This weekend we released following enhancements and bug fixes.
1. Now you can filter stories in user story page by new “View By” Filter. It has 3 options-
a) All open User Story. This is default option. Shows all stories in New, Defined and In Progress status. Does not show stories in To Verify and Accepted status.
b) Non Accepted User Story. Shows all stories except Accepted stories.
c) All User Stories. Shows all stories.
2. Improved “Export” in User Story page. Added tag column to the export. Entities like “ ” are now filtered from the description field.
3. Improved help on “Is Active” field on New/Edit Team Member Page. In AgileWrap, to delete a team member you have to make him/her Inactive.
1. Set Up >> Team Member Page: Filtering for “Active” team members was not working. It has been fixed. Only admins see the Inactive (deleted) Team members in the list.
2. Backlog: Editing a row in some cases showed updated row data in wrong columns of grid. This has been fixed.
3. Attachments: If uploaded files had spaces in names, on downloading the file name after space was being ignored. This has been fixed.
4. On Track>>Defects page, sorting by priority is reset after a defects is edited using Edit Defect link on top right. This has been fixed.
View comments and attachments in Edit Screens
Now you can view all the previous comments and all the attachments for the story, defect and task directly in the edit screens for Story, Defect and Task. You can also open the attachments directly from edit screens.
Following defects were fixed in this release.
1. When there is one single task (not related to a story and iteration) but related to a Release only , the task does not show in the ‘Release Tasks’ grid in the Release>>Items>>Tasks tab. If there is more than one task, the first also don’t show. Only the others. This task shows in Track>>Tasks tab.
2. Sometimes, backlog page shows items with duplicate ranking.
3. Spent hours are not adding properly on Sprint backlog page.
1. Today we launched performance improvements for User Story and Backlog pages by reducing database calls.
2. Last week we made changes to our cloud infrastructure to improve overall AgileWrap performance.
We saw at least 50% improvement in page loading times. Our team is working on more performance improvement changes which will be rolled out over next few weeks.
1) How to get the projects that belongs to particular user ?
Answer: We have added parameter auth_login_email. It will give list of all projects that the user is authorized to.
curl -u “TeamLeader@example.com:Abc2011″ https://firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Whenever I request for tasks details, I can get details of tasks other than updated date and time of the tasks. How can I get the updated date and time of the tasks through API ?
Answer: We have added ‘change_date_time’ to the task details returned by the API.
1) When I try to update the task (see example below), I am getting “You can specify only one of parent_story_id,release_id, and iteration_id” response.
curl -u “TeamLeader@example.com:Abc2011″ -X PUT -d “name=Prepare logic to automate the process” https://product.agilewrap.com/api/v1.0/task/711/
Answer: This was a bug. It has been fixed.
2) Is it possible to get all tasks that belongs to particular user story ? In agile wrap document I can see its possible and the format we need to follow. But when I try to retrieve the tasks belongs to particular user story id, I am getting empty response. But I can get all the task belongs to iteration/release/project ID.
Answer: This was a bug. It has been fixed.
We now provide Subversion Integration for companies that have Subversion server running on Windows. Subversion integration for Subversion server installed on linux/unix has been available for long time. It is implemented as a Subversion Hook and Python script on Windows that calls rest api on AgileWrap server. If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com
How does it work?
In order to update an item in AgileWrap, the Commit command for Subversion should have message in the following format:
‘[ <status> #<item type><item id> #<item type> <item id>...] commit_message’
Where status = New status for the item (case insensitive, optional)
item type = s or S for Story, d or D for defect, t or T for Task (required)
item id = Id of a user story, task or defect in AgileWrap (required)
- svn commit -m ‘[#s38] this is a commit message to 38’
This command adds a comment to ‘story 38′ in AgileWrap.
- svn commit -m ‘[To Verify #s38 #d68] this is a commit message to 38’
This command changes the status of ‘story 38′ and ‘defect 68′ to ‘To Verify’ and add a comment for both the items. Note that you can update one or more items at the same time.
Following Bug Fixes and enhancements were released this week,
1) Est Points field is not available on the Defects forms or Views: Estimated points field is now available on Add Defect and Edit Defect screens.
2) Moving Defects from a Release to a Sprint lost all point estimates.
3) % Full is Iteration – Participant tab show more that 2 digits after decimal point.
4) To Do Hours not editable on the Defects form when Timesheet is enabled.
5) Splitting the story and changing release of new split story in Split Story Screen does not change the release of tasks in story
6) Cannot edit and add iteration once all Burndown days checkboxes are turned off: Now you need to have at least one burndown day. AgileWrap gives error if all Burndown days checkbox are turned off.
7) Split story’s tasks do not get scheduled in the split story’s iteration.
1) Now comments display the date a comment was entered in addition to the number of days.
After we moved AgileWrap on Amazon EC 2 on August 22nd, many users reported slow down in AgileWrap. Our team finally tracked down it to some rouge batch processes and a missing index and fixed those on August 28th. Since then we were pleased to report that AgileWrap has been performing very well except for the User Story Page which is slow for some users. Our team is working on improving the performance User Story page.
Only Admin users can now view inactive team members in Setup >> Team Member list. Team members with non admin roles will not see inactive users in Setup >> Team Member list.
Following bugs were fixed,
1) Burndown: In some instances, the estimated hours shown in the table under the burndown was showing till 25 decimal places. Fixed to show only 1 decimal place.
2) Sometimes Edit Team Member screen defaulted the cached password from browser in password field. This stopped user from saving the changes to the team member. This has been fixed.
3) Filtering on story number in User Story page did not show the correct story. Fixed.
4) For time sheet enabled projects, Users could not edit To Do hours from Edit Defect screen. Fixed.
5) Search index was corrupted due to a configuration issue during migration to Amazon Ec2. This was fixed.
This weekend we moved AgileWrap to Amazon EC2 and Multi AZ RDS database.
1. Now we have hot standby synchronous replica of AgileWrap Database using Amazon’s Multi AZ feature. In case main DB fails, AgileWrap DB will automatically fail over to the standby database. This is in addition to daily full backups which are kept onsite and offsite.
2. We have added more servers. We can now increase our server capacity very quickly as load and number of users increase.
We are working many more enhancements. Please stay tuned for more announcements on this blog.
Today we launched enhanced Burndown chart. Enhancements are:
- Burndown chart now starts a day before the sprint start date. This provides the reference start point for the starting estimated effort.
- Scope change line: A new line is now displayed on chart which shows scope change.
- Forecast completion date: To Do line now extends as dashed line to show expected completion date. Forecast line is calculated based on assumption that team will burn ideal burn hours every day in future.