selected in the central panel of the Asset Browser, and if new keyword creation is attempted it does not give appropriate error (that folders cannot have keywords assigned); rather the application freezes over.
  • Clicking on refresh icon of the Asset Browser continuously in rapid succession will sometimes produce an error with a stack trace reading “ConcurrentModificationException”. This error can be dismissed and ignored, it will not affect any functionality further on. A similar error may also show up when you are trying to remove assets from a collection in quick succession. Again, ignore error and retry operation to continue.
  • Zoom Asset Browser is the recommended tool for interfacing with the Zoom server; erstwhile Zoom Repository Browser does not contain support for the latest nuances added to the product.
  • Commit after resolve shows incorrect error message when the asset in question is locked by some other user before commit is attempted.
  • If an asset name contains a comma character, then on triggering check-in of that asset from the WC, the asset does not show up as selected in the check-in dialog
  • In the “Commit Trends” section of the web-based admin console, the user selection is not retained when switching between successive pages.
  • Addition of assets to favorites panel from list view, portfolio view or path navigator is not possible.
  • Restore threshold value setting from the Server Control Panel requires the input number to be with decimal point without which it is not getting accepted.
  • Asset Browser keyboard shortcut, F2 (Remote Rename) does not work for Mac
  • Asset Browser shows an unintuitive error message, when user with distribute permissions logs in and default view is set to Browse View
  • Developer Designer role written using Spanish characters is able to delete the assets.
  • In Custom Format for Download through webmin, while making any format as default, complete page is refreshed and navigates to home page.
  • In Visual Asset Browser, two files differing only in the case (eg. abc.jpg and abc.JPG) are allowed to be created in the same location.
  • High Resolution previews for PDF files are not generated in Light Box
  • Adobe Drive Will Not Work with Capitalized Usernames
  • Inconsistency in name of project, if archive/restore or rename of project is attempted.
  • Scrubbing in timeline of video preview does not work
  • Delink of a manually unlocked file (from Visual Asset Browser) would not be possible
  • If connection between zoom client and zoom server is lost, an error with stack trace is displayed to the client user
  • Lock released on a file through Visual Asset Browser is not updated in the working copy automatically; this requires an update operation to be done.
  • When asset is resized from annotation editor in VA, the resize bar gets overlapped with the asset and scroll bar is not shown.
  • After Session Time out, if Refresh is issued in Visual Asset Browser, “Invalid find session” is reported to the user
  • If web-VAB is accessed from the Safari browser, mouse scrolling does not work.
  • When Conflicted assets are delinked with “delink conflicted or locked assets” unchecked, conflicted assets too are delinked
  • “spd” option for import does not work as expected on linux OS
  • A user with read permissions is allowed to edit metadata of assets through Visual Asset Browser
  • Switch in between multiple tabs in quick succession results in Visual Asset Browser being slow and blank screen appears
  • Commit after resolve shows a wrong error message if another user has taken lock on the same asset at which commit is tried.
  • Accessing central panel in Visual Asset Browser after idle mode, gives “No searched data found. Please search again.” error message
  • Multiple file selection using mouse in Check-In dialog is not possible. It has to be enabled through (shift key+files)
  • If a published asset is renamed after publish then it is searchable by new name.
  • If host name is used for web interface of Asset Browser , then “:Destination: DefaultHTTP” error message is displayed at all the times if the hostname is not defined in dns
  • If there are problems in connecting to the server and many actions are done in succession, too many alert boxes pop up to display the same error message
  • While restore petitioning, message exceeds the “Alert Box”, if the petitioned assets are large in number.
  • If WebApprover role is not assigned to any user while workflow creation – “Internal Server Error” is displayed
  • When an asset is checked out through change log, it again prompts to select the source path to checkout.
  • Custom Format for download: Conversion from JPEG to TIFF is not supported
  • Linked files are not displayed in the check-in dialog for Premier Pro in Mac, when primary language is set to Spanish.
  • PDF preview – small size texts are not displayed properly even in High Preview generation mode
  • An eventual check-in of a linked asset that is not in the same parent directory as the parent asset is not allowed
  • After reaching maximum number of Search & Browse tabs in Asset Browser, after closing all tabs, sometimes a new tab can not be launched
  • List & Portfolio view – Default Hover selection is on the first asset after performing any operation in Visual Asset Browser’s central panel
  • For Mac OS X Yosemite, Overlay icons(green/red dots) don’t appear sometimes when lock/unlock is issued from the top ribbon , issue resolves on eventual refresh
  • File names with non-English characters are not displayed properly in archive / restore email notification and in Visual Asset Browser action string
  • Linked Files of an already checked out file are not allowed to be checked out
  • Checkout with linked assets (with locks) fails if any linked assets is already locked by someone else
  • Issues can be encountered in asset shelf life start/end implementation if client and server are in different time zones
  • Validation of Metadata does not happen when edit of metadata is done in Visual Asset Browser
  • In Manage Workflow, progress of unsaved jobs is lost if current tab is changed
  • Tab key doesn’t work for login window when tried from Visual Asset Browser after it has been left idle for a very long time.
  • If between login and logout the projects assigned to a user are changed, the Project list shown to the user is not updated
  • User having no role and not assigned with any project is able to login into Visual Asset Browser.
  • User’s own Password is visible when browser is used in developer mode and within fiddler also
  • Conflicted status shown in Visual Asset Browser UI for an asset but it is not updated on the working copy unless an explicit update is done
  • The status for a file as returned through command line is not reported correctly for a conflicted working copy
  • The remote status for a conflicted asset is not reported in correct format
  • While using Regular expression ie.,”{,(,[” in search column its displaying the error message as “The pattern:*(*, is erroneous.”
  • Checkboxes are not properly aligned in keywords panel if multiple keyword operations are done in one go
  • Creator of lightbox shown in Visual Approval is incorrect, if it is created from Web interface of Asset Browser
  • Change in Zoom Server information in Z-Settings is not reflected in Visual Asset Browser in “Zoom Server Address” Window shown before login until it is relaunched
  • Import of assets to Visual Asset Browser’s central panel after session timeout, gives error message
  • If user is logged into Adobe Drive from the same system on which the user is logged into Visual Asset Browser – the switch between Drive and Asset Browser asks person to log into Asset Browser again
  • ChangeLog Window when open can not be minimized/maximized by clicking on the window icon in the task bar in Windows OS
  • On Import and Checkout progress notifications, instead of number of files, “?” is displayed when the machine locale is not English(US)
  • On deletion of a keyword from keyword panel, the current position and state of the nodes is reset
  • On changing the width of column, values get overlapped in List and Portfolio view of Visual Asset Browser
  • When some asset is checked-in for the first time with “convert to working copy” selected , on failure of check-in, the added file in the working copy is not deleted
  • Show in Cart – Thumbnail is not displayed completely for the assets where “Change Thumbnail” is enabled
  • PDF preview – While editing the page number, place of the number gets rearranged
  • Workflow can be launched from Visual Asset Browser for archived assets too, but such tasks cannot be signed into causing a deadend.
  • Keyword creation – Last created keyword gets retained if we try to create a new sibling keyword in keyword panel
  • Sometimes when a file having multiple layers is checked in more than once – one of the revisions starts showing indicator to expand the layer even though there is nothing to expand
  • While creating keyword, if “Tab” is entered from keyboard – Then new keyword cant be created using add keyword “Icon” from keyword panel
  • Searching for strings containing the slash character is not working as expected. As a work-around, users could search for the different parts of the input string omitting the slash character to get appropriate results.
  • If the server runs out of memory, and web interface of Visual Asset Browser is running , the error message displayed is not user-friendly, and does not point to the problem on the server
  • Restore/Reject information mail is not triggered for the user who has requested the petition
  • Auto Refresh does not work when keywords are assigned to previous revisions of an asset

Adobe-related issues:

  • Bug filed with Adobe to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file: For PhotoShop, there was a request to add a property to the PhotoShop DOM to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file. There would also be another property in the DOM to access the full file path for the linked file. The bug ID for this enhancement is 3790880.
  • Adobe resolves link paths incorrectly if the machine has some common local path and mounted path, e.g. /Users and /Volumes/Users. Reference: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/959112
  • Currently tooltips are not supported in Mac by Adobe. Reference: https://github.com/Adobe-CEP/CEP-Resources/wiki/CEP-5-HTML-Extension-Cookbook-for-CC-2014#tooltips

Upgrading

  • Please find instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 5.5-b10911 and above.

Please look through our site’s FAQs section if you run into any issues.

5.5-b10608

Release Date: 31 July 2015

This is a major release of the Zoom product comprising of several new features, enhancements and bug fixes. It includes Linux 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit client and Mac client builds.

32-bit Windows clients on are no longer supported.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Visual Asset Browser revamped. Key new features are –
    • Performance improvement towards higher responsiveness and scalability
    • Collapsible panels for Metadata, Links and Layers, Keywords, Collections, Path and Changeset navigators.
    • Configurable thumbnail sizes
    • Breadcrumb trail in search and browse views
    • Forward and back buttons for navigation
    • Provision to preserve user preferences like panel open/close states, panel sizes etc.
    • Provision to configure different sets of metadata properties to highlight in different views
    • Provision to enable / disable any alerts (this option is available in Z-menu as well)
    • Provision to enable / disable enforcing of mandatory metadata check on the client-side
    • Provision to download multiple assets using custom format if a common output format is available for the selected input file-types.
    • Provision to optionally unlock any locked files when they get de-linked.
  • Support for Workflow in HADR mode has been added with particular emphasis on being able to run auto-tasks.
  • Flattening of versioning history added now. Using this feature, it will become possible to discard the history of modifications and make an asset available in only its latest form. (Zoom Flatten)
  • Cinema 4D team-render support has been added. (Zoom C4D Team Render Support)
  • Support for full-text search has been added. (File Content Search)
  • Archive and restore operations now support pre-operation and post-operation hooks that can be configured from the Archive Settings in the Server Control Panel; these hooks can be used to provide powerful customized behaviours for individual deployments.
  • Support has been added to save / configure / choose user-defined metadata presets in the check-in forms. (Metadata Presets)
  • Propagation of metadata of one asset to one or more assets is now made possible.
  • Support has been added for multi-line property values in metadata handling. (Metadata Configuration)
  • Support has been added to customize the Check-in dialog layout in terms of panel sizes; user preferences will be preserved in subsequent invocations.
  • Drag and drop of assets is now made available in list and portfolio views as well (similar to what we already have in grid view).
  • Zoom plug-ins for CC 2015 available; a separate installer will also be packaged now as Adobe has removed support for Extension Manager from CC 2015. (CC 2015 Installer)
  • Support for auto-checkout mount point has been enhanced. (Auto Checkout Mount Points)
  • Support for a unique mechanism of third-party mount points has been added. (Third Party Mount Points)
  • Smart-copies and their sources can now be archived / purged.
  • Structured search (file-name search + advanced options) has been enhanced to only return the latest revision by default; all revisions can be obtained by enabling a menu option in the search scope.

