Posts from November 2007.

Status Update 2007-11-19


A couple of weeks ago I was supposed to write a post about my availability for hire, having just completed the year (and a bit) long project for my last client. I guess I was too busy either enjoying some relaxed quality time with my wife and daughter, or getting in some development time on CaseDetective 2.0 and missed the opportunity.

Anyway, today I started a new contract I bid for and won. It’s just a 20 week one, for the very same client I’ve recently finished up with, but this time doing system analysis and design for a brand new system. It’s a great project, in fact a whopping great big project of huge importance for the client, but I’m relishing the challenge.


Although CaseDetective 1.3.2 came out a couple of weeks ago with support for FogBugz 6.0 password formats, it turns out there were other more problematic database schema changes that will cause problems for many CaseDetective users.

As such, I’m going to have to say that CaseDetective 1.3.2 is unlikely to work for most FogBugz 6.0 users, not that it ever officially supported FogBugz 6.0 anyway. For FogBugz 6.0 support CaseDetective 2.0 will be required, which we’re hoping to have released early next year.

FogBugz Ecology Wiki

Just a quick note about the FogBugz Ecology Wiki page that I got started over on the Fog Creek support website.

Michael Pryor asked whether I’d fancy getting a community wiki page up and running which pulls together links and descriptions of all the scripts, demo source and third party applications that work with FogBugz. I jumped at the chance.

It’s very much a skeleton page at the moment, but I expect it’ll quickly fill out once people start publishing more and more examples and applications that work with the FogBugz API. I predict that the new API in FogBugz 6.0 is going to have a very positive effect on the FogBugz ecology.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for any new scripts, example source code snippets and applications that work with FogBugz and adding them to the wiki, but I hope others will too.