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IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 includes new functions that may be optionally used or enabled by making changes to the configuration files.
IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 includes new functions that may be optionally used or enabled by making changes to the configuration files. This document lists each function, along with a brief description and steps to enable them. For information regarding IBM Connections 5.0 CRs, please review the Upgrade Strategy for IBM Connections 5.0 document.
Integrating Connections Content Manager (CCM) libraries with IBM Docs
If the IBM Docs application is deployed, IBM Docs integrates with the library application to add new features and to enable co-editing of library document files.
The library interface changes if IBM Docs Editor 1.0.7 is deployed. First, new buttons are added to the main library page for creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets directly from within a library. In addition, a new Edit in Docs button is displayed for document files; use this button to edit library files with the IBM Docs editor.
Linked libraries also support IBM Docs starting with IBM Docs Editor 1.0.7. However, to use IBM Docs features within a linked library, the library must reside on the FileNet server used by libraries on your Connections Content Manager installation.
During the installation of IC 5.0 CR2 the Update-FNCS-ceclient script will prompt to enable a setting which makes draft files visible to all members. If you will be using IBM Docs within the library widget, you must say yes to this option. Here is an example of the prompt:
If you complete this script without enabling the option, you may enable it after the fact by setting the “enableSharedDrafts” flag to “true” within fncs-sitePrefs.properties. See Site preference parameters in the IBM Content Navigator Knowledge Center for instructions on updating fncs-sitePrefs.properties.
Viewing thumbnail images of files in the Library or Linked Library
Starting with IBM Docs Viewer 1.0.7, there is now a Grid View in Library/Linked Library which displays thumbnails of the files like so:
Hover over a file thumbnail and the thumbnail transitions to show details such as who last updated the file and when.
1. To download and open the file, click the Download Icon.
2. To view a file, click the back of the thumbnail or the Preview/View icon.
3. To view file information, click the file name or the View file details Icon.
Enable grid view in Connections Content Manager libraries and linked libraries by setting the ccmMediaView flag to enabled in the LotusConnections-config.xml.
External users support for Connections Content Manager Libraries
If Connections Content Manager (CCM) is used in your deployment and external user access is enabled, those users will now be able to access CCM libraries. There is a required administrative task which must be run before allowing visitors to access CCM libraries. Review the topic “Using libraries” under “Communities” in the online help for more information.
Editing a file locally for Files and Connections Content Manager Libraries using the desktop plugin
If you have the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows installed and configured, you can perform round trip editing on a file. This means that you can check out a file, edit it locally, and then check it back in to Files. The file you want to edit must be a file that you own or a file that has been shared with you and for which Editor access has been assigned. Use the Edit on Desktop button to launch to open the file for editing.
Enable Roundtrip editing for files in libraries and linked libraries by setting <enableConnectionConnectors>true</enableConnectionConnectors> true in library-config.xml. For details to enable roundtrip editing for files in libraries and linked libraries refer to the topic “Enabling round-trip editing for files” under “Administering Files” in the online documentation.
Enhanced Lotus Quickr for Domino Pages:
Users who migrated Lotus Quickr for Domino Pages to the Connections Content Manager (CCM) Library will see the uploaded content of the file display in an iframe. The HTML inside the iframe is inlined and filtered for active content. Any script found within HTML will be turned off as a safety feature. The size of the document is limited to 40960 bytes. For best results, use the Lotus Quickr for Domino to IBM Connections Libraries Migration Tool when migrating content from Quickr (pages) to Connections 5.0 CR2.
Improved consistency for the error message when the description character limit is exceeded
There is now a consistent error when the description character limit is exceeded for all components in IBM Connections.
