Kaltura MediaSpace 5 and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) Release Notes and Changelog

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In this document you will find all the release notes pertaining Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) and Kaltura Application Framework (KAF).

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Release notes list:

KMS Version Date Released Details
5.62.18 August 1, 2017 Details
5.61.29 July 3, 2017 Details
5.60.12 May 22, 2017 Details

Release notes for previous MediaSpace versions can be found here.

 

Version 5.62.18

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.62.18, released on August 1, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF:

  • My History and Resume Playback – This new feature will take you to where you left off the last time you watched a video, and let you continue from the same place, from every device.
    For information on how to use this feature, see the Kaltura My History and Resume Playback article. This feature is enabled and configured in the History module by your admin. Admins can refer the Kaltura History Module - Administrator's Guide for instructions on how to setup and configure this feature. (1)
  • New UI - The newly released theme (v2 UI) just keeps getting better and better. We made some adjustments to whitespaces to make it look just right. We've moved a few icon's positions and aligned some of the text to make the new theme shine.(2)

What's New in KMS:

  • My History Page – If you were wondering what you watched last, and where is that video you started watching a week ago, the new 'My History' page is now available in KMS.
    The History module allows end users to reach the “My History” page in KMS and watch their viewing history. (1)
  • Recently Watched and Continue Watching Playlists – New on the Home page, 2 playlists that can be turned on to show each user the recent videos they watched (taken from the My History page), or what the user started watching and might want to continue watching. (1)
    Enable these 2 playlists from the History Module, and then set them on the Home Module. 
  • SAML Admin Improvements – With the changes introduced last release to LDAP and SAML in KMS, we are adding some additional items for the SAML module in the effort of introducing self-serve authentication setup capabilities. One of the new changes, is the new SAML AuthNAdapter in the AUTH module. We also added a log map to allow troubelshooting the login after setup.(3)
    See the Kaltura MediaSpace™ SAML Integration Guide Troubleshotting section for additional information. 

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-14123

Timeline feature - the Upload Deck image/button has been resized.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14529

In the Kaltura CaptureSpace page - the link to the Kaltura CaptureSpace User Manual now operns in a new window.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14582

Changes have been made to the entriesSource field in the Channel Playlists admin module.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14553

The Kaltura Logo and player bar in embed images has been fixed.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14623

The KMS Admin page favicon logo has been replaced with a new logo.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14504

The Kaltura logo within Canvas has been changed.

 KAF

KMS-14727

Accessibility - The link text has been modified to be more intuitive.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11261

The carousel does not blur the image on IE with the new UI.

KMS

SUP-11534

New filtering with 5 columns now allows for more intuitive filtering.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11517

The ViewerRole no longer gets "application Error 500" in the My playlists page.

KMS

SUP-11102

The tag icons no longer disappear when scrolling the search results.

KMS/KAF

SUP-9842

In the Building Block for Blackboard. the problem when Copying a Course has been fixed and the Media Gallery content is copied. 

KAF

SUP-11145

The text definition of an open channel when creating new channel has been replaced

KMS

SUP-11115

The Canvas discussion Mashup Tool embed is now working.

KAF

SUP-10600

When changing the language via the Sakai LMS, the KAF elements (My Media and Media gallery) are changed as well.

KAF

SUP-10591

The Pound (#) character in Channel's name now allows you to save changes to the channel.

KMS

SUP-10213

Media Upload workflow - The Drag and Drop feature no longer causes the media to be uploaded several times.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11391

Entry Publish Page - The checkbox now  appears for eligible categories when the number of private/restricted galleries is greater than 500.

KMS

SUP-10987

Embedplaylist - Using secureEmbed together with allowAnonymous has been fixed and autoRedirect now works properly.

KMS

SUP-11423

The Jive Extension on Internet Explorer has been fixed and no longer falls back to the old KSU uploader in the BSE.

KAF

SUP-11545

In a channel using UIv2 and IE11, the drop down of names is invisible

KMS

SUP-11326

Download feature – the cache time on the flavors is long. If a user tries to download before the flavors are ready, the response will be cached for 30min.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11344

KMS Search - When searching a letter, the results come back with the owner as a link VS when searching a full word, the results come back with the owner in simple text.

KMS

SUP-10707

In the analytics dashboard, when moving to a different tab and navigating back to the dashboard tab, and selecting a different timeframe, the analytics results disappear.

KMS/KAF

SUP-10972

Player progress bar in Chrome – when pausing and dragging the progress bar indicator outside of the player, the indicator “stick” to the mouse until another click.

KMS/KAF

SUP-11128

Webcasting – when inviting attendees only the event name and description appear. 

KMS

SUP-11397

Cache issue in content that existing in the open gallery and related public channel sends users to login.

