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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

Welcome to Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.1!

Please note that the release 5.1 is still being worked on. Content seen on this page might change in the following weeks and the release notes are not final yet. Consider it a preview. (smile) 


This release of the Linchpin Intranet Suite focuses primarily on improvements of all kind. Which of course doesn't mean that we didn't take care of some bugs, too, or worked on new features!

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 summary is still being worked on. 🚧

First of all, the Iconfont child app became obsolete with this release. You can delete it, if you wish to. It won't have any negative effect on your system.

Linchpin Mobile introduces a new feature: Support for videos hosted on Microsoft Stream. You can now play those in the Linchpin mobile app and the links will be resolved and rendered as playable videos. We also implemented a solution to display regular comments and inline comments separately.

Moving on to Linchpin User Profiles. We improved the caching of the app and worked on several more improvements, like performance improvements for the "Profile" macro or changes which make it easier to configure the "Custom User Search" macro correctly. On top of that we took care of some bugs.

The situation is similar for Linchpin Theme. We improved the caching of this child app and all its components. Another great update is accessibility related: It is now possible to navigate through Linchpin using the Tab key on your keyboard. It will take you through the entire header, then the navigation and finally the page content.






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

Changes

  • The Iconfont child app is being retired with this release. You can safely delete the child app if you wish to.


Improvements

  • We made the Linchpin Intranet Suite compatible with JDK11.




Mobile app

New features

  • iOS: Videos hosted on Microsoft Stream can be viewed within the app now. Video links will also be rendered as a preview, just like with YouTube links.
  • We built a new interface for inline comments. They are also displayed seperately from regular comments now.


Improvements

  • The Linchpin mobile app features the new Linchpin design now.
  • iOS: We improved the handling of our apps by the App Store.
  • iOS: We improved the app tracking transparency.
  • Resolved inline comments (including replies) will be hidden from the comment section now.




Login

Changes

  • Linchpin Login is no longer an individual Linchpin child app. Instead, it is now part of the Linchpin Theme child app. The functionality remains the same - we are just tidying up a little.




Theme

Changes

  • Since Linchpin Theme is only available as part of the Linchpin Intranet Suite and Linchpin Essentials for a while now, we removed APIs which were no longer needed (e. g. license API).


Improvements

  • We optimized the caching of the Linchpin Theme child app and its components.
  • We improved the navigation via keyboard. Now, you can tab through header elements, navigation elements and page content. In this order.


Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug regarding a non-closing sidebar after a contact search was performed.
  • We fixed a bug which wouldn't let you perform a search within the space directory. We also rephrased the error message.
  • We fixed a bug which caused links within the editor to be displayed in wrong colors.
  • We fixed a bug within the admin view of Linchpin Theme which made troubleshooting harder.




User Profiles

Improvements

  • We improved the performance of the "Profile" macro, especially when multiple macros are used on the same page.
  • We improved the caching by removing unneccessary caches and increasing the life span of a cache to 24 hours.
  • The "Custom User Search" macro can handle that profile fields used as filters should not necessarily be displayed in the search as well.
  • We improved the handling of data sources within user profiles to prevent inconsistencies in profile field configurations.
  • We made the naming of charts in admin view and within the people directory more consistent.


Bugfixes

  • The "Org Chart" macro can be used on pages with other macros like the "Profile" macro or the "Customized User List" macro now.
  • We resolved the issue regarding failing syncs when an MS Active Directory is being used. The MS Active Directory overwrites Linchpin User Profiles settings. That's why we disabled the option within Linchpin User Profiles when an affected software version is being used and instead added a help text explaining how to configure the sync in Confluence.
  • We fixed a bug which made it possible to use hidden profile fields to configure structural charts which resulted in empty nodes being displayed.
  • We fixed a bug which prevented profile pictures from being deleted properly.
  • Within the structural chart, users belonging to a node were cached too aggressively. We fixed that.
  • We fixed a bug which rendered the link to instant messangers within the people directory incorrectly.







Complete changelog

Here is a complete overview of all the changes, features, improvements and bugfixes we are releasing now with our Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.1.

New features

  • iOS: Videos hosted on Microsoft Stream can be viewed within the app now. Video links will also be rendered as a preview, just like with YouTube links.
  • We built a new interface for inline comments. They are also displayed seperately from regular comments now.

Changes

  • The Iconfont child app is being retired with this release. You can safely delete the child app if you wish to.
  • Linchpin Login is no longer an individual Linchpin child app. Instead, it is now part of the Linchpin Theme child app. The functionality remains the same - we are just tidying up a little.
  • Linchpin Login is no longer an individual Linchpin child app. Instead, it is now part of the Linchpin Theme child app. The functionality remains the same - we are just tidying up a little.
  • Since Linchpin Theme is only available as part of the Linchpin Intranet Suite and Linchpin Essentials for a while now, we removed APIs which were no longer needed (e. g. licence API).

Improvements

  • We made the Linchpin Intranet Suite compatible with JDK11.
  • The Linchpin mobile app features the new Linchpin design now.
  • iOS: We improved the handling of our apps by the App Store.
  • iOS: We improved the app tracking transparency.
  • Resolved inline comments (including replies) will be hidden from the comment section now.
  • We optimized the caching of the Linchpin Theme child app and its components.
  • We improved the navigation via keyboard. Now, you can tab through header elements, navigation elements and page content. In this order.
  • We improved the performance of the "Profile" macro, especially when multiple macros where used on the same page.
  • We improved the caching by removing unneccessary caches and increasing the life span of a cache to 24 hours.
  • The "Custom User Search" macro can handle that profile fields used as filters should not necessarily be displayed in the search as well.
  • We improved the handling of data sources within user profiles to prevent inconsistencies in profile field configurations.
  • We made the naming of charts in admin view and within the people directory more consistent.

Bugfixes

  • We fixed a bug regarding a non-closing sidebar after a contact search was performed.
  • We fixed a bug which wouldn't let you perform a search within the space directory. We also rephrased the error message.
  • We fixed a bug which caused links within the editor to be displayed in wrong colors.
  • We fixed a bug within the admin view of Linchpin Theme which made troubleshooting harder.
  • The "Org Chart" macro can be used on pages with other macros like the "Profile" macro or the "Customized User List" macro now.
  • We resolved the issue regarding failing syncs when an MS Active Directory is being used. The MS Active Directory overwrites Linchpin User Profiles settings. That's why we disabled the option within Linchpin User Profiles when an affected software version is being used and instead added a help text explaining how to configure the sync in Confluence.
  • We fixed a bug which made it possible to use hidden profile fields to configure structural charts which resulted in empty nodes being displayed.
  • We fixed a bug which prevented profile pictures from being deleted properly.
  • Within the structural chart, users belonging to a node were cached too aggressively. We fixed that.
  • We fixed a bug which rendered the link to instant messangers within the people directory incorrectly.



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This page was last edited on 09/09/2021.