We're releasing Issuetrak 16.2 today, and we've got a nice assortment of changes in store for you!
First up is Asset Management.
- Asset Management's user interface has been updated to the "card-style" we've implemented in other areas of Issuetrak.
- TrakMac has been updated so that it works with Apple's ARM-based architectures, which includes M1 and M2 processors.
- Date-type user defined fields (UDFs) can now be added to asset types.
- Additionally, the Asset field is no longer required on issue forms.
We've also added a new user-defined field type: List (Multi-select). As its name implies, you can select multiple values in a multi-select field. You can create new multi-select UDFs, but you also have the option of converting an existing list-type UDF into a multi-select UDF!
Going back to the subject of the user interface: We've continued to modernize the look-and-feel of Issuetrak, but this time, we've gotten rid of "edit" and "del" links and replaced them with icons everywhere in the product. We've also added meta-descriptions to these icons so that they should readily work with screen readers.
We're also including several bug fixes. Read on to learn more about 16.2!
- We've updated TrakMac to work with ARM-based Apple architectures, including M1 and M2 processors.
- Asset Management now has the option to add date UDFs to asset types.
- We've continued our work on modernizing the look-and-feel of the product by changing the various Asset Management screens to appear similar to other areas we've already updated.
Issue Performance Enhancement
Large issues - with 50+ notes entries and multiple filterable dropdowns - will load much more quickly and allow you to interact with them without a long wait time.
Multi-Select User Defined Fields
Table-driven / list UDFs are a nice feature to have on issues: You get to set a predefined list of possible values for users to select. Your users don't have to manually type anything out, there is complete consistency with how that data is entered, and the list can be filtered.
But what if you want to be able to select more than one value?
Well, we've put the work in to make that possible now! The UDF that used to be referred to as "List (Table-driven)" has been renamed and split into two distinct UDF types:
- List (Single-select)
- List (Multi-select)
List (Multi-select) UDFs allow users to select multiple values on an issue, as one would expect.
One last thing: We've made sure that Report Writer works as you expect with the new UDF, so you can keep track of your data just as easily as before!
We've added the following useful metadata to the Edit Organization screen:
- Created By
- Created Date
- Modified By
- Modified Date
This information was already stored in the database, but we wanted to display it for administrators without making them dive into the database to get it!
We've added the option "Prevent Log In screen from displaying when users log out" to the Security screen that allows you to toggle whether users are presented with Issuetrak's login screen when they log out.
- This is already mentioned above, but just to further call attention to it: We've changed the "Include Add'l Device Attributes" toggle for asset types to instead read "Device Attributes".
- With Asset Management's UI refresh, you may notice that some fields have moved from some screens to others.
- The "Asset" field is no longer required to always exist on issue forms.
We've changed all "edit" and "del" text links into "pencil" and "trash can" icons throughout the product. The icons have appropriate metadata that labels them as "edit" and "delete" when you hover over them, and should work appropriately with screen readers.
API / Security
We have removed a cross-site scripting (XSS) security vulnerability in the Swagger UI.