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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3!




The biggest star of this update is without a doubt: Accessibility!

Navigate through Linchpin in read mode via keyboard now! Use the Tab key to navigate through the whole system. Skip links will help to get to the desired content faster. We also added focus frames to elements, so that it's easier to see which element is focused and where on the page you are. Use the Enter key to perform actions and the Escape key to close elements like pop-up windows. We improved screen reader compatibility of Linchpin, too! We still have some work to do here, but it's already way better than it was before this update. (smile)

Of course, while accessibility is a very important topic for both you and us, we also worked on bringing you some quickwins, improvements and bugfixes with this update.

Make sure to check out the full release notes!









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.





Linchpin Intranet Suite


Accessibility




Linchpin User Profiles


Accessibility

  • A11y: We improved screen reader compatibility within the profile and the "Profile" macro by adding alt texts.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the "Profile" macro.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the profile picture module within the onboarding.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the people directory.
  • A11y: We added an aria-label to the logo within the header menu so that you can know where the link will take you.


Improvements

  • We added a link to the people directory within the "My contacts" sidebar module.


Bugfixes

  • The "Profile" macro won't break page previews of pages using a two column layout anymore.
  • We fixed the faulty language & multi select fields in the "Customer User Search" macro.
  • The "Profile" macro should be rendered correctly in a PDF export.
  • We fixed the display of images within the Org Charts macro.
  • We fixed a bug which caused profile fields to be editable after being imported fromXML more than once.
  • The people directory should have no problems with deleted users when the search index is out of sync anymore.
  • We fixed some errors that occurred when deleting groups used in profile edit permissions.
  • "Profile" macros shouldn't break anymore when exporting a space and importing it to another Confluence system.




Linchpin Theme

Security


Accessibility

  • A11y: You can navigate through the Linchpin Sidebar with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through menus in Linchpin with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added jump links to initial elements/tabs on the page.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the information hub via arrow keys now.
  • A11y: We added a better visible focus frame to the "LInchpin Teaser" macro.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the "Space" macro via keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through space directory via keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added aria-hidden attributes to space logos so that they won't bother your screen readers.
  • A11y: We improved the screen reader comaptibility with the sidebar.


Improvements

  • We fixed handling for internal short links that includes (-) minus signs.
  • We fixed layout issue when user has no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • We fixed styling for category entries so they don't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • We removed extra space above separators.
  • We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menu.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the custom CSS within Linchpin Theme, it should work again now.
  • We fixed the language-oriented display of menus for anonymous users.
  • When deleting a space category that's linked to a space layout, your system should switch to the default theme again.
  • We fixed the display of the information hub.
  • We fixed the display of spaces within the space directory.
  • Creating menu entries without links should work again now.
  • We fixed localized menu according to user language settings.





Linchpin Events


Improvement

  • This version of Linchpin Events improves the performance of categories containing a large number (100+) of events.


Bugfixes

  • The "Event calendar" macro will be displayed correctly within the "Expand" and "UI Expand" macros now.
  • You will receive a confirmation notficiation when you sign up for an event again now.




Linchpin Launchpad


Accessibility

  • A11y: Navigate through the Launchpad with the keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the "App" macro via keyboard now!




Linchpin Enterprise News


Accessibility

  • A11y: You can add alt texts to news' teaser images now.
  • A11y: The "Personal News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: The "Corporate News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: Navigate through the news portal with the keyboard now.


New features

  • We added support for the Comalatech Publishing app. News published using this app will retain their teaser and metadata if using Publishing 2.15.6 or later now.


Improvements

  • We improved the performance of the news planning overview by displaying news that are 1 year old max.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the sorting of category labels within the "Cover Stories" macro.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news subscriptions to take effect if identical required and normal news subscriptions existed.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news from being pushed to MS Teams.
  • We fixed push notifications for news.
  • We fixed a bug that was caused by blog post metadata.




Linchpin Microblog

Security


Accessibility

  • A11y: The Microblog portal and the Microblog timeline can both be navigated via keyboard now.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the styling of h2 elements.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented users from uploading images to the Microblog.
  • We fixed a bug prevented links from working when the Microblog was being used as a standalone app.




Linchpin Mobile


New features

  • Mobile app: My Events: Visit the events section in the app to get an overview of the events you've signed up for in the near future.
  • Mobile app: "Expand" macro: Tap on an expandable text area to show or hide additional information about a piece of content within pages and news articles.
  • PDF macro: Linchpin Mobile now supports the Confluence PDF macro by providing a download link for PDF files embedded in pages and news articles. Simply tap the link to open the PDF file on your mobile device.


Bugfixes

  • Mobile app: We fixed a crash bug on devices running Android 11 and Android 12.

  • Mobile app: We fixed an issue where some images in Aura macros such as "Cards" and "Background Content" were not displayed correctly in the app.
  • Mobile app: We dixed an issue where the progress bar for file downloads was not displayed correctly in some cases.
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue where some texts in the Events section of the app were not displayed correctly in some languages.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying Aura macros such as "Button" or "Cards".
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue that caused some users' profile pictures to not be fully displayed.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying some Confluence macros in the mobile app.




