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WebIssues Client ported to Qt4

I'm glad to announce the long awaited release of the Qt4 version of the WebIssues client. It now runs natively on both Windows and Linux platforms. Windows users can use the installer which takes care of installing all necessary libraries. Linux users will need Qt4 and CMake to compile the application. Some binary packages will be provided as well in near future.

I also created a user's manual for the client, making the development officially reach the beta stage. In a month or so I will release another version with more functional improvements along with a new version of the server with it's own manual and some small fixes.

New client and server released

Today new versions of both the client and the server were released: Client 0.8.4 and Server 0.8.2.

The client has a greatly improved issue history view which combines comments, attachments and changes into a single view (see screenshot) and supports finding text and context menus. The comment editor has also been improved and now it's a separate window, not a dialog box. Finally, uploading and downloading attachments is more comfortable now, a progress bar is displayed during the transfer and remote files are handled correctly.

The server can now store attachments as files, not only in the database. This capability greatly improves performance for large attachments and helps using the server when database space is limited. A script which updates the database allows to smoothly upgrade from version 0.8.1.

WebIssues Client 0.8.3 released

The main feature implemented in this release is filtering issues shown in the folder view and quick searching by issue name. This makes working with folders containing a lot of issues much easier. Commonly used filters can be saved and quickly selected from a dropdown list.

This release also introduces a lot of smaller improvements and bug fixes. See the Change Log for a full list of changes. I would like to thank everyone for their comments and bug reports.

The next release will have an improved bug history view combining comments, attachments and attribute changes. I'm also planning to create a user's manual and do some more testing and bugfixing in order to enter the beta stage of development. After that I will start porting the client to KDE4 and no new features will be added to the 0.8.x versions.

WebIssues Client 0.8.2 released

This release contains many functional and usability improvements of the WebIssues client application. Columns in the folder view can be customized and attribute values can be displayed directly in the list. Folder contents is cached for faster updating. The main window can be docked in the system tray. Password can be remembered and the application can automatically restore connection at startup or when restoring a session.

I updated the Screenshots and Features sections, so you can see the recent changes in the UI and find more information about the WebIssues system. Right now I'm starting to design issue filtering which will be implemented in the next release of the client application; it's the last important feature remaining to complete the second stage of development and to make the system fully functional.

WebIssues Client 0.8.1 released

This version of the WebIssues client application features a complete user interface for defining attribute types. Another new feature is handling links to other issues, comments and attachments in both attribute values and comments (the syntax of these links is: #123). Links to external URLs and emails are also recognized and handled. It's also possible to quickly find an issue, comment or attachment with a given ID using the Find Item command from the main window.

This release completes the first stage of development as described in the roadmap, making all basic features complete and ready to use. As always, comments and bug reports are welcome.

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