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v2.24.1

Released January 2023

Release notes

🎸 Features

  • feature: add data attributes to table headers @adrianthedev (#1537)

Hello everyone πŸ‘‹

I hope 2023 will be a fantastic year for you.
Today we have a minor release for Avo with a few changes, we talk about the 2022 Survey and the roadmap for Avo 3.

Release notes

🎸 Features

  • enable using field components without a form object

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • searchable belongs_to uses valid view
  • belongs to (non/)searchable uses same scoping
  • Fixes progress bar display value js
  • Make search work when using strange selects in ransack

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • base field initializes with a resource

2022 Survey

I'm very grateful to the users that filled out the survey. Thank you for your time and effort in answering our questions.
As we wrote an article about the outcome, I also took a deeper dive into what you answered and how we plan to tackle the feedback, so go have a look at the video.
Survey results

Avo 3 feature preview

We went through some of the features you are expecting and some of the features we already built, so that might be interesting for you if you checked some boxes in the "upcoming Avo 3 features" section.

Short ruby newsletter is back

Lucian is back from his time off on Holiday, so check out the latest issue.
https://shortruby.com/

SupeRails has a new video

SupeRails has a new video overview on using Omniauth with Devise so go check that out!
https://www.youtube.com/@SupeRails

This week's article

We wrote a tutorial about how we package our assets on Avo and how you could efficiently do that in your gems.

Thank you for being awesome ✌️
Adrian & Paul

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.24
Release video: https://youtu.be/lHkjHC_al78
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Survey results: https://avohq.io/survey/2022


v2.23.2

Released January 2023

Release notes

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • Make search work when using strange selects in ransack @iainbeeston (#1514)
  • chore(deps): bump httparty from 0.20.0 to 0.21.0 @dependabot (#1509)

v2.23.1

Released January 2023

Release notes

  • Make search work when using strange selects in ransack @iainbeeston (#1514)

Hi everyone πŸ‘‹

I hope everyone had a lovely time with family and friends over the Holidays and New Year's.
It's a shy release today, but we have a few things to show you.

Release notes

🎸 Features
Timezone option callable for date_time and time fields.

πŸ› Bug Fixes
JS root path without query param
Resource generator incorrect date_time field fix
Remove select from the count in search

Avo 3.0 updates

Dynamic filters

We started work on a heavy feature; advanced filtering. That will enable dynamic filters that your users can configure on runtime instead of you having to create filter classes for them.
Although having filter classes helps in creating more advanced queries, sometimes you just need a dropdown with the condition and a text field.
Demo: https://share.cleanshot.com/M86c3MGl

Custom controls everywhere

Back in 2022 (so long ago πŸ˜›), we introduced show_controls to enable you to customize better the buttons displayed on the show page of a resource.
It allowed to add custom buttons, links, actions, and more.

In Avo 3 you'll have access to edit_controls for the New view, index_controls for the Index page, and row_controls for managing the buttons similarly.
We're excited to see how you will improve the UIs for your users.
Paul has championed this feature from the ground up, which I'm incredibly proud of.
Demo: https://share.cleanshot.com/JJW8jLdb

2022 Avo Survey

We'll hold the survey open for one more week. The answers we received are incredibly helpful and provide us insights into how you see us and where we should improve.

We'll share the results after we close it up, but please, please, fill out this 6-10 minute survey ✌️
https://avohq.io/survey

We're excited about this new year and things to come, and we hope that this year will be better for you too.

Adrian & Paul

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.23
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Survey: https://avohq.io/survey


Hi everyone πŸ‘‹

I can't believe this year has passed. This is the final release of 2022, where we shipped a bunch of authorization tweaks.

Release notes

🎸 Features
Dashboards authorization
https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/dashboards.html#dashboards-authorization

πŸ› Bug Fixes
Valid association authorization scope
Activestorage dependency details
Correctly parse and build the trix attachment path.

πŸ€– Maintenance
chore: update ruby requirement to >2.6.0

πŸ’‘ Refactor
refactor: allow nil user in authorization service

Subscribe to our friends

Short Ruby Newsletter will have its last issue for the year next week, and Yaroslav posted a great tutorial about Search and infinite pagination with ransack and pagy.
https://shortruby.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/SupeRails

Avo 3.0 updates

We're finishing up two more features for Avo 3. Record previews for those field-heavy records and scopes that will enable your users to segment your data better.

