Release 2.6.3

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Release date: March 31, 2021

Download link: atom-2.6.3.tar.gz

Database schema version: v184

Release 2.6.3 is a bug fix release for AtoM 2.6.x, that includes bug fixes, security patches, and a replacement for AtoM's previous Flash-based multi-uploader included in the 2.6.0 release. We've closed 32 issues as part of this release – you can view more details on each ticket in our issue tracker at the following links:

Visit the Downloads page to download the most recent release, and consult the 2.6 Upgrading and Installation guides in our documentation for further information.


Issue numbers associated with new features and bug fixes listed below refer to the AtoM project issue tracker. Artefactual uses the issue tracker to track development tasks, feature requirements, quality assurance testing, and related development discussion. You can use the numbers to search for the related issue ticket in our Issue tracker - often the tickets will include more information on how the feature was implemented.

For more information, see: Issue tracker

Replacement for Flash-based multi-uploader

In Release 2.6 and earlier, AtoM's "Upload multiple digital objects" workflow (documentation here) relied on a Flash-based uploader utility. As of December 2020, Flash has been deprecated and is now formally no longer supported in all major browsers.

The 2.6.3 release will include a new multi-uploader, using Uppy as the base library.

Related issue:

  • #13319

We have added the updated documentation to the 2.7 docs branch - you can find them here:

General bug fixes and enhancements

  • #12186 - Searching for titles with stop words will not give results
  • #13076 - Prevent or warn users who add static page with slug that's already used by a route
  • #13314 - Fix formatting issue when displaying linked physical storage locations
  • #13348 - Fix PHP warnings and notices
  • #13366 - A single value autocomplete field creates a new iframe whenever it loses focus
  • #13382 - Clipboard save message strings are currently not translatable
  • #13384 - Reduce memory usage on nested set build task
  • #13391 - Actor relationship search index update job is missing data
  • #13393 - Editing your own user accounts set the account to inactive on save
  • #13398 - reset-password CLI task --activate option not working as expected
  • #13407 - Archival description "Calculate dates" button causes page to load very slowly
  • #13412 - Updating repository upload limit triggers unnecessary search index update
  • #13414 - Sibling order is not maintained in archival description CSV imports
  • #13415 - Descriptions with many descendants load slowly when the carousel is enabled
  • #13418 - Archival description identifier counter doesn't increment when the generate identifier link is used
  • #13421 - Authority record relationships with descriptions break EAC export
  • #13430 - CSV export sometimes includes duplicate columns
  • #13439 - CSV import update fallback matching not working in 2.6.x
  • #13443 - Error message "You must specify a valid path" in export tasks is unclear
  • #13447 - Update available notification displays repeatedly when navigating in the full-width treeview
  • #13448 - Running "tools:upgrade-sql" deletes all user passwords if the Argon2i hashing function is not installed
  • #13456 - index.php is always included in EAD URLs
  • #13465 - Users can add blank language rows in the i18n settings causing indexing errors

Community code contributions from Matt Innes

  • #13459 - Make media player more responsive in sizing
  • #13471 - Digital object derivative setting label is misleading

Sponsored by Dalhousie University Archives

  • #13431 - Syntactic error in authority record relationship area labels

Sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society

  • #13402 - Carousel breaks if user has no permissions to access thumbnails


For a full list of issues related to the 2.6.3 release, see the following link to our issue tracker: