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The Weekly Forge: 10/07/2016

The biggest development this past week is work on GForge AS v6.4.3 has started and we anticipate having it available for current customers by the end of this year.  Obviously we’ll continue work on GForgeNEXT which is accurately reflected in the highlight from last week below: Git Server Side Merges – Right now server side …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-10-10

GForgeNEXT Update for 9/30/2016

Beginning this month our team will be giving weekly updates on the GForgeNEXT development.  This won’t be the painful details just the good stuff boiled down to a few talking points. We should be clear that GForgeNEXT is in open beta at so sign-up today! Before we give our first update we’d like to share what exactly …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-10-03

Fall 2016 HackISU Wrap-up

  Last weekend we sponsored our second HackISU Hackathon in Ames, Iowa.  HackISU is run, in part, by both Major League Hacking and HackISU, a student ran organization.  The GForge Group sponsored a prize for “The Best Use of the GForgeNEXT API” and out of all the teams at this fall’s HackISU two demonstrated great …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-09-22

Join Us at HackISU this Weekend!

This weekend The GForge Group will, again, be sponsoring HackISU this weekend up in Ames.  This is a great opportunity for young developers and engineers to have fun and gain experience working with technology. For our part, we are awarding $750 per team member (up to $3,000) to the team that makes the best use of the GForgeNext API. This is similar …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-09-14

Meet the GForge Team: Kyle Goranson

This is a big year for GForge Group — we have redesigned our flagship product, GForge As, and are relaunching it as GForgeNEXT. This Spring we announced that NEXT is now available in free, private beta. Behind the scenes our team of developers has been working many long hours to bring this new product to …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-06-27

The GForgeNEXT Beta Program Expands to Central & South America

español We are happy to announce that the GForgeNEXT Beta Program now supports Spanish. This announcement reaffirms our investment in Central and South America by offering the following benefits: Reduce project cost by eliminating the problems associated with unclear objectives. Improve customer satisfaction by using tools that improve the quality of your software. Eliminate communication …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-04-20

Preview of Git Support in GForgeNEXT

Last week we rolled out a preview of Git support for GForgeNEXT and we are excited to share the first few working screenshots.  Before that, let’s run down the set of Git features supported in GForgeNext: Access Git via HTTPS or SSH Associate tickets to Git commits via commit messages. Change the status of tickets via …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-04-07

GForge v6.4.2 Released

Today we are happy to announce the release of GForge Advanced Server v6.4.2.  This is a primarily a bug fix release a few minor enhancements. Download GForge Advanced Server v6.4.2 Now! Notable Updates in GForge v6.4.2 Project Snapshots – We’ve a number of issues around project export and import.  If you need to move GForge projects between instances you’ll have …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-03-09

HackISU: Intern Job Description

A quick run-down of the skills we’re looking for, and how we’ll put you to use. Come and join a world-class company that supports thousands of project teams around the world.  We’re looking for folks to fill one or both of two categories: First, customer service handling technical issues with customers – sysadmin stuff, configuration, …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-02-17

HackISU: Ideas for Using the GForge API

Last week we announced that we’ll be sponsoring HackISU this weekend up in Ames.  This is a great opportunity for young developers and engineers to have fun and gain experience working with technology. For our part, we are awarding $3,000 to the team that makes the best use of the GForgeNext API which we also recently discussed. …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-02-16

GForge is Sponsoring HackISU 2016

We are happy to announce we are sponsoring HackISU by offering over $3000 in prizes in several different categories.  Plus internships.  And swag.  HackISU is a Hackathon that will be held on the Iowa State University Campus on February 19-21.  This is a great opportunity for budding geeks to hack software, hardware and network.  As …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-02-12

Intro to the GForgeNext API

GForgeNext is the newest incarnation of our long-lived project collaboration tool.  It ties together all of the most important features that teams need to deliver big things – like task tracking, team chat and integrated source control.   And in the next several months, we’ll add a lot more. Next employs a Single Page Application (SPA) front …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-02-09

Announcing the First GForgeNext Beta

Today we are announcing the immediate availability the first GForgeNext beta. With GForgeNext we are taking what we have learned about project collaboration over 15 years and distilling it down to what you need right now. Who is GForgeNext for? This first beta is just that, a beta.  GForgeNext is a redesign of some of the key features …

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Blog Post Created On 2016-01-06

Git Workflow in GForge

While GForge has support for CVS and SVN, most of our customers have moved on to Git.  What gets buried in that integration is our customers have a choice on how to use Git and they can have GForge enforce some basic rules.  Today we are going to address implementing a common Git workflow in GForge. …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-12-14

GForge Next – The API

A couple of weeks ago, Tony shared some screen shots of GForge Next, and talked about how we’re designing it to Get Out of Your Way.  Today, I’d like to talk about the other end of GForge Next – the API side. We’ve Always Had An API It’s true – the current GForge has an API, and it has …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-11-03

Getting Out of Your Way

When I talk to customers about GForge, I often describe it in terms of parenting.  For product managers, their products are their children and good parents see all the untapped potential alongside any rough edges.  Like parents, product managers often spend a disproportionate amount of time playing up their products strengths while downplaying those rough spots. GForge and nearly …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-10-19

Maslow for Startups

Abraham Maslow was a psychologist and professor.  He designed this great hierarchy of human needs: Basically, it says we need to breathe before bothering with staying warm.  And we need to eat before worrying about having any friends.  And we really can’t spend any time following our dreams until we’re clothed, fed, warm, have some …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-10-05

They Really Can’t, But You Can

Read this (now deleted) blog post by a dev at Oracle: No, You Really Can’t There is so much wrong with that post.  But I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to put down 3000 words deconstructing Oracle’s entire business model and world-view.  Instead, I’ll just explain how we do the exact opposite. GForge offers …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-08-12

GForge v6.4.1 Released

Today we are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.4.1.  This is a bug fix release that also includes minor enhancements. Download GForge Advanced Server v6.4.1 Now! New Features in GForge v6.4.1 Docman – We made a few updates to Docman in 6.4.1 including the ability to mass upload documents by uploading a single, …

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Blog Post Created On 2015-07-24

GForge 6.4.0 Released

Today we are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.4.0.  This is a feature release that also includes minor bug fixes and enhancements. Download GForge Advanced Server v6.4.0 Now! New Features in GForge v6.4.0 Sprints – GForge now ships with support for Sprints.  Agile shops can create sprints, manage tracker items within Sprints …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-11-13

GForge Next: Updated Screenshots, Kanban, Tasks, Chat

We recently gave an early preview of GForge Next which included a chance to sign-up for early access to GForge Next.  Today we are keeping the ball rolling by sharing new screenshots of our new Kanban feature, tasks and chat.  Please follow along as we share our ideas and you are encouraged to help us hit …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-10-22

GForge Live Chat Support

This is a quick note to let our customers know we now offer support via a live chat.  We are providing this by leveraging our existing chat feature in GForge .  You can still manage your support tickets via our online system, however, we think our customers will find live chat as a great alternative.  Also, we …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-10-09

Preview of GForge Next!

This is an exciting time for us at The GForge Group.  As we hinted in our preview of the upcoming GForge v6.4.0 release we have been working on a re-design of GForge and we’re happy to give you a glimpse of that work and give you limited, early access when the first version is ready. To …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-10-03

Preview of GForge v6.4.0

We have been pretty quiet this summer regarding the work progress we’ve made on GForge but that is going to change dramatically.  We will be making two big releases before the end of the year and in the coming weeks and we’ll be sharing all the details here. The first big development is the work we’ve done on the next …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-09-23

PHP Contract Opportunity

The GForge Group has two open contract position for PHP developers to help with improving GForge Advanced Server and providing customizations for our customers. This position is expected to last approximately 3 months. All submissions received at opportunities@gforgegroup.com on or before June 20th, 2014 will be considered. What We are Looking For Work from your home or office. …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-06-09

GForge 6.3.1 Released

Today we are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.3.1.  This is primarily a bugfix release and the highlights include fixes for the Support Tracker feature and some minor security enhancements. Download GForge Advanced Server v6.3.1 Now! Support Tracker Fixes If you haven’t already tried out the Support feature in GForge …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-04-17

How Valuable Are You?

A long time ago, I learned some great criteria for taking or keeping any job.  I mean, like, a long time ago.  Like, before Google. Here they are, in random order – apply your own prioritization: Will you be successful? That is, will you deliver projects, make money, become famous, get the girl, whatever it …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-04-08

GForge: What’s Next?

The Pitch Won’t you make some time to come help us build and perfect GForge Next?  Just leave a comment – we’ll be recruiting First Dozen candidates through the end of April, and would love to hear from you.  If you can’t make it for May, then we’ll add you to the invite list for …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-04-01

Engineering Problem, or Tool Blinders?

Tony and I met with a former co-worker early this year, to talk about his use of MongoDB.  For some reason, they thought Tony was an authority on this.  I just came along for the lunch. The Question The gist of the discussion was this:  how best to store large binary objects in the database?  …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-03-28

Code Upcycling: Evolving Legacy Code

Last October our engineering team met up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and CTO, Michael Tutty, talked about the challenges of improving legacy code.  Developers are notoriously guilty of insisting a full rewrite of code, particularly when it wasn’t their code to start with.  But what if that code is already to market and generating revenue? …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-02-14

Support Driven Development – Making Support a 1st Class Service

Start-ups often struggle with navigating the sea of development tools and the focus is almost always on the basics of source code management and issue tracking.  Some roll their own point-based solutions by spinning up their own Git server and installing some open source issue tracker while others head to the cloud and try to …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-02-13

Real-World Scenarios, Episode 1: Changecause

The folks at Changecause were good enough to publish a blog post about their efforts to make bug reporting easier for people outside their team.  It was a clever solution for gathering issues from end-users, but there are also a few trade-offs at work.  GForge satisfies the same requirements in a much more elegant (and …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-02-10

Campfire Running Out?

Basecamp, the company formerly called 37signals, has recently announced they are focusing on their CRM solution also named Basecamp.  The big takeaway from their announcement is that many of their other products, most notably Campfire, is in a period of uncertainty.  While users vet their options we wanted to take a moment to highlight the …

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Blog Post Created On 2014-02-06

GForge AS v6.3.0 Released

Today we are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.3.0.  This release is a major release with a few bug and security fixes included. Important: With this release we are dropping support for the entire 5.x series.  If you are running a 5.x version of GForge you will need to make …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-12-06

Raytheon: Not Enough New Cyber-Security Talent

GForge customer Raytheon just posted this article in their newsroom about the lack of cyber-security workers, not only in the immediate pipeline, but all the way up the chain – our high school kids aren’t even being told it’s a career. Given the security hoops we jump through for them, I’m inclined to believe them. …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-10-24

Business Development Internship

The GForge Group is looking for a part-time, US-based college intern to assist in our business development and sales efforts.  Join our world-class company and help us expand the visibility of our product to project teams around the world.  What We’re Looking For: Students pursuing a degree in business or technology related fields. As a …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-19

GForge AS Makes File Uploads Easy…

We’ve been hard at work improving much of GForge Advanced Server and some changes reach deep into our product.  One great example of this is the new way you can upload files to your GForge instance.  File uploads have always been possible in our Docman, File Release System (FRS), Wiki and Tracker.  When we gave …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-16

The GForge Group Enters Public/Private Partnership with Rose-Hulman

We are happy to announce The GForge Group entered their first-ever private/public partnership with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Specifically, an agreement has been reached to establish a special mentorship program with Computer Science and Software Engineering students at Rose-Hulman’s campus in Terre Haute, Ind. During the school year, Rose-Hulman students will be divided into teams of four or …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-12

GForge Live Discussion (aka Chat)

One of the big new features in 6.2.1 was the Live view on our Discussions plugin.  It’s basically a chat room, about a project, a document, or just about any other object on your GForge site.  All of the conversations are automatically saved as Discussion Threads for later viewing, and are searchable along with everything …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-11

GForge in One Minute

So, Intern Olivia Treu recently headed back to school…but she left behind a whole raft of how-to screencasts about GForge features.  So many, in fact, that we had her created a YouTube channel to keep them all organized. Since we’re rapidly wrapping up the 6.3 release, I’m going to highlight a new screencast or two …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-03

What To Expect in GForge 6.3

Summer has really flown by. We’ve been so busy adding features and fixes for GForge 6.3, I didn’t even get to the State Fair this year. As we begin winding down, I thought I’d take a few minutes and share the current list of what’s done now and what’s left to do for our release …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-09-03

Looking Ahead: GForge v6.3.0 to Provide Support Tools

GForge Advanced Server already provides your projects issue and bug tracking, wikis, live discussions, document management and source code management.  Starting with the release of v6.3.0 we will leverage many of those pre-existing features in a way that provides all the tools you need to deliver outstanding support to your customers and stakeholders. Before we …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-07-10

PHP Contract Opportunity

The GForge Group has an open contract position for a PHP developer to help with improving GForge Advanced Server and providing customizations for our customers. This position is expected to last just over 3 months. All submissions received at opportunities@gforgegroup.com on or before July 12th, 2013 will be considered. What We are Looking For Work …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-07-01

Welcome Intern, Olivia Treu

This summer has been full of non-stop action as The GForge Group released v6.2.1, started work on v6.3.0 and began planning a major release in v7.0.0.  We’ve been keenly aware that our documentation, blog and social media interactions have lagged behind so we’ve hired a new intern to help us in those areas, Olivia Treu …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-06-25

End-of-Life for GForge 5.x Series

With the release of GForge AS 6.2.1 work has begun on version 6.3.0 and we have started planning the next point release, 7.0.  The GForge 6.x series has been live for two years and in the meantime we’ve continued to support the 5.x series.  We have realized we can’t effectively plan for version 7.0, continue …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-06-14

GForge AS v6.2.1 Released

Today we are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.2.1.  This release is primarily a bug-fix release with a few minor, but powerful features added in.  Here are some of the key updates to v.6.2.1: Download GForge Advanced Server v6.2.1 Now! Improved Git Integration Git integration prior to v6.2.1 was pretty …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-05-28

Traits are Includes!

As part of the Great New Code To Come (some call it GForge6.3), we’ve been looking at several improvements to our technology stack, not the least of which will be moving to PHP 5.4 or 5.5. Traits are an interesting new construct, neither Interface nor Base Class, that I’ve been trying to factor into the …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-04-17

Welcome Intern, Rick Button

This week has been exciting for us a The GForge Group.  We’re wrapping up work on GForge AS v6.2.1 and have broken ground on v6.3.0.  However, more exciting news that we’ve hired our first ever intern, Rick Button. Rick is a freshman at Purdue University.  I can’t begin to tell you how surprised we were …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-04-12

Work on GForge v6.3.0 Started

As I write this we are putting the finishing touches on GForge Advanced Server v6.2.1.  I’ll share a few of the things you can expect from that release in a separate post, however, I wanted to share our plans for v6.3.0 which our engineering team started on today. Like any software shop, we take support …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-04-11

Join The GForge Group As An Intern!

GForge Group is looking for a part-time college intern to provide first and second-level technical support to our customers.  Come and join a world-class company that supports thousands of project teams around the world.   What we’re looking for: Work from home 12-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday.  Initial term will be through the …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-03-25

On the Importance of the Team

This week, our City School District handed down an unpopular decision – to close a charter-type middle school. I have a friend whose son attends the school, and they both spent a lot of time and energy trying to change the School Board’s minds about the closure. I was very impressed with their effort but …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-02-24

Screencast: GForge Advanced Server’s Chat

The recent release of GForge Advanced Server v6.2.0 now support chat.  Learn why we felt we had to add chat and how your teams can get the most out of it:

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Blog Post Created On 2013-02-21

Quality Improvements on Untestable Code

Introduction

I bought The GForge Group just over 18 months ago and it didn’t take long before I realized the codebase for GForge Advanced Server (AS) was woefully out-of-date, and impossible to test. Inheriting code in need of some TLC wasn’t anything new to me – but back in my consulting days I was usually able to justify the need to rewrite a system, or I would decide to leave the code alone doing as few updates as required. Our customers want to see improvements in our product and its initial quality and, for the sanity of our engineering team, we needed to innovate while iterating quicker. Putting our customer needs first (and that of our company), we had to eliminate any talk about a from-scratch rewrite. The end game is that our code needs to get a testable state including the use of not only phpUnit and Selenium but also Jenkins to fully automate our build process. The bottom line is we had to find ways to incrementally improve our code quality over time.

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Blog Post Created On 2013-02-05

GForge v6.2.0: Live Discussions, Improved Tracker Queries and More

Today, GForge Advanced Server delivers Live Discussions, Improved Tracker Queries and more.  Here is a quick run-down of what’s new. Get GForge Advanced Server v6.2.0 now! Live Discussions Live Discussions gives product managers a pulse on the their projects while giving teams a great way to collaborate but, most of all, chat makes collaboration fun! …

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Blog Post Created On 2013-01-28

What to Expect from GForge Advanced Server v6.2.0

Last week we were able to release GForge Advanced Server (AS) v6.1.1 which was a bug fix release and we’ve already got a jump on development of GForge AS 6.2.0.  One thing we want to make clear is our engineering team is focusing on key huge initiatives simultaneously.  The first is v6.2.0 which we will …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-09-10

GForge Advanced Server v6.1.1 Released

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of GForge Advanced Server v6.1.1.  Thought this is nothing more than a bugfix release, we are encouraging all customers on 6.1.0 to upgrade because it fixes a number of issues related to the revamp document manager.  Many of the fixes are focused on fixes browser specific issues …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-09-05

Customer Git Repository of v6.1.0 for GForge Advanced Server Customers.

We’re happy to announce that it will be easier than ever for customers who have customized their own GForge AS instance to keep their changes in sync with our current stable branch.  To do this we have created a Git repository for customers that we sync each night with our lastest stable release.  This means …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-07-25

GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0 Released!

After two betas and some great interactions between our customers and engineers we are proud to offer the stable version of GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0. There isn’t anything new in terms of features since our first beta other than bug fixes so be sure to read about what is new.  The source install ZIP package …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-07-24

v6.1.0 Demo and Roadmap Planning Webinar Available

Over the past couple of weeks we had a series of three webinars where people and organizations interested GForge Advanced Server could see v6.1.0 in action and to discuss our development roadmap.  We want to thank the dozens of customers that joined one of the webinars and worked with us to make sure our development …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-07-18

GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0 Beta 2 Released!

We’re happy to announce the availability of the second beta of v6.1.0.  This has a number of bugfixes to the document manager plugin along with minor fixes to other areas.  We are hoping this represents our last beta before the official release of v6.1.0.  As with the first beta, it is not for use on …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-07-11

GForge Advanced Server Webinars Scheduled

We wanted to let customers of GForge Advanced Server know that we have scheduled three webinars in July where we will give a quick demonstration of the new features and enhancements in version 6.1.0 and to share a draft of our development roadmap. After the demo we want to cover the development roadmap, giving our …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-06-27

GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0 Beta 1 Released!

We’re happy to announce the availability of the first beta of v6.1.0.  The key update in the release is the complete revamp of the document manager which includes HTML5 support for drag-n-drop. We’ve also wired in drag-n-drop support to the plugins including the tracker, wiki, etc.  You can head over to our download page now.  Please …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-06-16

Introducing a Daemon Process in GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0

We’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on our next GForge Advanced Server Release, version 6.1.0 (due out in Beta soon0.  One of the notable changes we wanted to make sure everybody knows about is the addition of the GForge daemon process.  This release we spent some time getting our “house” in order by fixing …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-06-15

Preview of Docman in v6.1

First the bad news. This 6.1 release of GForge Advanced Server is a complete revamp of the document manager, its user interface and it includes a new UI widget that is used in any of the other plugins inside of GForge Advanced Server that provides drag-n-drop support for files which can be used in things like blog posts, tracker items, etc. The Docman update also makes extensive use of jQuery which means it is AJAX-ified giving users a richer experience with less page loads and a more responsive feel. Given all this, we’ve made the tough decision this next release will need a beta cycle and, to help us test, we will be deploying the beta to for those users and we’ll release the beta to our download page on

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Blog Post Created On 2012-06-07

The Power of Project Templates

A little known fact about me is I actually started off as GForge Advanced Server customer before I joined the GForge Group.  That experience has given me some insights into the tool that are often hard to obtain from the vendor’s side of the table.  Specifically I learned quickly what I loved about GForge Advanced …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-06-04

Details on Upcoming Release of GForge Advanced Server v6.1.0

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on the progress of our next release of GForge Advanced Server so we wanted to take a minute to let our customers know what has been cooking in our labs.  In some of our last posts we hinted at some improvements and new features in GForge Advanced …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-04-30

GForge Advanced Server 6.0.1 Released!

We are releasing GForge Advanced Server 6.0.1 today which is a security and bugfix release. To help aid customers in receiving timely information about security related issues and releases we have started a new mailing list you can subscribe to. More information after the hop…

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Blog Post Created On 2012-02-03

What to Expect from GForge Advanced Server in 2012!

To all our valued customers we want to wish you all best wishes in 2012! Now that the New Year is here, we wanted to take a quick minute to share our plans for GForge Advanced Server for 2012 and beyond. As many of you know Tim Perdue, the founder of GForge, passed away last …

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Blog Post Created On 2012-01-04

GForge AS v6.0 Released!

First and foremost we at the GForge Group want to apologize for the long delay in getting version 6.0 out.  For those who don’t know, we lost our leader Tim Perdue after a long battle with cancer. As a growing business, we at GForge struggled a bit in adjusting to this newa and it delayed …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-09-20

On Losing A Pioneer

Last Friday, September 16th GForge Group said goodbye to Tim Perdue who passed away peacefully in a Des Moines area hospice with his family by his side. At 37, Tim’s passing came too soon and was, frankly, unfair leaving all of us who have crossed his path feeling pain and hatred for the cancer that …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-09-20

New blog plugin on Gforge 6

The upcoming Gforge 6 release will include a project blog plugin (which replaces the previous news section) and a new user blog plugin, enabling users to easily post  articles on each user’s page. For a project blog, only the project admin is allowed to create new posts. Simply browse to Blog->Admin and click on Add …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-06-16

MS Project GForge AS plugin

Today we present you the MS Project plugin for GForge AS. a full featured MS Project – GFOrge AS integration, that  lets you connect to a GForge tracker, work on the tracker items from within MS Project, and then sync to the GForge server to update your changes.  It allows you to sync tasks in …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-05-06

GForge AS Eclipse Plugin

In this post we present our plugin for GForge AS, which seamlesly integrates with the Eclipse environment and lets you access GForge’s server trackers and documents directly from your work environment. Installing it is straightforward, just decompress the distributable package in the eclipse plugin folder, then start Eclipse. You will see a “GForge” menu entry. …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-03-17

What is new in GForge 6 AS

We review the major new features that will bring the upcoming GForge AS 6, the next major release of GForge AS. Hierarchical Trackers: Update on the powerful tracking system already existing in GForge AS. Lets you structure tasks as a tree. Tracker items can have subitems, with no limits. You can create trees of any …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-02-11

An introduction to plugin development for Gforge

In this article we will cover the basic steps needed to write a simple plugin for Gforge AS, the HelloWorld plugin. There will be no real world use for this “dummy” plugin, but it will serve to our demonstration purposes. You can find the full source in this tar file or you can checkout the …

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Blog Post Created On 2011-01-19

An Introduction to Workflow Automation in GForge AS

Usually, in a collaborative environment, a task unit goes through a process until it’s complete. Some task types might go through some intermediate steps, and on each step a certain action needs to be taken by the assigned person. This process that a task goes through, passing through different phases/states, the people involved and the …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-11-23

mod_auth_gforge 2, an apache module for Gforge AS

mod_auth_gforge2 (MAG2) is an apache2 module for controlling subversion DAV access based on Gforge AS permissions. It integrates smoothly with GForge AS, and supports role access and ACL checking. MAG2 is based in the previous MAG for Gforge 4.x series. Installation Pre-compiled binaries for RHEL4/5, as well as the source tar (for compilation on other …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-10-15

Preview of new plugin: an user calendar

The next major release of Gforge AS will include a new plugin: the user calendar plugin. Users will access the calendar trough My Stuff->Calendar. Besides events created by the user, the calendar will show starting/ending tasks assigned to the user in the specified time frame. Here it is a screenshot of the month view (please …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-09-15

Preview: The New Hierarchical Tracker Items

The next major release of GForge will include several new important features, including the Hierarchical Tracker Items.  Built upon the existing tracking subsystem, now tracker items can be structured in a tree fashion.  A tracker item can be assigned to any other tracker item,  becoming a subitem of it. The new Tracer Item Browse view: …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-08-10

Developing with Agile methodologies and GForge

GForge provides the tools to support Agile development methodolgies by using project templates for different types of methodologies (currently, Scrum and eXtreme Programming are supported). The specific project templates are available for free at the GForge website here. There is a template for each methodology. To install the templates in your GForge server, log in …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-07-12

Code search in Gforge AS 5.7

One of the new features of Gforge AS 5.7 is the support for source code indexing/search using doxygen and tsearch2 in both Subversion and CVS repositories. In this article, we’ll go trough a complete example to show the highlights of this feature. Setup In order to use this feature, you’ll need doxygen. You can get …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-06-16

GForge goes Mobile for iPhone and iPad

We are currently developing a client GForge Application for one of the most popular mobile devices platforms, iPhone and iPad. GForge mobile application will have the following features: • User management • Project Browser • Tracker Browser • Tracker Item View and Modification • Tracker Item Creation Fast communication and information sharing are the keystones …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-06-01

New features in GForge 5.7

GForge 5.7 was released on April 20th and it sports several fixes and new features. Some of the most interesting are: Item tagging is present throughout the system, and you can now search for items by tags. Tabs administration: you can specify which tabs will be shown in trackers, documents and forums. A project’s source …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-04-21

GForge AS provides support for Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft has just released Visual Studio 2010, which includes .NET Framework 4.0.  GForge concurrently launched  its plugin for the new Visual Studio edition.   The plugin seamlessly integrates to the VS IDE, allowing the developer quick and convenient access to trackers and documents on the GForge AS server. How do you install the plugin? The plugin …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-04-16

git support in GForge

GForge provides full support for the git SCM (Source Code Management) tool, in addition to SVN and CVS. Unlike SVN and CVS, git is a distributed tool where each user has a copy of the full repository in his or her machine. The basic workflow of git involves committing changes against the local repository and …

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Blog Post Created On 2010-04-15

Webproxy Plugin

GForge Group developed a proxy plugin for the DSO National Labs in Singapore and they have agreed to release it on gforge.com in source code form so others can use it. The plugin lets you configure a new tab in your project that captures in content from a separate website. In this case, it was …

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Blog Post Created On 2008-07-09

Cruise Control Wiki Page

GForge Group has built a CruiseControl plugin into GForge AS. CruiseControl is a framework for continuous build process. The integration with GForge AS includes real-time build status for and automatic opening of bug tickets, and it’s accomplished by installing a GForge Publisher Plugin in the build machine. CruiseControl integration for GForge AS is based on …

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Blog Post Created On 2008-07-09