Got a new version of Willow out today, we are currently at v2.4 now and there are some good changes in this one. A couple of the new features are user requests, so just letting you know, we listen! Features requested will likely make it into the product if it’s technically possible to do. This version’s feature and bug list are:
Added ability to force shutdown an application
This has been something that has been on the request list for a while. Mainly people wanted a “restart” button. Essentially though, if you shutdown and application, it’ll start back up when somebody connects. No reason to force a start on it.
Added ability to force shutdown of the Wowza service
We have added in the ability to quickly shut down Wowza from Willow in the case that you can’t get to the server right away through another means. You may have found Wowza has been compromised or is compromising the rest of your system. We don’t expect this to get a lot of usage but it’s there if you need it now.
Add cumulative stats for multiserver monitor area
This was a recent request that was a great idea. We have added in the ability to see cumulative stats if you are connected to more than one server at a time in the multi-server monitoring area of Willow. Here you can see both connections and bandwidth stats for all servers connected to.
Fixed minor layout issues
There were a few layout issues that were causing issues for smaller screens. We’ve adjusted and it looks better.
Moved “Force Garbage Collection” button in dashboard
This was one of those items that didn’t fit on smaller screens. We’ve moved it next to the hard drive space indicator to make the UI a bit more compact.
Fixed bug in test connectivity area for the applications list
There was a bug in the list that shows the available applications to connect to for connectivity tests. All fixed now.
Fixed stream type for live or vod in streams lists
This was a user reported bug that we got on and fixed. It used to be that live streams that were being played were being shown as VOD. Also in the case of a live repeater edge playing a live stream, it also showed as VOD when it wasn’t. This has been resolved.
So, as you can see, things are coming along. We still have a pile of features to get in and they’re getting in there between the busy schedule of project after project coming in. As always, the wide range of work that we have here allows for all kinds of tutorial material that I’m hoping to get out very soon. Technology is always evolving, and that’s what makes it fun and interesting for me.
Anyways, thanks for checking out the updates here and if you have purchased Willow then thank you again! We’ll continue working hard to make a better and better product that allows you to be a faster and more efficient developer and allow for better monitoring and stats of Wowza for both dev and production.