Marketplace

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These release notes cover changes made to the Mendix Marketplace.

2021

September 7th, 2021

New Features

  • Marketplace filtering has been revamped. You can now find content faster by filtering by Industry, Content Type, and Studio Pro Compatibility.
  • We have made 15+ fully developed solutions and 10+ solution templates available to help you realize value even more quickly.
  • We have listed 10+ Premium app services, and we now support a self-service subscription experience using credit card for two app services in supported regions.

August 12th, 2021

Improvements

  • We have replaced the Download button with the Start with Template button for the Create New App category.

July 29th, 2021

New Features

  • We have implemented a UX refresh of My Marketplace to be in-line with other Marketplace pages.

June 3rd, 2021

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug in Studio Pro where certain components did not load properly.

May 31st, 2021

Improvements

  • When adding new Marketplace content, you can now only set the Category in the initial version of your content. You cannot change this setting by updating the content later.
  • When you create a new component in the Solutions category, you will not be able to upload a source file, as solutions will no longer have downloadable content.
  • We have started supporting rich characters in the message describing what needs to be changed in your content for approval via the steps on the Publish page.

Fixes

  • We fixed some bugs in the flow for adding new Marketplace content.

May 28th, 2021

New Features

  • We released support for the subscription to an app service (like MindSphere IIoT for Makers):
    • Automatic provisioning of the app service on subscription.
    • The Service Management Dashboard, where you can view the service instance to which you have subscribed and generate binding keys for your service instance.

May 4th, 2021

Fixes

  • We fixed the issue with downloading the Windows Service.
  • We fixed a minor bug for anonymous users.

April 7th, 2021

Improvements

Fixes

  • We fixed some performance issues where certain Marketplace sections were not loading properly. This also includes connection issues to the Marketplace within Studio Pro.

Known Issues

  • There is an issue with users having trouble downloading Windows Service.

March 23rd, 2021

Improvements

  • We added email notifications for several actions in the Marketplace. You can now receive emails if one of your components has changed, when a published component has received a review, and when you receive a reply to one of your reviews. You can unsubscribe from any of notifications in the My Marketplace section of the of Marketplace.
  • Developers can now reply to reviews of their components.

February 9th, 2021

Improvements

  • You can now download Windows Service and Server Distribution for the latest Studio Pro version using the Related Downloads button on the Get Studio pro page.
  • Adding beta versions for components is no longer supported. Beta versions of published components and existing drafts have been automatically updated to remove the Beta tag.

January 26th, 2021

Improvements

  • You are now able to download Studio Pro versions marked as Beta from a separate tab on the Get Studio Pro page named Beta Releases. The default download option (via the Release Notes tab) remains the latest stable release of Studio Pro.

Fixes

2020

December 15th, 2020

Improvements

  • The Mendix “App Store” has been renamed to the “Marketplace” as part of the continued investment in new capabilities that is underway. This rename (and URL change) is only for the pages rebuilt so far listed above. Further implementation of this renaming is to follow in future releases.
  • We have implemented a UX Refresh to provide a fresh new look and feel for the Marketplace home, catalog, component details, and Studio Pro download pages.
  • We have enabled an enhanced navigation and undertaken some curation of published components to help you discover the components you require more easily.
  • We have enabled a more structured wizard-based flow that makes it a lot easier for you to share new content to the Marketplace.

May 27th, 2020

Fixes

  • As of Studio Pro version 8.10.0, you are able to download private content in the App Store again. This is not possible for Studio Pro versions 8.7–8.9.

May 6th, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now download previous versions of App Store components from the Mendix Marketplacee. This can be done in the All versions tab on the component’s details page. This can be used as a workaround for not being able to download private content from the App Store available in older versions of Studio Pro/Desktop Modeler due to the security issue described below.

Fixes

  • As of Studio Pro version 8.6.4, you are able to download private content in the App Store again. This is possible for Studio Pro version 8.6.4 and all further 8.6.x versions. It is not possible for Studio Pro versions below 8.6.4.

May 4th, 2020

Fixes

  • As of Desktop Modeler version 7.23.14, you are able to download private content in the App Store again. This is possible for Desktop Modeler version 7.23.14 and all further 7.23.x versions. It is not possible for Desktop Modeler versions below 7.23.14.

April 7th, 2020

Security Fix Needed for App Store in Studio Pro/Desktop Modeler

Downloading private content from the App Store available in Studio Pro/Desktop Modeler has been temporarily disabled due to a security vulnerability.

You will be able to download private content from the App Store available in Studio Pro/Desktop Modeler again once a fix is released in a future 8.x, 8.6.x, and 7.23.x release. This functionality will then only be available in those specific versions with the fix and subsequent versions. This functionality will not be available again for the App Store in Desktop Modeler version 6.

You can continue downloading the latest version of private App Store content from the Company Content page in the Mendix Marketplace and use it in the respective versions of Studio Pro/Desktop Modeler.

February 26th, 2020

Improvements

  • We have updated the single sign-on functionality in the App Store to use the latest Mendix SSO. Now, the first time you visit any App Store page requiring authentication, you will see a screen asking you to authorize access to your Mendix account. Click Authorize to continue.

2019

November 14th, 2019

Content Support Update

We are invested in maintaining Mendix Marketplace content to make it easier for you to find and use the widgets and modules that you need. To that end, we have cleaned up old App Store content where Mendix support is no longer possible and changed the support level from Platform support to Community support.

For more information on these support levels, see App Store Content Support.

November 6th, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now subscribe to receive emails when new versions of your favorite App Store content are published.

October 23rd, 2019

New Features

You can now create user groups for your company and assign your company’s App Store content to different groups. Management of user group content is restricted to only the members of the group. You can also add guest users to these groups and allow them to download selected private company content.

The former App Store Content Managers and External Downloaders groups have been removed. Members of these groups have been migrated to a new temporary user group called Migrated Data. Former “content managers” have been added as user group members, and former “external downloaders” have been added as guests.

Content that was marked as Protected as well as content marked as Shared with Others has been migrated to the Content tab of the Migrated Data user group. This makes all “externally shared” content protected for that user group.

October 1st, 2019

Improvements

  • We now display the UUID of a App Store component in the Usage section of its details page. This allows you to specify the TemplateUUID when calling the CreateNewApp operation in the Projects API.

September 11th, 2019

Improvement

We added the flexibility to label your App Store content with a custom version number.

August 30th, 2019

SAP Connector Renaming

We renamed all the SAP-related connectors and app templates in the App Store to be consistent. The changes are:

Type Old Name New Name
Connector SAP Cloud Platform XSUAA Connector XSUAA Connector for SAP Business Technology Platform
Connector SAP Fiori UI Package UI Package for SAP Fiori themed apps
Connector SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation Connector Connector for SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation
Connector SAP OData Connector OData Connector for SAP solutions
Connector SAP OData Model Creator OData Model Creator for SAP solutions
App Template Fiori Blank Blank App for SAP Fiori themed apps
App Template SAP Northwind OData Northwind OData Service Master-Detail App for SAP solutions
App Template SAP Purchase Order Approval Tutorial Purchase Order Approval Tutorial for SAP solutions

August 26th, 2019

SAP OData Connector Improvements & Fixes

  • We updated the SAP OData Connector to support the Edm.Int64 data type. (Ticket 87284)
  • We also fixed a java.net.SocketException: Broken pipe (Write failed) exception which occurred when sending a large request to the OData service endpoint. (Ticket 86680)

July 31st, 2019

Improvements

  • We simplified the options available for formatting the Documentation section when creating new App Store content.
  • We made it possible to upload images into the Documentation editor - you can drag and drop an image from your file explorer into the editor, or link to images via URL (Copy + Paste does not work due to browser inconsistencies).
  • We made some user changes and improvements when you create new content using GitHub as the source. For example, an easier-to-use selection screen when choosing your repository.
  • We also made some other minor bug fixes.

