Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.6

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.6. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Fixed module field default value validation with required fields
  • Temporarily reverted “fixed filtering with multi-value field”

Compose

  • Fixed the pre-filter for User module fields

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.5

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.5. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Fixed federation structure sync, added a response wrapper to API response
  • Added manipulation functions for KV and KV-like types for setting values with dynamic keys
  • Fixed filtering with multi-value field
  • Improved workflow error handling
    • prevent the try-catch step from ending the exec session
    • prevent pre-run validation checks to cycle the exec

Compose

  • Fixed logout issues
  • Fixed Corredor helpers to properly use ListResponse
  • Added federation toast translations

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.4

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.4. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Server

  • Data import:
    • Resolved CSV size limitation issue
  • Auth:
    • Fixed session lifetime when doing external authentication
  • SCIM:
    • Improved SCIM support (removing role/group members)

Compose UI

  • Fixed error handling in namespace editor

Corteza Workflow

  • Added failsafe to prevent infinite workflows due to implicit invocations
  • Improved integration between Corteza workflow and Corredor
  • Fixed bug where workflow wasn’t being rerendered after save
  • Improved list import error reporting

Admin UI

  • Auth clients & users (impersonation on client_credentials grant type)
  • Hiding of document previews if the render driver is not available

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.2

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.2. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Compose
    • Fixed field picker bug where double click didn’t add an element
    • Fixed module fields not respecting field order in module edit
  • Auth
    • Improved auth procedures
    • fixed excessive redirects
  • Workflow
    • Added workflow testing with custom initial scope; A way to test workflows directly from the Workflow builder with custom scopes
  • Admin
    • Added Sessions; a way to easily monitor workflow execution and examine failed workflows

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.1

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.1. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

  • Envoy
    • Improved ComposeRecord cross-referencing
    • Improved ComposeRecord self-referencing
  • Compose
    • Fixed improper one-dimensional page block rescaling
    • Fixed bug where record selector default options were not displayed if query existed
  • Auth
    • Improved provisioning of auth clients
    • When possible, keep the user on the same page after auth flow is complete
  • Workflow
    • Swimlanes now need to be double-clicked to open configurator
    • Test workflow overlay is now removed after a change on workflow is made
    • Fixed a bug where stepID’s were reused
    • Improved Ctrl/CMD + S so it works from more places than before
    • Improved creating new workflow “flow”
    • Fixed Test workflow tooltips
    • Fixed typos and bugs in some default CRM workflows
  • Admin
    • Moved Corredor Scripts under Automation

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3, including a new visual workflow builder

Cork, Ireland, 6 April 2021.

Crust Technology, the driving force behind the open-source low-code platform Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2021.3. The highlights of this release are a visual drag-and-drop workflow editor, a new UI, a template editor and authentication improvement.

New features and improvement in Corteza 2021.3

Corteza Workflow

The new workflow editor enables users to automate simple and complex processes, without the need for programming knowledge. It’s based on BPMN 2.0 standards, and easy and fast to use. Simply drag and drop the elements you need on the canvas, configure and connect them. Main features include:

  • Unlimited workflows anywhere in Corteza
  • Drag-and-drop editor
  • Zoom in, zoom out and move the canvas
  • Single or multiple start points (triggers)
    • On create, update or delete
    • On a manual interaction (a click on a button, such as “Covert this lead”)
    • On a scheduled interval (for example, every day at 1 am)
    • On a set date and time (you can define multiple “timestamps” for the same trigger)
  • Expressions (interact with values in your workflow. For example: calculate the grand total of a quote)
  • Functions (list of predefined functions, such as find records create a new record, find a template, send an email etc)
  • Iterators (loop through a list of records)
  • Error-handling
  • Gateways (check a value and continue with the workflow in the desired path)
  • Delay (pause the workflow at a certain point for a set time)
  • User interactions:
    • Alerts (for example, a confirmation message on the screen)
    • Choice prompt (select one of the two buttons. For example, yes and no)
    • Single input (ask the user for a value that the user can type in)
    • Option select (ask the user to select a value from a list)
  • Testing and debugging tools

Extensive documentation on workflows has been created, explaining each feature in great detail. This documentation also provides useful examples.