 

Major Fixes

  • For After Effects, the Zoom plugin does not have to be relaunched after the application is launched in order to work correctly – the underlying cause was an Adobe issue which has been resolved since our last release.
  • In Asset Browser list and portfolio view, keywords can now be updated from within the central panel.
  • In certain sequences involving search with a file name, the thumbnail of some assets used to show up as folders and no file-level operations were possible on that asset from within the Asset Browser. This has been resolved now.
  • Arrow keys are now working in full-screen previews.
  • Overlay icons are showing up correctly in browse view as well as search view. (Used to not work in browse view earlier).
  • Mandatory metadata configured with projects is now fully supported including from the Asset Browser.
  • Thumbnails and previews for MS office documents are supported; custom format downloads also supported for the same.
  • In Premiere Pro CC 2014 Zoom plugin buttons will now properly refresh status on operations like revert / check-in etc.
  • When an asset is moved to a new location, the preview server will not re-generate previews as the file content has not changed. The previews from the last data-modified revision will be served.
  • The login session inside the Asset Browser was getting reset incorrectly because of Hot Folder cycles earlier; this issue has been resolved in 5.5

Major Pending Issues

  • Archive module operations in HADR mode are not yet supported; this will be available shortly.
  • Zoom mobile application has not yet been upgraded to work with the 5.5 release; this will be available shortly.
  • Creation of dynamic collections with “search everywhere” option cannot be combined with any additional filters.
  • Flattening removes an asset from collections, workflows, lightboxes; breaks association with existing working copies. Therefore users will have to re-add them to workflows, collections etc. and also have to check them out to the working copies afresh again.
  • If rotation is enabled, the log message updation in the files is now in reverse order. For example server_log.5 would contain the most recent logs, while server_log.1 contains older logs. This could be related to Java 8 issues.
  • When the locale is set to Spanish, and if we switch back to the English locale then in web-based Asset Browser, some metadata properties still continue to show in Spanish.
  • Links and layers information for an asset checked in from Photoshop are not updated in the Visual Asset Browser under certain circumstances in Mac. This is due to an Adobe limitation, please see the list of issues in a section below.
  • Committing any modifications on a smart-copy file from the plugin fails the first time, if the file was never opened in the Asset Browser. On retry, this will get committed successfully.
  • After reverting changes in a Premiere Pro project and then saving, the project still shows as being modified. Here is the FAQ outlining the workaround for this issue: http://help.evolphin.com/faq/after-revert-in-premiere-pro-project-is-still-modified/
  • Full-text search service in Windows has to be started manually, this is not automatically started. (In Linux it is started automatically).
  • When full-text search is not enabled, Zoom is not supposed to attempt connection with the Curator service (the external indexing / searching engine). However it does attempt this, fails, and ends up sending notification regarding the failure to the admin.
  • For Video Previews to work for Zoom on Windows Server, the java.io.tmp location needs to be changed to some writable folder in wrapper.conf file to enable ffmpeg to write the video files
  • Moving assets from one folder to another from within the Path Navigator panel of the Asset Browser sometimes results in failure; this happens when there are multiple attempts at drag and drop in quick succession.
  • Within the search view of the Asset Browser, collection creation fails if attempted through the menu in the cart or through drag and drop of assets directly into the collection panel; however the same operations work from the browse view. Also, in the search view you can still create collections using the “Save” option from the top ribbon inside the search view tab.
  • Currently during check in with links, the linked files are checked into the same parent path as the main file. This should be modified so that the hierarchy of the linked files are maintained.
  • The “Render and Import” operation in Cinema 4D, being a potentially time-consuming operation, should have a progress reporting mechanism. But this is missing today.
  • Hot folder configuration UI in the Settings dialog can allow saving the setup even when one of the fields are incorrectly initialized. This happens when someone enters an incorrect value in one field, then continues to edit other fields and enters correct values for them.
  • When creating a smart-copy if any keyword from the source is specifically deselected in the keyword tree of the check-in panel, the smart-copy is expected to not have that keyword assigned to it. However, this de-selection is not honored, and the smart-copy ends up with the keywords of the original source always.
  • In HADR mode, the zoom.properties file does not get replicated to the other servers; need to copy them over manually.
  • In HADR mode, attempting to delete the last workflow metadata does not get replicated to the other servers – this would mean we can never remove ALL of the defined metadata across all servers ever because of this issue.
  • Asset Browser shows inconsistent behaviour in drop-down options of “Sort By”, if locale is changed.
  • Mandatory metadata form is not popping up on creating smart copy using keyboard short-cuts “Ctrl+Alt+C” and “CTRL+ALT+V“.
  • Thumbnail of an asset disappears in the list view in random sequence. Refresh or just clicking on the path navigator will bring back the thumbnail properly again.
  • Text file previews do not show the contents till the end of the lines in certain files containing long rows.
  • Automatic delink of assets happens based on modification time and not last accessed time, since settings to determine the last access times for files were found to severely slow down the machine
  • Sort by “Date” or “Modification Time” in list view of the Asset Browser does not work correctly in Spanish locale.
  • Sort by “Digital Rights Management” of assets in Central Panel is not possible
  • Dates shown in command line are not in a human readable format
  • Silent uninstall of Zoom is not supported currently
  • Silent Installation on windows is possible but before it asks for 2 clicks, system restart too happens without asking the user
  • Drag and Drop of assets between different tabs is not supported for now
  • Buttons in the Top-Ribbon of the Visual Asset Browser do not have any visual indication as to whether they are enabled or disabled.
  • Thumbnails do not appear for “.FLA” files
  • Assigning a folder to a task in workflow will not add the folder files to the task
  • When a static sub-collection is created, it will add all of the parent items to the sub-collection.
  • Auto-complete suggestions do not come correctly for filters of system-defined properties i.e File Name, File Type etc
  • In Mac, Thumbnail and Preview for pdf file format is not available by default;– the lib X11 would have to be installed specifically to make that work
  • In Custom File Format Download, conversion of multi page pdf to an image is not supported
  • Upload of a singe file larger than 4 GB is not possible through web interface of the Visual Asset Browser. This is primarily because of limitations outside the scope of Zoom.
  • Internet Explorer is not supported in SSL mode for opening Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser as “Not able to connect to server” error message is displayed repeatedly
  • Browse Icon for Keywords that is a shortcut for opening Keyword Browse Window for Advanced Search is not available if IPTC Property – Keyword’s label is changed to Spanish to be displayed in the metadata panel.
  • Sometimes, “The database file “allrepoauthmapskel” could not be locked.The database may be in use” error message appear while using Visual Asset Browser. Restarting the Zoom Client Proxy process will resolve this.
  • Randomly, upload of files on the web interface for Visual Asset Browser does not work; no error messages are thrown either.
  • Key-frame metadata is not available in list and portfolio views of the Asset Browser.

Minor Pending Issues

  • Tooltips are not available in Zoom CC plugins on Mac. This is due to an Adobe limitation, please see listed Adobe issues section below.
  • Plugin panels are not clickable. This seems to be a limitation of HTML extensions. As a work-around, click on any of the app panels (which is not an extension) such that the focus moves out of the open doc and then go back to the extension panel.
  • Some drop-down menus in the Visual Asset Browser like the one in the download dialog do not support selection in response to the enter key; they work on mouse clicks.
  • Folder-level invocation of smart-copy creations do not enforce mandatory metadata on the client-side. However the server will enforce this check and fail the operation if some mandatory properties are empty.
  • Lightbox does not generate high resolution previews for PDF files when trying to do a visual compare between two revisions.
  • The default set of metadata properties to be shown in the Asset Browser in the central panel is not preserved when upgrading from 5.3 to 5.5 or higher. Users will have to reconfigure this part.
  • If a workflow is created with the role set to “WebApprover” and there are no users assigned to that role at that point, it does not show appropriate message. Instead a bland “internal error” is displayed.
  • While switching between PDF page previews very rapidly, at times the preview shows up empty; on refresh and clicking again, you will be able to see the correct preview.
  • Randomly, if you attempt to open the maximum allowed number of search / browse tabs in the Asset Browser, then close all of them and try to launch a new tab, it does not work.
  • Overlay icons for checked out files do not show up in the portfolio view by default; however on clicking any of the asset, the status starts to show up.
  • When viewing previews from the Asset Browser, in some sequences involving toggling to full-screen and resizing using the slider controls, even after exiting from the full-screen mode the scroll bars are visible.
  • Previews of PPT file formats is not working in full-screen mode. Regular mode is working properly.
  • If a folder is selected in the central panel of the Asset Browser, and if new keyword creation is attempted it does not give appropriate error (that folders cannot have keywords assigned); rather the application freezes over.
  • Clicking on refresh icon of the Asset Browser continuously in rapid succession will sometimes produce an error with a stack trace reading “ConcurrentModificationException”. This error can be dismissed and ignored, it will not affect any functionality further on. A similar error may also show up when you are trying to remove assets from a collection in quick succession. Again, ignore error and retry operation to continue.
  • Zoom Asset Browser is the recommended tool for interfacing with the Zoom server; erstwhile Zoom Repository Browser does not contain support for the latest nuances added to the product.
  • Commit after resolve shows incorrect error message when the asset in question is locked by some other user before commit is attempted.
  • If an asset name contains a comma character, then on triggering check-in of that asset from the WC, the asset does not show up as selected in the check-in dialog
  • In the “Commit Trends” section of the web-based admin console, the user selection is not retained when switching between successive pages.
  • Addition of assets to favorites panel from list view, portfolio view or path navigator is not possible.
  • Restore threshold value setting from the Server Control Panel requires the input number to be with decimal point without which it is not getting accepted.
  • Asset Browser keyboard shortcut, F2 (Remote Rename) does not work for Mac
  • Asset Browser shows an unintuitive error message, when user with distribute permissions logs in and default view is set to Browse View
  • Developer Designer role written using Spanish characters is able to delete the assets.
  • In Custom Format for Download through webmin, while making any format as default, complete page is refreshed and navigates to home page.
  • In Visual Asset Browser, two files differing only in the case (eg. abc.jpg and abc.JPG) are allowed to be created in the same location.
  • High Resolution previews for PDF files are not generated in Light Box
  • Drag and Drop of multiple items into InDesign selects last item only
  • Adobe Drive Will Not Work with Capitalized Usernames
  • Inconsistency in name of project, if archive/restore or rename of project is attempted.
  • Scrubbing in timeline of video preview does not work
  • Delink of a manually unlocked file (from Visual Asset Browser) would not be possible
  • If connection between zoom client and zoom server is lost, an error with stack trace is displayed to the client user
  • Lock released on a file through Visual Asset Browser is not updated in the working copy automatically; this requires an update operation to be done.
  • When asset is resized from annotation editor in VA, the resize bar gets overlapped with the asset and scroll bar is not shown.
  • After Session Time out, if Refresh is issued in Visual Asset Browser, “Invalid find session” is reported to the user
  • If web-VAB is accessed from the Safari browser, mouse scrolling does not work.
  • When Conflicted assets are delinked with “delink conflicted or locked assets” unchecked, conflicted assets too are delinked
  • “spd” option for import does not work as expected on linux OS
  • A user with read permissions is allowed to edit metadata of assets through Visual Asset Browser
  • Switch in between multiple tabs in quick succession results in Visual Asset Browser being slow and blank screen appears
  • Commit after resolve shows a wrong error message if another user has taken lock on the same asset at which commit is tried.
  • Accessing central panel in Visual Asset Browser after idle mode, gives “No searched data found. Please search again.” error message
  • Multiple file selection using mouse in Check-In dialog is not possible. It has to be enabled through (shift key+files)
  • If a published asset is renamed after publish then it is searchable by new name.
  • If host name is used for web interface of Asset Browser , then “:Destination: DefaultHTTP” error message is displayed at all the times if the hostname is not defined in dns
  • If there are problems in connecting to the server and many actions are done in succession, too many alert boxes pop up to display the same error message
  • While restore petitioning, message exceeds the “Alert Box”, if the petitioned assets are large in number.
  • If WebApprover role is not assigned to any user while workflow creation – “Internal Server Error” is displayed
  • When an asset is checked out through change log, it again prompts to select the source path to checkout.
  • Custom Format for download: Conversion from JPEG to TIFF is not supported
  • Linked files are not displayed in the check-in dialog for Premier Pro in Mac, when primary language is set to Spanish.
  • PDF preview – small size texts are not displayed properly even in High Preview generation mode
  • An eventual check-in of a linked asset that is not in the same parent directory as the parent asset is not allowed
  • After reaching maximum number of Search & Browse tabs in Asset Browser, after closing all tabs, sometimes a new tab can not be launched
  • List & Portfolio view – Default Hover selection is on the first asset after performing any operation in Visual Asset Browser’s central panel
  • For Mac OS X Yosemite, Overlay icons(green/red dots) don’t appear sometimes when lock/unlock is issued from the top ribbon , issue resolves on eventual refresh
  • File names with non-English characters are not displayed properly in archive / restore email notification and in Visual Asset Browser action string
  • Linked Files of an already checked out file are not allowed to be checked out
  • Checkout with linked assets (with locks) fails if any linked assets is already locked by someone else
  • Issues can be encountered in asset shelf life start/end implementation if client and server are in different time zones
  • Validation of Metadata does not happen when edit of metadata is done in Visual Asset Browser
  • In Manage Workflow, progress of unsaved jobs is lost if current tab is changed
  • Tab key doesn’t work for login window when tried from Visual Asset Browser after it has been left idle for a very long time.
  • If between login and logout the projects assigned to a user are changed, the Project list shown to the user is not updated
  • User having no role and not assigned with any project is able to login into Visual Asset Browser.
  • User’s own Password is visible when browser is used in developer mode and within fiddler also
  • Conflicted status shown in Visual Asset Browser UI for an asset but it is not updated on the working copy unless an explicit update is done
  • The status for a file as returned through command line is not reported correctly for a conflicted working copy
  • The remote status for a conflicted asset is not reported in correct format
  • While using Regular expression ie.,”{,(,[” in search column its displaying the error message as “The pattern:*(*, is erroneous.”
  • Checkboxes are not properly aligned in keywords panel if multiple keyword operations are done in one go
  • Creator of lightbox shown in Visual Approval is incorrect, if it is created from Web interface of Asset Browser
  • Change in Zoom Server information in Z-Settings is not reflected in Visual Asset Browser in “Zoom Server Address” Window shown before login until it is relaunched
  • Import of assets to Visual Asset Browser’s central panel after session timeout, gives error message
  • If user is logged into Adobe Drive from the same system on which the user is logged into Visual Asset Browser – the switch between Drive and Asset Browser asks person to log into Asset Browser again
  • ChangeLog Window when open can not be minimized/maximized by clicking on the window icon in the task bar in Windows OS
  • On Import and Checkout progress notifications, instead of number of files, “?” is displayed when the machine locale is not English(US)
  • On deletion of a keyword from keyword panel, the current position and state of the nodes is reset
  • On changing the width of column, values get overlapped in List and Portfolio view of Visual Asset Browser
  • When some asset is checked-in for the first time with “convert to working copy” selected , on failure of check-in, the added file in the working copy is not deleted
  • Show in Cart – Thumbnail is not displayed completely for the assets where “Change Thumbnail” is enabled
  • PDF preview – While editing the page number, place of the number gets rearranged
  • Workflow can be launched from Visual Asset Browser for archived assets too, but such tasks cannot be signed into causing a deadend.
  • Keyword creation – Last created keyword gets retained if we try to create a new sibling keyword in keyword panel
  • Sometimes when a file having multiple layers is checked in more than once – one of the revisions starts showing indicator to expand the layer even though there is nothing to expand
  • While creating keyword, if “Tab” is entered from keyboard – Then new keyword cant be created using add keyword “Icon” from keyword panel
  • Searching for strings containing the slash character is not working as expected. As a work-around, users could search for the different parts of the input string omitting the slash character to get appropriate results.
  • If the server runs out of memory, and web interface of Visual Asset Browser is running , the error message displayed is not user-friendly, and does not point to the problem on the server
  • Restore/Reject information mail is not triggered for the user who has requested the petition
  • Auto Refresh does not work when keywords are assigned to previous revisions of an asset

