What's New In Rumpus 8.0

Rebuilt Web File Manager
The Rumpus Web File Manager (WFM) has been rebuilt from the ground up to be easier to use, more flexible, more efficient and include new features. Almost every element of the Web interface is now customizable right from within the Rumpus application, for example:
  • File and folder menus are now completely customizable, and the same menus are displayed in both standard and thumbnail directory listing views.
  • Setup wizards allow administrators to quickly define color pallets and basic options, and then individually fine tune the display of dozens of different elements.
  • Action buttons can be displayed in different styles, with more fine tuning controls, and in different positions within the interface.
  • Progress indicators have been simplified and improved, and can now be displayed for file downloads as well as uploads.
  • The data required to deliver Web interface pages is up to 50% less than in past versions, while being presented in a more modern, cleaner style.
  • For Drop Ship users, the new Web interface includes a drop ship history, allowing senders to view past shipments and easily copy/paste previous URLs for resending.
  • Users can now move files between folders, without transferring them to and from the server.
  • Video files can be displayed in a branded display interface which includes a “Download Now” option for permanent retrieval of the file.
SFTP Service
Rumpus now supports SFTP clients, in addition to HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS and WebDAV. User accounts and restrictions are applied just as they are in any other protocol. Just turn on SFTP service in Rumpus (a 10 second task) and your clients can use any standard SFTP client to transfer and manage files.
New Event Notices
New Event Notice types can save text or XML files when users upload files. Handy for use along with Upload Center forms, this makes it easy to prompt users for information about uploaded files and record meta-data about uploaded files.
Auto-Complete Form Fields
Administrators can now create lists, which can be used in form text fields as prompts for users during data entry. For example, you might create a list of all the e-mail addresses of people in your company, and assign it as an auto-complete list for an "e-mail" Upload Center field. Auto-complete lists can also be applied to File Request and Drop Ship mail fields, making it easier for local users to address messages sent by Rumpus.

What's New In Rumpus 7.2

Drag & Drop File Uploads
Files can now be uploaded simply by dragging them from desktop into the Rumpus Web interface. The new drag & drop upload function takes advantage of HTML5 (supported in current versions of Safari, Firefox and Chrome) to make transferring files via Rumpus faster and easier than ever before.
Expanded Drop Shipping and File Requests
Drop Shipping, introduced in recent releases of Rumpus, has proven very popular, so we’ve enhanced this new function even more. Files sent via Drop Shipping can now be password protected, multiple files can be sent at once (thanks to drag & drop upload selection of files), the file pickup interface can be easily customized, and file senders can have “picked up” notifications sent to anyone. File Requests have also been improved with the simplicity of drag & drop transfers and the ability to reuse file request URLs.
Improved Open Directory User Authentication
Open Directory support in Rumpus has been completely rewritten to be both more efficient and more reliable. Open Directory groups can now be used to control access and user privileges within Rumpus.
Instant Access Bookmarks
Similar to Drop Shipping and File Requests, it's now possible to generate a URL that instantly starts a full Rumpus session. For servers where data security isn't crucial, users can make a bookmark to your site that gives them instant access with a single click.
Full Web-Based Remote Server Management
Almost every option available to a Rumpus server administrator can now be controlled remotely via Web browser using the new “Server Setup” Web administration function. Web administration includes full monitoring and management of active user sessions, recently transferred files, and Drop Shipments and File Requests.
Other Updates
New Upload Center display options offer more customization options for creating end-user data entry forms.
The content wrapper display has been improved and can be optimized for different file types, allowing video files, images and other content to be shown within a customized interface.
The default “Modern” Web interface can now include a second, smaller logo for a more custom look to the server.
When the multi-file delete/download option is enabled, a button now allows users to select/deselect all files in a listing.
Various minor bugs have been corrected.

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 is available on the iTunes store.
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 that 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 user 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.

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