Release Notes 3.0-m5 ("Milestone 5")
Issues resolved or improved in this milestone since Milestone 3
Macro Browser (in Markup Editor)
The Macro Browser is now available in the wiki markup editor! Features are listed below.
You can now browse through a list of categorized macros and select a macro to insert. Macros that do not have categories define can be found in the 'All' categories tab. To insert a macro, you can either double click on the macro or click it once and then click the 'Next' button.
For macros that have parameter metadata defined, you will see parameter labels and descriptions with the appropriate input fields. So far we are handling boolean and select-one-from-list type parameters. Everything else is considered a string. Please note that there is no field validation.
For macros that don't have the parameter metadata defined, you will see a single input field for the macro parameters and its notation guide help (if any) below.
A default preview will be loaded only if the macro doesn't have required parameters. The preview can be updated by clicking on the 'Preview' button. This button location will change in the future.
You can also edit a macro by placing your cursor in the start tag of a macro and then clicking the Macro Browser icon. It should display the 'Insert X Macro' page with it's parameters populated.
- Macro summary and parameter descriptions are currently under review by the tech writing team, so please ignore grammar/spelling/crappy English for this milestone.
- The macro icons (displayed in browse macros) are temporary. Hopefully we will be able to get much sexier icons.
- Some macros falsely declare they have bodies (e.g. gallery) so you may see some unnecessary body text areas
Several major community features have their debut in this milestone.
This milestone, we are releasing the first version of the Status feature. There is still a lot of work to be done, it's not particularly polished but we want your feedback.
First of all, set your status from the user menu, where you'll get a dialog box allowing you to enter your new status.
You can see your status and others' statuses from user hover, under the "Status List" option in user profiles, the "Favorite People" tab (see below), personal space sidebar (see below).
Marking another user as "favorite" is now meaningful. In milestone 5, you'll be able to get a list of statuses from the people you follow.
Check out the "Favorite People" tab in your user profile – you can get there via your user menu.
It will show you who you're following, and who's following you. You can also quickly follow someone with the user search, and see a list of status updates from the people you follow.
Personal Space Sidebar
With this release, we now have some structured form of a user profile for every user. On the right of any personal space*, there'll be a sidebar with various details of the person's space you're viewing. Don't worry, you can easily collapse the sidebar and it'll shift out of sight. Once you collapse the sidebar, it will stay collapsed for all personal spaces for the duration of your login session.
Here's what it looks like:
We plan to put more information on the sidebar, at the moment it looks a little silly if the user doesn't have a status set and hasn't filled out any of the extra profile fields we added last milestone.
This only works in the Default Theme.
- There are a few known issues with the Community work, the biggest thing is what you see at the moment is a first cut of the functionality, we plan to "sexy" it up a bit and make the status and profile pages look a lot nicer.
- You will also notice that when you favorite another user you will need to wait for the index to be flushed for your changes to be applied. This will be improved in a future milestone.
There are two relevant bug fixes in this milestone:
- Configuration to prevent anonymous users accessing user profile information (Release Notes 3.0-m5 ("Milestone 5"))
- Cannot insert links with Unicode characters in the URL (Release Notes 3.0-m5 ("Milestone 5")).
The Engine Room team has delivered one more performance improvement and a significant security improvement this milestone:
- Attachment retrieval should cache attachment IDs (Release Notes 3.0-m5 ("Milestone 5"))
- Anti-XSS mode is now enabled by default (Release Notes 3.0-m5 ("Milestone 5")).
We also fixed the regression in the previous milestone (M4)where pages with thousands of attachment versions brought all attachment retrievals to a grinding halt.