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VNCchannels 1.1

April 15. 2021

New Features:

  1. Image preview for hero header images of a Topic
  2. Banner with pagination and text highlighting for searched items
  3. Move topics from one channel to another
  4. Display of attached files in a grid below the topic body and comments
  5. Chat notifications for users mentioned in Topic's comments
  6. Option to link topics to each other
  7. File attachment feature for comments
  8. Option to copy links of Private Channels
  9. New indicators to differentiate between subscribed and unsubscribed Topics
  10. Option to rename files
  11. Listing and different view modes of archived Topics and Channels
  12. Detail screens for archived channels and topics
  13. Member popup window and unarchive options for channels and topics
  14. Anchors for Comment icons and the Comment Counter
  15. Move topic functionality for private Topics
  16. Added channel IDs to the Topic routes
  17. New file reorder feature in the create/edit Topics menu that reflects in the hero header of the topic

Changes:

  1. New file context menu
  2. Updated the text editor design
  3. Updated the file upload flow and added a skeleton loader for uploads in progress
  4. Updated the People section in the right sidepanel
  5. Updated the hero header preview for videos with a bigger play button
  6. Hover effect on the Add button in the right sidepanel for Channels and Topics
  7. Improved 'Empty' Notification
  8. Updated the icons for the grid and list views of Topics
  9. Added a tick mark to the snackbar notifications
  10. Changed the default avatar
  11. Fixed the disappearing comments and restricted the mention list for private Topics
  12. Increased the embedded video size in the Create/Edit Topic modal and on the Topic details page
  13. Updated the button text of invitations
  14. Updated the file upload flow: restricted to max 5 files at once
  15. Changed the file download process: removed the popup window for a more seamless flow
  16. Changed the 'Create New Topic' modal to a full screen overlay instead of a popup
  17. Delete option in the kebab menu for Channels and Topics
  18. Updated the tag chip variables in the codebase

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed the embedding of URLs in inline text
  2. Removed the extra vertical scrollbar from the subscription invitation modal
  3. Fixed the file download and thumbnail previews in the files tab of the right sidepanel
  4. Removed the Topic's API null (500) error from the browser's console
  5. Fixed the UI of the info tab in the right sidepanel
  6. Fixed the overlapping avatars in the Users tab in right side panel [Safari browser]
  7. Fixed and enabled the text selection for Topic names, descriptions, and comments.
  8. Fixed the channel and topic redirecting after page reload
  9. Fixed the sorting order of the user list in the right sidebar
  10. Resized the create channel and create topic icons
  11. Fixed the thumbnail display
  12. Improved auto-checking for empty messages in comments
  13. Improved the Search in Channels/Topics
  14. Fixed the behaviour of images in Topics inserted by copy and paste
  15. Fixed the user specific channels and topics in the simple search
  16. Fixed the realtime update of the Users tab in right sidepanel of Topics and Channels
  17. Restricted the header and inline attachments to image and video files only
  18. Fixed the responsive view of the Topic create/edit modal in the right side panel
  19. Fixed the Channel description updating mechanism in the right panel info tab while switching channels
  20. Fixed the display of files in the Edit Topic modal when editing Topics via the grid/tile view
  21. Aligned the Edit Channel modal to the create channel modal
  22. Fixed the long topic name handling in the right sidebar
  23. Fixed the real-time update of the File tab in the right panel
  24. Removed the text formatting and images from the tile/grid preview of topics
  25. Fixed the margin/padding in the comments dropdown menu
  26. Fixed the avatar in the right sidebar info tab
  27. Center-aligned the user-count-badge in the People's section
  28. Updated the avatar's badge icon size to 10x10
  29. Removed the max-width attribute for inline image attachments
  30. Fixed the text and counter display in the left sidepanel
  31. Removed the frame from the Avatars
  32. Fixed the display of the comment counter in the Topic's grid/tile view when there are no comments available
  33. Fixed the upload of header and inline attachments
  34. Adjusted the UI for search results in Channels and Topics
  35. Fixed the real-time update display of Topic names and descriptions on the Topic details page
  36. Disallowed the selection of text in tabs, titles, empty state, and other places
  37. Added snackbar notification for missing permissions to create Channels and Topics
  38. Fixed the Topic reordering by liking/disliking
  39. Fixed the 'like/unlike' functionality on the Topic details page
  40. Fixed the 'Edit Topic' functionality
  41. Improved upload handling of large image files
  42. Fixed the open chat windows when switching from Chat to Channels
  43. Fixed the DestroyedView error in the browser's console
  44. Truncated channel/topic names after 52 characters
  45. [Desktop Client] Fixed the wrong URL generation in Channels and Topics
  46. Fixed the comment display and related console errors
  47. Fixed the create topic screen for long strings without spaces in the description field
  48. Fixed the comment counter
  49. Fixed the 'send to' functionality of Channels and Topics
  50. Fixed the position of the quote tooltip
  51. Fixed the 'move topic' functionality for public Topics

VNCchannels 1.0

April 14. 2021

New Features:

  1. Topic read/unread count in the left side of the Channel list
  2. User mention functionality in Topic descriptions
  3. Simple search for Channels and Topics
  4. Made the Channels tab hide/show feature configurable in the config-file
  5. Functionality to add files from the context/kebab menu to a Topic

