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Really beta software

04 03 2008, Michiel van Vlaardingen in Teamspinner

It just became very clear that Teamspinner is still beta software:  it was not working at all in Internet Explorer.  We are very sorry for this and hope that those encountering these problems will give it another try.

If you would like to know more about the actual JavaScript problem that caused this massive failure I have written an article about it on my personal blog.

Spin Faster

01 03 2008, Michiel van Vlaardingen in Teamspinner
You might like Teamspinner because it is so simple and wiki-like. However, it was still not as simple as many available wikis.  So to make you work even faster we have added two things:   Default Page setup:   Instead of creating empty pages, by default a new page will get Text, Files and Comment blocks.   And the second one, to make it into an actual wiki:  If you type  [[Pagename]]  in the text area, it will transform into a link to the page with the same name.  Not much special, but we hope it helps to make everything just a bit smoother.

Track your Changes

27 09 2007, Michiel van Vlaardingen in Teamspinner
We already had the nice overview of the changes on you portal homepage in Teamspinner. Now we do think Teamspinner is great, but you can't expect users to go check it every hour.  So I have added a very very advanced feature: an RSS feed.

Attention to Teamspinner

26 09 2007, Michiel van Vlaardingen in Teamspinner

Our project collaboration and information management tool Teamspinner has been in beta for a while now without much happening. We did not even actively use it ourselfs. Because eating your own dog food is a great principle and we needed to manage our growing amount of project information we forced ourself to use it from now on. So as a result you should see the changes comming soon.

A few changes that are already applied after a few hours of intensive use:

  • Switched to normal pages instead of AJAX (it's so much easier to mail these URLs )
  • Sorted the 'Updated' overview by the most recently updated project first
  • Fixed bugs with slashes in the texts
  • Renaming of projects
Are you a user of Teamspinner? Please let me know what you need!