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Boards Self-Hosted Releases (change log)

How To Upgrade

Important - new image hosting

As of January 2023 we have moved our image hosting. Please follow this guide to configure your Kubernetes with access to our images hosted in Quay.io. We have provided new Huddo charts to utilise these images.

Please use the appropriate update command with the latest helm chart. For example:

  1. Huddo Boards in Kubernetes

    helm upgrade huddo-boards https://docs.huddo.com/assets/config/kubernetes/huddo-boards-1.0.0.tgz -i -f ./boards.yaml --namespace boards
    
  2. Component Pack (Activities Plus)

    Tip

    To upgrade from images in the Component Pack to images hosted by us please follow this guide.

    Danger

    New chart for Component Pack

    As of huddo-boards-cp-1.0.0.tgz we have changed the Minio pods to run as user 1000 instead of root. You must perform the following command on the shared drive (/pv-connections file system) before using this new chart. The change is backwards compatible.

    cd /pv-connections/kudos-boards-minio/
    chown 1000:1000 -R .
    
    helm upgrade huddo-boards-cp https://docs.huddo.com/assets/config/kubernetes/huddo-boards-cp-1.2.0.tgz -i -f ./boards-cp.yaml --namespace connections
    

Releases

Note

Updates may include minor schema migrations at any time. If you have a need to downgrade versions then we recommend performing a back-up of the Mongo database before you update versions.

2024

2024-05-27

Features:

  • Drag and drop of cards between browser tabs/windows
  • Drag and drop bookmarks into Board lists/cards

Activity Migration:

  • MSSQL: Support for authentication per database

2024-05-17

HCL DX

As announced at Engage 2024 - Huddo Boards for HCL Digital Experience (DX). Learn more.

Features:

  • Card and Board recent updates feed - filter to show all or comments/updates only

Improvements:

  • add a permanent but closable info level toast when board is read-only
  • update rich text editor to latest version
  • card details view improvements
    • show card fields/data in defined sections in a grid formation with headings and add buttons
    • change "add a comment" action to start as a button
  • tooltips on date picker
  • add invalid date error message
  • primary session expired message - show as info alert
  • tab color and style improvements
  • more consistent use of primary/secondary action colours on buttons
  • no collapse for empty lists activity todo pivot views
  • auto collapse empty lists initially and after a card is dragged out of them
  • New Board Wizard - more specific label for board name and template name
  • Activity view improvements

    • styling (shadows, spacing, border edges when expanded/collapsed)
    • drop cards on list header (highlight like shadow)
    • add card at top hides the bottom add card
  • Usability:

    • Timeline: add zoom -+ controls that increment zoom levels
    • Mindmap accessibility

      • 1st tab selects board node, allow arrow key nav, and tab to access actions from there
      • sidebar controls - use mui checkboxes + ensure hover effects on buttons
      • clear node selection on escape keypress
      • fix text cutoff/ensure ellipsis on longer node titles
      • add help link to sidebar
      • allow keyboard pan and zoom using shift+arrow and +- keys
    • add contact support button to error catch page

    • add severity levels when showing toasts, fade transition
    • ensure board creator is displayed as a non-editable owner on board/template creation
    • ensure board tile labels are sorted in selection menu
    • make 'Recent' heading in sidebar look less like other actionable items
    • use delete icon (bin) for remove actions for member tiles, dates, tags, and board tile labels

Fixes:

  • Board tile label delete - ensure tile label is deleted from the label object in store
  • update material-ui libraries to fix date picker display issues on small screens
  • ensure card header theme displays correctly when card is opened via direct link
  • minor styling fix for dependencies section on a node
  • board/activity lists - more precise and consistent footer spacing/padding
  • create card and add comment actions - ensure entered text persists on unfocus + other focus related fixes
  • issue with exporting a board in Teams client
  • date picker error on mobile/touch devices
  • issue with format of dates in date picker
  • issues in list header title - not full width, no-wrap ellipsis, use correct cursors
  • don't show grab cursor on lists in todos / pivoted views
  • issue saving tags when creating new template
  • ensure tags are copied from template/source
  • Accessibility fixes:

