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Changelog

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file. Octory adheres to Semantic Versioning.

2.2.1

Released on July 21, 2022

Enhancement

Fixed

  • HidePreviousButton and HideNextButton settings on last slide.
  • Previous button when Quit button is clicked before mandatory apps are installed.
  • Web component now pause when user move to the next slide.
  • Jamf Pro API bearer token authentication.
  • Helper version is now properly displayed in Get Info menu.
  • Removal of the Octory Helper popup when Helper is not installed.
  • Update command to load and unload Launch Agent and Launch Daemon.

2.2.0

Released on March 1, 2022

Added

  • New SecureText input component, allowing user to input hidden password & confirm it. Also allows you to ask for password to match a specific regex

Fixed

  • Fixed HidePreviousButton and HideNextButton settings
  • Fixed file monitor, now generated variables are replacing "." with "_" (eg. for test.txt it is now IS_TEST_TXT_FILE_PRESENT instead of IS_TEST.TXT_FILE_PRESENT )
  • Fixed AirWatch app monitor regexes
  • Fixed Jamf app monitor regexes
  • Fixed Octory-Notifier to make it a universal app (Apple Silicon & Intel)
  • Fixed DEVICE_NAME variable that previously returned device model instead of friendly name
  • Fixed BlurredBackground mode for new macOS versions

2.1.4

Added

  • Added WaitForTerminationScriptExecution to wait for app termination script execution and include output in app logs (cf. wiki).

Fixed

  • Fixed CompleteInstallationScriptPath and IncompleteInstallationScriptPath not always run before application exited.

2.1.3

Added

  • Added new app icon following new UI guidelines.
  • Added some logging so that it is easier for you to debug your configuration files.
  • Added new packaging providing notarized installer for Octory, Helper (& weak) and Notifier.

Fixed

  • Fixed the AppTermination ActionSets that were not properly run before app being stopped.
  • Fixed first action ran twice when using Chained actions.

2.1.2

Added

  • Added the MandatoryFilesMissingQuitText property for mandatory files monitoring.

Fixed

  • Fixed the IsMandatory property not working for File monitoring.
  • Fixed the SendRequest action that wasn't properly read from configuration file in some cases.

2.1.1

Fixed

  • Fixed the Variable key registering in the configuration.
  • NextButtonClick trigger was targeting PreviousButtonClick trigger.

2.1.0

Added

Actions and Triggers
  • Action: open a slide in another window. See OpenWindow. PRO
  • Action: navigate to a specific slide. See NavigateToSlide. PRO
  • Action: display a local notification to the user. See DisplayNotification. PRO
  • Action: update a variable. See UpdateVariable. PRO
  • Trigger: trigger an action set when another app is launched. See Triggers. PRO
  • Trigger: trigger an action set programmatically with:
    • octo-notifier
    • ButtonComponent "Trigger" key
    • DisplayNotification actions "Trigger" keys See Triggers. PRO
Interface composition
  • Sidebar a container on the right. See SideContainer. PRO
  • Specify width ratios to arrange containers. See Containers.
Monitoring
  • New monitors count placeholders (useful to indicate the remaining monitors to install). See Placeholders.
  • New Installer possible value: "Managed" to specify that a monitor installation state will be updated by octo-notifier only. See App Monitor.
  • Optionally display a vertical scroller for the AppMonitorComponent. See AppMonitorComponent.
  • Mark an AppMonitor as "Not mandatory" to allow the app termination if the monitor is not installed. See application monitoring.
  • The icons to indicate the installation state of a monitor have been updated with SF Symbols (require macOS 11+). A spinner will be displayed when the monitor state is "Installing" (available on all supported macOS versions).
Miscellaneous
  • Disable the application relaunch at login behavior when the system was turned off or restarted and the app was running. See App termination.
  • The command-line tool config has been improved to be more precise in the error messages and to better evaluate the configuration files.
  • A new command-line tool octo-notifier is available to send monitors installation updates to Octory or to send custom trigger events.

Changed

  • Changed AppMonitoringComponent look.

Fixed

  • The "Previous" button was reappearing on the last slide after an incomplete installation alert was displayed although it was specified to hide it.
  • The monitors specifying a condition in the Conditions section were not updated when a variable involved in the specified conditions was updated.

2.0.6

Added

  • PDF component. See Interface composition.
  • Video component. See Interface composition.
  • Copy to clipboard action. See Actions. PRO
  • Terminate app action. See Actions. PRO

Changed

  • The application will check that a configuration file has the correct permissions before using it. See Security.
  • The Helper has received a security update and its current version is now 1.1.0. This version is required to work with Octory 2.0.6. Also, the Helper is now a Universal Binary. See Security.
  • The application now uses a new internal library to decode a configuration file. The config checker is built on top of it to validate a configuartion file similarly as the logs of th app in /tmp.
  • The SaveInputs and Log action have been marked as PRO features to improve coherence. Now all Actions are PRO features.

