jesse at bestpractical
Mar 15, 2003, 10:58 AM
I'm pleased to announce RT 3.0.0 Release Candidate 1. Below is a draft
RT 3.0.0 Release Candidate 1
of the high-level release notes for RT 3.0.0. The exact release date for
3.0.0 will be determined by feedback during the release-candidate
process, but it's very close. The beta process has been amazingly
Get your hot, fresh release candidate at:
RT 3.0.0 represents over a year of work extending and enhancing RT 2.0.
It's a significant new release with major new features, including:
* The new web interface is prettier, easier to use and also
more standards compliant.
* RT now includes a flexible "approvals" system that lets you define
site-specific policies to require approval before certain classes
of ticket can be resolved.
* The mail gateway has been rebuilt to use an RPC mechanism to
talk to your RT server, rather than needing to run setgid on
your RT server.
* Groups and access control have been completely reworked.
* Group membership is now recursive, so you can create groups
which contain other groups.
* The installation process has been overhauled. Autoconf
(./configure) make installation easier than ever before.
* Users can now delegate their rights to other users.
* Full "custom field" support has replaced RT 2.0's "keywords".
Custom fields can now contain arbitrary text, as well as
"Select from list".
* RT now stores all data as Unicode internally, so it's much
easier to work with multiple languages
* RT's core and web interface has been fully internationalized.
RT now speaks: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese,
Dutch, Finnish, Czech, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese,
and Simplified Chinese.
* RT even easier to extend than ever before: The API is much
better documented, the web interface includes a new "Callbacks"
mechanism to let you embed your own components without touching
a line of RT's source code. The core libraries include a new
"Overlay" system to let you override RT's core functionality
at the subroutine level.
* The 'scrips' system is even more powerful. Now administrators can
create custom scrips right from RT's web interface.
* RT 3.0 is much better tested than any previous release of RT.
Each release must pass a suite of over 750 tests before being
released to the public.
* There's a full manual.
* And, of course, there's lots more.
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