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Pivotal Tracker Moving to New Hosting Environment on Nov 6

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The last two and a half years have been exciting for Pivotal Tracker. It’s grown from an internal tool we at Pivotal Labs occasionally shared with clients and friends to a mainstay of the Ruby, Rails and Agile worlds. Over this period, Engine Yard has provided us with their top-tier private cloud hosting, free of charge, as a service to the community. For this we are extremely grateful, and we hope our users share our gratitude for their generosity, in this and in so much else in the Ruby on Rails ecosystem. Read more...

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Defrosting Your Icebox

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Pivotal Tracker makes it easy to add stories to you project. Hit Ctrl-A, type a quick sentence along the lines of “As a user, I can…so that…”. On most of our projects, we find ourselves discovering new stories all the time, based on the continuous feedback loop that Tracker encourages. Not all stories end up in the backlog, but it’s liberating to be able to capture new ideas and user feedback as they occur. Read more...

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New Account Management Features in Pivotal Tracker

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We’re introduced new features in Pivotal Tracker to help with account management. Accounts tend to stay out of the way for most people, but they can be essential for larger companies, especially consulting companies like ours. They allow users to separate their personal, open source, and company projects, for example, and to share administrative abilities and permissions for related groups of projects with other users. Read more...

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Pivotal Tracker Scheduled Weekly Maintenance

For the next month or so, we will be rolling out a series of changes to various parts of the Tracker server architecture, including moving to a Memcached distributed cache for certain requests, cookie based sessions, switching from Mongrel to Passenger, splitting the very large history table, etc. Read more...