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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.1!

Please note that the Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.0 was an internal patch release.

This release of the Linchpin Intranet Suite 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. To learn more about a specific topic, simply use the navigation to jump to that part of the release notes.




The Linchpin Intranet Suite 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.

We made the Microblog compatible with Actonic's GDPR (DSGVO) and Security for Confluence app. This means that, should you be using Actonic's app, a deleted user's data will be anonymized within the Microblog, too (with the exception of mentions at this time). For more information, visit https://seibert.biz/anonymize-data-microblog.

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

We also 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

We introduce an MS Teams integration for Linchpin Enterprise News in this release, too! You can push your news to MS Teams now! Documentation: https://seibert.biz/len-news2msteams

When it comes to Linchpin Events, we added a new filter to the event hub: You can view all the events you signed up for with just one click! Also, we optimized the integration of event notifications with MS Outlook. 

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.






What happened to version 5.2.0?

When updating 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.



Important

When updating 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.





Suite

Change

  • As of Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2, 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.




Linchpin Pings

Improvements

  • Clicking on a link within a ping won't open the ping again on the new site.
  • We implemented some frontend performance improvements for pings.
  • We removed the example module.


Bugfix

  • We fixed disappearing buttons in the text editor. They should all be there, now.




Linchpin Onboarding

New feature

  • We added a text module to Linchpin Onboarding.


Improvements

  • We implemented some frontend performance improvements for the onboarding.
  • We ensured downgrade compatibility within Linchpin Onboarding. If a configured module is missing (for example due to a disabled plugin or downgrades), the onboarding won't crash but simply go on with working modules.




Linchpin Translations

Security

  • We fixed a XSS vulnerability which potentially allowed Confluence administrators to send malicious code to Confluence users.


Improvement

  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin Translations.




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.




News

New feature


Improvements

  • We reduced loading times within the news planning overview page.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin Enterprise News.
  • We improved the support for the Collapsible Admin Menu app.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug that prevented news teaser images to load properly for planned news.
  • We fixed a bug that made the "Corporate News Feed" and "Personal News Feed" macros omit some news when the macros were set to default view and navigation via arrows.
  • We fixed a bug that removed the teaser image for planned news and prevented those news from being published.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented News Magazines to correctly display news without a label.
  • When uploading a large teaser image for your news, the selection of a no-crop area should work more reliably now.




Events

New feature

  • We added a new filter to the event hub: Now, you can view all events you signed up for with just one click.


Improvement

  • Event notifications work for Outlook now just like they work for other email providers, meaning that you can accept or reject an event appointment directly within Outlook. Downloading the .ics file is no longer needed.


Bugfixes

  • Entering an event date via keyboard will work correctly now. 
  • Deactivated Confluence users will be displayed correctly now in the event participant list.
  • Changing the username attribute within the LDAP sync won't make the names of participant disappear anymore.




Language Manager

Improvements

  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Language Manager.
  • We introduced some backend performance improvements to the Language Manager.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug that prevented existing pages to be found when trying to link them.
  • We fixed styling issues with the placement of the language selection button on some pages.




News Digest

Bugfix

  • The "... Please log in or contact your administrator." text caused by the "Content responsibility" macro won't be displayed in the digest anymore.




Microblog

New feature


Improvement

  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Microblog.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug which caused attachments to be displayed as a list and links to be displayed as "share.content" attachments when a link was added to a post which already had attachments added to it.
  • For some time, the last editor/author was highlighted in the Microblog, instead of your own user. We fixed that and now your own user should be highlighted.
  • We fixed a small optical bug and added a border to the topic selection dropdown menu in the "Microblog Timeline" macro.




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.




Terms of Use

Improvement

  • We updated some libraries.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug which prevented finding users in the user history if the search key equaled the username (for example: Finding a user called Admini-strator was not possible when you searched for Admini-strator).
  • We fixed a bug in the close button of a pop-up window which appeared when users wanted to reject the Terms Of Use in their profile.




