Release Notes

The most important release notes regarding Lodgit Desk are listed below.

[FIXED] Error was fixed.
[CHANGED] An existing feature in the program was changed.
[NEW] A new feature in the program.

Release notes for 2.1.3 (11/14/2018)

[CHANGED] Sending e-mail "using default e-mail program " revised and new selection option for the delivery to the default e-mail program added.

[CHANGED] Preferences for sending emails using the default email program are now saved locally per user/computer and no longer in the database.

[FIXED] Under certain circumstances, the printing was enlarged when printing under Windows.

[FIXED] Windows: When sending mails via the standard e-mail program, some issues occurred (e.g. attachments with PDF were sent as winmail.dat, some recipient addresses were not found).

[FIXED] macOS: If the printout size was set to a value different from 100%, the first page was printed enlarged.

[FIXED] Letterhead images placed in the letter layout were shown blurred if they had a pixel density (dpi) greater than 72.

[FIXED] An error occurred when opening the "Birthday reminders" window when a "Limit to bookings within the period of" X months was set in the preferences for birthdays.

[FIXED] The transparency setting for bookings in the reservation schedule did not work correctly under Windows.

[FIXED] Windows: Bookings in status Offer with expired offers were no longer displayed correctly with higher transparency in the reservation schedule.

[FIXED] Lodgit Desk categories could sometimes not be assigned to a channel manager category (not selectable), although there were rooms to be synchronized with this category.

[FIXED] The transfer of extra items mapping for channel managers has been improved.

[FIXED] When activating the option "show only synchronized rentable units or their types" in the channel manager category assignment, an internal error occurred if the rental object was a multiple-object system.

[FIXED] When changing the dates in the guest administration, the booking window and other dialogs, delays occurred, so that a saving of the changed data might not be implemented.

[FIXED] Redundant context menu in the "Accounting export" window has been removed.

Release Notes for 2.1.2 (10/23/2018)

[CHANGED] Display date format for date input controls consistently with a four-digit year, not dependent on the settings of the operating system.

[FIXED] Draft printing was no longer possible. A valid invoice was created and the corresponding items were considered to have been invoiced.

[FIXED] Writing, reading and deleting of locking system cards via the Salto Locking System Interface created an internal error.

[FIXED] An internal error occurred while checking out Bookings with active Salto Locking System Interface.

[FIXED] Within Lodgit Desk it was displayed only partially that the payment export of an invoice via the interface "Kassa Austria RKSV" was successfully completed.

[FIXED] When opening the e-mail preferences an internal error occurred.

[FIXED] The deletion of items from the Review Manager error log list caused an internal error.

[FIXED] The deletion of items from the error log for the POS Systems module caused an internal error.

[FIXED] The deletion of items from the error log of the Channel Manager module led to an internal error.

[FIXED] When printing texts containing several characters of the type "TAB", only the first "TAB" was recognized and all other TAB characters were ignored.

[FIXED] When generating a PDF on MacOS, the letterhead image was either completely black or not displayed.

[FIXED] When generating a PDF with fonts in OpenType format (.otf), e.g. Apercu, Lodgit Desk quit immediately.

[FIXED] When printing documents on Windows, the letterhead image has been scaled down.

[FIXED] When printing through the preview window, the letterhead is removed if it has been set in the letter template that the letterhead is to be printed only on the first page.

Release Notes for 2.1.1 (10/16/2018)

[NEW] macOS: Switch to 64bit; Windows: still 32bit, on request 64bit possible

[NEW] Retina/HiDPI screen support for macOS and Windows

[NEW] Registration form system AVS: Transmission of nationality now also for accompanying guests

[NEW] Possibility of processing additional booking information when importing bookings via XML booking interface and synchronisation implemented

[NEW] Finance Window > Analysis by Rental Unit: Receipts are now also taken into account here

[NEW] Finance window > List: Display of the type of the document

[NEW] When creating a receipt, additional receipt information can now also be specified for transfers (bank to cash register, cash register to bank, private deposit, private withdrawal)

[NEW] Birthday reminder window: Presence of guests according to occupancy plan is now marked

[NEW] Created a setting that a guest only appears in the "Birthday reminder" window when he or she is checked in

[NEW] Display the creation date for invoices, correction invoices, and documents in the Correspondence window

