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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2!

The Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2 release contains many patches for Linchpin. In addition, all apps are compatible with the read-only modeWe fixed several bugs and improved the user experience while also introducing some new features.

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.




Today, we begin with Linchpin Events. We improved the "Event" macro. It now shows more than only 15 events within the preview, and more importantly, it now shows the correct events within the preview. Furthermore, time zone problems were fixed. Full-day events are now displayed correctly across all time zones. Also, users can now duplicate every event they are able to view.


Let's continue with the Microblog. We improved the Microblog editor once again. Two new main features are available now. You can use H1 and H2 headings. And the link tool has been upgraded. The link tool now displays your recently viewed Confluence pages, so you can link them with one click. And if you wish to link other Confluence pages, just use the built-in search bar. You can, of course, link anything outside of Confluence, too. Furthermore, the Microblog now uses the Confluence markup language.


Linchpin Personalized Content received a new macro! It is now possible to include whole pages in other pages - use the new "Profile Based Page" macro to do so. No need for an excerpt anymore. Also, the app is now compatible with Data Center's read-only mode.


Other apps like Linchpin Enterprise News and Linchpin User Profiles received some important bugfixes. Make sure to read the release notes below!






Overall improvements

  • All apps are now compatible with the Confluence Data Center read-only mode.


Important

When you update from a version before 2.0.1, or from versions 3.0.0 / 3.0.1, 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.





Translations

Linchpin Translations (part of Linchpin Manager) received a new read-only flag for generated language packs.


Improvements

  • We set a read-only mode flag for generated language packs.



Touch

Linchpin Touch is now compatible with Data Center's read-only mode.


Improvements

  • We added the support for Data Center's read-only mode.



Personalized content

Linchpin Personalized Content now supports the read-only mode for Data Center.


New features

  • You can now include whole pages using the "Profile Based Page" macro.


Improvements

  • We added the support for read-only mode in Confluence Data Center.



User Profiles

Linchpin User Profiles received various bugfixes. For example, we fixed several errors concerning profile fields.


Bugfixes

  • When configuring the Linchpin Assistant to include fields in restricted categories, these restrictions are now respected.
  • When configuring validated phone fields to be filled via a directory, they can now only be filled manually by users that are not in that directory.
  • The display of phone numbers in Linchpin Mobile has been fixed (no more visible "tel:").
  • When only selecting a single item in a cascading select fields, editing your profile again now correctly remembers that selection.
  • Saving profile edit permissions does not show console errors anymore.
  • In rare cases, problems with personalization not updating instantly could occur. This has been fixed.
  • Fix for a bug introduced in 2.21.3: You can now select people in the "Content Responsibility" macro again, other multi-selects are fixed as well.
  • You can now use original Confluence profile fields for filtering users in the people directory.
  • We included small UI fixes.



News

Linchpin Enterprise News received a bugfix release. It's mostly centered around compatibility with Bitvoodoo's apps.


Improvements

  • News Digest is now compatible with Data Center's read-only mode.


Bugfixes

  • The news subscription module for the Linchpin Assistant now shows readable text in the tooltips.
  • "News feed" macros now work correctly when used together with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.
  • Since version 2.11.0, unread news have markers when Bitvoodoo's Viewtracker is used. Those markers don't appear above the Linchpin menu drop-downs anymore.



Microblogging

We improved the Microblog editor once more. It is now possible to include H1 and H2 stylings in your microposts. Also, the link tool is now capable of great things. It will display your recently viewed Confluence pages and you can use a built-in search to link other Confluence pages. Also, Confluence markup support is now a thing.


Improvements

  • You can now define H1 or H2 headings in Microblog content.
  • We improved the link tool included in the Microblog. You can link Confluence pages directly from the tool.
  • You can now format microposts with help of the established Confluence markup.
  • We included minor improvements for @-mention handling within the Microblog.


Bugfixes

  • The read-only field Content-ID in the timeline placeholder macro is now hidden.
  • We fixed an issue with opening the "Recently viewed" Confluence popover.



Events

We introduced some improvements to Linchpin Events. The biggest improvement is a correct time zone support. Now full-day events behave correctly when viewed across different time zones. The "Event" macro received some love and now displays more results (and the correct ones!) and users can duplicate events more easily. 


