Patch #6226

Add multiple watchers at once and add any redmine user as a watcher

Added by Martin Kande about 11 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-08-26
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


patch for redmine 1.0.1:

1. can add multiple watchers in one step;
2. can add any redmine user as watcher, just type to filter.

watchers.patch Magnifier (8.14 KB) Martin Kande, 2010-08-26 14:48

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #5159: Ability to add Non-Member watchers to the watch list Closed 2010-03-23


#1 Updated by Eric Seigne about 11 years ago


great patch, i hope it will be included in next redmine version !!!

Thanks a lot, it's exactly what i need


#2 Updated by Eric Davis about 11 years ago

  • Subject changed from improved add watcher functionality to Add multiple watchers at once and add any redmine user as a watcher
  • Status changed from Resolved to New

#3 Updated by Martin Kande about 11 years ago

Nice to hear that it was useful.

There should be one more update - permission in roles to add any watcher, so there can be projects where only watchers from project members can be added.

#4 Updated by Jamie Talbot almost 11 years ago

I would strongly vote for this. We use Redmine internally at my company as our support tracker, and only being able to add watchers from current project members is a significant inconvenience. If a stakeholder isn't CC'd on the initial report email, I have to add them to the project, add them as a watcher and then remove them from the project again.

#5 Updated by Brian Heasley almost 11 years ago


#6 Updated by Tiffany C almost 11 years ago

Great! This is what I was looking for. I would strongly vote for this, too.
Since there are over 150 members in our project, it is really hard to find a member from the pull-down and add one by one several times...

#7 Updated by Eduardo Bogoni almost 11 years ago


#8 Updated by Stanislav German-Evtushenko over 10 years ago

It would be very useful.
PS: Patches aren't usually accepted without tests.

#9 Updated by Gergely Nagy over 10 years ago


This would be important for adopting Redmine in our company. We're just introducing it as a central place to store ideas & suggestions (as well as real project stuff like bugs,features); and this could be a more open way to involve people than fully dragging them in. I would really like even to add emails that are not Redmine users yet, somewhat like RT does.
Until this happens, we have to use other systems, email, spreadsheets, etc.. causing confusion and waste of time.

So, is there a plan to add this patch? Any help needed? I'd like to invest some time (e.g learning how to contribute, writing tests), in case it would move this forward.

#10 Updated by Deon Joubert over 10 years ago


#11 Updated by Ez Dakit over 10 years ago


#12 Updated by Arno Schoenmakers over 10 years ago


I really need this feature, but I don't see it back in Redmine 1.1.1; what happened to this feature?

Is there some other way to add watchers from another (sub)project to an issue reported in a (sub)project.

#13 Updated by Jason Butz over 10 years ago

Any way to get this into the next redmine release? Or maybe into a plugin?

#14 Updated by Richard Pecl about 10 years ago


#15 Updated by Anonymous almost 10 years ago


#16 Updated by Jason Butz almost 10 years ago

+1 to "can add any redmine user as watcher, just type to filter."

Any way to get a patch for Redmine 1.2.X ?

#17 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Superseded by r8592.

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