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Release Notes TransportControl und movizon CONTROL

Our software is constantly evolving. Here you will find an overview of the current and past innovations. The current version of our software still bears the name TransportControl. For the future, however, the control system will be renamed movizon CONTROL with the next major release.

Version 4.0.8

UI IMPROVEMENTS

  • extended waypoint drawing supports graphical displacement and fulcrums
  • no need to reload page after update of resource table settings
  • optional input form can be defined for resource table action “evaluate”
  • colorSelect value can be accessed via value attribute instead of getColor/setColor
  • eventHandler uses colors and priority from tableColumns

ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

  • core errors will be pre-checked if settings/events/checkCoreErrors is set
  • WebSocket connection of users won’t be disconnected on user initialisation
  • server can request reload of client’s UI by setting reloadRequest of user
  • license can declare list of owners who will be locked by server

    BREAKING CHANGES

    • changed resource fields: added timeCreate and timeUpdate, removed initTime and userModificationTime
    • renamed table column type “progress” to “percent” (with optional maxValue field)

    BUGFIXES

    • WebSocket update order (position of model resource) affects map display
    • resource table and editor errors if job has empty orderList

    Version 4.0.7

    UI IMPROVEMENTS

    • better performance while displaying server updates on map
    • scrollbar for overlarge dropdowns of list select elements
    • resources with alert state are blinking red on map
    • optional unit value for table column settings
    • closed links rendered with red color
    • length of selected link displayed in map label
    • WebSocket connection closed before unloading browser page
    • focus on location input after clicking [+] in orders table of job editor

    REST API CHANGES

    • resource ID is allowed to contain hyphens
    • default payload limit for fields increased to 10000

      BUGFIXES

      • 0 values in dashboard point to default value entry
      • map labels do not follow resources with position reference
      • resources with string position values not displayed

      Version 4.0.6

      UI IMPROVEMENTS

      • dedicated editor for waypoints including map editor for common connection properties
      • waypoint connections stored as object array by default (primitive ID array still working)
      • waypoint connections clickable on map for property visualization
      • resource position can be relative to other resource via new posRef value
      • added rainbow color variables: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, teal, green
      • remote control window does not open if user has no write access for vehicle
      • definition of multilayer keys in model dashboard (resource.layer1.layer2…)
      • definition of default value for missing keys in model dashboard
      • resource table action “evaluate” allows optional args array
      • updated Monaco Editor to version 0.32.1

      REST API CHANGES

      • payload limiters for resource and field requests; code 413 thrown if payload too large
      • required user access changed from READ to PUT for script evaluation via POST request

      SCRIPT API CHANGES

      • update of running (internally looped) INTEROP scripts are forbidden

        ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

        • WebSocket connection errors logged as core error

        BUGFIXES

        • overwrite warning in resource editor for disabled main tabs
        • twisted heading written to waypoints while drawing connections
        • Ctrl+S not working in Monaco Editor

        Version 4.0.5

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • clicking content of window always brings window to front
        • updated Monaco Editor to version 0.31.1

        REST API CHANGES

        • added search query operators

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • host.isActive returns false after lifecycle shutdown
        • added host.reserve for resource key reservation (valid for active scripts only)
        • host.include adds other scripts to runner’s context only once during runtime

        BREAKING CHANGES

        • r.systemKeys and r.moduleKeys are removed during initialization and can no longer be used
        • host.request throws exception instead of returning error code in case REST request was unsuccessful

        ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

        • core errors create and update CORE events
        • shutdown check for licence activation made optional

        BUGFIXES

        • SQLException while trying to write into resource table that was dropped on server start
        • IllegalArgumentException in Logger.log if level can’t be parsed from system settings
        • popup for target element inside hidden tab shown in wrong place

        Version 4.0.3

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • customizable evaluate action for direct script execution from resource table

        REST API CHANGES

        • resources skip null properties during deserialization (before: code 400 because of NPE)
        • filter and search for GET requests via query strings

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • individual resource locking
        • script return value (last line) only used if type is string
        • improved resource access monitoring

