LAGO 5.1 is available now!

Dear LAGO users,

With the 2010 release of LAGO4, Comosoft set a global industry standard in omnichannel media production.

In addition to the release of LAGO4, 2010 saw the launch of other major innovations from worold renowned innovative tech manufacturers. Apple delivered unique and forward-looking products to the market and consumers: the iPad was released in January 2010 and they went on to make headlines again in June with the release of the iPhone4. Who does not remember "Antennagate" and Apple's legendary reaction to the design flaw of the antenna!? Facebook announced that they had reached the 500 million members mark and NASA has been waiting for over 50 years for an answer from E.T.

All this is now over 8 years ago. Facebook has become an integral part of our global daily life and has over 2 billion users every day. Apple has now launched the 6th generation iPad and the iPhone has since reached 21 distinct model variations. Only NASA is still waiting ...

Comosoft continued to further perfect LAGO4 to meet the needs of the market. But with the publication of today's newsletter, the time has come and we are proud to announce the next innovation leap from LAGO. Today, with LAGO5, we are publishing the logical conclusion of the last 8 years and are responding to the technological trends of the global software and hardware industry.

By 2020, Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. will no longer support Flash content. As smart as this technology used to be at the time of it's release, this technology is so insecure today and offers major entry points for malicious software. By converting our flash modules to HTML5, we offer our customers the latest software standard and move with the times incorporating modern requirements, such as responsive design, mobile ease of use and security. In addition to switching to HTML5 technology, LAGO5 also offers great new and, above all, beneficial features.

Stay curious,

Greetings from Hamburg,

Peter Jozefiak
Managing Director

  • LAGO specific shortcuts
    With the introduction of LAGO 5 it is now possible to define shortcut keys in the LAGO Plugin for Adobe InDesign for specific LAGO actions or to open/hide LAGO palettes.
  • Highlights
    LAGO 5 provides additional functionality for the users working in InDesign by providing visual prompts when opening a document which highlight items which have been changed or moved in the document since it was last saved in InDesign, for example changes to placeholder values or newly placed or unplaced components.
  • LAGO Asset API
    LAGO 5 also introduces the initial collection of functionality in the LAGO Asset API which can be used to search for and retrieve assets from LAGO directly without the need for a client application.
  • Autopopulation
    The automatic page population functionality in LAGO has been reworked for LAGO 5 to provide more flexibility whilst eliminating the need to use page layouts as a base. Instead the revised functionality works with element layouts and allows for individual components to be repeated across multiple pages as well as allowing components to be split across multiple pages if they do not fit the available space on the first page on which they are placed.
  • Notification on import failure
    The asset import via XML ticket is now capable of sending an email notification to a defined user(s) if the import of an asset fails, for example if the asset does not meet the required settings for the selected asset type.
  • Simplified asset import
    The asset import in the LAGO Plugin for InDesign has been simplified, instead of having to navigate the import light table, clicking the button will now directly open a file picker where the user can select the file(s) to be uploaded.
  • Redesigned LAGO Plugin for InDesign
    The first steps for the redesign of LAGO 5 is available to see in the LAGO Plugin for InDesign, together with new splash screens, the icons in all LAGO palettes have been redesigned to give a new look. This will be transferred to other LAGO applications in upcoming releases/patches.
  • Extended PDF export
    The PDF export is now capable of copying the exported PDF from a head or content variant which represents a number of project variants into the variant folder for the equivalent variants, ensuring that the variant specific folder contains a PDF file for every document.
  • Enhanced calculator scripts
    The calculator scripting in LAGO has been extended to support the use of element properties.
  • Asset sync verification
    The recently introduced asset synchronization function which allows assets and asset data from one LAGO system to be synchronized with another LAGO system has been further enhanced to allow the primary LAGO system to verify that assets and asset data has been correctly synchronized to the secondary system(s) and to if necessary to re-synchronize assets if differences are detected.
  • Changes to supported versions
    With LAGO 5, support for Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS6 and CC2015 has been deprecated.
    Additionally we are testing the latest macOS 10.14 Mojave operating system to ensure compatibility with LAGO 5 and will notify all customers once it is cleared for use.

LAGO Installer 5.1.1-20180924
LAGO Explorer 5.1.1.22
LAGO Pict 5.1.1.22
LAGO Layout 5.1.1.22
LAGO Plugin für Adobe Acrobat 5.1.1.0
LAGO Plugin für Adobe Photoshop 3.2.19

LAGO Web 5.1.1.24
LAGO WebServices 5.1.1.24
LAGO MessageBus 5.1.1.24
LAGO Link 5.1.1.24
LAGO ConfigServer 1.3.8
LAGO FS 3.1.31
LAGO RemoteDB 1.1.12


Patchday Sprint 21 - 09.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.18.1

