Changelog #029 - 2022-08-22

Tasha
Tasha Community Manager, Dailynista admin
edited November 2022 in Tech Updates 📢

Hello!

I'm here to tell you about the latest changes to Daily.

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daily-js 0.30.0

⚠ Notice: May require action

Dynamic updates to previous daily-js versions will end

Today, if you're using daily-js in call object mode, you may have noticed that certain bug fixes and updates are applied automatically to your client code, regardless of the version of daily-js you're using. Sometimes, these dynamic updates can introduce slight changes to the behavior of the API.

We’ve received feedback from developers who are looking for more stability and want more control over when these fixes and updates end up in their client implementations.

So, starting in an upcoming version of daily-js, bug fixes and updates will no longer be automatically applied to previous versions of daily-js, reducing unexpected changes for users of our library.

Going forward, if you’re using a numbered version of daily-js in call object mode, you will need to periodically update to the latest version in order to receive any of the latest fixes or improvements*.

If you're using daily-js to embed Daily Prebuilt, there's no change; you'll continue to get the latest embedded Daily Prebuilt experience (though you might choose to regularly update daily-js to take advantage of its latest API improvements*).

*Note: Daily commits to supporting previous daily-js versions released up to 6 months ago, so you'll want to at least update to stay within that support window.

Features

  • 🚀 Allow setting an idle timeout for streaming
  • When a user switches to another tab, some browsers throttle the CPU and cause their stream to pause. Idle timeout logic on our worker will stop livestreams or recordings automatically in this scenario, so we now allow users to override this behaviour and let streams run on for a configurable time before timing out as idle.
  • Control this behaviour by setting the new key minIdleTimeOut to a number of seconds in the DailyStreamingOptions object supplied to either the startRecording or startLivestreaming daily-js methods. For example:
startRecording({

 width: 1920,

 height: 1080,

 fps: 30,

 minIdleTimeOut: 5 * 60, // five minutes, the current default

});
  • 💻 Update streaming/recording APIs to allow specifying an instanceId. This lays the groundwork for supporting multiple active recording and/or livestream instances per call. [Coming soon]
  • 📷 Add new selected-devices-updated event which will fire when setOutputDeviceAsync is called, to allow applications to respond to output device changes.
  • 🐛 Bugfix: Allow joined_at to be undefined, and prevent it from being set before it has a reasonable value. (Fixes Github issue #191).

react-native-daily-js 0.28.0

  • 💪 Includes all of the above changes!