Release v0.19 - Agile Blog - Riter

Release v0.19

Hi, guys! While you were resting and celebrating Christmas and New Year holidays, our team was working hard on the next release of our project management and team collaboration tool. Meet Riter v0.19 — the first of many releases in 2019. Company managers have got new project settings, developers — updated API functionality. The overall interface of story pages has been improved to facilitate visibility of updates in the tasks. Documentation has been expanded with a new FAQ section with “How-to” videos.

New project settings: lock working hours

By default, users can record working hours — time intervals spent on projects — for any date in the past. Since now, users with the access to the “Admin panel” (both a company administrator and project managers) have got an ability to limit adding and updating working intervals which were created before a certain date. This date can be specified for each project separately on the project “Settings” page in the “Admin panel”. Scroll down to the “Lock working hours” section and set a necessary date. You can update this value regularly to be sure that nothing is corrected or tampered in the working hours after your final review and approval. Just let your team know that they should record working intervals on time, whenever possible — as soon as the corresponding interval has ended.

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New GraphQL features and updated documentation

We’ve reviewed and made some small changes in the documentation of Riter API just to be sure that it is up-to-date and you can safely rely on it during your work. In particular, we’ve updated the description of the topic query: you can find a topic not only by its name but also by aliases (if it has any). We’ve also described the slug field of the topic object.

Some other changes in the API documentation were related to the new API functionality. For example, we’ve implemented access to projects inside the same project group via GraphQL. Look through objects description (in particular, project object, story object, topic object)to see all the changes and new opportunities.

Story page improvements

A story page was updated to improve your user experience of task management with Riter. We’ve updated not only the story layout in general, but also implemented some markdown improvements to simplify work with story updates displayed by the story history bot. Messages about all events in the task are expanded with visual effects (different colors of story states, users’ avatars when you (and the bot) mention somebody in the comments, different event icons, “green-red” text selection when changing the story title similar to git, etc.) for a better perception of all changes.

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A new “FAQ” section in the documentation

At the request of our users, we’ve added a new FAQ section into Riter documentation with video “How-to” tutorials. At the moment, it covers almost all basic Riter functionality, but it will be expanded with additional videos and answers to new frequently asked questions as soon as they appear. Feel free to write to us about any difficulty you meet using Riter.

Coming soon features

At the moment, we’ve almost completed a new large-scale update to Riter features. It will be a dashboard where all team members will be able to track all updates in the project. The dashboard content will be similar to the history of changes displaying on each story page, but it will include changes in all tasks throughout the project. Users will be also able to get notifications from the dashboard. We’re sure that the dashboard will become available in the nearest Riter release.

Report on bugfixes

The list of bug fixes includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fix story layout in the Safari browser
  • Fix of adding todo-lists in the story description and comments
  • Fix editing of the story description
  • Fix drop-down profile menu when a new user joins Riter

See a bug or something that’s not easy to understand in Riter behavior? Tell us about it and get coins in your karma bank.

Riter development team