New In Qube! 7.0 Core / Supervisor / Worker
Qube 7.0 replaces the MySQL database of previous versions with a new PostgreSQL database.
Easier Metered Licensing
Qube! 7.0 allows Metered Licensing (ML) with just a valid, unexpired supe license. The previous minimum of one active Worker license is no longer required.
CentOS-7.5 added to the list of supported operating systems
Qube is now fully supported on CentOS-7.5 as of v7.0-1.
Perl Version Support on Windows
Qube! 7.0 support has been updated on Windows to support both legacy versions and the current version available at the time from ActiveState.
Current version: 5.26
Support for Perl v5.26 is built against the latest version of the Qube Perl API, and will contain any and all new features going forward
Legacy versions: 5.14 & 5.16
Unreal Sequencer Support
Unreal Sequencer renders can now be dispatched from within WranglerView and ArtistView.
KeyShot Renderer Support
Available only in ArtistView, Qube! adds a KeyShot commandline render script for batch rendering
New In ArtistView 7.0
New In WranglerView 7.0
Highlighted 7.0 Changes
There is no direct database access in Qube 7.0 onwards
Due to the upcoming "Secure View" features in Qube, direct database access is no longer supported for security reasons. All access will be via the Supervisor so that security policies can be applied.
Since database access is unavailable from any host except the supervisor, the following has been removed from WranglerView:
- Administration->Database Maintenance menus have been removed. Database maintenance functionality will initially be provided via cmdline utilities, we are investigating integrating this into a supervisor-only UI.
- The "memory usage" stats are no longer available. This was a statistic which was only available on linux workers and necessitated the installation of an additional data collector on all workers.
- The "Performance Charts" are no longer available. These are being moved to the online system metrics system available on our online portal, and will be available in an upcoming version of Qube 7.
- The "Banned Hosts" management tab is now unavailable. This was populated by a SQL query, conversion to an API query is in progress, and when this is complete this functionality will be restored.