The next Service Pack 2 beta release will be ready Monday March 6. All our current Beta Testers should check their SP2 build on Monday to ensure you have the Beta Stream selected and you will be prompted to download the update.
The latest update for Service Pack 2 has focussed on fixing a wide variety of bugs that make this version far more stable and reliable. We are keen to hear from all our testers regarding any issues that are a backwards step from the previous release, and any NEW issues that they have seen for the first time. Feedback can be provided thourgh our Bug Reporting Form here.
If you have been involved in previous TANE SP1 Beta Testing, and would like to participate in this next round of testing, then go to our Beta Test Center here and read option A then click on option B - Installation guide. This will download a full 10GB stand-alone Beta version of SP2. If you want to wait until a patch is available to patch directly from SP1, that should be available in the next week or so (depending upon tester feedback on the new build).
SP2 makes a number of substantial change to the underlying architecture to future-proof the content format and enable new features such as collaborative route editing and route streaming to be implemented in upcoming releases.
In this beta release we have also enabled assertions (debugging), providing us with earlier and better diagnostics for some classes of potentially serious errors. If a debug message appears, please take a screenshot and send it to us using our new Online Bug Reporting tool then click Continue.
While a route is loading, we have suspended certain Content Manager operations to ensure the route loads as quickly as possible.
Auto-save has been replaced by an ongoing write-to-disk operation. Routes are left open for edit while being edited, and any changes are rapidly written to disk. Upon reloading a route, the user is presented with options to use or revert recent changes.
The following list of ~100 items includes fixes for bugs found in SP1 as well as some that have been introduced in SP2 beta: