Alex Dergachev wrote:
Just checked out the Close project feature. It seems really useful, but I personally prefer to archiving the project, "hiding" all its issues wholesale. For the important case of searching through archived projects, I've re-rolled the redmine_search_archived_aut8.patch I uploaded two years ago into a stand-alone redmine plugin. Pretty hacky but works for us.
My solution to this issue, in order to avoid plugins is the following:
- I added a new "issue closed status" called "Archived/Expired" or whatever you feel appropriate.
- Before I close an obsolete/ended project I close any left over open tickets in bulk with my new closed status "Archived/Expired" (disabling email notification before that).
The solution above, allow users to exclude search results with all old open tickets, since in redmine you can search for "open only" issues now. So the archived/expired issues will be excluded.
I don't think the "Archiving" of a project is common use case, hiding things will unnecessarily create confusion is many cases. In most cases users (non-admin) want to be able to find old issues, the dates are good enough for the user to understand relevance. The Archiving of a project is really a way to completely hide projects, really rare use case scenario for us. Being a governmental organisation we must keep history.