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Release Date: 2020-04-16

  • Added function to move all tasks by a number of days, including shifting the plan to start today.
  • 'Check for Updates' function needed to be updated to handle new security on the website, to use https and TLS1.2 Build 1

Release Date: 2020-02-25

  • Fixes to some issues in the new display options: White background on the Gantt Chart, highlight expection days, start of week day. Build 1

Release Date: 2020-02-20

  • Improvements to Gantt chart display and print options, variable fonts and other settings, saved with the plan. Build 1

Release Date: 2019-03-05

  • Some of the import/export forms weren't being run through the translator. Also some other translation fixes.
  • Speeded up the task validation function, checking for circularity. Build 1

Release Date: 2018-12-10

  • Fix for occasional bug saving/loading dates Build 1

Release Date: 2017-11-30

  • Various fixes to help with translating the interface
  • Improvements to the Save/SaveAs functionality for readonly/viewonly files
  • Includes newer MPXJ Version 7.0.2 for improved import from .mpp files
  • Fix for Severity Min and Max values not sticking
  • Fix for 'Use Inherent Risk' flag not sticking
  • Default for currency format now 'C2' to pick up desktop region settings Build 1

Release Date: 2017-07-14

  • Original release of Planner 5.0 Build 1

Release Date: 2016-05-26

  • Changes to decimal values in various fields e.g. percent complete, and included fixes for multi-locale operation. Build 1

Release Date: 2015-01-21

  • New 'Date Created' fields for tasks, risks and issues.
  • Filter on item age. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-08-19

  • Alternative way to calc % complete, weighted by task hours.
  • Guidance URLS for general, task, risk, issue
  • RAID-type plan supported with 'Action' and 'Decision' issue types, and program view of 'Risks and Issues'. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-06-25

  • Fix for importing tasks with resources from CSV files. Resources of the form [J Smith 25%] were truncating the names and not including the percentage correctly. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-03-25

  • Fix for .mpp files where hidden 'Unassigned Resource' assignments were causing problems connecting resources to tasks. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-03-20

  • Adds functionality to export the Gantt chart and task list images to clipboard, but in pages.
  • Fixes a problem when printing task/risk/issue lists where the column display order is not preserved. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-01-28

  • Reverted to .NET 3.5, as some users do not have .NET 4.5 on their older PCs. Build 1

Release Date: 2014-01-23

  • New time and cost recording forms.
  • Load resource names and data from CSV file or copy/paste from spreadsheet.
  • Compiled for .NET 4.5 Build 1

Release Date: 2013-10-24

  • Further quantisation of various dates to day start. Build 1

Release Date: 2013-09-25

  • Fix for progress-bar display problem: when a task bar was not completely in view in the current date-range, the progress bar could be displayed incorrectly.
  • Risk, Issue and Response dates (e.g. Due Date, Date Allocated) are now quantised to the start of the day. Build 1

Release Date: 2013-09-16

  • Fix for very long task names.
  • Risk, Issue and Response dates quantised by default to start-of-day.
  • In the 'Choose View' form, the 'hover-to-view' option was on, which was causing problems for some users, now set to the normal 'click-to-select' style. Build 1

Release Date: 2013-03-10

  • Fix for a problem adding resources to tasks: when adding new resources in the 'Task' form, then adding them through the 'Manage Resources' form, then returning to the 'Task' form, the resource assignments could become corrupted. Build 1

Release Date: 2013-03-05

  • Fixed a problem saving plans that were created using Planner 3.0, caused by the response status lookup item now having a colour and closed-flag. Build 1

Release Date: 2013-03-03

  • Fixed a problem sorting on task WBS code.
  • Fixed a problem assigning resources to tasks in the task form.
  • Changed the Task and Manage Resources form to use a case-insensitive search for resource names to avoid unintended addition of resources with similar names.
  • Fixed a warning about 'BeginEdit' when adding a new resource in the Manage Resources form.
  • Fixed a problem with the translations where sub-menu items were not being included.
  • Modified the .spn output, so that calculated fields e.g. cumulative costs are included so that they can be made available to other programs without them having to be re-calculated externally.
  • Changed the Response 'Status' lookup to allow it to have a colour and 'closed' value. Build 2

Release Date: 2013-02-28

  • Fixed a problem with the reported piabplanner.exe file version which was out of sync with the program version. File versions in this release are:
    • piabplanner.exe
    • mppmpxj.dll
    • gantt.dll Build 1

Release Date: 2012-02-19

  • Original public release of Planner 3.1

Summary of New Features:

  • Multiple task predecessors
  • New concept of 'Saved Views' and Filters to give you a high level of control over how you present and anaylse your project schedule, risks and issues.
  • Extended calendar configuration options.
  • Improved import and export.
  • New cost model in the project schedule. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-11-14

  • Added optional task progress bars, based on % complete, with customisable colour.
  • Fixed some issues with CSV export, cleaning linebreak and other control characters from the attributes. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-11-10

  • Bug fix in the '% complete colour' code, which was getting reset under some conditions when editing tasks. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-10-14

  • Added the option to set tasks to a special colour when the task percent complete reaches a given threshold. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-09-19

  • Fixed a problem when importing from MS Project, you could get an error when first opening the 'Task' form. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-09-18

  • Improved the handling of % complete calculations for summary tasks, depending on the mix of child tasks:
    1. Milestones only: use an unweighted average.
    2. A mix of normal and milestone tasks: use a weighted average of % complete, weighted by task duration. Milestones are not included.
    3. Normal (non-milestone) tasks only: use a weighted average (weighted by task duration)
  • Fixed a problem with the Duration calcalation of summary tasks.
  • More fixes to handle imperfect .mpp file imports, where blank tasks are used for spacing:
    1. Blank tasks in .mpp files
    2. Predecessor links to a blank task Build 1

