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  • v1.9.0 Changes

    November 07, 2018

    1.9.0 -- 2018-11-07


    • πŸ‘Œ Support for Ubuntu bionic and Debian stretch (our first non-Ubuntu
      πŸ—„ platform!). We expect to deprecate support for installing a new
      Zulip server on Ubuntu Trusty in the coming months, in preparation
      for Trusty’s end-of-life in April 2019.
    • πŸ†• New data import tools for HipChat and Gitter. The Slack importer
      is now out of beta.
    • Zulip Python process startup time is about 30% faster; this effort
      🐎 resulted in upstream contributions to fix significant performance
      πŸ› bugs in django-bitfield, libthumbor, and pika.
    • πŸ”§ You can now configure custom (organization-specific) fields for user
      profiles; Zulip can now serve as your organization’s employee
    • πŸ‘ Zulip now supports using Google Hangouts instead of Jitsi as the
      video chat provider.
    • πŸ”§ Users can now configure email and mobile push notifications for
      all messages in a stream (useful for low-traffic
      streams/organizations), not just for messages mentioning them.
    • πŸ†• New stream settings
      control whether private stream subscribers can access history
      πŸ”§ from before they joined, and allow configuring streams to only
      πŸ‘ allow administrators to post.
    • πŸ‘ Zulip now has experimental support for guest users (intended
      for use cases like contractors who the organization only wants
      to have access to a few streams).
    • πŸ†• New native integrations for Ansible Tower, Appveyor, Clubhouse,
      Netlify, and Zabbix; Zulip now has over 100 native integrations (in
      βž• addition to hundreds more available via Zapier and IFTTT).
    • πŸ†• New translations for Ukrainian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Dutch, and
      🌐 Finnish. Zulip now has complete or nearly-complete translations
      for German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian,
      🌐 Czech, Finnish, and Turkish. Partial translations for Chinese,
      πŸ’… Dutch, Korean, Polish, Japanese, and Indonesian cover the majority
      of the total strings in the project.

    ⬆️ Upgrade notes:

    • Zulip 1.9 contains a significant database migration that can take
      ⬆️ several minutes to run. The upgrade process automatically minimizes
      disruption by running this migration first, before beginning the
      πŸ‘‰ user-facing downtime. However, if you'd like to watch the downtime
      ⬆️ phase of the upgrade closely, we recommend
      running them first manually
      and as well as the usual trick of
      ⚑️ doing an apt upgrade first.

    Full feature changelog:

    • βž• Added an organization setting for message deletion time limits.
    • βž• Added an organization setting to control who can edit topics.
    • βž• Added ctrl+K keyboard shortcut for getting to search (same as /, but
      works even when you're inside compose).
    • πŸ“‡ Renamed the hotkey for starring a message to Ctrl+S.
    • Added the new SOCIAL_AUTH_SUBDOMAIN setting, which all servers using
      both GitHub authentication and hosting multiple Zulip organizations
      πŸ‘€ should set (see the docs for details).
    • βž• Added automatic thumbnailing of images, powered by thumbor. The new
      0️⃣ THUMBOR_URL setting controls this feature; it is disabled by default
      πŸš€ in this release, because the mobile apps don't support it yet.
    • βž• Added documentation on alternative production deployment options.
    • βž• Added Gitter and HipChat data import tools.
    • βž• Added support for using both LDAPAuthBackend and EmailAuthBackend.
    • βž• Added support for rendering message content written in right-to-left
      πŸ’… languages in a right-to-left style.
    • βž• Added support for compose keyboard shortcuts in message edit UI.
    • βž• Added a fast database index supporting the "Private messages" narrow.
    • βž• Added a notification setting for whether to send "new login" emails.
    • πŸ“š Dramatically expanded our API documentation to cover many more endpoints.
    • 🐎 Optimized the performance of loading Zulip in an organization with
      thousands of users and hundreds of bot users.
    • πŸš€ Optimized production release tarballs to save about 40MB of size.
    • ⬇️ Dropped support for the EmojiOne and Apple emoji sets, and added
      πŸ‘Œ support for the Google modern emoji set.
    • βœ‚ Removed the "Delete streams" administration page; one can delete
      streams directly on "Manage streams".
    • βœ‚ Removed support code for the (long-deprecated) legacy desktop app.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several bugs with progress bars when uploading files.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several bugs in register_server.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several minor real-time sync issues with stream settings.
    • πŸ›  Fixed some tricky corner cases with the webapp's caching model and
      narrowing to the first unread message.
    • πŸ›  Fixed confusing intermediate states of group PMs online indicators.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several subtle unread count corner case bugs.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several installer issues to make it easier to Dockerize Zulip.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several subtle issues with both the LDAP/Active Direcotry
      πŸ“š integration and its documentation, making it much easier to setup.
    • πŸ›  Fixed several minor bugs and otherwise optimized search typeahead.
    • πŸ›  Fixed a bad nginx configuration interaction with servers that have
      misconfigured IPv6.
    • πŸ›  Fixed most of the caveats on the Slack data import tool.
    • πŸ›  Fixed memcached cache size issues for organizations over 10,000 users.
    • πŸ‘ Zulip's data export system has full support for all features, and
      βœ… tests to ensure that it stays that way.
    • πŸ“š Rewrote user documentation for dozens of integrations.
    • Rewrote the GitHub authentication backend (and more generally our
      python-social-auth integration) to make it easier to add new auth methods.
    • ⬆️ Upgraded to modern versions of most of our stale dependencies.
    • ⚑️ Updated our CSS toolchain to support hot module reloading.
    • ⚑️ Updated numerous pages within the /help/ site.
    • We no longer require re-authing to signup after trying to login with
      an OAuth authentication backend (GitHub or Google).
    • Made major improvements to the Help Center.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved system for configuring the S3 file uploads backend.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved emoji typeahead sorting.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved Zulip's layout for windows with a width around 1024px.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved Zulip's generic error handling behavior for webhooks.
    • πŸ‘Œ Improved keyboard navigation of settings and popovers.
    • πŸ’» Renamed "Realm Filters" to "Linkifiers", at least in the UI.
    • Converted several layered-checkbox settings to clearer dropdowns.
    • Cleaned up some legacy APIs still using email addresses.
    • Made arrow-key navigation work within right and left sidebar search.
    • πŸ›  Fixed performance issues of the right sidebar user list with 5000+
      πŸ‘‰ user accounts on a server.
    • Emails and several other onboarding strings are now tagged for
      🌐 translation.
    • 🐎 Optimized the performance of importing Zulip by about 30%. This
      significantly decreases the load spike when restarting a Zulip server.
    • 🐎 Optimized the performance of development provisioning; a no-op
      provision now completes in about 3.5s.
    • Migrated our static asset pipeline to webpack.
    • βœ… Our steady work on codebase quality and our automated test suite
      βœ… continues. Backend test coverage is now an incredible 98%.
  • v1.9.0-rc3

    November 03, 2018
  • v0.0.3

    August 27, 2020
  • v0.0.2

    October 25, 2019
  • v0.0.1

    October 25, 2019