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WebIssues 1.0.3 released

The third patch for WebIssues 1.0 was released with the following improvements, additions and bug fixes:

  • Thanks to the ongoing effort of the WebIssues community, two more translations are available - Dutch and Spanish.
  • A new user self-registration module is available which allows users to register themselves with approval of the administrator. To use it, make sure that sending e-mails is correctly configured and enable user registration in Server Settings. Refer to the manual for more information about this feature.
  • It is possible to manage projects for the selected user in the User Accounts area of the Administration Panel. This make it much easier to add a new user, check permissions of a user, and manage a server with many users and projects.
  • A bug related to filtering issues was fixed. Filtering worked incorrectly when an empty operand was used with numeric and date attributes; also there were problems creating such filter using the Desktop Client.

Note: Development of the user registration module was kindly sponsored by Tecnoarea. Thanks a lot!

WebIssues 1.0.2 released

The second patch release of WebIssues 1.0 is now available for both the server and client packages. Here's a summary of most important changes and improvements made in this release:

  • A Simplified Chinese translation of WebIssues was created. With this addition, 8 countries from which most downloads originate have their native translations. If your language is still missing, why don't you contribute a translation?
  • Issue details can now be included in email notifications, together with changes and comments, so you can track them without opening the issues. To enable this option, go to user preferences and select Include issue details in notifications and issue reports.
  • Thanks to Filipe Azevedo a.k.a. PasNox, the appearance of tool strips in the Desktop Client was greatly improved on Mac OS X.

WebIssues 1.0.1 released

Version 1.0.1 of the WebIssues Server and Desktop Client provides a few minor usability improvements. The following changes and new features were implemented in this release:

  • Email notifications sent by the WebIssues Server can now include links to folders and individual issues. Go to Email Settings in the Administration Panel and enter the Server URL to enable hyperlinks in emails.
  • You can hide the ID column from the list of issues. Go to Server Settings and select the Hide the ID column option to remove the ID column from all views for all users.
  • Handling attachments in the Web Client was improved. Images and text attachments can now be opened directly in the browser, and also attachments can be cached by the browser to improve performance.
  • Drop-down lists containing many items are now handled better by both client applications.

WebIssues 1.0 released

Version 1.0 of WebIssues is officially released. All users of older versions are advised to update their server and the client applications. WebIssues now includes a built-in Web Client, which allows accessing the system from any location using a web browser. The mechanism of views, tracking state of issues, alerts and email notifications was completely redesigned. WebIssues has better localization support and extended types of attributes, e.g. multi-select drop down attributes. It's possible to move and delete issues and to edit and delete existing comments and attachments. Also a completely rewritten WebIssues Manual is available.

It's hard to list all functional and usability improvements included in this release. You can read more about the available features, log in to the online demo to test the Web Client, and download the latest version. Like always, suggestions, questions and bug reports are welcome.

WebIssues 1.0-rc1 released

Finally, after over 2.5 years of development, I'm proud to announce the first Release Candidate version of WebIssues 1.0. You can download it from the Development page, but very soon it will become the official stable version. At this moment I'm planning no more changes, except for fixing any potential bugs found during the last round of testing. Please report any problems you find using the Forums.

I would like to thank everyone, without whom this great undertaking would be impossible: Francine, who helped me a lot with the Web Client and provided many great ideas; Patrick and Filipe and all other contributors and translators; my wife for finding bugs, suggesting improvements, and supporting me in many other ways; finally the entire community of users and beta testers, for providing feedback, ideas and criticism. I had a great time working on this project. Obviously, it's only version 1.0 and there's still a lot to be done. However, with 1,500 monthly downloads, many unique features, and being completely open source, I'm sure that WebIssues starts becoming a significant project.

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