2022 Retrospective

We did some digging and figured that Avo had been downloaded about 200.000 times this year and had 62 releases, with one major release every two weeks. We merged about 490 PRs, out of which 190 were bug fixes and about 95 were features, and we had 43 external collaborators.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for contributing to Avo, for pushing us to make it a better product, and for being a part of this fantastic community ❀️

2022 Avo Survey

Now, we'd also like to find out what you think about us, our product, and the future, and we'd like you to fill out our 2022 survey. It should only take 6-10 minutes to get through it.
https://avohq.io/survey

We hope that you have the most pleasant and happy Holidays and the following year will be better for you and your close ones.

Thank you for this incredible ride in 2022!

Adrian & Paul

Survey: https://avohq.io/survey
Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.22
Release video: https://youtu.be/gGG8uM0H2YE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Hey gang! Even if we said we weren't going to ship more features, we just can't say no.

Release notes

🎸 Features
Add disabled option
Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/field-options.html#disabled

Callable action message
Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/actions.html#callable-message

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • expose the parent record from association policy methods
  • flash messages
  • i18n missing translations
  • card missing current_user
  • association policy has the wrong record
  • time fields without relative don't cast the time
  • Don't set the csrf token if it's not available
  • resource getting wrong model
  • select all when query can't be converted to_sql
  • incorrectly cached select field options
  • get correct search results count

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • minor refactor to nested fish review
  • add nested resource example to dummy app
  • Warn developers if they forget to set attachment_key on trix fields
  • Added nn translations for pagy

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • refactor: trix id not unique when used as native

Check the upgrade guide

We updated the associations' authorization methods, so please check them out.
https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/upgrade.html#upgrade-from-2-20-to-2-21

Subscribe to good content

Lucian published a fantastic new Short Ruby Newsletter issue, and Yaroslav posted an excellent inline-editing tutorial on YouTube, so make sure you give them a subscribe and a follow πŸ™Œ

https://shortruby.com/
https://www.youtube.com/c/SupeRails

Work is going well on Avo 3

We worked a lot on the internals these past weeks making it more dependable and maintainable in the long run. Next, we're adding ways to extend the functionality from the outside using plugins.

Nested records on new

We published a new guide on adding nested records on the create view. That was requested a lot from users, and we might support it in Avo 3. Until then you can manually add it using this recipe.
Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/recipes/nested-records-when-creating.html

Keep the feedback coming

Don't forget to send us your feedback for Avo 3. Let us know your pain points. Also, anytime you have one of those "darn it, it's so difficult to do this in Avo" moments, just write to us.
Forum: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/discussions/1356

Thank you, and keep being awesome ✌️
Adrian and Paul

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.21
Release video: https://youtu.be/bxSG2_ox7zg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Hey everyoneπŸ‘‹,

We have a couple of cool features going out today, so let's check out the changes:

🎸 Features

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • select field
  • Only attempt to eager load directories that exist
  • sidebar group and heading are clickable to collapse/expand
  • Fix problem with HasHTMLAttributes memoization
  • enter should submit rather than cancelling action
  • display model errors on destroy

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • replace breadcrumbsonrails with custom breadcrumbs implementation
  • bump loader-utils from 2.0.3 to 2.0.4

Thank you to contributors

I want to say a personal thanks to this release's contributors. I'm humbled that there are people that like and want to help the project.
This just makes me work on it more and more ❀️

Avo v3

Avo 3 work has started quite good. We merged a refactoring PR and now we're working on plugins and the adapter system. If you worked on a plugin system and would like to help out and brainstorm with us, please get in touch with us.

Send us your feedback and ideas on the forum.
https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/discussions/1356

Avo v2

Avo 2 will continue to be supported with bugfixes, security updates, and community contributions.

Partners

Short Ruby Newsletter is trying something new this week with a short and long format newsletter, so check it out.
https://newsletter.shortruby.com/p/edition-19-2022

Yaroslav published another cool video about logging in using a magic link on the SupeRails YT channel.
https://www.youtube.com/c/SupeRails

Thank you for being so supportive!

Adrian and Paul

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.20
Release video: https://youtu.be/_9b2qP5omQQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Hey everyone,

Before we dive into this rich release, I want to take the time to thank all of you for making this community unique.
This release has about 30 PRs added, and only 10 of them issued by me. So, thanks for sharing the same amount of excitement I have for Avo.

