Release notes/10.1.6

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Convention Master 10.1.6 Released on September 14, 2022.

UPGRADE WARNING: If you are currently on version 10.0.x, release 10.1 has special instructions added to the upgrade process. Please make sure you read them before performing an upgrade. See Upgrading Convention Master

         Release notes for version 10.1.6.
                September 14, 2022

The following changes and or features were added
  • Mantis 525 - Bag stuffing stickers PDF now better chops pages without wasted paper.
  • Mantis 786 - Bag stuffing stickers can now be printed to PDF printers.
  • Mantis 834 - Bag stuffing stickers can now be printed to a PDF file that you can download.
  • Mantis 945 - Improved the submit button to prevent multiple clicks from resubmitting the form in den application kiosks. This will prevent duplicated den applications. Also updated table style of pre-auth space codes to match the rest of the kiosk steps.
  • Mantis 958 - Bag stuffing stickers now use the standard printer queue system and support all printer types.
  • Mantis 1038 - Bag stuffing stickers can now be printed using the filtering system.
  • Mantis 1105 - Fixed bug that prevented Space Requests from being deleted by applicants in the ArtShow/Dealer Application kiosks.
  • Mantis 1144 - Overhauled Bag Stuffing Sticker system.
  • Mantis 1165 - Corrected a bug that prevented "use event default" from working correctly on the agreements step of the kiosk.
  • Mantis 1167 - Overhauled Payment Holds system to handle abandoned carts and instant payment methods better so automated tasks can be used to clean up abandoned shopping carts effectively.
  • Mantis 1195 - Created a new feature that will log the history of Fan name and legal name changes and provide the ability to search for previously used names quickly.
  • Mantis 1214 - Created a new feature to find and display user account duplicates.
  • Mantis 1217 - Upgrade license checks to warn when a valid license is installed but is for the wrong event database.
   (primarily to help our customers who share equipment between multiple events.)
  • Mantis 1218 - Added PHP CLI diagnostic info to the Diagnostic Log to assist in debugging installation issues.
  • Mantis 1219 - Updated DB Sanitization script for registrant notes.
  • Mantis 1227 - Fixed an issue preventing database upgrades prior to v576 from working in some situations.
  • Mantis 1231 - Added the barcode options to the Online Payment kiosk step. This will allow people to pay in line and display a barcode on their phone to be ready for the cashier.
  • Mantis 1234 - Improved the submit button to prevent multiple clicks from resubmitting the form in kiosks. This will prevent duplicate notification emails.
  • Mantis 1235 - Improved method used to pass data in URLs.
   Note: This will invalidate some URLs generated on console/kiosk pages before applying the update. 
   Refreshing the page will generate new URLs, which only matters to users actively using CM during the upgrade.
  • Mantis 1239 - Automatically process zero-dollar payments (if applicable) on the Kiosk payment step. This resolves an issue for events using memberships that cost $0 that comes with bag-stuffed products.
  • Mantis 1240 - Add a default payment hold to the user's account at the select membership kiosk screen if their payment hold is either non-existent or expired.
  • Mantis 1241 - Add a default payment hold to the user's account at the go shopping kiosk screen if their payment hold is either non-existent or expired.
  • Mantis 1242 - Ensure that instant payment Gateway transactions create a payment hold in the kiosk payment holds system.
  • Mantis 1246 - Corrected an issue where certain situations could prevent bag stuffing labels from being generated for bag stuffed products purchased with a voucher.
  • Mantis 1248 - Updated database migration runner for newer versions of MySQL server to prevent UTF8 upgrade from running unnecessarily during database migrations. (this only impacted performance - no data was modified.)
  • Mantis 1253 - Updated DB Sanitization script to run at the current database version.
  • Mantis 1254 - Updated Kiosk change name step to utilize new name logging system.
  • Mantis 1258 - Corrected an issue on the choose freebies kiosk step, allowing you to select an out-of-stock product if it had a negative number remaining in inventory.


Before starting an upgrade, we recommend that you backup your Convention Master database and files.

To perform the upgrade, run a Subversion update in the folder that contains your Convention Master installation:

$ svn up /path/to/convention_master

When this has completed, log in to the staff console [] with an account that has the "Perform DB and System Upgrades" permission to automatically trigger any pending schema updates. DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP, otherwise it will leave your install in a locked upgrade state.

For fuller/more complete information on upgrading your Convention Master installation, please see our upgrade documentation.

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