    • Focus highlighting overrides
    • use focus outline rather than background colour
    • Fix for keyboard access to CreateCard app clear buttons to choose board/list
    • MenuHelper.jsx - pass the disabled prop to the button
    • position of assign members menu
    • better focus styling for add board tile button
    • better contrast when focusing on boards logo
    • board tiles sort dropdowns - use defined focus bg and colours
    • minor fixes for focused input controls

Activity Migration:

  • Support custom DB names in MSSQL

2024-04-03

Features:

API Documentation:

  • /todos/next
  • /todos/summary
  • /board/{boardId}/labels
  • /board/labels
  • /user/auth/{provider}/{externalId}/apitoken

Improvements:

  • Streamlined /todos/assigned & /todos/created API, separating out the Board labels to /board/labels & /board/{boardId}/labels endpoints
  • Loading feedback when creating a board
  • Editing of comments on mobile (focus at end of text, save/cancel buttons)
  • Loading feedback of recent boards sidebar
  • Card link opening behavious (links to other boards open in same tab)
  • Teams board links open tabs
  • Show loading spinner while waiting on clicked link to open in a teams tab
  • Add copy/paste list option in list menu
  • Add duplication list option in list menu
  • More comprehensive history feed details for moving or reordering cards

Fixes:

  • Create board from template when opened and only a reader
  • Creating Board in group restricts to the group's Organisation
  • Better handling of authentication when provider session changes user account
  • Visibility of 'Embed Link' when viewing Boards by Group
  • Creation of Board in Group when using /group/{groupId} route (embedded)
  • View cards in fullscreen on small screens
  • Issue when deleting all Boards tile colors
  • Links to card ancestors (Todo view)
  • Prevent date selection incorrectly showing today when no date set
  • Upload files to Teams private channel OneDrive
  • Scroll to bottom of a list when creating a new card
  • Delete action in card dialog / in archive view
  • Add card section in a list delays retract/height change to prevent card drag issues
  • Dragging empty colour labels in Firefox
  • Filter/search by list name
  • Unauthorised error when adding existing board as Teams tab
  • Fix potential onEnter errors in rich text editor
  • Prevent overflow on file preview
  • Load board members on fullscreen list view (for @mentions)
  • Fix potential onBlur errors in rich text editor
  • Don't show iCalendar feed options in Teams

Activity Migration:

  • Security updates
  • Oracle DB

    • Update to use new v6 thin client
    • allow different credentials for PEOPLEDB
  • MSSQL

2024-02-14

Fixes:

  • Connections SSO header scripts - Notifications panel
  • Missing translations caused by load race condition
  • Translation of timeline months headers

2024-02-07

Fixes:

  • Issue with Board Content Admin on Mongo v3
  • Microsoft Teams private channels
    • Link to File will now show the private channel's files.
    • Owner/Author access level was setting all members to Author.
  • Microsoft Teams Mobile: Removed licence related cards in org admin view.
  • Microsoft Teams: Removed obsolete "Disable Notifications" button.
  • Rich text editor dialog - allow scroll on overflow
  • Use SMTP email address before using Exchange address when parsing email attachments
  • Don't show organisation admin links from Boards sidebar menu in Teams on a mobile device
  • Activity view scrolling issue

2024-01-16

Improvements:

  • Microsoft Teams integrations

    • UI redesign when adding new Boards tab
    • Onboarding Tours
  • faster opening of cards

  • allow clicking links in description when content locked for editing
  • allow reordering private cards
  • US English updates
  • organisation plan loading feedback

Fixes:

  • issue loading licence caused by race condition in Licence service startup
  • issue where completing a new task showed incorrect icon
  • issue where Board content deleted when hovered and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
  • issue when opening a card by link, then a subcard within that card
  • issue when reordering cards with filtered (hidden) content
  • visibility of card title in header breadcrumb (Component Pack)
  • RichText saving when used @symbol (but not an @mention)
  • @mentions keyboard navigation improvements (home/end, up to bottom, down back to top), escape without closing modal
  • @mentions only considered new on first save
  • issue where mentions popup partially hidden at top
  • issue where could not mention users when opening a card directly by link
  • hide private cards when viewing board by assignments
  • create card from Outlook/Verse - fix toggle of attach body, ordering of recent boards
  • drag dependency links in Firefox

