Changelog

Version 2.0.0

WARNING: BREAKING CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE!

Please read carefully theses notes before upgrading your installation.

For Docker users: because you chose to use Docker, you have absolutely nothing to do, you can upgrade, sit back and relax. That’s the advantage of using Docker: even if I move everything around in the image, for you it’s transparent!

For non-Docker users: you need to perform manual steps in order to get your installation up and running for version 2.0.0. See the Complete upgrade guide from 1.8.x to 2.0.0 on the How to update page.

Why this update?

Sometimes, you have to break things to make them better. With the version 2 I can remove support for php 5.6, allowing me to use the latest versions of some dependencies, and also type hinting, a new feature of the PHP language. I can move the web served directory to a separate directory that is not the root directory of the repo. This means the uploads folder is not in the webdir anymore which is better for several reasons. I can update different components to a major version (bootstrap, twig), use Webpack to deal better with the Javascripts, remove all the minified files from the git tracking. This means more work to install it without Docker, but the Docker method being the recommended one it’s ok. It also means the repository is smaller and faster to clone. So basically with 2.0 I felt free to break everything and then rebuild it better after, without having to worry about anything (as long as I can write a proper upgrade documentation for non docker users!).

What changed?

New features:

  • Add Slovak lang − thanks to Martin Petriska from Bratislava
  • Add 100% translated Russian lang − thanks to Mark T
  • Database items now have comments (#508)
  • Add option in user control panel to allow experiment edition from members of the team (#498)
  • Allow creation of Links through API (#599)
  • Add a Tag Manager in the admin panel so the admin can correct typos or remove tags (#715)
  • Add Mathjax support for pretty mathematical expressions (#208)
  • Add visibility to database items (#541)
  • Add support for Nanobox.io deployment
  • Add possibility to add a caption to inserted images (#241)
  • Add Open Science mode allowing unregistered users to read experiments in a team (#718)
  • Add EXPERIMENTAL feature for streaming zip archives (allows big zip) Enable it from UCP.
  • Add option for french style signatures block in pdf (#726)
  • Add possibility to download file through API (#798 #797)

Enhancements:

  • Allow to search for tags with string from the middle of the tag (#702)
  • Better user interface for Steps, Links and Todolist (#559)
  • Show steps in view mode
  • Use SVG icons instead of PNG
  • Show owner in show mode if not current user for experiments (#616)
  • Add relative moment for displaying a date
  • Display locked date in view mode when hovering the lock icon (#189)
  • Add Steps to PDFs (#189)
  • Add more actions to the top right menu
  • Page load is cleaner
  • Add a version query string to assets to prevent caching of old versions
  • Add more infos on Sysconfig page and reorganize the tabs
  • Show 25 items instead of 10 for mention plugin (#641)
  • Remove the 60 characters limit on autocomplete
  • Updated translations
  • Zip generation is less likely to fail

Bugfixes:

  • Display edit icon in show mode for admins (#498)
  • Fix permission issue when deleting experiment from show mode
  • Fix order by category not working for experiments (#698)
  • Fix revisions for admin (#662)
  • Fix issues in SAML login if team is empty
  • Fix tags not being imported when template is duplicated
  • Fix steps/link not working with a ‘%’ character (#791)
  • Fix possibility to update category/visibility of locked item (#792)
  • Fix issue with order by and sort (#790)
  • Fix issue with comments (#802)

Dev corner:

  • Mininum PHP version is now 7.1
  • Update SwiftMailer to version 6
  • Update Twig to version 2
  • Update Bootstrap to version 4
  • Use Webpack 4 to create bundles (using tree shaking feature to make smaller bundles)
  • Use ES6 syntax for Javascript (const/let instead of var for instance)
  • Drop phpdocumentor dependency in composer.json, use the phar instead
  • Use type hinting
  • Use strict_types
  • Replace strlen() by mb_strlen()
  • Use dirname(__DIR__) instead of relative paths
  • Move the cache folder outside of uploads
  • Split code in web and src folders
  • Function signatures are more coherent
  • Use random_bytes() to get random numbers
  • Use chromedriver for acceptance tests
  • Deduplicate the mysql structure file
  • Remove custom css class. Use bootstrap classes instead
  • Use monolog for logging to the webserver error file
  • Use utf8mb4 in fresh MySQL database creation
  • Replace uniqid() with random_bytes()

Version 1.8.5

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix issue with SAML2 login for non existing local user

Version 1.8.4

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix password reset

Version 1.8.3

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix issue when user stays on edit page long enough for the server session to end and data could not be saved
  • Enhancements:
    • The tag is saved with onBlur event (because it was not obvious that you had to press enter to save it)
    • The cookies checkbox is now checked by default
    • Add option to specify the full URL of the install to prevent issues with URL guessing on some setups (#567)
  • Updates:
    • Update TinyMCE from 4.7.5 to 4.7.9
    • Update jquery-jeditable to 2.0.0

