Sunday, July 19, 2009

New release (1.0.1108)

A new release of Worklog Assistant is available. There are two major changes in this release. The first major change relates to when you are time tracking against an issue in JIRA and are interrupted, perhaps for a meeting or a short break. The second is to do with easier searching.

Previously, Worklog Assistant would happily track the time against the JIRA issue when you left your desk. That would still result in accurate timing when you are trying to look at the "average time to close", for example. However, some practices might require the user to book this time separately.

Enter "idle time detection."

Now, when you are away from your desk for a configurable amount of time (default is 10 minutes), Worklog Assistant stops tracking against the active JIRA issue and tracks how long you have been away. Upon your return, you are prompted to book the away time to a specific JIRA issue. You can see how this works in the sequence of screenshots found in the documentation.

The second major change is to do with the ability to create an ad-hoc filter by replacing the "other issues" field with a field that will search JIRA for issue keys as well as text searches. You can see this field in action in the screenshot below, along with the tooltip help:

In addition to these two feature changes, there have been numerous minor bug fixes along with a couple of serious ones for Mac. I hope you enjoy these changes and please let me know if you have any comments/issues about these or any other features.

Have a good week and happy time tracking!

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