The release candidate of WebIssues version 1.1 is available for download. It adds a few very interesting and long awaited features:
This release also fixes several bugs, both from the previous 1.1 versions and those found in the latest 1.0.5 release. Although it's still a development version, it can be considered relatively stable, so you can already start updating your environments. The final version will be released in about two weeks from now.
Important Note: WebIssues is currently looking for translators to take over and update the no longer supported translations: French, German, Dutch and Chinese. New translations are also welcome. We are now using the Transifex online platform so no special tools are necessary to become a translator. See the WebIssues project page on Transifex and the Translation page in the WebIssues Wiki for more information.
Today the second development version of WebIssues 1.1 was released. It introduces two entirely new features which allow better integration between WebIssues and email:
The email inbox and subscriptions can be used together, which makes it possible to set up two way email communication with the WebIssues system. It's even possible for external users, who don't have a WebIssues account, to communicate with the WebIssues system in this way.
You can download the newest server and client packages for testing from the Development version page.
The first development version of WebIssues 1.1 is available. The most imporant feature introduced in this version is the support for issue descriptions. They are similar to comments, but they are displayed in a distinctive way in the issue details and they can be entered directly when creating an issue. When updating from version 1.0, the first comment is automatically converted to a description. Also projects can now have a description, which can be edited by the administrators and viewed by all users when the project is selected in the tree.
Both comments and descriptions can now use a new format of text with simple markup. It allows changing the font style, for example bold or italic, and creating simple formatting, for example bullet lists, quotations and code blocks with optional syntax highlighting. A toolbar above the text fields can assist in entering the correct markup.
You can download the new server and client packages from the Development version page. This beta version should not be used for production purposes, but I encourage everyone to test it and report any potential problems and suggestions for improvements.
Version 1.0.5 of WebIssues Server and Client is a bug fix release which fixes the following issues:
By the way, work on version 1.1 has recently started. The first beta version will be released in April or May. One of the main features introduced in this version will be issue descriptions. It will also be possible to use simple text formatting in both comments and description. You can read more about it in this blog post.
Version 1.0.4 of WebIssues Server and Client contains the following bug fixes and new features:
Also note that the official binary packages for Windows are now digitally signed with a certificate. This should prevent security warnings from both Windows and anti-virus software.
Updated on 2012-12-14: Version 1.0.4-1 of the WebIssues Server was released. It fixes a bug in the installer which caused server settings to be incorrectly initialized after installing the server. If you already have version 1.0.4, you don't have to update, unless you're planning to install a new instance of the server. If you installed the server using version 1.0.4 and an error occurs when opening an issue, simply go to Administration Panel, open Server Settings and click OK to update the settings.