VueMinder 11.1.0 Beta - Calendar Sharing Redesigned

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VueMinder 11.1.0 Beta - Calendar Sharing Redesigned

Postby VueSoft » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:50 pm

A beta is available for VueMinder 11.1.0. The release notes are listed below. An official release is scheduled for the end of April, but I wanted to make the pre-release beta available for anyone that is currently experiencing problems with sharing data through VueMinder Server.

Calendar sharing has been completely redesigned in this new version. VueMinder Server (which was just a wrapper of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2) will no longer be used. It has been replaced with the much simpler MySQL Server. A new mechanism for reliably syncing calendar data has been built on top of MySQL Server, enabling sharing to work quickly and flawlessly - at least so far in my testing. Additional testing is still needed, but so far it appears the new calendar sharing implementation is vastly superior to the previous implementation.

If you currently use VueMinder Server for sharing data, migration instructions can be found on the page linked below:
http://www.vueminder.com/index.php?mact ... eturnid=61

If you haven't tried sharing data yet, the instructions for version 11.1.0 can be found here:
http://www.vueminder.com/index.php?mact ... eturnid=61


VueMinder Lite 11.1.0 Beta 1
  • The licensing terms of the free VueMinder Lite version have changed. VueMinder Lite is now licensed for non-commercial use only. If you are using VueMinder Lite for a commercial business, upgrade to the Pro version or discontinue using the Lite version.
  • Improved the tabs on the Calendar Properties window. All settings related to calendar syncing have been consolidated to a single "Sync" tab, for ease of use.
  • Corrected a problem with the description of Google Calendar events if the description contains a < character. The description would be clipped after the < character.
  • Corrected undoing the deletion of a calendar if the calendar contains recurring events and individual occurrences that have been modified or deleted. The modified occurrences would be duplicated and deleted occurrences would return after undoing the calendar deletion.
  • Other minor corrections and improvements.

VueMinder Pro/Ultimate 11.1.0 Beta 1
The Pro and Ultimate versions include the same corrections as the Lite version, plus the following...
  • Improved calendar sharing to use MySQL Server instead of VueMinder Server, which allows for much easier setup and fixes intermittent "Server is offline" issues.
  • Improved calendar sharing to use a new mechanism for syncing data. Calendars will now sync instantly and should be 100% accurate.
  • Improved calendar sharing to automatically add shared calendars to other computers (for user accounts that have permission to access the shared calendar). This eliminates the need for the "Add Shared Calendar" command on the File menu, since shared calendars will automatically appear.
  • Improved the Undo command to allow changes made to shared calendars to be undone. Previously, undoing changes to shared calendars was not possible.
  • Improved syncing of reminder status when sharing calendars. The reminder snooze or dismiss status will be the same for a user regardless of the computer. A reminder snoozed on one computer will appear at the scheduled snooze time on other computers when connected under the same account.
  • Improved the Sharing Options with a "View Log" button for showing a log of changes that have been made to the shared database, including which user made a change and at what time.
  • Improved sharing calendars to work properly when computers are located in different time zones.
  • Improved the Details Pane to show the percent completion and status of a selected task.
  • Corrected problems with events being duplicated, disappearing, or never appearing in shared calendars on other computers.
  • Corrected syncing shared data that was modified while offline.
  • Corrected selection of specific user accounts for seeing shared reminders.
  • Corrected cases where a user with read-only access to a shared calendar could still drag, categorize, prioritize, or delete shared data under certain conditions.
  • Corrected assigning a note from one shared calendar to another.
  • Corrected a problem with some events not appearing in VueMinder when a Google Calendar is added that contains many events.
  • Corrected a problem with exporting notes to ICS files. The exported file would be empty.
  • Corrected a problem with VueMinder crashing when attempting to export tasks to ICS files.
  • Corrected syncing changes made in VueMinder with Google Contacts. Google made some security changes on their end which broke 2-way syncing of contact data.
  • Corrected syncing the nickname field with Google Contacts.
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Re: VueMinder 11.1.0 Beta - Calendar Sharing Redesigned

Postby VueSoft » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:02 pm

Version 11.1.0 has been officially released. Thank you to everyone that helped test the beta!
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