[Feature]: People without edit or delete permissions are not shown the edit or delete buttons on submissions anymore.
[Feature]: Reviewers can now see both their own score and the median score in the review dashboard.
[Feature]: Review scores are now consistently shown as numbers, and the text representation/meaning of those numbers is shown on hover.
[Feature]: A lot of minor UI improvements, a re-work of the colours and fonts in use, as well as improvements of mobile and responsive pages.
[Feature]: pretalx now comes with an updated French translation, and a brand new Chinese community translation!
[Feature]: If your event has only a single language configured, pretalx won’t show the language flag in the input fields anymore.
[Feature]: In the API, the event list is now sorted so that the oldest event comes last, not first as it was before.
[Feature]: Organisers can now choose how to display their schedule. Currently, the only two options are the previous grid display, or a list with talks and times.
[Feature] #873: If you create a new event and copy an old event’s configuration, pretalx will now also copy tracks and questions.
[Feature] #880: The submission statistics now ignore deleted submissions.
[Feature]: Organisers can now anonymise submission content for reviewers, if they choose to do anonymised reviews. They can redact or edit any part of the submission for the reviewers’ view of it to remove identifying information.
[Feature] #855: The filtered list of speakers in the organiser area now contains only people with confirmed or accepted talks, and is also better at showing the filter currently applied.
[Feature]: The help text for questions can now be 800 characters long instead of 200.
[Feature]: The new signal
pretalx.orga.signals.event_copy_dataallows plugins to transfer data from one event to the next at event creation time.
[Feature]: The new signal
pretalx.common.signals.activitylog_displayallows plugins to change how entries in the pretalx activity log are displayed.
[Feature]: Now, event organisers can activate and deactivate plugins for their events. Previously this was restricted to administrators.
[Feature]: Schedule notifications for speakers are now properly connected to the speaker accounts, instead of just referencing them by email addresses.
[Feature]: The test event creation command now allows you to specify the event slug. This allows you to generate multiple test events in various event stages.
[Feature]: If you move your event dates, the schedule is moved too, and you can send notifications to your speakers by releasing a new schedule version.
[Feature]: Plugin developers can now add content to the HTML head area with the new
[Feature] #830: Administrators can now configure static and media files to be under different URLs than
[Feature] #772: Organisers can now leave a public comment when they release a new schedule. It will be visible in the changelog and the schedule RSS feed.
[Feature]: Exporters can now supply the CORS header they want to send. All exporters provided by pretalx directly now allow access from all origins by default.
[Feature]: If you go to a login page while you are logged in (e.g. because it was still open in another tab), you are now redirected instead of being prompted to log in.
[Feature]: Redirects to an event domain now include CORS headers to permit access from any client, to make pretalx integration in other websites easier.
[Feature] #915: Tracks now have a description attached to them which is shown to the user in the CfP, if specified. This can be used to further explain an otherwise very short track name.
[Feature] #934: Instead of being unsorted as before, the list of talks on the schedule page is now sorted alphabetically.
[Feature] #947: In all exporters, you can now select the export language with the
?lang=query parameter. If you don’t supply the parameter, pretalx will continue to guess your locale as before. If you provide the parameter without a value, the default event locale will be used.
[Feature] #907: pretalx now prevents you from creating multiple tracks or submission types with the same name.
[Feature]: Questions that are visible to reviewers now also show up on the review page, to avoid having to switch to the full submission view in the review process.
[Feature] #882: You can now filter the submission list by specific question answers.
[Feature]: pretalx now shows the complete history of logged changes to organisers.
[Feature] #979: In the schedule editor, you can now search for talks by speaker name.
[Feature]: pretalx now limits file uploads to 10MB.
[Support]: To make translation contributions more accessible, you can now improve translations (or add new ones!) at translate.pretalx.com
[Support]: This version of pretalx has higher database version requirements. We now support PostgreSQL 9.6+, MariaDB 10.1+, MySQL 5.6+, and SQLite 3.8.3+.
[Support]: If you have a plugin that listens to the
footer_linksignal, please change it so that it returns a list of dictionaries instead of a single dictionary. The dictionary-only return value is deprecated and support will be removed in a future pretalx version.
[Support]: pretalx will no longer make alarmist noises about missing migrations.
[Bug] #816: Reducing the slot count of a submission where all slots had been scheduled would not remove spare slots.
[Bug] #828: Deleted talks could still be shown with their previous title and speaker. Now they are always replaced with a box saying “[deleted]” with no further information.
[Bug]: The list of all submission feedback given in a single event was only usable for people with administrator permissions.
[Bug]: If a CfP requested the submitters’ availability at submission time, only logged-in users could successfully finish the submission workflow.
[Bug]: When updating the settings for an event with a custom domain, pretalx would mistakenly show an error message that this domain was already in use for another event.
[Bug] #863: If incorrect variables were used in the schedule update email template, pretalx did not catch this mistake ahead of time, and instead just refused to release a new schedule.
[Bug] #877: The frontend markdown preview would not render all line breaks as line breaks (only two line breaks in a row), but the server rendered version did.
[Bug]: It wasn’t possible to hide a submission type unless accessed with an access token. (Or, well, it was possible, but the possibility was hidden.)
[Bug]: Under specific circumstances, the
django_sessionstable could bloat a lot. This is fixed with the next release and the table will shrink over time as long as you regularly run the
[Bug]: A bug in our permission checks made pretalx unable to run on Windows.
[Bug]: Firefox has a bug in their form caching. If you reviewed a submission, clicked “Save and next”, then went back and reloaded the page, Firefox would incorrectly fill your review form with the choice one point worse than your original selection. If you then chose “Save and next” again, this value would be saved.
[Bug]: Using custom mail servers worked, but testing the connection in the settings page showed an error (incorrectly).
[Bug] #936: The submission API returned a duration in formatted time, like “00:30”, but the API documentation claimed it was a number of minutes. pretalx now returns the number of minutes as promised.
[Bug] #945: Internationalised strings were not always shown as such in the API, sometimes they were instead returned as plain strings.
[Bug] #951: The link to the team settings on the review settings page was incorrect.
[Bug] #923: In some settings combinations, reviewers were unable to change or even see their own reviews after submitting them.
[Bug] #928: Reviewers had access to question answers that were not explicitly visible to reviewers by way of the API.
[Bug]: If a CfP requested the submitters’ availability at submission time, only logged-in users could successfully finish the submission workflow.
[Bug]: Not all CfP form help text parts were translated.
[Bug]: The list of all submission feedback given in a single event was only usable for people with administrator permissions.
[Bug] #844: The 1.1.0 release was only installable via git (either by way of pip URLs or a full checkout), not by pip on its own.
[Feature]: We now add a hash to all uploaded file names to avoid collisions.
[Feature]: Organisers can now also see unconfirmed talks in their preview of the public schedule page. The unconfirmed talks are clearly marked to avoid confusion.
[Feature] #731: Users can now see (and potentially edit) their submission’s submission type.
[Feature] #475: Organisers can now regenerate the accept/reject emails from the review dashboard context menu.
[Feature] #732: Speaker availability is now included in the API for organisers.
[Feature]: Due to the powerful and hard-to-specify nature of the schedule HTML import, the frontend facing schedule XML import has been removed. Administrators can still import schedule files with the
[Feature]: The pretalx markdown display now supports markdown tables.
[Feature] #743: If no schedule has been published but a sneak peek is available, the schedule page now redirects to the sneak peek page.
[Feature] #742: Organisers can now set a minimum or maximum length for submission titles.
[Feature]: The events API endpoint now comes with a field exposing links to the schedule page, and the login page, among other things.
[Feature]: The API is now also available as an HTML browsable API. Filters and searches should be working as well as just browsing around.
[Feature]: The time(s), date(s) and location(s) of scheduled talks were added to the private speaker pages of those talks, making it easier for speakers to find out when and where their talk is taking place.
[Feature]: The event creation assistant now suggests more sensible event slugs.
[Feature]: Organisers can now disable/remove the profile picture input field if they don’t want any speaker pictures at all.
[Feature]: The main schedule page now returns a 303 See Also redirect if accessed with JSON or XML accept headers.
[Feature]: Speaker and talk detail pages now contain links to their respective API detail pages as alternate links.
[Feature]: Answers to boolean questions are not displayed as “yes”, “no”, and “maybe” in public display, instead of “true” or “false”.
[Feature]: Show speakers how many feedback notes have been left (if any) in their personal submission list view.
[Feature] #787: Provide the file uploads a speaker added to their submission via the
[Feature]: Plugin authors will now have access to all configuration sections starting with
[plugin:*], to ease the integration of system level settings.
[Feature]: If pretalx is running in development mode, its favicon will be red.
[Feature]: Allow users to add an imprint URL that will be shown at the bottom of every public event page.
[Feature]: If pretalx encounters an error it can’t recover from, the error page now shows a link to a partially filled GitHub issue.
[Feature]: For events that span multiple days, pretalx now shows the conference days in a tabbed display, instead of requiring you to scroll a lot.
[Feature]: If you want to display your schedule on your own homepage, pretalx now offers you a schedule widget. You can generate the code for the widget in your organiser settings.
[Feature]: pretalx has the new management command
create_test_event, which creates a demo event in a stage of your choice (
over). All user accounts are created with
[Feature] #324: Organisers can create access tokens that allow users to submit after the CfP deadline, or that give access to hidden tracks or submission types.
[Feature] #242: pretalx has learned what breaks are. Organisers can create those in the schedule editor, and they will be shown in an appropriately muted way in the schedule.
[Feature]: You can now embed a widget of the pretalx schedule on your own pages. You can generate the HTML necessary for the widget in your event settings.
[Feature]: To reduce scroll wheel abrasions, pretalx schedules are now tabbed with one tab per event day.
[Feature] #277: The static HTML export will now be triggered when talk or speaker data is changed (as long as it’s also generated on schedule release). To protect against high server load, it will still run at most once every hour.
[Feature] #760: Speakers can now see and reset their API token in their profile page.
[Feature] #648: pretalx now comes with a CfP editor that allows you to change the headline, text, and help texts on each of the CfP step pages.
[Feature] #638: You can now determine if the answers to talk questions should be visible to reviewers. This allows you to ask personal questions of your submitters, even when you are running an anonymous review process.
[Feature]: The submission type list and the track list now list the numbers of submissions per entry.
[Feature]: Plugins can now implement the
uninstalledmethod to perform actions when a user deactivates them for an event.
[Feature] #814: Questions of the type “choose one from a list” are now shown as a list of radio input options instead of a single drop-down, if there are three or less options to choose from.
[Feature] #792: There is now a CSV export for answered questions.
[Feature]: pretalx now has pretty error pages for CSRF fails and 400 errors. Test error pages are located at
[Feature] #432: Organisers can now send emails to all speakers who have not uploaded slides/files for their talk yet.
[Feature] #794: There is now a page that shows all feedback by attendees for any talk in the conference.
[Feature] #841: File attachments generated from user data are now generated to be in safe ASCII range, to avoid trouble with Unicode-sensitive gunicorn versions.
[Feature]: Plugins can now add content to the top of the user profile pages and the user-private submission lists.
[Feature]: pretalx now comes with an update check, which will notify you when new pretalx or plugin versions are available. This check sends anonymous data to the pretalx.com server, which is run by the pretalx developer. The data consist of a random but stable ID, the number of total and public events, and the version of pretalx and all installed plugins. No identifying information will be retained, and there is a visible and persistent opt-out warning until acknowledged by an administrator.
[Support]: To keep in line with our new database scoping, if you access the pretalx shell, you are now advised to use the
shell_scopedcommand instead of the
shellcommand, and call it with the flags for your event, like
--overrideflag to access all events).
[Support]: We have added a couple of pages to the pretalx wiki on GitHub, most importantly a list of events using pretalx, and a list of available plugins. The wiki is world-writable, so please add to it if you have an event or plugin that hasn’t been mentioned yet!
[Support]: We documented the implicit requirement that the filesystem pretalx accesses should work with non-ASCII file names. Please check the installation documentation if you want to make sure this is the case for you.
[Bug] #754: Reviews could be returned multiple times in the reviews API endpoint (though the total count returned was correct).
[Bug] #773: In the
/submissionsendpoints, speaker biographies were not exposed. They were available in the
/speakersendpoint as expected, so if you cannot currently upgrade, please be advised to use that endpoint.
[Bug] #774: The API endpoint for events always returned a 404 on the detail view, even when event was visible in the list view.
[Bug] #775: When a speaker withdrew their already-accepted talk, the talk slot was not removed from the schedule editor. It did work when setting the state via the organiser interface.
[Bug]: On the sneak peek preview page, markdown wasn’t rendered correctly to HTML.
[Bug]: In feedback pages for talks that contained multiple speakers, the email addresses of those speakers were shown next to their names.
[Bug]: Some custom domains could not be set via the frontend.
[Bug] #728: The “Invite reviewers” link on the main event dashboard led to an incorrect page.
[Bug] #729: The “unscheduled talks” column in the schedule editor could overlap with the room columns on events with many rooms.
[Bug] #730: The talk page of talks with multiple slots did not work and threw an error instead.
[Bug]: Organisers were able to see all emails sent to a user in their events, instead of only emails sent for the currently active event. This is a data leak. You can find more information on our blog.
[Feature]: You can set the URL of your static HTML export, if you’re using one, and it will be used when generating absolute URLs, e.g. in exports or emails.
[Feature] #559: Organisers can download a list of speakers as a CSV file.
[Feature]: Since SVG files are nearly impossible to sanitise, pretalx has given up trying, and will no longer accept SVG files as image uploads.
[Feature]: You can now decide if you want to notify speakers about their changed talks when releasing a new schedule.
[Feature]: If only one conference language is available, pretalx doesn’t as speakers to choose it from a drop-down, as this behaviour is rather silly.
[Feature]: Plugin developers can now use the
is_availablehook to decide if their plugin should be shown on a per-event basis.
[Feature]: You can now decide to add the
robots=noindexmeta tag to prevent bots from crawling your event pages.
[Feature]: The review settings have moved from the CfP page to their own settings page.
[Feature]: The organiser area has now additional, event specific login pages (at
/orga/event/<slug>/login/) which redirect by default to the event dashboard, and appear with the colour and logo of the event in question.
[Feature] #346: Due to the generous sponsorship of JuliaCon, pretalx is now capable of blind reviews, i.e. making sure that reviewers cannot see speaker names.
[Feature] #577: You can now decide if text lengths should be counted in words or in characters when restricting how long they should be.
[Feature] #566: The Reply-To field now permits multiple email addresses.
[Feature] #457: You can now order submissions by the number of reviews they have received on the review page.
[Feature] #459: The speaker page in the organiser backend now has a direct link to send an email to that speaker.
[Feature] #523: If you use tracks, you can now choose to make questions available only to submissions on certain tracks.
[Feature]: Teams settings are now located exclusively at the organiser level. The navigation entry in the event sidebar will take you there directly.
[Feature]: Reviewer teams can now be restricted to one or multiple tracks. Reviewers will only see submissions and reviews from these tracks.
[Feature] #403: Organisers can now choose question answers by speakers to be published on the talk/speaker pages. This setting cannot be changed on once the question has been answered, to make sure that speakers are informed about this.
[Feature] #563: For later reference, the full submission is included in the confirmation mail sent to the speaker.
[Feature] #477: If you only noticed after releasing your schedule that you wanted to changes something in your speaker notifications, you can now generate those emails again from the schedule editor actions menu.
[Feature] #62: Exporters can now opt in to show a QR code to their location. The XML and iCal exporters show a QR code linking their location by default.
[Feature] #364: Speakers can now invite a co-speaker while in the submission process.
[Feature] #589: Before setting a new custom domain for an event, pretalx now checks if the domain has any DNS records.
[Feature] #433: Organisers can now view all reviews, except for their own submissions.
[Feature] #570: Submissions can now be scheduled multiple times, e.g. if a workshop will be held twice.
[Feature]: Reviewers are now shown a progress bar when going through submissions.
[Feature] #532: Add a field for notes of the organisers for their own use which is not visible to the public and the speakers.
[Feature] #486: In the schedule editor, the room names and the current date are now fixed to the top when scrolling down.
[Feature] #620: Speakers can’t invite other speakers any longer after the CfP is over.
[Feature] #637: pretalx will now display the schedule wider the more rooms are present, starting at four rooms and reaching maximum browser width for six rooms, to make schedules look less cramped and more readable.
[Feature]: In pretalx, emails the organisers send out are now connected with user accounts if the address matches anybody, allowing organisers and speakers to see which emails were sent to a speaker. This serves both as a help for organisers and speakers, in case emails get lost, email addresses are inaccessible, or any other issues occur.
[Feature] #640: Instead of having to scroll with the mouse wheel or arrow keys when dragging a talk in the schedule editor, you can now just drag the talk to the upper or lower edge of the window instead.
[Feature]: Organiser can now provide a header image instead of a header colour and pattern for their events.
[Feature] #634: The API now provides internal notes by speakers and organisers to requesting users with adequate permissions.
[Feature] #609: Organisers can now filter submissions and reviews by track.
[Feature] #641: At the undocumented URL /<event>/speaker/by-id/123/ there is now a redirect to the canonical speaker URL /<event>/speaker/CODE/ to work around export format restrictions.
[Feature] #598: Via the new review phase settings, speakers can be allowed to modify their submissions while they are being reviewed.
[Feature] #628: Fill CfP form with track and submission type if they are available in the query string.
[Feature]: There now is a page for submission statistics.
[Feature]: Question pages now feature visual statistics where appropriate.
[Feature] #656: Instead of by average, review scores are now shown aggregated by the median.
[Feature] #360: Within the review dashboard, organisers can now accept and reject multiple submissions at the same time.
[Feature] #393: As an alternative to file uploads, organisers can now also provide their custom CSS directly as text.
[Feature] #326: During event creation, pretalx provides more critical feedback, such as asking if the event is supposed to take place in the past, or suggesting good slugs.
[Feature] #682: The submission endpoint now provides a
createdfield to organiser users.
[Feature]: Administrators can now see a dashboard with relevant settings and current information, including documentation links.
[Feature] #669: Emails can now also be sent grouped by submission track or submission type.
[Feature]: When using a command line client to access a schedule page, pretalx will now output ASCII tables or lists, depending on the format parameter.
[Feature] #700: Submitters can now choose to withdraw their talk even if it was accepted. When an accepted talk is withdrawn, the organisers will receive a notification email.
[Feature] #427: Organisers can now permit users to submit (and change) their own talk duration length.
[Bug]: The iCal export for speakers who had both scheduled and not-yet-scheduled talks was broken.
[Bug] #572: People who had only deleted submissions in an event were still shown in the submitter list, which was unexpected and was since fixed.
[Bug] #583: When signing up with an email address with upper case letters included, pretalx only allowed to log in with a lower-cased email address.
[Bug]: The visual representation of a speaker’s avatar is now consistent across all image-sizes and bio-texts.
[Bug]: Speaker without an avatar and with gravatar disabled had a broken avatar-image in the speaker’s view in the organiser backend.
[Bug] #594: pretalx did not display speaker availabilities during submission, even when they were required, breaking submission workflows.
[Bug] #587: pretalx did not automatically update a talk’s duration when it was changed via the submission type or directly. It was only changed when you moved the talk in the schedule editor.
[Bug] #579: When organisers changed the event time frame, already submitted availabilities would have to be changed upon new submission.
[Bug] #571: When adding a submission as organiser, pretalx did not validate the speaker email address and then tried to send them an email regardless of its validity.
[Bug] #479: When telling speakers about their scheduled or rescheduled slots, a hidden mail template was used instead of the actual template visible to the organiser.
[Bug]: Changing the order of rooms made the schedule break.
[Bug] #618: Fix a bug where some fields in the schedule XML export were rendered without their timezone offset (only day definitions, not the talk times).
[Bug] #642: Having only one submission type in the event showed a drop-down with submission types from ALL events, instead of hiding the submission type input completely as intended.
[Bug] #646: On slow network connections, the login step of the CfP submission loaded in a sub-optimal way, leaving users with a seemingly finished page but without the login/registration form. As a consequence, all page loads (but especially that one) were optimised.
[Bug] #645: The rendering of the full submission content in the acknowledgement mail (upon submission) looked weird in HTML, due to missing line breaks.
[Bug] #565: When using the back button to return to the previous step in the submission workflow, the data from the current step had to be filled in to use the button, but was not saved. Now it will be saved, and the progress bar on top can be used for lossy (but quick) navigation to the previous step.
[Bug] #655: Mails to submissions with titles near the length cap (of 200 characters) could not be created, since with the added “[event]” prefix the mail subject was too long to be saved.
[Bug] #688: pretalx was inconsistent in its usage of email senders and Reply-To. Now, if there is a sender address configured, the Reply-To is not explicitly set. pretalx falls back to the instance-global sender if there is no event sender address. A Reply-To setting is available if the organisers wish to provide a separate address there.
[Bug] #689: In the (undocumented) review API, reviews of deleted submissions were shown, even though those submissions were not available anymore via the frontend.
[Support]: A couple of URLs now end in a trailing slash where they did not before – you will be automatically redirected, so you don’t have to worry about it unless you integrate pretalx somewhere without following redirects.
[Support]: To help make other pretalx installations more secure, we’ve updated our proposed nginx configuration to include an attachment header for all files under /media, to prevent user uploaded data to be delivered directly to other users. If you host a pretalx instance, please make use of this option.
[Support]: pretalx doesn’t run
regenerate_csson startup automatically any longer. This reduces startup times. If for any reason an event does not look as it should, you can fix it by running
python -m pretalx regenerate_css. You will also need to execute this command on updates from now on.
[Support] #606: Our documentation now explains which parts of pretalx to back up.
[Support]: pretalx is now able to run with Python 3.7 even when using Celery.
[Support]: Our documentation now lists the tasks a pretalx instance should run periodically, namely
runperiodicabout once every five minutes, and
clearsessionsabout once a month.
[Support]: You can now install
pretalx[redis]if you use pretalx with a redis server for better caching and/or asynchronous task runners.
[Feature] #512: You can now configure if speakers should provide their availability during talk submission.
[Feature] #493: Speaker email addresses are now available via the API for users with access permissions.
[Feature] #476: Administrators can now delete both events and organisers.
[Feature]: The new event drop-down helps you find your event, even if you have access to many events.
[Feature]: While filling out the submission form wizard, submitters see a top bar telling them where they are in the submission process.
[Feature] #530: The API now provides a
[Feature]: The API now provides a
nav_eventplugin signal has changed to expect a list instead of a dictionary response. The dictionary response will be supported for one more version, and raises a deprecation warning.
[Feature]: The new /api/me endpoint shows name, email address, locale, and timezone of the logged in user.
[Feature]: pretalx now presents a colour picker for your event primary colour, including a hint on colour suitability.
[Feature]: The new
nav_event_settingsplugin signal allows plugins to integrate their own settings pages next to the pretalx core pages.
[Feature]: Plugins can now provide recording iframes (via the new
register_recording_providersignal and other helpers).
[Feature] #504: The schedule page is now better printable.
[Feature]: You can now set the default pretalx system wide time zone and locale (defaulting to
[Feature] #440: Organisers can now follow an RSS feed to see new submissions – you’ll have to provide your authentication token in the RSS request header to authenticate.
[Feature] #538: The sneak peek view will only feature talks that have been accepted.
[Feature]: We tuned pretalx performance to be faster when showing the schedules of large conferences with several hundreds of talks.
[Feature]: pretalx can now group talks in tracks. Each talk can be assigned a track (either by the submitter, or by the organiser). Tracks will be displayed in configurable colours in the public schedule. The feature is entirely optional, and you can continue using pretalx without tracks without any problem.
[Bug] #515: Under rare circumstances, the pretalx database could reach a state pretalx couldn’t cope with due to duplicate schedule versions.
rebuildcommand now comes with a lot more build output for ease of debugging. You can disable the build output with the new
[Bug] #522: If a speaker did not check a mandatory checkbox, they could not submit the form (as intended), but could see no feedback explaining the issue.
[Bug] #524: Review settings contained the setting “Force data entry” twice, referring to the score and text, respectively.
[Bug]: The organiser login page did not strip white-space from login credentials.
[Bug]: The event dashboard showed a wrong countdown towards the CfP end while the CfP end was between three and one day away.
[Bug]: The password reset form told users if they had already tried to reset their password in the last 24 hours. While this is helpful, it also allows user discovery via password reset. Instead, the user now sees a more generic message.
[Bug] #529: When trying to review their own submission, a user would see a 404 not found error instead of an explanation that this was a forbidden action.
[Bug]: A bug <https://github.com/celery/celery/issues/4878> in celery could make running pretalx with asynchronous workers impossible. We’ve pinned an earlier celery version that doesn’t show this problem.
[Bug] #544: Organisers could see the titles of speaker information notes of all events, not just the currently active one (they could not see the details or edit them).
[Support]: Due to an updated Django version, pretalx has dropped support for PostgreSQL 9.3 and MySQL 5.5.
[Support]: A new pretalx plugin adds media.ccc.de as a recording provider – this plugin replaces the previously inbuilt capacity of pretalx to provide recording iframes. (This functionality was never directly exposed and only accessible via the pretalx shell. It is now deprecated and will be removed in a later version.)
[Feature] #415: Allow organisers to trigger a password reset for team members.
[Feature]: Allow organisers to configure which of the default CfP fields to request and require. Please check your settings after updating, as the migration is not guaranteed to work as expected.
[Feature]: Schedules now feature a sidebar navigation to jump directly to a selected day.
[Feature]: Schedules now contain a search bar to filter talks by title or speaker.
[Feature]: For organisers, the submission/talk API endpoints now contain the question answers given by the speakers.
[Feature]: Instead of setting a flag somewhere, pretalx now has an explicit “go live” button. Plugins can listen to the corresponding signal (please refer to the plugin documentation for further information).
[Feature] #149: Allow to order questions manually.
[Feature] #149: Allow to order rooms manually.
[Feature]: The event logo shows up larger and up to the full width of the document below. Please check that your event still looks as intended after upgrading.
[Feature]: French translation
[Feature]: When linking to a talk on social media, those pages will show the talk image.
[Feature] #408: You can now add length restrictions to abstracts, descriptions, speaker biographies, and all text-based questions.
[Feature] #474: The review dashboard now features the same search and filter options as the submission list.
[Feature] #214: The schedule editor shows warnings on scheduling conflicts, including live feedback on where you can schedule a talk.
[Feature]: You can now see warnings and what the public changelog will look like before releasing a new schedule.
[Feature] #240: When using paper cards to build a schedule, each card comes with a QR code link to a quick scheduling form for that submission.
[Feature]: You can now use your authentication token to access all pages you have access to, as you already could for the API. This makes integration of exports much easier.
[Feature]: You can now see the sneak peek / is_featured flag in the submissions and talk API endpoints.
[Feature]: The submission list now includes a graph of submissions over time.
[Feature]: Present a public list of talks and a list of speakers.
[Feature]: Organisers can now also reset the password for the speakers they have access to.
[Feature] #492: In exports, HTTP ETags are now supported to allow for more aggressive caching on clients.
[Feature] #454: As an organiser, it’s now possible to send an email to all reviewers in the Compose Mail section.
[Feature] #213: A human-readable time until the CfP closes now shows up next to the end time.
[Bug] #451: Don’t crash during
pretalx initif no conference organiser slug is present.
[Bug] #463: Don’t show a 404 error if a reviewer tries to review their own submission, but show an error message instead.
[Bug]: You could make questions inactive, but not delete them.
[Bug] #473: Following the revamp of team permissions, override votes were missing from the settings. We re-introduced the settings, and improved the general handling of override votes.
[Bug] #478: The behaviour of pressing enter in multi-step forms was not intuitive in some places.
[Bug] #488: The HTML export contained media files (not other content) from all conferences on an instance, instead of the exported conference.
[Bug]: If a review question was mandatory while submission questions were active, they would block the submission process.
[Bug]: The schedule import in the organiser backend never worked (while the manage command for administrators did work).
[Bug] #503: Not all current TLDs did end up included as URLs when processing markdown input to build links.
[Bug] #500: Display of times could be off in the static HTML export.
[Bug] #505: Custom CSS may now also include media queries.
[Bug] #501: When a speaker held more than two talks, their related talks did not show up.
[Bug]: When a user removed a submission containing an answered choice question, pretalx removed the selected answer option, too.
[Support]: We now have tests to make sure all config options and plugin hooks are part of our documentation.
[Support]: pretalx now doesn’t support usernames any longer – as all users had to have email addresses already, you will now have to provide an email address to log in. This may confuse users – as an administrator, you can look up users’ email addresses if they don’t remember them, or change them, if necessary.
[Support]: All manage commands available in pretalx are now included in the documentation.
[Support]: The URLs for schedule exports have changed from /my-event/schedule/export?exporter=exporter-name to /my-event/schedule/export/exporter-name – if you have hard-coded links to schedule exporters, please update them accordingly.
[Bug]: A one-character-oversight led to issues with the new navigation search with certain user permissions.
[Bug]: The new read-only links for submissions received the same secret token when migrating the database. pretalx leaked no data, as this made using the read-only links impossible. When upgrading to the next release, all read-only link addresses will be reset.
[Feature]: The API now exports links to submission images and speaker avatars.
[Feature]: Organisers can configure a list of talks as “sneak peek” before they release the first schedule.
[Feature]: Submitters can share a submission via a read-only link.
[Feature]: A navigation search allows you to go directly to a range of useful pages.
[Feature]: Some more context sensitive dashboard tiles include for example a countdown to the CfP end.
[Feature]: You can now configure the configuration file with the
[Feature] #128: An event’s schedule is now available even if the browser has no internet connection, provided it has opened the schedule before.
[Feature] #430: To maintain compatibility with frab XML exports, the schedule XML export now contains a
[Bug]: Sometimes, empty HTML reports showed up with all talks missing.
[Bug]: HTML exports failed if a speaker had cancelled their talk.
[Bug]: When accessing a confirmation link unauthenticated, a 404 page was visible instead of a login page.
[Bug]: The API always showed the speaker biography as empty.
[Bug] #441: The “Mark speaker arrived” button is now visible during and slightly before the event, but not during other times.
[Bug] #446: If an event had a custom domain configured, absolute URLs would still use the instance’s default domain.
[Bug]: Removing a speaker from a submission could be impossible if their nick contained special characters.
[Bug] #444: If two organisers set a submission to ‘accepted’ at the same time, two acceptance emails would show up in the outbox.
[Bug] #443: (UI) The button colours when changing submission states were not intuitive.
[Bug]: When trying to register a user with a nick that already existed in a different capitalisation, pretalx failed to show a clear error message.
[Support]: Add clever release notes.
[Support]: Provide better upgrade documentation for administrators.
[Bug] #431: Accepted, but unconfirmed talks showed up as “Other talks” on the public schedule once the speaker had confirmed one talk.
[Bug]: The “Copy to draft” button was missing when viewing a sent email.
[Feature]: Since different events have different needs, organisers can now choose if speakers have to provide submission abstracts, descriptions, and speaker biographies during the CfP.
[Feature]: You can now send mails from templates and use shortcuts from submissions to send mails to specific speakers.
[Feature]: To avoid running into issues when uploading custom CSS, and ensuring smooth operations, custom colours and CSS is not used in the organiser area anymore.
[Feature]: pretalx now has a concept of organisers and teams.
[Feature]: Organisers can make more changes to speaker profiles and submissions to ease event administration.
[Feature]: pretalx has a better general look and feel and colour scheme.
[Feature]: The frab compatible XML now uses UUIDs, and includes an XML comment with a pretalx version string.
[Feature]: New plugin hook:
pretalx.submission.signals.submission_state_changewill trigger on any state change by a submission.
[Bug]: If an organiser changed a speaker’s email address, they could assign an address already in use in the pretalx instance, resulting in buggy behaviour all around.
[Bug]: There was no possibility to reset a user’s API token.
[Bug]: The API showed talks to organisers if no schedule was present yet. It did not show the information to unauthorised users.
[Bug] #375: Speakers could see their submission in the organiser backend, but could access no information they did not put there themselves.
[Feature]: Allow to filter question statistics by speaker status.
[Feature] #348: Organisers can now show information snippets to submitters, or speakers.
[Feature]: Individual directories for logs, media, and static files can now take their values from environment variables.
[Feature] #352: There are now optional review deadlines, preventing users from adding, modifying or removing reviews after a certain date.
[Feature]: Reviewers can now also answer custom questions during their review, with all capabilities that speaker questions have.
[Feature] #294: Speakers can now upload an image that will show up next to their talk information.
[Feature] #318: The list of submissions is now better searchable.
[Feature] #93: Organisers can provide room-based information for speakers, and send it automatically in the emails about talk scheduling.
[Feature] #340: Organisers can now decide if reviewers should have to submit a score or a text with their review.
[Feature]: pretalx now features a Plugin API, allowing to install custom plugins. Plugins can add their own exporters, and hook into plugin hooks. You can enable or disable plugins per event. You can find the plugin developer documentation: https://docs.pretalx.org/en/latest/developer/plugins/index.html
[Bug]: The organiser view now always uses the event timezone.
[Bug] #300: The Docker setup was non-functional. The documentation includes a notice of limited support.
[Bug]: Upgrading the privileges of an existing user did not result in an email, since it required no new account.
[Bug]: Unconfirmed talks showed up as empty boxes in the schedule editor.
[Bug]: Documentation fix: The environment variable for database passwords is
[Bug]: In the <title> tag, the event showed up twice, once properly and once in a technical representation.
[Bug] #333: Users could not see (instead not change) their submissions after CfP end, until they were either rejected or accepted.
[Bug] #341: The “save” button was missing on the mail settings page.
