Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0

Added by Lars P. over 9 years ago

It is great that the forums and issues are moved to redmine.org, and also Roadmap has come a bit to live.
Having looked at roadmap I see there is not "theme for 0.9. How about making "Gant-Chart a priority in this version.
As it is now it is most looks no functionality, that´s a shame since Gannt charts gives a unique overview of a project/milestones/subprojects.

The present gant charts can be improved a lot. My suggestions are:
-Make the Gannt chart in Adobe Flex so it becomes interactive
-Adjustment of start/end dates by dragging
-Adjustment of %percent done by dragging
-Right-click functionality as in Issues.

Example of this implemented in Flex:
http://dougmccune.com/blog/2007/02/01/building-a-gantt-chart-component-in-flex/

Ps. it would be nice to see gantt´s used for Redmine.org as well
PPS. Redmine Rocks :-)

Cheers,
Lars

Replies (6)

RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Thomas Lecavelier over 9 years ago

Hi Lars,

I'm not a big fan of Flash powered technologies: * it's against web semantics rules * it needs a visual browser (not compatible with text browser or speech console) so it's not accessible * it's damn heavy! (for example, through my HSDPA connection, your example link took 50s to load.

And last but not least, even if it's really difficult, this kind of Gantt modification can be done with a very good javascript skill, keeping the page rather semantic.

Personnaly... I'd stick with javascript.

RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Lars P. over 9 years ago

Hi THomas
Sorry if my message appeared to be advocating for a special technology. I couldn´t care less whether it is Flex, Silverlight, Ajax, HTML or a 5th technology.

My hope is just to make the Gannt chart functionality better than present, and I gave a humble suggestion :-)

RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Maxim Krušina over 9 years ago

Actually, I like Flash/Flex vey much, because it can dramatically improve user experience, but I also understand second point of view. Now we're working on Redmine CSS for mobile, so there it will be very hard tro use Flex technology. So there can be only two paralel solution, if someone have enough energy ;)

RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Lars P. over 9 years ago

Well - disregarding the actual programming approach to take - Am I the the only one that thinks that the Gannt charts would benefit from a revisit / redesign?

Have a nice weekend all.

RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Lars P. over 9 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang.
Can you reveal a bit about your thoughts for Redmine ,8,.9,1.0? The roadmap goes og .7 and in 12 days - Would be extremely nice to have a longer outlook, since this is an App. that creates quite a dependency.

And of course, also - Do you have any plans with regards to Gannt functionality.

Cheers,
Lars

RE: RE: Roadmap for 0.9 / 1.0 - Added by Roger Rogers over 9 years ago

Can I wholeheartedly agree with Lars, I believe with even a few simple improvement the Gantt chart could become far more valuable. By simple improvements, I mean:

- Task dependency (start to start (SS), finish to start (FS), finish to finish (FF), start to finish (SF)
- Delayed start
- Options for showing/hiding text hints in the chart area

Other than the visual options, these features are helpful completely aside from the Gantt chart, as task dependency is critical for most larger projects.

Love RM!

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