Synology released Cloud Station 3.2-3479 for DSM 5.2. I installed the update on my DS1815+ without any problems. It automatically and silently updated the client software running on my Macs. (I don’t have any Windows machines currently running Cloud Station but it should automatically update those too.)
Documented fixes include:
- Fixed an issue that might caused high CPU usage using QuickConnect connection.
- Fixed an issue where proxy setting cannot be enabled.
- Fixed an issue where an expired certificate might cause verification failure.
- Fixed an issue where certain domain users cannot be properly enabled.
- Fixed an issue that might cause high CPU usage on Mac computers after rebooting.
- Fixed an issue where shared folder list cannot be displayed in certain QuickConnect connection.
- Fixed an issue where admin users cannot restore and download historic versions without Cloud Station privilege.
- Fixed an issue to support directories with brackets.
I have never encountered any of the problems so I can’t say whether or not they are actually fixed.
Apple released OS X 10.9.3 today.
- Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
- Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
- Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec
- Resolves an issue that prevented Font Book from installing PostScript Type 1 fonts
- Improves reliability of copying, editing and inspecting permissions of files on an SMB file server
- Improves reliability of network home directories
- Improves stability when installing configuration profiles
- Improves login speed for users in Active Directory groups
- Includes Safari 7.0.3
No info on the security content yet.
I updated my Mac Mini without any immediate issues. I’m waiting a day or two before updating my MacBook.
Synology released an update to DSM 4.2 back on April 18th which I got around to installing this weekend. Overall it is a pretty minor update but only took about 10 minutes oer NAS to install From the release notes:
- Fixed an issue where users could not connect to the DiskStation via FTP over SSL.
- Fixed an issue which kept the DiskStation from connecting to SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) UPS devices.
- Fixed an issue where domain users could not obtain an emergency code for 2-step verification.
- Improved the compatibility of file sharing via SMB/CIFS with Mac computers.
- Improved the stability of generating Disk Usage Reports.
- Improved the stability of iSCSI LUN.
- Improved the compatibility when backing up data between different versions of DSM.
- Improved stability when syncing files between two DiskStations with Shared Folder Sync.
- Improved the stability when backing up data to another DiskStation with Time Backup.
- Other issue fixes and enhancements.
Items 4, 6 and 8 could potentially help me in these areas although I never really had any problems so far. I had some Mac sharing problems but they want away and I figured it was a network or transient issue. I do sometimes get errors with shared folder sync but when I’ve bothered to track them down they all be files changed or deleted during the sync, The next sync has always worked just fine.
Audio Station, Cloud Station , Photo Station and Video Station packages also received minor updates. My CloudStation clients were automatically updated once the package on the Synology NAS was upgraded, which was nice.
The upgrades keep right on coming for The OS Quest website. WordPress 3.2 was released today and I jump right in and updated this site. At this point there’s been so many changes I won’t know where to start if something stops working. The stated focus of this update was to streamline speed-up WordPress. Check out the previous link to see all the changes.Or view the Trac database to see all 402 closed tickets.
Some key changes are:
- Dropped support for PHP 4. PHP 5.2.4 is now the minimum requirement.
- Support for IE 6 was dropped (I hope no one regrets this change).
- Dropped support for MySQL 4. MySQL 5.0.15 or greater is required.
I upgraded all my sites through SVN but was notified and prompted to upgrade through the dashboard. It was necessary to upgrade the database once the files were upgraded. The database upgrade prompt came at the first site access after the upgrade so be sure the visit the admin dashboard after upgrading. The SVN upgrade command is:
svn sw http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.2/ .
The above command assumes it’s executed from the WordPress installation directory.
Apple started releasing iOS4 today so I went ahead and updated my iPod Touch, which is the third gen 64GB model.
Since getting my iPad I use the Touch mostly as a music player so I haven’t really given the new OS a workout.
A “check for update” on my iPad doesn’t show iOS4 as available for it yet. Just as well. Since the iPad is more of a daily user for me I’ll hold off and wait for reports on the experiences of others.