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WebIssues 1.1.5 released

Submitted by mimec on 2017-05-17

The latest release of WebIssues adds a few minor features and fixes some bugs. It is now possible to quickly filter issues by project in the global list of issues. This way you can quickly switch between projects without having to navigate between folders. The issue history now displays projects names in addition to folder names for move operations, to avoid ambiguities when projects contain folders with the same name. The drop down list of issues displayed when creating a view or an issue is now filtered so that non-administrator users don't see all users in the system, only users that share the same projects. The mobile client was also slightly improved in this version, to make it easier to use on small mobile devices.

Thanks to the great community of open-source translators, the new version of WebIssues adds support for three new languages: Hungarian (for both Web Client and desktop client), Norwegian and Serbian (for Web Client only). Finally, problems with compiling the desktop client when using the latest version of Qt have been resolved.

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WebIssues 1.1.4 released

Submitted by mimec on 2015-08-10

The most important new feature in the 1.1.4 release of WebIssues is the simplified mobile version of the Web Client, designed for mobile phones and other devices with small screens. The program detects if the user is using such device and automatically redirects to the mobile version. It is also possible to manually switch between the full and mobile versions of the user interface. To switch to the mobile version, select the Mobile version option in the top right corner of the page. To switch to the full version, expand the tools menu using the button in the top right corner of the page and select the Full version option.

The Desktop Client was ported to Qt5 for better performance and stability. This change doesn't affect the users of the pre-built Windows installers, however if you build WebIssues from sources, you will now need version 5 of Qt; compilation with version 4 is no longer supported.

This version also fixes a number of bugs, including but no limited to:

  • Fixed support for long TLDs in email addresses; fixed encoding in outbound emails so they no longer cause problems with email servers which do not handle 8-bit encoding properly; fixed handling illegal line breaks in inbound emails so they are not rejected.
  • Fixed handling large lists of drop down items in both the server and the client; previously sufficiently large lists of items could crash both the server and the client.

WebIssues 1.1.3 released

Submitted by mimec on 2015-03-11

The latest minor release of WebIssues adds the possibility to archive and unarchive existing projects. When a project is archived, it is completely hidden from the projects tree and all folders and issues stored in it become inaccessible. However, unlike deleted projects, archived projects can be easily restored when necessary. This feature is especially useful when you have many projects and some of them are obsolete, but you don't want to lose any information in case it becomes necessary to recover it.

This release also fixes a potential security vulnerability in the WebIssues Web Client which makes it possible to inject JavaScript code into the page using specially crafted drop down list items. Although there is no evidence that this vulnerability can be exploited in any way by users who don't already have full administration rights to the WebIssues system, it is recommended to update existing installations to the latest version.

Some other minor bugs were also fixed in this version, including changing project access by project administrators in the Web Client, populating user drop down lists in public projects in the Desktop Client, sorting folders in drop down lists in the Web Client and closing issue details after search in the Web Client.

Finally, thanks to the contributors to the WebIssues translation project, a Chinese translation was added to both the Web Client and the Desktop Client, and a Turkish translation is also available for the Web Client.

WebIssues 1.1.2 released

Submitted by mimec on 2014-05-26

Version 1.1.2 of WebIssues has a few new features and fixes some bugs found in version 1.1.1. The most important changes include:

  • It is now possible to export the list of issues in CSV format also from the Web Client.
  • The quick search box in the list of issues can now be used to quickly find an issue with the specified identifier. Note that in order to find an issue in any folder, you can still use the Goto Issue command.
  • The markup language used for descriptions and comments now includes a [rtl] tag for marking blocks of text written right-to-left.
  • It is possible to configure the page size in the projects tree in the Web Client.
  • In the Desktop Client it's now possible to increase the font size in issue details and projects summary, using the Settings option. This solves a problem on some systems where the default font size is too small.
  • The Desktop Client now attempts to log in automatically when the session expires, for example when the computer wakes from hibernated state.
  • New French and Italian translations were added in both clients; Ukrainian translation was added in the Web Client.

WebIssues 1.1.1 released

Submitted by mimec on 2013-12-05

Version 1.1.1 is a bugfix only release which fixes a few problems with the Desktop Client, although it also affects the WebIssues Server. These problems include:

  • creating public alerts
  • displaying project descriptions
  • small font size in issue details and comment and description editor in some configurations
  • double header in issue details report

It is therefore recommended to update both the server and the clients from version 1.1 if you use the Desktop Client.

For more information about version 1.1 of WebIssues and a short video presentation of the new features, see the release 1.1 announcement.