It's hereWe've put so much time and effort into The Bug Genie 4.2, and we hope you'll love it as much as we do.
With an updated, modern interface, a renewed focus on projects, quality of life improvements and a range of new features – we hope you will be amazed.
Learn about the highlights of this next version, below, before you continue to the download section.
Improved project handlingWe've streamlined the frontpage with a focus on projects. Create new projects easier than before, and get right into where you need to be.
Modernized look and feelThe entire look and feel has seen a significant overhaul. Dialogs, pop-ups and pages now all have a unified look and makes The Bug Genie feel like a much more coherent package as a result.
Project templatesWith the new project templates, we tailor project dashboard, settings, permissions, workflows and a lot more to get you immediately going - whether it's a personal todo-list or a multi-site, multi-team setup.
Even better search toolsThe search tools can now take even more complex combination of queries, and date-based custom fields can now be used in the filter view.
Better onboardingMost views and pages have received a touch-up to show a more friendly default view. Tutorials, tips and pointers have also been added so new users feel much more welcomed.
Team (and client) dashboardsWe've upgraded the team and client dashboards so you can now also manage the team or client from there. It also includes improved overview tools to work better as a team hub.
Automated todo-parsingIssues and articles will now automatically parse any todo-items into a separate section.
This makes it much easier to use issues as simple todo-list, and makes the wiki much more useful for meeting minutes, sprint retrospectives and more!
Handbook / page improvementsWe've improved the way handbook pages are handled, and updated the wiki style to focus more on the content and less on the surroundings.
Framework improvementsThe framework used for The Bug Genie has seen a lot of performance improvements and changes to make the backend quicker and less complex. Full support for more advanced php features also makes the entire software faster.
Simplified permissionsPermission handling has been rewritten to be much more simplified and intuitive. Default roles are updated to reflect the new permissions model so you can more easily configure your roles to your liking.
PHP 7.0 supportThis version raises the minimum required php version to php 7.0 or higher.
Database backend improvementsThe database backend used in The Bug Genie continues to see many improvements in both performance and features. Feel free to contribute updates here.
- Significantly improved and simplified permission model with permission inheritance
- Support for parsing and automatically detecting todo-items from issues
- Brand new project-focused frontpage
- Introduced project templates to set up projects with default settings for different usecases
- Improved onboarding for new users
- Improved team and client dashboards
- Added support for Github login
- Added support for Google login
- Added support for integration with Slack
- Unified and updated theme and layout
- Support for PHP 7.2
- More reliable mail notifications, with better and more readable formatting
- Improvements to searching for related issues
- Changed from server-side rendered code highlighter to js-powered highlighter
- More details are shown in the issue log
- Missing wiki articles now highlighted when linked to
- Comments in issues can now be sorted in reverse order
As a community-driven project, we are always happy to receive bugfixes and improvements via Github pull requests. Please fork us and make The Bug Genie better!
Luckily, the list of fixes and changes contributed via Github is way too long to print out here. Please check out the commit log for a detailed list of changes that went into this release.
Users on our hosted platform are already updated to this version. No manual action is necessary for hosted users to upgrade to this release.
More details about upgrading to this release can be found in the FAQ.
Get it now!
The Bug Genie 4.2.0 can be downloaded from our download page.
If you want to upgrade your existing installation, please read through the UPGRADE file included in the release for information on how to upgrade your existing installation.
For more installation and upgrade instructions, please refer to the FAQ
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