Patch #6722

Add a summary to projects

Added by Holger Just almost 12 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-10-21
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:Candidate for next major release


There are two places where projects are displayed in mass: /projects and the project's admin. On both places, part of the description is displayed. This is suboptimal as the view gets really messy if you include some more verbose status information into the description.

Thus I propose adding a short summary to the project which is displayed in these locations. It would make the view much clearer and more usable because of better content.

The attached patch introduces this.

summary_to_projects.diff Magnifier (1.71 KB) Holger Just, 2010-10-21 21:47


#1 Updated by Terence Mill almost 12 years ago

+1 Very good idea, and easy to implement..

#2 Updated by Jean-Baptiste Barth almost 12 years ago

Why not. The real question is what you do with /projects view ? It's a bit difficult to read, the vertical flow is weird when you have more than 5 or 10 projects. Do you have any plan for that ?

#3 Updated by Holger Just almost 12 years ago

The /projects view uses Project.short_description too (and thus the short summary if present). And if the users use sane summaries (i.e. one line descriptions), the view is indeed rather usable as it is today.

Although some minor CSS fixes (like indenting the description a few pixels) could still help here, this is another issue.

#4 Updated by Holger Just almost 12 years ago


Eric proposed to use a text datatype for the summary in the db. That way, we don't have any arbitrary text boundaries. It is then up to the user to use this feature sanely.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA almost 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

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