Teamwork release 4.2.10080

Meeting section improved.

This new release contains principally bug fixes.
Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application; the database schema in this release will be changed (it just adds a new column in “twk_disc_point” table).


– We have added the possibility for each attendee of a meeting to add new discussion points. Every discussion point now   has an owner so a simple attendee can add new discussion points and modify them (but only his own ones).


-Fixed some bugs on the new skin Ulm in Internet Explorer
-Fixed bug on cost tab in the link of descendant
-Fixed a bug on agenda week size
-Fixed a bug on search field
-Fixed a bug on process back-office

Teamwork release 4.2.10025

Here you find the main features of this new Teamwork’s release.
There are also some bug-fixes which are listed at the end of this post.

The first feature is an improvment on the task editor tree which now is comfortable as the issue multi line editor.


The second added feature is a new print page for the task costs. This page is available from the tab “cost” in the project editor.


The third interesting feature is the new combo added in the check missing worklog.
This combo, which is already available in most  Teamwork search forms, lets you write several space separated names for multi select.



  • Fixed bug in timesheet day portlet with a too long action.
  • Fixed bug on the error page on internet Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug on timesheet page total calculation.
  • Fixed a bug on multiple generation of personal details for new resources.

Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application; the database schema is unchanged.

Teamwork release 4.2.9810

This is the first patch after the release of Teamwork 4.2, it includes some bug fixes. Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application; the database schema is unchanged.

ScreenShot005 Features:

Added in the list of worklog on a specific assignment the possiblity to change the staus of all selected worklogs with one    click.

– Improved “check missing worklogs”.


Fixed a bug in first saving of LDAP data.
– Fixed a bug on import tweets from Twitter.
-Fixed a bug in the document search page.
-Fixed a bug in the meeting discussion point list.
-Fixed a permission bug for agenda event owner.

Teamwork 4.2.9650 released

This is a major release, the first of the 4.2 series; it is a free upgrade to all users of version 4. The main features of this significant release are:

(actually even more than what described there has been done along this line: just try it out…)

  • An empowered meeting management section
  • Two new interface translations: in French, and in Chinese
  • Several tool expansions for the power users, on automatic advancements, code generations, test status on issues etc. (this is detailed in the following)
  • A new skin: ulm
The new ulm skin.
The new ulm skin.

The user guide has been updated. Download the release here; the installer will upgrade your web application and the database schema and data; remember to do backups!

General features

–    Added “test” status to issues
–    Improved Portuguese translation
–    Added option in config for setting task progress to 100% when complete
–    Added option in config for generating task codes from types
–    Saved filters are visible in the button bar
–    Costs are in currency in all the interface
–    Easter is not mandatorily a holiday
–    Avoid to duplicate subscriptions when present on parents
–    Subscribe overdue tasks
–    There is task name in the subject of email generated by TW?
–    There is a new “ulm” skin, really pretty


–    There are “tags” everywhere for tagging and then finding anything
–    Assigning a task: create resources on the fly if you have permissions, and put a link in message bar
–    The issue in line editor is easy to edit, and to jump from there to entities
–    Save on issue  line magically appears – no need to press “tab”
–    Unassigned resources can be set on issues
–    Messages on save and every action are really visible
–    Set a default color on resource so that say notification stickies from different assignees are in different colors
–    Worklog week: allow add more the one record per day without reloading the page
–    A new “first start” starting page
–    Badges as balloons for users


–    Discussion points have been empowered, and are edited in the same page as the supporting calendar event
–    Now there is a minute for every discussion point
–    Every discussion point can be printed separately
–    Issues can be added by simply selecting text of the minute

Bug fixes

–    Boards: manage the z-order correctly
–    Bug in computing difference in worklog week
–    Bug in saving names of default filters
–    3rd level task ordering alphabetical not by task number (after selecting task)
–    Document: double save “upload” boom!
–    In worklog analysis “move all 796 work logs to selected assignment:” covers the “total” bottom line
–    Icons of menu never reloaded
–    Summa bug on docs
–    Must put operational role on the resources created on the fly
–    On chrome: issue list, change a description, press search button, do not leave the page, save the issue, press search again does not work
–    Priority not set on assignments created by project tree or issues

Teamwork release 4.1.9021

New business process wizard.
New business process wizard.