Improvements

  • Full-day events now behave correctly across different time zones.
  • Users can now duplicate any event for which they have view permissions.
  • Improved responsiveness of the "Create event" dialogue.
  • When configuring an "Event" macro, you can now select your event from a list that shows more than 15 results for your filter criteria.


Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with the event list macro showing events that did not match the filter criteria.
  • If you already updated to Version 3.2.0 this release fixes an issue with the upgrade task for existing events.

  • Fixed an issue with the context path for page URLs in event ICS exports.







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...

Security

  • 3.2.2 We fixed a potential security risk within the edit mode of profile fields. Some field types could potentially be used to inject unwanted scripts. 
    For more information please see our knowledge base article: https://seibert.biz/vulnerability-notification-2020-09-11
  • 3.2.3 We fixed a potential security risk within the validated phone number profile field. It could have been potentially used to inject unwanted scripts.
    For more information please see our knowledge base article: https://seibert.biz/kbsecuritynotice239
  • 3.2.4 We fixed a potential security risk within the "Web Feed" macro. It could have been potentially used for exponential entity expansion.
    For more information please see our knowledge base article: https://seibert.biz/kbsecuritynotice107

New features

  • You can now include whole pages using the "Profile Based Page" macro.
  • 3.2.2 You can now set a maximum dashboard width.

Improvements

  • All apps are now compatible with the Confluence Data Center read-only mode.
  • You can now define H1 or H2 headings in Microblog content.
  • We improved the link tool included in the Microblog. You can link Confluence pages directly from the tool.
  • You can now format microposts with help of the established Confluence markup.
  • We included minor improvements for @-mention handling within the Microblog.
  • Full-day events now behave correctly across different time zones.
  • Users can now duplicate any event for which they have view permissions.
  • Improved responsiveness of the "Create event" dialogue.
  • When configuring an "Event" macro, you can now select your event from a list that shows more than 15 results for your filter criteria.
  • 3.2.1 In the theme configuration, it's now easier to see whether the configuration is active or not. It is also easier to activate the configuration now.
  • 3.2.1 Compatibility with Confluence 7.5.
  • 3.2.2 Linchpin Assistant is now called Linchpin Pings.
  • 3.2.2 We improved the user experience of Linchpin Onboarding.
  • 3.2.2 We added a license check to Linchpin Onboarding.
  • 3.2.2 Both apps (Onboarding & Pings) are no longer part of the Linchpin Manager (now they are part of the Suite).
  • 3.2.2 We improved the handling of custom Confluence logos and cleaned up the logging behavior.
  • 3.2.2 Added support for internal links with query parameters in Navigation Menus.
  • 3.2.2 We now provide some more information about the recommended size for login screen background images.
  • 3.2.2 Linchpin Translations is no longer part of the Linchpin Manager.
  • 3.2.2 We improved our "Profile based excerpt" and "Profile based page" macros by adding more relevant keywords to them. You can now find them faster and easier.
  • 3.2.2 We added relevant keywords to the "Hide from touch" macro so that you can find it easier and faster.
  • 3.2.2 Linchpin Touch is compatible with Confluence 7.4.1 now.
  • 3.2.2 The empty state of the "Launchpad" macro has been revised and modernized. (An empty state is the status of the macro in which no apps are visible to the user, e.g. because there are none available or necessary permissions are missing.)
  • 3.2.2 Compatibility with Confluence 7.7 has been ensured.
  • 3.2.2 Finding the "Launchpad" macro is easier and more intuitive now, due to an extended keywording.
  • 3.2.2 Files of all sizes can be downloaded via Linchpin Mobile now.
  • 3.2.2 If a file with a size of 20 mb and more is downloaded, users will receive an extra warning about possible impact on mobile data.
  • 3.2.2 We removed the favorite button and the favorite view within the space directory and the "Spaces" macro for anonymous users.
  • 3.2.2 Linchpin App Usage received support for read only-mode