[NEW] Main guests who have the property "Is guest himself" switched off can now optionally be displayed in the "Main window > Side bar > Guest list"

[NEW] The grouping by guest can be switched off for the "Main window > Side bar > Guest list" in the settings for the occupancy plan

[NEW] Feedback (as window) during successful import (manually via menu entry) of bookings via XML booking interface implemented

[NEW] Simple registration form > The fields for the number of guests are now prefilled according to the number of beds and child discounts

[NEW] Simple registration form: By holding down the ALT key and clicking on a checkmark, the checkmarks of all guests displayed in the list can now be removed

[NEW] In addition to the gross values, the net amounts are now also displayed in the "Overview" section of the booking window

[NEW] Extension of importable fields when importing guests

[CHANDED] Windows: Printing process improved: The font width for printing is now identical to the font width for PDF creation. Attention: a layout change is necessary!

[CHANGED] When resending e-mails with the setting "Send e-mail by SMPT", "Copy to me" can now also be activated via checkbox

[CHANGED] Outdated encryption methods SSLv2 and SSLv3 removed when sending emails via SMTP

[CHANGED] For macOS HighSierra and newer systems: Second tab bar is now permanently hidden

[CHANGED] Smaller interface adjustments in different windows

[CHANGED] Various textual changes

[CHANGED] The order of the selection entries in the filter for the temporal restriction of the booking list is unified

[CHANGED] Opening the object management by double-clicking on the rental unit column now works for the column "Number of beds" as well as for the column "Rental unit name"

[CHANGED] Windows: Sending emails via SMTP (standard email program without text restriction) improved

[CHANGED] Sending emails via SMTP improved

[CHANGED] Improved visibility of the banner "Assign booking"

[CHANDED] Improved communication with Lodgit servers (synchronization, license update, etc)

[CHANGED] Various improvements for processing booking information during import via synchronization or XML booking interface implemented

[CHANGED] The "Display XML Booking Interface > Object IDs" window now displays all objects and rental units regardless of their sync status

[CHANGED] If during the import of booking data via synchronization or via the XML booking interface guest data were transmitted which matched more than one guest in the guest administration, a new guest was always created. Now, the first guest who is applicable according to the guest administration is assigned.

[CHANGED] If during the import of booking data of the type Own booking guest data were transmitted via the synchronization, a new guest was always created, without checking whether this guest already exists in the guest administration. Now the first guest according to the guest administration is assigned.

[CHANGED] Evaluation Manager Tripadvisor removed. This is only supported for existing customers who already use it

[CHANGED] Financials Window > Evaluation by Rental Unit: Display of Invoice Items and Document Items Belonging to a Rental Object or Rental Unit Improved

[CHANGED] Tickets sent directly from Lodgit Desk to the Lodgit Ticket System now have a fixed priority

[CHANGED] Removed unused "Assignment" setting when sending tickets from Lodgit Desk to the Lodgit ticket system.

[CHANGED] Display and storage of booking notes revised

[CHANGED] Booking window > Services > Extra items > Right gear menu: Option "Resolve marked packages" is now grayed out, if no package is marked

[CHANGED] Booking window > Services > Extra items > Right gear menu: Option "Bundle marked extra items and packages" is now grayed out if neither packages nor extras are marked

[CHANGED] The "Occupied guest room days" button in the Accommodation statistics window now leads to the "Occupancy" tab in the "Occupancy and key figures" window

[FIXED] The self-defined notes and consents could not be removed from the registration form template "Germany" 

[FIXED] The activation of the interface to the Vectron POS system in the settings led to an internal error

[FIXED] The button to open the Vectron log in the settings was without function

[FIXED] Extra item import only worked for two or more extra items to be imported

[FIXED] Removed errors in the display of group assignments in the booking plan when selecting a booking and secondary selecting the corresponding group bookings

[FIXED] Menu items for the XML booking interface may have been visible and usable without a license

[FIXED] The payment method could no longer be changed for unpaid invoices exported by accounting export

[FIXED] Setting "Display payment type during transfer to/from financial account" for accounting export of category "Other (debit/credit)" was without function

[FIXED] In the settings for payment types, inactive payment types could be defined as standard payment types

[FIXED] When deleting CityTax definitions in the settings, the corresponding assignment in the object management is now removed as well

