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New Qube 5.5.2 Point Release Now Available for Download
« on: March 24, 2010, 03:58:31 AM »
QUBE 5.5.2 FEATURES AND FIXES

The Qube 5.5.2 point release fixes a variety of identified issues along with adding a few new features for the QubeGUI, Qube Jobtypes, and Qube Core. The components are fully compatible with 5.5.0 and 5.5.1, though it is recommended to update all the components when possible.

For customers on support, this update can be downloaded directly from:
  ftp://ftp.pipelinefx.com/pub/qube/current/
  ftp://ftp.pipelinefx.com/pub/qubegui/current/
  ftp://ftp.pipelinefx.com/pub/jobtypes/current/

5.5.2 RELEASE NOTES SUMARY
=====================================

NEW PLATFORMS:
   MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
   
NEW INTERFACES:
   Tweak Software RVIO
   Maxwell Render standalone
   Holomatic Rendition
   
FIXES AND FEATURES:
   See below

QUBE CORE, WORKER, SUPERVISOR 5.5.2
=====================================

@NEW:   MacOS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) support

@FIX:    admin docs updated with the client_logpath as well. (in 5.5 branch)

@FIX:    Fixed issue with worker memory being reported incorrectly on
      MacOS X. BUGZID: 63280 61848

@CHANGE: modified so that "config" and "auth" GUIs won't be attempted
      to be built on MACOSX 10.6.  These tools will be deprecated on all
      platforms soon.

@CHANGE: modified to use the new 5.1.44 version of MySQL on MacOSX supervisor

@FIX:    Addresses an issue where inlined lists and trailing \ in strings
      were not being displayed properly when MySQL Query (direct query)
      was enabled.  Switching over to using _qb call in query.py for
      converting string to a dict for the package parameter.


@FIX:    Removed printing of debugging info
      "PreForkDaemon::eventloop(): Forking child...".

@FIX:    Updating the files from qube/etc/[worker,supervisor] from the
      qube/src/misc/[worker,supervisor] files.  This caused the
      /Library/StartupItems/ files to not have the correct files for the
      disabling of the Worker and Supervisor autostart.
   
      The pkg/worker.pkg and pkg/supervisor.pkg files copy the files
      from qube/etc to be used by the installers.  The qube/src/misc
      files are currently ignored.

@FIX:    Moved code so that calls to resetSubjob() and resetWork() to
      reset start/end time now happen mainly at a single place, in the
      QbSupervisor::statusJob() routine, instead of in several places in
      QbSupervisorCommand.cpp.  This should also reset the start time
      when jobs are interrupted by the system via preemption or worker
      locking, which is desirable.

@FIX:    Added code to "reset" subjob and work when they are migrated,
      interrupted, and blocked.
   
      This should give a little more realistic "elapsed time" display, but
      ideally, each subjob and work item should carry around with them an
      accumulated "elapsed time" field.
   

@CHANGE: added code to skip the creation of the qube_readonly MySQL
      user, if it already exists.

@FIX:    Fixed issue with license resources not updating properly.


QUBEGUI 5.5.2
=================================

@FEATURE:   New Application: Added Tweak Software's RVIO transcoder interface.

@FEATURE:   New Application: Added Maxwell Render submission interface.

@FEATURE:   New Application: Added Holomatic Rendition renderer.

@FEATURE:   Submit: [Maya/Mentalray] Added Maya 2010 mentalray 3.7.5.3
            as an option.

@FEATURE:   Submit: [Houdini] Support sequence of .ifd files if range specified.

@FEATURE:   Submit: [Realflow] Updated Realflow interface to work with optional range.
            This allows for both single machine simulation and distributed
            mesh creation.

@FEATURE:   Submit: [Rhino] Added "Brazil for Rhino" to dropdown list.
           
@FEATURE:   Submit: [XSI] Added browse button for output directory

@FEATURE:   Submit: [XSI] Added pass_list to the XSI jobtyp to populate the "passes"
            as similarly done by the XSI Batch interface.

@FEATURE:   Submit: [XSI] Add Softimage 8.0 and 7.5 to version pulldown
            in submission dialog

@FEATURE:   Submit: [AfterEffects] Added easier to understand labels for the
            version of AfterEffects to use (CS3, CS4, etc)

@FEATURE:   Submit: [Nuke] Added support for Nuke 5.2, 6.0, and Nuke X.
            Nuke X support added via checkBox.

@FEATURE:   Submit: Removing deprecated Lightwave jobtype submission interface.
            Use the "Lightwave (Screamernet)" interface now provided.

@FEATURE:   Submit: Exposed Job "Account" user-specified parameter in
            submission dialogs under Detailed Qube.

@FEATURE:   UI: "Search" filters now on "enter" instead of individual keypresses.

@FEATURE:   UI: Added "Refresh Button Clears Cache" preference to control the
            behavior of the Refresh button default behavior.

