|Submitted: Sep 19 2006|
Updated: Dec 19 2011
WebIssues is an open source, multi-platform system for issue tracking and team collaboration. It can be used to store, share and track issues with various attributes, comments and file attachments. It is easy to install and use but has many capabilities and is highly customizable.
The Desktop Client application can run natively on Windows, Linux and OS X. The Web Client can be used to access the system using a web browser. The server can be installed on any host with PHP 5.2 or newer and MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server.
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.
Version 0.9.7 of the WebIssues Client was released with a few bugs fixed and some minor usability improvements. Also new French and Dutch translations were added.
This release contains mostly minor improvements and bugfixes as development is now focused on the new 1.0 version which will be available next year. A WebIssues Client bundle for OS X is now available and compatibility with KDE4 was improved, making the system even more cross platform than ever.
This version of the WebIssues Client features the possibility of customizing the layout of the UI and improves usability of the application, especially on machines with high resolution screens. A new three-pane layout of the main window was introduced which makes it possible to work with folders and issues without opening additional windows. There are also many other functional improvements and bug fixes in this release. The Dashboard view has been completely rewritten and has a new look and feel. The default sort order can be changed for issues of each type. It is possible to select and copy text in the issue details view.
Release 0.9.4 of the WebIssues Client provides client-side support for e-mail notifications and user preferences introduced in version 0.8.4 of the WebIssues Server. It adds the possibility to mark watched issues as read or unread and extends program settings with switching the language and limiting size of comments. It also adds command line options for overriding default file locations. This release also features the Portable WebIssues Client which can be carried on a portable device and used on any Windows computer. The Windows executable is now linked statically and packed with UPX.
The main features introduced in this release are creating reports and exporting data. Reports containing multiple issues or details of a single issue can be printed directly from the application or exported as HTML and PDF documents. A list of issues can also be exported to a file in CVS format accepted by most spreadsheet and database applications.
Another new feature is support for SSL connections, which allows to connect to the WebIssues server using a secure, encrypted connection. In addition, a few possible crashes were fixed, major code clean up and refactoring was performed and German translation was added. Other translations and the user's manual was updated.
This is a stable release of the WebIssues Client. The main features added since version 0.9.1 are folder watches and dashboard view, marking new and modified issues, proxy support and modern UI style for Windows. A lot of visual and functional improvements have been made and many bugs have been fixed. The build system was changed to qmake and support for Visual C++ was added. In addition Spanish, Russian and Polish translations were created.