Feature #5541


Project Status "Closed"

Added by Luc WILPUTTE about 14 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

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Hi all,
It would be very usefull to have an additionnal status except Active or Archived : "Closed"
The problem is that some users have to keep projects active to leave access to users to project documents BUT they have to prohibit developpers to fill a timesheet concerning projects that are closed...
So it would be usefull th have a "closed" status which keep a read only access to users but prevent any time recording in that closed project.

Best regards.

Related issues

Is duplicate of Redmine - Feature #3640: Freeze / Close ProjectsClosedJean-Philippe Lang2009-07-20

Actions #1

Updated by Luc WILPUTTE about 14 years ago

Would be also necessary to "unclose" the closed projects of course... When needed...

Actions #2

Updated by Eric Voisard about 14 years ago

+1 It'd be very useful indeed...


Actions #3

Updated by Darryl Winder about 14 years ago

couldn't you get the same effect by just turning off edit permissions ? in our case we use groups and just demote the role of the group to 'reader' or some such on that project. Not sure if that has the effect you are looking for on time recording though.

Actions #4

Updated by Luc WILPUTTE about 14 years ago

Of course there is a lot of work around but with such solutions the work to reach the goal is rather heavy...
Redmine is very powerfull concerning permissions.
You can, project by project assign different roles to different users.
But with the solution you propose... Imagine the work to realize that !
You have to create a role developper and also a developper read only, a project manager and a project manager read only etc etc and after, each time you want to close a project, you have to change all the access you created. A lot of work for a basic stuf.

I add some precision to my suggestion in cas of not clear enough.
The goal is to close a project but leaving Read access to all defined members.

No more Issue creation, no more time logging, no more new comments, no more new documents etc...

Best regards.

Actions #5

Updated by Mingcai SHEN about 14 years ago

I just want to cancel one project then I found this problem.
A project can be turn to "Closed" and all the write access will be disabled no need to modify permissions one by one, and the project name will be display in "GRAY" or add a tag "CLOSED". I think this is what I want. Please add this feature in 1.0.0.


Actions #6

Updated by Eric Voisard almost 14 years ago

Would it be a big deal to add such a "CLOSED" project status?

Here, we're dealing with many projects over time. We don't want to archive older ones because they contain all our past experience and we must have access to this knowledge.

Otoh, these projects are (contractually) finished and we would like to clearly mark them as CLOSED, and make them read-only. This would be a Project Management phase. Not the same as manually removing write permission for everybody in an "active" project...

Thanks, Eric

Actions #7

Updated by Pedro Gutierrez almost 14 years ago

Not only that, I would suggest adding fields similar to an issue:
  • Configurable status. We have several: incubating, open and closed
  • Assigned to:person in charge
  • Category: This would be grate to associate each to the department in charge
  • % done
  • Estimated time
  • ... And on and on

In fact, for me, projects are just some sort of superissues. Providing them with the same characteristics of an issue would help us manage our project portfolio just as we do with our issues portfolio within a project.

Actions #8

Updated by Leandro Freidenberg almost 14 years ago

I´m very interested in the functionality just mentioned by Pedro.

Project may be treated in some cases as issues.

Actions #9

Updated by Sylvain Guimond almost 14 years ago

Agree! +1

Actions #10

Updated by Light Kong almost 14 years ago


Actions #11

Updated by Jan F Westerkamp over 13 years ago

+1 as I will need it as soon as my 4 student projects end september 2011

Actions #12

Updated by David Lyons about 13 years ago

This is pretty annoying for us as well, there is a lot of knowledge in the old tickets that is not available simply because redmine is blocking access to the archived projects tickets. It seems silly that the search is incapable of finding archived tickets. Either make archived tickets searchable/viewable or add a "Closed" Status.

Actions #13

Updated by Reuben Mallaby almost 13 years ago

+1 I use Redmine to manage all our student and research projects - currently there are over 300 and changing role permissions takes ages with so many projects.

Actions #14

Updated by Etienne Massip almost 13 years ago

  • Category set to Projects
Actions #15

Updated by Eric Voisard over 12 years ago

How can it be that Redmine team find fixing code for Internet Explorer 6 support more important than to add a useful feature for managing projects...
Here we have many projects and Redmine becomes unpractical. Come on, giving a closed status to a project isn't that unusual in PM...

Actions #16

Updated by Sebastian M over 12 years ago


My key requirement is to have the knowledge contained in an archived project be searchable.

Actions #17

Updated by Brian Heasley over 12 years ago


Similar to this request: #8681

Actions #18

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

Same as #3640 planned for 2.1.0.


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