Here comes iceScrum 7.0.0-beta.7.
This version brings the “Team availability” feature back, making a new step towards a final release. It works as before, including the recent addition of the useful Sprint Burndown Chart that compares the remaining time to the remaining availability.
Apart from that, this new beta also fixes a few bugs and improves the overall performance of the application.
We are now implementening the last “must-have” features so are now very close to the functional scope we want for a first public release!
Thanks for all the great feedback we receive. We are very glad to know that this version will be enjoyed both by our longstanding users and the newcomers.
Here is a new iceScrum 7: 7.0.0-beta.6.
A promised, after Git/SVN integration we worked on another big iceScrum Pro feature: integration with bug trackers, namely Bugzilla, Jira, Mantis, Redmine and Trac.
These integrations work quite like before (here is the old documentation for reference: https://www.icescrum.com/documentation/bug-trackers/).
A nifty addition is that you can now apply a story template (including features, tags, tasks and acceptance tests…) to stories imported from your bug tracker. For the record, story template allow prefilling stories with data taken from an existing story which serves as a model.
Open your project settings http://beta.icescrum.com/ and configure your integration!
This version comes with other improvements:
We took some time since the last release, partly because we also released a maintenance version of iceScrum R6 (R6#14.11) and we moved our main office to an awesome new location, you may hear more about it soon!
A new iceScrum 7 beta is here: 7.0.0-beta.5.
As planned, this version comes with Source Code Management and Continuous Integration (Git, SVN, Jenkins…).
That means that you can know link your commits to iceScrum Tasks and Stories and get the latest build status on your project Dashboard!
We did not choose this feature by accident, in the “Eating your own dog food” mindset we can now link our commits to our public project.
Try this version on http://beta.icescrum.com/.
We plan to continue releasing big features to get closer to the general availability, stay tuned!
The fourth version of iceScrum 7 beta is now online: 7.0.0-beta.4.
Open http://beta.icescrum.com/ to try this version!
As promised, we try to push the pace of releases. After making the beta more robust, it’s time to bring big features to get closer to the general availability. Our next sprint is dedicated to porting and improving the SCM integration (Git, SVN, Jenkins…) feature! Stay tuned!
Here comes a third version of iceScrum 7 beta: 7.0.0-beta.3. Unlike previous versions, this one doesn’t bring much visible changes. However, we worked a lot under the hood to provide more consistency and stability. Here are the main improvements and bug fixes:
Open http://beta.icescrum.com/ to try this version!
We took some time to release this version because of holidays. We should now publish news and improvements at a faster pace, stay tuned!
A week ago, we were glad to publish the first Beta of the version that embodies the future of iceScrum!
If you did not hear about it yet, you can read the blog post named “A bright future for iceScrum”.
First, we would like to thank our early users for their encouraging and insightful feedback! We are glad to see that you like this new version and we will do our best to make it even better thanks to your comments.
A sample project is automatically created for you and you can play with as you want. This version is free and unlimited and it will not affect your existing subscriptions in any way. Thus, you can also freely create new projects. Just keep in mind that we may not be able to keep your data as this is still an early stage of the Beta.
We will try to keep a good pace by releasing new versions often and keeping you updated through blog posts such as this one.
This new version is the occasion to adopt a clear and broadly use version number pattern, inspired by Semantic Versionning. It should help keep up with version updates.
Speaking of updates, we have just deployed the first update of the Beta version: 7.0.0-beta.2. Here are the main improvements and bug fixes:
Go to http://beta.icescrum.com/ to try this version!
The beginning of the Beta stage was dedicated to ensure that everything works smoothly.
The first results are really encouraging and so we are preparing the Roadmap to inform you about the steps that will lead to the general availability!
You are currently looking at the future of iceScrum! Well… at least a part of it. Indeed, the visual identity of our website will soon be shared by our tool, and it is just one of the many improvements we are preparing for you…
With years of experience and enlightening feedback from our users and customers, our vision of iceScrum kept evolving until a point where the current version, iceScrum R6, had shown its limits. Indeed, it hindered our ability to offer you the great tool we think you deserve: the best of iceScrum but easier to use, multi-support, more consistent, more customizable and more intelligent.
That’s why, more than two years ago, the seed of a brand new version has been planted under the name “iceScrum R7”.
Our idea consists in two simple parts:
To materialize this idea, we chose to:
As eager we were to fulfill this promise, we did not let down our faithful users and customers and kept improving iceScrum R6. In parallel, we started iterating on the R7, both on the user interface in collaboration with UI/UX experts and early testers that provided an insightful feedback, and on the technical foundations.
In a lean startup fashion (if you don’t know lean startup yet, we highly recommend that you have a look at it!), we have pivoted a few times until we found an effective and simple way to provide the rich interactions required by agile project management. Sprint after sprint, we delivered user stories and today we are happy to say that iceScrum R7 is very close to beta!