5.0 - 5.7 Production Tool Release Notes Archive

Version 5.7

Released 9/1/2015


  • Added support for 5.7 MIB format.
  • Support for MIB level shared assets. Each vertical's 'shared_assets' folder is aggregated and propagated to the root folder of the MIB.
  • The exported metadata.zip is now updated with the 'shared_assets'.

Version 5.6

Released 7/7/2015


  • Added support for 5.6 MIB format.

Version 5.5

Released 6/2/2015


  • Added support for 5.5 MIB format

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the "Enable Progressive Download" checkbox would not be saved.

Version 5.4

Released 5/5/2015


  • 5.4 MIB Version added with an additional step to the packaging process to support progressive download. A metadata.zip file will be added to the MIB containing a copy of the following files:  issue.xml, each vertical's thumbnails, each vertical's vertical.xml, each vertical's vertical_text.xml and each asset file for eventual TOC or Overlay verticals.
  • Added a Progressive Download checkbox which is enabled by default when the MIB version is 5.40 or greater. Fore more information, see article "Reference: How Progressive Download Works."

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where an issue should no longer be selected and editable after being removed from via folder manager.

Version 5.3.0

Released: 3/9/2015


Version 5.2.1

Released: 11/4/2014


  • Includes support for iPhone 6/6+.
  • Adds a "New Issue..." menu item to the File menu.
  • Miscellaneous string updates.

Version 5.2

Released: 10/14/2014

Note: Due to signing with a new certificate, any Production Tool installation older than 5.0.1 will need to be removed before installing version 5.2.


  • 5.2 MIB version added.
  • Now provides support for preview images larger than 2x the format.
  • Signed with a new certificate that requires Production Tool versions older than 5.0.1 to be removed prior to installing 5.2.

Version 5.1.3

Released: 9/2/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • The Multi-Device drop-down menu is now disabled when no Issue folder is selected, preventing a crash.
  • Vertical previews no longer become invisible when moving them to the Preview Area for the first time.
  • Previews for Vertical spreads are now displaying correctly.
  • "Resize" and "Select All" functions have been added to the Multi-Device Export MIB Creation window.
  • A bug with Issue naming has been fixed when used with Multi-Device Export folders.
  • A bug has been fixed where loading an invalid image could cause a crash. An error message is now displayed instead.


  • The About menu window now matches the behavior of the Settings menu.

Version 5.1.2

Released: 7/1/2014


  • "Create MIB" button is now disabled if the Brand or Issue ID fields are invalid.
  • Minor UI adjustments for "Copy issue data" and "MDE create MIB" popups.


  • A minor string fix has been added to "create MIB from selection" pop-up.
  • Refreshing an Issue should now properly detect changes to and sort Overlay Verticals.
  • Vertical containers should now properly resize when zooming out in the Preview view.

Version 5.1.1

Released: 6/3/2014

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the "Select All" command.
  • Fixes an issue with the drag & drop behavior when moving different types of Verticals.
  • Minor UI fixes done to the "file name" popup.

Version 5.1

Released: 5/6/2014

  • Now supports version 5.1 MIBs.
  • Installer is run with the Mag+ Plugin installer.

Version 5.0.2

Released: 4/1/2014


  • Allows the creation of MIBs from selected Verticals.
  • Spreads are now displayed correctly in the Issue Preview view.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes a problem where the Production Tool could crash after an upload for external review.

Released: 3/6/2014

Bug fixes:

  • Fixes a minor cosmetic issue with Vertical type labels resizing unproportionally with the Vertical.
  • Fixes an issue where the Preferences window would get stuck behind the main window and not be able to be brought to the front.
  • You no longer need to uninstall the 4.x Production Tool before installing the new 5.x version.

Version 5.0.0

Released: 1/29/2014

Mag+ 5.0 is one the biggest releases we've had in more than a year, with upgrades to every component of the system.

As with all new versions, you can upgrade on your own schedule. You can use the new tools and still output a 4.X MIB until your app is updated.

Here's what's new in this release:

  • Completely new user interface.


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