Over the weekend, the latest version of my Kanban Board plugin for FogBugz became available for use in FogBugz OnDemand. The new version has a lot of bug fixes and cool new stuff. Over the last month, I’ve got a lot of positive feedback. From the feedback and feature requests, I’ve been able to get a better idea of how people are using my plugin. As a result, the new version should fit a lot more peoples needs an make working with cases that much easier.
There is now a option to create a new case in the column dropdown menu. It pops up a New Case dialog. Setting the properties will seem very familiar if you have used FogBugz search axes. In the above example I typed: title:”Rocks!” project:”Kanban” assignedto:”Stefan”. This will create a case in the Kanban project that is assigned to me and has the title “Rocks!”.
By far, I’ve had the most requests for either personal kanbans or single project kanbans. This was kind of tricky given that I wanted to keep the UI simple and understandable. I feel like the new solution to this problem will make a lot of users happy. If you click the Filter Options button the above dialog will show up.
As you use FogBugz, you end up with more and more closed cases. This is generally a very good thing, but most of the time you don’t want to see them in your kanban. In the past you could only remove them from the kanban, but this isn’t always desireable. Now you can click the “Hide Closed Cases” box and they disappear without loosing any data.
If you have multiple projects, then your kanban can start to feel cluttered with cases from other projects. You can now select a specific project and see only the cases in that project.
You can also filter by who the cases are assigned to. This is a handy way to see what cases you are working on.
The dialog is draggable so you move it out of the way of the kanban view and change the options and see the results instantly. Your options are saved so the board will look the same when you return.
Give it a try!
You can find the plugin at http://www.fogcreek.com/FogBugz/Plugins/plugin.aspx?ixPlugin=15. you can install it on your own FogBugz install or you can install it into your FogBugz OnDemand account. There is a handy feedback link inside the app, so you can complain to me about stuff or even tell me how useful you find it. Either way, I will be glad to hear from you!
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