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2019/01/18 - 3.0.4

  • Fixed a bug that would add extra invisible characters or remove newlines when copying content from GitBook, which was particularly bothersome for code snippets.

  • Fixed a bug that would make avatars on spaces appear gigantic to visitors using Safari or iOS.

  • Fixed a bug preventing images and links from being deleted inside table cells.

  • Fixed crash when visiting a page including a file block and the file that was deleted.

  • Fixed a bug that would fail to export larger spaces or organizations data.

  • Improved the dynamic display of dates to not update every second like a countdown.

2019/01/16 - 3.0.3

  • ​⚠️Only evergreen browsers are now supported (the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari). This will reduces the amount of assets to download to use GitBook and will improve overall performances.

  • Fixed hovering menu in edition being closed when selecting large section of text (like a link)

  • Fixed error message when changing the email to an email already used by another user

  • It is no longer possible to mistakenly setup a custom domain that ends with .gitbook.io

  • Fixed redirection and broken app when opening a page containing the name of the space in its URL.

  • Fixed error when sorting by columns in Search insights

  • Fixed sign-out button in the phone verification screen

  • Improved the message when conflicts have been resolved on a page

  • Improved the page output for empty Markdown files when using the GitHub integration.

  • Content caches are cleared in more scenarios (content update, space renaming, etc.). Visitors should now load an always up-to-date version of the page.

2019/01/11 - 3.0.2

  • Added an automatic DNS check and a manual DNS check during setup of custom domain

  • Fixed GitHub sync generating large diffs when using page groups. This will make for a better conflict resolution during draft merging.

  • Fixed design of the search bar on Firefox

  • Fixed loss of spaces that would happen after signing-in with legacy credentials

  • Fixed tabs being deleted when deleting a single image or file inside it

  • Fixed redirect after sign-in when a visitor follows a draft URL

  • Fixed a bug that prevented from loading older revisions in the activity history panel.

  • Improved error handling for avatar uploads

2019/01/07 - 3.0.1

  • Fixed a crash when a non-member follows a sign-in link for a space

  • Fixed order of drafts in Safari

  • Limited the length of organization names to 65 characters

  • Fixed billing subscription not being cancelled when switching an organization to a non-profit plan

  • Fixed design of spaces logos

2019/01/07 - 3.0.0

Highlight:

​🎨We overhauled the spaces interface to unify and streamline the navigation across GitBook, notably between spaces. We also reworked the editing interface to be light and efficient. The blue Controls Bar is gone, replaced by a Controls Center panel on the left.

  • The blue Controls Bar for logged-in users is gone, which means more vertical space available when editing your content.

  • Improved application reactivity and stability thanks to a refactor of the UI components and styling strategy. Loading time should now be faster and UI should no longer flicker.

  • You can now quickly switch between your organization and spaces from the Space's Control Center.

  • Changed wording for drafts and revisioning: "Publish" is now "Merge", and the "Published" version is now called "Current".

  • Customization of a space's color no longer requires a page reload to be visible.

  • Space headers have been redesigned to have better vertical alignments, to adapt to title size, and to never hide the search bar on small screens.

  • Organization logos and user pictures are now consistently circular, to be distinct from space logos which are square.

Editing:

  • Prevent empty line from being inserted when writing an image caption and hitting Return.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented to insert a link in a list and press Return.

  • Fixed preview of images imported from GitHub in the assets manager.

  • Fixed a bug during conflict resolution that would sometimes crash the page when displaying avatars near conflicting changes.

  • Prevented the creation of page with duplicate paths that could occur after publishing a draft.

Organization management:

  • Organization owners can now be added to teams like normal members, even though they always have access to all spaces.

  • You can now define a default role for members joining your organization using Single Sign On.

  • SSO login on a space no longer redirects to the organization's dashboard, but to the space as expected.

Others:

  • ​🇷🇺 Users in Russia should no longer have issues loading images and other documents on GitBook.

  • Improved error message during GitHub synchronization to be more specific and point to a faulty page when possible.

  • Removed unused bio from user profiles.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented from using the search bar after being going through a page redirection.

  • Session is now correctly cleared when you delete your account.

2018/12/10 - 2.6.3

  • 🔐 Improve session cookies invalidation when an account update occurs

  • 🛠 Allow mailto: links for external pages

2018/12/07 - 2.6.2

  • 🛠 Improved the speed of GitHub sync export

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing to create a space when uploading a custom logo with slow networks

  • 🐞 Fixed transferring the associated custom domain when transferring a space to another owner

2018/12/05 - 2.6.1

  • 🐞 Fixed rendering emojis

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing to publish when the version includes external links

  • ↪️Changing a space's URL now creates a permanent redirection to the new URL.

