May 29, 2012

Bugify version 1.2.474

This is a minor maintenance release.

Below are some of the changes in this release:

  • Fixed issue with PHP versions older than 5.3
  • Fixed issue with history items saying “unknown” for archived projects/milestones
  • Fixed viewing issues from archived projects
  • Updated the account management interface (hosted only) to allow upgrading/downgrading


May 17, 2012

Bugify version 1.2.468

This is a maintenance release with a few fixes and minor updates.


  • Updated some API errors to use HTTP status codes
  • Fixed bug with milestone days remaining calculation
  • Fixed issues with adding the first user
  • Switched from Zend_Date to native PHP methods – much faster
  • After issue has been updated, queue job is added to optimise search index
  • Fixed issue with “w” keyboard shortcut not working
  • Under-the-hood changes to config code – moved to Bugify_Config (will be exposing more config settings in ui)
  • Showing issue resolved date when available
  • Updated Markdown library including various fixes to Markdown processing
  • Added HTMLPurifier library
  • Added iOS app icon (for adding to home screen on iOS devices)
  • Added Fluidapp icon (located in ./public/icon-512.png)
  • Fixed issue with quotes in install script
May 15, 2012

What’s happening

It’s been about a month since the last update to Bugify.  I’d like to have an update out every 2 to 3 weeks while the app is still reasonably young, but that didn’t happen this month sorry.  The biggest thing I’ve been working on lately is the new permissions system – which is not a simple addition.  The last thing I wanted was a bulky permissions system that slows the app down, so it’s a lot of work trying to get it right.  There have been a number of smaller fixes and updates to Bugify though, so I’ll aim to get a maintenance update out this week.

We’re always interested in hearing from potential beta testers.  Before we make an update available to everyone, it goes through in-house testing, then a beta release process.  By the time it goes to beta, it’s usually ready to ship, but sometimes our fantastic beta testers find issues that need fixing.  If you’re willing to install the beta versions of Bugify – before they’re made available to everyone – and most importantly, provide meaningful feedback on them, then please apply to be a tester by getting in touch.  If we end up using you, you’ll get a free download licence of Bugify for your troubles.

I also wanted to say thanks heaps to James, one of our fantastic customers, for his blog post about Bugify.  I love to hear from Bugify customers so please let us know if you have anything to say.

May 7, 2012

How to properly log an issue

Logging issues (or defects) on your project are inevitable. Here is a quick guide to help you log your issue in a manner that helps the recipient of the issue to work most efficiently and reduces any back and forth that might waste your time. – via