This is our weekly patch, which includes some new features and bug fixes. Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application; the database schema is unchanged. Thank you to all users and plugin developers for the great feedback.

– the process creation wizard is more friendly, and there is better date handling in business processes instances
– sticky notes can now be “pushed” on top
– issue editable list: now the task and resource when clicked get the line to be editable

– each user access increases score
– all root pages go in history
– faster time counter portlet
– path to object includes currently edited task
– operator load is filterable by active task status

– technical: Teamwork startups by web xml now using ServletContextListener

– Google calendar – single events handled correctly
– IE7 close all sticky fixed
– Portuguese missing some labels
– new assignments from tree or from “add myself” now get the cost set from the resource
– worklog day recomputes difference from total on update
– link to area management active even if not admin
– fixed display of meeting in recent views
– fixed a security bug in filtering: project -> more-> nextmilestone

While going to a Teamwork Boot Camp in Geneve...
While going to a Teamwork Boot Camp in Geneve…

Teamwork release 4.1.8848

Operator load can be filtered by active tasks.
Operator load can be filtered by active tasks.

This is our weekly patch, just one feature and some little bug fixes. Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application; the database schema is unchanged.

– Operator load is filterable by active task status.

– Fixed upgrade procedure to 4.1
– Fixed display of meeting in recent views
– Fixed a security bug in filtering: projects -> more-> nextmilestone
– Cleaned web app from various useless extensions, so compiling from source is easier
– Export to Google calendar now compiles
– Fix on ownership on issues

Teamwork 4.1 (8735): worklog validation and many other improvements

Validate work done.
Validate work done.

Release 4.1 is now available and is a free upgrade for all users of version 4.0. Download it here; the installer will upgrade your web application and database schema.

This release main improvements:

Work log management
Work log can now be classified, verified, approved, billed, and moved: see the new section 8.5 of the user guide.

Subscription engine
Default subscriptions on roles: now on each roles for assignments one can set some default subscriptions.
Digest: a new “channel” on which on gets the main events for the project in which you are involved: see the news in section 4.4.

Subversion integration
Integration now supports also http and https, in addition to the SVN: protocol.

We have found a bug in saving custom filters: you may have to recreate your filters after update.

Many new small features:

Nicer task tree.
Nicer task tree.

File storages
– now the explorer permissions are inherited from the task; see the new section 10.5 of the user guide.
– role editor: made filestorage explorer r/w/c permission also local, so can be set at project level.
– added floating bars for actions

– new subscribable event: budget overflow

– among the bulk actions, “escalate gravity”
– in the list, any line allows to add worklog, not just the closed ones
– issue list by default are filtered by open tasks
– issue list shows notes

Work logging
– worklog list dates are editable
– now when there is out of scope worklog the corresponding task is always shown
– can temporarily add a task to the list in worklog list and register non planned worklog
– hourly costs for resource includes decimals
– worklog week is faster
– worklog print improved

Business processes
–    when a process is created, assignees are subscribed to it
– process driven tasks can be moved
– task created by process get subscribed

– you can now reset the dashboards to their default structure
– a sample direct SQL access portlet is now distributed

Agenda week
– week numbers are displayed

– classifications are copied in task cloning
– in the filters, the task “type” filter field, it supports writing by hand, partial matches, but not the full QBE
– project tree is nicer and has a more intuitive “create child” process

– improved layout in Chrome/Safari
– the label tool allows filtering for missing label per language
– filters say by task now accepts week intervals
– closing notes after one has been closed, several can be closed with one click
– designer supports currency
– dates support Current Week CW shortcuts and similar
– events generated by myself are by default now hidden to myself

– a new sample portlet with direct connection to the database
Horrible bugs
– saving a task tree deletes task types and notes
– JDK 6 compatibility – fixed

Minor bugs
– issue multi editor: find -> copy -> press refresh page size button -> boom
– custom filters are now saved correctly
– file storages pointing to files fail
– found horrible bug in Firefox… when downloading file with, name, PARAMETERS) with PARAMETERS it stops downloading
– agenda weekly events matching mistake
– add company bug fixed
– fixed encoding on worklog insertion, week and day
– some task statuses in tree did not appear
– iCal private events appeared as public
– new favicon is visible
– type of the company is not shown
– fixed encoding on agenda week
– search by phone number bug

Develop Teamwork plugins.
Develop Teamwork plugins.