Adobe-related issues:

  • Bug filed with Adobe to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file: For PhotoShop, there was a request to add a property to the PhotoShop DOM to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file. There would also be another property in the DOM to access the full file path for the linked file. The bug ID for this enhancement is 3790880.
  • Adobe resolves link paths incorrectly if the machine has some common local path and mounted path, e.g. /Users and /Volumes/Users. Reference: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/959112
  • Currently tooltips are not supported in Mac by Adobe. Reference: https://github.com/Adobe-CEP/CEP-Resources/wiki/CEP-5-HTML-Extension-Cookbook-for-CC-2014#tooltips

Upgrading

  • Please find instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 5.5-b10608 and above.

Please look through our site’s FAQs section if you run into any issues.

 

5.3-b9342

Release Date: 20 Feb 2015

This is a major release of the Zoom product comprising of several new features. It includes Linux 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit client and Mac client builds.

32-bit Microsoft Windows clients on are no longer supported.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Support for Purge has been added. Now, file data that are not needed can be deleted permanently from the Zoom Server and disk space can be salvaged. (Zoom Purge)
  • Previews for Microsoft Office Documents and Fonts are now supported. (Setup Office Previews)
  • Multiple Values can be selected for a metadata property through drop-down menu in the Visual Asset Browser.
  • Support has been added for drag-n-drop of multiple assets onto InDesign and Photoshop directly.
  • Layer Extraction feature for plugins has been enhanced to display thumbnail for each layer; a configurable progress reporting mechanism has been added for the layer extraction process from within the Adobe applications.
  • Hot Folder module has been enhanced to include web API for configuration on remote machines along with GUI controls for the same; support has been added for pre-scripts and post-scripts for better controlled flow (Configuring Hot Folders)
  • URLs added as values to metadata will now be clickable.(Hyperlink in Metadata)
  • The Login/Logout functionality for Zoom Client has been enhanced to support login from Z-menu as well; Logout from default server or from all servers can be made available per configuration.
  • Now workstation name can be configured as mandatory metadata such that on every check-in, the workstation from which the asset was checked-in is saved on the server.
  • Smart-copies can be configured to be converted to working copy at the time of check-in itself.
  • At the time of check-in “convert to working copy” can now be configured to move the original file to working copy location without duplication.
  • Auto-checkout has been made more robust by running implicit conflict resolution.

Major Issues

  • For After Effects, the Zoom plugin has to be relaunched after the application is launched in order to work correctly.
  • In Asset Browser list and portfolio view, keywords cannot be updated from within the central panel.
  • In certain sequences involving search with a file name, the thumbnail of some assets will show as folders and no file-level operations are possible on that asset from within the Asset Browser.
  • Arrow keys are not working in full-screen previews.
  • If web-VAB is accessed from the Safari browser, mouse scrolling does not work.
  • When the locale is set to Spanish, and if we switch back to the English locale then in web-based Asset Browser, some metadata properties still continue to show in Spanish.
  • Overlay icons are not showing up for a checked out file in the browse view preventing us from performing any working-copy related operations; opening the same file in search view is the workaround.
  • Mandatory metadata is not working as expected if configured project-wise in the spec.
  • Links and layers information for an asset checked in from Photoshop are not updated in the Visual Asset Browser.
  • Custom-format download does not work for MS Office documents
  • In HADR mode, the zoom.properties file does not get replicated to the other servers.
  • The modified versions of the MS Office documents  imported into Zoom are not showing the proper file type icon as thumbnails.
  • Text file previews do not show the contents till the end of the lines in certain files containing long rows.
  • Name of a file does not become editable on click in List View of VAB Central Panel
  • Automatic delink of assets happens based on modification time and not last accessed time, since settings to determine the last access times for files were found to severely slow down the machine
  • Sort by “Digital Rights Management” of assets in Central Panel is not possible
  • Dates shown in command line are not in a human readable format
  • Silent uninstall of Zoom is not supported currently
  • Silent Installation on windows is possible but before it asks for 2 clicks, system restart too happens without asking the user
  • Drag and Drop of assets between different tabs is not supported for now
  • Buttons in the Top-Ribbon do not have any indication to know if they are enabled or disabled
  • When an assets is moved to a new location , the preview server regenerates its preview instead of just copying the previously generated preview
  • Thumbnails do not appear for fla files
  • Assigning a folder to a task in workflow will not add the folder files to the task
  • When 4-5 keywords are selected in succession, the Visual Asset Browser gets slow and mouse pointer is converted to processing icon for a long time
  • When a Static Sub-Collection is created, it will add all of the Parent Items to the sub-collection
  • Auto-complete suggestions do not come correctly for filters of system-defined properties i.e File Name, File Type etc
  • In Mac, Thumbnail and Preview for pdf file format is not available by default – the lib X11 would have to be installed specifically to make that work
  • Visual Asset Browser shows an error message, when user with distribute permissions logs in and default view is set to Browse View
  • In Custom File Format Download, conversion of multi page pdf to an image is not supported
  • Premiere Pro CC 2014 – Zoom Plugin buttons don’t reload if some action like revert/check-in is done from the plugin
  • Mac – Overlay icons are not updated properly according to the current status of the asset
  • Sometimes, previews of a pdf don’t appear on click on the asset, instead “Connection Error” is displayed
  • In List & Portfolio view in Visual Asset Browser, update of keywords from central panel does not work
  • With “Hide empty metadata” in Metadata panel enabled – “Edit Common metadata” from cart displays two times for all the values
  • Upload of a singe file larger than 4 GB is not possible through web interface of the Visual Asset Browser. This is primarily because of limitations outside the scope of Zoom.
  • Visual Asset Browser search or zm find from command line, on an asset with no comment results in restart of the server
  • Sometimes, while previewing a video file, a stack trace error could be generated in the web interface of Visual Asset Browser
  • In File Type Filter, default file types do not work. Only newly created file type filters work.
  • Internet Explorer is not supported in SSL mode for opening Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser as “Not able to connect to server” error message is displayed repeatedly
  • Preview Server Cache Cleanup does not work in 5.2 Builds
  • Sometimes search result might have issues where most of the assets are displayed as folders instead of files and corresponding context menu is changed too.
  • In a specific scenario, Server can crash if developer designer tries to delete the complete keyword tree from Keyword Panel using Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser
  • For Windows Zoom Client, Embed Metadata Operation won’t work if the asset name has spanish characters
  • Mandatory Metadata Feature has some issues if different metadata is made mandatory for different projects
  • Edit of Optional Metadata assigned to Workflow Jobs is not posssible, as the cursor does not stay in the Optional Metadata text boxes
  • Browse Icon for Keywords that is a shortcut for opening Keyword Browse Window for Advanced Search is not available if IPTC Property – Keyword’s label is changed to Spanish to be displayed in the metadata panel
  • Randomly, upload of files on the web interface for Visual Asset Browser does not work without throwing any error message
  • For Download of preview of any asset to work, Custom File Format for Download corresponding to the file format should be defined in webmin
  • On Rename of an asset in Visual Asset Browser, error message “Specified Path Doesn’t Exist” is displayed to the user, this issue comes randomly if the assset name is in English, but is seen consistently if the asset name is in Spanish
  • For Zoom Server/Preview Server to work properly on non-english locale machines , LC_ALL parameter should be set properly, for this the zoom and preview server init.d script should have the line “export LC_ALL=$LANG” and LANG should be defined for the user who is going to run the zoom and preview server services
  • If the web interface for Visual Asset Browser is used in Safari Browser, the mouse scroll won’t work , other things are supposed to work as expected
  • Sometimes, If Apply Metadata is done on multiple assets added to Cart, metadata is updated for some but not for others

