• CodePlex Weblog

    Profile Picture Thumbnails, Following Projects, and Fork Collaboration

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    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website last week. Profile Picture Thumbnails We have added a way to select a thumbnail from your profile picture, which will start appearing...
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    Answering Questions About CodePlex and TFS

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    Phil Haack has some questions about CodePlex and our use of Team Foundation Server that I'd like to answer. Note that I'm not trying to convince Phil to use CodePlex; rather, I want to clarify answers to his questions so that he and others can make the...
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    Easy Credential Caching for Git

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    A common question since launching our Git support is whether there is a way to cache your username and password so you don’t have to enter it on every push. Well thanks to Andrew Nurse from the ASP.Net team , there is now a great solution for this...
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    Activity Stream

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    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @ codeplex ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. Redesigned Home Page with Activity Stream In CodePlex we continuously look for ways to provide our users with the most...
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    Test drive the new CodePlex at our upcoming usability study!

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    Update 2 Sept 2008: The feedback reimbursement is now 100 dollars. Also, the correct dates are Sept 16 thru 18, not the 19th. We will be conducting usability studies in Redmond, Washington for our upcoming versions of CodePlex and are looking for people...
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    CodePlex Now Supports Markdown!

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    We are very excited to announce that CodePlex now supports markdown in our issue tracker! If you are not familiar with markdown, it is a simple markup language used for text formatting. A brief overview can be found by clicking the "Markdown Help" link...
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    Donate Ad Revenue To Charity and New Editor Role

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    Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Donate your advertisement revenue to charity By clicking just 2 check boxes, any project owner can donate their ad revenues to Habitat for Humanity Int’l . My thinking is even if an individual...
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    Multiple Project Downloads, Wiki Enhancements and more

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    [Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Multiple Project Downloads With today’s release, CodePlex users now have the ability to set multiple default releases for their project. The...
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    Release Notes 3/29/2013

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    In this week’s deployment, the CodePlex team fixed several bugs across the site. A couple notable improvements are: If a user replies to a discussion through email, we now strip out the email headers on the discussion page. We improved...
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    Markdown in the Source Browser

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    CodePlex now supports markdown in the source browser! All files with a .md extension will be formatted as markdown. For more information on the markdown syntax that we support, check out our documentation. In the source browser, relative links are...
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    New Custom Field in the Issue Tracker

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    We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software on Friday, Feb 6. Work items in the issue tracker now have a custom field where you can add or edit whatever text you want, in case you need additional fields not already supported. You can search...
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    Upgrading all TFS servers to TFS 2010

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    [Do you tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] The information in this entry applies to project coordinators and developers that are using TFS with the Team Explorer client. If you are using Mercurial or a Subversion client, then nothing will change...
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    Introducing the Documentation tab for CodePlex projects

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    Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. We’re excited to introduce our latest feature, the Documentation tab. CodePlex users now have a consistent place across projects to find documentation, while project owners are encouraged...
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    Pull Request Conversations, Inline Diff Enhancements

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    [Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft ] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website today. Pull Request Conversations Previously, the only way for project members and users who submitted pull requests to converse was...
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    Free TekPub Episode: Using Mercurial with CodePlex

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    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] The team at TekPub has just released a special free episode on using Mercurial with CodePlex. In it, Rob Conery demonstrates some Mercurial basics using TortoiseHg and VisualHg , pushing your repository...
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    Filter by work items that you’re tracking

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    Yesterday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. In this release, we continued to work on the email notifications for work items feature by adding the ability to filter just by the work items you’re tracking. We also made optimizations...
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    Top 5 Myths and Facts about CodePlex

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    Myth #1:  Software hosted on CodePlex is only for developers Fact: CodePlex is for any open source software application. Some of our top projects include Rawr , a .NET tool for World of Warcraft players, and the Vista Battery Saver , an app for managing...
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    Associating Change sets to Releases and Displaying Mercurial Branches/Tags

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    [Do you Tweet? Follow me on Twitter @matthawley ] We deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software today. Associating Change sets to Releases When you’re editing your release information, you’ll notice a new textbox in the Release Details section...
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    Syntax Highlighting Improvements

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    The CodePlex team added syntax highlighting to our markdown editor. Now, if you specify the language of a codeblock, the appropriate highlighting will be applied as seen below: The supported languages are: XML Java JavaScript TypeScript...
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    CodePlex learns to talk to other services!

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    CodePlex is now able to talk to other services! For example, if you want CodePlex to tell Trello to update cards on your Trello board, it can do it. Or if you want CodePlex to notify your Campfire chat room when updates are pushed, it can do that too...
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    Check out the New Look for CodePlex Projects

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    Starting in today’s deployment, your project’s logo and title are now the focus on your CodePlex project pages. We’ve seen requested for more individual branding for CodePlex project, especially when green isn’t the desired primary color for their project...
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    The times they are a changing...

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    It was 4½ years ago that Sandy Khaund and I founded the group that was chartered to build an open source project hosting site for Microsoft. The site, which eventually became known as CodePlex (it had many internal names) launched a little more than a...
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    Project subdomain URLs and separate RSS feed for reviews

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    On Thursday, we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. Project subdomain URLs All project pages are now in the form of projectname.codeplex.com. A few months ago, we introduced this feature at the project homepage level. Now, we’ve implemented...
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    Markdown in Discussions

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    We now support markdown in our discussion editor! If you are new to markdown, you can learn more about it from our previous blog post on the topic. A couple other notable changes are: Editing and replying to discussions on iPads and iPhones is now...
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    Why Did We Write the CodePlex Client?

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    I want to answer some speculation about what motivated our team to write the CodePlex source control client. When we chose Team Foundation Server as our source control system, we knew that there would be big reactions to our choice. We knew there would...
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