[Bug] #344: In the dashboard, reviewers would see an incorrect link to add new reviewers.
[Feature] #325: All forms are instantly editable if you have edit permissions, and disabled otherwise. No more need to click “Edit”!
[Feature] #320: You can now choose different deadlines per submission type, overriding the default deadline.
[Feature]: You can choose a pattern for the header hero strip in your event colour.
[Feature]: The rebuild command now supports a –clear flag to remove all static assets before rebuilding them.
[Feature]: The new init command for project setup adds the initial user, but in time it should ask for basic configuration, too.
[Feature] #292: We added a new team management interface to manage all team members and permissions in one place.
[Feature] #322: You may now import XML files to release a new schedule.
[Feature]: A page in the organiser area lists and links all possible data exports in one export page.
[Bug] #329: Users always saw the default submission type instead of their chosen one.
[Bug] #327: We removed the unused max_duration property of submission types.
[Bug]: Frontend password validation was non-functional, and never displayed interactive password statistics. This was a display issue.
[Bug] #259: When running pretalx as (in-application) superuser, permission issues could arise. pretalx now warns and offers to migrate the account to an administrator account.
[Bug]: The schedule export could change project settings, requiring pretalx restart to reset the settings. Turning “Generate HTML export on schedule release” off was a workaround for this bug.
[Bug]: Leaving an optional choice question empty resulted in a server error.
[Bug]: Re-introduce support for the documented
[Bug]: Make 404 errors more helpful.
[Feature]: The speaker biography is now visible in submissions in the API endpoint.
[Feature]: We have a new API for speakers.
[Feature] #67: Visitors can download an iCal file containing all talks of a single speaker.
[Feature] #243: Organisers can mark speakers as “arrived”.
[Bug]: If notifications about new submissions were active, pretalx sent the mails to the submitter instead of the organiser.
[Bug]: If a user without active log-in looked at entered submissions, they triggered a server error instead of a 404.
[Bug]: More than one event stage could be visible as active.
[Bug]: Non-superusers could not access the email sending form.
[Bug]: Somebody who was reviewer first could not join the organiser team.
[Bug]: Inviting somebody twice did not issue a second invitation object.
[Bug]: Reviewers could not view speaker pages.
[Feature] #122: All HTML contains better meta tags, which leads to better display in social media.
[Bug]: When adding a submission in the organiser backend with an organiser user as speaker, the organiser user did not receive a speaker profile.
[Bug]: Absolute URLs always included ‘localhost’ as their host.
[Bug]: Organisers could not remove reviewers from teams.
[Bug]: Clicking the “Save & next” button when reviewing could result in an internal error, without any data loss.
[Bug]: Review team invitations sometimes failed, resulting in useless invitation objects.
[Bug] #288: Organisers could not delete choice questions as long as they still had answer options.
[Bug] #289: Organisers could not delete inactive questions (making them active first worked as a workaround).
[Feature]: The new read-only REST API supports resources for events and submissions.
[Feature] #156: You can assign “override votes” to reviewers, which function like vetoes (both positive and negative), on an individual basis.
[Feature] #171: You can now configure a custom domain to use with your event, in case you have an event specific domain for each of your events.
[Feature] #78: We moved to a new permission system that allows for more flexible roles. Please report any bugs that may relate to incorrect permissions.
[Feature] #233: Organisers can mark questions as ‘answers contain personal data’. When users delete their accounts, they also delete answers of these questions.
[Feature] #207: Question answers now receive a nice evaluation, aggregating all given answers.
[Feature]: The new
rebuildcommand will recompile all static assets.
[Feature] #38: pretalx can now run with celery (an asynchronous task scheduler) for long running tasks and tasks like email sending. The new config section is part of our documentation.
[Feature] #209: Speakers can now upload files which will be visible on their talk page.
[Feature] #208: You can now ask questions that take an uploaded file as an answer.
[Feature] #215: pretalx validates mail template placeholders, and prevents organisers from saving templates including invalid placeholders.
[Feature] #126: You can now choose to hide the public schedule (including talk pages and speaker pages, but excluding feedback pages and the schedule XML export)
[Feature] #159: E-mails are now sent with a multipart/HTML version, featuring the mail’s text in a box, styled with the event’s primary colour.
[Bug] #287: The default submission type was not, in fact, suggested by default.
[Bug]: The event stage display could show conflicting phases as active.
[Bug]: In some places, gravatar images of the visiting user were visible instead of the speaker.
[Bug]: Inactive questions (questions not visible to speakers) were not editable.
[Bug]: When removing the custom event colour, and then adding it again, caching issues could occur.
[Bug]: If a user was both an organiser member and a reviewer, they could encounter access rights issues.
[Bug]: When building absolute URLs for exports, emails, and RSS feeds, pretalx used ‘localhost’ instead of the actual configured URL.
[Bug] #304: pretalx crashed with incorrect invite keys, now it shows a 404 page.
[Bug]: The default value for email SSL usage is now
False, permitting the default configuration of
localhost:25to work on more machines out of the box.