Rumpus Server 7.1 Upgrade

Big Mountain has successfully upgraded our Rumpus server to version 7.1. Here are the release notes:

What’s New In Rumpus 7.1

Quick Image Preview
Images and video files can now be displayed with a more integrated interface in the Rumpus Web File Manager. Essentially, for servers or individual folders which include primarily image or video files, Quick Image Preview (QIP) provides a simplified, streamlined appearance for review and access of those files.
iOS Mobile App Support
Rumpus 7.1 includes support for monitoring and basic management using a new iPhone app. The Rumpus app will be available on the iTunes store soon.
WFM Login & Logout Improvements
A new “remember me on this computer” option is now built into Rumpus, as is improved automatic session expiration with countdown timer. Other refinements and updates have also been made, including improved support for user-selectable appearance or interface language.
Other Updates

  • Compatibility has been improved with a variety of iOS applications which support WebDAV file exchange.
  • Files larger than 2GB can now be uploaded via the Web File Manager, from browsers that also support large file uploads (notably, recent versions of Chrome and Safari).
  • FileWatch can now send drop ship e-mails through Outlook, as well as directly or through OS X Mail.
  • Folders can now be marked for thumbnail display and have thumbnail images pre-generated by dragging folders into the Rumpus control application.
  • Message bodies are now included for new user, user login, and user logout administrator notices.
  • Duplicate event notice e-mails are now suppressed to avoid excessive messages sent when clients perform multiple downloads of a single file (such as iPhone video playback and Finder WebDAV sessions).
  • An option has been added which prevents users from deleting aliases on the server, so that the administrator can create links to content folders which can’t be inadvertently deleted by end users.
  • When a user who does not have “delete/overwrite” privileges uploads a file with the same name as one that already exists, the file can now be accepted and saved with a unique filename.
  • Drop ship e-mail messages can now automatically include the original file name, file size, and drop ship ID.

What’s New In Rumpus 7.0

Administrator Notices

New administrator notification messages can be sent when new users are created via Web administration, when users log in or out, or when disk space begins to run low. Management of administration notices has been centralized on the “Event Notices” window to simplify setup.

Built-In SSL

Secure services are now provided within the Rumpus server engine, making Stunnel installation unnecessary. This change simplifies setup, makes HTTPS and FTPS service more robust, improves client tracking, and adds FTPS via TLS/SSL service.

Web File Manager

The “Modern” Web interface is now the Rumpus default appearance, and all WFM appearances have been revised and improved. For example, additional user feedback during long operations is provided, and other feedback messages are more responsive. Also, the file upload progress indicator now correctly appears within the upload page, rather than the pop-up window used in previous releases. Drag and Drop uploads are supported in FireFox 3.6, allowing users to drop files right from their desktop into the Rumpus file listing to upload. Finally, a new “Text Only” WFM appearance is now offered, improving accessibility for Rumpus servers.

Drop Ship & File Request Improvements

Numerous improvements to guest transfer services have been made, including:

  • The “Activity” window now includes “Drop Shipments” and “File Requests” lists, allowing administrators to view pending guest transfers, and delete them if needed.
  • A number of minor bugs related to drop shipping from FileWatch and the Rumpus control application have been corrected.
  • The Web-based drop ship interface has been improved, and the drop ship URL expiration is now displayed when a file is sent.
  • Senders can also now generate a drop ship URL without sending an e-mail, so that unique file access URLs can be easily created for any method of distribution.
  • Drop ship URLs can now be set to remain valid for longer periods of time, or to never expire at all, and file request expiration can now be specified by the server administrator.

Control Application Changes

The Rumpus control application has been reorganized to make initial setup and ongoing management easier, with important server settings easier to find. The new “Network Settings” window includes several configuration items previously found in confusing and illogical places in the interface. Other options, including “Address To Serve On” and router compatibility settings have been simplified.

Open Directory Integration

Rumpus’ Open Directory authentication function has been significantly updated. Directory services groups are now available, allowing different users to be granted different privileges and be assigned other unique settings in Rumpus. Also, user e-mail addresses are now pulled from the directory server, allowing users to take advantage of the Rumpus Drop Shipping and File Request functions.

Folder Triggers

Event Notices can now be executed based on activity in specific folders. For example, when a local users uploads a file into some other user’s content folder, Rumpus can now be set to send an e-mail to that person, or take other action.

Other New Features & Important Bug Fixes

  • The basic FTP service can now be disabled.
  • Field labels in the Rumpus control application are now more consistent for improved accessibility.
  • When performing a version update, WFM template updates are now applied to all domains.
  • Several bugs have been corrected to make remote administration more reliable.
  • An option to hide Web file uploads until the entire transfer is complete has been added.
Not all features above are available in our hosted Rumpus Web Folders service and have been disabled for security reasons. Please contact us with any questions regarding our hosted service. Thank you.