Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Atlassian plugin site

There is a new Atlassian plugin site in the works. This site kicks some serious ass. One of the things that the website supports very well is reviews and ratings. If you have the time and are able to give a review please see the Worklog Assistant plugin page.

You might even find a little surprise there :-)

By the way, I'm pretty sure it's ok for me to link you from here but if it isn't, you didn't hear it from me!

New release (1.0.1099)

A new release is available. The main change in this release is to make the "Choose Visible Columns" dialog box scrollable when there are too many custom fields. Previously, when there were too many custom fields, the dialog would scroll off the screen. This usually happened when you had many projects in JIRA with their own custom field requirements. It had quite hilarious results (where hilarious = not funny!) on some Linux machines. The Mac, on the other hand, was quite happy showing the largest algorithmically generated dialog box in the history of man:

And that was scaled to 20%! Anyway, the algorithm has been changed to make the dialog scrollable vertically as well as limit to 3 columns.

There were also some licensing related changes which were mostly to do with update notification when your license cannot be upgraded. If you experience any problems with licensing, please let me know ASAP so we can resolve it.

Happy time tracking and have a good week!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New release (1.0.1095)

A new release of Worklog Assistant is available. This release fixes a bug on Mac OSX where saving the JIRA password a second time would cause a crash. If you are using Worklog Assistant on OSX, I suggest you upgrade as soon as is convenient.

There are also minor UI-related changes: when the reminder balloon pops up, the elapsed time is now shown as the current elapsed time + any pending worklogs. Previously, the pending worklogs were not included. A context menu for the tray icon has also been added.

Thanks and have a good week!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New release (1.0.1083)

A boring release today: a bug fix and some modifications for Enterprise deployment. If you are unfamiliar with the Worklog Assistant Configurator, it is a tool for Enterprise licensees to help them configure end-user desktops so that the end user only has to enter their username and passwords to start time tracking with JIRA.

I've been concentrating on performance improvements for Worklog Assistant, specifically when it comes to filters with hundreds of issues. Hopefully this will be done in the next week. As always, if you do have some suggestions, please let me know!

Finally, an interesting link I just came across from the JIRA mailing lists: Tempo. This might be of interest to people who are not happy with the time reports of JIRA when it comes to integrated billing.

Have a good week and happy time tracking!

Friday, May 8, 2009

If you are interested in some technical behind the scenes stuff

Some tinkering went on today (link to my personal blog)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New release (1.0.1080)

A new release is available. In this release, there are a couple of fixes for some minor but niggly bugs. There is also now the ability to set the start time for the current task by using the "Issues" menu or right-clicking the current task. This feature was requested by a user but of course it is not the only such feature.

Despite the short lifespan of Worklog Assistant, there are quite a few user-suggested modifications to Worklog Assistant. This past week, I've come to greatly rely on one specific feature: the time tracking reminder balloon. This was a feature added last week. I've come to rely on these other features as well:
  • Tracking notes
  • Hyperlinked access to a specific issue
There are still more such features to come, I can't wait to see what I come to rely on next! Anyone else want to say what features they rely on?

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