Minor Issues

  • Lightbox does not generate high resolution previews for PDF files when trying to do a visual compare between two revisions.
  • If a workflow is created with the role set to “WebApprover” and there are no users assigned to that role at that point, it does not show appropriate message. Instead a bland “internal error” is displayed.
  • Randomly, if you attempt to open the maximum allowed number of search / browse tabs in the Asset Browser, then close all of them and try to launch a new tab, it does not work.
  • Zoom Asset Browser is the recommended tool for interfacing with the Zoom server; erstwhile Zoom Repository Browser does not contain support for the latest nuances added to the product.
  • Commit after resolve shows incorrect error message when the asset in question is locked by some other user before commit is attempted.
  • If an asset name contains a comma character, then on triggering check-in of that asset from the WC, the asset does not show up as selected in the check-in dialog
  • In the “Commit Trends” section of the web-based admin console, the user selection is not retained when switching between successive pages.
  • Addition of assets to favorites panel from list view, portfolio view or path navigator is not possible.
  • Restore threshold value setting from the Server Control Panel requires the input number to be with decimal point without which it is not getting accepted.
  • Visual Asset Browser keyboard shortcut, F2 (Remote Rename) does not work for Mac
  • Developer Designer role written using Spanish characters is able to delete the assets.
  • In Custom Format for Download through webmin, while making any format as default, complete page is refreshed and navigates to home page.
  • If there is a job having 1 task T1 and 2 serial reviews for the same task , first R1, then R2 – T1 status is reported as finished even when R1 is not started
  • In Visual Asset Browser, two files differing only in the case (eg. abc.jpg and abc.JPG) are allowed to be created in the same location.
  • High Resolution previews for PDF files are not generated in Light Box
  • Drag and Drop of Multiple Items into InDesign Selects Last Item only
  • In List and Portfolio View of Visual Asset Browser, Column sorting doesn’t work for rating and keywords
  • Adobe Drive Will Not Work with Capitalized Usernames
  • Inconsistency in name of project, if archive/restore or rename of project is attempted.
  • Scrubbing in timeline of video preview does not work
  • Delink of a manually unlocked file(from Visual Asset Browser) would not be possible
  • If connection between zoom client and zoom server is lost, an error with stack trace is displayed to the client user
  • Lock released on a file through Visual Asset Browser is not updated in the working copy
  • When asset is resized from annotation editor in VA, the resize bar gets overlapped with the asset and scroll bar is not shown.
  • After Session Time out, if Refresh is issued in Visual Asset Browser, “Invalid find session” is reported to the user
  • When Conflicted assets are delinked with “delink conflicted or locked assets” unchecked, conflicted assets too are delinked
  • “spd” option for import does not work as expected on linux OS
  • A user with read permissions is allowed to edit metadata of assets through Visual Asset Browser
  • Switch in between multiple tabs in quick succession results in Visual Asset Browser being slow and blank screen appears
  • Commit after resolve shows a wrong error message if another user has taken lock on the same asset at which commit is tried.
  • Arrow keys do not work in full screen preview.
  • Accessing central panel in Visual Asset Browser after idle mode, gives “No searched data found. Please search again.” error message
  • If the asset opened for edit in the Adobe Photoshop or any other such app, is locked by some other user – the status is not updated in the top row of the zoom plugin to show that the asset is locked
  • Multiple file selection in Check-In dialogue is not possible. It has to be enabled through (shift key+files)
  • If a published asset is renamed after publish then it is searchable by new name.
  • No “Z” icon shown for Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Zoom Plugin
  • If host name is used for web interface of Asset Browser , then “:Destination: DefaultHTTP” error message is displayed at all the times if the hostname is not defined in dns
  • If there are problems in connecting to the server and many actions are done in succession, too many alert boxes pop up to display the same error message
  • A superadmin user is able to commit assets without assigning any value in “Mandatory Metadata” in Check-in Panel if the mandatory property has some project list specified
  • While restore petitioning, Message exceeds the “Alert Box”, if the petitioned assets are large in number.
  • If WebApprover role is not assigned to any user while workflow creation – “Internal Server Error” is displayed
  • When an asset is checked out through change log, it again prompts to select the source path to checkout.
  • Custom Format for download: Conversion from JPEG to TIFF is not supported
  • Linked files are not displayed in the check-in dialog for Premier Pro in Mac, when primary language is set to Spanish.
  • PDF preview – small size texts are not displayed properly even in High Preview generation mode
  • An eventual check-in of a linked asset that is not in the same parent directory as the parent asset is not allowed
  • After reaching maximum number of Search & Browse tabs in Asset Browser, after closing all tabs, sometimes a new tab can not be launched
  • List & Portfolio view – Default Hover selection is on the first asset after performing any operation in Visual Asset Browser’s central panel
  • For Adobe After Effects, The Evolphin Zoom plugin has to be relaunched in order to work properly
  • For Adobe After Effects,The Evolphin Zoom plugin auto-refresh is disabled due to some adobe specific issues
  • For Mac OS X Yosemite, Overlay icons(green/red dots) don’t appear sometimes when lock/unlock is issued from the top ribbon , issue resolves on eventual refresh
  • File names with non-English characters are not displayed properly in archive / restore email notification and in Visual Asset Browser action string
  • Linked Files of an already checked out file are not allowed to be checked out
  • Checkout with linked assets (with locks) fails if any linked assets is already locked by someone else
  • Issues can be encountered in asset shelf life start/end implementation if client and server are in different time zones
  • Validation of Metadata does not happen when edit of metadata is done in Visual Asset Browser
  • In Manage Workflow, progress of unsaved jobs is lost if current tab is changed
  • Tab key doesn’t work for login window when tried from Visual Asset Browser after it has been left idle for a very long time.
  • If between login and logout the projects assigned to a user are changed, the Project list shown to the user is not updated
  • User having no role and not assigned with any project is able to login into Visual Asset Browser.
  • User’s own Password is visible when browser is used in developer mode and within fiddler also
  • Conflicted status shown in Visual Asset Browser UI for an asset but it is not updated on the working copy unless an explicit update is done
  • The status for a file as returned through command line is not reported correctly for a conflicted working copy
  • The remote status for a conflicted asset is not reported in correct format
  • While using Regular expression ie.,”{,(,[” in search column its displaying the error message as “The pattern:*(*, is erroneous.”
  • Checkboxes are not properly aligned in keywords panel if multiple keyword operations are done in one go
  • Creator of lightbox shown in Visual Approval is incorrect, if it is created from Web interface of Asset Browser
  • Change in Zoom Server information in Z-Settings is not reflected in Visual Asset Browser in “Zoom Server Address” Window shown before login until it is relaunched
  • Import of assets to Visual Asset Browser’s central panel after session timeout, gives error message
  • If user is logged into Adobe Drive from the same system on which the user is logged into Visual Asset Browser – the switch between Drive and Asset Browser asks person to log into Asset Browser again
  • ChangeLog Window when open can not be minimized/maximized by clicking on the window icon in the task bar in Windows OS
  • On Import and Checkout progress notifications, instead of number of files, “?” is displayed when the machine locale is not English(US)
  • On deletion of a keyword from keyword panel, the current position and state of the nodes is reset
  • On changing the width of column, values get overlapped in List and Portfolio view of Visual Asset Browser
  • Sometimes, The database file “allrepoauthmapskel” could not be locked.The database may be in use” error message appear while using Visual Asset Browser
  • When some asset is checked-in for the first time with “convert to working copy” selected , on failure of check-in, the added file in the working copy is not deleted
  • Show in Cart – Thumbnail is not displayed completely for the assets where “Change Thumbnail” is enabled
  • Visual Aseet Browser logs out on hot folder import if the user doing hot folder import is the same as the one logged into the Visual Asset Browser
  • Some characters of a Word in Z icon menu are not translated to Spanish properly
  • PDF preview – While editing the page number, place of the number gets rearranged
  • Workflow can be launched from Visual Asset Browser for archived assets too, but such tasks cannot be signed into causing a deadend.
  • Keyword creation – Last created keyword gets retained if we try to create a new sibling keyword in keyword panel
  • Sometimes when a file having multiple layers is checked in more than once – one of the revisions starts showing indicator to expand the layer even though there is nothing to expand
  • While creating keyword, if “Tab” is entered from keyboard – Then new keyword cant be created using add keyword “Icon” from keyword panel
  • If the server runs out of memory, and web interface of Visual Asset Browser is running , the error message displayed is not user-friendly, and does not point to the problem on the server
  • Restore/Reject information mail is not triggered for the user who has requested the petition
  • Auto Refresh does not work when keywords are assigned to previous revisions of an asset

Adobe-related issues:

  • Bug filed with Adobe to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file: For PhotoShop, there was a request to add a property to the PhotoShop DOM to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file. There would also be another property in the DOM to access the full file path for the linked file. The bug id for this enhancement is 3790880.
  • Resize of HTML plugin panels does not work for Illustrator and After Effects.
  • On relaunching After Effects, the HTML panel appears blank and has to be reopened.

Upgrading

  • Please follow the instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 5.3-b9183 and above.

5.2-b8852

Release Date: 22 Dec 2014

The 5.2-b8852 is available now for download. This is a major release of the Zoom product comprising of several new features. It includes Linux 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit client (32 bit Windows clients on are no longer supported) and Mac client builds.

New Features and Enhancements

  • New “check-in” interface unifying import / commit / smart-copy introduced. Composite actions like ability to check in linked assets along with a parent file being checked in, or ability to automatically take the user to the newly checked-in versioned file included.
  • Support for the enforcement of mandatory metadata tied to all check-in operations added.
  • New HTML5 based plugin added for Adobe CC 2014+ Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Premiere Pro. (Limited by Adobe’s pre-release issues; see list of issues for specifics)
  • For file formats supporting layers (like Photoshop, AE etc.), extraction of the layer metadata, and display of the details in the Zoom Asset Browser added.
  • Ability to do Google-like search for file names, metadata, keywords, revision details without having to set up structured search added.
  • Support for dynamically selecting the specific format in which to download previews from Zoom, added Custom format presets can be defined at the server, and be chosen by the end user at the time of downloading.
  • Support for automatic ingest from a designated Hot Folder added; parameters such as running a pre-script for the ingest configurable through settings
  • Support for visually distinguishing assets with an alpha channel indicator icon in the Asset Browser view (and through command line search / log / getmetadata operations) added.
  • Mandatory metadata form in the check-in operations with  provision to link to another metadata property added; the linking will be triggered for specific configured value as specified in the metadata spec file on the server.
  • Ability to reorder metadata properties added.
  • Client-side properties can now be defined on the server and be pulled / synchronized by all Zoom clients.
  • Support added to save structured search query on server, and share with users on other machines included.
  • Ability to change default thumbnails of versioned files added. This operation can be performed in bulk during check-ins, and also on a file-to-file basis from the Asset Browser.
  • Ability to create file-type filters and be able to search for assets matching these filters added. A default set of pre-defined filters are also made available.
  • Support for automatic periodic de-linking of files on the client desktop to conserve space now added.
  • Very significant performance benefits achieved in HADR functionality by way of improved network connection handling in the replication module and several more optimizations.
  • Ability to create and launch workflow jobs directly from within the Visual Asset Browser by using pre-defined Zoom workflow templates for a given project.
  • Configuration to support Zoom server restarts without data check-pointing, ensures server restarts do not cause inadvertent server down-time
  • Localization bundle for Spanish
  • Advanced Custom File Format feature with a tight integration with the preview mechanism allowing a custom file format rendition to be set as a default preset for a specific set of input file formats
  • Ability to launch global search on the Zoom repository from within the Zoom plugins for Adobe CC 2014+ applications
  • Zoom mobile apps for both IOS and Android have been upgraded to make them lighter and faster.
  • Minor enhancement in password-recovery functionality to pre-empt attempts of sniffing and other security abuses.
  • Minor enhancement in archive module administration from the web-based admin console in order to verify the integrity of Zoom archive data.