Bugfixes

  • When configuring the Linchpin Assistant to include fields in restricted categories, these restrictions are now respected.
  • When configuring validated phone fields to be filled via a directory, they can now only be filled manually by users that are not in that directory.
  • The display of phone numbers in Linchpin Mobile has been fixed (no more visible "tel:").
  • When only selecting a single item in a cascading select fields, editing your profile again now correctly remembers that selection.
  • Saving profile edit permissions does not show console errors anymore.
  • In rare cases, problems with personalization not updating instantly could occur. This has been fixed.
  • Fix for a bug introduced in 2.21.3: You can now select people in the "Content Responsibility" macro again, other multi-selects are fixed as well.
  • The news subscription module for the Linchpin Assistant now shows readable text in the tooltips.
  • "News feed" macros now work correctly when used together with Bitvoodoo's Navitabs.
  • Since version 2.11.0, unread news have markers when Bitvoodoo's Viewtracker is used. Those markers don't appear above the Linchpin menu drop-downs anymore.
  • The read-only field Content-ID in the timeline placeholder macro is now hidden.
  • We fixed an issue with opening the "Recently viewed" Confluence popover.
  • Fixed an issue with the event list macro showing events that did not match the filter criteria.
  • If you already updated to Version 3.2.0 this release fixes an issue with the upgrade task for existing events.

  • Fixed an issue with the context path for page URLs in event ICS exports.

  • You can now use original Confluence profile fields for filtering users in the people directory.
  • We included small UI fixes.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed an issue where inserting "translate keys" resulted in a missing translation in certain cases.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed an issue that caused endless loading in the language / locale selection field.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed an issue that caused problems with the filtering of languages / locales.
  • 3.2.1 If profile field names are localized and then used as filter in the people directory, they correctly show the translated version now.
  • 3.2.1 Linked text fields used as a column in the "Custom User List" macro are displayed for only the correct user now.
  • 3.2.1 We resolved some small UI issues.
  • 3.2.1 Resetting the theme to the default one now works correctly in Internet Explorer 11.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed a problem that exceeded the parameter limit in a query, listing all topics on large Confluence instances, which could lead to very long loading times.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed a cache problem that caused the topic list not to be updated when the order was changed.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed an issue with attachment preview on pages with the "Microblog" macro.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed a database query issue for instances with more than 1,000 events.
  • 3.2.1 We fixed an issue with the "Event" macro no longer displaying a hint if the linked event has been deleted.
  • 3.2.2 We fixed a problem with linked Jira issues when the current disclaimer had not yet been accepted.
  • 3.2.2 The "Content Responsibility" macro now correctly handles responsibilities when synchrony is disabled and LEN is active.
  • 3.2.2 We fixed the display of avatars/profile images within the "Content Responsibility" macro.
  • 3.2.2 There have been small issues in the sidebar regarding icons and tooltips in some environments. These have been fixed.

  • 3.2.2 We fixed the broken "Panel" macro display on the dashboard.
  • 3.2.2 In the navigation menus, external links with multiple query parameters now work again.
  • 3.2.2 In the space directory, the correct vCard is displayed when hovering over the space creator.
  • 3.2.2 Confluence group membership updates correctly update custom landing spaces now.
  • 3.2.2 A bug which partially prevented clicking in the editor of the login screen was fixed.
  • 3.2.2 We fixed an ORA-bug which prevented some users from editing the Terms of Use.
  • 3.2.2 We fixed a bug which restricted the access to admin REST resources within Linchpin App Usage.






Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2.1

Version 3.2.1 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release. We fixed several display bugs, for example in Linchpin Events or Linchpin User Profiles, and added compatibility with Confluence 7.5.

Furthermore, Linchpin Theme received a new feature which makes it easier to see if a configuration is active. And if it's not active, it is now easier to activate said configuration.