Plugins development: on Teamwork web site you find a page deidicated to those that want to start developing plugins for/on top of Teamwork:

User requests: some of the requirements closed on the service:
–    Removal of a custom form after it was filled
– After a form was filled for a certain task it looks logical to have a possibility to have it removed if needed.
– Display week number in worklog, agenda
– Resources hourly cost to accept fractions
– Webcast: talk about Subversion integration
– Set up a matrix of default subscriptions
– Worklog approved, billed status
– Print the Gantt chart or export it completed

Teamwork 4.0.8330: print Gantts and a few little things

Print preview of a Gantt.
Print preview of a Gantt.

This release contains some feature improvements and bug fixes. Also the user guide has been updated. Download the release here.

– task Gantts are now “web printable”
– distributing a sample iframe parametrical portlet (extended the user guide with instructions) which is a rough way of getting anything visibleon your dashboard

– fixed a bug on agenda filtering
– fixed bug on updated issue notifications
– fix on PDF names on save
– fixed multiple bugs in Basecamp import

Teamwork 4.0.8222: Portuguese translation and more

Task editor in Portuguese.
Task editor in Portuguese.

Here is a new translation and several minor improvements. Download the release here.


– interface is now translated also in Portuguese
– added compatibility with a wider spectrum of localized Outlooks (and in general iCalendar clients)
– several improvements in project summary portlet
– more readable buddies menu

Bug fixes

– fixed bug on task tree editor too restrictive on statuses
– fixed bug on agenda search type list
– fixed bugs in updating news
– fixed security bug in list of person in activity
– fixed task type filter on list

Upgrading from Teamwork 3 to 4: why and how

If you are a user of Teamwork 3, you may now consider upgrading from 3 to 4.


Well, simply version 4 is Nicer – Faster – Friendlier – Wider..

This does remind of the Daft hands video 🙂 . To get more in detail, probably the best way is to have a look at the user guide.

P.S.: Faster? Yes, it is graphically richer, but still it is faster: given the extended Ajax usage, many pages no longer need “global reloading”; and there is also caching for all the graphical pages parts.


First, you must buy the upgrade license here. The cost is 35 Euro per user (the buy page will show you also the price in dollars).

The installer of version 4 contains an upgrade procedure from version 3 to 4. Upgrading means evolving the database schema, updating and inserting some data, and updating the web application. This is a complex process, which we tested extensively on different database, but it is not entirely fail-safe; there may be permissions lacking, differences of encoding, particular settings of your installation etc. .
So before any upgrade attempt we STRONGLY advise doing a complete backup: these are the required operations to preserve all your data and your configurations settings:

B1. Backup your database
B2. Backup the entire web application: e.g. TEAMWORK_HOME/webapps/ROOT
B3. Backup your repository, where files get uploaded: if you have not customized this folder you can find it in TEAMWORK_HOME/teamworkRepository.

Consider that if you have Teamwork running in a non graphical environment, you cannot directly use the installer for upgrading, and this may be a problem, as several files must get updated.

So the recommended procedure for upgrading is the following:

1.    Backup as above B1, B2, B3
2.    Create a copy of your database, accessible from a graphical environment
3.    Install version 4 on such database with the graphical installer
4.    If everything is fine, use the obtained web app as the new Teamwork

This way there should be no danger of “ruining” your current version 3 installation.

You can delegate us to do the upgrade procedure for you, if you are willing to give a temporary remote access to your web application. Before giving us access, you must have done backups B1, B2, B3, as our upgrade comes with no guarantees of data preservation in case of failure, and it is to you restoring the database and the web app in the previous state.  Buy the “remote setup” here:

In case the upgrade procedure fails, you will get a full refund of the remote setup.