🎸 Features

  1. Make placeholder and help callable
  2. Make sign-out path name configurable
  3. Add favicon to branding
  4. Issue of showing custom label for actionlist
  5. Persistent filters
  6. Generate resource from model attributes
  7. Filter visibility
  8. Default executes in host
  9. Extend field API with linktochild_resource attribute

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • Fallback to resources class / link to child resource feature
  • nil exception, wrong class name was assigned
  • resource generator option
  • malformed root url for javascript
  • don't raise errors on community when pundit is missing
  • destroy the search modal when disconnected
  • Support virtualattributes in keyvalue field
  • visibility issues for tabs panels and sidebars
  • sidebar field visibility block
  • readonly vulnerability
  • placeholder to public dir
  • move cards controller to avoid conflicts
  • Don't swallow errors with labels and descriptions
  • may-download-file data attr missing on action form
  • include pundit if available

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • bump loader-utils from 2.0.0 to 2.0.3
  • remove comment from tempalte file and remove manifester gem
  • init script may be run repeatedly without error
  • update the default sign in form

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • refactor: zeiwerk eager load resource dir

Breaking changes

You should look out for one breaking change in the upgrade guide. There's an upgrade script too.
https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/upgrade.html#remove-the-params-from-the-visible-block-in-actions

New Export to CSV action in recipes

We've had some talks with users regarding export to CSV. Even though we don't have a first-party feature like that, we made an action that supports column selection.

https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/recipes/export-to-csv.html

Check out our partners

This week's Short Ruby Newsletter is just a gem! There are many things I didn't know and forgot about, so subscribe!

Yaroslav published a new video about parsing hashtags and mentions from posts, so go check it out.

We're on ruby.social

You may have noticed that quite a few people are migrating from Twitter to ruby.social, so you'll find me there too. So let's connect there, too https://ruby.social/web/@adrian.

We're starting work on Avo 3.0

We'll probably have another Avo 2.0 release in two weeks, but we'll take a break to start work on v3.0. We want to make v3 much more extendable, accessible, and complete.
We have a milestone up on GitHub with some features we're planning to bring in early 2023.
https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/milestone/1

Avo v2 will still receive bug fixes and security upgrades for quite a while now, so don't worry; you won't have to upgrade to stay up to date with security issues. We'll have a nice upgrade path too.

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.19
Release video: https://youtu.be/vF0z-gPFWlE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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That's it for this week πŸ™Œ
Thank you for being awesome,
Adrian & Paul


v2.18.0

Released October 2022

Hello, fam! In this release, we bring a few customization options, the new time field, and custom authorization clients alongside quite a few bugfixes and refactors. Let's dig in!

🎸 Features

  1. Label and content available in the html option
    Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/stimulus-integration.html#where-are-the-attributes-added

  2. Stacked layout for fields
    Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/field-options.html#stacked-layout

  3. Custom authorization clients
    Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/authorization.html#custom-authorization-clients

  4. Time field
    Docs: https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/fields/time.html

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • broken timezone time
  • action fields default option broken
  • panel too tall
  • the panels' overflow hides the filters popup
  • search container duplicated on back action
  • attachment destroy button broken
  • Norwegian translations

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • update nokogiri
  • unlock view_component
  • update rails pg port in the docker setup

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • require only the needed rails dependencies
  • restore panel shadow and overflow
  • white-panel-classes helper global
  • Normalize and fixes missing locales
  • support optional policy scope

⚠️ Manually require some dependencies

In our efforts to slim down Avo's requirements to include only what we truly need, we removed some gems from our general requirements. So you'll need to require them yourself in your Gemfile.

We documented that thoroughly in the upgrade guide.

πŸ‘» Check out our open issues and participate in Hacktoberfest

We have a few issues where we'd need some help, and we marked them as participating in Hacktoberfest, so go check them out.
Open issues.

Update your license URL

In our last newsletter, we mentioned that we're not enforcing the one application/license rule yet, but we'll start doing that from November 25th (one month from now). So, please go to your licenses page and update the URL or IP to match the one you're using for each license.
We're in the process of updating that section of the app, so you'll see some changes in the coming week.

We're here if you need support with updating that information.

πŸŽ‰ Surprise incoming

We're working on something nice, but we're not quite ready to unveil it. We think you'll ❀️ it.

πŸ“’ Avo v3.0

We're still waiting for your feedback for Avo v3, so let's hear it!

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.18
Release video: https://youtu.be/CfnIecDWX4E
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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That's it for this week πŸ™Œ
Thank you for being awesome,
Adrian & Paul


Hey everyone,

This is such a big release with so many things to show you:

🎸 Features

  1. Resource sidebar makes it easier to organize fields
    Docs
    Demo video

  2. Expose native field components to the public enables you to build more expressive custom content.
    Docs

  3. Made it possible to customize the placeholder image
    Docs

  4. Add Turkish language support

  5. Use custom policies on resources
    Docs

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • change belongs to target to turbo frame
  • via resource class returns model classes vs. resource classes
  • belongs_to link inside tabs
  • disable the icon on disabled actions
  • dangerous send methods
  • prevent filter buttons from overlapping filter popovers
  • multiple resources per model breaks sidebar
  • add html attributes to grid items
  • proper Turkish translation
  • Norwegian translations
  • recursive resources duplicated hydration
  • Ensured @parent_resource was being passed down to grid items controls
  • date time broken on back action
  • recursive resources broken

