It gives us great pleasure to make Razuna 1.4 RC2 available. This release is meant for testing and it shouldn’t be long before a final release. We kindly ask everyone to download and test this release. You can also upgrade your current Razuna 1.3.5 or 1.4 RC1 installation with this release.
In the release notes for Razuna 1.4 RC1 we already outlined the major new features of Razuna 1.4. Here are the added features for RC2:
New Upload Tool
In a recent post this week we introduced the new Upload Tool in length. Now, this new Uploader is also available for general consumption in the Open Source version.
Refined Startup Wizard & Moving between databases
We completely reworked the Startup Wizard. As noted in a previous post, you will now be guided trough the initial setup. Furthermore, you can choose during setup what database you want to use. With the new Startup Wizard you can even backup an existing Razuna setup and move to another database and import the data during setup. Because of this, we have also made some changes to the general Administration for switching a database. Now, everything is handled within Razuna for you.
Overall speed improvements
Another area we focused on lately, was stability and speed. Both could be achieved with refined coding for adding assets and batch operations. We are happy to see that our stress testing, which adds 500000 assets in one upload process, performs stable. The new code does not “hammer” the CPU and RAM as much as previous versions did, also. Among code changes we also moved the Standalone Tomcat server to 6.0.29 and added the latest OpenBD Application Engine and JS frameworks to the game.
No more “/assets” path needed
In previous versions, one had to add an additional context path to the J2EE server (Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss, etc.). This is no longer needed anymore.
What’s coming next?
Since this is already the second preview release we are almost done with all the wanted features for Razuna 1.4. Thought, here are the features we are planning to include for the final release;
- Option to store assets on Amazon S3 and Eucalyptus (Nirvanix is already supported)
- Option to import/export from Evernote
- Option to export or share assets with Facebook, Flickr, etc.
- Add OGG Video conversion support and also playback with HTML5 capable browsers