        BUGFIXES

        • window top positioned outside accessible screen on high zoom levels
        • arrow boxes move away from target on window resize event

        Version 4.0.2

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • better performance: resource table detail box only updated if opened
        • added straight waypoint connections (hold shift key while drawing connection)
        • code of locked scripts are hidden to anyone except the responsible user
        • script includes showing in script table details

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • optional overloading: include throws no error anymore if included script not exists
        • scripts of type INTEROP are allowed to load java classes from file at runtime
        • changing type of script with shared engine throws IllegalStateException

        BUGFIXES

        • SQL exception while trying to create new resource type if database table already exists

        Version 4.0.1

        BUGFIXES

        • code 400 returned while trying to delete user (exception in function getTotalResponsibilityCount())

        Version 4.0.0

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • new script engine based on GraalVM
        • new core script API
        • extended REST API
        • WebSocket to REST interface
        • modular resource structure
        • waypoint navigation replaces segment navigation

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • fully renewed UI elements
        • customizable resource tables
        • dark mode

        BREAKING CHANGES

        • everything

        Version 3.2.1

        • returns hardcoded angle (30°) from Target.getMaxSegConAngle instead of retrieving angle from model

        Version 3.2.0

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • route costs include position and speed of all other vehicles

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • print function for current segment selection that generates floor plan for KATE AGVs
        • user access templates instead of presets to inherit access from other users

        ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

        • no forced logging of open/close of resources by script; use h.log as replacement

        BUGFIXES

        • wrong font in detail boxes of variable table
        • position jumps of simulated vehicles

        Version 3.1.1

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • adjustable timeout setting for WebSocket updates

        BUGFIXES

        • inappropriate autofill while using script encryption dialog
        • missing translations in script table and minor language file problems

        Version 3.1

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • new modular script-based job manager
        • script encryption/decryption option
        • author, version, description fields for scripts
        • dedicated thread kill function for scripts
        • upload and download of user resources
        • separate log level settings for file and console handler
        • former script flow error now logged as warning at lower level
        • past events of type SINGLE will be archived instead of deleted

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • tooltips for icon buttons
        • forecast visualisation and status history for jobs
        • new search box for each resource table
        • no cut text for selected entry in resource table
        • variables table show properties for selected entry
        • improved performance for big resource tables
        • improved performance for maps with many label
        • color input accepts mouse wheel commands

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • added h.openResources and h.closeResources to edit whole resource lists without sync problems
        • added h.mail to send emails via script
        • added h.removeGlobal to clear script engine global variables
        • added h.getTarget, h.getModel, h.getRoute, h.getRouteCosts
        • added overload for h.getOrderTime with calculated route as argument
        • added memory leak warning for h.setGlobal
        • removed deprecated methods: h.addVar, h.setValue, h.getValue
        • removed deprecated method overloads with targetList argument

        BUGFIXES

        • invalid job progress values
        • h.isInsideContour returns inaccurate results
        • UI shows faulty version string after dynamic licence update

        Version 3.0.4

        BUGFIXES

        • NPEs when accessing forecasts of faulty jobs

        Version 3.0.3

        BUGFIXES

        • no recovery in case of database connection timeouts
        • open cursors accumulate over time in some databases
        • self deactivation of scripts not persistent

        Version 3.0.2

        ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

        • resource update canceled in case of database error
        • database errors treated as core errors

        BUGFIXES

        • box selection tool does not work within rotated map

        Version 3.0.1

        ENVIRONMENT TWEAKS

        • added backward compatibility for Servlet 3.1 Specification
        • added license type indicator to server log and version string for clients
        • redesigned REST annotations to prevent misinterpretation by JAX-RS module of application server

        Version 3.0.0

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • script evaluation decoupled from core loop (infinite loop protection)
        • customizable user responsibility limits (core overload protection)
        • job continuation after initialization
        • support for license types: PRO/LITE
        • improved security regarding user input
        • external user authentication via LDAP
        • stronger password validation for INTERNAL users
        • license owner as always present user
        • no forced password change on user edit
        • access to logfiles only for authenticated users
        • finer resolution for logfile timestamps

