Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

From version 3.4 to version 3.6.3 – A journey of 2 years

Friday, October 12th, 2018. By: Conrado Vina

It’s hard to summarize everything that happened in these past 2 years.

The whole story is more fit for a book than for a blog post.

In the meantime here is a quick recap of the most relevant and high-level topics/news I’d like to share today:

  • The latest stable version (Version is just released – and it is our best version ever
  • From version 3.4 to version 3.6 we finished developing the modules for invoicing, costs and expenses, risks, and forms. Plus a ton of fixes, UX improvements, and overall system performance.
  • We’ll be rolling out the latest version to all clients starting today and through the upcoming weeks.
  • We are working on a ton more improvements and new features.
  • We moved our repository from Sourceforge to Github. So stay tuned therefor updates on the Community Edition
  • We are working on an updated website to make it easier to engage with us and provide more updates on our activities
  • We’ve used the Feng Office Enterprise Edition as the core foundation to a new product we’re launching designed specifically for technical professional services (specifically engineering, geotechnical and environmental consultants).

Check out the latest version our and give us your feedback!

If you want Feng Office for your business or professional organization and would like to check out the Professional or Enterprise Editions, please contact us and we’ll gladly do a personalized demo for you (Note that we are requesting you submit email accounts with your business domain. Because of ever increasing demand on our time we are currently ignoring 99% of requests coming from generic email addresses).

Oh, and to answer some of the most recent FAQ:

  • We are fully GDPR compliant.
  • Yes, we are working on a PHP 7 (And MySQL 8) release


Downtime, slowdowns, and backups.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. By: Conrado Vina

Dear Feng Sky clients,

We have been exceptionally quiet at the website this past three weeks. Let us explain why:

On the 7th of November, 2012, we had an issue with one of our core servers (in summary, it broke down). So for the first time in 5 years we had to recover installations from daily backups.

While we were happy that we could recover most information, some clients did lose hours of input data.

The issues affected 26 clients, all of whom have been contacted directly to explain the situation and to work with them on managing the incident.

It was also very comforting to receive such a positive and supportive response from so many of you. We want to extend a big thank you from everyone at Feng Office for your understanding and support. We are proud to work for you.

We work constantly on improving our systems and be prepared to respond to this incidents without users even noticing it. But this time, this was not the case.

Since this incident, Feng Office took it as top priority to further improve our backups system. Our goal is to have almost real-time backups. In the mean time, this past two weeks we worked around the clock to migrate everyone to a new backup system that is making 5 times as many backups (5 backups per day). This, in turn, generated overload in some servers.

That has also affected our response times for support tickets during the past weeks.

We are very sorry for the inconveniences. We are doing our best to prevent any of these issues in the future.

We will follow up on this subject with an update on the next backup-system improvements

Again, to all affected clients, please excuse us for the inconveniences and the uncommon delays on our response times.

Thank you,

Conrado Vina
The Feng Office Team

Feng Office 1.7.5 -Beta- available for download

Thursday, May 19th, 2011. By: Conrado Vina

We are very happy to announce that we are a few steps away from releasing Feng Office version 1.7.5, having just released version 1.7.5 first Beta.

Preparing its way for Feng Office new generation codebase (version 2.0) the team has made a lot of fixes and improvements over 1.7.4 that greatly empower the user experience.

Among the most notable improvements are:

  • A new ‘getting started wizard’ that will guide new users through their first steps with Feng
  • HTTPS completely resolved and tested. All issues with documents, gone!

If you are one of our many tech savvy fans, give it a try, let us know what you think – and help us improve it, reporting any bugs you find.