Feature #17907

Give 'version' another meaning

Added by Robert Schneider about 4 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Description

Redmine is good for project management. But not only for real software development! So versions doesn't make much sense in none software development projects.

My suggestion: Let the user choose if a version is a version or a milestone, a target, a phase, stage or whatever.

Realization would be quite simple. You just have to add another field that specifies the type of the 'version'. If the user creates a version he or she has to select in a dropdown the type. Ideally you could add some icons to visualize the versions types e.g. in the roadmap.

In a further development this the version types could be made configurable. But this is not so important in my case. I just notice that peoople don't like to use versions. It would be quite clearer if this just could have another name.


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #724: change "versions" to "milestones" New 2008-02-22
Related to Redmine - Feature #13387: Improving Redmine's version model (not just milestones) New
Related to Redmine - Feature #21577: The version should get a status archived like projects New
Related to Redmine - Feature #29164: Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration ... New

History

#1 Updated by Robert Schneider about 4 years ago

Any comments? IMO this is smaller change (but I could be wrong, of course) that is quite effective. Or not?

#2 Updated by Ebrahim Mohammadi about 4 years ago

I think "Version" is too specific and for some categories of Redmine users not suitable. Using a more generic term such as "Milestone" would be a better default. And letting user customize the terminology would be nice, although not necessary IMO.

#3 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 4 years ago

  • Category set to Roadmap

#4 Updated by Mischa The Evil almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #724: change "versions" to "milestones" added

#5 Updated by Dipan Mehta over 2 years ago

This is indeed necessary for using Redmine for non-software projects. This should be considered when we are making larger over haul in versions under issue #13387.

Add related #13387

#6 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #13387: Improving Redmine's version model (not just milestones) added

#7 Updated by shakib a over 2 years ago

Hi,
I agree with this new feature, while i believe that milestone is a for measuring distance passed not the distance to be passed for the first time, but i think changing the people's way of thinking is to hard!

#8 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #21577: The version should get a status archived like projects added

#9 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff 5 months ago

I also agree with this proposal. From my experience it's hard to sell the Roadmap feature to people which are not involved in any type of software development or dev-topics at all. I usually come around that issue by renaming the 'version' to a more casual umbrella term like 'collection' so everybody can specify their type in the name like for example Version - V1.2 or Sprint - 1 or Milestone - Requirements something like that.

This solution has no impact on the core system of Redmine and gains the versatility and acceptance for the Roadmap module especially by non tech-savvy users a lot.

+1

#10 Updated by Max Johansson about 1 month ago

+1

#11 Updated by Yuuki NARA about 1 month ago

+1

The function of Redmine is flexible, and it can be used in various ways in a wide range.
However, because the names of each term are fixed, it is not suitable for individual use, and it may be difficult to use Redmine.

I have created a issue to overwrite the term file.
With this function, you can set appropriate terms according to the usage of Redmine.

Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration screen.
https://www.redmine.org/issues/29164

#12 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago

  • Related to Feature #29164: Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration screen. added

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