Launchpad

Improvement

  • We updated some libraries.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Launchpad.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the sorting of apps. All apps should be sorted alphabetically by default now.
  • You should be able to close the app info window using the X button now.
  • We fixed the styling of the image upload dialog.
  • We fixed the display of apps in subcategories.







Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all the changes, features, improvements and bugfixes we are releasing now with our Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.


Security

  • We fixed a XSS vulnerability which potentially allowed Confluence administrators to send malicious code to Confluence users.


New features

  • We added a text module to Linchpin Onboarding.
  • 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
  • We added the ability to send news to MS Teams via webhook. Documentation: https://seibert.biz/len-news2msteams
  • We added a new filter to the event hub: Now, you can view all events you signed up for with just one click.
  • The Microblog is compatible with Actonic's GDPR (DSGVO) and Security for Confluence app now. If you use said app (ver. 1.7.23 and newer) and delete users, their data will be anonymized in and/or deleted from the Microblog (with the exception of user mentions at this time). For more information, visit https://seibert.biz/anonymize-data-microblog.
  • You can sort saved pages within the sidebar in alphabetical order, too, now.


Changes

  • As of Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2, 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.
  • 5.2.3 Linchpin Intranet Suite is compatible with Confluence 7.17 now.
  • 5.2.3 We updated some libraries.


