Server 0.8.4 and Client 0.9.4 released

Version 0.8.4 of the WebIssues Server and version 0.9.4 of the WebIssues Client were released today. The main feature introduced in this dual release is sending e-mail notifications when new issues are created in selected folders and when selected issues are modified. Users can individually configure notifications using the new user preferences feature. Both the server and the client are fully backward compatible with previous versions, but to use the new features of the server you also need the new client.

Version 0.8.4 of the server has two mailing engines allowing to send e-mail notifications from both the local host and an external SMTP server. E-mails are created using a simple template engine; two templates for plain-text and HTML e-mails are available; they can also be used to create custom templates. This release also adds support for the Firebird database. In addition it fixes adding large comments and includes a few optimizations, mainly related to handling large comments and attachments.

Version 0.9.4 of the client adds the possibility to mark watched issues as read or unread and extends program settings with switching the language and limiting size of comments. It also adds command line options for overriding default file locations. This release also features the Portable WebIssues Client which can be carried on a portable device (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, CD, etc.) and used on any Windows computer. Settings and cache data can be stored on the portable device as well. Finally, the Windows executable is now linked statically to allow installing by non-administrator users and packed with UPX to reduce the size of the package.