 

Improvements

  • In the theme configuration, it's now easier to see whether the configuration is active or not. It is also easier to activate the configuration now.
  • Compatibility with Confluence 7.5.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed an issue where inserting "translate keys" resulted in a missing translation in certain cases.
  • We fixed an issue that caused endless loading in the language / locale selection field.
  • We fixed an issue that caused problems with the filtering of languages / locales.
  • If profile field names are localized and then used as filter in the people directory, they correctly show the translated version now.
  • Linked text fields used as a column in the "Custom User List" macro are displayed for only the correct user now.
  • We resolved some small UI issues.
  • Resetting the theme to the default one now works correctly in Internet Explorer 11.
  • We fixed a problem that exceeded the parameter limit in a query, listing all topics on large Confluence instances, which could lead to very long loading times.
  • We fixed a cache problem that caused the topic list not to be updated when the order was changed.
  • We fixed an issue with attachment preview on pages with the "Microblog" macro.
  • We fixed a database query issue for instances with more than 1,000 events.
  • We fixed an issue with the "Event" macro no longer displaying a hint if the linked event has been deleted.





Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2.2

Version 3.2.2 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

We fixed a potential security risk within Linchpin User Profiles. It was potentially possible that users with edit permissions could edit profile field values via the browser console. But we took care of it now.

Linchpin Assistant was renamed. We would like to introduce you to: Linchpin Pings!

Security

New features

  • You can now set a maximum dashboard width.

Improvements

  • Linchpin Assistant is now called Linchpin Pings.
  • We improved the user experience of Linchpin Onboarding.
  • We added a license check to Linchpin Onboarding.
  • Both apps (Onboarding & Pings) are no longer part of the Linchpin Manager (now they are part of the Suite).
  • We improved the handling of custom Confluence logos and cleaned up the logging behavior.
  • Added support for internal links with query parameters in Navigation Menus.
  • We now provide some more information about the recommended size for login screen background images.
  • Linchpin Translations is no longer part of the Linchpin Manager.
  • We improved our "Profile based excerpt" and "Profile based page" macros by adding more relevant keywords to them. You can now find them faster and easier.
  • We added relevant keywords to the "Hide from touch" macro so that you can find it easier and faster.
  • Linchpin Touch is compatible with Confluence 7.4.1 now.
  • The empty state of the "Launchpad" macro has been revised and modernized. (An empty state is the status of the macro in which no apps are visible to the user, e.g. because there are none available or necessary permissions are missing.)
  • Compatibility with Confluence 7.7 has been ensured.
  • Finding the "Launchpad" macro is easier and more intuitive now, due to an extended keywording.
  • Files of all sizes can be downloaded via Linchpin Mobile now.
  • If a file with a size of 20 mb and more is downloaded, users will receive an extra warning about possible impact on mobile data.
  • We removed the favorite button and the favorite view within the space directory and the "Spaces" macro for anonymous users.
  • Linchpin App Usage received support for read only-mode.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed a problem with linked Jira issues when the current disclaimer had not yet been accepted.
  • The "Content Responsibility" macro now correctly handles responsibilities when synchrony is disabled and LEN is active.
  • We fixed the display of avatars/profile images within the "Content Responsibility" macro.
  • There have been small issues in the sidebar regarding icons and tooltips in some environments. These have been fixed.

  • We fixed the broken "Panel" macro display on the dashboard.
  • In the navigation menus, external links with multiple query parameters now work again.
  • In the space directory, the correct vCard is displayed when hovering over the space creator.
  • Confluence group membership updates correctly update custom landing spaces now.
  • A bug which partially prevented clicking in the editor of the login screen was fixed.
  • We fixed an ORA-bug which prevented some users from editing the Terms of Use.
  • We fixed a bug which restricted the access to admin REST resources within Linchpin App Usage.





Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2.3

Version 3.2.3 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

In this release, we fixed a potential security risk within Linchpin User Profiles. During our internal testing, we found a potential security risk within the validated phone number profile field. 

Security

  • We fixed a potential security risk within the validated phone number profile field. It could have been potentially used to inject unwanted scripts.
    For more information please see our knowledge base article: https://seibert.biz/kbsecuritynotice239





Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.2.4

Version 3.2.4 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

In this release, we fixed a potential security risk within Linchpin Enterprise News. During our internal quality assurance, we found a potential security risk within the "Web Feed" macro. 

Security

  • We fixed a potential security risk within the "Web Feed" macro. It could have been potentially used for exponential entity expansion.
    For more information please see our knowledge base article: https://seibert.biz/kbsecuritynotice107

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