Thursday, July 19, 2012

How To Reset Reputation

If you've got a negative reputation in SoS Online and were considering just creating a new account, but didn't want to lose your achievements, we now have a solution.

Go to your profile page.  Click Activity.  Click the new "Reset Reputation" link.  Your reputation will reset to zero and your achievements will remain.

The only down side is that the reputation reset will be visible in the leader board activity feed.

Travis CI Support in Siren of Shame 1.6

One of the new features in Siren of Shame 1.6 is support for Travis.  If you aren't familiar with Travis it's an awesome continuous integration server that works with GitHub projects.  No dedicated server required.

The beauty of this new feature is you can now gain reputation and earn achievements on your side projects in addition to your professional work.  Even if you have two instances of Siren of Shame, one at work and one at home, if they're both syncing to SoS online your reputation and achievements will be merged for purposes of the leader boards.

Adding Travis to Siren of Shame is slightly different than other CI servers because there is no authentication and projects are based on owner name and project name rather than url.

Other than that once you've added the project it will look just like a Jenkins, Team City or any other supported CI server.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Released 1.6

We've got some awesome new features.  Here's what's new:

Because why not gamify continuous integration?

Some of our favorites are "CI Ninja" which you get when you fix someone else's build.  Or "Macgyver" which you get when you reduce build times by 15%.

View the full list of 23 achievements on our website.  As an existing user we'll even retroactively find achievements from the time you started using the app.  You can also now view an individual's achievements by clicking on their name:

SoS Online
What good are achievements and reputation if you can't do a little smack talk?  You can do that with the SoS Online button:

If you create a free account and click "Sync whenever I trigger a build" we'll put you on the leader boards and keep your personal page up to date:

We even have the capability to manually sync if you've got crazy firewall rules or work disconnected.

We'll provide more details on achievements and SoS online in a future post.  We hope you enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

You shouldn't even notice, but switching to Wix toolset should make the setup experience as smooth as butter.

New CI Server: Travis 
That's the one that runs against GitHub projects.  We'll provide more Travis details in a future post. 

New CI Server: Buildbot
Thanks to @BubbaFatAss for this contribution.

Minor Features

  • When people's reputation changes you can see the delta and a pretty fade animation
  • The error dialog now allows you to specify contact information
  • The firmware upgrade process is simpler there should be no more HidD_SetOutputReport bugs
  • You can now connect to TFS with a named account rather than your windows account
  • The SoS splash screen now displays the product version
  • If SoS gets an error while retrieving build status it now assumes the server is unavailable and won't send an error report unless you click a new button in the lower left of the status bar

Bugs Fixed

  • Issue #25: If you double click a build for TFS it now goes to the build status page rather than the artifact's page
  • Issue #22: Dates displayed on the main page are now culture-aware (e.g. d/M in europe, M/d in the US)
  • Issue #21: If you use Hudson or Jenkins with and set it's "Internal URL" incorrectly SoS no longer dies a terrible death
  • Issue #20: If two builds occur simultaneously in TFS SoS no longer bugs out
  • Issue #18: If you connect to TFS using someone else's credentials they are passed correctly in all API calls
  • Issue #16: SoS now runs under non-admin accounts
  • Issue #15: When you go back and edit the list of builds you're watching SoS defaults old watched builds to being checked
  • Issue #14: If you use Hudson or Jenkins with and set it's "Internal URL" incorrectly SoS no longer dies a terrible death
  • Issue #13: When you have multiple SoS instances open in different windows accounts SoS now gives a nice error message
  • If Team City runs a scheduled clean up jobs it no longer confuses SoS
  • If you haven't associated .log with a default app in Windows and you view the log you no longer get an error
  • If you have rules to make the LED lights on the device stop sometimes they would never stop