Version 1.8.2

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fig bug where templates from other teams would show up in the Team page
  • Updates:
    • Update jQuery, TinyMCE, DropZone and snyk

Version 1.8.1

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix bad URL generation sent by email after new user registration (#587)
    • Fix problem in API (#569)
    • Fix PHP.ini bad sed (docker only)
  • Dev corner:
    • Add Snyk test for vuln detection

Version 1.8.0

  • New features:
    • Add possibility to bulk change visibility for experiments (#527)
    • Add user option to prevent pdf from displaying attached files (#502)
    • Add possibility to add a tag from the API (#468)
    • Add option to disable PDF/A generation and make pdf lighter (no embedded fonts)
    • Add option to change paper format of PDF (A4, Letter, Royal)
    • Add possibility to allow anonymous logins (#279)
    • Add Public visibility to experiments. Will be visible to anonymous users
    • Add possibility to archive a user. The user can then create another account in another team (#483)
    • Add possibility to see and import templates from other members of the team
    • Add button to replace existing uploaded file with new version (#501)
  • Enhancements:
    • Add link to revisions from view mode (#536)
    • Add pagination
  • Updates:
    • Update Tinymce to 4.7.4
    • Update Fancybox to 3.2.5
    • Update Fullcalendar to 3.7.0
    • Update 3Dmol.js to 1.3.0
    • Update mPDF to version 7.0.2
  • Docker:
    • Remove unsafe-inline and unsafe-eval from the Content Security Policy header: now elabftw can be used with a very restrictive CSP header
    • Make the Diffie-Hellman parameters generation in background for faster webserver startup
    • Disable unsafe functions in php.ini
    • Enable open_basedir restriction
    • Use longer SID, store sessions in separate directory with restrictive permissions
    • Disable allow_url_fopen
    • Add config for PHP timezone
    • Add config for setting “set_real_ip_from” in nginx config
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix bug where very long titles without spaces would break the layout (#517)
    • Fix bug where deleting a tag would result in another tag of the same item being deleted (#504)
    • Restrict scheduler slots edit to owner (#506)
    • Fix a display issue with very long titles with no spaces (#517)
    • Fix incorrect redirection in subfolder install (#549)

Version 1.7.8

  • Fix incorrect schema version

Version 1.7.7

  • New feature:
    • Add simple markdown editor (#486) by @Athemis
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix CJK font not displayed inside a table in a pdf (#350)
    • Fix issue in check for update function on sysadmin page behind a proxy (#514) by @zommak
    • Always feed body of experiments to md2html (#510) by @Athemis
    • Fix permission issue on experiments (#498)
  • Enhancements:
    • Employ neutral pronouns to refer to the users (#497) by @Armavica
    • Add rel=’noopener’ to links with _blank target
    • Code cleanup
  • Updates:
    • Update Tinymce to 4.7.1
    • Update Dropzone to 5.2.0
    • Update Fullcalendar to 3.6.2
    • Update PHP dependencies

Version 1.7.6

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix issue with the change-pass page (fix #481)
    • Fix issue with incorrect auth leading to SQL error display
  • Updates:
    • Update Tinymce
    • Update Fancybox
    • Update Fullcalendar

Version 1.7.5

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix bad redirect to install folder for old school install in subfolder of domain
    • Fix issues with the change status/delete menu in show mode
    • Fix issue with body overflowing when you toggle it from show mode (fix #469)
    • Fix bad display of checkbox in show mode
    • Fix issue with get_all functions in API
  • Enhancements:
    • Add name of the experimenter on search page (fix #470)
    • Updated composer components
    • Updated tinymce and fullcalendar

Version 1.7.4

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix issue with checkboxes in show mode in Chrome/Safari (fix #465)
    • Fix issue with delete from checkboxes in show mode (fix #465)

Version 1.7.3

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix issue updating if the database name was different from ‘elabftw’ (see #462)

Version 1.7.2

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix issue with PHP version 5.6.x (fix #462)

Version 1.7.1

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix issue with not correctly detecting HTTPS behind a proxy

