As a further feedback on clients not updating layouts with Datasets:
I have created a 1.8.0 CMS, and connected a Windows Client to it.
I set up a layout on the CMS with 3 fields. One field for each of the 3 computer areas in my centre. (Area 1…Area 3)
The Layout is scheduled to display for the whole day (08:00-16:00)
The top region displays the text “Current Bookings” with No Effect and the time displayed right next to it…It displays for 30 seconds.
Below that are the 3 regions. Each is a ticker (Marquee Left on speed 6, Duration 30 seconds) running one of 3 datasets.
Each dataset has 4 fields “examstart, examend, subject, group”.
The “examstart” and “examend” have the starting and ending time in the following format: YYYY-DD-MM HH:mm:ss (eg 2017-04-10 09:30:00)
The ticker is set up to display [subject|5] - [group|6] (IOW the Subject and then the Group seperated by a dash - “Cardiology Exam - MBChB IV”)
The filter is set to “Advanced Filter Clause” and set to “NOW() > examstart AND NOW() < examend” - which is I presume the SQL statement to display between the examstart and examend data?
Under Advanced in the Ticker settings, the Update Interval is set to 5 minutes, and an optional message is set to display when there is no data. This is merely the text “OPEN”.
Below the 3 areas is another region that runs a textbox with a left marquee with some “news” items, but this is pure text and not an RSS feed.
The client displays the INITIAL data correctly but does not update after the first initial connection. Only a reboot of the client would force the update if any, but rebooting a Windows client 10-15 times a day after every hour is not acceptable.
Even rebooting the client machine sometimes doesn’t update the layout correctly, which I put down to the client reading its local store in Documents, and tried to empty the “Xibo Library” with “some” success…
This problem manitested itself with the 1.7.+ CMS and you did give me a few suggestions which I implemented with no results. I thought the 1.8.0 would address this problem, and I am still looking for the XMR option.