Changes:

  1. Updated the style for the hero (header bar) image and Topic items
  2. Updated the tile-grid responsive view
  3. Changed the flow of the Channel deletion from dropdown/context-menu to Archive
  4. Updated the Channels list API to get the user specific total amount of unread Topics

Bugfixes:

  1. Fixed the Channels & Topics UI bugs in case of theme application
  2. Improved the display of inline-attachments in Topics
  3. Fixed the display of the group icon for group chats with uploaded avatar
  4. Fixed the subscribe/unsubscribe avatar flickering and the Channel indexing in the left menu
  5. Fixed the UI in the Channel/Topic name in the right side bar below the Info tab in case of trimmed carriage returns
  6. Fixed the padding of the wrapper in the right-side bar
  7. Fixed the display of long Channel names and descriptions in Channel header by using character limits and ellipsis
  8. Fixed the topic description update handling on the details page
  9. Added missing French translations
  10. Shortened the the Tag chips display to 25 characters in the Topic Create/Edit module
  11. Removed the unnecessary "x" sign from the tags in the right-side bar of Topics
  12. Updated and fixed the Create Channel flow
  13. Removed an extra search-channel API call when moving to the Channels tab
  14. Removed the unnecessary scrollbar from the invitation dialogue
  15. Fixed the UI of the Subscribe invitation function of Channels and Topics
  16. Fixed the colour of the Header and tabs according to the selected theme
  17. Implemented and fixed the routing in the Channels tab
  18. Fixed jenkins build issues
  19. Fixed the responsive view of the comment text area in Channels
  20. [mobile] Hid the Channels tab
  21. Removed the URL display API in the Topic description from the right side bar
  22. Removed the HTML elements from the Channel header and the left side Channel list globally

VNCchannels 0.9 (beta)

April 12. 2021

New Features:

  1. Topics feature
  2. Topic preview
  3. Operations to edit Topics
  4. 'Delete Topic' functionality
  5. Functionality to subscribe/unsubscribe to Channels
  6. Roles for members (moderator, participant) when inviting users to a Channel
  7. "Send to..." feature
  8. 'Send to' feature in the kebab menu of Topics and Channels
  9. Copy Link feature for Topics/Channels
  10. New functionality to archive Channels
  11. New option to archive Topics
  12. UI to display files and users within the selected topic/channel
  13. File/image grid preview in the 'create/edit Topic' menu with counter
  14. Quick search in the Channels with search box
  15. UI to display the Topic/Channel info in the right sidebar
  16. New 'mute/unmute' functionality for private and public Channels
  17. Added a colored dot to unread topics and improved the header style
  18. Implemented the 'Forward topic' feature
  19. Permission based option to add/remove members of topic/channels
  20. Tags for Channels and Topics
  21. Subscribe/Unsubscribe from private channels with different options for channel author, moderator or user
  22. Permission based edit/delete Channel/Topic functionality
  23. Pagination for Channel lists
  24. Pagination for topic lists in the channel details
  25. Pagination for Files and Users tabs of Topics in the right side panel
  26. Permission based functionality to create topics
  27. New UI to display files in selected Channels (integration of components and API)
  28. Integrated the top bar components in the UI
  29. New download and send to feature
  30. Channel detail list view
  31. New UI to display Topics with Channels
  32. UI to display files in selected Channels
  33. German language support for Channels and Topics
  34. 'Disable comments' feature for Topics
  35. Permission based handling of edit/delete comments
  36. 'Edit Topic' button to the Channel details
  37. File upload in the 'Create Topic' workflow
  38. New 'add/remove' functionality for attachments in the create/update Topics flow
  39. New option to delete Channels
  40. Option to create private Topics with file attachments
  41. Option to subscribe to Public Topics
  42. Added persistent layout changes
  43. French language support for Channels and Topics
  44. Edit topics functionality

Changes:

  1. Updated the 'Create Topic' flow to invite users with role
  2. Improved performance by using compressed thumbnails for inline image attachments in the Topic description
  3. Updated the flow for the channel creation for mandatory fields: channel name and channel type (public/private)
  4. Flow to allow users to invite other users with user role while editing a Channel
  5. Position and style of the file upload drag & drop container

Bugfixes:

  1. Improved UI
  2. Fixed the Channel display
  3. Performance improvements
  4. Fixed the pin/unpin functionality of Channels
  5. Improved the routing to chats/calls when clicking on a notification while being in a Channel
  6. Fixed the tabs flow in the left sidebar in case of page reloads
  7. Removed an unnecessary scrollbar in the Topic creation menu
  8. Fixed the display of the Comments on the topic details page
  9. Removed Non-Header Files from the Hero Image
  10. Fixed the display of the Channels list in the left panel
  11. Fixed the display of the Channel description in the left side panel
  12. Fixed typos
  13. Fixed the file upload flow
  14. Fixed the overlapping left side panel when resizing the window
  15. Fixed the UI in the right-side panel
  16. Improvements in the header UI
  17. Display of Channels opened directly from the URL
  18. Improved the display of nested comments
  19. Performance improvements by using compressed images in Topics for inline image attachments
  20. Performance improvements when coming back from the Topic details to the Channel details screen

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