The last few years have been like a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. We know how important it is to have something to rely on. Especially in times when things go haywire. We want our customers to be able to rely on us. And in 2022, we have continued to focus on improving existing features, as well as implementing new features that many of our customers find important. They will help to get the best out of Redmine in 2023, as well.
Top features of AlphaNodes Redmine plugins, working for you
Here’s a look at the features that help your project management tool Redmine the most to get you what you need.
Creation of new issues, new projects, new time entries automatically
When using our Automation plugin you will be able to auto-create new entities like new issues, new projects and new time entries within your Redmine. We rolled out this new automation action this year. It’s easy to create new entities like for example issues using YAML syntax to define what you want for those issues. You can even define custom fields selections using this syntax.
If you are not familiar with the automation plugin take a look a the Introduction slide. Or visit the product page.
Introduction of Grouped Tags and Scoped Tags
Another feature that has been added in 2022 to all our plugins, working with TAGs ist the usage of Grouped Tags and Scoped Tags. Those who have already worked with the paid GitLab Silver or Premium Subscription may already know parts of the function.
We ourselves find it very useful and implemented it into our Redmine plugins. Next to the basic tagging of issues and wiki pages you can also tag entities with it like:
- DB entries,
- password entries,
- helpdesk tickets,
- canned responses etc.
Depending on which of our plugins you are using in a current version, you can use the function accordingly after activating it in the plugin settings. Our article on working with tags helps you to find out more.
New Matrix graph for Redmine dashboard pages
This year in summer we released a new diagram type, which is based on the GitHub Contribution Graph. It is a kind of matrix graph that helps advanced users to analyse newly created entities like: issues, spent time entries, users, DB entries, password entries, invoices, contacts, changesets etc. based on our plugins you have installed on your system, that are supported.
The colors of the graph depend on the color theme you have chosen in the plugin settings.
Learn more about the Matrix graph in our blog post.
Provision of agile tools like taskboard and burndown chart
In many projects, there is agile work in addition to classic project management. Here, tools are used that are supposed to make it easier for the team to work flexibly. These include the task board and burndown chart. However, both instruments are also suitable for classic project teams. Therefore, these functions are new from plugin version 3.0.8 onwards.
Example: Project Dashboard Block with a Burndown Chart to the Current Version
Get to know the Task board feature of the Reporting plugin. As well as the Burndwon chart addable for versions and project dashboards.
Our plugins are usable for everyone working with an up-to-date version of Redmine 5x (Redmine v4x support has been dropped for a while). Those who value always working with a secure and up-to-date Redmine system will be more than satisfied with the numerous useful features of our tools. 2023 should be the year for you to update your Redmine system again. Only this way you will benefit from an up-to-date and secure system and many new functions, that come as standard with the new Redmine 5.x version.
All information about our extensions for Redmine can be found on the product page. You can also view the feature list to explore other functions of your plugins.
Learn what’s coming next soon.