Automatic "Relates To" Option for Copied Issue?
We're firing up Redmine at our organization.
Sometimes we want to create a new issue based on an existing issue. For example, create an issue to track the creation of a regression test case to cover the bug tracked in an existing issue.
So, I tried the "Copy" action on the original Bug issue. I was able to generate a new issue successfully. But I expected an automatic cross-reference between the two issues. I.e., something like a "Relates To" entry in each referencing the other.
Does this exist and I'm missing it? Or, would this be a good thing to add?
It doesn't exist, and you're the first that to my knowledge seeks a feature like that. Maybe you could write a plugin that would provide this kind of functionality, but I doubt a feature request would make it into core, sorry.
I'd vote for such plugin!
There is an existing patch #987 which covers this feature. It's something I've used in my private Redmine instance and worked pretty well for me. YMMV!
Ah, excellent. Thanks, Mischa (The Evil)! That's an awfully nice thing for an Evil person to do - maybe you're not as Evil as you think. :)
Looks like there are several previous requests for this:
Now I have to decide whether to patch, which I'm assuming makes future upgrades more cumbersome... I wonder if this can be done with a plugin instead of a patch? Alas, I know nothing about Redmine plugins or Ruby.
Or, a future version of Redmine could incorporate a variant of this small patch to provide a "Create Related Issue" link on an existing issue's page. That would preserve the existing "Copy" behavior.