July 5th, 2019

SAP Logging Connector Updates

  • We updated the SAP Logging Connector to allow the log level to be set via a constant instead of an enumeration. This means that you can change the log level with a restart, without needing to fully redeploy your app.
  • We also solved an issue where the SAP Logging Connector had conflicts with the Community Commons module.

June 28th, 2019

SAP Logging Improvement

We added a component in the App Store which, when configured in your app, allows you to use the logging format supported by SAP Kibana. For more information, see SAP Logging Connector.

June 6th, 2019

Improvements

  • We fixed the issue with selecting specific app templates when creating a new app in Mendix Studio Pro (Desktop Modeler).
  • We fixed the problems with deep links for private apps.

April 29th, 2019

Improvements

  • We created a new App Store menu structure, so it is now easier to navigate through your created content. If you are a Mendix Admin with certain permissions, you will see additional menu items to help you manage private and public company content.
  • For App Store administrators, you can now set content managers who are allowed to manage your company content by marking it as protected.
  • You can now share private App Store content with external downloaders from other companies.

February 15th, 2019

SAP OData Connector Improvements & Fixes

  • We now throw an error which you can catch in a microflow if the destination does not exist, or the app is running locally. Previously the error could not be caught.
  • We fixed some typos in the OData Connector actions.
  • We now provide OData Connector support for Mendix apps which use Oracle DB as their database.

January 24th, 2019

IBM Watson Connector Suite Improvements

  • We released an upgraded version of the IBM Watson Connector Suite, which supports IBM Watson SDK version 6.11.0 and adds additional microflow actions.
  • We released an upgraded version of the IBM Watson Connector Suite Example Project, which includes the new IBM Watson Connector Suite.
  • We released an upgraded version of the IBM Watson Blank App app template, which includes the new IBM Watson Connector Suite.
  • For more information see IBM Watson Connector.

January 21st, 2019

Fix

The Reviews section at the bottom of the App Store main page presents the latest published user reviews. We fixed an issue where clicking on a user’s name to view their profile caused an internal server error. You will now be redirected to the expected user.

2018

December 17th, 2018

Improvement

We have noticed that when searching in the App Store (via the Search Mendix search bar), users frequently use keywords like Mendix, Modeler, Desktop, and Download as well as different Desktop Modeler versions. The search results did not provide the expected results based on these keywords (as in, they did not show the Modeler download page). With this update, it is now possible to search for the Modeler and all of its versions in the Search Mendix search bar, which will redirect you to the Desktop Modeler page in the Mendix Marketplace.

October 1st, 2018

SAP OData Connector Version 4.0.0

This version of the SAP OData Connector allows you to use the destination services of SAP Cloud Platform. This simplifies configuration, authentication and endpoint management when integrating your application, running in SAP Cloud Platform, with SAP back end services. See SAP Destination Service.

The following authentication types are currently supported in SAP Destination Services:

  • PrincipalPropagation authentication and ProxyType on-premise (Connectivity Service/Cloud Connector/On premise back end)
  • Oauth2SALMAssertion authentication (For Neo Platform apps)
  • Basic and None authentication for public back ends

SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation Connector Version 1.0.0

This new connector allows you to consume Leonardo Machine learning services from both API Business Hub and SAP Cloud Platform by adding activities to your Mendix model.

The SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation Connector is available in the App Store here: https://marketplace.mendix.com/link/component/107221/.

SAP Fiori Styling

The existing SAP Blank app template has been replaced by a new Fiori Blank app template. This new Fiori Blank app template has a new Fiori UI Package included. This is based on Atlas UI, which means that you can use either the Web Modeler or Desktop Modeler to build applications which give the Fiori UI experience.

Breaking Change

The new SAP OData Connector will break existing projects which are using the SAP Cloud Connector. The SAP OData Connector no longer supports the “Use Cloud Connector” attribute. This is now embedded in the destination service configuration. See SAP Destination Service for more details.

2017

June 21st, 2017

Private company App Store content is now indicated in the Template browser with a lock icon.