Translate Rancho

Rancho is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish (okay, I know some strings are not *yet* updated but they’ll be).

As we think it’ll benefit more people who don’t speak these languages, we’re asking for translators who want to contribute to this Open Source project.

We have a nice Rosetta app installed where the translators will be able to log in and easily translate the strings.
You’ll also be credited on Rancho’s next version.

If you’d like to translate Rancho to your language send me an email presenting yourself (who are you, projects you’ve worked on, etc.) and we’ll arrange a login for you. (You can also translate the .po file directly but that’s a less collaborative way than doing it on Rosetta)

Rancho 9.06 is out!

I’m very happy to announce you that the new version of Rancho is out!

This version has many new things starting by its name/number. We decided to start using n Ubuntu-like versioning and so, instead of just incrementing numbers, we’ll use the year.month notation. So here you have the 9.06!

But what’s new in this new version!?

One of the main new features is the exportation and importation of you accounts using the Rancho Exportation File.
This file will contain all the information that you have on your Rancho system so you can use it for example on other systems or as a back up, etc.

Another really useful new feature is that now Rancho can import Basecamp exportation files! This means that you can export your account from Basecamp, import it on your Rancho installation and keep using what you had.

The design changed just a bit regarding the layout which is now fluid, adapting itself to your browser’s width.

For the admins, we introduced a logging system that let you easily see what’s being done in the whole system.
The search was also improved in terms of power and presentation. Search results are now divided in categories (Messages, Milestones, Wikiboars, etc.) to be easily filtered according to what users need.

To end, people in every project can now chat with each other with the new integrated real-time chat and a lot of bugs were fixed.

Here are a couple of screenshots:

Rancho Chat                                 Rancho Basecamp Import

What are you waiting for? Get now Rancho 9.06 from!

Rancho’s back to life

Howdy Rancho fans!

Like some (many?) of you noticed, we had been having problems in Rancho server since quite a long time.
The machine that was serving Rancho had some kind of trouble and was switching of all the time.

Finally this week my friend (and Rancho’s co-lead developer) Luís Rodrigues changed Rancho host and we’re set!

Hopefully, Rancho will be available 24/7 from now on.
Also, note that we changed some of the subdomains, so, you should check Rancho’s web site for the new URLs, mainly SVN’s and Trac’s.

Please let us know of eventual problems with the new page in our Google Group.

Big thanks to Luís Rodrigues for having fixed this problem!