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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

The new Linchpin Intranet Suite is here!

Yes, it's yet another new release of our beloved suite. We are happy to introduce it to you, because some things have changed significantly. Some bugs were fixed, that's true. But we also introduce many new improvements with version 3.0 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite.

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.



Let's start with a brand new member of our Linchpin Intranet Suite! We are very pleased to announce that the Language Manager is now part of the Linchpin Intranet Suite

The Language Manager allows you to define the language of any Confluence page, blog post or even any space. It also allows you to link all correct page translations with each other. If a translation (or several translations) is available for a page, a button to browse the different language versions will be displayed. The Language Manager also notifies you whenever a page translation is available in your language!

Secondly, we revisited Linchpin Events. We are more than happy to announce two major changes to this plugin. From now on, permissions are configured individually for every event. By default, all registered users can see newly created events. But you can change that. As the event creator, the event editor or the Confluence administrator you can limit the visibility and editibility of an event to specific users or user groups. This gives you more control over your events. Also, the event creator is now displayed inside the event card, so that users know who to contact if they've got any questions about the event.

Furthermore, we implemented the free image database Unsplash.com into Linchpin Events. You can use the massive database of royalty free images to add a cover image to your event. And the best thing about it? You can do it from within the event creation wizard! No need to disrupt your focus and leave the page/tab.

Microblogging for Confluence also received some love. It's now possible to attach web images and web videos (YouTube/Vimeo) to your posts. Just copy the direct link to the web image or web video you wish to include in your post and paste it inside the Microblog editor. The editor will resolve the link for you and automatically attach the file to your post. We also made it easier to attach local images - now you can simply drag and drop your files from your computer to the editor.

Moreover, Linchpin Mobile now supports the "App" macro! Linchpin Mobile users can access their favorite apps on the go now.





Overall bugfixes

  • VERSION 3.0.1 The Login screen shows the background only once.


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.





Language Manager

We are happy to announce that the Language Manager is now part of the Linchpin Intranet Suite! Create translations for any Confluence page. View all available page translations. Get notified whenever a translation in your language is available.

New Features

  • Define the language of any Confluence page, blog post or space.
  • Create translations of any Confluence page or blog post.
  • Link all translated page with each other.
  • Choose between translations via drop-down menu placed directly on the page.
  • Get notified whenever a translation in your language is available.


User Profiles & Terms of Use

We made some technical improvements for Linchpin User Profiles and Terms of Use plugins. Due to technical reasons, we also support only CSV files in the field type "Cascade Select" now. Furthermore, we added the system's default language as a fallback, in case a custom language pack is being used and no correct translation is available. 

Changes

  • The field type "Cascade Select" supports only CSV file format now. We dropped the support for specific Excel files due to technical reasons.

Improvements

  • The "Custom User List" has a pagination now and the performance has been improved.
  • The avatar display of the "Content Responsibility Macro" has been improved.
  • We have made technical improvements to ensure sustainability.
  • We improved the PDF export layout for pages containing the "Custom User List" macro with text area profile fields.  

Bugfixes

  • The display of search results in the "Custom User Search" macro has been corrected. Previously it could happen that they were positioned incorrectly on the screen.
  • When using a custom language pack to translate profile field and category names, the system's default language is now used as a fallback when no translation exists for a user's language. 
  • Until now, the OrgCharts did not show users when the capitalization of the user profile field was done incorrectly (as in: different from the actual user name). This has been fixed to use a case-insensitive lookup. Superior and subordinate users are now displayed properly, even if "JaneDoe" is entered as "janedoe". 
  • VERSION 3.0.1  We fixed a problem with Oracle databases when configuring Terms of Use.


Navigation & Theming

Linchpin Theme & Navigation have received some optical and quality of life improvements.

Improvements

  • We clarified which custom landing space entry will apply to a user.

Bugfixes

  • Sometimes, pop-ups were positioned way off, for example when mentioning someone. This has been corrected.
  • We also fixed some optical issues.


News

Linchpin Enterprise News received a few bugfixes since the last suite release. In this suite release, we fixed a bug which concerned the "Cover Stories" macro.

Bugfixes

  • We have fixed an optical issue concerning the "Cover Stories" macro in combination with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.


Microblogging

Microblog 5.1 introduces new media support for the editor. Enhance your Microblog posts with simpler inclusion of web images, local images and YouTube/Vimeo videos.

New Features

  • You can add local images via drag and drop now.
  • You can also add images by pasting an image URL.
  • Pasting web-images from the clipboard is possible now.
  • Add YouTube and Vimeo videos by pasting the url.

Security

Improvements

  • We improved the support for videos and images.
  • Small screen sizes received a better support.
  • added "*" marker for required topic field in editor
  • Small adjustments in the display of the Microblog Sidebar.

