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Feature #442

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Add a description for trackers

Added by Thomas Lecavelier almost 17 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Issues
Target version:
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Resolution:
Fixed

Description

Hi,

In a project, when having testers/reporters that are newcomers in the job, they could hesitate between different trackers
before opening their request. It would be a good thing that trackers could own a description field. This description
should appear in an info bubble when the mouse is flying over the tracker name, i.e. in the Overview of a project and/or
in the top of the issue page (pages generated by URL: projects/list_issues/#?set_filter=#&tracker_id=#).

I'll be glad to precise my thoughts if needed.

Tom.


Files

01_add_description_to_trackers.patch (12.4 KB) 01_add_description_to_trackers.patch Marius BĂLTEANU, 2017-05-21 21:51
02_select_and_apply_tracker.patch (3.05 KB) 02_select_and_apply_tracker.patch Marius BĂLTEANU, 2017-05-21 21:51
trackers_index.png (137 KB) trackers_index.png Marius BĂLTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:14
tracker_title.png (189 KB) tracker_title.png Marius BĂLTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:15
trackers_description_modal.png (130 KB) trackers_description_modal.png Marius BĂLTEANU, 2017-05-21 22:17
02-select-and-apply-tracker_r1785.patch (1.76 KB) 02-select-and-apply-tracker_r1785.patch Marius BĂLTEANU, 2018-01-28 21:07
01-add-description-to-trackers_r1785.patch (12.5 KB) 01-add-description-to-trackers_r1785.patch Marius BĂLTEANU, 2018-01-28 21:07

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2568: Description for issue statusesClosedGo MAEDA

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Related to Redmine - Feature #366: Custom field for issue statusClosed

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Related to Redmine - Feature #5026: Description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting.New2010-03-10

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Related to Redmine - Feature #2389: Standard and custom issue fields should have a description/tooltipNew2008-12-23

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Related to Redmine - Feature #6964: Description field for roleNew2010-11-23

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Related to Redmine - Feature #15787: Descriptions for issue categoriesNew

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Related to Redmine - Feature #20558: Add 'Description' field for groupsNew

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Related to Redmine - Defect #31239: Translation missing: text_select_apply_trackerClosedGo MAEDA

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Has duplicate Redmine - Feature #9256: Trackers have a description in addition to a nameClosed2011-09-15

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Has duplicate Redmine - Feature #15018: Description or help for trackersClosed

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Has duplicate Redmine - Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker settingClosed2010-03-10

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Actions #1

Updated by Cyril Mougel over 16 years ago

I agree for this Features.

+1

Actions #2

Updated by Jens Goldhammer about 15 years ago

+1

Actions #3

Updated by Eric Davis about 15 years ago

  • Category set to Issues

This would also be good when reporting new issues.

"You have chosen Bug. A bug is a flaw in the existing application that causes an undesired behavior....."

Actions #4

Updated by Nicola Izzo about 15 years ago

(snip)

Actions #5

Updated by Dipan Mehta over 11 years ago

Link with #2568

Actions #6

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 11 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #9256: Trackers have a description in addition to a name added
Actions #7

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 11 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker setting added
Actions #8

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 11 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5026: Description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting. added
Actions #9

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 11 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #15018: Description or help for trackers added
Actions #10

Updated by Mischa The Evil almost 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

Target version roll-up from closed duplicate #9256.

Actions #11

Updated by Ivan Cenov over 10 years ago

+1
This would be useful.

Actions #12

Updated by Enmos Proje over 10 years ago

+1

Actions #13

Updated by Sebastian Paluch over 9 years ago

+1

Actions #14

Updated by Robert Schneider about 9 years ago

+1

Shouldn't that be easy to implement?

Actions #15

Updated by Ivan Cenov about 9 years ago

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.
Actions #16

Updated by Robert Schneider about 9 years ago

Ivan Cenov wrote:

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.

That shouldn't be so hard, I guess.

Actions #17

Updated by Stephane Evr over 7 years ago

+1

Actions #18

Updated by Ivan Cenov over 7 years ago

+1

Actions #19

Updated by Akiko Takano about 7 years ago

Hi, I’ve updated related patch to this request, it's attached to #5201.
In this patch, I tried to implement the feature based on Ivan’s comment.