New UI

In collaboration with experts from the Dutch Accessibility Foundation, significant changes have been made to the UI. The fully responsive design follows the WCAG standard compliance (World Content Accessibility Guidelines), which makes Crust the leading innovator in accessibility in the Low-Code sector.

Template Editor

The new template editor allows you to define the generic document structure (such as a welcome email message or a quote PDF), which is then converted into an actual document based on the provided data. Templates are written in HTML and allow placeholders, functions and conditional rendering. After creating templates they can be rendered in Corteza workflow.

Authentication

This release comes with an OAuth2 server with Authorization code and client credentials flows. All authentication interfaces used by Corteza can now fully be modified and styled to your needs. Personalization is performed by defining a series of templates and assets (e.g. images and JavaScript code). This allows you to make the authentication screen match the company style guide.

Messaging Changes

Support for a Matrix-based federated messaging solution will be provided as of Corteza version 2021.6. The goal is to align with Corteza Record Federation, ensuring that using organisations can create richer, federated relationships, not limited to static records only. In preparation for this, the legacy Corteza Messaging solution has now been deprecated.

Other changes

  • Upgraded to Go 1.16
  • Removed obsolete asset embedding and move to //go:embed
  • Messaging code and endpoints removed
  • OAuth2 server with Authorization code and client credentials flows
  • Compose record federation now supports Activity Stream protocol
  • Codebase cleanup and removed With(ctx) anti-pattern
  • Added Envoy file encoders (export support)
  • Fixed UserBeforeUpdate/UserBeforeDelete
  • Auth web application is now deprecated

View the full changelog.

How to install Corteza

You can follow the local setup instructions for a local development or demonstration instance of Corteza. If you are looking for setting up a live deployment, check out the extensive production setup instructions. If you have questions, you can engage with other community members on the Corteza forum.

How to upgrade your Corteza instance

To upgrade your instance to the latest version of Corteza, please check out our Upgrade Guide.

Online demo

Crust Technology has an online demo available of this latest release. In it, you can try out the Low-Code platform, build your own apps, try out the existing apps (such as the CRM or Service Solution)  and much more.

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Crust Technology releases the first Low-Code Platform with Federated Cloud capabilities

Cork, Ireland, 22 December 2020.

Crust Technology, the leading open-source Low-Code Development platform and Salesforce alternative and the driving force behind the free and open-source project Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2020.12. This release comes with many new features and improvements, and includes experimental support for record federation. As a result, this makes the Corteza platform the first open-source federated cloud solution for record sharing in the world.

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Software is always changing. There would always be a scope for improvement or some bugs and issues that would affect the performance of the software, and indirectly the hassle-free experience that every end-user wants. And that’s why in agile software development, there are always software releases before the end of every iteration. Read more

Corteza Releases 2020.09 Stability Patches

Today a new Corteza version has been released. In this minor release there are patches that improve stability and security. Crust, the driving force behind the Corteza Project, is the principal contributor of this release.

Corteza version 2020.09.4 includes:

  • Improved boolean field type value handling
  • Record list prefilter is now properly applied when exporting
  • RTE field now properly triggers the required flag when empty
  • Prevent possible double record submit when double-clicking the ‘Save’ button
  • Closed a potential SQL injection attack vector

To upgrade your Corteza instance to this latest version, please check out the Corteza documentation.

Later this month Corteza 2020.12 is expected to be releases, bringing many new features and updates. So, keep an eye out on upcoming posts!

 

Crust Releases version 2020.06 and Removes Paywall for All Products

Cork, Ireland, 30 June 2020

Crust Technology is excited to announce its latest major release, version 2020.06. Along with significant feature and functionality upgrades, Crust is also delighted to announce the removal of the paywall for all products in its portfolio. This means that the open-source Crust products are now free:

We’re thrilled with the latest features improvements and the expression of commercial confidence to remove the paywall on our product portfoliosays Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology.Crust is growing quickly and, with much innovation to come in 2020 and beyond, we’re proving we can adapt to fast-changing market realities effectively and aggressively”.

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