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • minor linting tweak
  • Fix a typo on Readme Doc
  • transform some system tests to feature
  • separate tests
  • update turbo to 7.2.0
  • minor tab improvements
  • minor linting tweaks
  • moved some things around in the initializer

One breaking change if you have custom fields

Check out this version's upgrade guide if you have implemented custom fields.
Upgrade guide

Update your license URL

We haven't enforced the one application/license rule yet, but we'll start doing that in the following weeks, so go to your licenses page and update the URL or IP to match the one you're using for each license.
If you don't do it, your Avo apps might stop working when we switch on the checking mechanism.
avohq.io/licenses

Subscribe and support the community

Check out some of the things you might have missed on Twitter last week in the Short Ruby Newsletter.

Yaroslav released two new videos covering RMagick and Active Storage on his YouTube channel.

Check out our open issues and participate in Hacktoberfest

We have a few issues where we'd need some help, and we marked them as participating in Hacktoberfest, so go check them out.
Open issues

How would Avo 3.0 look like?

We started thinking about what would Avo 3 look like. The first version was just to see if anyone needed a new app-building framework. The second version is here to validate the features you'd actually need, and the next version will be the product you want by your side and never want to build apps without.
So let's make that vision a reality together. Please send us your feedback and ideas. What do you love and hate about it, and the direction you'd like to see it go.

Thank you,
Adrian and Paul πŸ€™

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.17
Demo video: https://youtu.be/nbMQR5IDpYQ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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Hey Ruby friends,

It's been a long two weeks since our last release. We've been hard at work building new features in Avo.

🎸 Features

  1. Made sure model is set on actions. This enables developers to use the trix and belongs_to fields in actions.

  2. Skip show view out in beta. You may now choose to only have the Edit view and skip Show.
    Docs

  3. Sidebar items accept data attributes
    Docs

  4. Add create button on has one association

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • ensure the right resource is used in resource_component
  • read-only trix field

Easy PRs

There are 7 good first issues ready to be picked up in the repo.
https://avo.cool/good-first-issues

Next up

We're working on adding a sidebar to the resource Show and Edit views. This will enable you to add fields that don't really belong in long horizontal formats.
I have to pick up and finish the native fields PR, and there are quite a few community contributions that are very close to the finish line like custom policies and action policy support.

Wroclove.rb talks

Go and check out the Wroclove.rb talks. There are quite a few interesting subjects being discussed.
https://www.youtube.com/user/wrocloverb

Thank you,
Adrian and Paul πŸ€™

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.16.0
Release video: https://youtu.be/lQ2cwg3IIGA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo
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v2.15.3

Released September 2022

Release notes

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • fix: hasandbelongstomay grid view @Paul-Bob (#1238)

v2.15.2

Released September 2022

Release notes

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • refactor: add pre_head partial @adrianthedev (#1236)

v2.15.1

Released September 2022

Release notes

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • fix: minor fiexs around the asset settings @adrianthedev (#1228)

Hey hey everyone πŸ‘‹

This week's release is more about asset handling and styling so let's dive in:

🎸 Features:

  1. Branding is going to help you to make your Avo instance more in line with your brand.
    Video
    Docs

  2. Automate adding custom JS assets to Avo
    Video
    Docs

  3. Automate adding custom TailwindCSS assets to Avo
    Video
    Docs

  4. Trix toolbar responsive

  5. Model to resource mapping
    Docs

πŸ› Bug Fixes:

  • use translations for polymorphic class names
  • standaloneactionrenderonempty_table
  • secretkeybase
  • to_sql crashes for models that live in different schemas

πŸ€– Maintenance:

  • minor branding config fix
  • Removed safe_constantize where not needed
  • minor assets refactor

Recommended reading

Short Ruby Newsletter has a new feature Code summaries feature I recommend checking out.

Easy PRs & RFCs

We've got about 8 good first issues for you to pick up if you want to stretch that brain. https://avohq.io/good-first-issues

We published two RFCs asking you guys for feedback on ideas we had. Expose REST API endpoints from Avo resources and Use native Avo components to build custom content

Community spotlight

I was away last week but I feel that the repo was a busy bee swarm. Iain, Desmond, Louis, and Paul have been at it fixing bugs and delivering features. What an amazing community! Thank you for all your help!

Next up

We'll still have a few things to finish up and merge from last week so we'll get on them. Things like attaching the model to an action resource that will enable you to use belongs to and other dynamic fields on actions, skip the show view, custom policies, action_policy support, and more.

