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Linchpin – your fully personalized central collaboration hub

Linchpin provides you with a centralized information and collaboration platform, with an open and transparent teamwork environment. Linchpin connects employees, no matter their time or location. Everyone has a personalized user-experience tailored only to them.


Summary & Highlights

It's true - Linchpin Intranet Suite 2.0 has finally arrived!

We worked hard on this feature release to improve the user experience and optimize our plugins. Bugfixes, new features and a lot of improvements await you with Linchpin Intranet Suite 2.0!

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, the Linchpin Intranet Suite is now fully compatible with Confluence 7. Now you don't have to fear for your Linchpin Intranet Suite anymore when you update to the newest version of Confluence.

Secondly, the Microblog received a brand new editor! For security reasons, we decided to not longer use a Confluence-based editor. So we created our own! And it's working great. The new editor greatly improves the user experience. No more jumping to the top of a page when you reply to a Micropost. Stay wherever you were when you typed in your reply. The new editor is also more intuitive. Only the functions you really need to create a Micropost are being shown. This improves the ease with which you can communicate via the Microblog and also greatly reduces the loading time of the Microblog! The new upload window allows you to quickly upload and delete attachments and images while still in workflow. Also, deleting an image will also remove it from the space/topic. No more left over images!

Furthermore, we improved the heart of the Linchpin Intranet Suite: the personalization. We are proud of how much Linchpin can be personalized. Because of this, we decided to put even more work into it. Not only did we improve the design of news tiles (they are being displayed in a new and modern full-image design), we also created News Magazines! News Magazines allows you to create personalized and flexible magazines from thematically related news from all over your Confluence. 
And with Linchpin Personalized Content comes a brand new app to improve personalization even more! This new addition allows you to completely personalize pages and dashboards for your users. Create content groups which will be shown different content and add content to pages and dashboards based on user profiles!

And last but not least, Linchpin Mobile received a big update. Linchpin Mobile now offers a lot more possibilities for branding! You are no longer limited to a single "About us" page. With Linchpin Mobile 3.0 you can now create as many public branded pages as you wish! The public stream contains all of the pages you wish to display to all users - even users not logged into your Confluence. It's a great way to present your company, present your products or list some job offerings and reviews. An ideal solution to create more interest in your company.






Overall improvements

  • Confluence 7 ready: This version of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is fully compatible with Confluence 7.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Confluence 7.2 ready

Overall bugfixes

  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed a potential deadlock in the Confluence Plugin State Map leading to stalled updates in rare cases

  • VERSION 2.0.3 Fixed a compatibility issue between Linchpin Translations and Confluence 7.x


Important

When you update from a version before 2.0.1, you might be affected by an issue, that could cause the installation or the update of the Linchpin Intranet Suite to hang. Please follow the steps described in our knowledge base, prior to updating.





Linchpin Personalized Content

The Linchpin Suite has received another addition: Our Linchpin Personalized Content app! It allows you to completely personalize pages or dashboards for your users.

New Features

  • Add personalized content to a page or dashboard based on a user's profile
  • Works with any kind of content a Confluence page can possibly have



User Profiles & Terms of Use

We made some stability improvements for the User Profiles and Terms of Use apps.

Bugfixes

  • The Content Responsibility macro now works correctly when Confluence's collaborative editing feature is turned on.
  • We fixed a display error that occurred in combination with the Linchpin Sidebar.
  • We fixed a problem with PostgreSQL and migration tasks.
  • VERSION 2.0.3 We fixed a problem with Oracle databases when configuring Terms of Use.



Navigation & Theming

The integration of the navigation into the theme was improved in this release, which makes the settings a lot easier and allows to enable or disable the navigation menu in the space themes. In addition a lot of smaller issues were addressed.

New Features

  • Highlight active item: Highlight the active menu item using CSS.
  • Easy enablement for menu: Now you can easily control if and in which cases the menu bar should be shown (also for space schemes).
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Compatibility with Confluence 7.1

Improvements

  • The Linchpin Suite used to replace the logo of the instance. Now, we only replace the logo if no other logo is configured.
  • We improved several margins. Your content now has more horizontal space and header/footer elements have better alignment.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed the custom welcome message showing up at the wrong spot, while Terms of Use was active.
  • Made avatars show up in the info overlays of the space directory when confluence has a context path.
  • Fixes a styling issue with the create button when a user has no create page permission for the current space.
  • When searching for spaces in the space directory, archived spaces that match the search criteria will now be found.
  • Footer links with special characters in their title no longer have the potential to corrupt the configuration.
  • Icons from the right sidebar won't show up anymore when printing pages.
  • When you are mentioned on a page, this mention now will have the correct color.
  • Logo images should not be cut off anymore on the login screen.
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed navigation icons in Linchpin Teaser macrobrowser
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed several coloring issues, e.g. color inheritance in autocompletes, progress bars, menus and dialogs, based on the Linchpin Theme color configuration
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed tile layout on dashboards in combination with Linchpin Personalized Content
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Sometimes popups were positioned way off, for example when mentioning someone. This has been corrected.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 We clarified which custom landing space entry will apply to a user.


