Give 'version' another meaning
Redmine is good for project management. But not only for real software development! So versions doesn't make much sense in none software development projects.
My suggestion: Let the user choose if a version is a version or a milestone, a target, a phase, stage or whatever.
Realization would be quite simple. You just have to add another field that specifies the type of the 'version'. If the user creates a version he or she has to select in a dropdown the type. Ideally you could add some icons to visualize the versions types e.g. in the roadmap.
In a further development this the version types could be made configurable. But this is not so important in my case. I just notice that peoople don't like to use versions. It would be quite clearer if this just could have another name.
Updated by Robert Schneider over 8 years ago
Any comments? IMO this is smaller change (but I could be wrong, of course) that is quite effective. Or not?
Updated by Ebrahim Mohammadi over 8 years ago
I think "Version" is too specific and for some categories of Redmine users not suitable. Using a more generic term such as "Milestone" would be a better default. And letting user customize the terminology would be nice, although not necessary IMO.
Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 8 years ago
- Category set to Roadmap
Updated by Mischa The Evil about 8 years ago
- Related to Feature #724: change "versions" to "milestones" added
Updated by Dipan Mehta almost 7 years ago
Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 6 years ago
- Related to Feature #13387: Improving Redmine's version model (not just milestones) added
Updated by iransamin.ir sabasa over 6 years ago
I agree with this new feature, while i believe that milestone is a for measuring distance passed not the distance to be passed for the first time, but i think changing the people's way of thinking is to hard!
Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 5 years ago
- Related to Feature #21577: The version should get a status archived like projects added
Updated by Bernhard Rohloff over 4 years ago
I also agree with this proposal. From my experience it's hard to sell the Roadmap feature to people which are not involved in any type of software development or dev-topics at all. I usually come around that issue by renaming the 'version' to a more casual umbrella term like ' collection ' so everybody can specify their type in the name like for example Version - V1.2 or Sprint - 1 or Milestone - Requirements something like that.
This solution has no impact on the core system of Redmine and gains the versatility and acceptance for the Roadmap module especially by non tech-savvy users a lot.
Updated by Anonymous over 4 years ago
Updated by Yuuki NARA over 4 years ago
The function of Redmine is flexible, and it can be used in various ways in a wide range.
However, because the names of each term are fixed, it is not suitable for individual use, and it may be difficult to use Redmine.
I have created a issue to overwrite the term file.
With this function, you can set appropriate terms according to the usage of Redmine.
Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration screen.
Updated by Go MAEDA over 4 years ago
- Related to Feature #29164: Make the terms overwrite from the Redmine administration screen. added
Updated by Robert Schneider about 4 years ago
Man... I would be glad if it could be implemented. Would be so useful! Couldn't it be considered?
Updated by Yuuki NARA over 3 years ago
redmine_message_customize plugin has been created.
You can use this to override the term from the administration screen.