- Date Released:
- September 8 2020
This version brings us back to focus on our ever-present goals of performance and user experience improvements. Some of the improvements you might be interested in:
Clickable breadcrumbs in Sections - RDSM-31989
We've improved user flow by adding links to Section breadcrumbs. This should improve navigation and reduce clicks especially when you are multiple levels down in the Site Structure.
Bulk deleting Mirrored Content Items - RDSM-29646
Up to now, bulk deleting Mirrored Content Items was, how shall we say? Tricky. That's because there are a few things to consider like whether you have links to that Content Item, or whether it was the original or the Mirrored Content Item you want to see the back of. In this release, you'll be given a heads up on what could be affected when you hit that delete button.
Add media button only for those with rights - RDSM-20795
We now only show the "Add media" button to users who can actually add media. Previously all Users, even those without the correct rights, could see the button though they couldn't actually add media if they clicked it.
Performance in reports - RDSM-28950
On a large scale, we saw that reports could have a negative impact on system performance by eating up too much memory and slowing things down. We've reviewed how reports are stored in memory and made adjustments to make better use of caching and garbage collection to improve how they perform. You should now see improvements to reports for broken links as well as Page Layout and Navigation usage.
Content Type usage reports - RDSM-28710
On top of a review of reports overall, we also focused on Content Type usage reports and slimmed down the amount of unnecessary data returned in report creation. Cleaning up that overhead has lead to huge performance improvements with test results coming back at a fraction of previous durations e.g., 30 seconds down to 3 seconds on a large install.
Other bugs of interest
As usual, this release includes a number of "business as usual" fixes. Some of the ones that may be of interest to you are:
Forgot password - RDSM-31501
We've had reports recently on issues with the forgotten password functionality so we picked it, brushed it off, and got it on its feet once again. No need to worry now if you've forgotten your Terminalfour password, we've got your back.
Publish reports are back - RDSM-31138
For those of you who study how your publishes are performing you'll be delighted to hear that publish reports are populated again. While we were rummaging around in there we also took a look at getting some small performance gains too – if you make use of 'page created date' you should see a performance gain in your publish.
Updated Content Type names not reflected in reports - RDSM-21819
A source of annoyance for some has been old Content Type names appearing in usage reports. We've all enough to be thinking about these days without having to match old Content Type names with current ones so we've rectified that. Whatever the current name of the Content Type is will show in the reports.
Paragraph field in forms is too short - RDSM-32230
We received feedback that the paragraph field on forms was too short to give important information to form users. We've increased that limit now to 1000 characters instead of 256.
Please note that the priorities assigned to bugs differ from those assigned to Client Support tickets:
- P1 - Major rework of product.
- P2 - Major performance change.
- P3 - Regular priority change.
- P4 - Minor change.
- Trivial - Very minor UI changes.
|About||Forgot password feature doesn't work||P3||RDSM-31501|
|Access control||Child sections, created after access control is applied to parent are not inheriting access control||P3||RDSM-28156|
|Authentication||Password reset mail not being sent||P3||RDSM-28217|
|Caching||Link Menu nav used in media item called in page layout displays incorrect links on publish||P3||RDSM-30490|
|CDN / PXL||Include support for CDN/PXL on clustered environments||P3||RDSM-32146|
|CDN / PXL||"Apply a pxl filter to this image" is displayed in the tag builder when inserting media that is not an image||P3||RDSM-32087|
|Channels / Microsites||Content displayed via navigation objects can create broken links when using fully-formed microsite||P3||RDSM-31205|
|Content||Removing content from sections when bulk deleting mirrored content - different in v8||P3||RDSM-29646|
|Content||Max size limit set for media is ignored when uploading files||P3||RDSM-25247|
|Content Syncer||Content syncer remains "In progress" if there is an error in the background||P3||RDSM-31523|
|Content Type usage Report||If you have a lot of content types that contain a lot of elements the content type usage report page can crash, usage report frontend||P3||RDSM-28710|
|Content Types||Cannot update file element max size||P3||RDSM-27958|
|Direct Edit||When a user clicks "skip" in the direct edit tour, they should not be presented with any more overlays||P3||RDSM-31998|
|Form Builder||Increase the paragraph field to allow 1000 characters||P3||RDSM-32230|
|Hierarchy||Make all text within the section breadcrumb clickable||P3||RDSM-31989|
|Hierarchy||Problem with moving mirrored sections||P3||RDSM-31479|
|Hierarchy||Purging duplicated sections with mirrored content, deletes the SectionMetaDesc from original section||P3||RDSM-30635|
|Hierarchy||Hitting save before TinyMCE finishes rendering causes an error||P3||RDSM-30075|
|LDAP||LDAP does not support TLS 1.1+||P3||RDSM-29938|
|Mail users||EmailDispatcher does not support TLS 1.2||P3||RDSM-30939|
|Media Library||SVG files do not display a thumbnail in the Media Library||P3||RDSM-14618|
|Navigation||Enable caching by default when creating navigation objects||P3||RDSM-32120|
|Navigation||Previous next fulltext content - display on boundary not working||P3||RDSM-24137|
|Navigation||Previous next fulltext content - display content name as title on link not working||P3||RDSM-15785|
|Navigation||Previous next fulltext content, problems with displaying all content from news content type||P3||RDSM-15784|
|Preview||Fulltext content with no previously approved version not found by previous next navigation object in preview||P3||RDSM-31574|
|Publish||Getting "page created" date during publish is extremely inefficient||P3||RDSM-31991|
|Publish||Clicking "View output" of a running publish on a non publishing node consumes a significant amount of memory causing the browser to crash||P3||RDSM-30543|
|Publish||DB connections are held open during a publish. If the publish runs long then the connections are closed impacts publish||P3||RDSM-29505|
|Publish Reports||No data displayed in publish report||P3||RDSM-31138|
|Reports||All reports are stored in memory||P3||RDSM-28950|
|Transfer Manager||Scheduled transfer tasks do not get added to the queue||P3||RDSM-28390|
|User Management||Remove the "TERMINALFOUR user interface language" option when adding/editing users||P3||RDSM-31527|
|User Interface (UI)||Update product name text Terminalfour rather than TERMINALFOUR||P3||RDSM-31965|
|Channels / Microsites||Output directory field shows as required when creating or editing a microsite||P4||RDSM-28122|
|Direct Edit||Review direct edit walkthrough flow||P4||RDSM-31718|
|Media Library||Add media button for users without write rights should not be available||P4||RDSM-20795|
|Navigation||Previous next fulltext content - when view in preview is unchecked, pending content is still linked to||P4||RDSM-23845|
|Navigation||Previous next fulltext, between html is not displayed on preview / publish||P4||RDSM-21768|
|Page layout usage Report||Content type name not updated for navigation & content type usage reports||P4||RDSM-21819|