Pivotal Tracker has just been updated with new features.
Labels Enhancements & Saved Searches
There’s a new panel on the project page that will help you organize and keep track of related stories in your project – Labels and Searches. Open it using the View menu, or with Shift-L. On this panel, you’ll see all labels in your project, as links, with numbers indicating the number of stories that have yet to be accepted. Click on a label to see stories with that label.
You can now save any search, by clicking on the disk icon at the top of search results. Saved searches appear below labels, on the Labels and Searches panel.
The new panel also allows you rename or delete labels, and delete saved searches. Hover over a label or saved search, and you should see rename and/or delete buttons.
Ability to apply and remove labels to selected stories
It’s now possible to apply labels to multiple stories, using the Actions menu at the top of the project page. Select stories using the small checkboxes to the right of story titles. The same action also allows you to remove labels.
Ability to export selected stories to CSV
You can export selected stories in the project, also by using the Actions menu. One possible use of this feature is to move or copy stories from one project to another. Select some stories, export them to CSV, and import that file into another project.
API: Get stories by iteration or iteration group
We’ve made it easier to retrieve stories by iteration through the API. You can get stories based on an arbitrary iteration range, done iterations, the current iteration, or iterations in the backlog.
See the API Help page for more details and examples.
- Nothing interesting happened on the internet yesterday. Sorry to get your hopes up.
“Using compass and sass to generate css, how do we get line numbers in the compiled css indicating the corresponding sass declaration?”
The suggested answer is using the non-silent variety of sass comments in an old skool pragma-mark type fashion.
“Is there a canonical setup for dealing with failover when you have two HA proxy load balancers and round-robin DNS across their two IP addresses?”
- Regarding compass, sass, and line numbers, Chris Eppstein dropped some knowledge in the comments section on the 4/7/09 entry:
Sass::Plugin.options[:line_comments] = true
That will grants you wondrous and magical comments in your css. Cheers, Chris!
“IE does not let you float an element in front of a select — how can I get around that?”
Use an iframe; jquery has an example in they’re modal dialog box
“How do I encrypt a user account on a Mac?”
The short answer is to use the FileVault. The drawback is that disc corruption will eat the entire home directory, instead of maybe just eating part of your home directory and leaving you some salvageable files. [Time Machine was also suggested as a possible solution for encrypting user data.]
Correction: TimeMachine, the back up util that comes with OS X, has trouble with the FileValut due to the encryption.
- Erik Hanson points out that Amazon has released a web service called Elastic MapReduce which aims to “easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data [in parallel]“. It supports development in Java, Ruby, Perl, Python, PHP, R, or C++. MapReduce is already being used to run a test suite by one of our clients.
- Related to MapReduce and Hadoop (the framework tused by Amazon’s MR) is Zvents’ HyperTable which enables the use of structured data with high performance. HyperTable will be presenting at GoGaRuCo.
- StackHub, a tool for making “the collection, analysis, reporting, and notification of your application logging events easy”, is looking for Beta users (Java only). Stack Hub is in the same category as services like HopToad, but promises to differentiate itself from the pack.
We’ve added some new features to Pivotal Tracker, including:
- Cloning of panels
- Pinned search results
- Auto saving of panel layout
- Keyboard shorcuts
- Option to stack current iteration and the backlog
…and more! For details, see the Recent Updates page.