ChangeWindows

Changing Windows one build at a time

What's new

6.0.0-alpha.2 21 December 2020

New

Channels will now show inactive channels, they will appear grayed-out, providing an overview of what build is the last on a certain milestone's channels.

Platforms and channels are now stored in the database rather than hardcoded

Improved

Rings have been renamed to Channels

All channels for all milestones are now always visible on the Rings page by platform, inactive rings will be grayed out

The timeline now shows version numbers for each build directly rather than a hoverable dot

Changed

Blog has been promoted to the main menu

6.0.0-alpha.1 24 November 2020

New

Introduces major revamp of the admin panel

Revamps account permissions system

You can now edit your email address and password, as well as upload a profile picture

Changed

The Light and Black themes are temporarily available for all account-holders

System

Update to Bootstrap 5.0.0 alpha 3

5.4.0 24 November 2020

New

Adds link to ChangeWindows 6 Preview under the "More" menu

Removed

Temporarily removes the Patrons from the about page in preparation for ChangeWindows 6

Removes all administrative tools from ChangeWindows 5

5.3.2 22 October 2020

Fixed

Fixes footer not following the user theme

5.3.1 20 October 2020

Changed

Updates milestone build range definitions

5.3.0 19 October 2020

Changed

Updates the error page design to use the new ChangeWindows logo

Updated Studio 384 branding

System

Update to Laravel 8.10

Update to Font Awesome 5.15

5.2.0 8 September 2020

Changed

Update ring names to match the latest terminology from Microsoft

System

Update to Laravel 6.18

Update to Font Awesome 5.14

Fixed

Fixes an issue where the pagination wouldn't remember the filter parameters

Fixes an issue where the social links for GitHub and Twitter didn't match their icon

5.1.0 4 March 2020

Changed

Changes the version number

5.1-beta.1 18 February 2020

New

The old build-specific links will now redirect to the milestone-specific pages

Adds a Patreon link to the footer

Improved

Updates the URLs included in automated tweets

Removed

Removes support for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 7.x and 8.x

Fixed

Fixes an issue where new logs could not be made

5.1-alpha.3 13 February 2020

New

Starts adding logic to track Windows 10X builds

Introduces Milestone-level changelogs

Improved

Revamped navigation and header design

The hover-zone for milestone dots in the timeline is now larger

Improved headings for changelogs

Revamped flight management Admin

Changed

Brings back the pre-Viv brand coloring

The main Timeline now links to Milestone-pages rather than Build-pages

The Timeline sidebar tiles now link to the Milestone-pages rather than the Build-pages

Removed

"My Windows" has been removed from the timeline sidebar due to the discontinuation of EdgeHTML

The milestone navigation has been removed from Milestone's platform-specific pages

Removes individual build logs Admin

Fixed

Fixes a markup bug that resulted in Ring Platform pages being aligned to the bottom of the page

Fixes an issue where the "Edit milestone"-button was visible for users without permission

Known issues

URLs that used to link to build pages currently redirect to the Milestone home page instead of the specific milestone and platform

5.1-alpha.2 17 December 2019

New

Timeline now shows a hover-able dot that indicates the milestone the build is part of, hovering will show the version

Improved

Improved spacing on the Milestones page to show more content

Improvements to the changelog design to make the heading structure better to understand

Revamped tab- and pagination-design with some Fluent inspiration

Revamped the Milestone delete process to be less easy to click Admin

Changed

Revamped footer design

Moves the Mobile-platform in an overflow menu for the Timeline tabs

System

Update to Laravel 6.8

5.1-alpha.1 11 December 2019

Improved

Replaces the platform icons with Font Awesome icons

The Timeline sidebar and Rings page now use the platform-specific icons and colors

Changed

Switched out the Font Awesome Duotone icons for the Regular icons

System

Update to Font Awesome 5.12

Removed

Milestones will no longer show a description

Fixed

The inconsistent font weight between Timeline and Rings has been fixed

5.0.9 10 December 2019

Changed

Removes Mobile from the Rings page and Timeline sidebar

System

Update to Laravel 6.7 and Bootstrap 4.4.1

Fixed

Fixes an issue where the Windows-logo on the milestones page was bold

Fixes a visual bug where IoT would take all available space on the main Rings page

5.0.8 26 November 2019

Fixed

Fixes the loading problems with Font Awesome

5.0.7 26 November 2019

Improved

The changelog overview now shows the platform icons for better readability Admin

System

Update to Laravel 6 and Bootstrap 4.4

Minor improvements to our automated Tweet logic

Changed

Wherever we refer to a milestone, we'll now refer to its version primarily instead of the name

Releases for the SDK and ISO are now labeled "Public" instead of "Targeted"

Removed

Support for Fast Ring Skip Ahead for PC has been removed from the Rings page

Removes support for adding flights to Server Broad Admin

Fixed

Fixes an issue where the platform-specific Rings-pages might crash

Fixes a bug where ChangeWindows would file build 18363 as Windows 10 version 1903

5.0.5 / 5.0.6 17 November 2019

Changed

The Timeline has now a more compact layout and shows 75 releases per page instead of 50

Milestone pages now show the last 7 instead of 5 releases of a platform on the overview

The ChangeWindows logo and accent color have been updated

Fixed

Fixes the random sorting order for builds in the timeline

5.0.4 17 June 2019

Fixed

Fixes an issue where flights could not be published in 5.0.3

Updates various packages that report security issues

5.0.3 17 June 2019

Changed

Support for fast-releasing Xbox Alpha Skip Ahead builds

5.0.2 18 April 2019

New

Support for publishing Fast and Slow builds for Team

Fixed

Fixes the incorrect urls for the "See all"-links for platforms in milestone details

