Feature #29321

Move the watchers list to issue section

Added by Bernhard Rohloff about 1 year ago. Updated 9 months ago.

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Description

The issues view is split in two sections, the actual issue and the sidebar.
On the issues section there is everything centered around the issues actual context. The sidebar is mostly used to switch between the issue queries and has no relation to the issue itself. Except for the watchers list, which is separated from every other context on this view. This looks very odd to new users and it makes it hard to scan over the issue quickly. You always miss the watchers list.

I would like to propose to place it besides the rest of the issues information as this is the place I would look first for it.
You have all issue related information in one place. Additionally the watchers list is no longer hidden in the sidebar menu if you are using Redmine on mobile devices.

watchers_list_in_issue_section.png (44.8 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2018-08-02 17:38

watchers_list_as_tags.png (126 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2018-12-21 17:04

0001_move_watchers_to_issues_content_area.diff Magnifier (1.48 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-01-28 15:38

0002_style_watchers_area_as_list_of_badges.diff Magnifier (729 Bytes) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-01-28 15:38

watcher_badge.png (4.79 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-01-29 07:50


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #29034: Option to collapse/expand issue sections New
Duplicated by Redmine - Defect #28193: watcher list can not be edited after issue is created Closed

History

#1 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 1 year ago

I think this would work best with the collapsed sections proposed in #29034.

#2 Updated by Robert Korulczyk about 1 year ago

+1

But please make list of watchers horizontal - it should not take the whole screen if ~40 peoples watches the issue.

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #29034: Option to collapse/expand issue sections added

#4 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 1 year ago

Robert Korulczyk wrote:

But please make list of watchers horizontal - it should not take the whole screen if ~40 peoples watches the issue.

Indeed, I totally agree.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

  • Duplicated by Defect #28193: watcher list can not be edited after issue is created added

#6 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff 10 months ago

This is how I would style the watchers list in the issues section. What do you think? watchers_list_as_tags.png

#7 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff 9 months ago

Here are two patches to accomplish my previously proposed concept.
I'm looking forward for your feedback. :-)

#8 Updated by Anonymous 9 months ago

I like the idea :) so +1

#9 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff 9 months ago

Just to show it inside the thread...
This is how watchers look after applying the patch.

#10 Updated by Anonymous 9 months ago

Bernhard Rohloff wrote:

Just to show it inside the thread...
This is how watchers look after applying the patch.

Bernhard, +1000!!!

#11 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 9 months ago

I really, really like the design of the badges, but I'm not sure if it's worth it to show the Watchers list as issue section from the following reasons:
  • The information is not so important
  • If the issue is watched by many users, the section will take a lot of space and without an collapse/expand mechanism could become a nightmare

At the same time, I don't like it neither in the sidebar.

I think, after my tastes, I would prefer to have the Watchers as an attribute and show only the number of the watchers and on mouse over or on click, to show the entire list in a modal/pop-up/tooltip and maybe with a search mechanism.

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