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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Essentials 2.2!

This release of the Linchpin Essentials drops the support of IE 11 & Microsoft Edge Legacy and introduces exciting new features, improvements and, of course, takes care of some bugs.

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.




Linchpin Essentials isn't compatible with the Internet Explorer 11 nor Microsoft Edge Legacy anymore. For more information, visit https://seibert.biz/linchpin-ie11-support.

Now, let's go on with features and innovations.

Linchpin User Profiles: You can restrict the visibility of profile fields, now. Documentation: https://seibert.biz/restrict-profile-field-visibility

Also, we added an integration with MS Teams! You can start direct chats in MS Teams directly from within Linchpin profiles! Documentation: https://seibert.biz/lup-ms-teams

And finally, a change which brought Linchpin another step closer to accessibility: We improved the structuring of the dashboard so that screenreaders and similar tools have an easier job dealing with Linchpin.









Linchpin Theme


New feature

  • You can sort saved pages within the sidebar in alphabetical order, too, now.


Improvements

  • From now on, we use global CSS variables for styling.
  • We have improved the structure of the dashboard by dividing it into meaningful sections to make Linchpin more accessible and allow screenreaders and similar tools to work better with Linchpin.
  • We have slightly reduced JavaScript bundle sizes; reducing the amount of data your browser has to download.
  • We support browser caching of the menu now.
  • We implemented some performance improvements for space themes.


Bugfixes

  • Images in "Teaser" macros update automatically when corresponding attachments get updated now.
  • We fixed the positioning of the intranet title when viewing the terms of use.
  • When using personalized navigation menus, the menus won't disappear when a change is made to a profile.





Linchpin User Profiles


Change

  • We removed the Profile Completion Assistant. Since we introduced profile field validation directly within the profile's edit mode (meaning that a profile can't be saved if a required field is not filled in), the Profile Completion Assistant has become redundant.
    • If you still want a reminder of sorts, please use Linchpin Pings.


New features


Improvements

  • We improved the performance of OrgCharts.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin User Profiles.
  • Profile field validation is done directly within the profile's edit mode now. If a required field is left blank, the profile can't be saved.
  • We introduced a default state to the (Single) Select profile field type.
  • We introduced usability improvements to profile editing.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed issues with the LDAP sync and the sync report.
  • We fixed a bug regarding the incorrect display of special characters in text input profile fields.
  • Linchpin User Profiles correctly validates page size of separate LDAP instances now.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented filtering within the "Custom User Search" macro to work correctly when a profile field of type "user select" was used as a filter.
  • We fixed some styling issues within the network tab of profiles.



Essentials


Change

  • As of Linchpin Essentials 2.2, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy are no longer supported. For more information, visit https://seibert.biz/linchpin-ie11-support.
    • This change is true for the Linchpin Suite and all its child apps.








Complete changelog

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


New features

  • You can sort saved pages within the sidebar in alphabetical order, too, now.
  • You can now restrict the visibility of profile fields to certain user groups. Documentation: https://seibert.biz/restrict-profile-field-visibility
  • We added a compatibility with MS Teams for our Instant Messanger profile field type. Now, you can start a direct chat or direct video chat with someone in MS Teams directly from their Linchpin profile. Documentation: https://seibert.biz/lup-ms-teams

Changes

  • As of Linchpin Essentials 2.2, Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy are no longer supported. For more information, visit https://seibert.biz/linchpin-ie11-support.
    • This change is true for the Linchpin Suite and all its child apps.
  • We removed the Profile Completion Assistant. Since we introduced profile field validation directly within the profile's edit mode (meaning that a profile can't be saved if a required field is not filled in), the Profile Completion Assistant has become redundant.
    • If you still want a reminder of sorts, please use Linchpin Pings.
  • 2.2.3 Linchpin Essentials is compatible with Confluence 7.17 now.


Improvements

  • From now on, we use global CSS variables for styling.
  • We have improved the structure of the dashboard by dividing it into meaningful sections to make Linchpin more accessible and allow screenreaders and similar tools to work better with Linchpin.
  • We have slightly reduced JavaScript bundle sizes; reducing the amount of data your browser has to download.
  • We support browser caching of the menu now.
  • We implemented some performance improvements for space themes.
  • We improved the performance of OrgCharts.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin User Profiles.
  • Profile field validation is done directly within the profile's edit mode now. If a required field is left blank, the profile can't be saved.
  • We introduced a default state to the (Single) Select profile field type.
  • We introduced usability improvements to profile editing.