|IBM Connections 5 Cumulative Release 2 Fixes|
|LO82179||Activities||Fixed the problem where the Next link at the top of the Activities page would go to the last page instead of the next page.|
|Activities||Fixed the problem where the Activities seedlist api failed when a Range=0 parameter was attached to url|
|Activities||Corrected the behavior when Activities would reorganizes entries when it’s was not required|
|LO82732||Activities||Fixed the problem where a custom field could not be deleted from a pending item|
|Activities||Fixed the problem where comments in Activities were not displayed for creation, update, delete and restore in recent updates|
|Activities||General improvements to Forums and Activities|
|Activities||Fixed the problem where the Activity will show externally in the Activity Stream when visitor model is disabled|
|LO82306||Activity Stream||Corrected the problem where the URL-Preview was not working|
|LO81440||Activity Stream||Corrected the problem where a user would be unable to repost a particular status update under certain circumstances|
|LO82822||Activity Stream||Corrected a problem where Service to Service communications failed when using the Sonata Framework|
|LO74869||Activity Stream||Improved atom feed support across browsers|
|Activity Stream||Corrected malformed SQL exceptions in the News log when content in the feed was displayed|
|Activity Stream,News||Fixed the problem where links to files were incorrectly displayed in the Activity Stream|
|LO81911||Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem in Blogs where escaped characters were displayed in notifications received and notifications sent view|
|LO82148||Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Corrected the problem where the visit count and like count in Blogs search result were incorrect|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed a problem in the ATOM feeds that did not strip the ID of mentioned users from the summary|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed an js error when “Graduate” was selected in the Ideation Blogs|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed a display problem when the check box for many users for “Notify other people” in Community Blogs where the contents would be shifted|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem when Blog entries were attributed to incorrect author|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Corrected the ordinal numbers for the the day in a week for various languages|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem where Public Bookmarks were not searchable from within the Bookmarks component|
|LO83503||Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem where events were created incorrectly when they repeated by “the last Sunday” event|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Corrected the problem in the ideation widget where the idea description was double escaped|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem where Blog comments would get corrupted after an edit|
|LO83019||Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Correct the issue where a blog could not be deleted when in German locale.|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the behavior of paging in Ideas for an Ideation Blog|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the problem where the Ideation Blog Ideas feed were missing attribute values|
|Blogs & Bookmarks & Calendar||Fixed the priority sort order of links in Blogs not sort correctly|
|LO81934||Business card||Corrected the problem where Invite to Network was not working on Profiles Business Card from outside Profiles.|
|Business card||Corrected the focus problem for the Profiles business card when it was closed [IE]|
|LO83394||CCM/FileNet||Added two new flags to library-config.xml to change Library widget functionalityBoth of these flags default to “true” if not specified and the functionality stays the same.
|LO83223||CCM/FileNet||Corrected an outdated link in the Library widget helper page which caused an error opening the Desktop Connector|
|LO82724||CCM/FileNet||Corrected the problem when document types are not displayed when editing a library under certain circumstances or uploading a file for the first time.|
|CCM/FileNet||Fixed the problem where external users could access CCM content under certain circumstances|
|LO82100||Communities||Fixed the problem when Community overview page would continually reload under certain circumstances [IE8]|
|Communities||Fixed the problem where searching Communities in Japanese was not working in Advanced Search|
|Communities||Reduced log noise relating to getWidgetURLs in the Communities logs|
|Communities||Fixed the problem where the LifecycleEventReplayService logging was unnecessarily verbose.|
|Communities||Corrected the behavior where the widget lifecycle event replay service would stop sending events to a remote app at the first occurrence of a server error|
|Communities||Performance improvements to the SQL query for Members views|
|LO83395||Communities||Corrected the problem where groups were added to a community and they initially were displayed as ‘External’|
|Communities||Implemented separate ‘Save’ and ‘Save and Close’ buttons for the first tab on the edit community page|
|LO82112||Community Catalog||Corrected the problem where the Start a Community button was displayed for unauthorized users|
|Common||Fixed the problem when a Community title would split words incorrectly|
|LO81883||Common||Fixed the word wrapping for German translation of notifications|
|LO82529||Common||Corrected the problem where URLs ending with dash “-” were not working in several scenarios|
|Common||Corrected the German translation in the Who Connects Us Widget|
|Common||Updated the code to support Norwegian locale.|
|Common||Reduced log noise relating to News|
|Common||Corrected the problem where More Actions would be missing in some components when viewed with different browsers|
|LO83208||Common||Fixed a CSS problem with the Recommendations Widget using a custom widget|
|Common||Fixed the problem where the context menu in the Wiki editor would only be displayed if selected|
|LO83954||Common||Corrected a problem where the Sametime proxy login would incorrectly change the status to available when logging in through Connections|
|LO82511||Core – Common services||Corrected the problem where the ajax proxy forwards a request on the wrong port under high usage|
|LO82874||Core – Common services||Updated the @mention regex to resolve infinite loop issue.|
