Patch #28861

Add a date item to the context menu

Added by Mizuki ISHIKAWA about 1 month ago. Updated about 12 hours ago.

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Category:UI
Target version:Candidate for next major release

Description

The context menu is very convenient because you can change the information without making a screen transition.
I would like to change the date information by context menu.

By applying this patch you can open a modal to change the date.

screenshot2.png (156 KB) Mizuki ISHIKAWA, 2018-05-23 10:22

screenshot1.png (116 KB) Mizuki ISHIKAWA, 2018-05-23 10:22

Add-dates-on-context-menu.patch Magnifier (4.63 KB) Mizuki ISHIKAWA, 2018-05-23 10:22

datepicker_firefox.png (4.74 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2018-06-23 07:41

History

#1 Updated by Yuuki NARA about 1 month ago

+1

I am looking forward to releasing this function.

#2 Updated by Akipii Oga about 1 month ago

+1

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA 15 days ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

#4 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 10 days ago

Interesting feature.

I'm writing down some thoughts that I've regarding this feature:
1. The "Date" label is not clear enough from my point of view. Maybe "Start/End dates" or just "Dates"?
2. I find it useful to support also the custom fields of type "Date".
3. Editing two attributes with one action is not usual for the Redmine contextual menu. I'm wondering if is not better to add the dates attributes as individual items in the contextual menu (Start date, End date, Custom Date etc) and in the submenu to add some dates shortcuts like "Tomorrow", "Next Week", "Next Month" and the date picker for selecting the date.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA about 14 hours ago

Marius BALTEANU wrote:

3. Editing two attributes with one action is not usual for the Redmine contextual menu. I'm wondering if is not better to add the dates attributes as individual items in the contextual menu (Start date, End date, Custom Date etc) and in the submenu to add some dates shortcuts like "Tomorrow", "Next Week", "Next Month" and the date picker for selecting the date.

Maybe project managers think start date and due date of an issue at the same time when they make a schedule, so I prefer having these two fields on the same dialog.

#6 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 12 hours ago

Go MAEDA wrote:

Maybe project managers think start date and due date of an issue at the same time when they make a schedule, so I prefer having these two fields on the same dialog.

I agree with Go MAEDA on this point. I think it would be tedious to go through the context menu twice to set the start and due date separately. I also think the intention of the menu item "Date" would be more clear if we would rename it into something like "Schedule".

Marius BALTEANU wrote:

... to add some dates shortcuts like "Tomorrow", "Next Week", "Next Month" and the date picker for selecting the date.

This could also be very handy but I would integrate them in the modal view, too. In my experience project managers are quite volatile in making their decisions (especially at scheduling) so having all choices presented in a single view can be advantageous for this kind of users.

Referring to the proposed modal view, I find the checkboxes to reset the dates quite odd. As this functionality is also present in the browser based datepickers I would recommend to remove them from the view.

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