[FIXED] In very rare cases, an internal error occurred when changing bookings that were imported as online bookings via synchronization or the XML booking interface

[FIXED] The import of the exchange rates in the settings was no longer possible due to a change of the URL on the side of the external service provider

[FIXED] Guest administration > History > Accompanying guests: Display of the company name of the corresponding accompanying guest, if the corresponding accompanying guest was declared as company

[FIXED] Guest Administration > History > Letters: Updating the Guest History after Duplicating a Letter

[FIXED] Guest management: When moving several guests into a self-defined group only one guest was added at a time

[FIXED] Receipts window: Changing the offsetting account in the right list was not taken into account when creating the receipt. The original offsetting account was always saved.

[FIXED] Text management: Some values were not saved correctly

[FIXED] Under rare circumstances, an internal error occurred when opening the graphical evaluation (chart) of the Finances window

[FIXED] Main window > Booking list: The time filter had no function with the filter "Confirmations - Deadline expired"

[FIXED] When sending e-mails with PDF, the CC is not passed to the standard e-mail program

[FIXED] Setting > Bookings > Options > Overbooking: The setting for the status "Disabled" is not saved

[FIXED] Booking window > Services > CityTax: After adding a CityTax to the booking, the "Delete" button remained grayed out until the booking was saved

[FIXED] Windows > Occupancy plan > Context menu > Display > "Hide sidebar" and "Hide booking list": The first time you click on the menu item, it is not set to "Show sidebar" or "Show booking list". Same in reverse direction.

[FIXED] It is no longer possible to change the invoice recipient for invoices exported via the accounting export

[FIXED] When importing guests or extra items via the respective import window, the columns are not recognized correctly if a field separator appears in at least one field content

[FIXED] When importing guests, the character for line break "\n" was not correctly recognized and converted into a line break. Attention: Line breaks are removed in all fields except note fields when saving to the database

[FIXED] When importing guests or extra items, masked backslashes were not correctly recognized, resulting in misinterpretation, so that field separators and field contents were not correctly recognized

[FIXED] When exporting guests, the backslash is now also masked if it occurs as field content.

[FIXED] Via the menu item "Window > Close all open booking windows" or via the key combination CTRL+1 (Windows) / CMD+1 (macOS) only every second booking window was closed..

[FIXED] The release notes were no longer displayed

[FIXED] When changing the payment method of an invoice, the invoice was correctly blocked for other users so that they could not also process the corresponding invoice at the same time, but the blocking of this invoice was not correctly removed when the window was closed

[FIXED] Sending e-mails with PDF attachments via Outlook on macOS was not always possible. Added second variant for newer Outlook versions

Release notes for 1.18.12 (07/02/2018)

[FIXED] Stability improvement in communication with channel managers. This refers to loading the categories for assigning the Lodgit Desk rental units with the channel manager categories.

Release notes for 1.18.11 (06/05/2018)

[NEW] In the interface "Locking systems > Salto" , you can now specify whether the short description or the long description of the rental units is to be transmitted as standard.

[CHANGED] When changing the booking note for bookings with the status Tentative, the prices were always loaded from price management, although no price-relevant booking information was changed.

Release notes for 1.18.9 and 1.18.10 (05/23/2018)

[NEW] New, predefined, intelligent group "Interested guests", which lists all guests who are not yet recipients of an invoice or a receipt, nor have been assigned to a booking as main guest or co-traveller.

[CHANGED] The default storage location when starting Lodgit Desk for the first time is now directly the user directory and no longer the document folder in the user directory. This should prevent the databases from accidentally ending up in the cloud (e.g. partially when updating to macOS High Sierra), which leads to enormous performance losses.

[CHANGED] The location for GoBD export, accounting export (Datev) and PDF document creation is now by default directly the user directory and no longer the documents folder in the user directory.

[CHANGED] The folder for ApplicationData (Mac: /Users/UserName/Library/Application Support /Lodgit; Win: \Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Lodgit) is no longer checked for the existence of a database when a database is created and opened during the start of Lodgit Desk.

[CHANGED] The country assignments predefined by AVS (AVS country ID to country ISO code) are now also taken into account for the Meldelcient AVS. A manual assignment is therefore not necessary for the country assignments that have already been preset.

