ID: 2494

Zoom 5.3 Release Notes

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.