2023

2023-12-18

Feature:

  • Drag emails from Outlook to create as card
  • Support for latest MongoDB (v7)
  • API documentation for /user/{userId}, /user/group/{groupId} etc

Improvements:

  • Accessibility (keyboard navigation - colors/members dialog, aria-labels, popover, html.lang attribute, improved roles, aria-selected, aria-expanded, hover/focus on cards)
  • Drag email to card - attach .eml and .msg file
  • Positioning of unscheduled cards in Timeline
  • Improved document titles based on context
  • Smoother drag scroll on Kanban
  • Ensure grab cursor for Kanban drag scroll
  • Update childcounts in activity lists when filtering
  • Visibility of selected board filters
  • Searching for a board includes the description

Fixes:

  • Card label overflow issue when 5 lines
  • Issue where comment events sent to mentioned users
  • Link to File dialog options
  • Issue saving card name when editing it directly on the card
  • Issue when focusing on boards search input

2023-11-30

Features:

  • Support for Domino by REST API

    Tip

    Please follow this guide to migrate from your existing Proton based Domino authentication

Improvements:

  • Minor accessibility improvement - add aria-labels
  • Security updates (Node v20)
  • allow running webfront pods as random user id

Fixes:

  • Fix template description not showing in new board wizard
  • Debounce User/Group searching
  • Issue where menu buttons in the open card view were not overflowing to the 'more' menu correctly and causing a flickering effect
  • Issue where lists in board view could not easily be dragged to re-order
  • Issue with board title button long text overflowing
  • Issue with card background images

2023-11-14

Improvements:

  • Accessibility

    • more consistent tooltips (for screen readers and better explanation of functionality)
    • Keyboard navigation (particularly in the Board Tiles, Kanban view, Card dialog) - (vision & motor impaired)
    • better screen reader information (vision impaired)
    • improved colour contrast (low vision users)
  • API for Member deletion

  • Support Keycloak v22 custom path

Fixes:

  • Email for mentions missing fields

2023-10-31

Improvements:

  • Translations (German and English US)
  • Use https protocol for iCal feed instead of webcals
  • Hide unusable Colors button when read-only access when sidebar collapsed
  • Consistency of Board colour feature naming

Fixes:

  • Issue where iCal feed dates off by 1 due to timezone differences
  • Issue where page blank in Firefox when loading with Connections 7 header via SSO

2023-10-25

Danger

When deployed, this release (and all subsequent) will perform a once-off schema migration for Boards notification/event data in the Mongo database. We recommend performing a back-up of the database before you update versions

Features

Improvements:

  • Show Member/Labels buttons in collapsed sidebar
  • Added translations to missing access role fields
  • loading of Board task stats on tiles as required
  • performance of loading My Boards
  • redirect in place for expired session of Collab/Connections with SSO header

Fixes:

  • Connections Header about.jsp issue for older environments (regression in 2023-10-17)
  • Issue where page crashed when reloaded page with Card open, then opening member dialog

2023-10-17

Improvements:

  • updated German translations (UI and emails)
  • expired session handling when using SSO

Fixes:

  • showing CNX8 notification action center in sidebar
  • pasting image in rich text field (desciption and comments)
  • support SafeLinx cookie auth on manifest.json
  • issue where dependencies change view after deletion
  • allow assigned author to assign/unassign

KNOWN ISSUE

  • Connections Header loading via SSO loading in older environments (eg CNX7)

2023-09-14

Mongo schema migrations

Danger

When deployed, this release (and all subsequent) will perform major once-off schema migrations for Boards data in the Mongo database. We recommend performing a back-up of the database before you update versions.