Version 1.7.0

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix permissions issue on team groups (fix #428)
    • Several minor bugfixes throughout the code were fixed
  • New features:
    • Add Steps to experiments (fix #309)
    • Add tags to templates (fix #456)
    • Add a checkbox on items in show mode and a menu to apply an action to several items (fix #427)
    • Add a default Order by and Sort option in profile (fix #370)
    • Add a user preference for generating PDF with CJK fonts (fix #350)
    • Add user pref for single column layout (fix #410)
    • Add possibility to use Markdown in the text editor (fix #302)
  • Enhancements:
    • Add the timestamped pdf to the zip archive (see #446)
    • Add an edit button in show mode
    • Check if deleted image is in body. Show warning (fix #432)
    • Submit the select-order-sort on change (fix #451)
    • Better performances in page loading speed
    • Add possibility to change the item type from edit mode
    • Gmagick is now optional. The code will fallback to gd if you don’t have gmagick installed
    • Update ChemDoodle to 8.0.0
    • Remove forced capitalization of names (fix #461)
  • Internationalization:
    • 100% translated in French
    • New strings need to be translated! See the contributing page to help
  • Dev corner:
    • Use Symfony HttpFoundation components (Request/Response/Session/Cookies)
    • Use Guzzle for the requests instead of php-curl
    • Proper documentation of class fields
    • Better use of Twig templates
    • …and a lot of code moved around, cleaned up, optimized, refactored, obliterated, fixed, …

Version 1.6.2

Warning

BREAKING CHANGE for 1.6.x: if you are not using Docker, you’ll need to install the gmagick PHP extension! You can install it with: pecl install gmagick-2.0.4RC1

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix insert image in text button not working after upload of file (#439)
  • Enhancements:
    • Add a way to bind internal (organisation) id to a team (for SAML auth)
    • Add possibility to create an experiment through API (#443)
  • Updates:
    • Update php dependencies
    • Update dropzone to 5.1.1
    • Update tinymce to 4.6.4
  • Docker:
    • Bring back php-gd because it is needed by mpdf (#438)
    • Remove listen directives for IPv6 in nginx conf (#440)

Version 1.6.1

Warning

BREAKING CHANGE: if you are not using Docker, you’ll need to install the gmagick PHP extension! You can install it with: pecl install gmagick-2.0.4RC1

  • Bugfixes:
    • Workaround an issue when uploading SVG images containing text (#415) Thanks to @Athemis
    • Fix wrong redirect in to admin panel from sysadmin panel (#404)
  • Updates:
    • Update Colorpicker, Fancybox and Tinymce
  • Dockerfile:

Version 1.6.0

Warning

BREAKING CHANGE: if you are not using Docker, you’ll need to install the gmagick PHP extension! You can install it with: pecl install gmagick-2.0.4RC1

  • New features:
    • Add possibility to login through SAML with an Identity Provider (IDP) (fix #47)
    • Add thumbnails for tiff, pdf and svg files (fix #292 #346)
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix a bug where the permissions could not be correctly checked with the API
    • Fix search with multiple tags (thx @oli-ver) (fix #385)
    • Fix a bug where a bogus error message was shown to the user when updating profile (thx @mjeltsch)
  • Enhancements:
    • New CSS design allowing more space for content, with a columns layout
    • CSS is now more responsive than ever
    • Status can allow timestamping or not (contribution by @Athemis) (fix #390)
    • Json in zip archive now contains more info (fix #381)
    • Admin can now write to experiments (fix #381)
    • Add image tools to edit an image in the body (fix #228)
    • Better JSON informations in zip export (fix #381)
    • Use a temporary path for pdf generation of zip archives (fix #382)
    • Externalisation and minimization of Javascript code
    • Add more supported extensions for 3Dmol.js (fix #398)
    • Add more highlighted languages (fix #398)
    • More pages use templates now
    • Code is getting cleaner and more elegant with each release :)
  • Docker image:
    • Add gmagick extension
    • Use PHP’s opcache to cache opcode and improve speed
  • Dev corner:
    • Use docker for acceptance testing
    • Use yarn instead of bower for JS dependencies

Version 1.5.7

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix a bug on the link generation of linked items in edit mode of experiments
    • Bring back the show related icon on db items view mode

Version 1.5.6

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix a bug where the team groups were not showing in the user control panel for default visibility (fix #374)
    • Fix a bug where the star rating were not working
    • Fix the Save button from edit mode
  • Enhancements:
    • Update fancybox to latest version (image viewer for attached pictures)
    • Update the JS dependencies to latest version
    • Update the PHP dependencies to latest version
  • New feature:
    • Add possibility to add highlighted code (fix #375)

Version 1.5.5

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix a bug where the number of unvalidated users was not shown in the footer
    • Fix a bug in the admin panel where parts of it were not accessible
    • Fix a bug where the Title would display escaped special characters

Version 1.5.4

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix a bug limiting uploaded files to 2Mo
    • Fix a bug on Safari where text was not visible in the search bar (contribution from @oli-ver)
    • Fix a bug on Admin panel where you could not resize the template input textarea without messing everything up
    • Fix a bug where the server port was not correctly detected (fix #362)
    • Fix the display of uploaded images as album with Fancybox
    • Fix API key generation when not admin

Version 1.5.3

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix proper redirection to install page after a fresh install
    • Fix editing templates

