Today we are proud to announce the release of Deskzilla 1.1, a desktop client for Bugzilla™ bug tracking system. Deskzilla delivers features for greater productivity and improved working environment for Bugzilla users.
Everybody is welcome to download and try Deskzilla 1.1. As usual, 30-days fully-functional evaluation license is free. If you have evaluated previous version of Deskzilla and the license has expired, please request another license.
Many thanks to everybody who contributed feedback on Deskzilla 1.0. New feature set we announce today has been pretty much influenced by people suggesting, asking, complaining, or just saying hello.
We will be glad to hear all kind of responses from anyone - feature suggestions, bug reports, questions are all welcome. Please tell us what you think of the new version!
Configurable Workflow Actions (#39)
A workflow action can be executed on a bug via pop-up menu (right click in a bug table) or via the toolbar. Preset workflow actions correspond to the standard actions that are used by Bugzilla - Resolve, Confirm, Reassign, etc. The user is able to customize workflow actions by editing file etc/workflow.xml (requires Deskzilla restart).
It's still possible to make arbitrary changes to bug's workflow fields.
Live Distribution (#75)
New live distribution nodes are introduced. A live distribution node will maintain a list of sub-queries that reflects all possible values for a given field.
For example, if a new version is added to Bugzilla, a corresponding distribution sub-query will appear in the Navigation Tree during next synchronization.
NB: Distributions created with earlier Deskzilla versions are just standalone sub-queries. They should be re-created to be live.
The user is now able to specify carbon copy addresses when creating a new bug record.
It's now possible to set up user name and password for proxy authentication. If credentials are not set up preemptively and a proxy asks for authentication, Deskzilla displays an authentication request dialog, just as a browser does.
Additionally, a Bugzilla connection may be configured as "local" to bypass the application-wide proxy configuration.
In addition to the default Run Query action, Deskzilla now has "Show Cached Query Result" action that shows only contents of the local database and "Reload Query From Server" action that issues a request to remote Bugzilla server even if the query is synchronized.
This action (File - Upload Local Changes) will be useful if you have a lot of draft changes in the local database and all of them need to be uploaded to Bugzilla.
Important fixes (since Deskzilla 1.0.2)