After months of working on it and tuning the mechanics, we’re happy to announce that one of the biggest changes to Codecks reached its beta stage! :sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:
The new hand aims to answer the question of what am I and my team members going to work on next? Every team member gets 7-28 hand slots (the exact number is configurable by you) to signal what their next cards are. You are able to inspect your co-worker’s hands and drag and drop cards into the right position as you see fit.
In addition we’re adding much more focus onto ongoing conversations, putting them right into your hand view.
The previous hand behaviour can now be accessed via “Bookmarks”.
You can go to “Organisation settings” > “Features” to activate it. You can move back to the classic hand any time. We eventually will be moving to the new hand for everyone. So if you have questions or concerns feel free to share.
We’ll also be updating our Manual entry to give you an overview of the changes.
We’ve given your Open Decks a fresh look to make sure your page looks as nice as possible no matter what kind of assets you have available.
You are able to migrate manually from today! before we’ll apply the new layout to every open deck by 30.06.2021.
To migrate, head to your project settings and find the “Improved design available!” section.
Probably one of the better hidden functionalities within Codecks is now much more apparent: If you wan’t to leave a conversation, you no longer need to click your own avatar in the participant list. Instead we’re now offering a big “Opt out of conversation” button.
Nothing changed on the outside, but we’ve rebuild our notification engine. When you perform an action like writing a comment, you don’t have to wait until all notifications are generated before the server responds and shows your comment. Instead notifications are now generated after it processed your request. This should speed up interactions in bigger teams quite a bit.
While we’re at the topic of performance optimizations: moving 100s of cards to a different deck could take several minutes. After some profiling we found the slow queries and could speed up the process considerably. It should now take ~1s per 100 cards moved.
We’ve added a “Get notified of updates” section to the header of each Open Decks page. This allows anyone to sign up via either Discord or email and password to then select whether they want to be notified daily or weekly if interesting updates are happening.
The digest email will contain links to new cards as well as cards that have been started or marked as done.
This feature is available to all regular Codecks users as well without having to create an additional sign up.
So feel free to check out the projects on open.codecks.io to see whether there’s some interesting projects you’d like to get updates for!
ctrl/cmd+clickon a card’s id copies just the
$idrather than the full URL. Useful for e.g. commit messages.
This release introduces a reworked shortcut system aimed to make keyboard-based navigation a lot more productive. Hit
? to see all shortcuts available on your current view.
Here’s some highlights:
ctrl/cmd+ato select all cards
bto select the card under the mouse cursor
p, etc opens the corresponding property for the card under the mouse cursor
Returnto open the edit view on an opened card
Arrow Keysto navigate across the mini cards