Features:

Improvements:

  • support HCL Connections 8 CR3 style changes
  • API performance (faster response, less data) of the

    • 'My/Public Boards' data
    • cards in a Board
  • Users with the author role now have full edit access on cards that are assigned to them (rather than complete and comment access only)

  • consistency of sidebar icon positioning when collapsed/expanded

Fixes:

  • public member creation when creating Board
  • issues in dependency arrow positioning
  • auto reschedule dependencies when dates change
  • selecting the same file to upload after cancelling
  • expand/collapse lists when pivoted by dates/assignment
  • Ensure assignments are duplicated when copying and pasting tasks
  • Prevent cards from being moved to another list at the same time they are archived by dragging to the archive button
  • Ensure the current user has the correct actions available according to their board role when opening cards from the My Todos view
  • Drag & Drop from rich email clients onto a list
  • Activity list missing action menu

2023-07-04

Improvements:

  • Readers can now select text in descriptions
  • General reader experience
  • Improved author experience - restrict to allowed actions
  • Board title/board options button - styling and usability improvements
  • Current member role now highlighted in members dialog and links added to member permissions documentation
  • Improved randomisation and readability of Assignment Role colours
  • Added tooltips to Assignment Role avatars
  • Microsoft Teams

    • detect members in private sub channels (OAuth Admin consent must be certified again)
    • fix for creating Board in private sub channels
    • loading spinner positioning

Fixes:

  • Connections 8 styling fixes (support banner and nav customisations)
  • Fixed coloured role borders when assigning member roles
  • Fix URLs pointing to old docs pages
  • Issue detecting highest licence when multiple
  • Minor fixes to Welcome and Plan Selection dialogs
  • Template role assignment on touch devices
  • Assignments to non-primary aliases

2023-06-22

Mongo schema migrations

Danger

When deployed, this release (and all subsequent) will perform major once-off schema migrations for Boards data in the Mongo database. We recommend performing a back-up of the database before you update versions.

Features:

  • Template Rescheduling
  • Template Roles
  • Custom Colours - colours and tags have been merged. You are now able to create as many colours as you like in a Board.
  • Button to assign all sub-tasks as dependencies of parent
  • Drag & Drop assignments from parent to sub-cards in modal
  • Drag card to archive

Improvements:

  • Readers no longer see actions they cannot perform
  • Outlook attachments using plugin
  • Copy/Paste functionality (buttons & menu items)
  • UI for member adding on Mobile
  • Timeline card title always visible
  • Auto-move dependency parent
  • Expand all in activity view
  • Hide edit options on archived card
  • Localised format of dates in CSV export
  • Cards can be Archived+Deleted from the card modal toolbar.
  • Drag and drop of lists

    • drag by header
    • fix blank list when scrolled and dragged
    • prevent scrolling of list in drag mode

Fixes:

  • Styling of ITM sidebar in Connections 8 CR1/CR2
  • Connections 8 integrations when Boards on different domain
  • Getting members from private sub-channels (teams)
  • Attachments are moved in child nodes when the parent is moved
  • Updated attachments to correctly show when their parent had been moved
  • Kanban Printing
  • Timeline calendar shifting when opening a card
  • Removed Connections community members not removed from Board membership
  • Dragging card from assigned user created user image as card
  • Sending duplicate due date reminders
  • Card drag and drop

    • issue where a duplicate card appears when drag to end
    • issue where card jumps back to top when dragging a card to end of same list
  • Issue with exporting Board as CSV with special characters (e.g. Umlaut)

  • German translations with extra '}' character

2023-05-12

Fixes:

  • Security issue affecting external users and public communities

2023-01-24

Improvements:

  • Handling of default profile images in Connections
  • Detect language from Connections dropdown

Fixes:

  • Styling for HCL Connections 8 'Important-to-Me' sidebar
  • Handling of licence with new organisation in store

2023-01-17

Improvements:

  • Styling for HCL Connections 8 new UI

2023-01-03

Improvements:

  • Security updates (node 18)

Fixes:

  • Issue with blank page served on /boards

Archive

For release history before 2023 please see here.