LAGO Installer 4.18.1-20180917
LAGO Explorer 4.18.1.53
LAGO Pict 4.18.1.53
LAGO CS/CC 4.18.1.44
LAGO Web 4.18.1.56
LAGO WebServices 4.18.1.56
LAGO MessageBus 4.18.1.56
LAGO Link 4.18.1.56

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180917
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.98
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.98
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.71
LAGO Web 4.17.1.102
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.102
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.102
LAGO Link 4.17.1.102

 


Patchday Sprint 20 - 08.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.18.1

LAGO Installer 4.18.1-20180820
LAGO Explorer 4.18.1.43
LAGO Pict 4.18.1.43
LAGO CS/CC 4.18.1.34
LAGO Web 4.18.1.47
LAGO WebServices 4.18.1.47
LAGO MessageBus 4.18.1.47
LAGO Link 4.18.1.47

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180820
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.83
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.83
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.60
LAGO Web 4.17.1.86
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.86
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.86
LAGO Link 4.17.1.86

 


Patchday Sprint 19 - 07.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.18.1

LAGO Installer 4.18.1-20180723
LAGO Explorer 4.18.1.29
LAGO Pict 4.18.1.29
LAGO CS/CC 4.18.1.25
LAGO Web 4.18.1.32
LAGO WebServices 4.18.1.32
LAGO MessageBus 4.18.1.32
LAGO Link 4.18.1.32

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180723
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.63
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.63
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.51
LAGO Web 4.17.1.65
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.65
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.65
LAGO Link 4.17.1.65

 


LAGO 4.18 is available now!

Dear LAGO users,

We were all ready for the 2018 summer fairytale and the gods above have smiled upon us. We had a spring and currently a summer that leaves nothing to be desired from north to south and from east to west. Summer temperatures and bright blue skies invite you to cheer for the national football teams. But one thing became clear recently, Germany could not tap into their full footballing potential and prematurely departed from the World Cup.

Knowing your potential is one thing, but accessing and building from your potential is something more and this is where we from Comosoft come into play.

In our summer fairytale release we also offer a variety of improvements and new functions with LAGO 4.18, which enable you to produce your advertising material even more efficiently, whether print or digitally.

Here we have worked different areas of the software. Starting with the system performance, to new functionalities up to the user handling, we can present you many innovations with this release.

Just go through the listed release notes and find out for yourself which improvement or new function can be of use to you and, of course, our Customer Service is available for further questions at any time.

Greetings from sunny Hamburg,

Peter Jozefiak
Managing Director

  • Improved performance when saving documents
    LAGO now offers the ability to offload the creation of thumbnails and previews when saving a layout document to the InDesign Server instead of creating them directly when saving.
  • Selective application of placement rules
    The LAGO plugin for InDesign has been enhanced to allow the evaluation of placement rules to be turned off for individual elements within a document, this prevents the finished layout of an element from being changes whilst allowing other elements on the document to update.
  • Enhancements to compression logic
    The compression logic has been adapted to allow the creation of content variants if different variants of a document are assigned to different folio versions and have different folio values as a result. This is necessary if the folio placeholder is placed within the document.
  • Asset assignments via XML
    The XML asset import is now capable of performing asset to article assignments based upon values defined in article fields or in the properties assigned to an article.
  • XML export with element previews
    The XML export can now be configured to also export the element previews which were created when saving the document.
  • Transparent assets
    The creation of thumbnails and previews has been adapted when processing assets with transparency to use a grayscale background so that white assets are now fully visible in the thumbnails and previews.
  • Adaptable thumbnail sizes
    LAGO now allows the size of the thumbnails for components and assets in the bridge of the Layout module to be defined in the central configuration.
  • Lago FS configuration
    The functionality for the definition and maintenance of Lago FS volumes has been added to the Admin Extend module.

LAGO Installer 4.18.1-20180702
LAGO Explorer 4.18.1.20
LAGO Pict 4.18.1.20
LAGO CS/CC 4.18.1.19

LAGO Plugin für Adobe Acrobat 4.18.1.0
LAGO Plugin für Adobe Photoshop 3.2.17

LAGO Web 4.18.1.22
LAGO WebServices 4.18.1.22
LAGO MessageBus 4.18.1.22
LAGO Link 4.18.1.22
LAGO ConfigServer 1.3.8
LAGO FS 3.1.31
LAGO RemoteDB 1.1.12

 


Patchday Sprint 18 - 06.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180625
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.49
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.49
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.43
LAGO Web 4.17.1.49
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.49
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.49
LAGO Link 4.17.1.49

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.16.1

LAGO Installer 4.16.1-20180625
LAGO Explorer 4.16.1.54
LAGO Pict 4.16.1.54
LAGO CS/CC 4.16.1.43
LAGO Web 4.16.1.60
LAGO WebServices 4.16.1.60
LAGO MessageBus 4.16.1.60
LAGO Backbone 4.16.1.60
LAGO Link 4.16.1.60

 


Patchday Sprint 17 - 05.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180524
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.41
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.41
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.34
LAGO Web 4.17.1.41
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.41
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.41
LAGO Link 4.17.1.41