|Core – Common services||Fixed the problem where Common Proxy fails if an external URL is added|
|LO82343||Connections Mail||Fixed a problem in where the Sametime Meeting Room Widget would not work under certain circumstances|
|Discussion Forums||Corrected the problem where the Forums API feed was not returning all the user that had access to the forum.|
|LO82536||Discussion Forums||Fixed the problem where a user opens a public Community and accesses the Related Communities widget as an anonymous user which would generate an error|
|LO79743||Files||Fixed the problem when a user who has not previously login to Files before will be considered to be an anonymous user under certain circumstances|
|LO82478||Files||Improvements to uploading files to Wikis and Files|
|LO82180||Files||Fixed an exception in FilesConfigService.showConfig()|
|LO82910||Files||Corrected the problem where the Files widget sporadically return an unknown error when changing language parameters|
|LO82417||Files||Corrected the problem where the Library menu was incorrectly displayed in a community owned folder|
|LO80645||Files||Fixed the incorrect message displayed when dragging & dropping a Community File to a Personal Folder|
|LO81829||Homepage||Fixed an incorrect line break in the sidebar when using the German language|
|LO82788||Metrics – Cognos||Fixed the problem where the Community Metrics link would display the incorrect report|
|Mobile||Visitor Model for the Mobile app is support in IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 for Activity Stream, Files and Communities.|
|Mobile||Corrected the problem where the Prevent Terms Of Usage Page would be displayed everytime a user would login to the Mobile app|
|Mobile||Cleaned up Mobile Event errors in the logs|
|Mobile||Improved the Status Update view so it could be displayed properly in the Mobile app|
|Mobile||Fixed the problem where Asian language characters corrupted and display as “???” under Mobile Web Client|
|LO80840||News||Fixed the problem when posting any html character in a status update field would result in that character being decoded|
|News||Reduced unnecessary log noise for seedlists|
|News||Corrected the problem where the Video Preview did not work in Homepage or Communities in status update messages|
|Profiles||Corrected the problem where removing the tag selection caused the tag widget to render improperly|
|Profiles||Fixed the problem where third party search options were not displayed in in Profiles|
|Profiles||Fixed unnecessary log noise for references to CSS styles with invalid image references|
|Profiles||Disabled Sametime awareness for external users|
|LO83263||Profiles||Fixed the problem with the tag list not displaying when Profiles policy “profile.tag.add” was enabled|
|LO83231||Profiles||Fixed a problem with customizations to the Full Reports To Chain view with extension attributes did not show any data|
|LO82804||Profiles||Corrected the problem where duplicate entries in search by Organization tag were displayed|
|Profiles||Fixed the problem where the Profiles Tags field wasn’t accepting a tag using the <Enter> key.|
|LO82089||Profiles||Fixed the problem when a photo which has high DPI would not be uploaded to Profiles|
|LO82890||Portal||Cumulative Portal iFixes for IC 5.0 CR1|
|LO82270||Search||Made improvements in search when searching for a decimal number in Thai|
|Search||Search improvements when using the Thai language|
|Search||Performance improvements for searching in Homepage|
|LO83120||Search||Corrected a problem with SPNEGO not working properly with the SEARCH application|
|Search||Corrected an error during handling a file which caused postprocessing to fail|
|Search||Reduced unnecessary log noise generated by Search|
|Search||Fixed the problem where no search results where returned for negative numbers|
|LO83120||Search||Corrected an issue where searching in a component would not function properly using SPNEGO|
|Search||Reduced unnecessary log noise for timeouts in seedlists|
|Tags||Corrected the problem where a tag could not be selected with the Enter key|
|LO82863||Wikis||Fixed the problem where the Print This Page feature in Wikis did not print when using either Chrome and Safari|
|Wikis||Fixed an issue with the font displaying incorrectly in the Wiki TOC|
|Wikis||Fixed the problem where the Wikis navigation tree would be removed from the tab sequence|
|Wikis||Fixed the problem when clicking on a page number for a Wiki page did not paginate|
|LO81889||Wikis||Corrected an issue with modified public Wikis URLs|
|LO83072||Wikis||Corrected a typeahead error for tags in Wikis|
|LO83186||Wikis||Fixed an error that would be generated under certain circumstances when a Wiki page would be selected|
|LO82349||@Mention||Fixed the problem where using the Backspace key was not cancelling an @mention when no results are found|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where the symbol “@” would separate from a username when the input text after the @mention user was a BiDi language.|
|@Mention||Corrected the behavior that prevented moving focus with the mouse when editing comment after an @mention [IE9-11]|
|@Mention||Corrected the problem where a business card were no longer displayed when switch from HTML Source then back to rich text|
|LO82350||@Mention||Fixed the problem where moving the cursor before the “@” and adding text would add it to the @mention|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where an @mentions with an invalid user would be displayed twice [Chrome]|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where no business card was displayed in the Forum Topic editing view while hovering over the @mention|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where the backspace key could not be used to delete an @mention under certain circumstances|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where an @mention would not be able to be selected with a mouse under certain circumstances|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where an @mention could not be navigated over using the Left Arrow key [IE]|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where a blank space was added after an @mention|
|@Mention||Fixed the double spacing problem in Wikis when using @mentions|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where the cursor would jump to the head of the line when deleting an @mention|
|@Mention||Fixed the problem where saving comments for a Library File failed when the comments included @mention|
|@Mention||Correct the problem where Error/Warning messages for @mentions in To-Dos and Entries in Activities were not updating|