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Kollaborate Server 2.7.3 and Kollaborate Encoder 1.3.1 - encoding progress, inline renaming, audio playheads and more

Kollaborate Server 2.7.3 adds lots of new features and fixes to our self-hosted workflow platform, along with a corresponding update for Kollaborate Encoder.

Inline renaming

Renaming a file no longer launches a dialog box or takes you to a different page - it now happens directly in the Files view. This is a better user experience and matches what you would expect in Finder or Windows Explorer. 

Audio playheads

Audio files now show a playhead over their waveform, allowing you to easily skip to specific points in the file. 

Dynamic dates

Dates on comments and files now update dynamically to ensure they are accurate without needing to reload the page - i.e. instead of saying "just now" until you hit refresh, it will now say "x minutes ago" automatically depending on how much time has elapsed.

You can also click on a date on a file or comment to toggle between relative and absolute dates.

File browsing improvements

  • File titles dynamically resize so you can view longer titles
  • Creating new folders or aliases no longer reloads the page
  • Sorting columns no longer reloads the page
  • Added F shortcut key for favoriting files
  • Departments now show size and last modified date and can be sorted by this information
  • Right-clicking two or more files now reveals a Combine Versions option
  • Entering a folder after searching now continues the search inside that folder
  • Quick Look - Improved the UI of folder previews - scroll to see files in the folder, click on a file to view it in the player

UI changes

We've made lots of user interface improvements including new button styles and a new avatar style with a greater range of colors. 

Other changes

Server-specific features

  • Added a tool to the Tools page in the admin area to regenerate the scheduled tasks (useful if you upgrade MAMP and your PHP path changes)
  • The Installer now automatically checks if your Apache AllowOverride setting is correct
  • A message is now shown at the top of the site when a new version has been installed but the database hasn't been upgraded
  • More button style options on the Customize Colors page

Full changelog:

  • Alerts - Project titles are now mentioned in alert emails where appropriate
  • Alerts - Fixed an issue where digests would show alerts for folders moved to a user's department
  • API - Fixed an issue where workflows added during upload wouldn't execute
  • Comments - Updates dates dynamically and you can now toggle between relative / absolute
  • Comments - Show error if the user has been logged out
  • Comments - Markers are now aligned correctly to the playhead
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where the marker bar wouldn't update when removing a comment
  • Files - Inline renaming
  • Files - Sorting no longer reloads the entire page
  • Files - Creating folders and aliases no longer requires a page reload
  • Files - Departments now show size and last date and can be sorted by this information
  • Files - Added F shortcut key for favoriting files
  • Files - Searches are now continued when entering a new folder
  • Files - Support for recognizing Ogg audio/video files, MP4 ringtones and WebP images
  • Files - Added the ability to disable thumbnails on specific files from the Edit Metadata page or via an Upload Workflow
  • Files - Added Combine Versions right-click option
  • Files - Dates now update dynamically and you can toggle between relative / absolute
  • Files - Fixed an issue where revisions may be numbered incorrectly
  • Files - Fixed an issue where moving a file to another project does not recalculate storage space
  • Files - Restoring a deleted file now recalculates disk space correctly
  • Files - Fixed an issue where thumbs could be low quality on iPhone
  • Files - Fixed an issue where in certain situations the files view may be empty if files had previously been deleted
  • Files - Fixed an issue where Advanced Search may return no results for non-admins
  • Files - Fixed an issue where folder size may include the size of deleted files
  • Files - Fixed an issue where moving a file to a different project would switch projects even if "Navigate to destination folder" was switched off
  • Files - Fixed an issue where deleted files may not be sorted correctly
  • Installer - Added the ability to manually download launchd plists on Mac even when installed correctly
  • Installer - Fixed an issue where the config file couldn't be parsed
  • Login - Increased the number of attempts required to trigger account lockout
  • Login - Warn user their account may be locked out if they have too many login attempts
  • Marker importing - Fixed an issue where Resolve EDLs may not import correctly
  • MFA - Support for copying a text string instead of scanning the QR code
  • Player - Real-time encoding progress (requires Kollaborate Encoder 1.3.1)
  • Player - Audio files now have a visible playhead over the waveform
  • Player - Prevented link users from entering empty usernames
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the left/right arrows in the player may try to navigate you to a file that has been deleted
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the wrong avatar could show for custom uploaders
  • Projects - Fixed an issue where projects couldn't be unarchived
  • Projects - Don't show deleted files or aliases when showing project file count
  • Quick Look - Improved the UI of folder previews - scroll to see files in the folder, click on a file to view it in the player
  • Share - Share link summary page now includes the password if specified
  • Share - Moved buttons to create new links to a New dropdown menu
  • Tasks - Tasks can now be imported from a CSV file
  • Tasks - Fixed an issue where task import page could be blank
  • Thumbs - Fixed an issue where manual time position may not be set correctly
  • UI - New shaded button style
  • UI - Changed avatar style and added new avatar colors
  • UI - File titles now dynamically shrink if the filename is long
  • UI - Login page now has centered content look
  • UI - Improved folder path naming on links
  • UI - File thumbs are now center-aligned on mobile
  • UI - Link pages now show your company logo more prominently
  • UI - Improved the display of alerts in the alert dropdown
  • UI - Increased spacing in thumbnail view
  • UI - Don't show hoverthumbs on mobile
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the player page footer would display on links
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the hoverscrub popup wouldn't display correctly
  • UI - Fixed an issue where deleted projects could appear in the Projects dropdown
  • UI - Fixed an issue where checkmarks in menus were not highlighted when hovering the mouse over them
  • UI - Fixed an issue where the triangle icon in the path bar could appear too big in some browsers
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where some users would receive emails asking them to review files they did not have permission to access
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where file expiration dates could be extended after editing a file workflow
  • Workflows - Fixed an issue where links shared from a workflow may not be emailed
  • Overhaul of browser sessions with a greater focus on security
  • Various minor fixes, tweaks and optimizations

Kollaborate is an essential cloud workflow platform that allows you to share files with clients and team members while integrating with Digital Rebellion apps and services. Kollaborate Server allows you to host the platform in-house on your own servers and storage. To find out more, see the Kollaborate Server overview or register for the free cloud trial (Server trials are available on request).

Posted by Jon Chappell on Feb 25 2019 to DR News, Front Page News, Kollaborate