Have files be a complete, aggregated list of all documents in that project
It would be nice if there was a central point to view all files associated with a project, and it seems that the Files tab would be great for this. Basically it would aggregate all files on the project and list them with where they have been attached, and link to that page (ie. Wiki - Home).
This would be convenient especially as projects grow and it makes it difficult to find files attached to Resolved Issues or buried wiki pages.
Updated by Michael Koch over 14 years ago
yeah, exactly! I know our teams could really use this feature as we're continually having difficulty finding files.
as a non-programmer who cant actually implement this, I dont want to be pushy on getting this implemented, but is this something that could be put into 1.0?
Updated by Damian Lewis almost 13 years ago
Redmine is amazingly good at what it does, but attachments managementis definitely a problem for anyone using Redmine regularly with lots of issues and attachments. This is the only real problem I have with Redmine (everything else works just like we need it to) and it makes using Redmine every day a pain.
Just needs the ability to either a) search by attachment filename/description, or b) automatically add uploaded attachments to the Files list.
Alternatively, allow attachments to be links to the files uploaded in the Documents and Files modules.
Either way, it would be nice to also have a migration tool to scan for all the attachments already associated with issues and copy the links to the Files module.
Hope you can help.
Updated by Jesse Dundon over 12 years ago
I agree on this one. As a migrant from Basecamp I assumed this was how the files tab worked in the first place (show all files that have been uploaded directly to the files tab, or have been attached to todos or messages).
I'd like to see the files tab aggregate all files that have been attached to the wiki, any issue, or directly to the files module, with a link to each related resource for quick context on the file, as basecamp does it (see screenshot). You should also be able to filter/sort the file view by date, name, uploader, etc. Finally, the file view should also aggregate files from all subprojects when viewing any parent project, just like issues.
Any word on this or patches out there?