Version 1.5.2

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix bug on search page preventing listing experiments of team users (fix #353)
    • Fix list buttons disappearance on TinyMCE editor (fix #351)

Version 1.5.1

  • Bugfix:
    • Fix bug preventing the use of the todolist

Version 1.5.0

  • New features:
    • Page building time improved greatly thanks to the use of a templating engine
    • Add an API so external programs can interact with eLabFTW (fix #328)
    • Add possibility to order experiments by Comment (fix #320)
    • Add possibility to read the asn1 encoded timestamping token (fix #315)
    • Add possibility to draw something (doodle) (fix #198)
    • Add possibility to filter experiments through visibility (or groups) (fix #335)
    • Add title of experiment/item in the page title (fix #324)
    • Add possibility to select the source of the mention plugin (fix #334)
    • Add possibility to select default visibility for new experiments (fix #312)
    • Add a “Read changelog” button when a new release is available (in Sysadmin panel)
    • Add search with multiple tags (fix #332)
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fix an issue where two uploaded files with same name resulted in only one file in a zip archive
    • Fix an issue where you couldn’t create a zip/pdf of a list containing an experiment which is not yours
  • Enhancements:
    • Use less and better formed SQL queries, making the app 2 times faster
    • Suggest SMTP2GO instead of mailgun for SMTP configuration
    • Send an email to all admins if there are several upon new user registration
    • Uploaded files are now stored in a subfolder of uploads/ (max subfolders: 256)
    • Update composer dependencies to latest version
    • Exported PDF are now in PDF/A format specification (better for long term archiving)
  • Docker:
    • Add a custom 404 page introducing Wally the wallaby
    • Unset env var once config.php is written
    • Add API redirect in nginx.conf
    • Merge common parts of nginx.conf
    • Drop SYS_PTRACE capability
    • Set alpine version to 3.5
    • Use libressl instead of openssl
    • Remove sha384sum on composer install
    • Use labels
    • Allow more memory for PHP (fix #333 #347)
  • Developer corner:
    • Use Twig as template engine
    • Add canRead and canWrite properties to Entity objects
    • Rename bgcolor to color and drop unused columns
    • Move locale folder inside app/
    • Remove functions.inc.php
    • Remove js/, add compiled files in app/js, rest is in bower_components
    • A lot of class instanciation/usage have been redefined to be more efficient and easy to use
    • Improve code coverage

Version 1.4.3

  • Bugfixes:
    • Use TIMESTAMP instead of DATETIME for Mysql 5.5 users on install, too!

Version 1.4.2

  • Bugfixes:
    • Use TIMESTAMP instead of DATETIME for Mysql 5.5 users
  • Enhancements:
    • Better UI for SMTP password field on Sysconfig page

Version 1.4.1

  • Enhancements:
    • The TODOlist is now stored in the MySQL database. Items can be reordered and edited (fix #124)
    • Improve handling of uploaded structure files that are not macromolecules (contribution by @Athemis)
    • Change div overflow from hidden to scroll (fix #314)
  • Bugfixes:

Version 1.4.0

Warning

This release contains TWO important changes! Read below.

  • IMPORTANT CHANGE N°1:

    • The vendor directory is not tracked by git anymore. This doesn’t impact Docker users BUT THE OTHER POINT BELOW DOES. For git users, you now need to install composer. For this update, do like this:
    cd /path/to/elabftw
    git pull
    rm -rf vendor # only for this time
    # see https://getcomposer.org to install composer
    composer install --no-dev
    

    Read the new way to update here.

  • IMPORTANT CHANGE N°2:

    • The docker repo changed from elabftw/docker-elabftw to elabftw/elabimg. In order to get the latest version, make sure to edit /etc/elabftw.yml and change the line “image:”; replace “docker-elabftw” with “elabimg”.
  • New features:

    • Autosave feature when editing an experiment or an item
    • Admin can now see experiments with visibility set to ‘only me’ (fix #307)
  • Enhancements:

    • Improve responsive design for mobile
    • Show installed version even if we can’t access latest
    • Show date of latest release in sysadmin panel
    • Allow use of unencrypted SMTP server
  • Bugfixes:

    • Redirect to the install folder directly after install if SQL is not imported
    • Allow scrolling of text if it is very wide instead of just hiding it (fix #314)
  • Internationalization:

    • Translated to Slovenian at 100% (thanks to Petra Kaferle)
    • Translated to Portuguese (Brazilian) at 100% (thanks to Carlos Kikuti)
  • Docker image

    • Repository is now named elabftw/elabimg
    • Some capabilities are dropped
    • Composer is now installed in order to populate the vendor/ dir
  • Dev corner:

    • The git repository got ligther. Documentation is now in elabftw/elabdoc. API doc is untracked. www.elabftw.net website is no more on the gh-pages branch but on elabftw/elabweb. With the removal of the vendor dir, this brings the total size of the repo down by about 50%.
    • img/ dir moved to app/

Version 1.3.1

  • Bug fixes:
    • fix bug where admin of a team didn’t receive an email whene a new user registered
    • fix bug where scheduler was not working on some browser/operating system combinations

Version 1.3.0

  • New features:

    • add a scheduler to allow booking (bookable) items from the database, on Team page (#238). Head to the admin panel to create a bookable type of item. You can then book it from the Team page.
    • add possibility to show experiments from others from the team. Go to the User Control Panel to set the option.
    • add possibility to send a mass email to all registered users from Sysconfig panel (#271)
    • Chemdoodle: when clicking the Save button on an experiment, the .mol file is automatically uploaded (#174)
    • Sysadmin can now edit users from the Sysadmin panel (#297)
  • User interface (contributions by @manonstripes):

    • tooltips appear on icons to display their action
    • better colors for buttons depending on their purpose
    • language select is now displaying language in a user friendly way
    • homogeneization of some pages
    • prettier user interface
    • better user experience
  • Bug fixes:

    • fix display of experiments by date (fix #296)
    • fix long lines overflowing on wells
    • fix locked item not editable onclick (thx Arti)
    • fix todolist keyboard shortcut input on user control panel
  • Enhancements:

    • password reset link is now only valid for one hour (#297)
    • allow \ in title and body (#300)
  • Internationalization:

    • Catalan is 71% translated
    • Chinese is 68% translated
    • French is 100% translated
    • German is 98% translated
    • Italian is 83% translated
    • Polish is 25% translated
    • Portuguese is 64% translated
    • Portuguese (Brazilian) is 79% translated
    • Russian is 23% translated
    • Slovenian is 91% translated
    • Spanish is 100% translated

    Check the contributing page to help translate.

  • Documentation:

    • the documentation has improved a lot
    • Docker install is now default with elabctl
    • add SafeCreative in the timestamping manual (thx @gebauer)
  • Dev corner:

    • a whole lot more unit tests
    • code coverage has been enabled
    • acceptance tests are working properly. The config file is swapped for the test DB.
    • files in app/ were deleted and code was moved to classes
    • the inc/ folder is no more! files are in app/
    • updated bower components
    • updated composer components
  • Security:

    • activate security switches in php config in docker image
    • add Content-Security-Policy header to docker image
    • add Strict-Transport-Security header to docker image

Version 1.2.6

  • remove the counting of uploaded files (sysconfig page) because it may crash the php process for large number of files

Version 1.2.5

  • fix bug leading to first user in a new team not having correct permissions (was not admin)

Version 1.2.4

  • fix a missing <div> element from the sysconfig page preventing correct navigation through tabs

Version 1.2.3

  • fix for MySQL 5.7.5+ (see #273)
  • documentation improvements

Version 1.2.2

  • fix a typo preventing users from resetting their password
  • prevent duplicate tags from showing (#270)
  • improve the install experience of installing in the cloud (use dialog)
  • improve the documentation and code syntax

Version 1.2.1

  • update the crypto lib to 2.0

WARNING DOCKER USERS!!!!! IMPORTANT READ BELOW:

Once you pull the new version and visit a page, the config file will be updated with a new secret key. You need to copy it from inside the container to your docker-compose.yml file!

  1. Use docker ps to check the ID of the container (or use its name)
  2. Replace $ID from the below command with your container ID (or name). This command will extract the new key and place it at the end of your config file.
docker exec -it $ID grep SECRET /elabftw/config.php| awk -F \' '{print $4}' >> docker-compose.yml
  1. Edit docker-compose.yml to replace the old SECRET_KEY value by the new one at the end of the file.

Like shown on this image:

update config

For normal users (no docker):

If you have a message asking you to make your config file readable, use this: chmod 777 config.php. Execute this command from inside the elabftw folder. Refresh the page to retry. You can put back restrictive permissions after the update is done.

This update is a major update from the php-encryption project. So we need to change how the key is. This key is used to encrypt the SMTP and timestamping passwords.

  • update a lot of composer components
  • update JS components
  • fix bug leading to new users being always validated
  • add in-depth documentation for docker install

Version 1.2.0-p3

  • fix bug leading to first user on fresh install not being sysadmin + admin

Version 1.2.0-p2

  • fix install
  • fix team groups
  • remove wrong column in banned_users table
  • remove username mention on statistics page

Version 1.2.0-p1

  • fix imported csv without a title
  • fix error in php 5.6 preventing sysconfig.php to show up

