WebIssues Client 0.9.3-beta1 released

Submitted by mimec on 2008-08-15

The first beta release of version 0.9.3 of the WebIssues Client is available. It adds support for secure connections using the HTTPS protocol (it requires OpenSSL support enabled in the Qt libraries). It also has a simple reporting module allowing to print and export reports in CSV, HTML and PDF formats, containing a tale or list of issues in a folder or details of a single issue. Note that this is an early preview of these features; they are not guaranteed to be fully functional; they also have no documentation yet. Feedback is most welcome as usual.

In addition, I refactored various parts of the code during the past few months so that they could be reused in other applications. The articles describing these reusable components are available on my website. I also relicensed the components to a BSD-style license so that they can be freely used in both open source and commercial projects.

It's recommended to use Qt framework 4.4 with this version of WebIssues. It will work with earlier versions, but print preview won't be available and the printed reports may not look very well because of limitations of the HTML rendering engine. If you use an older version of Qt, you can save the report to an HTML file and print it using Firefox or another browser. I will try to improve compatibility with Qt 4.3 in the future releases.