Improvements

  • Clicking on a link within a ping won't open the ping again on the new site.
  • We implemented some frontend performance improvements for pings.
  • We removed the example module.
  • We implemented some frontend performance improvements for the onboarding.
  • We ensured downgrade compatibility within Linchpin Onboarding. If a configured module is missing (for example due to a disabled plugin or downgrades), the onboarding won't crash but simply go on with working modules.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin Translations.
  • 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.
  • We reduced loading times within the news planning overview page.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to Linchpin Enterprise News.
  • We improved the support for the Collapsible Admin Menu app.
  • Event notifications work for Outlook now just like they work for other email providers, meaning that you can accept or reject an event appointment directly within Outlook. Downloading the .ics file is no longer needed.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Language Manager.
  • We introduced some backend performance improvements to the Language Manager.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Microblog.
  • 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 updated some libraries.
  • We updated some libraries.
  • We introduced some frontend performance improvements to the Launchpad.
  • 5.2.4 We added CDN (content delivery network) support for Confluence Data Center in the Theme.
  • 5.2.4 Performance improvements for Linchpin Theme.
  • 5.2.4 We added CDN support for Linchpin Translations.
  • 5.2.4 We introduced a new option to the news subscription overlay to only show subscribed spaces that have the configured space categories.
  • 5.2.4 We fixed the CDN support for Confluence Data Center.
  • 5.2.4 We removed an unused library from several apps.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed disappearing buttons in the text editor. They should all be there, now.
  • 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.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news teaser images to load properly for planned news.
  • We fixed a bug that made the "Corporate News Feed" and "Personal News Feed" macros omit some news when the macros were set to default view and navigation via arrows.
  • We fixed a bug that removed the teaser image for planned news and prevented those news from being published.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented News Magazines to correctly display news without a label.
  • When uploading a large teaser image for your news, the selection of a no-crop area should work more reliably now.
  • Entering an event date via keyboard will work correctly now. 
  • Deactivated Confluence users will be displayed correctly now in the event participant list.
  • Changing the username attribute within the LDAP sync won't make the names of participant disappear anymore.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented existing pages to be found when trying to link them.
  • We fixed styling issues with the placement of the language selection button on some pages.
  • The "... Please log in or contact your administrator." text caused by the "Content responsibility" macro won't be displayed in the digest anymore.
  • We fixed a bug which caused attachments to be displayed as a list and links to be displayed as "share.content" attachments when a link was added to a post which already had attachments added to it.
  • For some time, the last editor/author was highlighted in the Microblog, instead of your own user. We fixed that and now your own user should be highlighted.
  • We fixed a small optical bug and added a border to the topic selection dropdown menu in the "Microblog Timeline" macro.
  • 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 a bug which prevented finding users in the user history if the search key equaled the username (for example: Finding a user called Admini-strator was not possible when you searched for Admini-strator).
  • We fixed a bug in the close button of a pop-up window which appeared when users wanted to reject the Terms Of Use in their profile.
  • We fixed the sorting of apps. All apps should be sorted alphabetically by default now.
  • You should be able to close the app info window using the X button now.
  • We fixed the styling of the image upload dialog.
  • We fixed the display of apps in subcategories.
  • 5.2.1 We fixed a bug that prevented users from using custom CSS within Linchpin Theme.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed a bug related to the use of special characters within the filter dropdown of the 'Custom user search' macro.
  • 5.2.2 We corrected the handling of hidden fields when editing profiles.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed an error related to an unknown container within the profile.
  • 5.2.2 We prevent white space in 'Customized User List' macro when showing cascading fields now.
  • 5.2.2 Finally, we were able to fix a styling issue with the 'viewfollowing' action.
  • 5.2.2 The index load of an XML sync should be reduced now.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed a bug related to loading data within a phone profile filed when using LDAP while writing back into LDAP was disabled.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed the handling of URL parameters in the "Teaser" macro.
  • 5.2.2 The menu background hover color can be set to transparent now.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed the overlay UI in the "Livesearch" macro.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed a UI bug that occurred when you set the menu opacity to 100 percent.
  • 5.2.2 We fixed the display and pagination of the "Corporate News Feed" macro.
  • 5.2.2 The news sent to MS Teams channels had a wrong encoding – not anymore.
  • 5.2.2 When no news sections or categories exist, those news source options will be disabled for the "Corporate News Feed" macro now.
  • 5.2.3 When changing your language/locale via the profile editor, personalized content (like the menu) will adapt to those changes again.
  • 5.2.3 We fixed the display of link texts within the "Content responsibility" macro when a dynamic parameters.
  • 5.2.4 We fixed a potential XSS vulnerability in Custom Landing Spaces.
  • 5.2.4 Custom CSS now applies to edit mode again.
  • 5.2.4 The position of the "Create" button has been fixed for non-admin users
  • 5.2.4 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.
  • 5.2.4 We fixed a broken profile view on mobile devices for users with special characters in their usernames.
  • 5.2.4 Fixed sync of permissions from original space to workflow space e.g. if confluence space permissions changed or an administrator is involved.
  • 5.2.4 We fixed a bug with doubled intranet name on the disclaimer view.




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.1

Version 5.2.1 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

We found a bug in version 5.2 and took it offline to release the Linchpin Suite 5.2.1 as a hotfix.


Bugfixes

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




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.2

Version 5.2.2 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

Bugfixes

  • 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.
  • We fixed the display and pagination of the "Corporate News Feed" macro.
  • The news sent to MS Teams channels had a wrong encoding – not anymore.
  • When no news sections or categories exist, those news source options will be disabled for the "Corporate News Feed" macro now.




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.2.3

Version 5.2.3 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

Changes

  • Linchpin Intranet Suite is compatible with Confluence 7.17 now.
  • We updated some libraries.

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 Intranet Suite 5.2.4

Version 5.2.4 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

Improvements

  • We added CDN (content delivery network) support for Confluence Data Center in the Theme.
  • Performance improvements for Linchpin Theme.
  • We added CDN support for Linchpin Translations.
  • We introduced a new option to the news subscription overlay to only show subscribed spaces that have the configured space categories.
  • We fixed the CDN support for Confluence Data Center.
  • We removed an unused library from several apps.

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 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.
  • Fixed sync of permissions from original space to workflow space e.g. if confluence space permissions changed or an administrator is involved.
  • We fixed a bug with doubled intranet name on the disclaimer view.




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