Archive for June, 2011
UPDATE: Please accept our sincerest apologies for any miscommunication, though the new Advanced Search feature is currently only available within our TCS Cloud offering. We are looking to include this functionality in a future release of MindTouch Platform v 10.1.
MindTouch Core, Platform and TCS all ship with a new advanced search feature that takes a normal query and gives you a dedicated UI for going into further detail about what you want. Advanced search allows you to refine your queries by including “all of these words” “exact phrase” “any of these words” or “been tagged with.” You can also filter results by “do not have these words” “by author” “by type:pages, images, comments, or documents.” If you are a TCS customer, these results are going to feed into your search analytics as well.
You can read more about advanced search and see some screenshots over on help.mindtouch.us.
We’re not all great spellers. Let’s face it, most of us are pretty bad spellers. We’re also not great at grammar. When you ask for collaboration amongst your community, you have to take the bad with the good – spelling and grammar included. Wouldn’t it be nice if your collaboration platform had a spell-check and grammar-check built into the editor?
In the 10.1 release of Core, Platform and TCS, MindTouch now ships with that capability out of the box. Look for the ABC button at the top of your editor window and click it. Wait a sec while the spell-check reads your content and then start to click on the items it highlights for you to correct them.
The service is based on After the Deadline and is available for free. If you upgrade to 10.1 there is nothing to do to set it up. We’ve pre-package the connection to that service for you.
One of the most requested features we have had is a way for MindTouch to automatically save content users are in the process of creating. Murphy’s Law teaches us that when you are hard at work on something for a very long time and you forget to save your progress, that’s when your computer will fail you. Now, in the event your browser crashes, when you get back to your MindTouch site, and navigate to the page you were working on, it will ask you if you want to continue editing the page you were working on or abandon those changes and work with some previous version.
The auto-save feature produces a notification in the editor dialog (top right corner) every time it saves. Look for it after you upgrade and start editing.
This feature is available in Core, Platform and TCS versions of 10.1 and 11.
We’re going to be deprecating Watched Pages soon. This has been one of the most consistently requested changes in our product. It was a good idea that ended up creating confusion when notifications were added along side it. In this development iteration, we’re going to be eliminating the confusion by choosing one. Notifications won.
There are a number of members of the Developer Community who have already spent time cultivating a watchlist. Don’t panic. Your watched list will still be available. We’re going to migrate it to a page where we’re tracking your notifications. That’s the good news. The bad news – unless you get in and unsubscribe – is that you’re going to be receiving notifications for pages that you’re watching (but only when they change).
When the feature goes live on MindTouch.us we’ll cross-post here since we keep developer.mindtouch.com current with those bits.
105 Assorted Bug Fixes
- Most notably are taking advantage of upgrades in both Mono and Lucene (see upgrade note below)
- Optimizing performance for reliability and speed
- Additions to the API
- Improving DekiScript performance
- Improvements to the WYSIWYG Editor performance
- Fixes for Desktop Connector
New Features, Enhancements and UI improvements
- Including new activity reports
- After the Deadline
- Zendesk integration
- Making some skins obsolete
- Improvements in user management
- New Editor Skin
- Autosave in editor
- Reformatting of buttons and comments in text area
- Advanced Search
- KB Guide template
Upgrading to MindTouch 10.1 from any previous version will require a Mono upgrade to Mono 2.10.2. Failure to do so will result in the API crashing; this latest version of MindTouch does require Mono 2.10.2.