Release Notes for 2020.5

Available on: June 8 2020

Supported Platforms: 

  • Ubuntu 18.04

  • CentOS 7.5

  • RedHat 7.5

Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Edge

  • Safari


Object Explorer

With 2020.5 we are introducing an Object Explorer panel on the right hand side of the editor to facilitate easier and faster editing of block parameters. The Object Explorer gives you the ability to edit/add/delete the properties of an object in a visual panel in the UI. The editor supports basic types as well complex types such as Objects and Arrays. The schema is driven by the underlying integrations. Custom schema definition is also supported. The Object Editor supports the display and editing of the JSON schema structure directly.

Editing Arrays supports adding / deleting elements as well as re-ordering. Editing objects supports adding properties. Changing type/schema of a property is supported as well i.e. from string to number, or from boolean to object.

When editing an object, required properties are shown by default with optional parameters available to expand if necessary.

Full auto-complete is supported when editing properties in the Object Editor.

Manual Execution Time

In order to make ROI calculation and reporting easier and more efficient, each flow in Pliant now has this Manual Execution Time (MET) setting. This is used to assign amount of time being saved by executing the flow instead of performing the given task manually. The MET setting has an Automatic option, which attempts to calculate the time using basic heuristics. It can also be overridden by users to reflect more accurately the value based on empirical data.

Integrations management

A new tab has been added in the System Configuration section that shows all the integrations in the system. Users can view loaded integrations, import new ones or delete ones they feel they no longer need.

Flow information

When you hovering the mouse pointer over a flow in the Workflow list, important meta data is shown: created date/time, last edited date/time, time since last edit, MET (Manual Execution Time) and number of blocks.

Ansible add-on -

Now part of the default installation

Localization in the workflow editor -

Workflow editor actions are now fully localized

Remote Workers management

New tab has been added in the System Configuration section of Pliant that allows you to fine tune Remote Workers behavior. Remote worker timeout settings for suspension or termination after a period of lost communication can be configured. This is implemented through a new heartbeat mechanism, which periodically checks the connectivity status of all the workers.

Various performance improvements and bug fixes - to make your Pliant experience better