News

The News now include the new News Magazines, to create magazines dedicated to certain topics, that are visually appealing. To make this possible the news tiles come with a new layout and scrolling of news was made easier.

New Features

  • News Magazines: Aggregate thematically related news from all over your Confluence to create dedicated news magazines, flexible and visually attractive. Please reindex your system for all changes to take full effect!
  • New scroll navigation: Thanks to a new scroll navigation for the news feed macros, these macros won't get longer and longer anymore when browsing through previous news, so layouts with news feed macros won't break.
  • New design for news tiles: Refresh the look of your Linchpin and display news tiles in Cover Stories and the News Hub in a new and modern full-image design.

Improvements

  • Configuration changes concerning news sections, news categories, magazines and the news portal are documented using the Confluence audit log.

Bugfixes

  • Fixes a bug that prevented proper use of news magazines for users with Internet Explorer 11 and Confluence lower than 6.7.
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed the compact layout of corporate news feed and personal news feed
  • VERSION 2.0.2 When changing news design variations, you no longer need to clear a static content webserver cache.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 When using the "full-image" design variation, the server load should return to normal levels now.
  • VERSION 2.0.3 We have fixed an optical issue concerning the Cover Stories macro in combination with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.


Microblogging

The Microblog now comes with an all new editor. The overall performance and user experience was improved and you can reply to posts inline, without jumping to the top like before.

Improvements

  • New editor: The Microblog has received an all new editor, which improves the overall user experience.

Bugfixes


Events

We took care of some compatibility issues in Linchpin Events and addressed a behavior from an old version, that is no longer desired.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed multiple issues with displaying Events in Linchpin Touch.

  • Fixed an issue with tabs in an event's detail view when running Confluence 7.
  • Fixed an issue with events being deleted when permanently deleting Confluence pages that the event was linked to.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Fixed an issue with file uploads to Confluence pages failing on rare occasions.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Addressed compatibility issue between Events and Code Block macro.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Event macros no longer disappear in blog posts.
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Fixed an issue with Oracle databases that prevented displaying any events in the system.


Apps

The Launchpad received some Bugfixes to work well with Confluence 7.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed issues with profile filters in Confluence 7
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed a Launchpad caching issue to enhance Data Center compatibility
  • VERSION 2.0.2 Also, we fixed some visual issues.


Mobile App

Branding your Linchpin Mobile App is easier than ever.

New Features

Improvements

  • Optimized file size of images posted to the microblog in order to prevent timeouts during upload.
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Gateway connection test can now be run even when there is already a gateway connection established
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Gateway connection test now also checks internal requests

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with some news content not being rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with the header bar disappearing when attaching an image to a microblog post when running iOS 13 on iPhone X or later.
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed app crashes when trying to follow some Confluence short links
  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed an issue that prevented mobile devices from connecting to a Confluence instance when there were multiple proxys defined in the X-Forwarded-Host (XFH) header 


Onboarding & Assistant

The Assistant received some care to pair better with Internet Explorer.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper use of Linchpin Assistant with Internet Explorer 11.



Touch

We touched up some issue with macro integration.

Bugfixes

  • Better support for some custom macros on Linchpin Touch

Security

  • VERSION 2.0.1 Fixed an XSS vulnerability in the handling of Content Overlay titles
  • VERSION 2.0.3 Linchpin Touch configurations can now be saved under Confluence 7.x






Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all of the changes that we've implemented in our Linchpin Intranet Suite release - But be aware: It's a lot - don't get lost in this looooooong list! (wink)

Here we go...

New Features

  • Add personalized content to a page or dashboard based on a user's profile
  • Works with any kind of content a Confluence page can possibly have
  • Highlight active item: Highlight the active menu item using CSS.
  • Easy enablement for menu: Now you can easily control if and in which cases the menu bar should be shown (also for space schemes).
  • News Magazines: Aggregate thematically related news from all over your Confluence to create dedicated news magazines, flexible and visually attractive. Please reindex your system for all changes to take full effect!
  • New scroll navigation: Thanks to a new scroll navigation for the news feed macros, these macros won't get longer and longer anymore when browsing through previous news, so layouts with news feed macros won't break.
  • New design for news tiles: Refresh the look of your Linchpin and display news tiles in Cover Stories and the News Hub in a new and modern full-image design.
  • Reworked public app section for branded apps: Get more information on how to make use of this feature for your company's branded app over at https://seibert.biz/linchpinmobilepublicstream. You can find the updated terms of use for branded apps at https://seibert.biz/linchpinmobilebrandingtos.