2018/12/05 - 2.6.0

  • 🎉 New feature: Add automatic redirection when a space URL is modified

  • 🛠 Add stricter limitation to spaces name length

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug where page insights were not correctly displayed

  • 🐞 Fixed disabling the "Edit this page" button when user doesn't have the actual permissions to edit

  • 🐞 Fixed an error preventing embeds URL with no protocol to be correctly rendered

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing to upgrade the subscription in some cases

November 30th 2018 - 2.5.3

  • 🐞 Additional fix for migration from legacy.gitbook.com in some cases

November 29th 2018 - 2.5.2

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing migration from legacy.gitbook.com in some cases

  • 🐞 Fixed authentication issues when using Google or GitHub login

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing to save when the current revision includes page groups

November 23rd 2018 - 2.5.1

  • 🛠 Prevent serving invalid content for a deleted space

  • 🛠 Prevent flashes when accessing a space that was switched from private to public

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing the migration to run correctly for some orgs after pricing enforcement

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing users to save their settings and to login/sign up using Google or GitHub

  • 🐞 Correctly trigger a GH sync export when assets only were modified in the published revision

November 20th 2018 - 2.5.0

  • 🧾 Pricing enforcement: apply strict usage limitations when subscriptions limits are reached

  • 🧾 VAT was added to invoices

  • 🐞 Display an error message when uploading a profile avatar fails

November 16th 2018 - 2.4.1

  • 🐞 Fixed correctly deleting assets in published revision when merging a draft

November 8th 2018 - 2.4.0

  • 🎉 New feature: Allow transferring ownership of a space across organizations and single users

  • 🐞 Prevent crashing at initial GitHub sync when repo doesn't have a README.md file

  • 🐞 Fixed 404 error after creating the first personal space during onboarding

November 7th 2018 - 2.3.2

  • 🛠 Speed up display of images in Assets Manager

  • 🔎 Fixed a bug during computation of search results leading to missing results when the published revision contains multiple releases

  • 🔎 Fixed a bug that would navigate to the main version of the documentation when opening the search bar

November 6th 2018 - 2.3.1

  • 🛠 Improve redirection to login and check of user permissions when accessing a private space

  • 🐞 Fixed some display glitches on Safari

  • 🐯 List our jobs positions using WelcomeToTheJungle

  • 🕵️‍♀️ Improve error message when GitHub token has expired

October 31st 2018 - 2.3.0

  • 🔎 Redesign of search bar and search results

  • 🐞 Fixed Google Translate crashing the app

  • 🐞 Fixed displaying an error message when saving a draft fails

October 30th 2018 - 2.2.4

  • 🛠 Fixed expired SAML certificate for SSO login

October 27th 2018 - 2.2.3

  • 🐞 Fixed broken login for new SSO users

October 24th 2018 - 2.2.2

  • 🐞 Fixed a crash when saving changes that requires an automatic merge with existing changes

October 20th 2018 - 2.2.1

  • 🐞 Fixed some crashes when editing API methods

  • 📄 Custom ID for headings are serialized as html when using GitHub sync

October 14th 2018 - 2.2.0

  • 📄 Added option to enable/disable page ratings

  • 🐞 Fixed a bug preventing single users to set a custom domain on their spaces

October 12th 2018 - 2.1.0 - 2.1.1

  • 🎉 Introducing the new emojis picker

  • 🛠 Improved page loading time

  • 🐞 Fixed migration for legacy organization

  • 🐞 Fixed error leading to incorrect/duplicate billing data (users impacted have been fixed)

  • 🐞 Fixed sign-out link during the phone verification process

  • 🐞 Fixed crash when dragging some kinds of images into the assets manager

  • 🖨 Improved the style when printing the page with Command+P

October 9th - 2.0.2

  • 🎬Greatly improved the quality of embeds (videos, sheets).

    • Resolved issues with size and position of embedded content.

    • Content served on non-secure protocol (HTTP) are no longer embedded.

    • Embedding SVG images is now possible

    • The embedding process is now visible thanks to a loading indicator

  • 🐞Fixed failures of the GitHub import when page titles or descriptions were too long.

  • 🐞Fixed selection issues when double or triple-clicking to select.

  • 🐞Fixed insertion of links without specifying a protocol (like www.google.fr)

  • 🐞Fixed a bug when creating a team from a space's settings.

  • 🐞Fixed a bug that would crash the app when resolving conflicts and deleting a block using Backspace.

  • 🔓Fixed a bug that could reveal to the user the password he/she entered during sign-up and sign-in. The risk for people affected by this bug was that someone peeking at their screen during sign-up or sign-in could see the password that was entered. All passwords are still encrypted and then hashed by GitBook.