Wroclove.rb and How To Web

I'm going to speak at Wroclove.rb this weekend (Sept. 15-18) about how to package a Rails engine. I'd love to meet you if you're around. I'll have stickers and pins for everyone.

We're also going to have a booth at How To Web (Sept. 21-22) so come check us out if you're around.

Thank you

I just want to say that I'm humbled that we made such an amazing community. Thank you for your support, feedback, ideas, and contributions ❀️

Adrian and Paul πŸ€™

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.15.0
Release video: https://youtu.be/R4b1dvabRJ0
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo


v2.14.2

Released August 2022

Release notes

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • fix: broken download button for file fields @adrianthedev (#1175)

v2.14.1

Released August 2022

Release notes

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • fix: use secretkeybase off the env variable @adrianthedev (#1186)

Hello beautiful people,

It's that time of week again. New Avo goodies coming your way.

  1. Select all matching records Demo
  2. Custom path and message helpers for after create, update, and delete actions Docs Demo
  3. Automatically determine required fields from validators Demo
  4. Tabs as pills Docs Demo
  5. Readonly as a block Demo

πŸ› Bug Fixes:

  • Crashes with file attachments and failed validators
  • Reset filters on a has_many would redirect
  • date value changed on direct submit
  • wrong cancel button path when creating from has many
  • inline_svg path fixes
  • act_on policy method not working for show view
  • redirect back to parent if deleted from parent
  • search pagination unlimited causes crashes

πŸ€– Maintenance

  • readme tweaks
  • add action testing examples
  • update to heroicons to v2
  • corrected a typo in avo.rb

πŸ’‘ Refactor

  • progressbar component visual tweaks
  • use inline_svg gem

There hasn't been a lot of chatter on the Discord this week. It could be that we haven't pushed too many bugs to production in the last release πŸ˜… or it's just vacation time everywhere.

Speaking of vacations, I'm going to take some time off next week. I'll still have my laptop with me, so write if you run into issues.

Recommended reading

Short Ruby Newsletter has been smashing it this week so go check out the news you might have missed.

Easy PRs

We've got about 5 good first issues for you to pick up if you want to stretch that brain.
https://avohq.io/good-first-issues

Again, an amazing release with great features that hopefully solve a few painful problems for you guys.

Release notes: https://avohq.io/releases/2.14.0
Release video: https://youtu.be/peKt90XhdOg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/avo_hq
Repo: https://github.com/avo-hq/avo

Thank you for being awesome!
Adrian and Paul


v2.13.1

Released August 2022

Release notes

🎸 Features

  • feature: Custom path and message after create update and delete @Paul-Bob (#1139)

πŸ› Bug Fixes

  • fix: search pagination unlimited @adrianthedev (#1152)

Hello everyone πŸ‘‹

We've got two great features going out today and a few cool things we're working on next, so let's dive in.

Product updates

  1. Customizable controls on the show page
    https://youtu.be/qUvMh7AkrlU
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1083

  2. Scoped search results in has_many associations. Please beware of a breaking change documented in the upgrade guide. Paul created a script that will help you make the easy migration.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations/has_many.html#search-query-scope
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1122

  3. Fixed a bug with failed forms not being re-submittable

  4. Fixed a bug where the heading could not be the first item in a resource

  5. Fixed a bug with the sidebar default collapsed state

New documentation website

We updated our docs website to use the new vitepress version. Vitepress is the less-opinionated Vuepress alternative. Using it felt a little like using Avo with Rails. Many years of experience building the same thing condensed into a great package.
It's fast, looks great, and is plenty customizable.

The structure has been changed a bit, so some old links might have been lost, but it's all for the better. Each field and association has its page now, and the options available are better presented to you. In addition, the search is improved and powered by algolia.
I posted better docs on installation, getting started, and tweaked the copy all-around.

We love feedback, so we made a page just for docs here πŸ’¬.

Docs spotlight

As we open up Avo's native components, we're documenting the recommended ways to use them. Today I'd like to throw your attention to the Avo::PanelComponent page, where we explain thoroughly how easy it is to create panels inside custom or resource tools.

Community spotlight

Ricky shared an excellent way of doing CSV/XSL exports with Avo Actions.

Recommended reading

You probably noticed the upcoming newsletter Short Ruby Learnings by Lucian Ghinda. You might have subscribed, but if you haven't and maybe thinking about it, let me give you the final nudge. Go and subscribe today! It's worth your time and the slot it takes in your email. It's like receiving a full review of what happened in the Ruby world in the past week in your inbox.

Good first issues

We've got 11 "Good first issue"s ready to be picked up by you when you want to digitally stretch your brain a bit.
It's the easiest way of getting your issue fixed or feature implemented with Avo.

