The recent series of concurrent releases for the Joinup collaborative platform include numerous improvements, features and bug fixes, all adding up to a friendlier and more enhanced user experience. Below we present the most interesting of these newly introduced changes.
After popular demand, we have introduced the ability to create custom pages in solutions, too! As a reminder, custom pages are the dedicated sections that can be created (by owners/facilitators) in the navigation menu on the left hand-side of collections (and now solutions). Such pages are ideal for highlighting important topics or activities while, simultaneously, allowing quick and easy user access. The process of creating custom pages in solutions is identical to the one used for collections (see our How-To article How to create a custom page for more details).
Event organisers will be pleased to learn that Joinup now supports geocoded maps when creating Event items. This means that an event’s inserted address will automatically be transformed into a visual map that will pinpoint geographically the event’s venue.
RSS is back! Joinup now supports RSS feeds per collection, giving users the ability to keep up-to-date with all the interesting things happening inside their favourite collections. The RSS feed URL is accessible by entering a collection, clicking on the vertical-dot menu at the top right hand-side (under your account’s avatar icon), and selecting the menu option “RSS feed”. You can then use your preferred RSS Reader software to access – and subscribe to – the RSS feed content.
Following closely the latest developments from the EIRA community, Joinup has added support for the newly released EIRA v3.0 architecture content metamodel. This EIRA release contains significant upgrades related to the definition of its interoperability viewpoints, ABBs and related examples, and can be considered the state-of-the-art in the interoperability domain. Some noteworthy improvements are: revision of the architecture building blocks (ABBs), alignment to the new EIF and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and many more notable things.
Many more improvements, features and bug fixes are part of these concurrent releases, adding up to a better user experience of the Joinup platform. Make sure to visit Joinup regularly, to find out about new and interesting things coming to the platform.
The European Commission’s Joinup platform is developed publicly, and the source code is published on GitHub (a web-based hosting service for software version control) under the European Union Public Licence (EUPL).
Joinup releases covered in this article (via the Joinup GitHub):