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  • Improved documentation and code quality

    Posted by: Robin Smidsrød 17. Sep 2020 16:54

    Today's update (2832387) brings with it the following changes:

    Enhancements

    • A lot of the database queries have been refactored, which should make them more robust. There is also a slightly higher risk of regressions.
    • Added more test cases for better code coverage.
    • Started using better tools to improve code quality and avoid bad practices.

    Documentation improvements

    • Added reference documentation for Site, Tag and Messages model classes.
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  • Improved email validation and other bugfixes

    Posted by: Rakesh Kumar Shardiwal 8. Jul 2020 17:52

    Today's update (a6933a0) brings with it the following changes:

    Enhancements

    • Improved pin registration request handler to show email validation error.

    Bugfixes

    • Fixed error when nickname is longer than 100 characters.
    • Show error message when email is already taken.
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  • Improved message reading experience and other accessibility improvements

    Posted by: Rakesh Kumar Shardiwal 18. May 2020 17:09

    Today's update (5b56347) brings with it the following changes:

    Enhancements

    • Back button was added in the message reading pane, so that user can go back to their corresponding location.
    • Improved accessibility in object/container button bar.
    • A lot of the database queries have been refactored, which should make them more robust. There is also a slightly higher risk of regressions.

    Bugfixes

    • Active tab selection in message reading pane has better usability.
    • New message link in message reading pane can now be clicked.
    • Removed unwanted "Unread" button from outbox message reading.
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  • Improved object editor workflow and fixed user membership issues

    Posted by: Robin Smidsrød 20. Apr 2020 18:21

    Today's update (6b463a0) brings with it the following changes:

    Security issues

    • Now avoids non-read permissions assigned to anonymous user.

    Performance improvements

    • Increased hardware resources to handle additional load because of home-schooling situation.

    New features

    • Enabled teachers to save edits without notifying student until the document is ready.
    • Added assessment plugin to object editor, which enables teachers to highlight different parts of the text with color and information.

    Enhancements

    • Improved voice recorder app to use current browser APIs for microphone access.
    • The add new site behavior has been improved to avoid accidential overwriting of site information.
    • The notify supervisor feature in the object editor has a simpler user experience.
    • Improved process-oriented document writing workflow by allowing the description field to be used as a comment for author.
    • Improved readability of object editor contents by increasing line height.
    • Fixed accessibility issues in synthetic speech user interface.
    • Some buttons in the user profile page now have improved accessibility.

    Bugfixes

    • Large resolution video can now be played without overlapping the viewport. This isssue should now be fixed.
    • Fixed issue with no memberships being shown in user profile if e-Portal user isn't a member of any institution groups.
    • Fixed issue where administrator role from e-Portal is turned into an institution and course administrator role. Now it properly assigns the supervisor role in the same situation.
    • Fixed an issue in the message reading pane where the delete or mark as unread button would redirect to new message instead of back to list.
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  • Improve messaging and Google Chrome cookie behavior fixes

    Posted by: Rakesh Kumar Shardiwal 12. Mar 2020 19:24

    Today's update (40f90ea39) brings with it the following changes:

    Security issues

    • Google Chrome v80 made changes to SameSite cookie behavior. The SameSite attribute on cookies is used to control cross-domain behavior. All cookies are now set to Samesite=Lax, but session cookies are explicitly set to Samesite=None.
    • Talkbook sound files are now served with CORS headers. This solves a playback issue with translation audio files used in D-bok.
    • HTTPS certificates are now issued using LetsEncrypt ACMEv2.

    Performance improvements

    • Updated to the latest Perl toolchain. This might give minor performance improvements.

    New features

    • Added conversation view for messages. Now users can see all of the conversations they have had with another person on a single page.
    • Added inline attachment option to new message screen, now user can upload new file or choose any existing object as attachment to a message. Where you want to store the uploaded attachment can be chosen.

    Enhancements

    • Message reply status is now available in the messaging system.
    • Messaging inbox/outbox search query is sticky now, it remembers what you have searched when you re-enter the page.
    • Accessibility of the sound player has been improved.
    • Accessibility of the manage_language template function has been improved.

    Bugfixes

    • Fixed user-interface inconsistency with tab navigation in messaging feature.
    • Fixed inability to navigate cells in quiz type matchbox with keyboard.

    Documentation improvements

    • Added reference documentation for:
      • Template behavior
      • BlobMachine behavior
      • User collection and permission manager behavior
      • User, object and quiz container models
      • CSV parsing, captcha validation, business metric logging, pagination, macro and talkbook libraries
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