Bugfixes

  • Images in "Teaser" macros update automatically when corresponding attachments get updated now.
  • We fixed the positioning of the intranet title when viewing the terms of use.
  • When using personalized navigation menus, the menus won't disappear when a change is made to a profile.
  • We fixed issues with the LDAP sync and the sync report.
  • We fixed a bug regarding the incorrect display of special characters in text input profile fields.
  • Linchpin User Profiles correctly validates page size of separate LDAP instances now.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented filtering within the "Custom User Search" macro to work correctly when a profile field of type "user select" was used as a filter.
  • We fixed some styling issues within the network tab of profiles.
  • 2.2.1 We fixed a bug that prevented users from using custom CSS within Linchpin Theme.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed a bug related to the use of special characters within the filter dropdown of the 'Custom user search' macro.
  • 2.2.2 We corrected the handling of hidden fields when editing profiles.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed an error related to an unknown container within the profile.
  • 2.2.2 We prevent white space in 'Customized User List' macro when showing cascading fields now.
  • 2.2.2 Finally, we were able to fix a styling issue with the 'viewfollowing' action.
  • 2.2.2 The index load of an XML sync should be reduced now.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed a bug related to loading data within a phone profile filed when using LDAP while writing back into LDAP was disabled.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed the handling of URL parameters in the "Teaser" macro.
  • 2.2.2 The menu background hover color can be set to transparent now.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed the overlay UI in the "Livesearch" macro.
  • 2.2.2 We fixed a UI bug that occurred when you set the menu opacity to 100 percent.
  • 2.2.3 When changing your language/locale via the profile editor, personalized content (like the menu) will adapt to those changes again.
  • 2.2.3 We fixed the display of link texts within the "Content responsibility" macro when a dynamic parameters.
  • 2.2.4 We fixed a potential XSS vulnerability in Custom Landing Spaces
  • 2.2.4 Custom CSS now applies to edit mode again
  • 2.2.4 The position of the "Create" button has been fixed for non-admin users
  • 2.2.4 We added CDN (content delivery network) support for Confluence Data Center in the Theme
  • 2.2.4 Performance improvements for Theme
  • 2.2.4 We fixed an issue with profile fields that are view restricted. Under certain circumstances it could happen that they were deleted by the LDAP sync.
  • 2.2.4 We fixed a broken profile view on mobile devices for users with special characters in their usernames.




Linchpin Essentials 2.2.1

Version 2.2.1 of Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.

We found a bug in version 2.2 and took it offline to release Linchpin Essentials 2.2.1 as a hotfix.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug that prevented users from using custom CSS within Linchpin Theme.




Linchpin Essentials 2.2.2

Version 2.2.2 of Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.

  • We fixed a bug related to the use of special characters within the filter dropdown of the 'Custom user search' macro.
  • We corrected the handling of hidden fields when editing profiles.
  • We fixed an error related to an unknown container within the profile.
  • We prevent white space in 'Customized User List' macro when showing cascading fields now.
  • Finally, we were able to fix a styling issue with the 'viewfollowing' action.
  • The index load of an XML sync should be reduced now.
  • We fixed a bug related to loading data within a phone profile filed when using LDAP while writing back into LDAP was disabled.
  • We fixed the handling of URL parameters in the "Teaser" macro.
  • The menu background hover color can be set to transparent now.
  • We fixed the overlay UI in the "Livesearch" macro.
  • We fixed a UI bug that occurred when you set the menu opacity to 100 percent.




Linchpin Essentials 2.2.3

Version 2.2.3 of Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.


Changes

  • Linchpin Essentials is compatible with Confluence 7.17 now.

Bugfixes

  • When changing your language/locale via the profile editor, personalized content (like the menu) will adapt to those changes again.
  • We fixed the display of link texts within the "Content responsibility" macro when a dynamic parameters.




Linchpin Essentials 2.2.4

Version 2.2.4 of Linchpin Essentials is a patch release.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed a potential XSS vulnerability in Custom Landing Spaces
  • Custom CSS now applies to edit mode again
  • The position of the "Create" button has been fixed for non-admin users
  • We added CDN (content delivery network) support for Confluence Data Center in the Theme
  • Performance improvements for Theme
  • We fixed an issue with profile fields that are view restricted. Under certain circumstances it could happen that they were deleted by the LDAP sync.
  • We fixed a broken profile view on mobile devices for users with special characters in their usernames.


This page was last edited on 05/03/2022.