1. Display modal (popup) window to show tracker’s description at new/edit issue screen.
Set the link the dropbox of the trackers. Clicking the link and modal window is shown to display selectable trackers and their descriptions.
Also user can change the tracker he/she hope to use at modal window.

2. Show tracker’s description like tooltip when mouse overed on the tracker name, (at Tracker index page, Project overview page, and Project setting page).

I wonder this meets your request, but I hope mine would be any help.

Ivan Cenov wrote:

Where trackers descriptions to be shown? Possible places are:
  • New issue form, next to the dropbox of the trackers - show the description of the currently selected tracker
  • Project settings page, Information tab - on mouse hovering on the tracker names, or small icon next to each tracker name - clicking on it show baloon with tracker's description.
Actions #20

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU about 7 years ago

Akiko Takano, thanks for adding a patch to #5201. I find the patch and the functionality very useful and I was looking for a feature like this for some time. I took the liberty to rewrite it a little bit in order to be more consistent with the other implementations from Redmine.

Please find attached two patches:

1. 01_add_description_to_trackers.patch

  • it shows the description for trackers as a new column in trackers#index (trackers_index.png)
  • it uses the title attribute and the existing "field-description" class to show the description in Project overview page, Project setting page and Issue new/edit form (a similar implementation already exists for custom fields) (tracker_title.png)
  • dt and dd tags to list the trackers description in the modal (trackers_description_modal.png)

2. 02_select_and_apply_tracker.patch

  • moves the "apply" action to the tracker name, instead of the icon.
  • closes the modal after tracker selection
  • less javascript

I chose to make a new patch for this feature because it is a separate functionality.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Actions #21

Updated by Akiko Takano about 7 years ago

Marius, thanks for pointing out to my patch, #5201.

it shows the description for trackers as a new column in trackers#index

I think this is better from the accessibility point of view, than description is displayed only when mouse over event fired :)

it uses the title attribute and the existing "field-description" class to show the description in Project overview page, Project setting page and Issue new/edit form (a similar implementation already exists for custom fields)

Personally, I think this is so useful for user who has project admin role, especially, in case he/she is not Redmine admin. Thanks.

Looking forward to be implemented!

Actions #22

Updated by Mischa The Evil about 7 years ago

This seems to be a nice addition in line with r12397 and r14154.

One drawback could be that the integration of these patches, along with the already integrated r12397 and r14154, could make a consistent introduction of other descriptions (like requested in eg. #2389, #2568, #4768, #5026, #6964, #15787 and #20558) harder to achieve.

Actions #23

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 7 years ago

  • Related to Feature #2389: Standard and custom issue fields should have a description/tooltip added
Actions #24

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 7 years ago

Actions #25

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 7 years ago

Actions #26

Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 7 years ago

Actions #27

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 6 years ago

Updated the patches to cleanly apply on the current trunk (r1785).

Mischa, agree with you, but this should not block us implement what can be done. I'm favour to take one by one (for ex: I've in plan to continue with description for statuses after this patch is added to the core).

Coming back to this ticket, I would like to propose this feature for the next major version from the following reasons:
- is an old request
- it has at least 4 duplicated issues
- is part of Redmine.org incomplete tickets vote count list(over 5 cas...
- it makes the onboarding process for the new users or public projects easier because they can find what means each tracker directly in the new issue form.

Actions #28

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 6 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker setting)
Actions #29

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 6 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker setting added
Actions #30

Updated by Mizuki ISHIKAWA over 5 years ago

+1

The patch written by Marius ( #442#note-27 ) also work in my current environment ( r17600 ).

In order to display explanations for fields other than tracker, I think that it is better to consider a more versatile method.
However, this patch specialized for tracker is definitely beneficial for many people.
I hope this function will be implemented as soon as possible.

Actions #31

Updated by Yuuki NARA over 5 years ago

+1

Actions #32

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 4.1.0
Actions #33

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Feature committed, thank you Marius for your patches.

Actions #34

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

Jean-Philippe, you didn't commit patch 02-select-and-apply-tracker_r1785.patch from mistake or you don't find the functionality useful?

Actions #35

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed

It's committed, thanks for pointing this out.

Actions #36

Updated by Go MAEDA about 5 years ago

  • Related to Defect #31239: Translation missing: text_select_apply_tracker added
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