Version 1.2.0

  • Big changes
    • The username is no more! Login with your email. That happened because:
      • Usernames were not used
      • People tend to forget the username they picked, but always remember their email
      • It simplifies the code by removing clutter
    • Timestamping with openssl has a bug! So we use Java.
      • See this issue
      • TL;DR It is due to a bug in the OpenSSL library and a change on how the default TSA replies
      • If you install Java you can continue to timestamp
      • If you use Docker, updating the container is enough
  • New features
    • Add possibility to promote a user to SysAdmin
    • Add possibility to delete an empty team
    • Add a way to test email configuration directly from config page
    • Add possibility to clear the logs
    • Show usage statistics on sysconfig page
    • Show informations about the server on sysconfig page
    • Allow searching for elabid
    • Add buttons to show more or show all items
  • Enhancements
    • Improved layout for displaying users, status and items types
    • Improved translation for french, add terms
    • Better notification system
    • Improved “Create new” menus
    • Users using a docker container can now use Let’s Encrypt certificates easily
    • Install on a drop is now using a Docker image, and automatic Let’s Encrypt certificates
  • Documentation
    • Better doc for install on Drop
  • Developer corner
    • A lot of things changed under the hood, with the creation of app/models, views and controllers
    • Code moved around to try to have something that looks like an MVC seen from very far away
    • Optimize page load by doing less useless SQL requests
    • Add asynchronous calls everywhere
    • Updated composer components
    • Removed some duplicated code
    • Removed useless code
    • Better CSS code
    • Replace die and exit by Exceptions

Version 1.1.8-p2

  • Bug fixes
    • fix deletion of thumbnails for non jpg images
    • fix name of timestamp pdf
    • fix image display in pdf (fix #234)

Version 1.1.8-p1

  • Bug fixes
    • Fix footer of profile page incorrect
  • Documentation
    • Better doc for everything
  • Enhancements
    • Remove ‘LIMIT 100’ on some SQL requests
    • Use download.php to display images. Fix #232
  • Developer corner
    • Remove update.php script

Version 1.1.8

  • Bug fixes
    • fix bug where elabid wasn’t properly imported from zip archive
    • fix bug in docker where secret_key was absent from config file
  • Documentation
    • clarified the Docker installation
  • Enhancements
    • improved the docker distribution

Version 1.1.7

  • Bug fixes
    • fix bug where list text size was incorrect (fixed upstream by tinymce devs; #158)
    • fix bug where color of items/status was wrong after editing it
    • fix bug in Docker implementation missing SECRET_KEY value in config file
    • fix bug in SQL syntax of the show action for tags
  • Enhancements
    • You can now link experiments directly in text with the # autocomplete (fix #191)
    • Search page: when searching for experiments of the whole team, you’ll get a list of tags from the whole team
    • Tags autocomplete: now showing completion from the team’s tags
    • Molecular structure files (PDB/MOL2/SDF/mmCIF) are previewed using 3Dmol.js (fix #213) Thanks @Athemis.
    • Default hashing algorithm for files changed from md5 to sha256 (thanks @Athemis)
    • Add a pretty loader for autocomplete
  • Developer corner
    • use grunt to minify all the JS and CSS files in one
    • updated composer and bower components
    • created the Upload class

Version 1.1.6

  • Bug fixes

    • fix bug on capitalized images extensions (fix #195)
    • fix bug where quotes could break the mention plugin
    • fix bad login url sent to validated users (thx Joke)
  • Enhancements

    • Better view on low resolution display (fix #204)
    • Disallow empty title in quicksave
    • add autocomplete to DB items (fix #190)
    • Change new version available banner color
    • Add absract display on mouse hover (fix #196)
    • Add download .asn1 button on timestamped experiments
    • Add autocomplete=off on admin page form
    • Add possibility to have floating images (fix #186)
  • Documentation
    • Better manual
  • Developer corner
    • use colorpicker instead of colorwheel, remove raphael.js dependance

Version 1.1.5-p2

  • Hotfix: fix bug in permissions on DB items export (zip/pdf) (#183)

Version 1.1.5-p1

  • Hotfix: fix bug in smtp password encryption (#182)

Version 1.1.5

  • Bug fixes

    • fix bug on pdf generation: md5 sum of files not showing
    • fix ‘Error getting latest version from server’
    • fix cookies not working properly
    • fix bug related to deletion of files upon user deletion
  • New features

    • add user groups (check it out in the admin panel: visibility of experiments can now be set on a group of team members
    • add Remember me button on login page
    • add autocompletion to experiments (write # to get item list) (fix #65)
  • Enhancements

    • new registered users will get the server lang as lang
    • tag list on search page is now filtered by selected user
    • improve zip import now also imports attached files to an item (fix #21)
    • add .elabftw.json file in zip archives (to allow easy reimport)
    • remove MANIFEST file from zip archives
    • remove .export.txt file from zip archives
  • Documentation

    • move doc to reStructeredText (in doc/_build/html)
    • documentation is hosted at https://elabftw.rtfd.org
    • remove clutter on README.md (and add BADGES!!)
  • Developer corner
    • add unit and acceptance tests
    • update composer components
    • use Defuse/php-encryption for encryption library
    • add API documentation (in doc/api)
    • class Db is a singleton
    • numerous code improvements (see git log)

