This release upgrades the underlying version of Java used by Neo4j Desktop and resolves an issue that could occur when downloading files.
This release fixes an issue that could prevent the list of Graph Apps from being shown for some users.
This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues:
- Fixes an issue that prevented new users from setting up Neo4j Desktop on Windows 11.
- Fixes an issue where Terminal text was not displayed correctly on Windows.
- Fixes an issue with dump filenames which caused creating dumps to fail.
- Adjusts how native notifications are displayed.
This is a maintenance release that resolves an issue preventing Desktop starting on Windows 11.
This important patch release provides some protection for security vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 by patching the configuration of existing Neo4j 4.2+ installations. For full protection it is recommended to install or upgrade to new versions of Neo4j.
This minor release of Desktop addresses issues users behind proxies may face connecting to the internet and other small bug fixes.
New UI styling
A few small changes to UI colours and fonts have now been made to better align with the latest Neo4j branding:
Sample projects can now install plugin dependencies
The plugins required by some sample projects can now be installed automatically, removing the need to do this as a manual step.
We've also extended the available sample projects for you to explore (available under
Projects > + New > Import sample project):
And finally we've made two small improvements:
- The correct Database is now dumped from started DBMSs and given the correct Database name in the dump file.
- We fixed an issue that prevented graph apps opening when they had an update pending.
For this summer release, we've taken the opportunity to make a whole host of bug fixes, small improvements and one new feature. Read on to learn more.
View cached databases
If you ever wonder what databases lie within a 4.x DBMS you haven't used for a while, you can now find out
withoutneeding to start it. From this release we now cache the databases in your 4.x DBMSs so you can easily see which databases they contain without starting them.
We hope this saves you a bit of time stopping and starting DBMSs to find things.
Bug fixes and Improvements
- You can now view graph apps release notes from a link in the sidebar afteryou've installed them as well as before updating them.
- Desktop now allows you to create Database names with hyphens.
- Deleted graph apps are now removed from disk to free up space.
- Desktop now gives better OS compatibility check information for fresh installs.
- In the event Desktop application metadata becomes corrupted, Desktop will now start and provide more information.
- Improvements have been made to the reliability of offline bundled app installations.
- Windows users will now be warned if PowerShell (required for Neo4j Desktop) is not installed.
- Windows users will now only see the File Explorer presented once when using Open Data Path.
We would like to learn how you use (or not use!) logs, files and setting in Neo4j Desktop. Please share your feedback in this short survey https://forms.gle/geDvZVxhB8QRp2tR7 and help us improve Desktop!
Improvements to DBMS upgrade experience
The upgrade experience has been made clearer, giving you links to the relevant documentation when you need it:
If an upgrade fails, logs are now available for troubleshooting as well as backup locations being better signposted.
Improved Log viewer
All the logs available for a DBMS can now be accessed in the Log Viewer, which continues to be accessible via the … (more) menu for a DBMS > Logs...
Folders within a DBMS can now be expanded/collapsed for easier viewing. Note that files and folders continue to only appear in this view when they are relevant to Neo4j, eg dump files and cypher queries.
Windows database dump / load and DBMS upgrade support
New releases of Neo4j now contain graceful shutdown procedures for Windows, allowing users to generate dumps and load databases. This functionality also makes DBMS upgrades that require a data migration possible for Windows users. Note that graceful shutdown is only available since 4.3 and patch releases 4.1.10+ and 4.2.8+.
We hope you enjoy these incremental improvements and as always welcome your feedback.