KMS

SUP-10659

When KMS uses Access control - Quiz Editor will produce “We're sorry, this content is only available on certain domains.”

KMS

SUP-11336

Ownership of a live entry changes to a random co-editor while broadcasting.

KMS/KAF

KMS-14823

(Out of cycle fix) BSE – In Canvas, user of type student cannot use the BSE in Canvas group or announcement.

KAF (Canvas)

SUP-11688

(Out of cycle fix) In KMS with SAML/Shibboleth authentication - users are unable to login to MediaSpace.

KMS

SUP-11391

(Out of cycle fix) Entry Publish Page - Checkbox does not appear for eligible categories when # of private/restricted galleries larger than 500

KMS

 

 

Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13879

Accessibility - Contrast – The ‘Loading’ text should be accessible.

KMS

  

References

(1) KMS-13640(2) KMS-13816(3) KMS-14050;

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Version 5.61.31

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.61.31, released on July 3, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF:

  • New UI Theme - Responsive – The recently added KMS theme now supports both KMS and KAF and includes responsive web support.
    To turn the new theme on, login to the KMS/KAF admin and enable the ‘V2ui’ module. If your KMS contains custom modules or CSS, please contact your Kaltura representative beforehand about changes on production. (1)
  • Language Update – Missing words or new phrases were translated to all the supported languages in both KAF and KMS. See the Supported Language page for more information. (2)
  • Changes to the CaptureSpace Loading Page – Some UI and text changes were implemented to make the page more explanatory. (3)
  • New Filter - Since our header was starting to get full, we have consolidated all the filters into one. This will affect both old and new UI themes. (4)

What's New in KMS:

  • LDAP and SAML Admin Improvements – Changes made to the settings defaults and the LDAP wizard allow the new LDAP and SAML setup to become self-serve.(5)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13886

Accessibility – when the contrast button is enabled, the login page is no longer affected.

KMS

SUP-10676

Channels now display the correct thumbnail layout in a gallery’s related channel.

KMS

SUP-10748

The Mail-To option in channels is now working.

KMS

SUP-11094

Intermittent 500 Error Blackboard KAF when publishing to Media Gallery has been fixed.

KAF

SUP-10739

MediaSpace – The webpage icon when saving Kaltura as a link on mobile devices is now correct.

KMS


Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-10594

The Comments count is updated only after a page refresh.

KMS/KAF

KMS-13879

Accessibility - Contrast – ‘Loading’ text should be accessible.

KMS

KMS-14411

New UI - There are a few visual issues with very small screens (below 300px width)

KMS/KAF

  

References

(1) KMS-13816; (2) KMS-14071; (3) KMS-13682; (4) KMS-14030 (5)KMS-14050; 

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Version 5.60.12

These release notes pertain to Kaltura MediaSpace (KMS) version 5.60.12, released on May 22, 2017. 

What's New for both KMS and KAF:

  • IVQ Analytics – The CSV and printable version reports produced by the IVQ have been improved. (1)
  • KMS Admin Changes
    • Manage Users Page – In the Manage Users section the option to search by user ID has been added. (2)
    • Login Page – The KMS Admin login page title will now be taken from the Title field in the Application module to allow Admins to differentiate between instances, when there are multiple instances on the account. (3)

What's New in KMS:

  • KMS Go – As part of the new release of KMS Go, the KMSAPI module as been added that allows you to setup your mobile app configuration. Please refer to KMS Go release notes for more inforamtion. (4)
  • Accessibility "Contrast" button – This new KMS module allows you to enable the Contrast button and is currently supported on the existing UI only. (UI support will be added for the new KMS UI soon). (5)
  • Changes to the "Add New" button  A new option was added to hide/show the "Add New" button in KMS for guests/anonymous users. (6)

Resolved Issues

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

SUP-10645 The ssue when using the BSE to embed a Youtube entry has been fixed. KAF
SUP-10898 The issue when submitting Multi Stream Entries as Assignments has been fixed. KAF
SUP-10787 The spelling error in Spanish has been corrected. KMS
SUP-10570 Cielo24 caption information is no longer cut off in the new UI. KMS/KAF
SUP-10939 A KMS URL containing the  ">" sign no longer causes issues with certain SAML systems. KMS

 

Known Limitations

ID#

Summary

KMS/KAF Related

KMS-13920 Samsung S7 does not show the correct KMS icon when saving the KMS homepage to the phone's desktop. KMS
SUP-10594 The Comments count is updated only after a page refresh. KMS/KAF

 

References

(1) KMS-13884; (2) KMS-13536; (3) KMS-13843; (4) KNI-877; (5) KMS-13993; (6) KMS-13507

 

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