RenderPal V2 2.2.0 released

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RenderPal V2 2.2.0 released

Post by Shoran Support » 01 Mar 2009, 01:43

Changelog for RenderPal V2 2.2.0

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[# Global] Many internal changes
[+ Server] Added database support for storing all RenderPal data
[! Server] It is no longer possible to enter an IP range from to into the automatic pool assignment
[# Server] The server now stores all RenderPal objects (like clients, pools, net jobs and so on) in a database
[- Server] The autosave option for net jobs has been removed (all changes are now saved immediately to the database)
[+ Svr/Rc] Textual view filter entries now support wildcards (* to match anything)
[+ Server] Email notifications can now be turned off for net jobs created via automatic frame checking
[# Svr/Rc] Order in which net jobs appear in the net job chunk list now matches order in the net job list
[+ Server] The server can now dispatch the chunks of a net job in different orders
[+ Svr/Rc] Added a net job setting for its chunk dispatch order (forward, backward, evenly distributed or random)
[+ Svr/Rc] Added a net job setting to render its first and last chunk first
[+ RmCtrl] Added switches to set the chunk dispatching options (-nj_dispatchorder & -nj_firstlastfirst) to the console Remote Controller
[# Client] When the executable of a custom renderer doesn't exist, a proper error message is now shown
[+ Svr/Rc] Net job chunks can now have different priorities (high, normal or low)
[+ Server] Added a new user right to grant a user the permission to change the net job chunk priority
[# Client] Executable paths are now always converted to backslashes under Windows before launching
[# Global] New network protocol (even more reliable)
[# Client] Client availability can now also be changed during rendering
[# Svr/Rc] A client can now be in multiple pools
[! Svr/Rc] It's no longer possible to create path map entries where the in- and out-path are equal
[# RmCtrl] The console Remote Controller will now download all custom renderers before listing all renderers when using -listrenderers
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new flag to the console Remote Controller to return the ID of the new net job instead of an error code (-retnjid)
[! Client] Fixed a bug with custom renderer executable paths containing forward slashes
[+ Svr/Rc] The rendering time thresholds now also have a field for seconds
[+ RmCtrl] Added new switches to specify rendering time threshold seconds to the console RC
[# Global] Renamed the renderer "3dsMax" to "3dsMax Default (Scene settings)"
[# Global] Made a few changes to the Maya Default renderer
[# Svr/Cl] The Python engine is now restarted before a Python event is being executed
[# Global] Updated to Python 2.5.4
[! Server] Immediate sending of status reports in the email notification options did not work properly
[# Global] Increased maximum log transfer size to 512 kb
[+ Client] The console client now supports renderer priorities
[# Svr/Rc] The renderer priority can now be remotely configured for clients
[# Svr/Rc] When neither frame splitting nor image slicing were specified for a net job, a single-chunk warning will be shown