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PRESS RELEASE: Version 2.0 of Project Management Software Collabtive Released

Version 2.0 of Project Management Software Collabtive Released
Improves Security, Design and Functionality

Saarbruecken, Germany
August 13, 2014

The new version 2.0 of Collabtive is a major step forward for the popular web-based project management tool. With over 50 changes, this is one of the biggest releases since the initial launch in 2007. All known bugs have been fixed according to the developers. They also overhauled the user interface and added more productivity features. The strongest focus was on security, with many improvements in this crucial area.

For secure usage of Collabtive 2.0 in critical contexts, potential vulnerabilities have been addressed. The SSL detection has been improved. A content security policy HTTP header instructs the user’s browser to block various unsafe behaviours. Input is filtered by HTMLPurifier, a well-proven library that protects against cross-site scripting attacks, while preserving rich formatting options. Files uploaded to Collabtive are no longer exposed with public links — instead, all file requests are routed through Collabtive to restrict access to authorized users. Your files will now be strongly encrypted using the Advanced Encryption Standard ensuring a high level of safety for important documents. When updating from an older Collabtive installation, all pre-existing files have to be reprocessed to apply the encryption. Therefore it is strongly recommended that you make a backup before applying the update.

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Collabtive 2.0 released

Today we are happy to announce the release of Collabtive 2.0.

It’s a major release – and a major step forward for Collabtive. With over 50 changes, this is also one of our biggest releases.

All known bugs have been fixed.
A strong focus has been put on security, with many improvements in this area.
Finally, we overhauled the user interface and added several features.

Focus on Security
Several possible security bugs have been fixed.
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Top 10 Myths about Open Source

Minor misunderstandings and misconceptions get repeated enough, and the next thing you know, myths are born. So Dave Ranking took the time to do some debunking:

http://opensource.about.com/od/what-is-open-source/fl/The-Top-10-Myths-about-Open-Source.htm

Let’s see which of these myths are defied by Collabtive:

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hotscripts.com: Collabtive is among the TOP 10 Open Source Web App of all Time

As one of the main developers, I am pleased that our continued evolution of Collabtive is recognized by the internet’s largest directory of web development and programming-related resources.
It’s a good feeling when your own software is mentioned in the same breath with industry giants such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.

Excerpt from the article on hotscripts.com:

Not all web applications are created equal. Many web applications are vaporware—hype is created, but the actual application is never released, or it is released, but then development stops. There are, however, several web applications that have enjoyed great development and evolution over time. This article takes a look at the 10 Most Popular Open Source web applications that have, over the past few years, matured and gained even wider adoption.

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Collabtive 1.2 released

Today we announce the release of Collabtive 1.2.

Collabtive 1.2 contains more than 20 improvements.
Most of them are bug fixes, but some new features and other improvements have also made it into this release.

There are also security improvements in this release, so all users should upgrade.

Milestones improved
Milestones can now have their start date set manually. This means you can create milestones that start in the future. Upon creating a milestone, a linked task list is now also automatically created.
Milestones will now be displayed in groups of “late”, “current” and “upcoming” milestones.

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Plugins: Mobile Web App for Collabtive 1.1

Those Collabtive users who

  • updated from Collabtive 1.0 to Collabtive 1.1, and
  • use our commercial plugin “Collabtive Mobile Web App”

need to update this plugin. We provide this update free of charge.

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Plugins: English Translation for Collabtive 1.1

Those Collabtive users who

  • updated from Collabtive 1.0 to Collabtive 1.1, and
  • use one or more of our commercial plugins, and
  • speak English

need to update their language file.

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Collabtive 1.1 released

Today we announce the release of Collabtive 1.1.

Collabtive 1.1 contains more than 20 bugfixes and minor corrections.
It also updates several core components like Smarty and TCPDF to their newest version and makes Collabtive fully compatible with PHP 5.5

Several security fixes
Along with the usual assortment of normal bugfixes, Collabtive 1.1 also fixes 3 security bugs.
It is therefore highly recommended that all users update to this new version.

Updating plugins
All plugins bought for Collabtive 1.0 remain fully compatible with Collabtive 1.1.
You just need to re-apply them according to their install instructions after you have completed the update to 1.1.

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Collabtive Mobile Web App

It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of the Collabtive Mobile Web App.
It enables you to use Collabtive on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones.

Web App
The mobile web app comes as a plugin for Collabtive. Once installed on your web server, it allows Collabtive to serve mobile devices with a mobile-friendly user interface automatically. This way you don’t have to download or install anything on the individual devices.

The mobil web app has been thoroughly tested on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices.

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Collabtive 1.0 released

Today we are very proud to announce the release of Collabtive 1.0!
Collabtive 1.0 marks the culmination of 5 years of development.

With more than 60 improvements, it is our biggest and best release ever.

With Collabtive 1.0 we have fixed all known bugs, overhauled the database access layer and added lots of new features.

Overhauled database access
In a major under-the-hood change we have ported the database access to PDO (PHP Data Objects).
While desireable for a while, this became really necessary now because the old way of accessing the database will be deprecated in the next version of PHP and removed in a future version.

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