@FIX:       UI: Updated qube icon file on Windows in the "Add/Remove Programs"

@FIX:       Submit: [Cinema4D] Escape newline (/n) character to be evaluated
            at runtime on the commandline.

@FIX:       Submit: [Rhino] Setting disable_windows_job_object to handle Rhino
            on Windows.
           
@FIX:       Submit: [Maya Batch] Properly handle -rfs option when rendering 1
            single partition.
           
@FIX:       Submit: [Maya Batch] Enforce use of '/bin/sh' as the shell on OSX
            to properly call MayaENV.sh
           
@FIX:       Submit: [Houdini] Doing 3 levels of string replacement recursion
            for the houdini interfaces that need an escaped script string
            for variable substitution.
           
@FIX:       Submit: Better handling of resubmitting jobs that have "controlChanged"
            callbacks.
           
@FIX:       Submit: Added " " around the file in "Test (ls)" interface to handle spaces
            in the filenames.

@FIX:       UI: Suppress the splash screen by default.  Added a --splash
            commandline option if splash screen desired.

@FIX:       Fix timestamp issue that had it not properly display some of the
            job times in certain timezones.

@FIX:       Fixed checks for worker file permissions for Desktop Worker

@FIX:       Fixed x-axis scale issue for the first 2 minutes in Timeline panel
            when there is only 1 Subjob
           
@FIX:       Allow multiple recipients in email callback, as available in qbsub
            commandline call.

@FIX:       Adjusting MySQL default port for Windows for direct MySQL queries
            through QubeGUI.
           
@FIX:       Dev: Added "flag/bool" to SimpleCmd option types that support the
            "OnChange" callback.
           
@FIX:       Handling supervisor autodetection for MySQL query test

@FIX:       Launch xterm window on Linux to call "sudo" for starting/stopping
            services

@FIX:       Using "gnomesu" on Linux if present to bring up "sudo" dialog
            for starting/stopping/autostarting services
           
@FIX:       Changed confirmation dialog title for removing users to
            "Remove Users/Groups Confirmation"
                       
@FIX:       Create ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ on OSX for Desktop Worker autostart
            if not already present.
           
@FIX:       Properly open the correct log for all cases in
            "Administration->View Workerlog..." on OSX and Linux.


JOBTYPES
=================================

A few jobtypes have been updated for this release
though may have different point release numbers (5.5.1).
One should use the latest version of the jobtypes with this
5.5.2 release of Qube.

====================
3dsMax 5.5.1
====================

@FIX:    issue with preempted subjobs going "complete" (ZD #625)
   
@FIX:    removed call to qbAbortMax() which seems to cause "stalling"
   subjob issues under some environments (ZD #539)

@FIX:    Added call to the gc() (garbage collection) routine, right after
   the call to render().
   BUGZID: 63250

@CHANGE: Updated windows qube.ico files for all jobtypes.
   
   The icon shows in the "add/remove program" panel on Windows, among
   possibly other places.
   
   This is a cleaner-looking transparent background icon, and was
   converted from the icon that's used on OSX (qube_icon.icns).

====================
AfterEffects 5.5.1
====================

@CHANGE: adding easier-to-understand labels to the AE version choice
pull-down (combobox) for GUI submission dialog
   
@CHANGE: added code to aftereffects backend to convert "appversion"
like "9.0 (CS4)" to "9.0" so it knows what to do with it
   
@FEATURE: added box for explicitly specifying aerender.exe

@CHANGE: Updated windows qube.ico files for all jobtypes.
   
   The icon shows in the "add/remove program" panel on Windows, among
   possibly other places.
   
   This is a cleaner-looking transparent background icon, and was
   converted from the icon that's used on OSX (qube_icon.icns).

====================
Maya 5.5.2
====================

@NEW: add ports for mentalray satellite for maya 2009, 2010

@FIX: properly determine output directories for all fileRuleEntries;
   don't trip over "Adobe(R) Ilustrator(R)"

@CHANGE: Updated windows qube.ico files for all jobtypes.
   
   The icon shows in the "add/remove program" panel on Windows, among
   possibly other places.
   
   This is a cleaner-looking transparent background icon, and was
   converted from the icon that's used on OSX (qube_icon.icns).

====================
MentalRay 5.5.1
====================

This release is designed to work with Qube! version 5.5-x.  This
version has added support for Maya2010 mentalray 3.7.53, as well as a
few fixes

@FIX: Adding README-satellite.txt for mentalray jobtype.

@CHANGE:Updated windows qube.ico files for all jobtypes.

   The icon shows in the "add/remove program" panel on Windows, among
   possibly other places.
   
   This is a cleaner-looking transparent background icon, and was converted
   from the icon that's used on OSX (qube_icon.icns).

@NEW: add support for Maya2010 mentalray 3.7.53