A fantastic example is Desmond's PR to bring Action Policy support to Avo. Thank you Desmond!

Next up

We have a few things on our plate as we continue development:

  • Custom path and message after creating update and delete 1139. That will make it easier for you to control what happens after destructive actions to your records.
  • Expose native field components to the public 1138. That will enable you to create custom UIs much easier using the same DSL methods. I am very excited about the power this feature will unleash ⚑️
  • Branding 1133. Using a light customization layer, you'll be able to change the logos and colors throughout Avo.
  • Resource cards 791 are still on the table, but I just didn't have the time to finish the PR.
  • We'll improve our licenses page a bit to provide more information and the ability to change the URLs for your licenses. Until now, we haven't enforced the one URL per license rule, but we'll start doing it in the following weeks, so this refactor to the admin panel will be much appreciated.

We've been pretty busy these past weeks, and by the looks of it, we'll be busier going forward. But, I love how the community is growing and how Avo is evolving to be more and more extendable.

Please share Avo with your peers if it helped you and share your feedback.

Thank you for being awesome!
Adrian and Paul


Hey everyone πŸ‘‹

First of all, I want to welcome Paul to the team. He's going to be hands-on with development going forward πŸ’ͺ
https://github.com/Paul-Bob
We also published a contributors page where we want to thank all of our contributors for their help.
https://avo.cool/contributors

This is an exciting release πŸ₯³ The changes brought on by v2.12 enable developers to craft richer experiences, so let's dive in!

  1. Use custom fields inside resource tools
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/resource-tools.html#add-custom-fields-on-forms

  2. Use custom resource for has_many
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#use-resource

  3. Add discreet_pagination option
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#discreet-pagination

  4. Move resource controls to the left side
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#resource-controls-on-the-left-side

  5. Hide sidebar on desktop

  6. Add path helpers on actions

  7. Bugfixes and improvements:

    • date and date_time can be cleared
    • date field does not take the offset into account
    • has_one field outputs all the associations
    • too many tabs flow out of the screen
    • heading fields not showing inside panels
    • tools cant come before fields
    • key value field shows "null" string instead of nothing
    • Trix input name broken for some resource names
    • authorization actions broke for some associations
    • overridden data attributes should take precedence
    • footer form buttons in the wrong place
    • some links think they are external when they are not
    • added avo_debug param
    • init script builds the assets
    • menu show/hide action is animated
    • changed the turbo frame failed to load state

Told you! It's a big one, but exciting. I can't wait to see what you'll build next using the new tools.

Next, we'll focus on finishing up the customizable resource controls (which I demo in the video) and improving the general stability of the framework.

There are 11 "Good first issues" ready to pick up if you have some spare time to improve your favorite platform.
https://avo.cool/good-first-issues

Release video
https://youtu.be/MfryUtcXqvU

Release notes
https://avohq.io/releases/2.12.0

As always, please share Avo in your networks, to your peers, and subscribe to the channels.
Thank you for being awesome!

Adrian and Paul ✌️

https://avo.cool
https://avo.cool/chat
https://avo.cool/repo
https://twitter.com/avo-hq


Hola amigos y amigas πŸ‘‹

Avo 2.11 landed with a few enhancements and a lot of bug fixes. Let's dive in 🀿

Changelog

  1. Include blank for select field
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/fields.html#include-blank

  2. Add Accept option to file fields
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/fields.html#accept-option

  3. Force a specific locale to Avo
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/localization.html#setting-the-locale

  4. Fixed a bug with polymorphic associations not working
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1061

  5. Fixed a few bugs introduced by some paths refactor
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1057

  6. Fixed a breadcrumb bug with nested resources
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1056

  7. Fixed search for nested resources
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1055

  8. Fixed Order routes clashing
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1053

  9. Fixed a timezones bug for the date time field
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/995

  10. Fixed a bug with some generators being broken
    https://github.com/avo-hq/avo/pull/1033

Next up

Next, I'm focusing on improving authorization for associations and prototyping a new way of customizing actions for a resource.

I will focus a bit on the resource actions area to improve that experience. I'm talking about the place where the Save, Edit, and Back buttons are. I want to offer more flexibility in what you can display to the user. I talked more about that in the release video (15:43).

The docs should get a fresh layer of paint too. It may not happen in this release cycle, but it should definitely happen soon.

Spread the word

I'm looking for a marketing person to join the team as a part-time collaborator to help us with our marketing efforts. If you know anyone that would be good for such a collaboration, please send them my way.

