The 7.5.0 release for Lobby includes fixes for the Lobby Widget and has some speed increases for opening users and reports.
Widget Counter Change - Prior to this update, the Widget counter was an image. This image would re-download every time the 20-second refresh happened to show the updated user count. This would involve creating the image on the server and then downloading it. This worked fine up until Framework 6.0 when we removed frames from the Portal and now the update affected the entire page and not just the banner. We have changed this method to update a number instead of an image. This fixes one major issue:
- The size of the change check increased incrementally until the page was refreshed as each prior image was included in the viewstate sent to the portal to validate the page. The replacement of this with a numeric value reduces the size of this call and doesn't increase it as the page is remained on for periods of time.
Lobby Bug Fixes:
Fixed: Reports - Indexes have been added to Lobby to speed up various places. Reports have also been refactored to make them run noticeably faster on the report islands.
Fixed: Branch Display - When an admin is logged into the lobby widget, the display will now show the branch logged into like it does for non-admins.
Fixed: Refreshes - When logging in or out of the lobby widget, or when going away or coming back from away, the page will no longer refresh when these actions occur. Only the widget will refresh.
Fixed: Account # Field - The account # field had a limit of 25 characters previously. We have increased this limit to 100 characters and applied error checking to the field.