WebIssues 1.0.1 released

Submitted by mimec on 2012-02-20

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

Submitted by mimec on 2011-12-19

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

Submitted by mimec on 2011-12-12

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.

WebIssues 1.0-beta4 released

Submitted by mimec on 2011-12-05

Version 1.0-beta4 of WebIssues was released today. It fixes one important bug and a contains a few more cosmetic changes and additions. It also contains a complete version of the user's manual in both English and Polish. At this point, version 1.0 is frozen and no new features will be added until the final release. Next week I will publish the release candidate version, and if no more important bugs are found, the final version will be released before Christmas.

WebIssues 1.0-beta3 released

Submitted by mimec on 2011-11-02

The WebIssues project is looking for translators! If you would like to use WebIssues in your native language, create a translation and share it with other users. It's easy, you can use the Qt Linguist tool and no programming skills are required. Currently only French, Polish and Portuguese translations are complete. I'm especially looking for volunteers willing to take over translations which were available in version 0.9.7 and are no longer maintained, including Czech, Dutch, German, Russian and Spanish. Of course additional languages are also welcome. See the WebIssues Wiki for more information or contact the author directly if you have any questions.

Now back to the main topic — the third and most likely final beta release of version 1.0 is available. The main new features are the ability to clone existing issues and views and to configure the page size in list of issues and issue history. There are too many other improvements and bug fixes to list here. The functionality of the system is almost complete and after well over two years of development, it is already quite stable, at least as much as the old 0.x version. Therefore, I recommend anyone who hasn't looked at it, to start testing it. It's the last moment to suggest minor improvements and report bugs before the final release. If you don't want to install the new version, you can also play with the online demo.