Major Issues

  • Name of a file does not become editable on click in List View of VAB Central Panel
  • Automatic Delink of assets happens based on modification time and not last accessed time, since settings to determine the last access times for files were found to severely slow down the machine
  • Sort by “Digital Rights Management” of assets in Central Panel is not possible
  • Dates shown in command line are not in a human readable format
  • Silent uninstall of Zoom is not supported currently
  • Silent Installation on windows is possible but before it asks for 2 clicks, system restart too happens without asking the user
  • Drag and Drop of assets between different tabs is not supported for now
  • Buttons in the Top-Ribbon do not have any indication to know if they are enabled or disabled
  • When an assets is moved to a new location , the preview server regenerates its preview instead of just copying the previously generated preview
  • Thumbnails do not appear for fla files
  • Assigning a folder to a task in workflow will not add the folder files to the task
  • When 4-5 keywords are selected in succession, the Visual Asset Browser gets slow and mouse pointer is converted to processing icon for a long time
  • When a Static Sub-Collection is created, it will add all of the Parent Items to the sub-collection
  • Auto-complete suggestions do not come correctly for filters of system-defined properties i.e File Name, File Type etc
  • In Mac, Thumbnail and Preview for pdf file format is not available by default – the lib X11 would have to be installed specifically to make that work
  • Visual Asset Browser shows an error message, when user with distribute permissions logs in and default view is set to Browse View
  • In Custom File Format Download, conversion of multi page pdf to an image is not supported
  • Premiere Pro CC 2014 – Zoom Plugin buttons don’t reload if some action like revert/check-in is done from the plugin
  • Mac – Overlay icons are not updated properly according to the current status of the asset
  • Sometimes, previews of a pdf don’t appear on click on the asset, instead “Connection Error” is displayed
  • In List & Portfolio view in Visual Asset Browser, update of keywords from central panel does not work
  • With “Hide empty metadata” in Metadata panel enabled – “Edit Common metadata” from cart displays two times for all the values
  • Upload of a singe file larger than 4 GB is not possible through web interface of the Visual Asset Browser. This is primarily because of limitations outside the scope of Zoom.
  • Visual Asset Browser search or zm find from command line, on an asset with no comment results in restart of the server
  • Sometimes, while previewing a video file, a stack trace error could be generated in the web interface of Visual Asset Browser
  • In File Type Filter, default file types do not work. Only newly created file type filters work.
  • Internet Explorer is not supported in SSL mode for opening Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser as “Not able to connect to server” error message is displayed repeatedly
  • Preview Server Cache Cleanup does not work in 5.2 Builds
  • Sometimes search result might have issues where most of the assets are displayed as folders instead of files and corresponding context menu is changed too.
  • In a specific scenario, Server can crash if developer designer tries to delete the complete keyword tree from Keyword Panel using Web Interface of Visual Asset Browser
  • For Windows Zoom Client, Embed Metadata Operation won’t work if the asset name has spanish characters
  • Mandatory Metadata Feature has some issues if different metadata is made mandatory for different projects
  • Edit of Optional Metadata assigned to Workflow Jobs is not posssible, as the cursor does not stay in the Optional Metadata text boxes
  • Browse Icon for Keywords that is a shortcut for opening Keyword Browse Window for Advanced Search is not available if IPTC Property – Keyword’s label is changed to Spanish to be displayed in the metadata panel
  • Randomly, upload of files on the web interface for Visual Asset Browser does not work without throwing any error message
  • For Download of preview of any asset to work, Custom File Format for Download corresponding to the file format should be defined in webmin
  • On Rename of an asset in Visual Asset Browser, error message “Specified Path Doesn’t Exist” is displayed to the user, this issue comes randomly if the assset name is in English, but is seen consistently if the asset name is in Spanish
  • For Zoom Server/Preview Server to work properly on non-english locale machines , LC_ALL parameter should be set properly, for this the zoom and preview server init.d script should have the line “export LC_ALL=$LANG” and LANG should be defined for the user who is going to run the zoom and preview server services
  • If the web interface for Visual Asset Browser is used in Safari Browser, the mouse scroll won’t work , other things are supposed to work as expected
  • Sometimes, If Apply Metadata is done on multiple assets added to Cart, metadata is updated for some but not for others

Minor Issues

  • Visual Asset Browser keyboard shortcut, F2 (Remote Rename) does not work for Mac
  • Developer Designer role written using Spanish characters is able to delete the assets.
  • In Custom Format for Download through webmin, while making any format as default, complete page is refreshed and navigates to home page.
  • If there is a job having 1 task T1 and 2 serial reviews for the same task , first R1, then R2 – T1 status is reported as finished even when R1 is not started
  • In Visual Asset Browser, two files differing only in the case (eg. abc.jpg and abc.JPG) are allowed to be created in the same location.
  • High Resolution previews for PDF files are not generated in Light Box
  • Drag and Drop of Multiple Items into InDesign Selects Last Item only
  • In List and Portfolio View of Visual Asset Browser, Column sorting doesn’t work for rating and keywords
  • Adobe Drive Will Not Work with Capitalized Usernames
  • Inconsistency in name of project, if archive/restore or rename of project is attempted.
  • Scrubbing in timeline of video preview does not work
  • Delink of a manually unlocked file(from Visual Asset Browser) would not be possible
  • If connection between zoom client and zoom server is lost, an error with stack trace is displayed to the client user
  • Lock released on a file through Visual Asset Browser is not updated in the working copy
  • When asset is resized from annotation editor in VA, the resize bar gets overlapped with the asset and scroll bar is not shown.
  • After Session Time out, if Refresh is issued in Visual Asset Browser, “Invalid find session” is reported to the user
  • When Conflicted assets are delinked with “delink conflicted or locked assets” unchecked, conflicted assets too are delinked
  • “spd” option for import does not work as expected on linux OS
  • A user with read permissions is allowed to edit metadata of assets through Visual Asset Browser
  • Switch in between multiple tabs in quick succession results in Visual Asset Browser being slow and blank screen appears
  • Commit after resolve shows a wrong error message if another user has taken lock on the same asset at which commit is tried.
  • Arrow keys do not work in full screen preview.
  • Accessing central panel in Visual Asset Browser after idle mode, gives “No searched data found. Please search again.” error message
  • If the asset opened for edit in the Adobe Photoshop or any other such app, is locked by some other user – the status is not updated in the top row of the zoom plugin to show that the asset is locked
  • Multiple file selection in Check-In dialogue is not possible. It has to be enabled through (shift key+files)
  • If a published asset is renamed after publish then it is searchable by new name.
  • No “Z” icon shown for Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Zoom Plugin
  • If host name is used for web interface of Asset Browser , then “:Destination: DefaultHTTP” error message is displayed at all the times if the hostname is not defined in dns
  • If there are problems in connecting to the server and many actions are done in succession, too many alert boxes pop up to display the same error message
  • A superadmin user is able to commit assets without assigning any value in “Mandatory Metadata” in Check-in Panel if the mandatory property has some project list specified
  • While restore petitioning, Message exceeds the “Alert Box”, if the petitioned assets are large in number.
  • If WebApprover role is not assigned to any user while workflow creation – “Internal Server Error” is displayed
  • When an asset is checked out through change log, it again prompts to select the source path to checkout.
  • Custom Format for download: Conversion from JPEG to TIFF is not supported
  • Linked files are not displayed in the check-in dialog for Premier Pro in Mac, when primary language is set to Spanish.
  • PDF preview – small size texts are not displayed properly even in High Preview generation mode
  • An eventual check-in of a linked asset that is not in the same parent directory as the parent asset is not allowed
  • After reaching maximum number of Search & Browse tabs in Asset Browser, after closing all tabs, sometimes a new tab can not be launched
  • List & Portfolio view – Default Hover selection is on the first asset after performing any operation in Visual Asset Browser’s central panel
  • For Adobe After Effects, The Evolphin Zoom plugin has to be relaunched in order to work properly
  • For Adobe After Effects,The Evolphin Zoom plugin auto-refresh is disabled due to some adobe specific issues
  • For Mac OS X Yosemite, Overlay icons(green/red dots) don’t appear sometimes when lock/unlock is issued from the top ribbon , issue resolves on eventual refresh
  • File names with non-English characters are not displayed properly in archive / restore email notification and in Visual Asset Browser action string
  • Linked Files of an already checked out file are not allowed to be checked out
  • Checkout with linked assets (with locks) fails if any linked assets is already locked by someone else
  • Issues can be encountered in asset shelf life start/end implementation if client and server are in different time zones
  • Validation of Metadata does not happen when edit of metadata is done in Visual Asset Browser
  • In Manage Workflow, progress of unsaved jobs is lost if current tab is changed
  • Tab key doesn’t work for login window when tried from Visual Asset Browser after it has been left idle for a very long time.
  • If between login and logout the projects assigned to a user are changed, the Project list shown to the user is not updated
  • User having no role and not assigned with any project is able to login into Visual Asset Browser.
  • User’s own Password is visible when browser is used in developer mode and within fiddler also
  • Conflicted status shown in Visual Asset Browser UI for an asset but it is not updated on the working copy unless an explicit update is done
  • The status for a file as returned through command line is not reported correctly for a conflicted working copy
  • The remote status for a conflicted asset is not reported in correct format
  • While using Regular expression ie.,”{,(,[” in search column its displaying the error message as “The pattern:*(*, is erroneous.”
  • Checkboxes are not properly aligned in keywords panel if multiple keyword operations are done in one go
  • Creator of lightbox shown in Visual Approval is incorrect, if it is created from Web interface of Asset Browser
  • Change in Zoom Server information in Z-Settings is not reflected in Visual Asset Browser in “Zoom Server Address” Window shown before login until it is relaunched
  • Import of assets to Visual Asset Browser’s central panel after session timeout, gives error message
  • If user is logged into Adobe Drive from the same system on which the user is logged into Visual Asset Browser – the switch between Drive and Asset Browser asks person to log into Asset Browser again
  • ChangeLog Window when open can not be minimized/maximized by clicking on the window icon in the task bar in Windows OS
  • On Import and Checkout progress notifications, instead of number of files, “?” is displayed when the machine locale is not English(US)
  • On deletion of a keyword from keyword panel, the current position and state of the nodes is reset
  • On changing the width of column, values get overlapped in List and Portfolio view of Visual Asset Browser
  • Sometimes, The database file “allrepoauthmapskel” could not be locked.The database may be in use” error message appear while using Visual Asset Browser
  • When some asset is checked-in for the first time with “convert to working copy” selected , on failure of check-in, the added file in the working copy is not deleted
  • Show in Cart – Thumbnail is not displayed completely for the assets where “Change Thumbnail” is enabled
  • Visual Aseet Browser logs out on hot folder import if the user doing hot folder import is the same as the one logged into the Visual Asset Browser
  • Some characters of a Word in Z icon menu are not translated to Spanish properly
  • PDF preview – While editing the page number, place of the number gets rearranged
  • Workflow can be launched from Visual Asset Browser for archived assets too, but such tasks cannot be signed into causing a deadend.
  • Keyword creation – Last created keyword gets retained if we try to create a new sibling keyword in keyword panel
  • Sometimes when a file having multiple layers is checked in more than once – one of the revisions starts showing indicator to expand the layer even though there is nothing to expand
  • While creating keyword, if “Tab” is entered from keyboard – Then new keyword cant be created using add keyword “Icon” from keyword panel
  • If the server runs out of memory, and web interface of Visual Asset Browser is running , the error message displayed is not user-friendly, and does not point to the problem on the server
  • Restore/Reject information mail is not triggered for the user who has requested the petition
  • Auto Refresh does not work when keywords are assigned to previous revisions of an asset

Adobe-related issues:

  • Bug filed with Adobe to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file: For PhotoShop, there was a request to add a property to the PhotoShop DOM to indicate whether a smart object layer contains a linked file. There would also be another property in the DOM to access the full file path for the linked file. The bug id for this enhancement is 3790880.
  • Resize of HTML plugin panels does not work for Illustrator and After Effects.
  • On relaunching After Effects, the HTML panel appears blank and has to be reopened.

Upgrading

  • Please follow the instructions on how to upgrade here.
  • This release is compatible with bits 5.1-b8820 and above

5.0-b7060

Release Date: 16 May 2014

Zoom 5.0-b7060 is available now. This is a maintenance release of the Zoom product. It includes Linux 64-bit server, Windows 64-bit server, Windows 32-bit client and Mac client builds.

