Jamroom 6.1 has been released!

brian
@brian
3 weeks ago
9,117 posts
I've just finished updating the Marketplace with a ton of new releases for Jamroom Core 6.1. Jamroom 6.1 has been in beta for much longer than normal - I want to thank everyone for your patience and feedback during the beta. The fact that it dragged on longer than normal all falls on me - I'm in the process of moving and didn't anticipate how crazy the last 6 weeks would be getting a house ready to sell.

Jamroom 6.1 brings a ton of improvements, tweaks and fixes - our plan at this time is to have Jamroom 6.1 be a fairly "long term" release - i.e. there are no plans a this time to jump into Jamroom 6.2 (at least not yet lol).

If you are upgrading from Jamroom 6.0.x here's what you want to do:

1) Log in to your site - go to the Marketplace and the System Updates tab.
2) Update to Jamroom Core 6.1.0
3) Run an integrity check with "repair modules" and "reset caches" checked
4) Go back to the Marketplace and update the "Marketplace" module
5) Reset caches again
6) Go back to the System Updates and update the modules individually - if you use the "update all" it's likely to get stuck. If upgrading a single module takes more than 30 seconds, refresh and try again and it should install
7) When all done, run a final integrity check with "repair modules" checked and reset caches
8) Go back to the Marketplace and install the new "System Tools" module - this is a core required module going forward
9) Go to to the ACP -> System Check and make sure everything is green.

9a) You may need to go to the Dashboard and enable workers - on some updates (depending on what you are updating from) the queue worker pause mechanism has changed and you may need to manually re-enable the queues.

9b) If you are running the Video Module, go into the ACP -> Profiles -> Video -> Tools section and run the "Verify Video Files" tool.

That should do it. I know this is a bit more involved than a normal update, but there's some underlying database updates and changes that need to be applied correctly. If for some reason you don't do it in the order outlined about, no worries - you just may notice the marketplace updater showing you that something hasn't updated (when you think it has) - just reset caches and update.

We're excited to get 6.1 moving forward now - maintaining 2 versions of modules is a lot more time consuming.

If anyone has any questions or feedback, please let us know.

If you are a hosting customer and need assistance with the upgrade, please don't hesitate to open a ticket and let us know - we can help.

We hope everyone loves Jamroom 6.1!

Thanks!


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Brian Johnson
Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom
https://www.jamroom.net

updated by @brian: 30 Aug 2017 08:08:10AM
Elise
@elise
3 weeks ago
206 posts
ahahahaha next time post this before sending out the release!
I saw the update email and clicked all the buttons, not at all in this order . I'm still standing though :)
brian
@brian
3 weeks ago
9,117 posts
As long as everything gets updated and you get the integrity check run, you should be good :)


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Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom
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Black-Eagle
@black-eagle
3 weeks ago
50 posts
Great News !!

I crazy about Jamroom. I love this engine (The best of the best)

Thank you Brian
Thank you the team
Thank you the community



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Strumelia
@strumelia
3 weeks ago
2,891 posts
Don't I recall 'something' about the Video module or YT module that we have to do as well? - something to run on your existing videos after doing this 6.1 update? My memory is fuzzy, it was mentioned two or three months ago I believe.


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SteveX
@ultrajam
3 weeks ago
2,314 posts
Thanks Team!

Very smooth upgrade :)

Strumelia:
Don't I recall 'something' about the Video module or YT module that we have to do as well? - something to run on your existing videos after doing this 6.1 update? My memory is fuzzy, it was mentioned two or three months ago I believe.

That's on the Blog Strumelia:
https://www.jamroom.net/blog


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Strumelia
@strumelia
3 weeks ago
2,891 posts
Thanks! :)
I'm assuming that will work for all types of videos- uploaded, YT, and Vimeo.


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brian
@brian
3 weeks ago
9,117 posts
Strumelia:
Thanks! :)
I'm assuming that will work for all types of videos- uploaded, YT, and Vimeo.

It's just for the Video module - YouTube and Vimeo are not affected.


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brian
@brian
3 weeks ago
9,117 posts
SteveX:
Thanks Team!

Very smooth upgrade :)

That's what I like to hear - thanks Steve!


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Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom
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michael
@michael
3 weeks ago
5,995 posts
Strumelia:
Thanks! :)
I'm assuming that will work for all types of videos- uploaded, YT, and Vimeo.

You're probably recalling this blog post strumelia:

"Upgrading to Jamroom 6.1 Videos have gone"
https://www.jamroom.net/michael/blog/96/upgrading-to-jamroom-61-videos-have-gone

If you're missing videos, run the tool at:
ACP -> MODULES -> PROFILES -> VIDEO -> TOOLS -> VERIFY VIDEO FILES
duke
@musamensa
3 weeks ago
165 posts
Hi, i did not follow these steps and things have gone a little haywire, how can i backtrack my steps ?

thanks
brian
@brian
3 weeks ago
9,117 posts
duke:
Hi, i did not follow these steps and things have gone a little haywire, how can i backtrack my steps ?

thanks

You will want to run the offline repair tool:

https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/documentation/troubleshooting/114/somethings-wrong-what-do-i-do

Let me know if that helps.


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Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom
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White Agency
@white-agency
2 days ago
191 posts
Been extremely busy over the past 3 months and so have missed putting the updates on as they came out like I usually do.

Had a very long list to work through and I didn't see this post until uploaded videos stopped playing and I came looking !!

Got everything working but had to update the video item detail template as we have our own version. Once I'd done that everything was working again :)
brian
@brian
2 days ago
9,117 posts
Glad you got everything working - thanks!


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Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom
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michael
@michael
yesterday
5,995 posts
If you have custom skin templates that override the jrVideo item_detail.tpl file, then the change that you probably need to make is search for "flv" and change it to "m4v".

The reason is m4v is now the default version.

video modules 'item_detail.tpl' page used to have:
{elseif $item.video_file_extension == 'flv'}
but now it has:
{elseif $item.video_file_extension == 'm4v'}
.

Some of the jamroom skins over-ride the default video detail page with a template at:
/skins/(some skins)/jrVideo_item_detail.tpl

So if you've cloned a skin that has that file, it probably needs the update.

Docs: "Using the Compare tool to keep cloned skins up to date"
https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/documentation/jamroom-admin-handbook/2394/using-the-compare-tool-to-keep-cloned-skins-up-to-date

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