What is Redmine stance/philosophy on "Time tracking" ?

Added by Michael A over 3 years ago

I currently run a redmine server for myself and a friend.

I have always found the time tracking clunky, and currently buggy for the version I am using (for example in worktime daily report, if I click the "+" to the right of an issue, instead of adding another new line entry, it take me up to the top of the page and nothing else happens).

So I have been looking at some of the shiny time management software like "wrike, asana, click up etc". Having tried clickup for a week, I am missing redmine.

When researching redmine I read:
"_Some of the main features of Redmine are:
...
Time tracking_"

This really surprised me. When I uses the time tracking module, it was a plug in from what seemed like a Japanese humanitarian guy, and it is a great plug in. Whenever I needed help, or wanted to try figure out something it was all in Japanese. My impression was time tracking was a private person plug in, has this changed (Question 1)?

This is my version of red mine I am currently running:

Environment:
Redmine version 2.4.2.stable
Ruby version 1.9.3-p484 (2013-11-22) [x86_64-linux]
Rails version 3.2.16
Environment production
Database adapter MySQL
Redmine plugins:
redmine_work_time 0.3.1

Question 2:
I would really love to be able to start and stop like a stop watch to track time, like this feature:
http://www.redmine.org/attachments/download/773/timelogging.PNG
(from this entry http://www.redmine.org/issues/1650)
But don't understand how to get it. Has it or something similar been built into redmine?

Question 3:
My friend likes to do lists her can tick, is this the recommended way to go:
https://www.redmine.org/plugins/redmine_issue_todo_lists

I am thinking I must just take the plunge and spend a weekend trying to upgrade my redmine and modernize it a bit.

Thanks for any insight.

Replies (1)

RE: What is Redmine stance/philosophy on "Time tracking" ? - Added by Bernhard Rohloff over 3 years ago

I haven't had issues with time tracking in the current versions of Redmine so far. Redmine has evolved a lot since 2.4. You shold definitely give it a shot. ;-)

I would really love to be able to start and stop like a stop watch to track time, like this feature:

There's a neat looking java application in the plugins section. I haven't tested it yet, but it looks promising.
http://www.redmine.org/plugins/redmine-time-tracking-software

My friend likes to do lists her can tick, is this the recommended way to go:
https://www.redmine.org/plugins/redmine_issue_todo_lists

As I understand the plugin description correctly it's a way to get your issues sorted in a custom way. You have to close them like every other issue.
If he needs a list to check his tasks within an issue I think this could be the right plugin:
http://www.redmine.org/plugins/redmine_checklists

Kind regards,

Bernhard

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