Download all attachments in a journal
Bulk attachments download for issues has been implemented in Redmine 4.2.0 (#7056). However, sometimes I want to download all attachments of a journal, not an issue.
For example, suppose that an issue already has dozens of files. In the most recent update, your colleague has attached 5 more files. In this case, it is not uncommon to want to download only the latest 5 files.
I believe that bulk downloading of files for each journal is a very useful feature.
#6 Updated by Marius BALTEANU about 1 month ago
- downloading all the attachments in a journal is not an usual operation as you already mentioned in the issue description "sometimes".
- we should keep the actions grouped in a logical way: we have the common actions displayed and less common actions under the dropdown. In the files section it make sense to display the "Download all" action next to edit icon because only those two actions are. In the future, if we add a new action related to the Files section, we will add the actions dropdown to incorporate the new item.
Maybe we should get more feedback on this as we did for other issues. I'm just worried about adding new icons in the UI that are always displayed.
#8 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago
I think it is a good idea to move the download link into the drop-down menu. It also solves the small problem that the download button is not very prominent and somewhat hard to find.
However, if the dropdown menu for a journal has the link, I think the dropdown menu for an issue also should have the link for the consistency of the user interface. This allows users to download all files with the same operation (click the dropdown menu -> click "Download all files") for both issues and journals.This means that:
- Download all attachments for a journal can be invoked from the dropdown menu
- Download all attachments for an issue can be invoked by two ways, from the existing download button and the dropdown menu