Right Nav Bar Extendable Via Plugins?

Added by Jim Mulholland over 9 years ago

In addition to a RESTful API, another feature that would be nice is to have a standard right nav that went across all Redmine pages.

For example, the Twitter-Like Status Updates plugin that Brian created is a great idea. However, I think it would be a lot more useful if I could see project member's updates from any page within Redmine versus remembering to click on the "Status updates" tab all day long.

Thoughts?

Replies (2)

RE: Right Nav Bar Extendable Via Plugins? - Added by Wynn Netherland over 9 years ago

I too think this plugin becomes a lot more useful if the workstream is across projects (and filtered for the reader by project rights) and docked in a view to the right.

If anybody has looked at Mingle I like their right nav. It's contextual, and collapsible and a logical spot for a lot of info in Redmine.

On a broader topic of extending the Redmine UI, could we just add a few yield block to the app layout and a few select views that would allow plugin developers to add their own markup via content_for blocks?

Clearly the tab view breaks down at some point in the near future. Should we kick around some layout ideas to address this?

RE: Right Nav Bar Extendable Via Plugins? - Added by Eric Davis over 9 years ago

On a broader topic of extending the Redmine UI, could we just add a few yield block to the app layout and a few select views that would allow plugin developers to add their own markup via content_for blocks?

The plugin will have to somehow register with Redmine so Redmine knows to run it's views. The work I've done on #1143 should be able to accomplish this by adding hook points in core and having the plugin register with those hooks.

(I'm still waiting for signoff from my customer to release the code...)

Eric

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