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 +[[Release_Notes|<<​ List of all previous releases]]
  
 +====== Release 12.1 - Key Features ======
 +===== Inventory Changes =====
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 +You can now share your inventory with other accounts. ​  This works within a section level (e.g., Pack/Pack, Colony/​Colony) AND/OR within a Group.
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 +Within a section level, your Monday Pack and Tuesday Pack can have identical views of their inventory (OAS'​s,​ PAB's, Seeonee award, Howler woggles, etc), and modifications made by one account will affect the inventory seen by the other, and vice versa. ​ Similarly, the Group-wide inventory sharing lets you define Group inventory (tents, stoves, neckers, etc.) that will be seen and updated by all accounts within your Group. ​ Section-level sharing works in conjunction (optionally) with the Group-wide sharing, so Colony A and Colony B can both share their program/​uniform inventory AND see the Group'​s inventory.
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 +Also, OAS badges can now be managed (and shared) at a Group level. ​  Since all section levels are capable of awarding Vertical Skills #2, it made sense that the OAS badges become a shared resource within a Group, rather than maintained separately by each section.
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 +Custom inventory items now have three new fields that you can optionally set to any value you want.
 +  * a "​Location"​ field (e.g., "​Trailer"​ or "​Don'​s Basement"​) that you can use to help remind people where stuff is currently stored.
 +  * a "​Category"​ field (e.g., "​Gear",​ "​Program Materials",​ "Kub Kar Supplies"​) that simply groups the items in the Inventory and Shopping reports.
 +  * a "​Notes"​ field that you can use for anything you want (e.g., lighting instructions for a stove, reports of damage to specific tents).
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 +The new inventory options can be found via "​Account"​ | "​Inventory"​ | "​Options"​.
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 +Finally, support has been removed for NEW vs OLD uniforms. ​ It's been more than 5 years since the new uniforms were introduced, and the Canadian Path doesn'​t support new/old uniform variants, so it's reasonable to stop supporting differentiated inventories of the new and old pre-CP badges.
 +
 +===== "​Import from MyScouts"​ Changes =====
 +
 +The biggest change is that you can now do Group-wide imports. ​  E.g, each Fall, the Group registrar can update all sections'​ youth/​scouter records. ​  This also allows a GC to license ScoutsTracker for their Group (see below), do an initial import, and thus get their entire Group off to a running start.
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 +The UI was also completely revamped, so that you can get a preview of which youth/​scouters will be added (or modified) as a result of the import.
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 +Finally, ScoutsTracker detects names in ALL-CAPS during MyScouts import, and converts them to Mixed Case.
 +
 +===== Commissioner-based Licensing and "​Master"​ Login =====
 +
 +The Commissioner Edition now allows you to license your entire Group/​Area/​Council,​ and self-manage who's in your license. ​ I.e., if two of your Pack scouters created a ScoutsTracker account, and both redeemed your license Key, you can now unlicense one of the redundant accounts directly from the Usage Report.
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 +Accounts that redeem your Group/​Area/​Council license are automatically linked to the licensing account. ​ So you no longer need to send a license key to a section, and then separately invite it to join your Group/​Area/​Council account.
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 +Accounts that redeem your Group/​Area/​Council license will have a non-deletable "​master"​ login automatically created that will allow a specific key person (of your choosing) at the Group Level to connect to any account in your Group. ​ This is crucial when you a large turn-over in your Colony leadership suddenly leaves you with no account administrators.
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 +From the Usage Report, you can directly license any account that is collaborating with your Group/​Area/​Council report, and even if they haven'​t accepted your invite, you can still easily send them a customizable "​here'​s your license key" email directly from the Report.
 +
 +One downside of this release is that the Commissioner Edition is no longer free.  Unfortunately the amount of R&D and support the Commissioner Edition requires is not sustainable if it's free.  Additionally,​ there were a number of common support issues that had to be repeatedly handled that were greatly simplified if the Commissioner edition was a paid account like the Section accounts (same price, same discounting).
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 +Consequently,​ all existing Commissioner accounts have all been turned into a trial that will last until July 1st, 2017.  After that time, any expired accounts will be "​frozen"​ until they are subsequently licensed (i.e., the same as happens with a Section account that expires).
 +
 +===== Miscellaneous Enhancements =====
 +
 +  * "​Collaboration"​ | "​Organizations"​ now shows a) the scope of the organization (i.e., Group or Area) and b) whether it's an official account
 +  * ADMIN: added inventory to section backup/​restore
 +
 +===== Bug Fixes =====
 +
 +  * PROGRAM_MAP field was showing up in editions that don't have program maps, for events that imported from sections that DO have program maps
 +  * Sending yourself a "​Welcome Message"​ was respecting the "​invitations"​ opt-out, which meant you wouldn'​t get the message that specifically asked to receive
 +  * COMMISSIONERS:​ if a section that you were already collaborating with subsequently accepted your invitation to join, it wasn't being included in one of the sections you could push an event to.