I published a "Why Successful Startups Use MVPs" article on our blog and spoke on the Ruby Rogues podcast, inviting you to read and listen.
https://avohq.io/blog/why-successful-startups-use-mvps
https://avohq.io/blog/avo-on-ruby-rouges-podcast

Helping out

I renamed the #help Discord channel to #community-help to better signal its purpose. If you want to ask the community for help, you can do that there, but if you want more official technical support, please use the GitHub issues page. That's the best way to describe an issue or feature request and track its resolve.

If your team needs more support with Avo and you want to be featured on our homepage, docs, and release notes as an indie developer supporting company, we have you covered! You can sponsor the project and ensure it will receive the maintenance it deserves in the future.
https://github.com/sponsors/adrianthedev

Thank you for being so awesome and so supportive ❀️

Adrian

Release video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAxHvhwzeOU

Release notes:
https://avohq.io/releases/2.11.0


v2.10.2

Released July 2022

Hello everyone,

Avo 2.10 has landed with a few bug fixes and a long-time expected feature.

  1. Tabs and panels landed πŸš€ - You can better organize your fields and tools into panels and tabs. This does not have only an aesthetic function but also performance too.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/tabs.html

  2. French translations. Thank you Dimitri B! Run bin/rails generate avo:locale to load them.

  3. Key-value fixed for the New view

  4. Added forced_locale to be able to edit multilingual records easier.

  5. Date & datetime picker improvements for mobile. Thank you hassyyy!

  6. You can declare the model_class as a string now. This will not break your app on boot time anymore.

  7. Fixed a hardcoded value in ResourceEditComponent. Thank you, Louis!

I can't wait to see what you are going to build with it.

Going forward we're going to focus on fixing two nasty bugs. One with the date-time field and one with namespaced resources and finishing up some things we started a while back like resource cards, controller hooks, and some more cool stuff.

Release notes:
https://avohq.io/releases/2.10.0

Release video:
https://youtu.be/B1Y-Z-R-Ys8

Thank you for being awesome ✌️


Hello everyone,

Avo 2.10 has landed with a few bug fixes and a long-time expected feature.

  1. Tabs and panels landed πŸš€ - You can better organize your fields and tools into panels and tabs. This does not have only an aesthetic function but also performance too.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/tabs.html

  2. French translations. Thank you Dimitri B! Run bin/rails generate avo:locale to load them.

  3. Key-value fixed for the New view

  4. Added forced_locale to be able to edit multilingual records easier.

  5. Date & datetime picker improvements for mobile. Thank you hassyyy!

  6. You can declare the model_class as a string now. This will not break your app on boot time anymore.

  7. Fixed a hardcoded value in ResourceEditComponent. Thank you, Louis!

I can't wait to see what you are going to build with it.

Going forward we're going to focus on fixing two nasty bugs. One with the date-time field and one with namespaced resources and finishing up some things we started a while back like resource cards, controller hooks, and some more cool stuff.

Release notes:
https://avohq.io/releases/2.10.0

Release video:
https://youtu.be/B1Y-Z-R-Ys8

Thank you for being awesome ✌️


Hi there πŸ‘‹

We've got another packed release with multiple bug fixes, improvements and features.

  1. Show actions on Edit views. We're prepping the ground to give the user the ability to skip the show view.
    ⚠️ May contain a breaking change
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/upgrade.html#actions-are-visible-on-the-edit-view
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/actions.html#actions-visibility

  2. Required takes a block for easier customization
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/field-options.html#required

  3. Override the label for some menu items
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/menu-editor.html#resource

  4. Load user translations before Avo's
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/upgrade.html#eject-translation-files
    ⚠️ May contain a breaking change

  5. We generate paths based on the resource name, not on the model class.
    ⚠️ May contain a breaking change

  6. Align table headers same as cells
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/field-options.html#align-text-on-index-view

  7. After update path fixed
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/resources.html#customize-what-happens-after-record-is-created-edited

  8. Fix Trix styles

We focused our efforts on marketing over the past two weeks. Now we'll be resuming work on Tabs and panels, resource cards, and other cool goodies.

