Classic Editor (rva.risevision.com) End-of-life

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    Ezequiel Conte

    Based on user feedback, we have decided to postpone the deprecation of Classic Editor. You may continue to use it until further notice. Thanks

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    Albert L

    Hi, what is the easiest way to migrate to the new editor?  Do I manually have to recreate my presentations?

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    Darius Aleksas

    Albert, not really. Unless there was something from the old editor that does not get support in the new editor, such like old gadgets. For the most, it is just getting used to the new user interface.

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    Robb Price

    Albert,

    No need to recreate the Presentation entirely, however, you do need to replace the deprecated content with supported content, which you can do easily in the classic editor (rva.risevision.com) by following these steps: https://help.risevision.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002373286-Update-content-from-a-Gadget-or-Item-to-a-Content-Widget

    I hope that helps!

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    Eric Cavanaugh

    How can you tell which items are deprecated?

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    Darius Aleksas

    Eric, not entirely sure, but I believe it is text scroller and anything that say ITEM instead of WIDGET.

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    David Podlaseck

    I have displays using both MAC and Windows (Intel Compute Stick) computers so I have presentations using both the old and the new editor.  My issue is going to be the displays that are using a MAC.  Currently using the RiseVision Chrome App to run those presentations as there is no separate MAC application to run presentations using the new Editor.

    Will there be a MAC app to run the presentations under the new editor ? I really like the ease of using Rise Vision, but I don't want to go to using 2 applications for the 2 different displays.

    I may have to drop Rise Vision altogether.  Some of these presentations on the MAC are for employee information and I can push them to their computers to display.  

    I don't even see the Rise player for Chrome anymore.  

    Thanks!

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    Kaden Christensen

    Hi David!

    Unfortunately, there is no Rise Player application specifically for MacOS. The current version of the Chrome App Rise Player is going to be replaced by an official version of Rise Player for ChromeOS sometime this summer, and it will only run on ChromeOS devices. With that in mind, there will no longer be a version of Rise Player that runs on MacOS. As of right now, Rise Player officially supports the following Operating Systems:

    • Windows 7 / 10 
    • Ubuntu 16.04 
    • Raspbian Jessie with Pixel

    I would recommend switching the MacOS devices over to a Media Player running one of our supported Operating Systems if you would like to continue using Rise Player.

    Thanks!

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    Zalman Kagan

    So old gadgets will no longer work in the new editor. How about continuing to use gadgets via the HTML source? Would that be supported? 

     

     

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    Colby Maughan

    Hello Zalman,

    Unfortunately that would be something we're not able to support. As Rise Player and the Rise Editor are updated, old gadgets will continue to become more and more obsolete. If any issues came up with them that would need developer intervention we'd be unable to assist, as our developers are now focused on the newer Widget system.

    If you need some tips or assistance with migrating old content to newer widgets, feel free to send a ticket in using our Help Center and we'll be glad to give you a hand. :)

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    Steve Shankman

    Hi,

    I've been putting this off, but it's close to the time where I will need to work out a solution for this. I have 17 panels active in two locations, and we've been doing great with the existing tools available. I am using Rise Vision Google Spreadsheet, which I need to use because it invokes external layout/stylesheets and data sources. On the new editor I am not sure if I have the capability to use these. And even if I could, the sudden cost impact would be very difficult. Can you please give me some thoughts on what my options might be?

    Thanks

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    Darius Aleksas

    I believe you can do all the same in the New Editor when it comes to G-Sheets, but do not quote me on that as I switched to the New Editor at the very beginning and already forgot what it looked like to work in the Old one. The only thing is that you gonna have to pay RV for that as the premium service at some point in the future.

    I looked at the other 'free' resources that would allow me to use G-Sheets, but there is no easy way. There are tools that actually work, but the customization is a complete B.

    This is what it would look like if you decided to go solo (and this is one of the better sources): https://blog.crunchprank.net/google-sheets-to-html-table/

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    Robb Price

    Hi Steve!

    Darius is correct, you can do the same thing in the Google Spreadsheet Widget that you could in the Google Spreadsheet Gadget. Personally, I find the Spreadsheet Widget heads and tails more reliable than the Gadget, but that is just my personal opinion.

    Another option would be to use the Google Sheets API, and build everything you need in HTML, and refer to that page in a Web Page, or in the HTML Widget. We have some info on how to use Google Sheets in our GitHub repo here that you may want to check out: https://github.com/Rise-Vision/rise-google-sheet-demo

    Let us know if that helps!

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    Steve Shankman

    I'm not sure which of these options are available to me without moving out of the free service. Are you saying I could use Google Sheets API on my free account?

    Thanks

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    Robb Price

    Steve,

    That's correct. Google's Sheet's API is available to anyone, so all you would need to do is build a webpage that utilizes data from a Google spreadsheet, and put that into a Presentation using the HTML Widget. All of those options are available for free users.

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    Steve Shankman

    Thanks Robb

    Would a good start be to get the HTML from the actual rendered page and use that? Or maybe the HTML from the old presentation editor? Do you know of any tutorial or example that I could start with?

    Thanks again

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    Robb Price

    I would start with going over the Google Sheets Demo that I had shared previously to learn how to get that information from the Spreadsheet into a HTML page. I think that will be the most beneficial thing to determine, and once you have that, you should be able to populate the HTML Widget with Google Sheets content in the new Editor.

    Thanks! 

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    Steve Shankman

    Ah, I was on the wrong track mentally -- I thought I would need to generate all the HTML. You're saying that I'll just be replacing the google spreadsheet widgets with html widgets that I create using the code you provided. I think I can get some help and make that work. Thanks

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    Robb Price

    Yup, exactly. The only difference is you would need to build the layout of how you want to show the Spreadsheet content, but that is just normal HTML styling, at least to my understanding it is :)

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    Steve Shankman

    I'm so pleased to hear that you've postponed the deprecation of the classic editor! Thank you for taking your users' feedback into consideration. Does this also mean that you're reinstating the ability to add certain widgets that you formerly said you were no longer allowing to be used in the classic editor?

    Thanks!

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    Shea Darlison

    Hi Steve, 

    We won't be reinstating the ability to add certain Widgets to Presentations in the Classic Editor. Just to clarify, we won't be making any updates or changes to the Classic Editor, we are focusing our development efforts on our new products.

    Let me know if you have any questions. 

    Thanks,
    Shea

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