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Release Note for v5.9

Released on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 with a total of 46 tasks, including:

  • 1 project with 3 additional fixes
  • 1 improvement
  • 17 fixes outside the projects
  • 24 internal tasks


  • Widget header settings experience


  • Font size of comments in My Feed has increased

  • Root navigation padding reduced greatly

  • Branding font size should not change the size of the elements with static size

  • Poll node – Font size and weighting has changed for the poll title

  • WYSIWYG – some icons not appearing in WYSIWYG

  • Performance issue for first user who accesses live instances each morning

  • Paste functionality from Word or other content sources no longer works

  • Webform text area height not being applied when hidden and then revealed via conditions

  • Search Highlights Reordering Bug

  • Duplicate welcome emails sent

  • Elevation effects incorrect in My feed

  • Group Polls – Questions duplicating in poll results

  • Cascading permissions Error – Manual step done. 

  • Text link for Simple search widget title

  • This taxonomy term description bug – Manual step done. DWP only

  • Optimise query when deleting a large number of groups

  • Webmaster ticket form broken link – requires a command to be run. HO only

Internal tasks

  • Improve logging and metric reporting

  • Recurring PreProd manual fixes required – Feature revert

  • Recurring PreProd manual fixes required –

  • Disable / enable external apps module

  • Investigate warnings when building css

  • Replace hard coded links/plain text output with the mdc_chips formatter

  • Improve maintainability of file access functions

  • Preprod – Piwik JS error resulting in long page loading times

  • Remove message wall index

  • Recurring PreProd manual fixes required – rebuilding css required

  • Unit test testFeaturesOverrides fails on 5.9 branches

  • Upgrade Node.js API version to latest version (4th January 2021 security update)

  • File upload taking a long time because of virus scanner increasing CPU usage – Add playbook for updating all servers

  • Do not index immediately on defined entity save

  • Drupal: Admin only widgets

  • Apps backend: Admin only panes

  • Setting file upload max on sites

  • Very intermittent 504 when saving user profile after team parent change

  • 504 When delete entities with a lot of flags / votes
    (Short term solution)

  • Disable retrieving & indexing of flags for given entities

  • Increase apache server limit to match php-fpm children

  • Enable PWA module and early release deploy modules

  • Indexing items does not respect index options in invotra_group module

  • Fix issue with solr_prototype_index not disabling index directly

  • Unit test failure in InvotraPermissionsMatrixTest

Through our regular release cycle, Invotra’s intranet software is always evolving.

From accessibility to UI, security to enhanced social networking, our team are continually looking for ways to improve our intranet platform.

Built on Drupal, our open source intranet software enables evolution – get in touch today!