October 7th - 2.0.1

  • Fixed a bug with the GitBook trademark that would crash the page for anyone visiting content made with GitBook, without being logged in.

October 7th - 2.0.0

  • 👤It is now possible to create spaces under your personal account! You do not have to create an Organization for these spaces, but you won't be able to invite people to collaborate on them as long as they are under your personal account.

October 4th - 1.19.4

  • Fixed PHP syntax highlighting.

October 3rd - 1.19.3

  • ⚠️Errors when saving a draft are now properly displayed. In the past, it would just do nothing, so you could be misdirected as to whether your changes were saved.

    🦋Fixed syntax highlighting in code blocks that was no longer visible for most languages.

  • 🐞Fixed alert banners appearing the mobile menu and the space's settings menu.

  • 🐞Fixed an error that would prevent saving your changes after canceling a conflict resolution.

September 19th - 1.19.2

  • 🐞Fixed a bug that would make formatting (such as bold and italic) very hard to escape when using Markdown syntax.

  • 🐞Fixed crashes when hitting Enter inside a content tab item's title.

September 17th - 1.19.1

  • 🦊Added a warning to our dear Firefox users who are trying to edit content on GitBook. Read our blog post about it.

  • ⛔️Added a warning when you are above the usage limits granted by your current plan.

September 15th - 1.19.0

  • 🐞Fixed a bug when exporting to GitHub some lists inside tables

  • 🐞Fixed a bug that would remove your existing membership to organizations when you joined a new organization using Single-Sign-On.

  • You can now expand a page and its children in the general Table of Content without navigating to the page.

  • Links to custom domains that are no longer used will now respond with a 404 Not Found error.

September 13th - 1.18.4

A series of various fixes for bugs introduced in the previous release, including private spaces returning a 404 Not Found error instead of redirecting to login.

September 12th - 1.18.0

Here's a big one:

  • 🔗You can now generate a shareable links for your private spaces. Share this secret link to people you want to be able to read your private content.

  • 👨‍🎨New design for the table of contents in the sidebar! It's prettier, smoother, and easier to edit than ever.

  • 🛎The GitHub synchronization is now correctly triggered if you updated nothing but your .gitbook.yaml .

  • 🗝Making a space private now correctly clear any trace of it from our servers cache, ensuring the content was public can no longer be served publicly. Before, it would take some time before cached content would stop being served.

  • 🦆You can now migrate from the legacy GitBook even if your repository had another branch than master as default branch.

  • 🐞Fixed a bug that prevented reconfiguring which branches are synchronized with GitHub.

  • 🐞Fixed missing borders for tables in Firefox.

  • 🐞Fixed GitHub export of tables containing lists. They are now exported as HTML to be Markdown compliant.

August 31st - 1.17.2

  • 🤭Fixed drag and drop of pages, that was no longer working since the last release.

August 30th - 1.17.0

  • 🥂You can now resolve change conflicts inside GitBook! We even wrote an article for you.

  • 🛠We searched and destroyed a bug that prevented a lot of writers to publish their drafts.

  • 🖼Sharing a space on the social media now shows a thumbnail even if the space has no logo.

  • 👥If you are invited to an organization, you won't have to step through our phone verification protective process.

  • ✨We have greatly improved copying and pasting around tables.

August 28th - 1.16.4

  • 💳Fixed an error that would not migrate an organizations' subscription to the new version.

August 24th - 1.16.3

  • 💅Fixed a few design glitches: profile menu on mobile and overlapping "Edit on GitHub" button, among other things.

  • 🛠Fixed a few issues: an error with the right table of content, invalid selection when inserting a new list and the dashboard space popover, among other things.

August 22nd - 1.16.2

  • ✉️You can now insert mailto links.

  • 🔎The option to make your space unlisted is now a sub-option of public spaces.

  • 🛠Fixed an issue that prevented some user accounts to be deleted.

August 22nd - 1.16.1

  • ☎️We have restored the Sign Out button in the phone verification page, so that you're not locked into an unconfirmed account.

August 21st - 1.16.0

  • 📂We have reorganized the space settings in more logical sections. Feels good!

  • 🎨We made a new and shiny color picker for your space, so you can choose that ONE color among 16 millions.

  • 🖼We also redesigned the space logo uploader, so you can drop that bass file!

  • ⚠️The GitHub sync errors in your spaces are now more detailed. This should help you understand better what's going wrong.

  • ⏰We delayed the end of the beta to 15 of September, to give you some more rest.

  • 💬Fixed a permission error that hindered the Slack integration

  • 🛠You can now properly examine the details of your SSO configuration when you've enabled it.

