8.3.13 (2024-05-24)

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BUGFIX: Workspace module: Tweak UX for collapsed rows in rewiew

This change adds a checkbox to all rows of the workspace review module in order to get a unified look and feel when collapsing those lines.

Previously, the checkbox was hidden for documents that only contained a single change:

!`image <https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/assets/307571/fe3a4964-0604-4394-b9a3-29879880d76d>`_

With this change, the list looks cleaner and single changes can be selected more easily even when collapsed:

!`image <https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/assets/307571/fd098312-6b58-4df1-b9d2-bdd23c9e7699>`_

  • Packages: Neos

BUGFIX: Fix handling of unset/nulled DataStructure keys

Re-establishes the Neos < 8.0 behavior of removed/nulled data structure keys

## Background:

With #3645 <https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/issues/3645>``_a lot of Fusion core logic was refactored. As an unwanted side-effect, ``Neos.Fusion:DataStructure` prototypes (effectively all implementations of the ``AbstractArrayFusionObject`) now behave differently when it comes to removed or nulled keys and

```fusion Neos.Fusion:DataStructure {

someProperty >


led to an array with:

`json {"someProperty":[]} `

in Neos 8.0+.

This fix reverts this side-effect, making the above return

`json [] `


  • Fixes: #3859

  • Related: #3577, #3646

  • Packages: Neos Fusion

BUGFIX: Invalidate caches correctly after node move changes have been discarded

NOTE: This PR needs to be tested in combination with its companion PR over at neos-ui: https://github.com/neos/neos-ui/pull/3503

## The overall problem

This one’s a bit complex and it stretches over two repositories. The basic scenario is:

  1. You move some (document) node(s) to a position below a different parent node (so, just sorting them within their own hierarchical level doesn’t count)

  2. You discard those changes

  3. Chaos ensues

https://github.com/neos/neos-ui/issues/3184 describes the issues that happen only partially. During my investigation I found several problems that I need to disect piece by piece.

## (I) The UI does not (entirely) recognize that nodes have been moved to a position below a different parent node

The problem


In the video you can see that after the two document nodes have been moved, the change is not made visible by the usual orange change indicator on the left hand side of the tree nodes. Also, on the attempt to discard the current set of changes, an error occurs that reads:

` Call to a member function isRemoved() on null - Check logs for details `

Both phenomena are related, because - as it turns out - the UpdateWorkspaceInfo feedback object, that is supposed to inform the UI about pending changes, delivers the wrong node context paths for the nodes that have just been moved (the context paths are still the old ones).

Because the context paths are now out of sync, the UI is unable to associate the pending change with the respective tree node. It then also uses the stale workspace information as payload to the discard command, which leads to the above error at the following line:


How come the context paths are incorrect after the nodes have been moved?

<s>After some investigation I found that the Neos\\ContentRepository\\Domain\\Factory\\NodeFactory class memoizes stale data - as opposed to e.g. ContentContext which gets its in-memory cache flushed when nodes were moved:


When the PublishingService is asked for unpublished nodes via getUnpublishedNodes, it receives cache hits within NodeFactory->createFromNodeData for the nodes that have just been moved - thus the old context paths.</s>

EDIT: Not at all true :sweat_smile:! I investigated further after the functional tests over here failed (hooray for functional tests!). The actual reason is as follows:

The Neos UI API uses a slightly different content context configuration than getUnpublishedNodes. So, NodeFactory actually keeps track of two variants of the moved nodes. The ones that getUnpublishedNodes receives are not the ones that the move operation has been performed on.

The solution

The solution for this is implemented over here: https://github.com/neos/neos-ui/pull/3503

## (II) Discarded move changes are not properly reflected in the document tree

The problem

Problem (I) can be circumvented by hard-reloading the UI (after that, the workspace info will be correct again). But, there’s still some strangeness going on…


In the video you can see that the tree actually reflects the discarded changes correctly for a brief moment there. It then quickly jumps to a broken state in which the nodes that should be at their original positions just disappear.

This problem persists even if you hard-reload the UI after discarding:


Now, if you use the reload button of the document tree to manually reload the tree, the nodes reappear:


(But also: If you hard-reload the UI again, the nodes will once again flash briefly and then disappear)

How does this happen?

In those videos, the parent document that originally contained the moved nodes is focused and open in the guest frame. After discard, it should contain those nodes again. The UI reloads the guest frame, but the document is now rendered with stale node metadata. After the guest frame finished loading, the stale metadata (which still thinks the nodes have been moved elsewhere) overwrites the node data in the UI redux store.

This is why the correct state shows up for a brief moment. It gets overwritten after a short delay when the guest frame is loaded. (Also: The nodes do not disappear if you focus a different document and hard-reload the UI).

Looking at the cache configuration for the node metadata:


… one should actually assume that the data shouldn’t be stale (Neos.Caching.descendantOfTag(documentNode) should do the trick). It turns out though, that the Neos\\Neos\\Fusion\\Cache\\ContentCacheFlusher class - in case of discard - will only flush tags related to a node’s current workspace. We actually need to have all tags flushed in the base workspace as well to cover the DescendantOf_*-tag of the original parent node.

The solution

I’m not entirely sure about this. I did two things:

  1. I modified the nodeDiscarded signal so that it carries the base workspace of each discarded node

The reason behind this is that the ContentCacheFlusher listens to both the nodeDiscarded and the nodePublished signal with its method registerNodeChange. nodePublished carries the target workspace of the publishing operation, which is accepted as a second argument by registerNodeChange. nodeDiscarded used to not carry such “target workspace” information, so that the ContentCacheFlusher had no chance to actually flush tags for this workspace.

It feels to me like a bit of a stretch on semantics to just add the base workspace to the nodeDiscarded signal in such fashion, but I found it to be the least invasive yet most effective solution.

  1. I made sure that the registerAllTagsToFlushForNodeInWorkspace method of the ContentCacheFlusher actually deals with the given node in the given workspace.

registerAllTagsToFlushForNodeInWorkspace takes a node and a workspace as arguments. It used to just assume that the given node is actually its variant in the given workspace, which seems to be working in a lot of cases, but in the case of discarded node move changes, the method makes false assumptions. It goes up the parent chain of the given node to find all DescendantOf_*-tags that need to be flushed. The given node however has the wrong parent.

I therefore added some code at the start of the method, that replaces the $node variable with the given node’s variant in the given workspace, if the respective workspace names differ.

Related Commit(s): https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/pull/4291/commits/`f97268a7a3b4259285b45a7a0ed7572d0e03d02a <https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/commit/f97268a7a3b4259285b45a7a0ed7572d0e03d02a>``_, https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/pull/4291/commits/``184692dd6398924ff769fc8d452454d3427f92c0 <https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/commit/184692dd6398924ff769fc8d452454d3427f92c0>`_

## (III) Discarding a node move while having a moved document node open in the guest frame results in an error page

The problem


The video shows that when you’re currently editing a moved document and then discard the move change, the guest frame reloads and shows a misleading fusion error. This is because the guest frame tries to render a document node that doesn’t exist anymore.

A similar situation would be a document that has just been created. If you stay on that document and then discard it, the UI behaves correctly and redirects you to the next-higher document:


Here, the problem lies within the discardAction of the Neos\\Neos\\Ui\\Controller\\BackendServiceController which does not recognize discarded move changes and thus misses to inform the UI that it needs to remove the nodes at their former positions and re-insert them at their original positions.

The solution

The solution for this is implemented over here: https://github.com/neos/neos-ui/pull/3503

## All solutions combined

Here’s what it looks like when the PRs in neos-ui and neos-development-collection are combined:


BUGFIX: Add missing type converts for asset subtypes

This prevents the raw data from being base64 encoded into the rendered output of the Neos backend and included in xhr requests from the Neos UI.

Additionally the default settings for editor and constraints makes the usage of those affected types easier in nodetype properties.

Review instructions

Example nodetype to use in the Neos backend with the raw content mode:

