We are pleased to announce a few improvements and refinements to Planio across the board, we hope many of you will find something useful in this update!
First of all you can now allow certain users to log time for other users. This is possible when logging time, when editing logged time and even when importing time logs via a CSV import. The ability to log time for other users is subject to a new permission, please make sure to activate this permission for users requiring it.
Furthermore you can now remove the grouping by container in the Files section, sort files by size, creation date and other attributes and filter files by their names. The visibility of files and attachments is as always limited by the permissions of the current user.
Last but not least, users who prefer the reverse chronological order for issue comments, i.e. the newest comments are at the top of the issue history, will find the usage of this mode much improved. Everything needed to edit the current issue and add a new comment is now located near the newest comment, i.e. the menu and edit form will now be located between the issue description and issue history when using the reverse chronological order for issue comments.
We hope these improvements will make using Planio more productive for everyone and would love to hear your feedback. If you have any questions regarding those new features or anything Planio related please get in touch.
While we're currently more focused on infrastructure and backend work we are still trying to make Planio better and easier for your everyday use.
Many of you already know the issue context menu from the issue query lists and the subtasks and related issues lists (if don't know the issue context menu, go right-click on a row in the issue list to try it out!). We have now extended its availability to the Gantt charts (in the left-hand issue list but also on the issue progress bars of the Gantt chart) and the calendar pages. You can now make small changes to issues in the Gantt chart or calendar pages without leaving those pages, which will enable quicker iteration of your project plans.
We're sure all users of the Planio Gantt charts and Planio calendar will find their experience improved by those changes and would love to hear your feedback. If you have any questions regarding those new features or anything Planio related please get in touch.
External Git repositories could be integrated with Planio by means of mirrored repositories and web hooks for a long time already. A recent update now streamlines the process and makes connecting repositories on GitHub and Bitbucket with Planio a matter of just a few clicks.
Here's how it works:
In the project settings' Repositories tab, above your existing repositories, you find two links for connecting Github and Bitbucket repositories. Clicking on either of these links will load a list of potential repositories to connect from the provider.
For each repository there is a Connect to Planio button which will set up the mirrored repository in your Planio project. Any web hooks and deploy keys necessary to keey the repositories in sync will be set up automatically for you.
Please note that the first time you attempt to connect with either Bitbucket or GitHub, you will be prompted to sign in with the provider and / or give Planio permission to access your repositories.
Today, HostedRedmine.com, the first and oldest free Redmine Hosting provider joins Planio.
The good news for all HostedRedmine.com users: All Redmine projects will transition seamlessly to Planio and all existing users get access to Planio features for free.
HostedRedmine.com has moved to the Planio platform. The URL as well as all logins and passwords remained the same. All users will be able to login and use Redmine just as before. They have simply been switched to the new user interface and all projects will get access to the new features. Check out the Apps tab!
If you have been using Subversion at HostedRedmine.com¶
Planio comes with free hosted Git and Subversion repositories. You won't need a third party Subversion hosting provider anymore. However, Planio cannot connect to externally hosted SVN repos.
But you can migrate your external SVN repos to Planio! To make this seamless for you, we have built a free SVN importer. The importer lets you migrate your externally hosted Subversion to Planio in one click and keep using it just as before.
The importer is available in the Repository section in your projects.
As you might know, Planio comes with a powerful REST API
which covers almost all aspects of Planio. If you were working with the API
before, you know that in order to use it, you had to generate an API key and
use that to make authorized API calls.
This approach, while relatively easy to work with, has a few drawbacks:
Each API key is tied to a single user account, meaning that your application
will always act as this user when interacting with Planio.
There is no way to restrict what an application can do - an API key always
grants it's user the same set of permissions that the user it belongs to has.
OAuth 2 introduces a mechanism to restrict applications to a certain
scope. Further, users need to explicitly grant access to an application
before it may act on their behalf. When doing so, they will be informed about
the scope, that is, what data the application is going to have access to. In
the same way, a user may later decide to revert this decision and revoke access
for an application at any time.
Starting today, Planio now supports OAuth 2. Check out our Guide and the API Documentation to learn more about using Planio's API with OAuth 2.