August 7th - 1.15.2

  • 💵Some invoices could not be generated when using coupons. This is fixed.

  • 🏎We optimized the dashboard for people with legacy organization to migrate.

  • 🛠Fixed a bug that prevented exporting tables to GitHub.

  • 🛠Fixed a bug when importing links inside links from Markdown.

August 2nd - 1.15.0

  • 💖Tables received a lot of deserved love! They were arguably terrible to edit. Now editing them should be really smoother... and prettier!

  • 🎛Lists styles can now be toggled from their controls.

  • ℹ️You can now change hint styles by clicking their icon directly. This should save you some precious time!

  • 🌳Can't choose which GitHub branches to sync? We now offer an option to sync them all, no questions asked!

August 1st - 1.14.0

  • 🔗Revamped the link insertion with a cleaner and easier to use design

July 27th - 1.13.0

  • 🖼 Images and files can be reused (and deleted) with the assets manager

July 24th - 1.12.2

  • 💬Intercom Integration is now live !

  • #️⃣Fixed an issue with exporting file blocks to GitHub

June 30th - 1.10.1

  • Greatly improved inline insertion menu (for inline math & image)

June 29th - 1.10.0

  • Allow (multiple) lists and paragraphs in table cells

June 22nd - 1.9.0

  • 🔢Math (TeX) - i=1featurei=great\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} feature_{i} = \prod_{great}

  • 🌄Inline images -

  • 🔗Redesign page links (design and editing UX)

  • 📝Fix the "Edit this page" button from the right column

  • ⛹️‍♀️Fix the "Teams" page when accessed from a space

  • 🎲Fix the restore popup appearing sometimes for no reason

  • 👾Fix a design glitch in the onboarding preview

  • ✂️Fix pasted code formatting

June 15th - 1.8.0

  • 📝Draft by default workflow (also lays ground for conflict resolution UI)

  • 🐛Fix grey background when pasting code into other apps (e.g: GMail)

  • 💳Improve billing UI

  • 🇪🇺GDPR stuff (data export, ...)

June 11th - 1.7.0

  • 📦View archived drafts (closed or merged)

  • #️⃣Allow pasting markdown into editor

June 6th - 1.6.10

  • ⤴️Add redirects for old /content/ URLs

June 5th - 1.6.9

  • #️⃣Allow editing header IDs (to override auto-generated IDs)

  • 🎨New hint design (warning/info/...)

  • 🔄GitHub sync: export title/description even for pages with no content

June 3rd - 1.6.8

  • 🔐Allow org admins to transfer ownership to another user

  • 🎨Redesign images, allow aligning left or centering

May 29th - 1.6.6

  • 🎨Refresh embeds design

  • 🎨Refresh page template designs

May 24th - 1.6.5

  • 🚀Improve editor perfs

April 21st - 1.2.0

  • 🎆 Support inline images (mixed with text)

  • 🚀 Faster pre-rendered pages (cached by CDN)

  • 🚀 Reduce latency of initial page load / connection by optimizing DNS

  • 🐛 Fix anchor links with non-latin characters

April 19th - 1.1.0

  • ✏️ Major improvements to editing controls & command palette

  • Fixed an error when selecting or deleting embeds

  • Fixed an error when pressing Enter after having selected images.

April 17th 2018 - 1.0.8

A bunch of internal changes, so... nothing visible from your end 😉

April 16th 2018 - 1.0.6

We are encountering jobs and requests timeouts for some large content. We have put in place a few measures to mitigate these timeouts until we find a fix.

  • Emojis (and other unicode characters) are now correctly parsed in their escaped HTML form.

  • Fixed no longer working syntax highlighting 🤭

April 13th 2018 - 1.0.4

  • 🚀 Major update to our internal WYSIWYG engine, which should improve editing stability and performance.

  • Visiting a revoked invite link now properly inform that the invite was indeed revoked.

  • Fixed error with import of some Markdown tables

  • Fixed generated Open Graph meta tags (og:image etc.)

April 12th 2018 - 1.0.3

  • 🚫 Adjusted our spam protection system and added phone verification instead of blocking users detected as malicious.

  • Fixed errors coming from missing logos that prevented new project creation.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented an organization owners from adding himself/herself to a team.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented editing space header links.

April 12th 2018 - 1.0.2

  • Fixed a few UI errors that sneaked in the Billing settings section.

  • Further improved books migration stability 🛠

April 10th 2018 - 1.0.1

  • Fixed a bug when filling credit card infos.

  • Improved stability of the books migration process.

April 9th 2018 - 1.0.0

  • The new GitBook is released publicly as version 1.0.0 🚀🎉

Before that, the new version was still in a private Beta. But you can still check what happened during the Beta here: