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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Essentials 2.0!

The Linchpin Essentials 2.0 release contains several new features for Linchpin. Of course, we always try to improve our apps, so you can count on some patches, bugfixes and overall feature improvements.

We prepared a short summary of the most important changes, so you can keep track of them. If you want more info about a specific function, use the navigation to jump to this function's release notes.




First of all - Linchpin Essentials is compatible with Confluence 7.12 now.

Linchpin Theme allows you to filter menu items by space categories, too, now. Furthermore we solved an issue which would change the sorting of landing spaces when a system is restarted.

We added a new profile field type to Linchpin User Profiles - the "date input" field which now can include or exclude the year! This field's data can also be used in filters, now.

Furthermore, we improved the structural charts - you can map users to nodes based on text input profile fields now, too. And since we're already at it: Another great news is that this release of Linchpin Essentials & Linchpin User Profiles introduce a brand-new macro - the "Structural Chart" macro! 

We also introduce measurements of anonymous app usage in this release. For more detailed information, please follow this link.










Collapsible Admin Menu


Improvements

  • We ensured compatibility with Confluence 7.12.



Linchpin Theme

Space categories can be used as filters for menu items, now. Furthermore, we resolved a bug which would mess up the order of landing spaces.


Improvements

  • The filtering of menu items has been extended by space categories.
  • Linchpin Theme is now compatible with Confluence 7.12


Bugfixes

  • We changed the sorting of landing spaces in the database query to prevent reordering of said landing spaces on system restart.





Linchpin User Profiles

The user profiles received an upgrade for the "date input" field - the data can be used for filtering/personalization now. Also, it's possible to leave out the year now. Furthermore, the "Structure Chart" is available as a macro now, too.


New features

  • We added a new field type for dates - with or without year. Use it for birthdays or anniversaries! 
    More info: https://seibert.biz/userprofilesdatefield
  • People directory: The tile layout shows the profile header sub-line for each user now. And the new table layout is completely configurable.
  • Use the new "Structural Chart" macro to display any part of your company's structure (for example: all departments and their members).


Improvements

  • We improved the performance of the people directory and org/structure charts.
  • In the profile editor, we show where field content is coming from now.
  • You can use text input fields to map users to structural chart nodes now.
  • We are happy to announce compatibility with Confluence 7.12.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed issues in the user data update for select fields.
  • The avatar image is updated reliably after uploading a profile image in Confluence 7.11 and above now.



App Usage

Similar to the Linchpin Intranet Suite, we introduce app usage metrics to Linchpin Essentials. You can read more about it here: http://seibert.biz/linchpinappusage.


New feature

  • We added measurement of anonymous usage information of Linchpin Essentials (see detailed information on this page).








Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all of the changes that we've implemented in our Linchpin Essentials release.


Security

  • 2.0.2 We fixed a potential vulnerability which would have allowed unauthorized users to potentially modify the sidebar configuration.
    More info: https://seibert.biz/20210901cveltpbac
  • 2.0.2 We fixed an XSS vulnerability which potentially allowed unauhtorized users to execute code within the space directory.
    More info: https://seibert.biz/20210901cveltpxss
  • 2.0.2 We fixed a CSRF vulnerability which potentially allowed to modify the theme configuration and the menu settings by luring an admin to a modified URL.
    More info: https://seibert.biz/20210901cveltpcsrf


New features

  • We added a new field type for dates - with or without year. Use it for birthdays or anniversaries! 
    More info: https://seibert.biz/userprofilesdatefield
  • People directory: The tile layout shows the profile header sub-line for each user now. And the new table layout is completely configurable.
  • Use the new "Structural Chart" macro to display any part of your company's structure (for example: all departments and their members).
  • We added measurements of anonymous usage information of Linchpin Essentials (see detailed information on this page).
  • 2.0.1 We introduced new icons for apps, child apps and macros in our new Linchpin branding!


Improvements

  • We ensured compatibility with Confluence 7.12.
  • The filtering of menu items has been extended by space categories.
  • We improved the performance of the people directory and org/structure charts.
  • In the profile editor, we show where field content is coming from now.
  • You can use text input fields to map users to structural chart nodes now.
  • 2.0.1  We increased the maximum number of configurable Linchpin Teaser colors from 10 to 15.


Bugfixes

  • We changed the sorting of landing spaces in the database query to prevent reordering of said landing spaces on system restart.
  • We fixed issues in the user data update for select fields.
  • The avatar image is updated reliably after uploading a profile image in Confluence 7.11 and above now.
  • 2.0.1  When using Confluence 7.12, you can use the "X" button to close diagram related macro overlays again.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a sorting issue within the "Custom User List" macro.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a bug which let an LDAP sync crash.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a display issue which showed empty text input fields with links.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a wording issue in an error message related to the people directory.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a bug which prevented profile fields from being rendered as clickable within the profile header.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed an error which occurred within the theme configuration when no site logo was set.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a rare issue which prevented users from saving the theme configuration when a corrupted image was used as a logo.
  • 2.0.1  We fixed a small optical error which appeared to non-admin menu editors when configuring the navigation menu.







Linchpin Essentials 2.0.1

Release 2.0.1 of Linchpin Essentials is a patch release. 

We introduce a brand new branding for Linchpin. Now that we changed the logo, we felt that our app and macro icons deserved a fresh new start, too! We also resolved some bugs and increased the maximum number of configurable Linchpin Teaser colors.


New features

  • We introduced new icons for apps, child apps and macros in our new Linchpin branding!

Improvements

  • We increased the maximum number of configurable Linchpin Teaser colors from 10 to 15.

Bugfixes

  • When using Confluence 7.12, you can use the "X" button to close diagram related macro overlays again.
  • We fixed a sorting issue within the "Custom User List" macro.
  • We fixed a bug which let an LDAP sync crash.
  • We fixed a display issue which showed empty text input fields with links.
  • We fixed a wording issue in an error message related to the people directory.
  • We fixed a bug which prevented profile fields from being rendered as clickable within the profile header.
  • We fixed an error which occurred within the theme configuration when no site logo was set.
  • We fixed a rare issue which prevented users from saving the theme configuration when a corrupted image was used as a logo.
  • We fixed a small optical error which appeared to non-admin menu editors when configuring the navigation menu.




Linchpin Essentials 2.0.2

Release 2.0.2 of Linchpin Essentials is a security patch release. 


Security


This page was last edited on 09/02/2021.