Release Date: 2012-07-20

  • Improved the 'Manage Resources' form to display a CSV (Tab-delimited) report of resource use in tasks, risks and issues. Either for a single resource or for all resources. Because it is Tab-delimited it can be pasted directly into Excel for custom analysis. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-06-25

  • The summary task duration was not being displayed correctly in the task list. As well as fixing this, the duration calculation has been changed to reflect working days better: The summary duration now = 'Number of working hours between summary start and finish dates' / 'Working hours per day'.
  • The default input date format on the task form is changed to include seconds, mostly so that they can be set to zero (if unwanted) to avoid odd end effects. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-06-15

  • Added 'Import/Export' menu, with forms for importing/exporting Tasks, Risks and Issues from/to spreadsheets using copy and paste.
  • Added 'WBS Code' (Work Breakdown Structure Code) to the tasks.
  • Extended task custom colour-coding from the Gantt chart bar to the text colour in the Gantt chart and the task list. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-06-07

  • Added feature in 'Plan Options' to include a custom header image.
  • Added a customisable print title, using text and the codes: @plan, @file, @date, @section
Code Description
@plan Plan name
@file File name
@date The current date
@section The current section e.g. 'Tasks', 'Risks', 'Issues' Build 1

Release Date: 2012-06-01

  • Added 'Resources', 'Resource Initials' and 'Tag' to the list of attributes that can be displayed on the Gantt chart.
  • Added optional resource initials, to allow a short-form display of assigned resources e.g. [John Smith 50%] → [JS 50%].
  • Added a 'Set as Milestone' button, and 'Start Today' buttons to the Task form.
  • Added a filter to show only 'Not Completed' tasks.
  • Added the option to print light grid lines on the tables. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-05-29

  • Changed the 'Copy Task' function so that it handles predecessors more elegantly. It reassigns all internal predecessors to within the copied set.
  • Changed the issue bubble chart to show severity vs status, with the bubble size related to the priority and the bubble colour related to the issue type (RFC, OS, P).
  • Changed all the 'comments' fields (task, risk, issue, response) so that they recognise URLs in the text.
  • Rounded the display of duration to 2 d.p. e.g. '3d 1.15h'. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-05-13

  • Improved the Print/Print Preview/Print Options system based on user feedback. The default is now to 'Print Current View' - i.e. print either just tasks, risks or issues depending on what is to view. Alternatively, the print options can be set to print everything. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-05-11

  • Added Czech translation. Thank you to Vítězslav Vlasák for this translation.
  • Fixed some issues when switching between different desktop locales. The risk calculations were not correct due to conversion of floating point numbers. Now using locale-independent storage for floating point numbers.
  • Modified the 'new plan' function so that the first task is automatically set to start 'today'. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-05-05

  • Increment to mpxj 4.3 to deal with changes in MS Project 2010. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-05-02

Improvements based on feedback on initial release:

  • Changed the task copy/paste so that it includes child tasks.
  • Added 'Pan to Task Start/Finish' buttons to Task toolstrip.
  • Added 'Status Is' and 'Status is NOT' filters on issue and risk.
  • Improved Gantt chart scrolling, using the Page Up/Down, Home, End and Up/Down Arrow keys when in focus.
  • Fixed the splash screen so it says 'Planner 3.0'.
  • Modified for testing with Mono on OSX. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-04-24

  • Import/Export from MS Project.
  • Improved Gantt chart display, pan and zoom plus hours/day/week/month/year scales.
  • Task date and durations specified down to fractions of an hour.
  • Standard and customisable, default and plan-specific calendars.
  • Improved printing including multi-page Gantt charts and tables.
  • Task colours.
  • New filter options, including a Task Tag for your custom task codes.
  • Multi-line comments on tasks, risks, issues and responses. Build 2

Release Date: 2012-02-09

  • Fixed a problem with the Gantt Chart date display filter.
  • Added the ability to provide a customisable default 'new plan' file, for use with different locales.
  • This version included in CE Build05. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-01-11

  • Added customisable date display formats for general dates, Gantt Chart header and task list.
  • Added the 'Description' column to the Task List. Build 1

Release Date: 2012-01-03

  • Includes printing functionality.
  • Updates to language files. Build 3

Release Date: 2011-11-16

  • Updates to locale system, to include nl, fr and pl files, now including phrases for risks and issues. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-09-27

  • Updates to locale system. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-07-14

  • Added a custom date format option in the Gantt chart. The default is now 'ddd dd/MM/yy' e.g. 'Thu 14/7/11'. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-07-05

  • Fixed an issue where it is possible to delete a resource that is in use in a Risk, Issue or Response, which can cause a subsequent error condition. Now, you cannot delete a resource that is in use in any object. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-07-04

  • Fixed an issue with the 'Issue Description' field being blanked when edited under some conditions.
  • Improvements to the handling of task durations, percent complete and milestones.
  • Added copy and paste of issues.
  • Improved the 'Edit Lookups' form to allow users to set the 'closed' attribute on 'status' lookups. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-06-26

  • Now includes risk and issue planning in addition to scheduling and resourcing. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-04-18

  • Now tasks have an enforced date-granuality of 1 day. Previously, task dates implicitly included a time element too, but this was not visible so not used consistently. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-03-17

  • This build now includes the current language files provided by the community (pl, nl, fr).
  • Also has an improvement in the Options form to make it simple to switch between language files - as the program looks for the presence of the language files and shows a pick list of available ones.
  • This version is now included with Community Edition Build 03. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-03-15

  • Original release following beta test returns.
  • Includes UI translation capability. Build 1

Release Date: 2011-02-25

  • Beta version for limited release.
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