To celebrate beautiful hairy things, we've name Taiga 2.0 the Pulsatilla Patens release, named after this beautiful purple, slightly hairy flower native to Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Canada and the United States. And why not? It's been hairy getting to 2.0, but it is indeed beautiful (code).
Whew! This is our 11th release in 18 months! The only people busier than we are are you -- the 120,000 registered Taiga users who've initiated over 450,000 user stories! Wow!
So 2.0 is chock full of stuff. With no further ado:
If there's anything we love more than an 18-month free ride, it's being able to pay our bills. As an Open Source tool, we will continue to offer our tool for free either as a self-install, or on our cloud for those of you who don't mind sharing your projects publicly on Taiga
But alas, some services, namely the ability to keep projects private will incur a (modest, we think) fee. But even then, you will still get one private project as part of our free plan!
But if you want privacy for 2 or more projects, the time has come to register for a payment plan. If this applies to you, starting now and until April 30, 2016 you can (must) pre-register for one of paid plans by going to you user settings.
Pre-Register for a paid plan now. You will not be charged until April 30th for your first month of service in May. If you dot not pre-registered prior to April 30, your account will be inaccessible starting May 1st. You will be able to unblock it by making projects private or subscribing to a plan. Your data WILL NOT be erased. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any special needs, issuances of Purchase Orders, etc.
People come and go. Now, if needed, a project owner can transfer ownership to another member. Any user with admin privileges can request the current owner to transfer ownership to them.
Who owns ya baby? To make sure all the members of a project know who has ownership privileges, we've added a "badge" that identifies the project owner. Be aware that the project owner is the only one with the permissions to subscribe to a paid plan.
Create URL custom fields
Sometimes is great to use a nice reference to an external link to complete the description of your User Story, Task or issue. Thanks to Δndrea Stagi (@astagi) we have a new URL field type. Easy to add in your custom fields!
On self Hosted instances: Limit number of users and projects (both private & public)
If you run your own Taiga instance, you can now limit the number of members any given project can have or the number of private or public projects a user can own.
New icon design
We've squeezed better performance and have created a more unified an aesthetic experience by redesigning our icons. Get them at the Taiga Open Design Repository
Redesigned Project Wizard
There's a new interface for the wizard that helps you create new projects.
Redesigned the Module panel
There's a new interface for the panel that helps you activate and deactivate Taiga modules.
Is that all? Of course not! We nailed many small and not so small bugs and made a good number of small fixes.