Release notes:
https://avohq.io/releases/2.9.0

Release video:
https://youtu.be/qwBwRbeHl0Y

Thank you for being awesome ✌️

https://avo.cool/rails-admin
https://twitter.com/avo_hq
https://github.com/avo-hq/avo


Hello friends,

Biiiig release today. We took a break last week but we bring a lot of goodies in this release so let's dive in:

StimulusJS integration πŸ”₯ You can now make your forms and CRUD interface a lot more dynamic.
Docs
Demo video

Custom blank text on select filter from @Paul-Bob. All filters have the empty_message option as a placeholder.
Docs

Added the ability to run an action silently. You can now run actions silently without responses. That's useful when you need to redirect from an action.
Docs

Access the resource and model in the action visibility block by @marschattha.
Docs

Allow singular name on has fields from @Paul-Bob. This makes the has_one, has_many, and other associations a bit more flexible to display.
Docs

Added link_to_resource to the external_image_field component by @teenu4 πŸ’ͺ
Docs

Expose the global param in search. You now know what kind of search was performed. Global or one resource.
Docs

Refactored the logo partial to support more mobile-friendly use-cases.
Docs

Enabled ranges in all dashboard cards
Docs

Fixed a few bugs: Sidebar menu collapsed state; broken search for uncountable resources (fish); broken breadcrumbs when creating through associations, translation keys on resources and fields not displaying properly.

A lot of fixes under the hood to make the experience faster and more pleasant to work with.

Removed gendered language from our readme file with the help of @afomera. We also went through our docs pages to make sure they are inclusive.

We are incredibly grateful to our community for making this project even more awesome and inclusive.

We'd love to hear from you what have you've been building with Avo, so let us know on Discord or on Twitter ✌️

Release video:
https://youtu.be/y5m97oeSmKs

Release notes:
https://avohq.io/releases/2.8.0

PS: We're looking for funding, so if your company has a sponsorship budget we'd love to talk and see how we can help each other.

https://avohq.io
https://avohq.io/chat
https://twitter.com/avo_hq
https://github.com/avo-hq/avo


Hola amigos,

This week version 2.7 brings three new features and a slew of bug fixes.

https://youtu.be/Eex8CiinQZ8

  1. Resource tools. You can now add custom content to your resource pages even more effortlessly.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/resource-tools.html
    https://youtu.be/Eex8CiinQZ8?t=196

  2. Authorization in the menu builder
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/menu-editor.html#authorization
    https://youtu.be/Eex8CiinQZ8?t=373

  3. Initialize the parent on the attach screen when creating a record
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#belongs-to-attach-scope
    https://youtu.be/Eex8CiinQZ8?t=6

  4. Fix back path from the index view, has_one name option, broken pagination on per-page switch, long names in the sidebar, and search on back action
    https://youtu.be/Eex8CiinQZ8?t=471

We love this release because it makes Avo even more powerful and flexible so you can deliver the best experience to your users.

Keep the feedback incoming and share Avo with your peers ✌️

Thank you,
Adrian


Hey there πŸ‘‹,

Avo 2.6 comes with a lot of goodies today.

  1. Tags field πŸŽ‰ We posted a video about all the quirks and features
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/fields.html#tags-field
    https://youtu.be/DKKSjNUvuBA

  2. Attach scope for associations. Control which records are displayed in the attach modal for hasmany or belongsto associations.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#belongs-to-attach-scope

  3. Show association panels on the edit view

  4. Multiple action alerts
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/actions.html#message-responses

  5. The design has been cleaned up a bit

  6. Changed the way you query the data for cards from a block to a method
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/upgrade.html#change-the-way-the-cards-run-their-queries

There's a new walkthrough video that you can watch and show to all your friends that are building apps.
https://youtu.be/WgNK-oINFww

And there's a video of this release explained more in-depth.
https://youtu.be/hczPSmqCCR0

We hope you love this release as much as we do.

Please help us spread the word about Avo on Twitter, to your team, and on other channels where developers might hang out.
https://twitter.com/avo_hq/status/1524399933515878400

https://avohq.io
https://twitter.com/avo_hq

Thank you πŸ€™
Adrian


v2.5.1

Released May 2022

Release notes

  • No changes

Hola amigos,

Version 2.5.0 brings a few exciting features that make Avo a bit more powerful than before.

  1. Dynamic filter options. You can now use the applied_filters object to configure your options better. This makes the filtering process even more powerful.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/filters.html#dynamic-filter-options
    Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2RsNPPFOio

  2. Filters can react to other filters. Imagine you have two filters countries and cities. You want to show only the cities from the countries the user selected in the first filter in the second one. Using react, you can do precisely that.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/filters.html#react-to-filters

  3. Customize empty message text when no options are available
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/filters.html#empty-message-text

  4. Keep the filters panel open when choosing options.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/filters.html#keep-filters-panel-open

  5. We're now exposing the record scopes to associations so you can better scope down the associated records.
    https://docs.avohq.io/2.0/associations.html#add-scopes-to-associations
    Video demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ee9iq2CnzA

  6. We fixed a bug where has many loses scope per page change

We love how flexible Avo becomes with every release. We hope you love it too!

Take care πŸ€™


v2.4.1

Released April 2022

Release notes

  • Remove debug Profile link from sidebar component @omockler (#868)
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