News Digest


Accessibility

  • A11y: Alt texts from news' teaser images are integrated in the news digest, too.




Linchpin Touch


Improvement

  • Linchpin Touch supports CDN now.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed the display of the "Cover Stories" macro.









Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all the changes, features, improvements and bugfixes we are releasing now with our Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3.


Security

Accessibility

  • You can navigate through Linchpin in read mode via keyboard now!
    For more information, visit seibert.biz/accessibilityinlinchpin and read the remaining relaese notes below!
  • A11y: We improved screen reader compatibility within the profile and the "Profile" macro by adding alt texts.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the "Profile" macro.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the profile picture module within the onboarding.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the people directory.
  • A11y: We added an aria-label to the logo within the header menu so that you can know where the link will take you.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the Linchpin Sidebar with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through menus in Linchpin with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added jump links to initial elements/tabs on the page.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the information hub via arrow keys now.
  • A11y: We added a better visible focus frame to the "LInchpin Teaser" macro.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the "Space" macro via keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through space directory via keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added aria-hidden attributes to space logos so that they won't bother your screen readers.
  • A11y: We improved the screen reader comaptibility with the sidebar.
  • A11y: Navigate through the Launchpad with the keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the "App" macro via keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the Launchpad with the keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the "App" macro via keyboard now!
  • A11y: You can add alt texts to news' teaser images now.
  • A11y: The "Personal News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: The "Corporate News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: Navigate through the news portal with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: The Microblog portal and the Microblog timeline can be noth navigated via keyboard now.
  • A11y: Alt texts from news' teaser images are integrated in the news digest, too.


New features

  • We added support for the Comalatech Publishing app. News published using this app will retain their teaser and metadata if using Publishing 2.15.6 or later now.
  • Mobile app: My Events: Visit the events section in the app to get an overview of the events you've signed up for in the near future.
  • Mobile app: "Expand" macro: Tap on an expandable text area to show or hide additional information about a piece of content within pages and news articles.
  • PDF macro: Linchpin Mobile now supports the Confluence PDF macro by providing a download link for PDF files embedded in pages and news articles. Simply tap the link to open the PDF file on your mobile device.


Improvements

  • We added a link to the people directory within the "My contacts" sidebar module.
  • This version of Linchpin Events improves the performance of categories containing a large number (100+) of events.
  • We improved the performance of the news planning overview by displaying news that are 1 year old max.
  • Linchpin Touch supports CDN now.
  • 5.3.1 We improved Confluence 7.18 and 7.19 compatibility
  • 5.3.1 Profile picture uploads in user profile and onboarding module now work properly and identically
  • 5.3.1 To improve performance, a wild card search in the Custom User Search macro is only started after 3 or more characters.
  • 5.3.2 We fixed the handling of internal short links that include minus (-) signs.
  • 5.3.2 We fixed a layout issue that occurred when a user had no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • 5.3.2 We fixed the styling of category entries so that they won't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • 5.3.2 We removed the extra space above separators.
  • 5.3.2 We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menus.
  • 5.3.3 We drastically improved the speed of the XML profile field synchronization.
  • 5.3.3 Full scale images within the blogpost timeline will now be replaced by thumbnails.
  • 5.3.3 Show an information flag if a user is too late to sign up for an event instead of a success flag to clarify that the user is currently not signed up.
  • 5.3.3 Support calendar macro also in macros that hide content on page load. Currently supported macros are: "(Confluence) Expand", "UI Expander", "UI Tabs", "NaviTabs", "Aura Tabs".
  • 5.3.3 Add a dark feature that provides scroll arrows in top menu if there are more items to display than the width of the view port allows.

Bugfixes

  • The "Profile" macro won't break page previews of pages using a two column layout anymore.
  • We fixed the faulty language & multi select fields in the "Customer User Search" macro.
  • The "Profile" macro should be rendered correctly in a PDF export.
  • We fixed the display of images within the Org Charts macro.
  • We fixed a bug which caused profile fields to be editable after being imported fromXML more than once.
  • The people directory should have no problems with deleted users when the search index is out of sync anymore.
  • We fixed some errors that occurred when deleting groups used in profile edit permissions.
  • "Profile" macros shouldn't break anymore when exporting a space and importing it to another Confluence system.
  • We fixed the custom CSS within Linchpin Theme, it should work again now.
  • We fixed the language-oriented display of menus for anonymous users.
  • When deleting a space category that's linked to a space layout, your system should switch to the default theme again.
  • We fixed the display of the information hub.
  • We fixed the display of spaces within the space directory.
  • Creating menu entries without links should work again now.
  • The "Event calendar" macro will be displayed correctly within the "Expand" and "UI Expand" macros now.
  • You will receive a confirmation notficiation when you sign up for an event again now.
  • We fixed the sorting of category labels within the "Cover Stories" macro.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news subscriptions to take effect if identical required and normal news subscriptions existed.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news from being pushed to MS Teams.
  • We fixed push notifications for news.
  • We fixed a bug that was caused by blog post metadata.
  • We fixed the sorting of category labels within the "Cover Stories" macro.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news subscriptions to take effect if identical required and normal news subscriptions existed.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news from being pushed to MS Teams.
  • We fixed push notifications for news.
  • We fixed a bug that was caused by blog post metadata.
  • Mobile app: We fixed a crash bug on devices running Android 11 and Android 12.