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.16.1

LAGO Installer 4.16.1-20180524
LAGO Explorer 4.16.1.51
LAGO Pict 4.16.1.51
LAGO CS/CC 4.16.1.42
LAGO Web 4.16.1.57
LAGO WebServices 4.16.1.57
LAGO MessageBus 4.16.1.57
LAGO Backbone 4.16.1.57
LAGO Link 4.16.1.57

 


Patchday Sprint 16 - 05.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.17.1

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180430
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.34
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.34
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.29
LAGO Strike CS/CC 4.17.1.8
LAGO Web 4.17.1.33
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.33
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.33
LAGO Link 4.17.1.33

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.16.1

LAGO Installer 4.16.1-20180430
LAGO Explorer 4.16.1.47
LAGO Pict 4.16.1.47
LAGO CS/CC 4.16.1.40
LAGO Web 4.16.1.53
LAGO WebServices 4.16.1.53
LAGO MessageBus 4.16.1.53
LAGO Backbone 4.16.1.53
LAGO Link 4.16.1.53

 


LAGO 4.17 is available now!

Dear users,

Hard to believe but it's true, spring has finally arrived in Germany. It's as if someone has flipped the switch, or changed the configuration from spring "NO" to spring "YES". Suddenly, the temperature has risen, the trees are blossoming and everyone is enjoying what is probably the most beautiful season.

But even the dark winter months had their charm for Comosoft. We have used the last three cold and damp months to be able to offer you further improvements within LAGO. From the opening of InDesign documents from LAGO Web to the consolidation of our security component LAGO Link, the Release 4.17.1 offers some great functions, which make working with LAGO even more efficient and safer for everyone.

Speaking of security and in the current case data security, the current Facebook incident has got all of us thinking. "Data is the oil of the 21st century" and as careful as the resource oil used to be handled in the past, so is the need to work carefully with sensitive data today. Yes, personal data is the new treasure and the great thing about it, this treasure is not finite, on the contrary!

We will show you how to get the most benefit out of this treasure for your business at our customer event Blueprint on April 18th in Hamburg.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg and until then we wish you all the best,

Peter Jozefiak
Managing Director

  • Open document in layout application
    The function from LAGO Explorer to open a document from the document list directly in the layout application, has been added to the Layout module in LAGO Web. The function works via the download mechanism of your browser.
  • Switch-outs in HTML5 Proof
    The HTML5 Proof module now offers the ability to show switch-out documents for correction documents to allow users to quickly identify the differences between the current document variant and the base variant.
  • Enhancements to compression logic
    The document compression has been enhanced to also take differences in the Element properties into consideration when compressing document variants.
  • Element previews with transparency
    Those customers using the element preview functionality can now benefit from a change in the format being used for the preview images, as of LAGO 4.17.1 the preview images will be saved as a png format file with transparency.
  • Handling of asset components
    The functionality to reset the size of a component to the size of the component template when applying an element layout has been enhanced to also apply the behavior during first placement defined in the component template to the asset within asset components. This is designed for cases where components are placed in a different sized element layout after a component pickup and the asset frame is scaled.
  • Java Support
    The LAGO Explorer and LAGO Pict applications are now capable of running with the latest Java 8 (161) update or a JAVA 9 installation.
  • Consolidation of Web Servlets
    The functionality contained in the LAGO Link and LAGO Backbone servlets has been consolidated into a single servlet which retains the name LAGO Link.

LAGO Installer 4.17.1-20180409
LAGO Explorer 4.17.1.23
LAGO Pict 4.17.1.23
LAGO CS/CC 4.17.1.20

LAGO Plugin for Adobe Acrobat 4.17.1.0

LAGO Plugin for Adobe Photoshop 3.2.17

LAGO Web 4.17.1.23
LAGO WebServices 4.17.1.23
LAGO MessageBus 4.17.1.23
LAGO Link 4.17.1.23
LAGO ConfigServer 1.3.8
LAGO FS 3.1.31
LAGO RemoteDB 1.1.12

 


Patchday Sprint 15 - 04.2018: New LAGO Versions available!

DEAR CUSTOMERS,

The LAGO applications, plugins and servlets available on comosoft.com have been updated. These versions contain numerous enhancements and bug-fixes.
The LAGO installer applications have also been updated to include these versions.
A detailed listing of the handled topics can be found within the Release notes.

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.16.1

LAGO Installer 4.16.1-20180329
LAGO Explorer 4.16.1.43
LAGO Pict 4.16.1.43
LAGO CS/CC 4.16.1.30
LAGO Web 4.16.1.49
LAGO WebServices 4.16.1.49
LAGO MessageBus 4.16.1.49
LAGO Backbone 4.16.1.49
LAGO Link 4.16.1.49

LAGO ENTERPRISE 4.15.1

There are no changes to the versions released in the previous patch.