RSS, Repositories, and More!

Well, we've had a busy week.

Here is a quick rundown of the features we've hammered out over the last week.

Ticket System Enhancements

  • Components - You can now subdivide your project into components to organize your tickets.
  • Milestones - You can keep track of what version of your project things get fixed in.

RSS Feeds

On a per project basis there are now multiple rss feeds.

  • Latest Images
  • Latest Files
  • Latest Tickets
  • Latest Pages
  • Latest Comments

There is also a general comments RSS feed at comments.rss

Open Repositories

These are special repos that should be accessible (both read and write) to any member who has activated their repository account.

SVN Access

Ok, so we know that doing "svn+ssh://" really, really blows! Especially on windows. So we've added a new, additional, way of accessing the SVN repos. You can now use svn:// directly with username/password auth.

Note! doing svn:// is not as secure as svn+ssh. However, it is much easier to use with tools like TortoiseSVN supporting it with no additional setup.

Your password will never be submitted over the wire in plain text so it's secure in transit, however, your SVN password WILL be stored in PLAIN TEXT on the server.

Because of the potential security risk we've created a separate SVN password. Your site login password will never be used for SVN authentication. We strongly suggest that you use a svn password that is meaningless and is not used to secure anything valuable.

We attempted to find a way around doing it this way, but we were not able to. Please notify us if you know of one. Do note though mod_dav_svn in its current form isn't really suitable to manage our layout. We'd need something along the lines of a great-grandparent path attribute in order to make its deployment feasible. (volunteers?)

You can set this password via this link. The link is located on your profile page under the Profile Actions dropdown.

More Packager Options

In addition to the open repository option we've added another option. You can now specify how the automatic packager behaves towards your project. You can tell it to only package releases, or not at all, to package beta and releases, or everything.

Poll

As many of you've noticed, we've added a quick poll system to the front page. This is more of a 'for fun' feature than anything else, however there may be times where we want to ask user opinions about what you'd like to see.

I think that's just about everything. However, if you think we're not doing something quite right or you'd like to see something we don't have yet, please let us know!

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  • 3 comments
  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Jul 24, 2008 at 06:00 UTC - 0 likes

    /agree with Sylvanaar. I would like documentation/instructions regarding the packager, so I can actually use it!

  • Avatar of sylvanaar sylvanaar Jul 11, 2008 at 06:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Please add/link to some more documentation on the packager, and how to use it.

  • Avatar of Zyuu Zyuu Jun 17, 2008 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice work! IMO people, comment on news more!

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Jun 17, 2008
Last updated
Aug 28, 2008

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