Feature #2549

Enable the watching of news

Added by Brad Beattie over 9 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2009-01-20
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:

0%

Category:News
Target version:2.5.0
Resolution:Fixed

Description

At the moment, users can't watch news items. They can subscribe the the provided feeds, but they can't get emails like they do tickets.

I don't know Ruby, but I see the "acts_as_watchable" property that the board, message and issue models have. I gather adding this to news wouldn't watch all news, just a singular news item. Anywho, I leave the implementation details to the Redmine experts. :)

news_to_all_members.diff Magnifier - patch for redmine 1.0.1 (593 Bytes) Bruno Medeiros, 2010-09-09 15:41

redmine_example.jpg - example of issue (99.6 KB) Nick Nguyen, 2011-09-08 18:31


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #8241: Advanced notification: per user, per project configurable... New 2011-04-28
Related to Redmine - Defect #22635: Get news notification even though unwatch Closed
Related to Redmine - Defect #4700: Adding news does not send notification to all project mem... Closed 2010-01-31

Associated revisions

Revision 12866
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 4 years ago

Enable the watching of news (#2549).

Revision 12868
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 4 years ago

Display watch link only when inside project with logged-in user (#2549).

Revision 12870
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 4 years ago

Test failure with Postgresql+ruby1.8 (#2549).

History

#1 Updated by Robert Pollak over 9 years ago

I also would like to watch a project's news.

#2 Updated by Michael Ball-Marian about 9 years ago

Agree his feature is important. News/Files should either be watchable, or have their own account checkbox, separate from the issues emails. Right now you have to enable notification for everything just to get News updates.

#3 Updated by Anonymous about 9 years ago

+1 for this feature too. Currently I still have to send an e-mail around about new releases. It would be good if the 'news' section could do this automatically.

#4 Updated by vel pandian almost 9 years ago

As an admin i want to put people who can watch project news, file/document uploads

#5 Updated by Ted Lilley almost 9 years ago

+1 as well. Email updates are particularly appropriate for the news module, as the first thing you're going to want to do is follow up the announcement by sending it directly to the concerned parties.

A Redmine noob (meaning I don't know how to implement anything),

Ted

#6 Updated by Jim Mullis almost 9 years ago

Another extremely useful benefit of this feature combined with the user Group feature is the ability to create News and Info Projects that are watched by one or more customer groups, i.e. AllCustomers, GrpACustomers, GrpBCustomers, etc. It then becomes easy to announce product enhancements, planned outages, etc.

#7 Updated by Randy Syring almost 9 years ago

+1

#8 Updated by Jose Luna almost 9 years ago

+1 This would be very helpful and (I think) not too painful to implement. As Jim Mullis points out, it would be very powerful to include this in addition to groups.

#9 Updated by Alfredo Bonilla over 8 years ago

+1
Just to confirm, that it would be really useful specilly for projects with more than a couple of people working, to receive news without receiving all the modifications in the issues.... really useful

Right now, in our project, we have to send an email to the people instead of using the News to avoid that people "track" all the issues mods

#10 Updated by Dennis Gao over 8 years ago

+1

Currently I still have to send an e-mail around about new releases. It would be good if the 'news/files/documents' section could do this automatically.

When I add the documents, add news, add files, we can not receive the e-mail.
I have checked all the Administration/Settings/Email notifications/
News added = Yes
Document added = Yes
File added = Yes
and restart apache2, I still have not received e-mail.

#11 Updated by Dennis Gao over 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang

+ 1

#12 Updated by F Delehal over 8 years ago

+1, this would be very helpful

#13 Updated by Ted Lilley about 8 years ago

As a brutally ugly hack, I made my installation send email notifications about added news to all project members regardless of their notification settings. You can see my article about it here:

http://blogs.trekforth.com/2010/04/patching-redmine-08x-for-email.html

I'm not advocating that anyone use this approach, I'm simply waiting for a better solution.

#14 Updated by amber herold about 8 years ago

+1
related to #4700

#15 Updated by Luis Quintero almost 8 years ago

+ 1

Please, add watching to News and Documents. It would be a really nice feature!

