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Status History

July 18, 2009

FDD Tools 2.0 released. Source code is available and taged in Mercurial. Binary and source packages are available for download on sourceforge. Website updated.

July 14, 2009

Work for a 2.0 release is nearly complete. Source code is available in Mercurial. This version moves to the FDDI specification as the native file format, and adds support for FDDI features including Program->Project->Aspect->Subject->Activity->Feature hierarchy and Aspect-specific Milestones.

September 13, 2006

The FDD Tools team is pleased to announce another new member. Welcome to the team Alex.

Alex has added support to run FDD Tools as an Applet, and done some great refactoring. We'll work on getting the code finalized and into CVS in the next few days.

We're also working on getting Preferences Persistence complete, which will bring us to Release 1.0. Once that is complete we will be refocusing our efforts on the 2.x Release, which will bring improved usability and broader functionality. More news on 2.x after we get 1.0 done.

September 28, 2005

The FDDTools team is very happy to welcome a new member to our development team. Andres Acosta has joined us and has already started to contribute to enhancing and improving the tool. We are very happy to have Andres aboard, and look forward to upcoming releases incorporating his contributions.

October 19, 2005

Release 0.8.7 binary files are now available. We've changed the naming convention for the files to include the version number (without the period seperator) to make the files unique. (This seems to be a new requirement for the Sourceforge Release system.)

October 18, 2005

The FDD Tools team is very proud to announce Release 0.8.7 which focuses on internationalization

This unscheduled release didn't appear on our original roadmap, but has been something we've been interested in all along, so with Andres joining the team we decided to address this now. Thanks to Andres for making this release happen. Also our special thanks to Ms. Carrie Wang for the Chinese translation and Ms. Yue Yuan for the Japanese translation.

July 3, 2005

Release 0.8.5 is available! We encourage everyone to download this version and provide feedback.

July 3, 2005

Updated code has been committed to CVS. We're still doing some testing, but expect to put up a standard release over the next day or so.

June 28, 2005

After an all too long hiatus we've recently had some time to get back to work improving FDDTools. We've made some bug-fix and improvements to the image persistence, as well as added some basic printing support for the currently displayed project tracking graphic. We've also enhanced the UI making the tool a bit easier to use. The changes aren't yet in CVS, pending the completion of some icons for the UI enhancement but we'll get them checked in and a new release up within the next couple of weeks.

September 3, 2004

Alpha release 0.7 is available September 3, 2004. This release fixes several bugs and makes some additional improvements to the UI.

August 17, 2004

Alpha release 0.6 is available August 17, 2004. This is our second release, and includes significant changes from 0.5 including the ability to add, update, and delete Major Feature Sets, Feature Sets and Features using the GUI, and saving/loading projects (in XML format).

The flow of elements in the Project Tracking chart (and chart size) is now dynamic, reflowing to best fit the display window.

July 23, 2004

In the SourceForge spirit of releasing early (and, hopefully, often), we are making the first Major Feature Set, Progress Visualization Management, of our FDD tool available for download.

This first Major Feature Set supports the generation of FDD style project progress reports (sometimes referred to as 'parking lot charts') from CSV (comma separated values) files that can be produced either manually or as an export from MS Project (see note in Usage below). The progress charts can be viewed within the tool, printed, or saved as in PNG or JPG image formats.