  • Mobile app: We fixed an issue where some images in Aura macros such as "Cards" and "Background Content" were not displayed correctly in the app.
  • Mobile app: We dixed an issue where the progress bar for file downloads was not displayed correctly in some cases.
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue where some texts in the Events section of the app were not displayed correctly in some languages.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying Aura macros such as "Button" or "Cards".
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue that caused some users' profile pictures to not be fully displayed.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying some Confluence macros in the mobile app.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed the styling of the default teaser image configuration.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed the shortening of long titles using ellipsis for news tiles.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed a bug with broken index propagation on Confluence Data Center instances.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed some display issues in the navigation menu.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed duplicated link anchors.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in classic design.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed custom CSS not being applied correctly.
  • 5.3.1 We fixed an error that occurred while indexing wrongly formatted date fields
  • 5.3.1 We fixed an erratic personalization issue that was caused by filtered data in a cache
  • 5.3.1 We fixed a localization issue which affected the row names in the Custom User List macro
  • 5.3.1 We fixed a migration issue that occurred rarely for PSQL and upgrades from 2.x to 3.x
  • 5.3.1 We fixed unexpected translations in custom user list column titles
  • 5.3.2 We fixed the menu localization to work according to user language settings.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed non-working profile fields depending on Confluence groups.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed a bug that caused no email notifications to be sent when a change was made to the event a disabled or deleted user participated.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed a bug caused no email notifications to be sent on a change of the event type.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed the csv export of participants if at least one deactivated or deleted user participate the event.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in full-image design.
  • 5.3.3 We fixed a bug in the teaser linking that was unfortunately added in version Suite 5.3.2.
  • 5.3.3 Correctly set download link in teaser if file is uploaded via dialog inside teaser macro browser.




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3.1

Version 5.3.1 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a patch release.

Improvements

  • We improved Confluence 7.18 and 7.19 compatibility
  • Profile picture uploads in user profile and onboarding module now work properly and identically
  • To improve performance, a wild card search in the Custom User Search macro is only started after 3 or more characters

Bugfixes

  • We fixed the styling of the default teaser image configuration.
  • We fixed the shortening of long titles using ellipsis for news tiles.
  • We fixed a bug with broken index propagation on Confluence Data Center instances.
  • We fixed some display issues in the navigation menu.
  • We fixed duplicated link anchors.
  • We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in classic design.
  • We fixed custom CSS not being applied correctly.
  • We fixed an error that occurred while indexing wrongly formatted date fields
  • We fixed an erratic personalization issue that was caused by filtered data in a cache
  • We fixed a localization issue which affected the row names in the Custom User List macro
  • We fixed a migration issue that occurred rarely for PSQL and upgrades from 2.x to 3.x
  • We fixed unexpected translations in custom user list column titles




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3.2

Version 5.3.2 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a security release.

Security

Improvements

  • We fixed the handling of internal short links that include minus (-) signs.
  • We fixed a layout issue that occurred when a user had no view permission for any sub menu entries.
  • We fixed the styling of category entries so that they won't appear as clickable links anymore.
  • We removed the extra space above separators.
  • We adjusted the styling of long texts in flyout menus.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed the menu localization to work according to user language settings.




Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3.3

Version 5.3.3 of the Linchpin Intranet Suite is a security release.

Security

Improvements

  • Full scale images within the micropost timeline will now be replaced by thumbnails.
  • Show an information flag if a user is too late to sign up for an event instead of a success flag to clarify that the user is currently not signed up.
  • Support calendar macro also in macros that hide content on page load. Currently supported macros are: "(Confluence) Expand", "UI Expander", "UI Tabs", "NaviTabs", "Aura Tabs".
  • We drastically improved the speed of the XML profile field synchronization.
  • Add a dark feature that provides scroll arrows in top menu if there are more items to display than the width of the view port allows.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed non-working profile fields depending on Confluence groups.
  • We fixed a bug that caused no email notifications to be sent when a change was made to the event a disabled or deleted user participated.
  • We fixed a bug caused no email notifications to be sent on a change of the event type.
  • We fixed the csv export of participants if at least one deactivated or deleted user participate the event.
  • We fixed bug in link editing possibility even if a deleted page is linked. (note: bug only occures if the page was deleted while Language Manager in deactivated state).
  • We fixed link search failure if the page title contains a hyphen.
  • We fixed some colors not being applied correctly for news tiles in full-image design.
  • We fixed a bug in the teaser linking that was unfortunately added in version Suite 5.3.2.
  • Correctly set download link in teaser if file is uploaded via dialog inside teaser macro browser.






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