Technology support changes
Please see Technology coverage changes in CAST AIP 8.3.x for more detailed discussion of this subject.
Installation and deployment
Upgrade - batch file changes
The upgrade batch files (see Automating the CAST AIP Upgrade process) has been modified as follows:
- a new option "<discoverers_to_enable>" is available in CASTUpgrade_Schemas.txt to enable specific discoverers on existing CAST Delivery Manager Tool packages (i.e. those that are being upgraded). In normal circumstances, no discoverer is enabled for existing CAST Delivery Manager Tool packages (to eliminate the impact to post-upgrade snapshot results), however in some circumstances, it is desirable to enable a particular discoverer. You can enable discoverers for the Web Files Discoverer and the DMT XML Scanner. See Automating the CAST AIP Upgrade process for more information.
- a new option "INSTALL_CUSTOM_UA_LEGACY" is available in CASTUpgrade_Steps.txt. It enables you to choose whether any custom legacy language packs that are present in <CAST_ALL_USERS_PATH>\configuration\languages where <CAST_ALL_USERS_PATH> is the value defined in the CastGlobalSettings.ini file (the default value is %PROGRAMDATA%\CAST\CAST\<version>) will be installed as part of the upgrade. Set to N (default) to ignore these legacy language packs, or Y to install them as part of the upgrade process.
CAST Management Studio
Discoverers to activate option
A new option has been added to the Add version dialog box called Discoverers to activate. This option is visible when you are adding a new Version based on an existing version. It allows you to specify the discoverers you would like to enable in the existing packages that will be copied into the new Version (in normal circumstances, newly installed discoverers are not enabled by default for existing packages (only for new packages)):
You can enter either any of the following (if you enter multiple discoverers, separate them with a comma):
Note that when the "HTML5 project" option is used, the feature is specifically targeted for CAST AIP upgrades when you are generating the post-upgrade consistency snapshot and need to enable specific discoverers in existing packages to maintain consistency.
An new parameter has been added to the AutomateDelivery option, called -discoverers. This allows you to specify the discoverers you would like to enable in the existing packages that will be copied into the new Version. You can select "HTML5 project" (Web Files Discoverer) and "XML scanner" (DMT XML Scanner). See Automating CAST Management Studio tasks for more information.
CAST Delivery Manager Tool
First Package Date
A new field is displayed at Version level to indicate the very first time the packaging action was run on the Version. If the Version has not yet been packaged, then nothing is displayed. This field will always show the very first date/time the package action was run on the Version - even if multiple package actions have been run: