Friday Aug 07, 2009

Issue recognition in the chat window - Freshly baked!

Today, I am faster than the last time I was writing about the chat feature as I am writing about it before you can try it yourself. The changes I have made in the Kenai chat window are not in the trunk builds yet, they are pushed just a few minutes ago... But since it is Friday and I might not survive tomorrow (it's a "paintball war" day), I am going to share the new feature with you right now...

Since every chatroom is associated with a Kenai project and most of the Kenai projects have an issue tracker, it is now possible to navigate to an issue from the chat window and to send an issue reference. See the screenshot:

Issue recognition in the Kenai chat

Now just a few words about how it works (loosely copied from my closing text to issue 169037):

  • Kenai project related to the chatroom must have an issue tracker for the links to be recognized
  • Bugzilla issues are opened in the IDE
  • Jira issues are opened in the web browser
  • patterns "issue 123", "issue #123", "bug 123" and "bug #123" are recognized
  • for Jira, the form "bug JIRA_ISSUE-123" is equivalent with "bug 123" (the "JIRA_ISSUE" string representing a Jira category does not have to be included - chatroom is associated with the Kenai project)
  • for Bugzilla, if you specify an issue that is not in your project, it gets opened (problem with the fact that the
    issue numbering is global for BZ). You can see that the issue is not in your project in the issue details.
So that's about it for today - any comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thursday Jul 23, 2009

Stack-trace recognition in the Kenai chat

While I was testing the Kenai chat functionality in the NetBeans IDE, I came across a message sent by "mbien". It said:

mbien (Jul 17, 2009 in 12:32am):
"auto hyperlinking of stack traces to project sources would be a chat killer feature"

I am sure many of you folks can imagine that this feature would be pretty cool, heh? OK - so here you go:

Stack trace recognition in the Kenai chat window...

The feature is present in the development builds of 6.8 - the testing and comments are welcome, as usual!

Saturday May 23, 2009

NetBeans chat window tweaking... and thinking afterwards

If there is not enough time to implement a feature, the main focus is put on the functionality, not on the UI. Logical but sometimes sad reasoning. And this was exactly the case with the IM feature in the NetBeans IDE...

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Thursday May 21, 2009

How to set up Pidgin for a Kenai project chatroom

This short "How To" should help you to set up the Pidgin client for the chatroom of your Kenai project. The process consists of three steps.[Read More]
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