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  • Niels Hartvig 1870 posts 2127 karma points admin core hq c-trib
    6 days ago
    Niels Hartvig
    6

    Umbraco 7.6 feedback

    Hi Everyone!

    As you might have noticed, we've released the beta of Umbraco 7.6 - full details here. We'd love feedback and the more we get the faster it'll go from Beta to Release.

    For general feedback use this forum post, but for specific bug reports, please use the issue tracker.

  • jeffrey.schoemaker@perplex.nl 176 posts 617 karma points c-trib
    6 days ago
    jeffrey.schoemaker@perplex.nl
    3

    Hi Niels (and the rest of the team),

    great work getting 7.6-beta out! Tested it shortly (will do it more next week), but really love the new content picker and the way listviews are handled. A really big editor-improvement!

    • I'm wondering if there are any plans to also upgrade the Insert/Edit-link functionality in rich text editors so that it supports the listview-previewing instead of the "Search..."-functionality?

    Of course, I'm also really happy that the security is given some TLC :). Really glad that finally legacyEncoding is defaulted to false, the minimum password length is set to 10 and allowManuallyChangingPassword is set to false.

    • And how about setting minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters to 1 :)?

    All new Umbraco installs now will have the most secure settings possible(http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-6566#)!

    • But I hope you can reopen this issue (http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-6566#) and give it some additional TLC, because I think this will be very annoying for administrators in the future, and everyone will set allowManuallyChangingPassword to true.

    A few questions remain, hope these can be answered shortly:

    • Were there any specific arguments to change the colours of the backoffice to these colours? Is it just because someone liked these colours better, or is there some deeper thought behind it?
    • Why is SignalR implemented in the core. Tried to look it up in the issue (http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-8908) but it remains pretty cryptic for an outsider. Can you give some additional background information about this and some ideas what we could do with it?

    Keep up the great work, can't wait until the final release (will do some testing next week, to make it a final release),

    Jeffrey

  • Niels Hartvig 1870 posts 2127 karma points admin core hq c-trib
    6 days ago
    Niels Hartvig
    2

    Great feedback, Jeffrey!

    I'm wondering if there are any plans to also upgrade the Insert/Edit-link functionality in rich text editors so that it supports the listview-previewing instead of the "Search..."-functionality?

    We should - we honestly missed this one (it also needs auto-focus on url when you open the dialog). We'll look at it for 7.6.x.

    But I hope you can reopen this issue (http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-6566#)

    That's the same issue that was quoted above - copy/paste error?

    Were there any specific arguments to change the colours of the backoffice to these colours? Is it just because someone liked these colours better, or is there some deeper thought behind it?

    The color set was a part of a design manual that was made a couple of years ago. We wanted the back office to have a friendlier look and more clear branding without taking the focus away from the important part - peoples content. That's also why you still won't see Umbraco logos when you login. With the roll-out of 7.6 final we'll be using the new color sets across umbraco.com, Cloud, Our, CMS and hopefully also TV (although that might be a little later)

    Why is SignalR implemented in the core.

    We want to enable more real-time features for both CMS but also Cloud. SignalR will also make many things easier for us down the line such as alerting of other users are editing a page, sync the content tree, show status of long running tasks (bulk-publish, big deploys, etc).

  • jeffrey.schoemaker@perplex.nl 176 posts 617 karma points c-trib
    5 days ago
    jeffrey.schoemaker@perplex.nl
    1

    Hi Niels,

    thanks for your reply. That makes a lot of sense.

    Aaargh... And about the copy-paste-issue :(... The issue I tried to mention was http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-7009. It's about the fact that an user when editing his password should always enter his old password, but administrators when resetting a password should never have to enter the old one. Currently it is one and the same control for users and administrators, but by setting the AllowManuallyChangePassword to false it requires administrators also to enter the old password. As said I hope that you guys can give it some attention

    Cheerio, Jeffrey

  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4347 posts 11847 karma points admin mvp hq
    5 days ago
    Sebastiaan Janssen
    0

    Thanks for the double-check! I could've sworn it was showing the little "reset password" checkbox which would generate and save a new password without knowing the old one.

  • Tom Madden 182 posts 201 karma points
    5 days ago
    Tom Madden
    0

    Hi,

    2 first thoughts after 5 minutes of playing with the beta

    Is there a config setting to turn off property value converters (as was discussed in the bug tracker)? I think this will break a lot of existing sites and probably put of some people testing the beta with existing sites?

    Is there any scope to improve the new MNTP? It may be too late at beta stage (and one of these may be ruled out anyway), but if would be good to be able to change a link, and it would also be good to be able to specify a different title (like the RJP Multi URL Picker)

    HTH t

  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4347 posts 11847 karma points admin mvp hq
    5 days ago
    Sebastiaan Janssen
    0

    Is there a config setting to turn off property value converters

    It is off by default for upgrades, set <EnablePropertyValueConverters>false</EnablePropertyValueConverters> in umbracoSettings.config if not.

    Is there any scope to improve the new MNTP?

    At this stage we're feature complete and focused on bugs :)

  • Nicholas Westby 1348 posts 4203 karma points c-trib
    5 days ago
    Nicholas Westby
    0

    Is there any scope to improve the new MNTP? It may be too late at beta stage (and one of these may be ruled out anyway), but if would be good to be able to change a link, and it would also be good to be able to specify a different title (like the RJP Multi URL Picker)

    I recommend Archetype or Nested Content for more sophisticated link editing capabilities: https://code101.net/links-in-umbraco-are-broken-but-alternatives-exist-1fe89aae2093

  • Kasem Vaewsugnoen 3 posts 73 karma points
    5 days ago
    Kasem Vaewsugnoen
    0

    If I want to upgrade from 7.5x. Is it possible? I stuck on backend login and get password incorrect.

  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4347 posts 11847 karma points admin mvp hq
    5 days ago
    Sebastiaan Janssen
    0

    Yes, but you've merged the web.config so you've updated useLegacyEncoding to be false in the usersMembershipProvider. Which means the stores password, in legacy format, can not be verified. Make sure to set this setting back to true.

  • Connie DeCinko 925 posts 1146 karma points
    4 days ago
    Connie DeCinko
    0

    For someone looking to migrate a 6.2.6 site, what do you recommend?

    Do an in place upgrade?

    Can I create a fresh install and migrate my content/database and leave all the ghosts behind?

    If I start with a fresh install, which is better, Web Matrix or NuGet?

  • Kevin Jump 894 posts 4615 karma points mvp c-trib
    1 day ago
    Kevin Jump
    0

    the tinyest of feed back on the tiny editor boxes.

    the font change has made the tiny editor boxes a little to small.

    so for example on image cropper.

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    or re-ordering tabs

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    the numbers get cropped off.

    i think they are using different classes underneath but they just need widening a little.

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