What's new in Traveler 12.0.2?

The following enhancements are new in the Traveler 12.0.2 Early Access.

Masking user and device details on the Traveler home page

Traveler provides a set of NTS_SERVLET_ALLOW_* notes.ini settings to control the content and actions displayed on the Traveler server home page when accessed with a browser.

With this release, there are two additional settings to control whether the user name details (NTS_SERVLET_ALLOW_USER_NAMES) and device name details (NTS_SERVLET_ALLOW_DEVICE_NAMES) are masked on the Traveler home page. For more information, see Notes.ini settings.

Customization of generated emails

To enforce security settings, some emails only sync to HCL clients. This includes Notes-encrypted mails and mails marked as private (prevent copy). For any third party client (for example, the iOS Mail app), Traveler syncs a placeholder email indicating that the mail can be viewed with another client.

Starting with Traveler 12.0.2, the administrator can customize the contents of this generated placeholder email. Notes.ini settings (NTS_ENCRYPTED_MAIL_APP_*) are provided to determine whether the placeholder email includes information on each of the following alternative clients (when applicable):
  • HCL Companion for iOS
  • HCL Verse for iOS
  • Other HCL clients (Notes, Nomad, or Verse web)

For more information, see Customizing the generated email for encrypted or private mail.

Improved APNS messages for Verse iOS

Apple allows the APNS messages to include three parts: Title, Subtitle, and Body. Previously, Traveler included all of the APNS content (controlled by the NTS_PUSH_ALERTS_* notes.ini settings) in the Body; because there was not a Title specified in the APNS message, the operating system inserted the application name (Verse) as the Title all the time.

In release 12.0.2, Traveler fills the three parts separately and the device displays the APNS messages accordingly (for example, bold text is used for the Title and Subtitle, regular text for the Body).

Viewing Rich Text Descriptions in Calendar Events and Notices Enabled by Default

Users are now able to view rich text on their Verse iOS and Android devices for calendar event descriptions, including email notices. This means that any formatting (including color, style, font, hyperlinks, tables, etc.) used in calendar events will be viewable on the Verse iOS and Android mobile apps for the chair and invitees. For example, third party meeting links that were previously missing are now be clickable links in the description.

With this release, the server support for Calendar Rich Text is enabled by default. After the upgrade, formatting will be applied to new events and notices.

For more information on limitations, see the Calendar section of General limitations and the associated sections for the HCL Verse Mobile limitations.
Note: For HCL Verse for iOS or Android mobile clients, a minimum of 12.0.10 is required for viewing rich text descriptions support.