 +  * VENTURERS/​ROVERS:​ "My PROGRAM_MAP Events"​ was visible
 +  * COMMISSIONERS/​VENTURERS/​ROVERS:​ "​PROGRAM_MAP Locations"​ was visible during event edit
 +  * Usage Report was being inappropriately (but ineffectively) shown to non-Commissioner accounts
 +  * Fixed exception during youth merge
 +===== Patch (2017-04-17) =====
 +  * BUG: signup/​attendance/​payment was trying to list scouters as youth
 +===== Patch (2017-04-27) =====
 +==== Miscellaneous Enhancements ====
 +  * Add "group by: name" to drop down list of grouping options for youth
 +  * Persist your last selected "group by" choice as your default choice when you next connect
 +  * Show event name on signup page
 +  * Persist last selection of "​Schedule"​ | "​Options"​ | "​Include other'​s meetings"​
 +  * COMMISSIONER:​ add a "​you'​ve been switched to Trial" startup message
 +  * COMMISSIONER:​ show number of remaining licenses in Usage Report or on "​License"​ page
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * "​Schedule"​ | "​Options"​ | "Show Personal Events"​ couldn'​t be reset to "​No"​
 +  * Informational website still claimed the Commissioner edition was free
 +  * COLONY: UK Stages were being messed up by OAS stage logic
 +  * Inventory of OAS badges could be recorded with the wrong uniformID
 +===== Patch (2017-05-09) =====
 +==== Miscellaneous Enhancements ====
 +  * You can now merge scouter records
 +  * Replace "Start a New Year" with "​Finish up This Year"
 +  * Slightly improved wording on the merge conflict resolution page
 +  * Updated the "​Benefits for Commissioners"​ text on the informational website
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * Some mandrill unsubs weren'​t being processed
 +  * Some by-month licenses were being converted to 1 year
 +  * Reduced risk of StaleStateExceptions by signalling appropriate HTTP status codes
 +  * Inventory bug (update stock, shows in list, but not when drilling down to item)
 +  * Youth who had completed the most senior level of Progression (e.g., Howler) were just seeing "​Completed!"​ in their "My Path" Report
 +  * Get rid of ugly wiki formatting in the requires show in the "My Path" report
 +  * Top Section Award was missing from "​Account"​ | "​Advanced"​ | "​Customize Badges"​ list
 +  * Customizing most badges (e.g., "​Spirit Beaver"​) shows raw creole text
 +  * Toggles that showed group by section level/label weren'​t letting you switch to '​level'​
 +
 +===== Patch (2017-05-15) =====
 +==== Miscellaneous Enhancements ====
 +  * Clarified that licensed accounts includes Commissioner accounts as well as just sections
 +  * Added a "past events",​ and a "this event" to the insert link.
 +  * Enabled "​Journey Cards" for youth/​parents
 +  * Move "​Account"​ | "​Advanced"​ File URL's "Pack Files" page (which should always be visible for Scouters)
 +  * Move "​Account"​ | "​Advanced"​ Email Options into Email page
 +  * Move "​Account"​ | "​Advanced"​ Calendar options into Schedule options
 +
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * COMMISSIONERS:​ Transfer/​Merge wasn't available for Key People
 +  * Non-secure scouts.ca website wasn't accepting secure connections
 +  * Contrary to the documentation,​ non-featured events were being included in the Personal Journey cards if they were also non-meetings
 +  * Couldn'​t merge an inactive youth
 +  * IOS: Apple deprecated the Chalkboard font it used to replace the deprecated Comic Sans font
 +
 +===== Patch (2017-05-22) =====
 +==== Miscellaneous Enhancements ====
 +  * COMMISSIONERS:​ added "​Copy"​ button to Usage Report
 +  * Added an "​Import"​ button below the calendar, for importing by event key
 +  * Personal Record Sheet Patrol/​Lair/​Lodge is now left blank if '​Unassigned'​
 +  * Return a list of other sections that the login email works with, if the current selection has no login for the email address
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * Trying to view PDF's attached to emails or events using a Mac or iPhone gets a .txt extension added and shows the encoding using a text editor rather than opening in a PDF viewer
 +===== Patch (2017-05-25) =====
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * Updated the list of Groups with some new Groups
 +  * Changing youths status in Bulk to "​Inactive - Transferred"​ would present some terminology suggesting they'd be moved up
 +
 +===== Patch (2017-05-30) =====
 +==== Miscellaneous Enhancements ====
 +  * "​Schedule"​ | "​Options"​ | "Start of Week" and "View Calendar|List"​ are now stored as cross-account personal preferences
 +  * Changed Password Reset email link to be valid for 6 hours, instead of one
 +==== Bug Fixes ====
 +  * Miscalculation of Top Section Award completion for youth who overshoot the OAS stage completion
 +  * Incorrect regular expression for detecting staged badges when they'​ve been customized
 +  * BEAVERS: Customizing UK Staged badges was resulting in those UK badges being included in the calculation of North Star Award #2
 +  * BEAVERS: could not finalize camping/​hiking events created when you were using the UK badge system, but which you're no longer using
 +