Platform updates

With the platform upgrade process nearing completion, the folks in Engineering are starting to turn their sights back to site improvements, and here are just a few of the things that they’ve done in the last couple of weeks.

Bulk editing of tickets is a way to make a lot of changes very quickly. Unfortunately, if you edited 50 tickets, you’d get 50 email messages telling you what changed. Now, just one message will be sent with a summary of what has changed.

With the upgrade to the latest version of Solr, tool search results (for tickets, wiki pages, forums, blog posts, etc) now shows the date the item was last changed, and has an option to sort by date instead of relevancy. Additionally, search results will have keywords highlighted.

Code snapshots have been changed to zip files, to make them work better for windows users.

Repository names can now contain . and _ and + characters. We did this primarily for projects that are upgrading, but could be useful for anyone.

A while ago we added the ability to collapse multiple tools of the same type (ie, several repositories, or several trackers) into a single menu item which linked to a list of those tools. We’ve now added a drop-down menu of those items as well, to save you some time in navigating to a resource.

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One Response to “Platform updates”

  1. leehuabo May 10, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    I really don’t know where to commit an issue from souceforge, so i just write it here:   the issue i want to abuse is not just for one page, but i feel it is a very common issue about “Refine your search”;   mostly, I’m not sure which programming language i’ll use(i just want it work), I’m not sure which OS it will run on, and also, I’m not sure what kind category it belongs(maybe it belongs to internet, system, engeering, mobile,….at the same time).   there are a lot results, it’s good, but also hard for me to make a choice; i don’t want miss anything, and at the same time, i don’t want so much results, and also, i don’t want to read the details of the result one by one;   so it kinda like looking for a needle in a haystack, the “Refine your search” function is bad, because i can only choose one category at a time; I feel that the best way is that make all the condition/category to a check box, so i can choose all the possibility at a time, and combine all these condition, i can get a reduced result list, but fulfill my requirements, then i can compare these, and remove that i don’t want, and at last, i get my best choice;