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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.

WebIssues 1.1 released

Submitted by mimec on 2013-11-12

Version 1.1 of WebIssues is available for download. It adds many new features to WebIssues, including issue and project descriptions, text formatting, email inbox and subscriptions, global lists of issues, public alerts, anonymous access and more. Since it's impossible to describe everything in a short port, I created a video presentation showing the most important new features. If you've never used WebIssues, you can also learn how it works and looks like from this presentation:

The new server and client packages can be downloaded from the Downloads page. You can easily update your server from version 1.0 by following the steps described in the WebIssues manual. Note that the Desktop Client version 1.0 will not work with server version 1.1 and vice versa. You can install version 1.1 of the Desktop Client side-by-side with version 1.0, but in most cases you can simply uninstall the old version and install the new one after the server is updated.

I would like to use this opportunity to once again thank all contributors, translators and sponsors. Without your support creating this program would be impossible. Also big thanks to the entire WebIssues community, especially to those who reported bugs and feature suggestions on the forum; you help making WebIssues better.

WebIssues 1.1-rc1 released

Submitted by mimec on 2013-10-29

The release candidate of WebIssues version 1.1 is available for download. It adds a few very interesting and long awaited features:

  • Global lists of issues, displayed under the “All Projects” item, display all issues of a particular type (for example all bugs or tasks) in a single view, regardless of their project and folder. You no longer have to switch between folders if you have lots of them.
  • Anonymous access, which, combined with public projects, allows unregistered users to access selected issues in read-only mode without registration. User self-registration now has a special mode in which administrator's approval is not required and new users have immediate access to public projects.
  • Public alerts, which make it easier for system and project administrators to set up alerts and notifications for all users or project members. The schedule of summary notifications can now be configured separately for each alert.

This release also fixes several bugs, both from the previous 1.1 versions and those found in the latest 1.0.5 release. Although it's still a development version, it can be considered relatively stable, so you can already start updating your environments. The final version will be released in about two weeks from now.

Important Note: WebIssues is currently looking for translators to take over and update the no longer supported translations: French, German, Dutch and Chinese. New translations are also welcome. We are now using the Transifex online platform so no special tools are necessary to become a translator. See the WebIssues project page on Transifex and the Translation page in the WebIssues Wiki for more information.