use ajax suggestion pattern to fill out single potentially big fields, like "assigned to", "author"
#1 Updated by rupert thurner about 10 years ago
this: http://www.interiders.com/wp-content/demos/ProtoMultiSelect/test.html would be also an example for multiselect.
#3 Updated by Mark Gallop about 10 years ago
I also needed to do this as my Redmine install needs 2000+ users.
Attached are some patches/files for a method I am using for creating an ajax search box for selecting the author of an issue. Although this is not something that would be needed in Redmine core, it might be a base for adding the feature when the lists would be too large for a combobox.
This patch requires the Rails auto_complete plugin.