Feature #2677

Show "unread" items in the issue list

Added by Vasa Maximov almost 9 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:NewStart date:2009-02-05
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Issues
Target version:-
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Description

Right now, in the issues list, it is not clear which of the issues have been updated since your last logon.

It would be very useful to clearly show the special state of an issue, which have been updated by other users and wasn't yet viewed by the current user.

redmine.png - Overview of issues with new & updated tags (134 KB) Olivier Jacquet, 2009-12-22 11:00

redmine2.png - View of issue with a new keyword on new posts (85.8 KB) Olivier Jacquet, 2009-12-22 11:00

unread_issues.png (9.45 KB) Jean-Philippe Lang, 2009-12-22 21:50

unread_issues2.png (9.28 KB) Jean-Philippe Lang, 2009-12-23 13:50


Related issues

Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #3562: Show new comments and changes by marking the issue as unr... Closed 2009-06-30
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #3509: Show updated & new status on issues and forum threads Closed 2009-06-18
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #4466: Read/unread status for issues and forum posts Closed 2009-12-21

History

#1 Updated by Olivier Jacquet over 8 years ago

Is related to #3562 and #3509.

#2 Updated by Olivier Jacquet almost 8 years ago

I repeat the information from #3509 because I think it adds some valuable example:

It would be nice if Redmine kept track of the timestamp when you last looked at a thread or issue. Then, when showing lists of issues or threads (eg. the Issues and Forums) pages it could annotate the title with an "updated" or "new" tag to show which issues/threads have been updated or created since you last looked at them.

An example of this feature is provided by Drupal. If you have an account and go to http://drupal.org/project/issues/views you can see which items are new and updated (to see the updated tag you need to look at an issue and wait for someone to update it). Drupal also shows the number of new posts and when you click on that link it opens the issue at the first new post. It also tags the new posts with a new keyword to indicate which ones are new.

I've attached screenshots to illustrate the two concepts.

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

Olivier, thanks for the clarification.
I have a working patch for this feature. It's a bit late to get it into 0.9 but it will be committed in trunk soon.

Here you can see 3 new issues and 1 issue that was updated:

Any feedback on the look and feel is welcome.

#4 Updated by Felix Schäfer almost 8 years ago

Looks great, I'll give it a go when it hits trunk :-)

#5 Updated by Eric Davis almost 8 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

I have a working patch for this feature. It's a bit late to get it into 0.9 but it will be committed in trunk soon.

Could you post your patch here for review? I have a major patch I'm finishing up and want to see if they will conflict. Thanks.

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

The patch is not ready for review, but it should not conflict with anything.
What's your major patch about?

#7 Updated by Olivier Jacquet almost 8 years ago

Personally I'd prefer if the bullets were at the end of the title in stead of before. As the bullets are now they break the flow of the page. The fact that it is bold already shows that it's either new or updated, if you want to know which you can look at the bullet.

Also, the choice of small coloured bullets can make it hard for people that have trouble seeing colours to see if it's new or updated. Could you try putting new or updated in superscript at the end of the title to see the difference?

#8 Updated by Felix Schäfer almost 8 years ago

Olivier Jacquet wrote:

Personally I'd prefer if the bullets were at the end of the title in stead of before. As the bullets are now they break the flow of the page. The fact that it is bold already shows that it's either new or updated, if you want to know which you can look at the bullet.

I agree with the breaking the flow part, but not with the consequence… What about indenting the subject line for not-updated issues so that they are at the same level than the others?

Also, the choice of small coloured bullets can make it hard for people that have trouble seeing colours to see if it's new or updated. Could you try putting new or updated in superscript at the end of the title to see the difference?

I'll argue about the consequence here too :-) I think it should stay a visual rather than a textual cue… What about different colors and shapes? Like a green square for new issues, and a yellow bullet for updated, and so on?

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

Felix Schäfer wrote:

Olivier Jacquet wrote:

Personally I'd prefer if the bullets were at the end of the title in stead of before. As the bullets are now they break the flow of the page. The fact that it is bold already shows that it's either new or updated, if you want to know which you can look at the bullet.

I agree with the breaking the flow part, but not with the consequence… What about indenting the subject line for not-updated issues so that they are at the same level than the others?

Agreed.

Also, the choice of small coloured bullets can make it hard for people that have trouble seeing colours to see if it's new or updated. Could you try putting new or updated in superscript at the end of the title to see the difference?

I'll argue about the consequence here too :-) I think it should stay a visual rather than a textual cue… What about different colors and shapes? Like a green square for new issues, and a yellow bullet for updated, and so on?

I definitely prefer the visual hint too. It's pretty commom in email clients for example.
Maybe we can have a green bullet for new issues and nothing for updated issues (just bold subject):

#10 Updated by Felix Schäfer almost 8 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

Maybe we can have a green bullet for new issues and nothing for updated issues (just bold subject):

I think I'd prefer having the boldness for making the changed/new issues stand out, and different bullet colors/shapes to differentiate changed and new, but I think that's more a matter of taste, and I suppose is configurable through a custom css. Other than that, UI looks good to me.

