Per-tracker activity feed (or e-mail notification)

Added by Vojtěch Horký about 10 years ago

Hello,
I am facing the following problem.

We have installed Redmine for company use and created a custom tracker for keeping track of deployment of our software. The statuses are Deployed in test environment, Deployed in production etc., each version of the software has its own issue. These trackers are used in almost all projects.

And now the problem: there is a group of people (server administrators etc.) that have to be notified of each of these deployments. Of course, they can be added to each project and manually added as watchers for each issue of that tracker. But I am afraid people might forgot to add them and it is complicated if you want to add another administrator. I wanted more versatile solution.

So I started looking at the Atom feeds but with no luck (I would prefer e-mail for the notifications but Atom shall be sufficient).

  • The ''issue feed'' does not provide journal. Thus status change (e.g. deployed in test to deployed in production) is not directly visible.
    • For example, Liferea (feed reader) only silently changes the title without any notification that something has changed.
  • The ''activity feed'' takes care of that but I was not able to filter out single tracker only.
    • I tried adding extra parameter to the feed URL (such as tracker=4) but none affected the output.

Does Redmine offer such functionality, e.g. through some undocumented URL parameter?

If not, how difficult it would be to add? I mean I have very little experience with Ruby but with some directions to documentation/sources I might be able to hack something.

I can end with some server side script that would filter/combine information from existing feeds/XML outputs but I would prefer something that would work out of the box.

Thanks!

Replies (2)

RE: Per-tracker activity feed (or e-mail notification) - Added by Tony Marschall about 10 years ago

Hello,

maybe you can define custom queries for each status and use the atom feed?

RE: Per-tracker activity feed (or e-mail notification) - Added by Vojtěch Horký about 10 years ago

Hello.

Toni Marschall wrote:

maybe you can define custom queries for each status and use the atom feed?

But that would mean that the admins would have to subscribe to several atom feeds and changes to the same issue would appear under different feeds, right? And it still seems to me that this does not eliminate the mentioned problem I have with Liferea.

I may use this but I would prefer something simpler for the end-user - one feed to display all changes to all issues of a single tracker.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.

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