Version 1.1.4-p3

  • fix bug on install page

Version 1.1.4-p2

  • fix INSTALLED_VERSION constant so it displays correctly if an update is available in sysconfig

Version 1.1.4-p1

  • fix bug in zip/csv generation

Version 1.1.4

  • fix bug in search page showing tags of other teams
  • fix bug in search page returning items from other teams
  • add ordering options to items types, status and templates (try sorting them!)
  • add possibility to export experiments templates to a file (.elabftw.tpl)
  • add possibility to import a template from a .elabftw.tpl file
  • add possibility to import .elabftw.zip archives in the database
  • switch to pki.dfn.de as default timestamper (it is free)
  • revamp the timestamping class
  • timestamping is properly validated
  • add pagebreak tag in editor
  • max file upload size is now based on system configuration (thx @jcapellman)
  • move creation/duplication functions to Create() class
  • timestamped pdf is now in the exported zip along with the .asn1 token
  • removed check for update button in footer
  • check for latest version on sysconfig page
  • various little improvements and bug fixes
  • update tinymce to 4.1.10
  • update jquery to 2.1.4
  • update SwiftMailer to 5.4.1

Version 1.1.3

  • add new way to send emails (thanks to @Athemis)
  • add new visibility setting (organization)
  • add user guide in doc/ folder
  • fix bug on experiment duplication
  • display version in sysconfig page
  • update pt-BR translation (thanks Kikuti)
  • code cleaning

Version 1.1.2-p1

  • fix css layout
  • fix german translation (thanks Athemis)
  • update JS components (bower update)
  • update PHP components (composer update)
  • use PSR-4 for autoloading classes

Version 1.1.2

  • add RFC 3161 compatible trusted timestamping (#100)
  • add filtering options (#15)
  • add encryption for passwords of SMTP and Timestamp stored in the SQL database (#129)
  • add a check for curl extension at install (#141)
  • add hidden field to prevent bot registration (#84)
  • fix team_id not added on db tag add
  • fix no experiments/db item showing if there is no tags
  • update mpdf library
  • update swiftmailer library

Version 1.1.1

  • add a CONTRIBUTING file to help contributors
  • add tag in search (#63)
  • fix a bug where images where not added to timestamp pdf (#131)
  • fix a bug in SQL install file (only impacts new installs)

Version 1.1.0

  • multiple file upload now possible
  • add ChemDoodle on Team page
  • add a bash script in install folder to help beginners
  • fix a bug where the top right search bar was not searching at the good place if the lang was not english
  • add a log view for the sysadmin
  • various little improvements in code
  • fix a CSS bug with Chemdoodle
  • fix a bug where a file was not properly deleted from system

Version 1.0.0

  • no changes from beta

Version 1.0.0-beta

  • changelog is now in markdown
  • move some files in doc/ folder
  • improve download.php code
  • add deps to composer.json

Version 1.0.0-alpha

  • different folder structure

Version 0.12.6

  • better docker/haproxy integration
  • show counter of unvalidated users to admin

Version 0.12.5

  • add possibility to update via the web

Version 0.12.4

  • add languages: Catalan, Spanish, German and Italian
  • easier install on docker
  • fix a bug where wrong admin was informed of new user

Version 0.12.0

  • new todolist
  • 1 step less for install
  • internationalization (only English, Brazilian, Chinese and French at the moment)
  • use of gettext for i18n
  • the font is now loaded locally
  • use bootstrap for css disposition
  • fix some issues reported by users
  • a lot of other things
  • like really a lot of little stuff

Version 0.11.0

  • So many things…

Version 0.10.2

  • Add a possibility for timestamping a pdf export of an experiment
  • Removed old update.php content
  • Add md5sum to uploaded files
  • Display md5sum of attached files in the pdf

Version 0.10.1

  • Fix a bug in authentification
  • Error logs make their apparition in the database
  • l33t theme is no more
  • Removed the github ssl cert (was not used anyway)
  • Move files around (js dependencies in js/)
  • Better bower integration

Version 0.10.0

  • Support of several teams on the same install
  • Fixed a bug in the search page
  • Added groups for better permissions control
  • Add MANIFEST file in zip archive
  • Add lock info in pdf
  • Minor bugs fixing and improvements
  • A lot of other things

Version 0.9.5

  • Use of bower to keep track of dependencies
  • HTML5 video and audio can now be added
  • Add a user preference to ask before leaving an edit page
  • Add CSV file to ZIP exports
  • Add a revision system (to be able to see old versions of an experiment)
  • Add body to CSV export