#11 Updated by Nikolay Kotlyarov almost 8 years ago

nice feature, looks good for me:)

#12 Updated by Daniel Netzer over 7 years ago

Looks great! +1

#13 Updated by Eric Davis over 7 years ago

  • Target version deleted (1.0.0 (RC))

Removing from 1.0. This hasn't been completed and 1.0 is feature frozen.

#14 Updated by Peter Olson over 6 years ago

So what happened with this. Did it just die? Can you post your patch for this?

#15 Updated by Dmitry Salashnik over 6 years ago

+1

#16 Updated by Alexander Reznik over 6 years ago

+1 I think it will be very useful feature for all Redmine users

#17 Updated by Brad Jones about 6 years ago

Bump

#18 Updated by pasquale [:dedalus] over 5 years ago

Jean-Philippe Lang wrote:

I definitely prefer the visual hint too. It's pretty commom in email clients for example.
Maybe we can have a green bullet for new issues and nothing for updated issues (just bold subject):

What happens here? No news on your patch?

Anyway +1 for me

#19 Updated by Gibbet G over 5 years ago

+1

#20 Updated by Nick Caballero over 5 years ago

+1

#21 Updated by Egidijus Zideckas over 5 years ago

+1

#22 Updated by Sergey Gnuskov over 5 years ago

+1

#23 Updated by Egidijus Zideckas over 5 years ago

Hi everyone,

I've found redmine plugin for that : https://github.com/egisz/redmine_already_read
I added stylesheet to original plugin, and already using it ~ 2 months in production environment.

Hope you'll like it :)

#24 Updated by pasquale [:dedalus] over 5 years ago

Egidijus Zideckas wrote:

I added stylesheet to original plugin, and already using it ~ 2 months in production environment.

Thanks...
it works both releases 1.4.x and 2.x?

#25 Updated by Egidijus Zideckas about 5 years ago

Hi, I only tested on 2.x.

pasquale [:dedalus] wrote:

Egidijus Zideckas wrote:

I added stylesheet to original plugin, and already using it ~ 2 months in production environment.

Thanks...
it works both releases 1.4.x and 2.x?

#26 Updated by Wim DePreter almost 5 years ago

+1

#27 Updated by Michael Heinze almost 4 years ago

I think we have to clarify what the request of this Feature is in Detail.

If the request is that unread items in the issues list(s) shall be highlighted, then:
  • the description of this issue fully describes the required functionality
  • this is NOT a duplicate of #3509 or #4466 because those issues also request that Forum threads/entries shall be highlighted.
  • the Images attached by Jean-Philippe Lang Show the requested functionality
  • the plugin mentioned by Egidijus Zideckas fulfills this request
Whereas, if the request is that unread items in the issues list(s) and unread Forum threads/entries shall be highlighted, then:
  • the description of this issue does not fully describe the required functionality
  • this IS a duplicate of #3509 and #4466.
  • the Images attached by Jean-Philippe Lang do not fully the requested functionality
  • the plugin mentioned by Egidijus Zideckas does not fully fulfill this request

In our Company we were looking for a plugin that Highlights unread Forum entries and found out that unfortunately the plugin does not fulfill this.

#28 Updated by Sam McLeod over 3 years ago

+1

#29 Updated by Stefan Tatschner over 3 years ago

+2

#30 Updated by Jan S almost 3 years ago

+1 this should really be core functionality as otherwise the forum/board is not that useful.

#31 Updated by Alexander Strunck over 2 years ago

+1
I tried to install the mentioned plugin redmine_already_read, but it failed to get installed. What is the status of this function. I would really like to see it implemented!
Thanks for the good work.

#32 Updated by Konstantin Tkachenko over 2 years ago

+1

Alexander Strunck wrote:

I tried to install the mentioned plugin redmine_already_read, but it failed to get installed. What is the status of this function. I would really like to see it implemented!

We've taken the plugin described here. There are some repositories with this plugin on github.com by the way (i.e. https://github.com/tdvsdv/unread_issues).

I had to modify it to meet our needs, but haven't yet published it to github.
The versions on github seem to support even redmine 3.x.

P.S.: the mentioned plugin only support unread issues, not unread forum threads.

#33 Updated by Alexander Strunck over 2 years ago

I installed it in Bitnami Redmine 3.0.2. and it works fine.
The last half hour I tested the plugin, the issues are marked with a green dot and the subject is bold. I like it so far. In the text above also a yellow/orange dot is mentioned for updates. I could not figure out when this is used.
E.g. I use user a to edit an existing issue. User B sees than the issue with a green dot as new?

#34 Updated by Mutsu Yakumo about 1 month ago

Any news here?

at the moment no plugin works without any errors...
and I think this is an so important function.

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