Today Connections 6.0 CR5 has been released – likely the last CR done under IBMs flag. It brings a few new features next to the collection of iFixes.
So, what’s new?
1. Files ownership can now be transferred to another user (by the administrator as of now)
2. The new TinyMCE 5 editor is available for free, which allows you to extend and customise the editor in Connections even more with over 50 possible Plugins that allow you to bring in even more functionality!
3. Enhancements to the notifications and newsletters, e.g. link-stripping for non whitelisted URLs or a customisable organisation footer in your newsletters.
4. Last but not least as a Tech Preview a file picker that can be added to Slack, to allow users to share files from Connections directly in Slack without having to download them first.
5. You can now also use Oracle Database 12c Release 2 as well as 18c, but you will need to regard this Technote.
6. Support for WebSphere 18.104.22.168, when installing the following iFix.
Where can I download everything I need?
You can download CR5 here at FixCentral.
Make sure you update the Files and Wikis database with these scripts.
If you want install the new TinyMCE 5 editor then grab it here.
The CR5 installation guide can be found here.
When installing CR5 a lot of changes are made to the way the Community Catalog page works (requiring less reloads) which will require the end users browser to fetch a new version of Connections pages instead of grabbing them from the browsers cache. To force the browser to do that you will need to change the version time stamp of Connections. This is how it is done.
Here the list of fixes included in CR5:
|LO94173||Activities||Fixed an issue when removing assignee from an Activity Todo.|
|Activities||General improvement to Activities|
|Blogs||Updates to the Blogs application cookie|
|LO94168||Blogs||Fixed an error in Ideation Blogs when mixed protocols were used to post ideas.|
|Blogs||Blog contents in Community Widget is correctly displayed IE11|
|Blogs, Wikis||Improvements to the cellpadding attribute in CKEditor for Blogs and Wikis|
|LO94186||Bookmarks||General Improvement to Bookmarks|
|LO94164||Common services||General improvements for the event SPIs which do not have the designated data for users who are mentioned in a piece of content.|
|Common UI||Fixed the problem whereScrolling to top would increasing the Forums’ footer in some cases|
|LO94180||Common UI||Corrected an issue where Social mail Navigation Handler caused errors for adding tags on Files|
|LO94156||Communities||Corrected the problem where the Community Overview page would constantly refresh due the Rich Content widget LastModified header not being updated.Handle the situation that there isn’t a LastModified header.|
|Communities||Reduced log noise when the Member list is empty in a Community.|
|Communities||Fixed the error when parsing the overflow menu items for a Community has a single-quote in title|
|LO94172||Communities||Community description fir Tages now adhere to custom context root|
|LO94176||Communities||Fixed an issue where the Community Catalog was not correctly reading the “Show Trending” setting|
|Communities||Folders from File shares in the Communities Files widget are accessible over HTTPS/HTTP|
|Communities||Recent Communities are now displayed in Settings/Application Access menu|
|Communities||The Rich Content widgets will display a different image with the same name without refreshing the browser cache.|
|LO94167||Communities,Widgets||Improvements to the Rich Content widget where it previously required the server’s JVM to be set to English and would not load if the ETag cache header in http was not set|
|LO94174||Communities,Widgets||Improvement to the Rich Content widget to display the title|
|LO94170||Community Calendar||The calendar correctly starts on Monday in Suomi|
|LO94165||Community Catalog||General improvements to the external domain interaction.|
|LO94177||Files||My File Sharing now only displays active users.|
|Files||File access is recorded for users not in the access list if access through “share a file by link”|
|Files||Files feed API returns the correct state when the File is not locked in Desktop Plugins|
|LO94171||Forums||General improvements to Forums|
|Forums||Improvements to text highlights in Forums|
|LO94166||ICEC||Corrected an issue where the Tag-Cloud Widget did not display all tags for non-admin members in the Community|
|LO94185||ICEC||Personalization Rule no longer fails in News Widget|
|ICEC||Corrected an unexpected closure when ICEC custom widget configurator was opened|
|LO94175||Mobile||New APNS Certs to replace those expiring on July 21, 2019|
|LO94182||Mobile||Address log noise on startup for Mobile|
|Search||Reduced log noise generated by the Memcached client initialization.|
|Search||Fixed the problem where the Search summary results would display duplicate characters when searching for certain German compound words.|
|LO94160||WidgetContainer||ProcessWidgets endpoint now returns a 400 when processing a user request.|
|Wikis||Wiki comments no longer intermittently disappear|
|Wikis||Links to child Wiki pages at the bottom of the main Wiki now open at the top of the Wiki page|
|Wikis||General improvements to Wikis|