Improvements

  • Confluence 7 ready: This version of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is fully compatible with Confluence 7.
  • Configuration changes concerning news sections, news categories, magazines and the news portal are documented using the Confluence audit log.
  • New editor: The Microblog has received an all new editor, which improves the overall user experience.
  • Optimized file size of images posted to the microblog in order to prevent timeouts during upload.

Bugfixes

  • The Content Responsibility macro now works correctly when Confluence's collaborative editing feature is turned on.
  • We fixed a display error that occurred in combination with the Linchpin Sidebar.
  • We fixed a problem with PostgreSQL and migration tasks.
  • Fixed the custom welcome message showing up at the wrong spot, while Terms of Use was active.
  • Made avatars show up in the info overlays of the space directory when confluence has a context path.
  • The Linchpin Suite used to replace the logo of the instance. Now, we only replace the logo if no other logo is configured.
  • Fixes a styling issue with the create button when a user has no create page permission for the current space.
  • When searching for spaces in the space directory, archived spaces that match the search criteria will now be found.
  • Footer links with special characters in their title have no longer the potential to corrupt the configuration.
  • We improved several margins. Your content now has more horizontal space and header/footer elements have better alignment.
  • Icons from the right sidebar won't show up anymore when printing pages.
  • When you are mentioned on a page, this mention now will have the correct color.
  • Logo images should not be cut off anymore on the login screen.
  • Fixes a bug that prevented proper use of news magazines for users with Internet Explorer 11 and Confluence lower than 6.7.
  • Fixed multiple issues with displaying Events in Linchpin Touch.

  • Fixed an issue with tabs in an event's detail view when running Confluence 7.
  • Fixed an issue with events being deleted when permanently deleting Confluence pages that the event was linked to.
  • We fixed issues with profile filters in Confluence 7
  • Fixed an issue with some news content not being rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with the header bar disappearing when attaching an image to a microblog post when running iOS 13 on iPhone X or later.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper use of Linchpin Assistant with Internet Explorer 11.
  • Better support for some custom macros on Linchpin Touch

Suite 2.0.1

Important

When you update from a version before 2.0.1, you might be affected by an issue, that could cause the installation or the update of the Linchpin Intranet Suite to hang. Please follow the steps described in our knowledge base, prior to updating.

Improvements

  • Compatibility with Confluence 7.1
  • Linchpin Mobile Gateway connection test can now be run even when there is already a gateway connection established
  • Linchpin Mobile Gateway connection test now also checks internal requests

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a potential deadlock in the Confluence Plugin State Map leading to stalled Linchpin updates
  • Fixed navigation icons in Linchpin Teaser macrobrowser
  • Fixed several coloring issues, e.g. color inheritance in autocompletes, progress bars, menus and dialogs, based on the Linchpin Theme color configuration
  • Fixed tile layout on dashboards in combination with Linchpin Personalized Content
  • Fixed the compact layout of corporate news feed and personal news feed
  • Fixed bugs with default topics and improved compatibility with Space Privacy
  • Fixed a Linchpin Launchpad caching issue to enhance Data Center compatibility
  • Fixed Linchpin Mobile app crashes when trying to follow some Confluence short links
  • Fixed an issue that prevented mobile devices from connecting to a Confluence instance when there were multiple proxys defined in the X-Forwarded-Host (XFH) header

Security

  • Fixed an XSS vulnerability in the handling of Content Overlay titles in Linchpin Touch

Suite 2.0.2

With this release we address some important issues that were discovered in the previous 2.x versions of the Linchpin Intranet Suite. In addition, the Linchpin Intranet Suite is now fully compatible with Confluence 7.2.

Important

When you update from a version before 2.0.1, you might be affected by an issue, that could cause the installation or the update of the Linchpin Intranet Suite to hang. Please follow the steps described in our knowledge base, prior to updating.

Improvements

  • We are happy to announce Confluence 7.2 compatibility!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with file uploads to Confluence pages failing on rare occasions.
  • Fixed an issue with Oracle databases that prevented displaying any events in the system.
  • Addressed compatibility issue between Events and Code Block macro.
  • Event macros no longer disappear in blog posts.
  • When changing news design variations, you no longer need to clear a static content webserver cache.
  • When using the "full-image" design variation, the server load should return to normal levels now.
  • Sometimes popups were positioned way off, for example when mentioning someone. This has been corrected.
  • We clarified which custom landing space entry will apply to a user.
  • Also, we fixed some visual issues.

Suite2.0.3

This release addresses a vulnerability in the Microblog for Confluence app and several bugfixes.

Security

Bugfixes

  • We have fixed an optical issue concerning the Cover Stories macro in combination with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.
  • We fixed a problem with Oracle databases when configuring Terms of Use.
  • Linchpin Touch configurations can now be saved under Confluence 7.x
  • Fixed a compatibility issue between Linchpin Translations and Confluence 7.x

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