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Monthly Archives: February 2010

We’ve had a couple of questions regarding how to set user avatars.

We’re using gravatar.com. For your avatar to show up – all you need to do is associate an avatar with the email address you are using in Kanbanery on gravatar.com.

There’s sometimes a short delay in gravatar.com processing the image. If nothing is showing – double check that you have the same email address set for the Kanbanery tool as for gravatar.com, and refresh the page you are viewing.

Avatars show the owner of the task, the author of comments,  and who moved tasks in the project history. We thought it made most sense that the latest person to move a task should become its owner. If you need to change an owner subsequently, click on the owner avatar and select the new task owner from the list. Let us know if this approach works for you.

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Welcome to the Kanbanery blog! We’re trying to build the most elegant project board tool for Scrum and Kanban teams or for personal task management, and we’ll be using this blog to tell you about our plans, releases, aims… And gather feedback from our users so we can build the features you want.

A bit of background. The alpha release of Kanbanery was developed by the team at Lunar Logic Polska in 3 two week sprints. We deliberately wanted to release with a limited feature set as fast as we could so that we could start to use the tool. By using the tool we aim to discover its strengths, its weaknesses, and avoid developing features that “might be nice to have” but that no-one would ever use. Once we released the alpha, we started using the Kanbanery tool to help us manage the project, and gather initial alpha user feedback, which has been really helpful. Thank you all for your contributions so far!

We thought that some of our users might like to know more about the technology behind the tool. Marcin Kulik, the Senior Developer on the project, ran me through the technology stack behind the Kanbanery tool:

  • The application is written in Ruby, using the Merb framework
  • Event logging (which generates the “Project history”) uses MongoDB. (Piotr Solnica, from Lunar Logic Polska, is one of the authors of an adapter for DataMapper to use MongoDB. We’ll be publishing a blog post about this soon.)