FogBugz 7.3 Now Available
May 17th, 2010 by Dan Wilson
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FogBugz 7.3 has been released! We've completed updating all of our On Demand customers' sites and the FogBugz 7.3.0 installer is nowavailable to all Licensed FogBugz customers with an up-to-date support contract. If you're reading this and are not yet a customer, there's nobetter time to start a free trial of FogBugz, the premier issue tracking and project management tool for software teams.
We've been listening to our customers closely, and the list of major features in FogBugz 7.3 reads like a direct response to some of their most common requests:
1. New Plugin: Case Event Edit
Some of our customers are forced to follow a standards-compliant caseworkflow preventing them from making changes to data previously committed to a FogBugz case. But others don't operate under such constraints, and wonder why FogBugz won't let them go back and fix their typos or sightly incorrect bug descriptions.
Well, we're pleased to announce that those customers can now go to the FogBugz Plugin Gallery and get the Case Event Edit Plugin. Once installed, a subtle "edit" control will appear next to every case event containing user-entered text or an attachment. Clicking on the link will open up anediting form right inline:
…And a complete edit history for the case event is preserved and is viewable at any time:
2. Resizable Case View
For years, the layout of the FogBugz case view has had a static width that we've thought optimal for readability. Having heard from many users who disagree with our assessment, we've decided to change the width to, well, whatever the user wants it to be.
Using an intuitive set of drag handles, you can make the width of the case view arbitrarily wide, as well as fine-tune the relative width of the left and right columns.
3. Improved Agile/Scrum Support
FogBugz 7.3 users will be able to install the new and improved Project Backlog Plugin, which allows for AJAX-enabled editing of the backlog right from the FogBugz Case List.
4. IMAP Support
Organizations that don't want to open up their email servers to POP3 traffic will be happy to hear that FogBugz mailboxes can now grab incoming email messages using the IMAP protocol.
5. Bulk Reply and Improved Bulk Editing
FogBugz 7.3 allows you to handle large groups of cases like never before. To send a group of correspondents the same email message, a you can just highlight several cases and click "Reply." While authoring an email in the bulk reply interface, you'll be able to use the preview pane to make sure your reply is right for allrecipients, and even use special snippet tokens to include case-specific information in each email.
In addition, for all types of bulk editing, a new "Event History" pane below the editing controls lets you flip through the complete history of each case you're editing.
These are just the bigger features and fixes in FogBugz 7.3; to get the complete story check out the official 7.3.0 release notes.
We at Fog Creek Software know that FogBugz plays a critically important role in keeping thousands of software businesses running, and we remain committed to keeping our users happy and productive. We hope you enjoy using FogBugz 7.3, and look forward to hearing your feedback via the FogBugz Knowledge Exchange or by email.