Feature #442

Add a description for trackers

Added by Thomas Lecavelier about 10 years ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Category:Issues
Target version:Candidate for next major release
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Description

Hi,

In a project, when having testers/reporters that are newcomers in the job, they could hesitate between different trackers
before opening their request. It would be a good thing that trackers could own a description field. This description
should appear in an info bubble when the mouse is flying over the tracker name, i.e. in the Overview of a project and/or
in the top of the issue page (pages generated by URL: projects/list_issues/#?set_filter=#&tracker_id=#).

I'll be glad to precise my thoughts if needed.

Tom.

01_add_description_to_trackers.patch Magnifier (12.4 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-05-21 21:51

02_select_and_apply_tracker.patch Magnifier (3.05 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-05-21 21:51

trackers_index.png (137 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:14

tracker_title.png (189 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:15

trackers_description_modal.png (130 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:17


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2568: Issue status documentation New 2009-01-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #366: Custom field for issue status New
Related to Redmine - Patch #5201: Description field for Tracker setting New 2010-03-10
Related to Redmine - Feature #5026: Description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting. New 2010-03-10
Related to Redmine - Feature #2389: Standard and custom issue fields should have a descriptio... New 2008-12-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #6964: Description field for role New 2010-11-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #15787: Descriptions for issue categories New
Related to Redmine - Feature #20558: Add 'Description' field for groups New
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #9256: Trackers have a description in addition to a name Closed 2011-09-15
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #15018: Description or help for trackers Closed

History

#1 Updated by Cyril Mougel almost 10 years ago

I agree for this Features.

+1

#2 Updated by Jens Goldhammer over 8 years ago

+1

#3 Updated by Eric Davis over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Issues

This would also be good when reporting new issues.

"You have chosen Bug. A bug is a flaw in the existing application that causes an undesired behavior....."

#4 Updated by Nicola Izzo over 8 years ago

(snip)

#5 Updated by Dipan Mehta over 4 years ago

Link with #2568

#6 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 4 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #9256: Trackers have a description in addition to a name added

#7 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Patch #5201: Description field for Tracker setting added

#8 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5026: Description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting. added

#9 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 4 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #15018: Description or help for trackers added

#10 Updated by Mischa The Evil almost 4 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

Target version roll-up from closed duplicate #9256.

#11 Updated by Ivan Cenov over 3 years ago

+1
This would be useful.

#12 Updated by Enmos Proje over 3 years ago

+1

#13 Updated by Sebastian Paluch almost 3 years ago

+1

#14 Updated by Robert Schneider over 2 years ago

+1

Shouldn't that be easy to implement?

#15 Updated by Ivan Cenov over 2 years ago

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.

#16 Updated by Robert Schneider over 2 years ago

Ivan Cenov wrote:

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.

That shouldn't be so hard, I guess.

#17 Updated by Stephane Evr 6 months ago

+1

#18 Updated by Ivan Cenov 6 months ago

+1

#19 Updated by Akiko Takano 5 months ago

Hi, I’ve updated related patch to this request, it's attached to #5201.
In this patch, I tried to implement the feature based on Ivan’s comment.

1. Display modal (popup) window to show tracker’s description at new/edit issue screen.
Set the link the dropbox of the trackers. Clicking the link and modal window is shown to display selectable trackers and their descriptions.
Also user can change the tracker he/she hope to use at modal window.

2. Show tracker’s description like tooltip when mouse overed on the tracker name, (at Tracker index page, Project overview page, and Project setting page).

I wonder this meets your request, but I hope mine would be any help.

Ivan Cenov wrote:

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.

#20 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 4 months ago

Akiko Takano, thanks for adding a patch to #5201. I find the patch and the functionality very useful and I was looking for a feature like this for some time. I took the liberty to rewrite it a little bit in order to be more consistent with the other implementations from Redmine.

Please find attached two patches:

1. 01_add_description_to_trackers.patch

  • it shows the description for trackers as a new column in trackers#index (trackers_index.png)
  • it uses the title attribute and the existing "field-description" class to show the description in Project overview page, Project setting page and Issue new/edit form (a similar implementation already exists for custom fields) (tracker_title.png)
  • dt and dd tags to list the trackers description in the modal (trackers_description_modal.png)

2. 02_select_and_apply_tracker.patch

  • moves the "apply" action to the tracker name, instead of the icon.
  • closes the modal after tracker selection
  • less javascript

I chose to make a new patch for this feature because it is a separate functionality.

Any feedback is appreciated.

#21 Updated by Akiko Takano 4 months ago

Marius, thanks for pointing out to my patch, #5201.

it shows the description for trackers as a new column in trackers#index

I think this is better from the accessibility point of view, than description is displayed only when mouse over event fired :)

it uses the title attribute and the existing "field-description" class to show the description in Project overview page, Project setting page and Issue new/edit form (a similar implementation already exists for custom fields)

Personally, I think this is so useful for user who has project admin role, especially, in case he/she is not Redmine admin. Thanks.

Looking forward to be implemented!

#22 Updated by Mischa The Evil 4 months ago

This seems to be a nice addition in line with r12397 and r14154.

One drawback could be that the integration of these patches, along with the already integrated r12397 and r14154, could make a consistent introduction of other descriptions (like requested in eg. #2389, #2568, #4768, #5026, #6964, #15787 and #20558) harder to achieve.

#23 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 3 months ago

  • Related to Feature #2389: Standard and custom issue fields should have a description/tooltip added

#24 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 3 months ago

#25 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 3 months ago

#26 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 3 months ago

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