Teamwork 4.0 released

Teamwork 4 about page
Teamwork's 4 "about" popup.

Download Teamwork 4. Today, 30th of January, 2009, Teamwork 4 is available for download. Get it here:

In the same page you can generate a 30 days evaluation license. The multi-platform installer includes an upgrader from version 3; you can buy both new and upgrade licenses here:

The base cost is 90 Euro per non-expiring license.

(If you live in a country where the currency is now particularly weak with respect to the Euro (e.g. Brazil), apply for a discount here. There are free licenses for blogger / journalist reviewers, as usual.)

See the introductory video and download the user guide here:

What we achieved. Producing Teamwork 4 was really difficult, because we had several aims that we wanted to pursue with this release:

  • get more integration between the different sections of Teamwork
  • expand project management functionality with resource management and business processes
  • create a “Teamwork talks” set of functionalities, so that Teamwork would natively interact with the various services which now are widely used to track one’s activity, from Google apps, to Twitter and Subversion
  • deeply revise the user interface, by:
    • keeping “embracing the web”, but empowering the basic url request – page display cycle with dynamical web parts that allow in place and multi-line editing
    • make it easier to reach information, through silently smart search functions and empowered dashboards  (see the future blog post on group ranking)

The last point was particularly intense, as we had to “absorb” the fact that the web itself is a source of user interface standards, and it has stopped trying to imitate other platforms.

User requests. Many of the changes and improvements came from recurring user requests: have an extended and printable user guide, interface translation in German and Spanish, in place task tree edit, Subversion integration, and many others. So post your requests on our feedback service, and you’ll see them realized with a little patience.

Features of version 4. How can a short blog post summarize Teamwork release 4? There is just too much, both conceptually and functionally. There is only one way to get to know Teamwork 4: see the intro video, download and install the application, give it a try, maybe have a look at the new user guide to get more in depth on the subjects that most interest you.

A very synthetic way of telling what’s new in version 4 is by using simply a tag cloud of the user guide contents:

Tag cloud of Teamwork 4 user guide
Tag cloud of Teamwork 4 user guide

Thanks. The team that produced Teamwork 4 is here:

Thanks to all users of version 3 that provided feedback and special thanks to beta testers and translators. Have a good evaluation!

Teamwork’s new blog!

This blog is the continuation of this old one on Blogspot. As blogging has become an important mean of providing information and news on Teamwork and related methodologies and technologies, we moved the blog under Teamwork’s domain and began using a more powerful content manager (WordPress).

Now some of the more recent and relevant content from the old blog.

Teamwork 4 beta: Teamwork’s new release is available with free licenses for evaluation. The download links are:

Windows (94MB):

Linux (97MB):

OSX (83MB):

Here is an evaluation license:


What’s new:
– contains upgrade from version 3 (to be tested – do not upgrade production, only copies)
– a beta of a German translation
– fixed severe bug in working days “pushing” dates on tasks
– several minor bug fixes

Free licenses: we give free Teamwork 4 user licenses for reviewers.

From now on we will be giving out a free, non expiring 3-user Teamwork 4 license (worth 285 Euro) to any journalist/blogger who writes a public review of Teamwork 4 (typically a blog entry) regardless whether it is positive or not. In fact we’ll give you the license before you write the review: just send us a short blurb and we’ll send you the license.

Same if you are willing to do a demo of Teamwork 4 to an audience at a public event.

Free upgrades: everyone who bougth teamwork 3 after September 1st, 2008, will get a free upgrade to version 4.

Teamwork webcasts: the first of Teamwork webcast series is on line, and can be seen on Vimeo in high definition.It deals with Business processes integration.

This is the first of a series of webcasts in which Silvia Chelazzi and Pietro Polsinelli (two Teamwork developers) will talk about Teamwork, work and project management, and related tools and technologies. We plan to release a webcast about every two weeks. Notes on the first webcast are here, on the old blog.