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ignacio

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OpenGoo 1.1 beta released!
« on: December 08, 2008, 06:12:09 pm »
OpenGoo 1.1 beta is the first step towards OpenGoo 1.1 final. Since it is a beta version it has not been tested thoroughly enough for use in productions environment, so we recommend to stay with OpenGoo 1.0 in production environments and use OpenGoo 1.1 beta for testing or evaluation purposes. We would greatly appreciate if everyone in the OpenGoo community could take some time to download this version, test it (use it as you normally use OpenGoo) and report any bugs you find to http://bugs.opengoo.org. As always, all of the community would benefit from this effort.

This beta version is also an opportunity for translators to update their 1.0 translations to 1.1. In order to make the translators' job easier, OpenGoo 1.1 beta includes a tool to help translate OpenGoo to other languages. It is accessible through '<opengoo's root url>/public/tools/translate.php'. It is disabled by default but can be enabled by adding 'translate.php' to the comma separated list in '<opengoo>/public/tools/access.php'. Using this tool can save you the hassle of dealing with encodings and file formats. With this tool you can see which translations your files are missing and edit them as needed. Once you have finished translating to your locale you can find your translation files in the '<opengoo>/language' folder. Send us the translation files and we will release them with version 1.1 final.

Enough preamble, this is what is new in OpenGoo 1.1:

   
  • Trash can:
          - Deleted Content Objects (CO) are now moved to the trash can, so that you don't lose them permanently. The trash can can be configured to automatically delete files older than X days. You can access the trash can by clicking the Trash pseudo-workspace on the Workspace Panel. Here you can browse all deleted objects and restore or permanently delete objects.
       
  • Time tracking:
          - There now is a time tracking tab to track time independently of tasks. This allows you or your company to keep track of activities you have done that are not directly related to a task, with a quick and simple user interface.
       
  • Unique ids:
          - You can now identify COs by an autogenerated unique id that is shown on the CO's properties. By searching for this ID you can directly access the CO you are looking for. This is especially useful, for example, if you need to link an object in OpenGoo with a real world object, like a document. By keeping a reference to this ID on the real world document you can quickly access the related CO.
       
  • Importing contacts:
          - OpenGoo 1.1 beta allows you to import contacts from a CSV file. You can access this feature through the Contacts tab, New menu, Import. CSV files can be created from many Contact managers, so this allows you to quickly migrate your contacts from another application into OpenGoo.
       
  • Tasks improvements:
          - Now you have a quick edit view for tasks, that lets you easily edit tasks without leaving the main tasks interface.
          - Tasks you are working on can now be paused. This allows you to pause an activity and resume it later without the need to create separate time slots.
          - There are new printer-friendly views for printing a task, as well as a task listing in the tasks interface.
       
  • Tools for administration:
          - A web interface for translating OpenGoo.
          - A script to check for missing translations.
          - A script for checking email from outside of OpenGoo.
          - A tool to compress javascript and CSS to improve initial loading times.
       
  • Webservices for developers:
          - Data in OpenGoo can now be accessed through webservices, which allows developers to develop plugins for OpenGoo. For example, an OpenOffice plugin could be developed that loads a document from OpenGoo and when the user saves it it is uploaded back to OpenGoo.
       
  • System changes:
          - A PDO/MySQL backend to access the database was implemented.
          - Now you can install OpenGoo on MySQL servers that only support the MyISAM engine, although we highly recommend using InnoDB when available.
          - The installation now tries to automatically create the database if it doesn't exist and the database user has permissions.
          - Fixed a Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability in OpenGoo.
       
  • Usability improvements:
          - Several small usability improvements from version 1.0. Check the readme.txt file in the download for a complete list.
       
  • Bugfixes:
          - Lots of bugs where fixed from version 1.0. Check the readme.txt file in the download for a complete list.
       

What we will be working on for next release:
   
  • Email
          - Email will leave the Beta status on version 1.2. We will focus on fixing bugs, implementing more mail protocols and improving mail usability.
       
  • Importing/Exporting
          - We will work on many new ways of importing data to OpenGoo and exporting data out of it.
       

So please, download OpenGoo 1.1 beta and start testing. Please submit bugs to http://bugs.opengoo.org. Thanks.

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Re: OpenGoo 1.1 beta released!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 10:16:47 pm »
Looking good, installed without a hitch, with a bunch of new features to play with and test. Looks like we will get our shiny new 1.1 opengoo Christmas present!  ;D

I did not overwrite /public/files in the install and am wondering if the readme should make mention of that?
« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 10:21:28 pm by noorbeast »

ignacio

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Re: OpenGoo 1.1 beta released!
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 09:33:58 am »
From version 1.1 onwards, all folders that can contain information specific to your installation (like config, upload and public/files) come empty, and so overwriting your previous installation shouldn't overwrite anything important.

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Re: OpenGoo 1.1 beta released!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 10:32:24 am »
Great to know, I am sure nobody likes to loose important stuff and now we do not have to worry about it.

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Re: OpenGoo 1.1 beta released!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 03:43:54 pm »
great to hear!
nice improvemets you have done  :)
hoping for the mail interface to get a gmail alternative  :P

greets,
soomon


edit: just did the upgrade.
during the ftp upload i got 3 errors:
550 ext-all.js: Permission denied : /htdocs/opengoo/public/assets/javascript/extjs/ext-all.js
550 fckeditorcode_gecko.js: Permission denied : /htdocs/opengoo/public/assets/javascript/fckeditor/editor/js/fckeditorcode_gecko.js
550 fckeditorcode_ie.js: Permission denied : /htdocs/opengoo/public/assets/javascript/fckeditor/editor/js/fckeditorcode_ie.js

everyting else uploaded fine ... ?
the update went smoothly though.
can't see any problems till now =)
« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 04:50:56 pm by soomon »