These release notes cover changes made to the Mendix Marketplace.
June 3rd, 2021
- We fixed a bug in Studio Pro where certain components did not load properly.
May 31st, 2021
- 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.
- We fixed some bugs in the flow for adding new Marketplace content.
May 28th, 2021
- 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
April 7th, 2021
- We added a section to Get Studio Pro for downloading versions that have long-term support (LTS) and medium-term support (MTS).
- We fixed some performance issues where certain Marketplace sections were not loading properly. This also includes connection issues to the App Store/Marketplace within Studio Pro.
- There is an issue with users having trouble downloading Windows Service.
- Fixed on May 4th, 2021.
March 23rd, 2021
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- We fixed some bugs in the add new Marketplace content flow and we made error messages more descriptive.
December 15th, 2020
- 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
- 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
- You can now download previous versions of App Store components from the Mendix App Store. 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.
- 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
- 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.
February 26th, 2020
- 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.
November 14th, 2019
Content Support Update
We are invested in maintaining Mendix App Store 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
- You can now subscribe to receive emails when new versions of your favorite App Store content are published.
October 23rd, 2019
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
- We now display the UUID of a App Store component in the Usage section of its details page. This allows you to specify the
TemplateUUIDwhen calling the CreateNewApp operation in the Projects API.
September 11th, 2019
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
December 17th, 2018
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 App Store.
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 backend 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 backend)
- Oauth2SALMAssertion authentication (For Neo Platform apps)
- Basic and None authentication for public backends
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://appstore.home.mendix.com/link/app/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.
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.
June 21st, 2017
Private company App Store content is now indicated in the Template browser with a lock icon.