Feature #5026

Description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting.

Added by Akiko Takano over 12 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-03-10
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Custom fields
Target version:-


I hope to description field for Status/Role/Tracker setting, because our projects and workflows, statuses are growing day by day and it becomes hard for users to understand its meaning with the naming only.

Thanks to custome fields, I can add a description field to Group and I hope this would be also applied to Status/Role/Tracker setting.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker setting Closed 2010-03-10
Related to Redmine - Feature #2568: Description for issue statuses New 2009-01-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #442: Add a description for trackers Closed


#1 Updated by Dipan Mehta over 9 years ago

This can be subset of #2568

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 9 years ago

  • Related to Feature #442: Add a description for trackers added

#3 Updated by Sebastian Paluch over 7 years ago


Since Redmine usage is bigger now in our company, we have more users, workflows, custom fields, roles, etc. We need to document all this somehow, so that users know what custom field, trackers, roles, etc. to choose when configuring projects and working with it.

What we do to overcome missing Redmine feature for describing all mentioned item is to create many Wiki pages where we describe all that and make it available for all users, also redirecting Help link to the Wiki.

We do not like this approach as it brings huge overhead, the Wiki pages needs to be build by copying information from Administrator panel and updated when configuration changes :(

Description fields, introduced lastly for issue custom fields (and probably for others in the future), does not satisfy all needs as do not provide, in a reasonable way, information about type, acceptable values, etc.

So, since all needed information already exists in Administration panel, maybe it would be good idea to make them accessible in read-only mode for all logged in users? This, with combination with description fields, could solve all documentation needs.

For those who do not want to revile configuration an option in the settings wood be desired.

What do you think?

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