We pushed a small update to the RC, which enables the project template functionality when creating new projects: https://github.com/thebuggenie/thebuggenie/releases/tag/v4.2-rc2
There are no other changes since RC1.
Please test this release and report back with any issues you find.
We’re happy to announce the first release candidate for version 4.2 – after over a year in development. This release has seen tons of improvements and changes, and substantial testing has already been done.
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The first public beta for The Bug Genie 4 is almost ready to roll. There is a few more items to polish and a little more bugfixing to do – but we’re getting there, one small step at a time.
The last remaining major feature in version 4 is the rewritten planning mode. The planning mode will support agile teams using Scrum or Kanban, as well as a generic mode. This includes planning, reviews and a whiteboard mode, which is quite a lot more than the fairly decent plan mode we have available in version 3.2.
So, without any further delays, let me introduce the brand new plan mode for version 4.0, and a sneak preview of the still unfinished whiteboard.
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This post may be fairly technical, but considering the main target of a bug tracking and project management software suite, I think you will all do just fine.
The Bug Genie is an “old” project – when it comes to code, some of the concepts used and when it comes to people. By people I mean old people, like your eccentric grandmother who only brushes her teeth on Wednesdays and smells like rosemary. In a good way of course, The Bug Genie is like that. The codebase for the current release version of The Bug Genie was started at a time before there were established PHP coding standards and best practices. Before Github, Composer and many other frameworks were even available, before PHP 5.3 was released there was The Bug Genie.
What am I getting at? Read on for more details.
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“New and improved” is one of my favourite slogans. How can something be improved if it is new? Sure, I understand what they mean, but you simply can’t have both. The dashboards in 3.3, however, are both new and improved. Promise.
Dashboards are the widget-based overview pages you can set up for your own homepage and project landing pages in The Bug Genie. They contain various tidbits of information, such as “recent activity”, download links, live statistics and more.
Wanna see how they’re new and improved? Hit the break for more information.
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Aaaaaand we’re back. We hope you’ve liked the changes announced for the wiki and issue view already, but today we’re showing off another awesome feature in 3.3 that will likely change your issue tracking workflow for the better: @mention support!
If you’ve used twitter, facebook or any other social application in the past few years, you’ve no doubt seen support for mentioning users by typing an “@”, followed by the username. Read on to see how the @mention support will make interacting with other users in The Bug Genie easier!
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Most of you have used the wiki in some form or another. Whether you use it or not, a wiki can be an invaluable tool when it comes to organising project documentation, articles, files and a lot more. Having good wiki tools available is really important, and 3.3 will finally bring the suite of wiki tools up to par with the rest of the system.
So, let’s have a look at how wiki editing is improved in the 3.3 version, compared to 3.2, shall we?
(for an in-depth look at the new syntax and functionality, see the previous article about wiki improvements)
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