Webcrossing server upgrade – Developer Upgrades

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 | No Comments

Upgrade to Webcrossing’s Server-Side JavaScript

This new version of the Webcrossing server is sort of geeky. But if you do scripting with our native NoSQL object-oriented database (see http://elliptics.com/why-webcrossing-is-so-great-for-web-development/ for background) then you will appreciate this upgrade. Specifically, our StoredArray object has been upgraded to allow the kind of enumeration (for-in loops) you can do with Stored objects, even for integer indices. In practical terms, this means you can use RAM efficient very large StoredArrays for all sorts of development, and also handle sparse arrays more efficiently.

Well, I said it was sort of geeky. But if you use custom scripts, or use plugins or our Neighbors social network platform it is a worthwhile upgrade!

This upgrade also gives provides more server metrics to aid support staff when providing assistance.

The latest release version is now Webcrossing 6.4 source: 1691 2015-10-23.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.
If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your Webcrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

Here is a recap of other recent upgrades:

Version 1688 2015-07-09 was released in July 2015 and included an important search stability upgrade and a fix for secure access port listening.

Version 1682 2015-02-14 was released in February 2015 and prevented the “POODLE vulnerability” and upgraded all incoming and outgoing connections to require TLS (deprecating SSL v3). There was also a fix for persistent HTTP connections to missing pages (HTTP 404 errors) which were sometimes not released.

Version 1678 2014-12-02 was released in December 2014 and added a new Unified Email Digest feature (previous versions only could send digests from each folder separately).

Version 1675 2014-09-27 was released October 8, 2014 with enclosure reference count fixes.

Version 1673 2014-08-31 was released September 8, 2014 and fixed attachment deletion and cluster attachment propagation issues.

Version 1670 2014-04-25 was released May 7, 2014 and fixed an important stability issue which, under certain circumstances, could cause a Webcrossing server process to silently quit, leaving the site unresponsive, and also added a new feature to allow guest users to visit sites licensed for a limited number of users (a so-called “seat license”).

The latest release includes all those fixes and enhancements.