Bugfixes

  • We resolved a bug that caused attachments to break on edit (only affected Confluence < 6.15).
  • We resolved a bug that broke @-Mentions on edit.
  • VERSION 3.0.1 Fixed a bug that caused single subscribed topics to still be visible to users after the user lost view permissions to the topic's space. This did not affect the visibility of posts itself; only the topics.


Events

This version of Linchpin Events introduces extended permissions for visibility and editability of events. In addition, it is even easier to insert suitable and high-quality event cover images now. We integrated the Unsplash image service into our plugin. Browse Unsplash and select suitable cover images without leaving the event creation wizard.

New Features

  • By default, new events are visible to all registered users. Optionally, each event can be restricted to members of any Confluence space.
  • Event editors can now be defined based on individual users and user groups.
  • The creator of an event can be displayed inside the event now, so that participants can contact them.
  • Cover images can be added directly from the Unsplash image database when editing an event (only available if this option is enabled by administration).

Improvements

  • Event editors always have access to all event functions - even if there are restrictions in place.
  • The "Sign me up" button is hidden for events for which the registration is not allowed.
  • We improved the protection against XSS attacks.
  • Improved compatibility with Space Privacy to restrict the visibility of events for extranet users.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed an issue with file uploads to Confluence pages failing on rare occasions.
  • We also fixed an issue with Oracle databases that prevented displaying any events in the system.


Apps

The "Apps" macro comes to mobile! Now you can access your favorite apps wherever you are.

New Feature

  • The "Apps" macro is now also available for mobile use and allows Linchpin Mobile users to access their favorite apps on the go.


Mobile App

This version of Linchpin Mobile adds mobile support for the "App" macro. Now you can access your favorite apps from anywhere!

  • New Feature

    • We added the support for the "App" macro within pages and news posts. You can access your favorite apps shared in your intranet on the go now.


Touch

We addressed some issues.

Bugfixes

  • Addressed a bug causing the configuration not to load





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

  • Define the language of any Confluence page, blog post or space.
  • Create translations of any Confluence page or blog post.
  • Link all translated page with each other.
  • Choose between translations via drop-down menu placed directly on the page.
  • Get notified whenever a translation in your language is available.
  • You can add local images via drag and drop now.
  • You can also add images by pasting an image URL.
  • Pasting web-images from the clipboard is possible now.
  • Add YouTube and Vimeo videos by pasting the url.
  • By default, new events are visible to all registered users. Optionally, each event can be restricted to members of any Confluence space.
  • Event editors can now be defined based on individual users and user groups.
  • The creator of an event can be displayed inside the event now, so that participants can contact them.
  • Cover images can be added directly from the Unsplash image database when editing an event (only available if this option is enabled by administration).
  • The "Apps" macro is now also available for mobile use and allows Linchpin Mobile users to access their favorite apps when on the go.

Improvements

  • The Language Manager is available for server and DC instances now. 
  • The "Custom User List" has a pagination now and the performance has been improved.
  • The avatar display of the "Content Responsibility Macro" has been improved.
  • We have made technical improvements to ensure sustainability.
  • We improved the PDF export layout for pages containing the "Custom User List" macro with text area profile fields. 
  • We improved the support for videos and images.
  • Small screen sizes received a better support.
  • Event editors always have access to all event functions - even if there are restrictions in place.
  • The "Sign me up" button is hidden for events for which the registration is not allowed.
  • We improved the protection against XSS attacks.
  • In Linchpin Theme, we clarified which custom landing space entry will apply to a user.
  • We clarified which custom landing space entry will apply to a user.

Bugfixes

  • All language names should be displayed in the correct Confluence language now. Please note that this was a Confluence bug. 
  • The display of search results in the "Custom User Search" macro has been corrected. Previously it could happen that they were positioned incorrectly on the screen.
  • When using a custom language pack to translate profile field and category names, the system's default language is now used as a fallback when no translation exists for a user's language. 
  • Until now, the OrgCharts did not show users when the capitalization of the user profile field was done incorrectly (as in: different from the actual user name). This has been fixed to use a case-insensitive lookup. Superior and subordinate users are now displayed properly, even if "JaneDoe" is entered as "janedoe". 
  • We fixed an issue with file uploads to Confluence pages failing on rare occasions.
  • We also fixed an issue with Oracle databases that prevented displaying any events in the system.
  • Sometimes, pop-ups were positioned way off, for example when mentioning someone. This has been corrected in the new version of Linchpin Theme.
  • We also fixed some optical issues with the Linchpin Theme plugin.
  • We have fixed an optical issue concerning the "Cover Stories" macro in combination with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.
  • We resolved a bug that caused attachments to break on edit (only affected Confluence < 6.15).
  • We resolved a bug that broke @-Mentions on edit.
  • Addressed a bug causing the configuration not to load

Suite 3.0.1

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

Security

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused single subscribed topics to still be visible to users after the user lost view permissions to the topic's space. This did not affect the visibility of posts itself; only the topics.
  • The Login screen shows the background only once.
  • We fixed a problem with Oracle databases when configuring Terms of Use.


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