”A new version of Mattermost is available” notification remains after selecting to ”Refresh the app now”
Selecting the ”Refresh the app now” link from update notification doesn’t make the notification go away.
Steps to reproduce
Have MM server updated to latest release. Open an existing session of the web app in Firefox. See the refresh prompt, select ”Refresh the app now”.
Web page is refreshed, the notification goes away.
Observed behavior (that appears unintentional)
Web page is refreshed, but the update notification is still there, still prompting to refresh.
With some of the most recent updates (perhaps 5.16 and newer), the ”Refresh the app now” link in the update notification (”A new version of Mattermost is available”) on the web app did not make that notification go away for myself and another user. The link did cause a refresh of the page content, but the notification persisted. Meanwhile the version being reported by ”About Mattermost” was the correct (5.16.2).
Ctrl+shift+r or other hard refresh attempts did not have an effect, but logging out and then back in to the site finally did make the notification go away.
We’re both Firefox users, and due to the nature of the issue it was difficult to tell if this was browser-specific, but a fresh login using Chrome (while the previous session in Firefox still showed the notification) did not bring up the notification in the new session.
The issue, though irritatingly persistent while it lasted, was still relatively ephemeral, and now that it’s gone, I wouldn’t know how to reproduce it before the next server update. That said, I’ll happily provide more details if I can.