Smarter collaboration in Jiglu 12

It’s been a while since the last release – and the last post on the blog – but after an eventful and rather busy few months I’m pleased to now announce the release of Jiglu 12.

Here’s some of the new features.

Better searching, better document metadata

This was one of those, “why didn’t we do this before?” moments. If you’re searching contributions or documents for text then the search results now show you highlights of what matched. We’re also showing more information about attachments and other files that matched, and you can now download these directly instead of needing to view the message or knowledge entry they’re attached to first.

Incorporate anything into an existing wiki entry

If you find some useful information that you want to add to an existing knowledge entry – perhaps something someone mentioned in an instant message – you can now quickly incorporate it in the wiki and keep a link back to where it originally came from so people can see the context.

Nicer invitations, HTML email for notifications

We’ve spruced up invitations to join the system and added reminders if someone hasn’t yet joined. We’ve also converted all the rather drab plain text notifications from the system into better looking HTML and made every email look more like the website.

Email verification

You can now have all email from Jiglu signed with DKIM and email on arrival checked for a valid signature and subject to moderation if it doesn’t match.

Security enhancements

You can choose to lock users out of the system at times when it’s not being actively monitored, there’s protection against people bulk downloading files and we’ve made logs easily downloadable for external analysis.

Architecture and performance improvements

We’ve rewritten the email and search subsystems, made page loading faster, lowered resource and memory usage, upgraded to Java 11 and made many other behind-the-scenes improvements.

Jiglu 12.1 is available now (12.0 was only rolled out to direct customers). If you haven't tried Jiglu yet then find out how to get started. You can also drop us a line if there's anything you'd like to know more about.

Written by Stephen Hebditch. Published on .