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Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Updater Release 1

This document applies to the Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Updater Release 1. This Updater release works with Flash Communication Server MX 1.5.

The following release notes describe the issues with Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 that are fixed in this release of the Updater, and provides information on installing and uninstalling this Update.

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Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Issues Fixed in this Release
Installing the Update
Uninstalling the Update
Reporting a bug to the Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX team

Note: In these Release Notes,<fcs_install_dir> refers to the directory where Flash Communication Server MX is installed, typically C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash Communication Server MX\ in Windows and /opt/macromedia/fcs on Linux.

Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Issues Fixed in this Release

Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Updater Release 1 addresses the issues described in the following sections.

FCS server core issues

Issue   ID
FLV playback skips all data messages up to the first video message.
    48954
Remoting calls after the first one will fail if the gateway uses a HTTP server with keep-alive.
    49063
Date objects with invalid time value is not serialized correctly when object is marshaled from server to client.
   

59059

Video captured using the snapshot feature when played back will display only the first frame if setBufferTime is not called or set to 0.
    49078
Calling receiveAudio(true) or receiveVideo(true) immediately after play will occasionally cause a few audio or video frames to be dropped. This is noticeable when playing back very short FLV files.
    58110

User arguments of type string registered with setInterval is corrupted when the interval fires after a GC.

String object registered with setInterval was not protected from GC as a result sometimes if GC was invoked between timer intervals, invalid object would be passed to setInterval calback.

    58759

FCS process uses lots of memory if large number of FLV files are streamed.

FLV cache purging has been reworked to purge all cached segment not in use if memory load is higher than value specified by <FLVCacheSize> configuration key in Server.xml. In addition cache is purged of all unused segments when server is idle even if the load is below the configured value.

    58958
When a server initiates a connections to another server or application instance on the same server and if the connecting instance rejects the connection, incorrect status object is returned.
    59758

( Linux only )FCS 1.5 is not compatible with kernel 2.4.20.

This incompatibility was exhibited in the failure of setInterval not firing timer events.

    62899
Clients connected to an application instance using tunneling connection will not be disconnected from the application instance if the connection is not terminated gracefully.
    63354
Idle timeout changed to 1 minute from 20 minutes. If a connection is idle ( no data sent or received) for more than 1 minute and it does not respond to ping, connection will be terminated.
    63491

Component related issues

Issue   ID

NetServices not resolving onResult handler when the method is called on the service.

This fixes issues with NetServices calls failing to return value from an EJB.

    52543
Remoting call that returns a RecordSet doesn't work.
    61789
Server side components lack an event notification framework.
    64177
Chat url highlighting only works with strings containing one URL.
    65435

 

Installing the Update


Installing a Flash Communication Server MX Update on Windows

  1. Stop the following services: ( Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools -> services )
    Flash Communication Admin Service
    Flash Communication Server
  2. Locate the Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory.
    (Default: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash Communication Server MX\)
  3. Backup the following files:
    Open a DOS window ( Start->Run->Enter "cmd" into the edit field ->Click OK)
    Change directory to <fcs_install_dir> (Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory):
            cd <fcs_install_dir>
    Create directory fcs_1_5_backup:
            mkdir fcs_1_5_backup
    Backup components and binaries:
        xcopy scriptlib fcs_1_5_backup\scriptlib /s /i
        xcopy *.exe fcs_1_5_backup
        xcopy *.dll fcs_1_5_backup
        xcopy modules fcs_1_5_backup\modules /s /i
  4. Unzip fcs_win_updater_r1.zip file into <fcs_install_dir> directory
  5. Start the following services : (Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools > services )
    Flash Communication Admin Service
    Flash Communication Server

Installing a Flash Communication Server MX Update on Linux

  1. Log into the system as root
  2. Change directory to Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory.
    ( Default /opt/macromedia/fcs)
        cd <fcs_install_dir>
  3. Stop Flash Communication Server MX with the following commands :
        ./fcsmgr server fcs stop
        ./fcsmgr adminserver stop

  4. Backup components and binaries:
    Create directory fcs_1_5_backup:
            mkdir fcs_1_5_backup
    Backup components and binaries:
        cp -rf scriptlib fcs_1_5_backup/
        cp -f fcadmin fcserver fcs_1_5_backup/
        cp -rf modules fcs_1_5_backup/
  5. Run tar commands to uncompress and extract file: fcs_linux_updater_r1.tar.gz into <fcs_install_dir> directory
    This assumes fcs_linux_updater_r1.tar.gz file was downloded into /tmp, if not modify the location appropriately.
    Change directroy to <fcs_install_dir>
              cd <fcs_install_dir>
    Run the tar command to uncompress and extract the fcs_linux_updater_r1.tar.gz
         tar zxf /tmp/fcs_linux_updater_r1.tar.gz
  6. Start Flash Communication Server MX with the following commands :
          ./fcsmgr adminserver start
          ./fcsmgr server fcs start

Uninstalling the Update

Use the following procedures to uninstall a Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Update.

Uninstalling a Flash Communication Server MX Update from Windows

To uninstall a Flash Communication Server MX update from Windows:

  1. Stop the following services: ( Control Panel->Administrative Tools > services )
    Flash Communication Admin Service
    Flash Communication Server
  2. Locate the Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory.
    (Default: C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash Communication Server MX\)
  3. Change directory to <fcs_install_dir> (Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory):
            cd <fcs_install_dir>
  4. Move all of the files in the backup folder for the update, <fcs_install_dir>\fcs_1_5_backup, to their original locations, replacing the updated files. (The file locations in the backup folder directory tree correspond to their locations relative to the <fcs_install_dir> directory.)
  5. Start the following services : ( Control Panel->Administrative Tools > services )
    Flash Communication Admin Service
    Flash Communication Server

Uninstalling a Flash Communication Server MX Update from Linux

To uninstall a Flash Communication Server MX update from Linux:

  1. Log in as root
  2. Change directory to Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Install directory.
    ( Default /opt/macromedia/fcs)
        cd <fcs_install_dir>
  3. Stop Flash Communication Server MX with the following commands :
        ./fcsmgr server fcs stop
        ./fcsmgr adminserver stop

  4. Move all of the files in the backup folder for the update, <fcs_install_dir>/fcs_1_5_backup, to their original locations, replacing the updated files. (The file locations in the backup folder directory tree correspond to their locations relative to the <fcs_install_dir> directory.)
        cp -rf fcs_1_5_backup/* ./
  5. Start Flash Communication Server MX with the following commands :
          ./fcsmgr adminserver start
          ./fcsmgr server fcs start

Reporting a bug to the Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX team
Found a bug? Please send the detailed bug information via the online Macromedia Software Feature Request and Bug Report form.

Note: Due to the high volume of e-mail we receive, we are unable to respond to every request.

Thank you for using Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX, and for taking thMere time to send us your feedback!