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • refined licensing procedure
        • toolbar buttons without access are hidden
        • next destination column in job table
        • warning for resource lock and job reset

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • resource access via API restricted by user permission settings
        • removed deprecated methods: closeSegments, openSegments, blockSegments, unblockSegments
        • removed access to Job.getCurrentDestSegId, Job.getCurrentActionCode, Job.getCurrentActionValue

        BUGFIXES

        • change of own password not saved in database
        • inconsistent job data during script execution at high server load
        • UI crashes because of undefined stop sign position or faulty segment design

        INCOMPATIBILITIES

        • special characters in contour and segment labels will be replaced by underscore character
        • model shape editor not supported in IE11

        Version 2.9.1

        BUGFIXES

        • core loop performance problems with large resource lists
        • access rights from pre-v2.8-users get lost during import
        • simulated vehicles sometimes get stuck on long segments

        Version 2.9.0

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • action codes linkable to model status for milkruns and more
        • external database connection via JNDI
        • resource access matrix instead of user roles
        • secure password management Part 2: users can change their own password
        • targets can be slowed down individually via speed Limit property
        • removed Target.setRangeOfSight for security reasons

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • support base for multilingual browser UI
        • new tool: quick job creation via drag’n’drop
        • improved model SVG shape editor
        • 10 mm instead of 100 mm limit for map zoom and construction
        • info bar shows segment length while drawing
        • targets show their job progress on map while job table is open
        • target alert color derived from status color
        • more select elements in model editor tables for simplification

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • assignedOnly parameter for h.getJob
        • targetList parameter not required anymore in all related functions
        • public getter for segment control points and sampling points
        • public getter for job’s orderIndex
        • added Target.getAlertLevel for user defined actions

        BUGFIXES

        • targeted 1/2 m segments zoom bug
        • editing existing models doesn’t work in Firefox
        • forced WebSocket disconnection delays core loop in some cases

        INCOMPATIBILITIES

        • existing models must be checked at least for action link settings
        • new shape editor doesn’t work within IE11

        Version 2.8.5

        BUGFIXES

        • traffic control via envelope not suitable for cross traffic
        • target remote mode wrongfully survives server restart

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • updated favicon to improve visibility in dark mode browsers

        Version 2.8.4

        BUGFIXES

        • instant login via credentials inside URL not working

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • license request via link instead of clipboard method

        Version 2.8.3

        BUGFIXES

        • NO_TARGET status not triggered for jobs with impossible orders
        • job assignment to vehicles that are offline

        Version 2.8.2

        BUGFIXES

        • lock function not working for all resource types
        • upload of legacy scripts (*.js files) not working
        • contour select via frame also selects hidden layers
        • newly created vehicles disregard current visibility mode

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • clean angles for segment start and end while drawing
        • script startup as property with toggle button
        • new time picker replaces three-selects-type
        • orange LED to indicate resource lock

        Version 2.8.1

        BUGFIXES

        • segment file import with null labels breaks segOrLabel searches
        • icons clash with IE’s own password clear/reveal buttons

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • added Target.setSeqDataOutput for byte arrays and strings

        Version 2.8.0

        NEW CORE FEATURES

        • job priority influence for cost calculation
        • ability to set custom job ID via REST PUT
        • locker to prevent modification of resources
        • license upload without server restart
        • secure password management Part 1: encrypted storage
        • user passwords may now contain Unicode characters
        • target update function works with byte content
        • 1472 bytes as new maximum UDP payload size (including CRC16)
        • self lockout prevention for last admin

        UI IMPROVEMENTS

        • warning for license expiration
        • showing variable value with JSON formatting in table details box
        • removed local storage for user credentials in favor of browsers
        • native keystore
        • unmask password option for login dialog
        • showing UI loading progress after login
        • showing last modification time of all resources
        • more space for long IDs in segment drop down list

        SCRIPT API CHANGES

        • Target.setError for dynamic input telegram length
        • h.setJob so create or overwrite job with given ID

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