webCOMAND 2.59 Released

2.59 adds new features for content editors and web developers.

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COMAND Solutions released webCOMAND 2.59 today.  The new version adds new features for content editors and developers.

For Content Editors:

  • New color selection field allows content editors to visually select colors.
  • New image field displays makes it possible to display image thumbnails in list view.
  • Minor interface improvements to improve content form readability, usability and consistency across web browsers.

For Developers:

  • Rich Text Editor Formats and Toolbars are now processed as COMAND Script.
  • Modifications to variables within a #CONTEXT and #LIST are preserved in the namespace within a #ADD or #EDIT and New and Validate Content Type Templates, making it possible to modify embedded content record values.
  • A new experimental feature enables developers to integrate any content type into the Rich Text Editor.  Desired content types will appear in the Rich Text Editor Insert drop-down, where a content editor can select a specific content record to insert developer-coded HTML in the editor and for publishing.  As a result, content editors can easily insert custom image, slideshow, feed and other content into the flow of their text in a modular and portable way.
  • New $PublicationFolderID and $DestinationFolderID global values available from COMAND Script when publishing a Publication and Destination.
  • New System Diagnostics feature will detect and remove orphaned dependencies in the database.

Other improvements and fixes:

  • Publication Destination dependencies are now cleaned up properly when a new publish is started.
  • Periodic task durations reported in the System Log have been corrected.
  • Database is now unlocked while Files storage utilization is calculated because it can take a significant amount of time for large file repositories.
  • COMAND Script Rich Text Line fields are now properly recognized as COMAND Script variables when processed in COMAND Script.
  • Improved whitespace removal around COMAND Script statements and within variable assignments.
  • Rich Text Editor customization is now possible for more than the first Rich Text Editor within a content type from the Content Folder Settings page.
  • Single and list reference fields in embedded content records now "stick" upon form submission.
  • Validate content type templates can alter embedded content records and references for submission.
  • Import Procedures now detect changes to reference fields inside embedded content records and perform a resulting update.
  • If an auto-publish failed due to a remote server connection issue, it previosly would attempt to re-publish repeatedly until it could connect, potentially repeatedly emailing many error reports.  Auto-publish will now wait until the next auto-publish cycle before retry.