Fixed

  • The device placeholders have been fixed for Silicon Macs.

2.0.5

Added

  • 2020-12-16 update: Universal build for ARM and Intel

Fixed

  • Big Sur compatibility and graphics
  • Slide valid state was not updated on a variable update
  • The CURRENT_SLIDE_INDEX variable was not set at 0 before evaluating conditions
  • The monitors conditions were not properly updated

2.0.4

Fixed

  • The Jamf policy execution now works properly by using sudo
  • Action sets were triggered by an unwanted event
  • Multi-threads crashes fixed
  • The key Window→IsMovable now only affects the window title bar. Thus, the window is no more draggable using its background.

2.0.3

Added

  • Shortcut to force the app termination unconditionally. See AppTermination.

Changed

  • App termination scripts with ExecuteAsRoot to choose how the run the scripts. See AppTermination.
  • AppTermination → QuitShortcutIsEnabled not required anymore with default true value. See AppTermination.
  • Scout updated to 1.3.0 to get a dictionary or array count. See API requests (VariableReadingPaths).

Fixed

  • Bad thread access when updating Jamf monitors while parsing the Jamf log that caused random crashes.
  • Bad thread access when dealing with the variables updates that caused random crashes.
  • Window shadow was not set with the "Simple" value for the OnScreen key.

2.0.2

Fixed

  • App termination script now uses the Helper
  • Checkboxes text now populated
  • Monitors text now populated
  • Flag to save the configuration passed as argument: --save
  • Model (font, color, request) single parent log error improved
  • Default config name now also searched in Managed Preferences

2.0.1

Added

  • The window title can be populated

Changed

  • Octory log is now named username-octory.log

Fixed

  • AppMonitor generated variables were not writting their first state
  • The device placeholders now work for macOS < 10.15
  • DisplayAlert actions were populated

2.0.0

Added

  • Display a popover view from a button. See Button component. PRO
  • Conditionally execute actions. See Actions. PRO
  • Reload the interface by keeping variables values and controls states. See Admin menu
  • New application and device placeholders. See Variables
  • Possibility to choose the application configuration file with the command line. See Home
  • Possibility to choose the application window OnScreen option with the command line. See Window configuration
  • Possibility to hide navigation buttons for each slide. See Slides
  • Window OnScreen new value MenuBar and bunch of new customizations. See Window configuration
  • Possibility to use a parent style (font, color) with a single string when no overrides are needed. See Appearance
  • Helper to execute a command with root privileges. See Helper. PRO
  • Conditionally insert or remove components and monitors. See Conditions, Components and Monitors. PRO
  • Specify an Input component percent width. See Input Components
  • File monitoring with generated variables and optionally generate a variable for each app monitor. See Monitoring

Changed

  • Reload the interface takes the monitors and navigation view into account. Thus, the monitors states are reset.
  • The Justified text alignment value for a font has changed to Justify
  • Button component required Style key added. See Button component
  • Button component TextColor key has been changed to Color
  • Termination sound has been moved to the Monitoring section, with new customizations.
  • Window Minimum/Maximum height and width have changed for sizes. See Window configuration
  • Some keys previously required are not required anymore and have a default value instead
  • The placeholder FULL_USER_NAME has been changed for USER_FULL_NAME
  • Checkboxes input variable format has changed from [variable]_[title] to [variable]-[checkbox index]. See Checkbox Input component

Fixed

  • Octory now waits for Workspace ONE (Airwatch) or Munki log files, then starts monitoring.
  • Input variable now written in Octory’s variables and in the input file, without the need of a validation key
  • Possibility to test empty strings with validation regular expression for a Text Input component
  • Possibility to tab between Text Input component, unless the interface has been reloaded
  • Image view infinite loop at image loading
  • AppTermination scripts paths not populated
  • The StyleConfigurableTextView and StyleConfigurableTextField would not listen to input variables updates
  • It was not possible to quit even if no monitors were configured, or if all were already installed

1.1.0

Added

  • Monitoring of the file /var/log/install.log to trigger the monitoring installing state for apps which are not downloaded directly into the /Applications folder with the .appdownload extension (like Microsoft’s apps)

Changed

  • Regular expression to find a match in the Jamf log changed to add more flexibility

Fixed

  • The Previous button was appearing on sole slides when the “Finish” button was clicked, but the application was not terminated
  • The Admin mode was not deactivated when specified so in the configuration
  • Menu bar not always active at app launch

1.0.0

  • Initial release.