RenderPal V2 2.3.0 released

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RenderPal V2 2.3.0 released

Postby Shoran Support » 06 Jun 2009, 17:07

Changelog for RenderPal V2 2.3.0

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[# Global] The usual amount of fixes and improvements here and there
[# Svr/Rc] The expanded/collapsed state of pools in the main client list is now preserved
[+ RmCtrl] The console Remote Controller now supports specifying the login to use via command-line (-login)
[+ Svr/Rc] Added a "Total CPU time" column to the net job list (rendering times of all chunks accumulated)
[+ Global] RenderPal will now load a file containing additional environment variables on startup (RenderPal.env)
[+ Svr/Rc] Net jobs now have a field for additional email recipients
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to specify additional email recipients for a net job to the console Remote Controller (-nj_emailrecpt)
[# Server] Net jobs with only failed chunks will now be shown as erroneous
[+ Svr/Rc] Added support for net job presets
[! Global] The start extension wasn't applied when using the Maya Default renderer
[! Global] The V-Ray for Maya renderer didn't support the output name, project directory and output directory settings
[+ RmCtrl] The console Remote Controller can now load net job presets via -nj_preset
[+ Server] The highest net job ID can now be reset to 1 if the queue is empty
[# Server] Chunk resubmissions due to too short/too long rendering times are now counted as chunk errors
[+ Svr/Rc] Pools can now be scheduled to automatically activate idle clients shutdown
[# Svr/Rc] Frame checking can now also be performed on net jobs which aren't done or cancelled
[# Svr/Rc] Made several improvements to the manual frame checking
[+ Svr/Rc] Manual frame checking can now also be performed on single chunks
[# Server] The history for a net job chunk has been limited to a maximum of 100 entries
[+ Svr/Rc] Added VNC integration for clients
[# Server] The server now performs NetBIOS name resolution in its own thread (prevents blocking)
[# Svr/Rc] The net job progress bar now includes rendering chunks (shown in yellow)
[# Svr/Cl] Attempts to map a network share will now timeout after 30 seconds
[# Server] Made the connection handling of clients more intelligent (will only connect/wake up when really needed etc.)
[! Client] Custom renderer executables without paths were reported as not found if no ending was specified
[+ Global] The Renderman for Maya renderer now supports the number of threads flag (-n)
[! Server] The render set filenames for net jobs were saved with complete paths
[+ Global] Added an entry to the help menu to create an archive containing files that are essential for support requests
[# Global] The RenderPal directory can now be opened via the Tools menu
[+ RmCtrl] Added a new switch to import a render set to the console Remote Controller (-importset)
[# RmCtrl] Restricted the Remote Controller to a single running instance
[! RmCtrl] The -retnjid incorrectly required a value
[! Global] Fixed a networking bug that could lead to invalid data during heavy traffic
[- Server] Removed the "Disable Remote Controller live data updates" option
[! RmCtrl] The elapsed idle time of clients wasn't properly refreshed
[# Svr/Rc] Completely redone the RC<->Server network data transfer
[# Server] When using render sets with more than one scene, the scene name will now be prepended to the output name instead of appended
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