[CHANGED] Changeover from http to https at IncomingSoft.

[FIXED] When sending registration form data to Feratel via the obsolete "Meldelcient" interface, the error "ImportPMS instead of municipality" occurred.

[FIXED] For the AVS reporting client, an error occurred during "Retrieve IDs".

Release notes for 1.18.8 (05/15/2018)

[NEW] Guest management: Data in user-defined fields can now be imported and exported.

[NEW] Red banner as a warning in the occupancy schedule if online bookings without rental unit exist. Bookings with the status "Canceled online booking" are ignored.

[NEW] Required interface change for the electronic registration form system "Feratel" to the new system version "Deskline" was implemented.

[NEW] Financial reports > Extra items: Here you can now generate reports according to the name from the extra item management or the adjusted name from the posting window.

[NEW] Cash documents are now also included in the list "Financial reports > Extra items".

[CHANGED] Optimization of the window for "Change invoice recipient".

[CHANGED] Extension of the options in the gear menu under "Booking window > Accommodation tax".

[CHANGED] Extension of the possibilities in the gear menu under "Booking window > Extra items".

[CHANGED] Correspondence -> Documents -> Reference/Display document info.

[CHANGED] Sorting of "custom" field types in guest management adapted.

[CHANGED] When tickets are sent to the support team, they are placed in the "Support" or "Support (en)" queue depending on their language.

[CHANGED] With the "Salto" locking system interface, the data for the coding station is now stored locally and no longer in the database.

[CHANGED] Searching in the booking list now combines search field and period.

[CHANGED] Addition of additional columns for the accounting export (DATEV).

[CHANGED] A number range can be used for selected "manual" registration forms.

[CHANGED] Windows > Booking Assistant > The automatic adjustment of arrival/departure if departure before arrival has been revised.

[CHANGED] Unified time of saving the Vectron settings. This is now generally done when closing the settings window.

[CHANGED] Text encoding for Vectron interface changed to "WindowsLatin1".

[CHANGED] The price assistant now ignores rental units with a base price of "per month/...", "per year/...", "all-inclusive/...".

[CHANGED] Settings for Cultuzz > connection now via https + port 443 + tls1.1

[CHANGED] Settings for MappingMaster > Connection now via https + port 8443 + tls1.1

[CHANGED] Settings for Dirs21 > Connection is now done with tls1.1

[CHANGED] Settings for Hotel Spider > Connection is now done with tls1.1

[CHANGED] Standard ConnectionType for SMTP is now TLSv1

[FIXED] Catch now occurs when an invalid date is transmitted during synchronization of Channelmanager Notifications.

[FIXED] Error during import into the guest administration if the column separator is present in column data.

[FIXED] In rare cases, an internal error occurred when changing the Channel Manager setting for catergories (checkbox).

[FIXED] Saved data for cross-object online booking system was not displayed.

[FIXED] The field for entering the G/L account number length was not visible in the accounting export (Datev).

[FIXED] An internal error occurred when activating the Vektron interface in the settings.

[FIXED] When receiving new online bookings, the settings (filters) of the booking list were no longer functional.

[FIXED] When receiving new online bookings, a display error may have occurred within the booking list.

[FIXED] When sending e-mails, self-defined currency codes were not displayed.

[FIXED] Display error when reducing the size of the main window.

[FIXED] "Jumping" of the booking in the booking plan after changes to the booking prices and subsequent postponement of the booking via the booking plan.

[FIXED] Under Windows the shortening of a billed booking via the booking window, at a change of month, did not work correctly.

[FIXED] Some country names had been displayed in the wrong language.

[FIXED] Last setting regarding the object was not remembered in the CheckOut list.

[FIXED] Under very rare circumstances, an internal error occurred when moving extras and folders in the extra item administration.

[FIXED] Under very rare circumstances, an internal error occurred when opening the "Financial Reports" window.

Release notes for 1.18.7 (01/04/2018)

[NEW] Added new guest property "Permission granted for advertising mailings". Setting is done via the guest administration.

[NEW] Added new "Intelligent Groups" in the guest management. These are called 'Permission "Advertising Mailing"' and 'Permission "Review Portal"'.

[FIXED] An error occurred when updating from older databases to the latest version, which prevented the update from being carried out.

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