5.0.1 10 March 2019

New

Platinum Insiders are now shown on About

Fixed

Fixes an issue where the platform pages on Rings would link to the wrong location

Fixes an issue where vNext used old platformId-based URLs

5.0.0 9 March 2019

Changed

Various preparations on the Git repository for the official launch

Updated menu structure for the launch

Minor typography updates for headings

Fixed

Fixes a bug that resulted in a HTTP/500 crash when adding a new flight

5.0-beta.2 3 March 2019

Improved

When adding a flight, the date will be set to today by default Admin

Changed

Tweeting when a new changelog is published has been temporarly disabled

Improved design consistency

Various code cleanup and consistency improvements

Fixed

Fixes an issue where hovering over an active list group would make the text unreadable

5.0-beta.1 26 February 2019

New

Build details now show quick navigation to the previous and next build in the sidebar

The milestone of any given build can now quickly be accessed from the sidebar

An RSS feed is now available to track all flights on ChangeWindows

Sending out tweets after adding a flight is now optional Admin

An "All" filter has been added to the changelog overview Admin

Adds a Markdown editor for editing changelogs and vNext logs Admin

Improved

Tweets for flights and changelogs will now link directly to the relevant delta

Tweets about Xbox will now include Xbox-related hashtags

The Dark theme has been redesigned and now has a lighter header and darker content area

Tweets will now include shorter ring names and use platform-specific names

Updated about page with links to our apps in the Microsoft Store

Revamped design for HTTP error pages

Various fixes, enhancements and small modifications to our design

Revamps the changelog management overview UI Admin

System

Updates a large set of dependencies

Changelogs will now show the "This is a recent log" warning when they are less then a day old automatically

We now use the Font Awesome SVG framework instead of webfonts

Changed

Introduces our updated logo, branding and accent color

Introduces new platform iconography for our timelines

Revamped design for our Patron highlights

Fixed

Fixes a typo that showed the vNext changelogs in the browser tabs as "vNExt"

Fixes a bug where tweets for published changelogs would not correctly link to the right platform

Fixes an alignment issue with highlights where the images wouldn't be centered properly

5.0-alpha.4 14 February 2019

New

You can now select the platform you want to show on the timeline

URLs now use the name of platforms instead of an id

Filters have been added to BuildFeed to filter by lab, family and source

You can now click on some details on BuildFeed detail pages to search for them

Patrons are now listed on our About page

Flights without a changelog will now show buttons to create them Admin

Milestones can now be removed from the front end Admin

ChangeWindows can now tweet to @ChangeWindows when creating a flight, changelog or milestone Admin

Improved

The "About" section has been expanded with Terms of Service and a Privacy statement

We now show page-specific titles in your tabs

The tab navigation is now responsive and will scroll sideways on smaller screens

System

Various improvements in the usage of Blade

Improvements to support Windows 10 20H1 builds

Changed

The White-theme has a slightly darker header

Removed

Removes support for non-Windows 10 releases

Fixed

We fixed the spelling mistake in the BuildFeed promotional highlight image

5.0-alpha.3 1 February 2019

New

The Rings page is now available

My Windows is now available in the timeline sidebar when visiting ChangeWindows with Edge or our app

The vNext changelog are back and have been added to the timeline sidebar

The new Light and Black themes have been added Insiders

Improved

The milestone pages now feature an improved responsive design

Various improvements to our management tools, including flight editing and more Admin

System

Further file clean-up and other code improvements

Changed

Modernized look for tiles on the timeline sidebar and rings page

Management tools have been lifted out of the UI into their own dropdown in the navbar

Light has been restored as the default theme

Updated radio and checkbox controls to use a custom design

Fixed

Non-Insiders are no longer blocked from visiting the milestone platform details

Fixes Holographic not showing the Fast Ring in the platform overview for a milestone

The left and right border of timeline items are no longer not clickable

When editing a changelog, the editor will now remember the platform instead of requiring it to be set again

Known issues

Patrons are currently not listed on About

ChangeWindows 4 URLs are not compatible with viv

5.0-alpha.2 21 January 2019

New

You can now navigate to builds from the sidebar tiles on the timeline

BuildFeed.net data is now available from the user menu

Early development for the Milestones feature

You can now set the theme the website should follow in your profile

Our favicon has been restored

Improved

Updated design for highlights on the timeline page

Various improvements to our responsive design for smaller screens

System

Minor restructuring of our files

Changed

Revamped heading design with transparency and blur (on supported browsers)

Reversed "Desktop" branding back to "PC" as it should have been

Fixed

When in the profile, the profile menu will now be correctly marked as active

Modals will no longer appear below the navbar

The timeline sidebar no longer shows updates from older milestones as the current build

Hero images now no longer appear to have no rounded corners at the bottom

Removed instances where "Holographic" was incorrectly referred to as "Mixed Reality"

Known issues

The left and right border of timeline items are not clickable

Patrons are currently not listed on About

ChangeWindows 4 URLs are not compatible with viv

5.0-alpha.1 9 January 2019

New

You can now make an account on ChangeWindows

The timeline now show a pagination at the bottom of the page

Support for custom titlebars in the ChangeWindows App has been restored

Improved

Changelogs are now loaded from our database rather than Markdown files

System

Revamped Laravel-based back-end

Changed

Settings have been moved from About to Profile

The main navigation has been reorginized

Removed

A number of ChangeWindows 4 features are currently not available but will return

You can no longer change the grouping in the timeline

Known issues

Tiles on the timeline show a hover effect but aren't yet clickable

Patrons are currently not listed on About

ChangeWindows 4 URLs are not compatible with viv