Feature #3148

Dates formatted as ages are too vague

Added by Chris 0 almost 10 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2009-04-09
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:UI
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Description

Currently on http://www.redmine.org/projects/redmine/news:
    Redmine 0.8.2 released (5 comments)
    Added by Jean-Philippe Lang about 1 month ago
    ...
    Redmine 0.8.1 released (4 comments)
    Added by Jean-Philippe Lang about 1 month ago

The actual dates are 2009-03-07 and 2009-02-15 (more like 4 and 7 weeks ago).

I've seen dates formatted as ages on other systems that do not change units until the age is ≥ 2 x the-unit.
This provides better/more accurate information.

The algorithm goes along the lines of:

    if age < 2 hours then use minutes
    else if age < 2 days then use hours
    else if age < 2 weeks then use days
    else if age < 2 months then use weeks
    else if age < 2 years then use months
    ...


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #20310: Ability to switch date format (from relative into absolut... New

History

#1 Updated by Damien Couderc almost 10 years ago

I agree with Chris, dealing with high number of days is not useful.

#2 Updated by Daniel Felix about 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Defect to Feature

This is related to the integrated function time_tag(). I don't know if this request is worth it to implement a own function?

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA 9 days ago

  • Related to Feature #20310: Ability to switch date format (from relative into absolute) in issue notes titles added

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