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Recent updates - November 2023

In case you missed it, here are some recent software updates for our products.

Kollaborate Server 3.6 B6 - Nov 4 2023

This is a pre-release version of Kollaborate Server 3.7.

Please see previous betas for a full list of changes from 3.6.x.

Important: this version upgrades the database to MariaDB 10.11 to fix issues when upgrading databases from much older versions of MySQL. Please use the database download tool in Admin Area > Tools to backup your database beforehand.

Changes in this version:

  • Major backend overhaul and modernization of the Files page
  • Deleting a file now moves it to the Trash, which can be accessed at the bottom of the screen. Project admins can restore or empty the trash, otherwise those files will be removed automatically after 30 days.
  • Project titles must now be unique when creating a new project
  • Projects - Added an option to require the user to have MFA set up before they can access a project
  • Support for importing and exporting comments as TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
  • Sharing - Links can now be deleted in a batch
  • Captions - Support for relative / absolute caption timings when importing from a file
  • Search - Additional file type options are available in Advanced Search: Folder, Comment Stream, Compressed Archive
  • Admin - Additional user stats added to the Profile page
  • Admin - Added an option for alternate page text color to custom colors page
  • UI - Navigation bar adjusts more intelligently to the page you're currently viewing
  • Comments - Fixed an issue where uploading a file with a comment wouldn't work correctly
  • User Importing - Fixed an error if a user already exists in the project
  • Share - Fixed an issue where a file request would expire immediately if no expiration date was set
  • Admin - Admin authorization now times out after 30 mins of inactivity instead of when accessing a non-admin section of the site
  • Projects - Fixed an issue that could prevent users from importing folders from another project when creating a new one
  • Users - Tasks the user is assigned to are now unassigned when deleting a user
  • Admin - Pages now work better on light color schemes
  • Files - Fixed an issue where the workflow dropdown icon could be cut off if the workflow name is long
  • API - Fixed an issue where apps would be unable to get the current user's name
  • Uploads - Fixed a crash when uploading to My Private Files
  • Player - Fixed a crash when accessing files in My Private Files
  • Player - Fixed an issue where the comment bar would be semi-transparent in full screen
  • Users - The last selected role is remembered when adding new users
  • Folder Downloading - Better error handling if the user lacks permissions
  • Encoding - More accurate calculation of the current queue position
  • Player - Show the file title when hovering over truncated titles
  • Files - Fixed an issue where comment exports to Reaper may produce the wrong type of file
  • Various minor UI tweaks
  • Various code modernizations and overhauls

Post Haste for Mac 2.8.1 - Oct 25 2023

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Posted by Jon Chappell on Nov 7 2023 to DR News