#16 Updated by Andrew Sherman almost 8 years ago

+1

#18 Updated by Bruno Medeiros almost 8 years ago

I created a patch with the Dmitry's solution, it's attached.

It's created against Redmine 1.0.1, and seems to be working fine.

The option 'Don't notify my of my own changes' is still working after this patch, don't know if it is expected.

#19 Updated by Ciprian Hodorogea almost 8 years ago

I have applied this patch but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work for me. Although emails are sent for other events, nothing is sent out for news added.
Could you please suggest where I should be looking / what could be wrong?

Thx

#20 Updated by Ciprian Hodorogea almost 8 years ago

Ok, it worked for me as well after I marked "News added" under Settings > Email notifications.
Thank you

#21 Updated by Terence Mill almost 8 years ago

Please move that feature into the branch!
+1

#22 Updated by Sebastian M. almost 8 years ago

+1 please fix!

#23 Updated by Ant Cunningham over 7 years ago

+1 from me... +100 from each of my clients :-)

#24 Updated by Ryan H over 7 years ago

+1 .. Would be great if you want all your users to receive an email, and track it was sent.. IE. a new release or baseline available.

#25 Updated by Anton Nepomnyaschih over 7 years ago

+1!

#26 Updated by Stefan Bellus over 7 years ago

+1!
I want to use it to announce new release/important bug-fixes for all that subscribe for this information as watchers (not only to project members).
My project is library that is used by other teams. I don't know who use it. I have to make possible that all teams that uses my library can get information about new releases/important bug-fixes. I think news are right solution.
I will release my library on Hudson and let hudson to send mail to add news. On redmine site I want to use https://github.com/titas/redmine-news-via-email-plugin.

#27 Updated by Ki Won Kim over 7 years ago

+1

#28 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 7 years ago

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#29 Updated by Katie Nelson about 7 years ago

+1

Any plans for the feature? This is something you can do in Basecamp that is very useful.

#30 Updated by Robert Schneider about 7 years ago

+1

Is the adding of this feature too complex? Otherwise put it into version 1.2.0 if possible, please.

#31 Updated by Drew Keller almost 7 years ago

I created a plugin that sends an email digest of project activity. This includes news items. It's not very configurable (yet), but at least it's a start: http://www.redmine.org/plugins/digest.

I'm new to Ruby coding, so improvement patches are welcome.

#33 Updated by Robert Pollak almost 7 years ago

I have filed a corresponding issue with ChiliProject, the Redmine fork.

#34 Updated by Nick Nguyen almost 7 years ago

I've added the patch, and it is working. Except for when there is more than 6 people assigned to a project. The first 6 people get added to the TO: in the email, and than everyone after that gets added to the email itself. Seems like it adds a line break after the 6 people that messes up the email.

The email is also malformed. I've attached an example. Any idea how to make it from stop doing that?

#35 Updated by Drew Keller almost 7 years ago

There is a bug in TMail that affects certain email clients. See http://www.redmine.org/issues/8751 (comments have a monkey patch to fix it).

#36 Updated by Martti Laakso over 6 years ago

Why are there two different places to adjust the email settings anyway?
If I want to get news, I'm currently bombarded with all these issue updates I have no interest in. Just let the user use checkboxes to select what updates one want's to receive (issues, news, wiki..) and under what circumstances (member, watcher, all..), and let the administrator just set some sane defaults.

#37 Updated by Terence Mill over 6 years ago

related to #8241

#38 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk over 6 years ago

Need help testing my plugin which implements news subscription: http://projects.andriylesyuk.com/projects/subscription

#39 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Target version set to 2.5.0
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Feature added in r12866. It's now possible to watch project news. All watchers will be notified when a new news is added.

#40 Updated by Daniel Felix over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #8241: Advanced notification: per user, per project configurable schedule, event filter and notification format added

#41 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 2 years ago

  • Related to Defect #22635: Get news notification even though unwatch added

#42 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 2 years ago

  • Related to Defect #4700: Adding news does not send notification to all project members added

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