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Summary & Highlights

Welcome to Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.5!



This release ensures compatibility of all included apps with Confluence 8. Compatibility with previous versions of Confluence is of course still a given.

Confluence 8 introduces a number of breaking changes. Those are ultimately a good thing, since they modernize some of the technical pillars Confluence rests on. At the same time, this meant a lot of work for everyone creating Confluence apps like the Linchpin apps to ensure compatibility with Confluence 8 and 7.x at the same time.

Please make sure that, before you upgrade to Confluence 8, all your apps are compatible with it. Since the changes are so fundamental, a non compatible app might very well break completely if you try to use it with Confluence 8. Also, please make sure to test everything thoroughly in a test environment, before deploying Confluence 8 to your prod system. 

If you still run on Confluence 7.x, you should be able to install this version with no worries. However, we still recommend testing it in a test environment before deploying to your prod system.




Linchpin Intranet Suite

The Linchpin Intranet Suite introduces more support for screen readers.


Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin Suite is compatible with Confluence 8.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We fixed several display issues in the Linchpin Setup Assistant and convinced the live preview to work correctly again



Linchpin User Profiles

Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin User Profiles is compatible with Confluence 8.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 Profile pictures (in various places like macros, user directory, etc.) have a better text for screen readers now.
  • 5.5.1 We made sure that phone numbers are displayed nicely everywhere instead of just a string of numbers here and there
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that broke the Linchpin Sidebar "My Contacts" tab under Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 The profile macro doesn't break anymore when it tries to display a deleted user.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed the display of the "background image" option.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed an issue with dynamically linked profile fields in the profile header, which were emptied in some cases.




Linchpin Theme

Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin Theme is compatible with Confluence 8.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We fixed the behavior of flyout menus when used on smaller displays.
  • 5.5.1 We called the "back to top" button back to work that was missing in certain combinations of Confluence and Linchpin versions.



Linchpin Events

Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin Theme is compatible with Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 Links to specific events now lead directly to said event even when you have to log in first.

  • 5.5.1 Event editors now can see events, even if they don't have permissions in the space to which the event's visibility is restricted to.

  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for the event overlay, for the profile pictures shown in the context of events , e. g. participants and for the empty state in the event list.

  • 5.5.1 We convinced loading indicators to show up again while loading events or participants.

  • 5.5.1 We improved keyboard navigation when editing an event.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We fixed a misleading tooltip.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a problem with existing events not being editable after upgrading to version 3.8.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that made the event portal react sluggishly by pouring some coffee into the code.
  • 5.5.1 The macro Event Calendar now shows the date of the day in day view mode.
  • 5.5.1 There was a possibility for tech savvy users to see event details when they shouldn't have been able to. This has been fixed.
  • 5.5.1 We changed the sender name of mails for event notifications to the sender name as configured in Confluence.



Linchpin Enterprise News

Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin Enterprise News is compatible with Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for filters in the News Hub.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for empty states of news macros and the News Hub.

Removed

  • We removed the possibility to migrate news metadata and teaser data added via the obsolete "news-teaser" macro. This macro had been removed in 2018.



Linchpin Launchpad

 Improvements:

  • 5.5.1 We improved screenreader compatibility.
  • 5.5.1 We improved the usability on tablets and phones

 Bugfixes:

  • 5.5.1 The title "Categories" won't show up in the Launchpad portal when there are no categories. Apps that have no categories will be shown in a section for uncategorized apps, which will only happen if there are categories. If no categories are used whatsoever, the "uncategorized" section will not be there as well
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that broke the Linchpin Sidebar "My Apps" tab under Confluence 8.



Linchpin Microblog

Improvements

  • We ensured that the Microblog is compatible with Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 We improved keyboard navigation when sharing an event to the microblog.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for profile pictures shown in the microblog timeline.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for iframes embedded in posts, e. g. Youtube videos.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We hid an explaining text within the search field that only was meant to be available for screen readers and not actually visible.




Linchpin Mobile

Improvements

  • We ensured that the Linchpin Mobile is compatible with Confluence 8.




Terms of Use

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that made links within the terms of use unclickable when exported into a pdf file.



Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all the changes, features, improvements and bugfixes we are releasing now with our Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.5.


Improvements

  • We ensured that Linchpin Enterprise Intranet Suite is compatible with Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 Links to specific events now lead directly to said event even when you have to log in first.

  • 5.5.1 Event editors now can see events, even if they don't have permissions in the space to which the event's visibility is restricted to.

  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for the event overlay, for the profile pictures shown in the context of events , e. g. participants and for the empty state in the event list.

  • 5.5.1 We convinced loading indicators to show up again while loading events or participants.

  • 5.5.1 We improved keyboard navigation when editing an event.

  • 5.5.1 We improved screenreader compatibility.
  • 5.5.1 We improved the usability on tablets and phones
  • 5.5.1 We improved keyboard navigation when sharing an event to the microblog.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for profile pictures shown in the microblog timeline.
  • 5.5.1 We improved screen reader compatibility for iframes embedded in posts, e. g. Youtube videos.

Bugfixes

  • 5.5.1 We fixed several display issues in the Linchpin Setup Assistant and convinced the live preview to work correctly again
  • 5.5.1 Profile pictures (in various places like macros, user directory, etc.) have a better text for screen readers now.
  • 5.5.1 We made sure that phone numbers are displayed nicely everywhere instead of just a string of numbers here and there
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that broke the Linchpin Sidebar "My Contacts" tab under Confluence 8.
  • 5.5.1 The profile macro doesn't break anymore when it tries to display a deleted user.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed the display of the "background image" option.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed an issue with dynamically linked profile fields in the profile header, which were emptied in some cases.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a misleading tooltip.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a problem with existing events not being editable after upgrading to version 3.8.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that made the event portal react sluggishly by pouring some coffee into the code.
  • 5.5.1 The macro Event Calendar now shows the date of the day in day view mode.
  • 5.5.1 There was a possibility for tech savvy users to see event details when they shouldn't have been able to. This has been fixed.
  • 5.5.1 We changed the sender name of mails for event notifications to the sender name as configured in Confluence.
  • 5.5.1 The title "Categories" won't show up in the Launchpad portal when there are no categories. Apps that have no categories will be shown in a section for uncategorized apps, which will only happen if there are categories. If no categories are used whatsoever, the "uncategorized" section will not be there as well
  • 5.5.1 We hid an explaining text within the search field that only was meant to be available for screen readers and not actually visible.
  • 5.5.1 We fixed a bug that made links within the terms of use unclickable when exported into a pdf file.

Removed

  • We removed the possibility to migrate news metadata and teaser data added via the obsolete "news-teaser" macro. This macro had been removed in 2018






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