Feature #13555

Project level watchers and notifications

Added by Dipan Mehta almost 10 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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Category:Email notifications
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Current Redmine is great in terms of defining and filtering what I want to watch and not-watch. This works great for me as a developer to keep a good focus on things I am involved in.

However, when a project manager wants to keep appraise to events towards other people the workflow is not that much automatic.

Here are few challenges:

  1. Every time an issue is registered - watchers needs to be added for the same.
  2. There is no watch events when Attributes of project changes
    • New members added/removed, attributes of project's change, etc.
    • New document etc.
  3. Entire group cann't be a watcher (as of now) to add all these passive users as watchers in on-click.
  4. Changes in the roadmap which involves comprehensive change rather than per issue updates.

Typically, this results in ambiguity as to why did I got this message but didn't got the other one? (specially from customer or external team point of view)


It would be best that project manager can define 'project level watchers' - which added once, all new activities around the project (new issues, Roadmap changes, project attribute changes etc.) should keep coming uniformly.

I think this would be certainly useful when there are large number of teams in different projects and many project's in the organization.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1707: Sending e-mail to roles involved on status changed. New 2008-07-29
Related to Redmine - Feature #4386: Select all for watchers New 2009-12-11


#1 Updated by Dipan Mehta almost 10 years ago

Any feedback on this?

Also, set #1707 as a related feature.

#2 Updated by André Bachmann over 9 years ago

I also wish for a feature in Redmine which allows me to add groups as watchers. Using groups as assignees is working, but adding groups as watchers isn't.

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA almost 4 years ago

  • Category set to Email notifications

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