``` ‘Neos.Demo:Content.Test’:


‘Neos.Neos:Content’: true ‘Neos.Demo:Constraint.Content.Column’: true ‘Neos.Demo:Constraint.Content.Main’: true


label: Test icon: picture position: start inspector:


label: Test Settings


type: Neos\Media\Domain\Model\Video ui:

label: ‘Video’ reloadIfChanged: true showInCreationDialog: true inspector:

group: ‘settings’ editor: Neos.Neos/Inspector/Editors/AssetEditor


type: Neos\Media\Domain\Model\Document ui:

label: Document inspector:

group: ‘settings’ editor: Neos.Neos/Inspector/Editors/AssetEditor


type: Neos\Media\Domain\Model\Audio ui:

label: Audio inspector:

group: ‘settings’ editor: Neos.Neos/Inspector/Editors/AssetEditor


Without the change in this PR, setting the 3 properties will each increase the size of the preview html and node change requests. Also errors are thrown if the editor for each property is not defined.

With this change, the size of the output does not increase and the editor does not need to be defined anymore.

  • Packages: Neos

TASK: set new-password in EditAccount page

Solves https://github.com/neos/neos-development-collection/issues/4944

Upgrade instructions

Not needed

Review instructions

Allow your password manager to autofill everything on page load. The password field (for setting new password) will not be autofilled.

  • Packages: Neos

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