We have stopped offering Trac for new spaces. We strongly recommend that new users and projects adopt Assembla Tickets with svn or git. We built the integrated Assembla tools as an upgrade to Trac more three years ago. Now, we will focus on improving the quality of the newer Assembla features.
We will continue to support our existing Trac users with reliable service. Some of those existing Trac users have been with us for many years. When we first launched Assembla.com, we wrapped some on-demand features around Trac. This started as a side project for us that I think was the best on-demand Trac hosting, and eventually attracted more than 100K users. Now, dozens of vendors provide Trac hosting, and Assembla is no longer the best Trac host. During the last nine years the Trac Project has helped tens of thousands of teams "write great software while staying out of the way." We are grateful to the developers, including founders Daniel Lundin and Jonas Borgström, for bringing us this software.
Assembla has outgrown Trac. We built our own Tickets and Source/repo tools to get better features, integration, localization, multi-tenancy, and spam protection.
Current users of Trac/hg and Trac/git may continue to use these tools for a limited time. We will no longer offer Trac/hg, Trac/git, and Trac/svn for new installations. We will remove the Trac/hg and the Trac/git tools in the coming months, providing ample time to migrate out of these tools. Trac/svn is very popular at Assembla. We will maintain it as long as we need to maintain it for existing users.
We highly encourage all users of these tools to switch over to our integrated code browser and ticketing tool. For more information on migrating from Trac Tool to Tickets Tool, please read Migrating from Trac to Assembla Tickets.
We hope that you will find that by removing some tools we are able to deliver a better core product. If you have any questions or want help migrating to our integrated tools - please contact support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Josh Lieberman from qTrace called a few weeks ago to tell me about an integration that saves detailed bug reports directly into Assembla tickets. I asked our QA expert Mollika Majumdar to try it out. Here is her report:
qTrace is an easy tool to use for defect capturing. I was able to install the product on my Windows PC and get started with no problem. The tool records combination of screenshots and action steps. This is a unique format that is more detailed than a written description, and easier to read than a video. The tester can save this log as a Word document, a picture file, or an Acrobat file and save it directly to an Assembla ticket. I was able to record the defect steps in IE8 and FF11 with ease and could submit the defect to the Assembla bug tracker with no issues. The tool also captures all the details of the PC and the browser on which the tester has tested the scenario. Developers can understand the issue by looking at the detailed description of the defect. It's a very handy product for testers, with a useful integration to Assembla. qTrace allows testers to configure the fields to be displayed, specify default values and manage custom fields. With this integration, the qTrace user can quickly submit a complete, detailed ticket to Assembla from the desktop within a couple of clicks which is both very convenient and a huge time-saver.
Here is a picture of a qTrace log that shows the transcript on the left hand side, the related screenshots on the bottom
Get more information from http://qasymphony.com.
Assembla Timer is a handy third-party Mac application that tracks time spent on tasks. You can time your work on a digital stop watch and then post the time to an Assembla project, or directly to a specific ticket.
Until recently, Assembla Timer was $0.99 in Apple’s App Store, but the app’s creator, Adam Bronte, has decided to make it free and open source.
The source code for the app is available here and a compiled version ready for install is available here.
I installed the application, and the setup was a breeze. You simply enter your Assembla username and password, then click the ‘Start’ button to begin counting off time. You can stop and start as many times as you like - the app keeps a cumulative sum. When you’re done working, type in a description of the work completed and select an Assembla project workspace. You can also associate the time with a specific ticket. When you click ‘Save’ your information is stored in your Assembla project.
Those familiar with Assembla’s time tracking capabilities know that there is a field on every ticket for “Worked Hours,” and a “Time Expenditure” tab on each ticket shows the total hours worked for a task. Assembla's optional Time tool shows time worked across all tasks. The Time tool provides filterable reporting and is exportable for accounting and billing purposes. The Assembla Timer app makes it easier to feed accurate timing information into these reports.
Assembla Timer is simple to use and allows you to focus on your work while a lightweight desktop application takes care of recording and posting your time to Assembla.
TestLodge recently announced their latest feature that allows Assembla users to link their accounts to TestLodge's test case management tools. This integration makes many essential software testing features available to Assembla users without having to manually enter data for their tests and bug tickets multiple times. TestLodge created this custom integration using Assembla's REST API.
This first iteration from TestLodge offers the following features:
- Automatically create tickets in Assembla in the background when a test fails. Each ticket includes a description and steps to replicate, along with the expected result and actual result.
- Optionally, choose who the Assembla ticket should be assigned to, and set the priority.
- Associate an Assembla project workspace with a TestLodge project.
- View a test report that provides links to all created tickets.
is a relatively new hosted tool that is designed to be a lot simpler than the traditional test management software by providing only the essentials to get the job done well. The system focuses on helping you create your test plans, input your requirements, create and manage your test suites & cases, and allow you to easily perform multiple test runs & generate reports.
As an introductory offer, TestLodge is offering a 20% discount for a limited time to anyone who makes use of the new Assembla integration. Simply sign up for your TestLodge account
, then email TestLodge about the discount within a week of signing up.