New Features

  • Completely revamped Zoom Visual Asset Browser (VAB) with tabbed browser User Interface (UI).
  • Unified client application that combines Zoom Repository tool’s browse paradigm with VAB’s search paradigm.
  • Web-based version of VAB with same functionality as desktop version including uploads but not versioning.
  • Boolean operators for fields in the Advanced Search view to allow creating powerful custom searches.
  • Multiple search tabs, with ability to save each search tab with it’s search parameters.
  • One click navigation from search view to browse view.
  • Real-time filters on search & browse results to incrementally refine the result set.
  • Static and dynamic collection support plus hierarchical collection tree editor.
  • Provision to save any search result with associated filters as a dynamic collection.
  • Automatic updates of dynamic collection with new assets or asset version.
  • Multiple views within a search/browse/collection tab including list, grid, cover flow view.
  • New batch actions including batch smart copy with auto-renaming based on prefix/suffix.
  • Favorite panel to drag-n-drop selected files or folders as favorite bookmarks.
  • Hierarchical keyword browser & editor panel along with Drag-n-Drop support
  • Configurable UI panels, configurable metadata fields to view in results panel.
  • Separate links panel to easily browse links and file references in compound assets such as InDesign, After Effects.
  • Provision to compare any two files not just versions of two files in the analyze view; high-resolution previews in compare view.
  • Easy navigation to next / previous asset in full-screen and normal preview mode.
  • SSL support for Visual Asset Browser as well as Previews link to enable it: How to enable SSL for Zoom
  • Automatic Delink of unused assets

Major Issues

  • If from Z settings , “Delink All in WC” option is selected, the next checkout won’t work until the zmclientproxy process is restarted
  • When a Saved search is loaded for edit – if it has date range or any other range value – they would not be updated in UI
  • Rename of an asset allows deletion of the entire name along with extension and then the asset is saved as “null”
  • Keywords assigned to an earlier revision of a file are not reflected on the latest revision
  • In IE11, web-based admin console does not load several of the required UI components, therefore IE11 is not recommended for use with Zoom as of now.
  • For Overlay Icons to appear properly on Mac, “Reset File Colors” from Z menu needs to be used
  • When trying to save metadata properties in central panel the edit cursor moves to some other asset in Visual Asset Browser’s Central Panel
  • When 4-5 keywords are selected in succession, the VAB gets slow and mouse pointer is converted to processing icon for a long time
  • Auto-complete suggestions don’t come correctly for filters of system-defined properties i.e File Name, File Type etc
  • In-place rename of a File in List View is not possible
  • When Adobe Drive is installed it causes Windows Explorer to crash – independent of Zoom
  • User’s own Password is visible when browser is used in developer mode and within fiddler also
  • Lightbox when created through web asset browser , Creator of lightbox in Visual Approval is not reported correctly
  • WebVAB is supposed to work only with IP address/server name in the address and won’t work with localhost as value for the server address in http url
  • For Video Previews to work for Zoom on Windows Server, the java.io.tmp location needs to be changed to some writable folder in wrapper.conf file to enable ffmpeg to write the video files
  • ”Matches Exactly” in search does not work sometimes

Minor Issues

  • Keywords in keyword-panel are sometimes not properly aligned after multiple Drag & Drops
  • For Assets that don’t have default application to open set on the OS, “Edit” on right click on checked out asset does not work.
  • Keyboard’s left and right arrow keys do not work for navigation through previews of assets in full screen mode
  • Complete value for metadata property is not shown on double click on it if the value is too long
  • Rejection of a review from VA sends an ambiguous message “EMPTY_REJECTED_FILE_LIST.html” in the mail
  • If 2 values are given to a metadata property, one very long and one short, only the short one is shown to the user through metadata panel
  • When multiple values are added to a metadata property in metadata panel, editing is only allowed from middle as cursor appears only there not at the end of the line
  • Pinned task manager in Windows opens settings on click
  • For VAB Browser, Save to folder and Export of metadata options are not disabled though wont work
  • Refresh for Z icon in notification tray is disabled if “Disable Alerts” is selected
  • For users that were added to a newly created administrator role and then the role was deleted, the users are able to delete keywords irrespective of the current roles assigned to them
  • Modifying the list of invalid characters in Repository Settings makes the Linux server to behave abnormally sometimes
  • Filter/Search on file type is still based on name not on file extensions
  • Delink of a checked out and locked file does not release the lock for that file
  • No option to launch VAB in task manager
  • Logout from Z settings does not initiate logout from VAB
  • If VAB with Search Tab open is left idle for a long time, and then clicked, the search tab throws and error pop-up with message “no search criteria specified”
  • Project name is case sensitive for commands issued from command line
  • For a task in a job in workflow designer, select approved assets from previous tasks does not work
  • For Search/Browse View, if central panel is empty (for eg. inside an empty folder), right click does not happen
  • The “Open file in native format” icon is still not removed from VAB Browser though it is not supported
  • For “Show Deleted” enabled search result view, addition of asset in an empty folder throws an error pop-up without any message
  • Auto refresh on path navigator does not work when an asset is added/deleted in favorites panel
  • Multiple switches between different assets in favourites panel in quick succession sometimes leads to the asset clicked not being shown in the central panel
  • Rename of project name leads to inconsistent behavior with respect to project name in browse view and search view
  • Archive and restore of a project from webmin , changes the display of project name in VAB to “Not Set”
  • Two instances of the same window are opened if a button on the plugin is clicked twice in succession
  • Error Messages for Adobe CS6 plugins do not fit very well in the plugin window size
  • Keyboard shortcut for logout is ctrl+shift+x instead of ctrl+shift+q
  • In Plugin for Adobe CS6, the button to launch task manager is still being shown as workflow
  • On import of a long named file, the file name exceeds the import progress window
  • For wrong values entered in asset shelf life start /end error is not thrown on UI but only fails in fetching results for search
  • For login of different users on the same client machine, the favorites are not maintained
  • Switch between multiple projects in path navigator does not reset the screen selection of assets
  • Search for a very lengthy metadata property through Advanced search fails
  • In an empty collection, operations not supported in the UI are not disabled
  • If asset name is too long, then star icon for favourite overlaps with the asset name in “Path Navigator”
  • Edit of metadata properties from metadata panel does not show the edited properties until manual refresh is done
  • If at a time more than 15 tabs are opened in VAB, collection panel is not shown to the user
  • If a workflow is created for a user who has not been assigned roles/permissions in zoom, task manager sign in shows a weird message
  • The changelog for server shows wrong time stamps sometimes if the timezone for the server and client are different
  • Update from VAB of a checked out asset whose working copy was deleted from disk throws an error pop-up with an icon but no message
  • When 2 users login at the same time from 2 different places – error message shown to user is ambiguous
  • Keyboard up/down keys work in metadata panel but the view does not the change according to the selection
  • Deselect of a text box does not happen if space outside it is clicked
  • Right click on a new job in workflow designer, sometimes does not work on first click – multiple clicks are needed
  • For Mac, the right click context menu for a Working copy still shows Visual Log as an option which is not supported now
  • Owner for creation of collection does not have dropdown
  • Forward using navigation bar for audio files does not work
  • After import of an asset through drag and drop, that asset is not shown as selected
  • No difference in display of icons in top-ribbon even when they are enabled/disabled
  • Sometimes, when edit is clicked on a checked out asset, the asset opens in the background
  • The drop down menus for some UI elements have the same color as the background of VAB
  • Show URL option is not disabled in a collection tab, when multiple assets are selected
  • User is not able to search for assets through miscellaneous properties in metadata panel
  • Sometimes, when there are too many assets added to the cart, one by one deletion of assets from cart leaves behind an extra delete icon for an already removed asset
  • If in keyword panel, metadata, collection panel, a long value is entered to be searched, the value overlaps with the search icon
  • For re-size of a preview in full screen mode, the preview moves towards the top and does not remain centered
  • Sometimes, deleted assets are shown in the Search view even when the “Show deleted” option is not enabled
  • On Mac client, the zoom client kept in doc is available even after uninstall
  • Even when the hierarchy of children keywords in keyword panel exceeds the width of the keyword panel, no horizontal scroll bar is provided
  • In web-based admin console, users lists do not appear sorted; there is no provision to search based on users either
  • Elements in the list shown for quick search are not navigable through keyboard up/down keys
  • ”Ctrl+Shift+O” on a file opens the file, but it does not come up in front on screen after opening
  • Compare View opens up even for assets whose preview cant be generated
  • Space too is considered as a character and is searched for through Quick Search
  • No option in compare view for an asset, to drag to the desired position for zoom in
  • When VA is opened in browser, the cursor is not placed in the username textbox by default
  • For quick search, if text entered exceeds the length of the search box, the cross icon overlaps with the text
  • The path shown in “export to folder” text box for export metadata does not match with the folder it actually points to
  • Error is not thrown if addition of deleted asset is attempted in cart
  • In import of users from command line, there is no check to validate email formats
  • If rename of a file from collections is tried it shows the “The specified path, “/defproj/waipio-31_l.jpg”, does not exist or has been deleted.” error message But the file gets renamed
  • Web admin console>Team workflow>Manage workflow–>If we are not working on workflow designer for long time(20-30 min), It shows an error message like “Error Id:401 Unauthorized” and not “Session expired”
  • No help commands available for getcredentials, logout
  • For web admin console, browse option not provided to set archive location
  • Previews generated in the Revision Panel have left and right arrows for navigation, but navigation does not happen
  • In VAB Browser, thumbnails not provided for audio files
  • Even if “show deleted” is not enabled, a folder is shown as deleted soon after in deletion in VAB
  • When no collections exists or are not visible to the user, the option “Add to Colleciton” for cart is not disabled
  • Tooltip for a keyword is displaying over itself, of no use
  • In VAB while sorting the assets using MD properties, there are duplicate entries.
  • Preview for indd files are too small in size
  • If on a folder “Add to Cart” is performed, the “cart” icon on the folder is not removed
  • When download of an asset through VAB is attempted for first time , the folder for save goes to windows wow64 folder by default in windows which is an OS specific folder
  • When in the keyword panel, creation of duplicate keyword is attempted – error is thrown, but still the keyword is shown as added

4.1-b6026

Release Date: 15 Nov 2013

4.1-b6026 is available now. This is primarily a bug-fixes release and includes Windows 64-bit server, Windows 32-bit client and Mac client builds.

New Features

  • Enhanced Zoom update command to selectively update only the checked out assets under any specific folder (the earlier behavior was to bring forth the entire folder contents on update)
  • GetCredentials zoom command made available in the form of JSON API (similar to our find API); useful to fetch zoom authentication cookie

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed unlock authentication failure from explorer / finder
  • Fixed unexpected behavior with launching Visual Asset Browser from Repository Browser in Mac with Adobe AIR 3.9
  • Fixed Visual Asset Browser hang issue when file names contain “@” symbol
  • Fixed incorrect messages when invoking archive / restore operations at the project level
  • Fixed failure in unlock with –force option with assets locked by another user
  • Fixed error while instantiating jobs from templates which involve template assets
  • Fixed incorrect matching results in Visual Asset Browser in use cases involving metadata application on folders

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (defaults: server – 8880, 8443, 9443(ssl), 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, may show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some other file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor, “show reviewers” is not showing the list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.
  • Sometimes modifying job metadata while a job is being started fails to get saved.
  • Re-assigning a review task owner from within the Task Manager application sometimes fails if the task is not signed-into. It is recommended that for review tasks, users manipulate task ownership through the Workflow Designer only.

Notes

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.1-b5973

Release Date: 29 Oct 2013

Here is a list of bug fixes shipped in 4.1-b5973:

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Bug fix for user name case-insensitive handling error that happened in a sequence related to account creation from the web-based admin console.
  • Archive module bug fixes for missing usernames in Visual Asset Browser and missing email notifications under certain sequences.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (defaults: server – 8880, 8443, 9443(ssl), 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, may show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some other file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor, “show reviewers” is not showing the list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Notes

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.0-b5941

Release Date: 29 Oct 2013

Here is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in 4.1-b5941:

New Features

  • Archive, restore options made available from Visual Asset Browser; operations also made cancellable from both Asset Browser and the web-admin panel
  • Added reporting of checkpointing details based on estimates
  • Added option to show/hide archived assets in Visual Asset Browser (similar to deleted assets)

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed PDF native format download error

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (defaults: server – 8880, 8443, 9443(ssl), 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, may show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some other file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor, “show reviewers” is not showing the list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.0-b5877

Release Date: 04 Oct 2013

Here is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in 4.1-b5877:

New Features

  • Added SSL support for Web-admin server
  • Added support for Task metadata
  • Added support for cleanup of preview server cache using a set of configurable properties (based on MRU policy)
  • Added a host of keyboard shortcuts within VAB
  • Added support to search and filter tasks based on a set of criteria from within the Task Manager; also added display of job and task metadata wherever relevant
  • Added support for switching the owner of a task from within the Task Manager
  • Added Find command API
  • Beta feature: Print functionality included in the Analytics page in web-admin console

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Added paging options to organize jobs based on name and status, inside the workflow designer
  • Added option to switch between thumbnail view and list view within asset-selector window of workflow designer
  • Added notifications for overdue tasks
  • Added support to hide empty metadata fields in VAB
  • Added support for personalization of analytics page settings
  • Added a different icon for user-created roles in web-admin console
  • Password encryption added for transit between client and server

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (defaults: server – 8880, 8443, 9443(ssl), 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, may show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some other file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor, “show reviewers” is not showing the list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.0-b5572

Release Date: 06 Aug 2013

Here is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in 5572:

New Features

  • Added support for per-page previews in Visual Approval for multi-page assets like pdf.
  • Added auto-complete support on words for editing or searching of metadata in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added provision to import keyword dictionary (command-line option only for now)
  • Added support for downloading previews of assets in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added support for non-recursive checkout of files/folders through Zoom Checkout dialog.
  • Added mechanism to show/hide only unused metadata values.
  • Added password recovery at the client end within the login prompt (this was available at the web-admin portal earlier).