Version 0.9.4.2

  • Add import CSV page
  • Add general template for experiments
  • Add linked items and comments on PDF
  • Easier install on Mac and Windows
  • Add linked items list to pdf and list of attached files
  • Add links button in editor
  • Add image button in editor
  • Add URL in CSV export
  • Show the lock on database item
  • Removed the html from zip export
  • Fix div blocks not passing the filter and losing formatting (thx David!)
  • Fix a bug with lock/unlock of items
  • Fix a bug in zip generation

Version 0.9.4.1

  • Status are now fully editable
  • Bugfixes and cosmetic improvements

Version 0.9.4

  • Security improvements against CSRF
  • Config is now stored in the database and editable on admin page
  • Add detection of login attempts, and configurable ban time and number of tries
  • You can only unlock a lock experiment if you are the locker.
  • Only a user with locking rights can lock an experiment of someone else.
  • You can now forbid users to delete an experiment with a setting in the conf file
  • You can add comments on experiments
  • Date is now YYYYMMDD
  • Email setup is no more mandatory on install
  • Updated some js libraries
  • Add a ‘Saved’ notification upon saving with the Save button of TinyMCE
  • Clearer code

Version 0.9.3

  • Add item type to folder of zip export
  • Add useragent on github API request (checkforupdates)
  • Add items locks
  • Bugfixes and improvements

Version 0.9.2

  • mpdf replaced html2pdf for pdf creation
  • the check for updates button is fixed
  • the minimum password size is now 8 characters
  • HTTPS is now the only way to use eLabFTW
  • install is now easier
  • various bugfixes and improvements

Version 0.9.1

  • Possibility to limit the visibility of an experiment to yourself only

Version 0.9

  • Newer versions of JQuery and JQuery UI
  • config.ini is now config.php
  • Cosmetic changes
  • Ctrl-Shift-D will add the date in the editor
  • Possibility to search experiments owned by a unique user
  • Conformation to coding standard PSR-2

Version 0.8.2

  • Added check for updates button
  • TinyMCE 4
  • Editor’save button saves date, title and body

Version 0.8.1

  • Admin can reset password
  • You can search in everyone’s experiments if you want

Version 0.8

  • You can upload big files now
  • Better register form
  • Fix in html zip export
  • Better name of zip files when there is only one experiment
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 0.7.3.2

  • Apparition of the view arrow to fix the tab opening behavior
  • Clicking a tag will now make a search in the tags only
  • No more root user, admin user is made on install
  • Force https
  • Fix bugs
  • Upgrade the mail library (swift)
  • Documentation for backup

Version 0.7

  • Multiple bugfixes
  • Real search page
  • Possiblity to export in zip or spreadsheet
  • Thumbnails are clickable
  • Better pdf generation
  • Better html generation
  • Install is now easier

Version 0.6

  • Swith repo from gitorious to github (because it has wiki, bug tracker, and bigger community)
  • Items in DB can now be everything, and you can edit them
  • Improvement on reset password strategy
  • eLabID is a unique ID bound to each experiment (useful for tracking raw data)
  • Star ratings are shown on DB show mode
  • You can lock for edition an experiment
  • Autosave every second on edit
  • Improvements in .zip creation
  • Multiple bugfixes
  • Show linked experiments to a database item

Version 0.5.8 and 0.5.9

  • I don’t really care about version numbers, I do it for fun.

Version 0.5.7

  • Database
  • Publish button
  • TinyMCE for editing the body (text formatting)
  • Better info boxes
  • Better presentation of UCP
  • Better search

Version 0.5.6

  • Various bugfixes

Version 0.5.5

  • Calendar on date
  • Autocomplete on tags
  • Ajax for tags

Version 0.5.4

  • Added modification «history» on protocols
  • Added dates on labmeeting and journal clubs uploads

Version 0.5.3

  • Added templates for experiments
  • You can now upload past journal clubs, labmeetings
  • Added robots.txt file

Version 0.5.2

  • TODO list accessible via a keyboard shortcut (‘t’ by default)
  • Better profile
  • Better TEAM page

Version 0.5.1

  • No more Scriptaculous/Prototype, only jQuery
  • TODO list added
  • Images are now in themes folders
  • Various FTW titles
  • Git repo @ gitorious

Version 0.5

  • UCP
  • Themes
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • View modes
  • Admin Panel
  • Profile
  • Send zip by email
  • Better Tagcloud
  • Can attach protocol to experiment
  • User need validation after registration
  • Unique config.ini file

Version 0.4

  • Tagcloud
  • Recover password
  • Make zip archive
  • Editable file comments

Version 0.3

  • Tags on a separate table
  • Make pdf
  • Statistics
  • Comment on attached files
  • Quick tagsearch

Version 0.2

  • Search page
  • Password storage using salted SHA-512
  • Attaching files

Version 0.1

  • Register / Login
  • Show / view / edit / duplicate :: experiments / protocols