WP CU-SeeMe 3.1.1 Fixes (was INFO - Why)

Don Castella (dcastell@interaccess.com)
Thu, 4 Jun 1998 11:02:59 -0500

The following is excerpted from an info message sent to White Pine users:

"NEW FEATURES and PROBLEMS FIXED in CU-SeeMe Version 3.1.1>

* A new H.263 video codec has been added for compatibility with
CU-SeeMe Version 3.1 for Mac OS.

* Installation settings now default to modem settings.

* Private Chat mode has been fixed so that when the recipient of
your private Chat leaves the conference, your private chat message
is no longer randomly sent to another conference participant.

* CU-SeeMe no longer stops sending video when you disconnect from
one conference server and connect to another.

* Multiple participants sending audio simultaneously with either
the Digitalk or Voxware audio codecs no longer causes CU-SeeMe to
stop sending audio.

* Users connected to a conference server via multicast can now see
the video of users connected via unicast.

* CU-SeeMe V3.1.1 corrects a problem where users with CU-SeeMe V2.1
could not see black and white video sent from CU-SeeMe V3.1 clients.

For additional information on new features and problems fixed from
previous versions of the product, please view the readme file at:"


It appears that the problem with multiple lines of chat spewing from WP ECU
clients still exists in Build 16.


Don Castella

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
[mailto:owner-CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu]On Behalf Of Jason Williams
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 1998 2:12 AM
To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
Subject: Re: INFO - Why

On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Rod Upfold wrote:
> I am using ver 1.....I have notice the last few days that I could be on
> for ten minutes and then I will see again what one person had said all
> over again. Last night I saw the same thing four times from the same
> person. It usually happens with one person.

I believe this is the issue Brian Godette talked about in reference to
another thread a few days ago.
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 03:33:47 -0600
From: Brian Godette <bgodette@idcomm.com>
To: CU-SEEME-L@cornell.edu
Subject: Re: Cornell 1.0 - answers&questions
>>It has no major bugs that I can find either. I did find a minor
>>that is the client can occasionally spew out about 5 or 10 lines of chat
>>from a previous reflector when you first enter a ref. It's happened once
>I suppose one could technically call that a bug, as what's happening is 1.0
>doesn't clear it's stored sent aux queue after disconnecting, so when you
>connect to another ref the chat you've sent in the last 60 seconds (this
>seems to be the lifetime for in most clients) is eligible for recovery. Far
>as I can tell this is the case with all the clients out there, just wasn't
>until Cornell 1.0 and WP 3.0 for that aux recovery worked from a 95/NT
>client when not connected to an ERef.

Of course, if the person is using a White Pine 3.1 version, this is
typically known as the "build 21" bug. The chat for one person can be
randomly spewed to you. I've seen it happen all the way up to I
believe. It often happens multiple times as well. My guess, judging from
Brian's post, is it's a problem with the aux recovery. I've booted a few
people from my reflector for it since it gets REALLY annoying seeing one
person spew about 20-30 lines of chat multiple times. I'm not sure fixes it as I have no clue where the Readme is for it or even if
it would state it as a problem that's fixed.

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