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: In some particular case Zoom Settings dialog was showing duplicate entries.
  • Fixed: Z icon at system tray was not refreshing properly.
  • Various minor fixes in mac file/folder coloring.
  • Fixed: Settings dialog was not clearing the last entry after delink.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, may show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some other file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor, “show reviewers” is not showing the list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.0-b5417

Release Date: 12 Jun 2013

Here is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in 5417:

New Features

  • Added support for multiple files unlinking in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added links info in exported xml file.

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Added case-insensitive search in Visual Approval.
  • Added comments under matched panel in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Changed UID to show fully qualified path in exported metadata file.
  • Upgraded 64 bit server to 4GB heap size.
  • Various minor fixes in mac file/folder coloring.
  • Fixed: Duplicate notifications for DRM entries if asset start and end dates were the same.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, will show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some another file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor “show reviewers” is not showing list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

4.0-b5366

Release Date: 06 May 2013

This is a milestone Zoom 4.0 release. Here is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped herewith:

New Features

  • Added support for preview of video files, and annotation of audio and video files in Visual Approval.
  • Added smart copy support that lets one create copies of a file without duplicating the data in the server; this is available as a menu option within the Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added core enhancements for better speed, scalability and efficiency.
  • Made memory heap size configurable in zm-clientproxy.
  • Added context menu option to create empty folder in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added support to remove links created between assets in Visual Asset Browser

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Users mapped to roles with “*” project where given access to all projects; now this is curtailed – only users who are explicitly mapped to a project will have access within.
  • Fixed: Minor issue in Visual Asset Browser internal search where in some cases it was showing duplicates assets.
  • Fixed: In Visual Asset Browser’s matched panel checkout, show URL was not working.
  • Fixed: Data loss error in web-based admin console due to random archive sequence involving locked assets.
  • Fixed: Zoom Netrender plugin was not working with R14.
  • Fixed: Path Navigator was not showing the correct selected item on changing context between Change Navigator to Path Navigator.
  • Fixed: Add to Cart from Visual Asset Browser was not working after internal search
  • Fixed: Create lightbox dialog was not selecting project automatically according to selected assets.
  • Fixed: Project admins were incorrectly allowed to modify super administrator account.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, will show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some another file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor “show reviewers” is not showing list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Searching within a project brings assets that were moved out of the project root (into another project) based on the criterion that the asset used to be part of the current project at an earlier RRN. At this point, if refresh operation is launched, one might end up seeing the contents of the other project too getting loaded in the results.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Minimum required Adobe Air version is 2.0.4

Upgrading

3.6-b5162

Release Date: 28 Feb 2013

This is a regular release with no major enhancements. This is the list of bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b5155:

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Metadata import was not updating the month field correctly for already existing properties.
    NOTE: When we update metadata through input file (specifying –metafile option), and we try to overwrite the value to a property that is already initialized in the target file (in the burnt-in metadata), the input date format is expected to be “yyyy-mm-dd”. This is the format in which xmp date properties are expected to be as per standards, and therefore only these formats are supported in Zoom too. However, if you try to set the value of a property which is not already defined in the burnt-in metadata, other date formats are also accepted.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, will show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some another file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor “show reviewers” is not showing list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Upgrading

3.6-b5155

Release Date: 19 Feb 2013

New Features

  • Added new functionality to reset or recover password from Web Management Console.
  • Enhanced Visual Asset Browser to show only published assets for a user with DISTRIBUTE permission.
  • Audit log parameters have been made configurable through the Server Control Panel.

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Visual Asset Browser context menu will show delete, update, lock options even if file is deleted on server.
  • Fixed: File size was not coming in Visual Asset Browser metadata
  • Fixed: Users list was not coming sorted in “Manage Workflow” under Web Management Console.
  • Fixed: Duration in workflow was not changing automatically with start date.
  • Fixed: Visual Asset Browser was exporting dates in numeric format.
    NOTE: When we update metadata through input file (specifying –metafile option), and we try to overwrite the value to a property that is already initialized in the target file (in the burnt-in metadata), the input date format is expected to be “yyyy-mm-dd”. This is the format in which xmp date properties are expected to be as per standards, and therefore only these formats are supported in Zoom too. However, if you try to set the value of a property which is not already defined in the burnt-in metadata, other date formats are also accepted.
  • Fixed: Review pending notifications fixed to pick up the customized templates

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, will show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only un-versioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some another file as selected file.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor “show reviewers” is not showing list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.
  • Some image files which have embedded “IPTC:Date Created” date burnt in at the time of import, in the case of Windows server, show the date incorrectly as 01/01/1970.
  • Archived INDD files may show preview from within the Visual Asset Browser; actual checkout of the file will still fail as expected.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Upgrading

3.6-b5108

Release Date: 30 Jan 2013

This is a regular release with no major enhancements. This is the list of bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b5108:

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Lock icon was not showing tool tip in Visual Asset Browser.
  • Added some missing message properties

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Minor issues which will get fixed in coming releases

  • Sporadic import failure when attempted through Visual Asset Browser leading to server restart.
  • Task Manager: Attempt to sync working copy after doing delink, will show an error saying the file could not be located; restarting the Task Manager will resolve this.
  • Manage Workflow: If rejection path of review task is set to itself then Task Manager will show invalid workflow structure error.
  • Manage Workflow: Sometimes attention pane does not get refreshed automatically; need to hit refresh button manually.
  • Manage Workflow: Scroll bar in grid always set to top with every auto-refresh; need to adjust it manually every time for editing any row info.
  • Manage Workflow: Sorting of jobs according to their statuses does not refresh the central graph.
  • Manage Workflow: Duration dates are not updated automatically if any other date is changed.
  • File having “&” in its name will show only unversioned overlay icon in working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Size is not shown in file properties.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Internal Search in not working for action “Archived”; also action-based search result does not show the matching assets.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Links to/Links from will show blank alert pop up if file is linked with any deleted file.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Context menu will not show commit, update, lock options if file is deleted on the server.
  • Visual Asset Browser: Move file by drag n drop file from central view to tree; after auto-refresh it will show some another file as selected file.
  • Change Log is empty for users who are in superadmin role.
  • Visual Approver: Sometimes in annotation editor “show reviewers” is not showing list of all users; one would need to go back to previous view and come again or select annotations made by other users.
  • Visual Approver: For assignment task if file is committed after signing off the task then it may show some version mismatch.
  • Email templates customization is not working for some templates like REVIEW_NEEDED_CRED_D.html, LB_REVIEW_NEEDED_CRED_D
  • Every time server restarts it sends email for all assets expired, not just the ones that expired since last server restart.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Upgrading

3.6-b5103

Release Date: 28 Jan 2013

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b5103:

New Features

  • Support added for de-link of sub-paths in a working copy.
  • Visual Asset Browser refresh engine revamped for faster and better user experience.
  • Review downstream annotation implemented to see the annotations of all preceding tasks; this can be configured through Server Control Panel.

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Preview Server Cache location will not be IP-based if specified through zm.conf file.
  • Fixed: Minor sorting and refresh issues in Visual Approval.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Re-installing Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Evolphin Zoom archiving may have some issues in Internet Explorer.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.
  • Sometimes preview of IIQ and CR2 file may give HTTP connection error in Visual Asset Browser, especially on mac. You need to restart your Visual Asset Browser and try again.

Upgrading

3.6-b5018

Release Date: 27 Dec 2012

This is a regular release with no major enhancements. This is the list of bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b5018:

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Random preview failures of IIQ files with Mac clients.
  • Fixed: Enterprise license loading failure at server startup.
  • Adobe air minimum required version will be 2.0.4. (If this is not installed on the user machine, zoom installation will install this after prompting).

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Upgrading

  • Please follow the support knowledgebase article on instructions on how to upgrade – Updates & Upgrades
  • This release includes both client and server and are compatible with 3.6-b4876 and above.

3.6-b5005

Release Date: 17 Dec 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b5005:

New Features

  • Added new field for assigning default super-admin user in Web Management Console.
  • Server Control Panel now supports edit/save multiple settings before restarting server.
  • Bundled Zoom Microsoft Office plugin installer with zoom bits.
  • Auto Checkout under Server Control Panel supports multiple target location.
  • Added preview support for files with more than 2 audio channels.
  • Added support for distributed import. For more details refer to the knowledgebase article on Distributed Import

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Users in a default role where project=* are automatically assigned to all projects.
  • Fixed: Licence Management was showing end date 1 day before the actual end date.
  • Ldap filter group will no longer become filter group.
  • Minor fix in Auto Restart Service under Server Control Panel
  • Some usability bug fixes in Web Management Console.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (server – 8880, 8443, 8873, client – 7770, 7780) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may result in an error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on Mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on Mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens behind the Log window on a Windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location, even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in on Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on Mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.
  • Sometimes preview of IIQ and CR2 file may give HTTP connection error in Visual Asset Browser, especially on Mac. You need to restart your Visual Asset Browser and try again.

Note

Sometimes Zoom Adobe CS plugin may have some issues with CS5.5 extension manager. It is actually an Adobe issue, please check Adobe Update Patch

Upgrading

  • Please follow the support knowledgebase article on instructions on how to upgrade – Updates & Upgrades
  • This release includes both client and server and are compatible with 3.6-b4876 and above.

3.6-b4956

Release Date: 09 Nov 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b4956:

New Features

  • Added new field for internal server address in Review Server Setting under Server Control Panel.
  • New drop down support for changing authentication realm in Security Settings.
  • Support for thumbnails and previews of IIQ and RW2 file types.
  • Added Logs Management in Web Management Console to make log levels configurable.

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Added optimizations to handle network bottlenecks in new file addition operations.
  • Improved reliability of process completion even when preview generation process hangs, especially on Windows. If it still hangs, you can write the property “USE_WRAPPER_SCRIPT=true” in the zoom.properties file in .zm dir of client/preview server.
  • Fixed minor exception stating dialog already disposed in Zoom Repository Browser.

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: can be manually removed.
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager.
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import.
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow.
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”.
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system.
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository.
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client.
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings.
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in Zoom Repository.
  • Zoom Adobe plugins won’t work on mac when it has a mounted directory named “Users”.
  • Evolphin Zoom archiving may have some issues in Internet Explorer.
  • Zoom overlay icons in working copy may have some issues in 64-bit Windows. You need to:
    • Open regedit and go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers”.
    • Take backup of your registry and remove three entries OfflineFiles, SharingPrivate, EnhancedStorageShell.
    • Restart your machine.
  • Sometimes preview of IIQ and CR2 file may give HTTP connection error in Visual Asset Browser, especially on mac. You need to restart your Visual Asset Browser and try again.

Upgrading

3.6-b4933

Release Date: 29 Oct 2012

This is a list of major bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b4933:

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed regression: prompting to lock before checkout, option to abort if locked, opening asset on checkout completion and save to folder of cart contents
  • Modified Commit Reporter to kill thumbnailing on long delays
  • Fixed:unwanted error pop up on restore petition of archived assets
  • Fixed:Thumbnails were not coming in Visual Asset browser and Visual Log when home directory is mounted to some network share.
  • Modified mac uninstall to unload and remove preview-server.plist also

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in Zoom Repository.

Upgrading

Release History

Please click here to reach the release notes of our previous version: Release Notes for Previous Release

3.6-b4894

Release Date: 15 Oct 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b4894:

New Features

  • Linux 64-bit server released
  • Metadata search enhanced to support type-based searches for dates, and other numeric values
  • Improved user experience with seamless integration of import, checkout etc from Visual Asset Browser
  • Support implemented for multiple simultaneous checkout operations from VAB
  • Support implemented for checkout of an asset with all its linked assets in a single operation
  • Detailed commit progress reporting implemented
  • Import thumbnailing throughput improved
  • Web context directory in the deployment location made configurable

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed:Failure to generate hi-res previews of newly added files during a commit
  • Server and client compatibility versions set to 4876; installations of all versions after 4876 will not be backward compatible with older versions

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in Zoom Repository.

Regressions

  • Checkout functionality suffered the following regressions – prompting to lock before checkout, option to abort if locked, opening asset on checkout completion, save to zip and save to folder of cart contents; These will be resolved in the our next release.

Upgrading

3.6-b4844

Release Date: 19 Sep 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6-b4844:

New Features

  • Digital Rights Management implemented; Project admin or super admin users can now specify the life span of asset through Visual Asset Browser (VAB); the asset expiry details can be viewed from the webmin console.
  • Provision added to specify sub-path within which template assets of jobs will be created.
  • Newly created path names undergo additional validation based on the set of invalid characters, invalid prefixes and invalid suffixes configured by the admins;
  • Copy Path, Delete and Resurrect operations made available in VAB.

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed:”No asset found during task sign-off” this error was coming while signing off workflow task through Task Manager.
  • Fixed:Thumbnail DB corruption bug while signing off the task.
  • Fixed Sync in Task Manager to perform update instead of checkout.
  • Disallowed leading and trailing spaces in path-names
  • Fixed message after un-installing zoom bits on different mac OS

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings
  • Sometimes Visual Asset browser requires you to login again even though you are already logged-in Zoom Repository.

Upgrading

3.6-b4774

Release Date: 05 Sep 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.6:

New Features

  • Automatically generate high-resolution previews of image files at the time of import; this feature can be controlled by specifying a threshold file size
  • Customize the thumbnail frame for video assets by specifying the time from start of video; for instance 5 seconds from start
  • Create email templates to reflect your custom branding and have Zoom fill in the content
  • File commit, rename, move, lock/unlock support in Visual Asset Browser
  • Multiple file selection by ctrl+click to perform common operation on multiples files
  • Metadata search of assets in Visual Asset Browser
  • Sort by any metadata including rating and display in web based Visual Approval
  • Directories (even empty ones) can now be assigned as assets to workflow / task
  • Specify include or exclude patterns to route assets in workflow (for example: exclude *.indd but include *.jpeg)

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Metadata from previous revision will show up in higher revisions
  • Modified zoom servers to set the host/IP to some external address while listener binds to internal address
  • Fixed:Newly added indd files were not showing the links in Visual Asset Browser
  • Fixed:Files having special characters in their names were failing from plugins
  • Fixed:Directory thumbnail in web based Visual Approval
  • Changed workflow import directory name to job- #{jobid} to avoid any special characters in directory name

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes opens in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings

Upgrading

3.5-b4740

Release Date: 14 Aug 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.5:

New Features

  • Zoom plugin for MS-Office 2010
  • Settings through zm.conf to override host and port for zoom server and web management console
  • Advance properties table in Zoom Settings to edit zoom.properties.
  • Separate licensing scheme for DAM users and web-approver users
  • File commit, rename, move, lock/unlock support in Visual Asset Browser
  • Multiple files selection and lock/unlock in Visual Asset Browser
  • Advance metadata search in Visual Asset Browser
  • Provision to designate any role as web-approver role from web management console

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Archive bug related to stress condition and refresh in web management console
  • Fixed: Restore petition on multiple files of project other than default defproj were failing earlier.
  • Fixed: File names with % in their name were not working in zoom plugin for Adobe CS
  • Enhanced thumbnail-loading in asset browser
  • Filter in lightbox to check whether selected assets belong to selected project or not
  • Fixed: Ldap users were not allowed to login in web management console
  • Dedicated auto checkout user earlier superadmin logged-out when auto checkout was enabled.
  • Fixed: Project name without slash “/” was not working in mac auto checkout setting.
  • Fixed: Update/Checkout to remove any old conflict entries of all update/checkout files

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes open in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always prompts for confirmation of location even when you have set default checkout location in settings

Upgrading

3.5-b4520

Release Date: 08 May 2012

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.5:

New Features

  • Smart folder and server defaults
  • Archiving: Specific set of files within a project or the complete project itself can be archived / restored
  • Provision to request restore of archived files through the “Restore-Petition” menu in Visual Asset Browser
  • Zoom Plugin support for C4D , Netrender and Adobe After Effects
  • ”Add To Cart” menu made available on folders
  • Audio/Video file support in Visual Asset Browser and Visual Log
  • Lightbox creation and deletion menu options made available from Visual Asset Browser to get online review for selected assets
  • Drag-and-drop support in VAB: Any file can be dragged from VAB and dropped into INDD files or any desktop app. (To enable this feature, set AUTOCO_MOUNT_POINT=<WC location> or “Default AutoCo path” in zoom.properties)
  • Ability to view metadata of imported assets and also to edit / embed metadata back to file
  • Ability to edit common metadata for multiple files in one shot
  • Ability to export metadata of files in XML, CSV, TAB formats
  • Make links feature in the VAB to easily link a set of related assets
  • Conversation view in Visual Approval: Multiple users can simultaneously review the same asset and reply on annotation made by other users

Bug Fixes and Changes

  • Fixed: Release lock on unlocked file causing server to restart
  • Fixed: Indd file with first page numbered as anything except “1” caused the plugin to fail export of a preview file
  • Fixed: Add and Commit file was not working if zoom.properties file was not present
  • Fixed: Zoom Plugin for Adobe CS5, CS5.5 and CS6
  • Fixed: Chrome and safari were not opening calender properly
  • Fixed:BASE_FILE_MODIFIED_CAN’T_COMMIT error
  • Fixed:Status icons in zoom plugin for adobe CS5.5 were not refreshing automatically
  • Fixed:Lock / unlock f
  • iles were not asking for any confirmation
  • Fixed:Update, commit from adobe plugin was not working for files having characters like “%” in their name
  • Check added before bdiff patches to give error if length of patch is greater than INT_MAX
  • LDAP users are now required to belong to a filter group so that entities that are member of that filter group will only be pulled into Zoom
  • LDAP users are now allowed to login to the web-based admin console
  • LDAP searches will now follow referrals
  • Super-admin are now allowed to edit email ID in LDAP mode

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log sometimes open in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always ask you to confirm location even when you have set default checkout location in settings

Upgrading

3.0

Release Date: 05 Dec 2011

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 3.0:

New Features

  • Smart folder and server defaults
  • Added Disk monitoring feature in web administrative console to keep track of disk usage by zoom server and email admin when disk usage exceed threshold
  • Project metrics like Disk usage, Number of files can be controlled through server.xml
  • New Feature to keep track of all projects metrics from web administrative console under manage project
  • Zoom support for Linux
  • Large previews of raw file formats
  • Zoom support for MacOS Lion release
  • Connectivity with LDAP server now supported
  • Won’t see deleted files unless you select show deleted files check-box in advanced search for asset browser
  • Move/rename permission downgraded to contribute
  • System tray/Mac menu bar notifications for import, checkout and commit.
  • New settings in zoom.properties (AUTO_CLOSE_POPUP=true) allows dialogs to close automatically after completion avoiding the need for an extra click on OK button
  • Internationalization Support: Zoom now has compatibility with different locales

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: Web administrator console was not refreshing user’s list when user get deleted
  • Fixed: Change user’s password from web administrative console through My Profile was not working
  • Fixed: Move file to a directory and then back to same directory shows updated icon on repository and file can’t be updated
  • Fixed: Lock/unlock file error messages
  • Fixed: Update-Resolve bug – resolve later would try to auto-merge the file .Option was not needed, removed now.
  • Fixed: Find Max Results count in repository settings on Web server control panel was throwing error on changing max count
  • Fixed: Committing a single un-versioned file from working copy earlier was committing whole working copy
  • Fixed: On MacOS open file from Asset Browser would sometimes not launch the application correctly
  • Checkout is disabled in repository and asset browser if the file already checkout in working copy

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • Two users on the same machine can not simultaneously use Zoom: need to logout before switching users
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category definitions are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow
  • Clicking multiple times on the Zoom CS5 panel to issue any command may results in error like “can’t update document as it is not yet saved”
  • Reinstalling Zoom on mac does not shows status icons on repository – need to restart zoom from activity monitor or reboot your system
  • Importing a linked file on mac may get full path like “/Users/joe/Desktop/sample.jpg” in zoom repository
  • Checkout from Visual Log always open in background on windows client
  • Checkout of a directory always ask you to confirm location even when you have set default checkout location in settings

Upgrading

2.80

Release Date: 11 Feb 2011

This is a list of major features and bug fixes shipped in Zoom 2.8.

New Features

  • Smart folder and server defaults
  • Large high resolution previews
  • New Adobe CS5 Plug-in Status Bar
  • Enhanced Adobe Flash Professional Plug-in
  • Enhanced Adobe InDesign Professional Plug-in
  • Visual Asset Browser, Zoom Repository linked with local project folder
  • Shows checked out status in Asset Browser or Zoom Repository
  • Add and commit a single file in one shot
  • Smart File Locking: Automatic lock prompting
  • Mac File and Folder Coloring
  • Auto checkout on commit: Allows InDesign links to be automatically updated on commit
  • Always display published version icon in various tools
  • Forced unlock by another user requires they have at least project admin permissions. Ordinary users cannot steal locks.
  • IT administrators can remotely push “zoom.properties” configured with various client side settings, including a default server location
  • Promote or Make Current operation now requires project admin or higher permission level. Ordinary designer can not promote versions
  • Logout menu item to logout from all active Zoom servers
  • Docking support on MacOS fro Zoom apps
  • Deleted files now show up with a delete icon in Visual asset Browser to make it easy to spot them

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed typos in various dialogs and screens
  • Fixed email sending on reviews and other workflow tasks
  • Fixed Zoom client proxy status refresh issues to allow overlay icons on Windows Explorer to be updated correctly on F5
  • Save temporary files in unique folders to avoid OS file lock issues when previewing files
  • Import Dialog follows the selected destination path correctly instead of always importing to project root folder
  • Drag-n-drop move of multiple files in repository browser works as expected
  • Improved startup times of Zoom apps on MacOS: apps should load 3-4X faster
  • Asset browser now remembers the URL plus uses the new smart default feature
  • Flash integration now is aware of current active file via the new Flash CS5 plugin
  • Automatically close progress pop ups as and when the operations complete
  • Checkout destination can be set in Zoom Settings menu once and can be defaulted
  • Keyboard navigation in Asset Browser now works without the need to first click inside the tile view of thumbnails

Known Issues

  • Uninstall on Mac does not remove the Evolphin Zoom menu from Finder: Can be manually removed
  • Uninstall on Windows can not remove Zoom extension/plug-in due to a known bug in Adobe CS5 Extension manager
  • Flash Thumbnails or previews are created only if FLA file is committed from within Zoom CS5 Panel, not created on import
  • Two users on the same machine can not simultaneously use Zoom: need to logout before switching users
  • At install if ports needed by Zoom are in-use, install fails: Ensure Zoom ports (8880, 8443, 7770, 7780, 8873) are available for Zoom.
  • Workflow category are not being persisted.
  • Web Administration Console best works with FireFox browser. IE/Chrome/Safari have compatibility issues with some of the Web forms like Workflow

Notes

  • This release is focused on version control features & bug fixes. A follow up release for workflow is planned in the next quarter.

2.10

Release Date: 25 Jan 2011

  1. Zoom Visual Asset Browser (VAB) asks for the Zoom repository URL every time. The URL (http://<zoom server host>:<zoom server port> e.g. http://server:8880) needs to be specified every time VAB is started.
  2. Importing files using the Finder/Explorer/Adobe plugin Zoom import dialog works but the file(s) are imported at the root location instead of the selected destination path. Workaround is to use drag-n-drop to import the files or move the files in Zoom repository application.
  3. Repository browser does not allow multiple items to be moved, only a single file or folder can be moved at a time. Workaround is to schedule the move or rename using the Zoom move/rename context menu in Finder/Windows Explorer and then commit the parent folder. This will commit all scheduled moves to the server at once.
  4. Repository browser does not display thumbnails – thumbnails are enabled only in the VAB. Use the VAB to visually browse files.
  5. Zoom dialogs do not doc in the Mac OSX docking area correctly. After docking if you click on the application icon it generates an error instead of launching correctly. Please use the Mac OSX menu bar context menu or Finder context menu to launch Zoom dialogs.
  6. Folder coloring is not supported with Mac OSX Finder. Overlay icons currently only work on Windows.