Enable the watching of news
|Assignee:||Jean-Philippe Lang||% Done:|
At the moment, users can't watch news items. They can subscribe the the provided feeds, but they can't get emails like they do tickets.
I don't know Ruby, but I see the "acts_as_watchable" property that the board, message and issue models have. I gather adding this to news wouldn't watch all news, just a singular news item. Anywho, I leave the implementation details to the Redmine experts. :)
#5 Updated by Ted Lilley over 13 years ago
+1 as well. Email updates are particularly appropriate for the news module, as the first thing you're going to want to do is follow up the announcement by sending it directly to the concerned parties.
A Redmine noob (meaning I don't know how to implement anything),
#6 Updated by Jim Mullis over 13 years ago
Another extremely useful benefit of this feature combined with the user Group feature is the ability to create News and Info Projects that are watched by one or more customer groups, i.e. AllCustomers, GrpACustomers, GrpBCustomers, etc. It then becomes easy to announce product enhancements, planned outages, etc.
#9 Updated by Alfredo Bonilla over 13 years ago
Just to confirm, that it would be really useful specilly for projects with more than a couple of people working, to receive news without receiving all the modifications in the issues.... really useful
Right now, in our project, we have to send an email to the people instead of using the News to avoid that people "track" all the issues mods
#10 Updated by Dennis Gao about 13 years ago
Currently I still have to send an e-mail around about new releases. It would be good if the 'news/files/documents' section could do this automatically.
When I add the documents, add news, add files, we can not receive the e-mail.
I have checked all the Administration/Settings/Email notifications/
News added = Yes
Document added = Yes
File added = Yes
and restart apache2, I still have not received e-mail.
#13 Updated by Ted Lilley almost 13 years ago
As a brutally ugly hack, I made my installation send email notifications about added news to all project members regardless of their notification settings. You can see my article about it here:
I'm not advocating that anyone use this approach, I'm simply waiting for a better solution.
#17 Updated by Dmitry Pupinin over 12 years ago
#18 Updated by Bruno Medeiros over 12 years ago
- File news_to_all_members.diff added
- Assignee deleted (
I created a patch with the Dmitry's solution, it's attached.
It's created against Redmine 1.0.1, and seems to be working fine.
The option 'Don't notify my of my own changes' is still working after this patch, don't know if it is expected.
#26 Updated by Stefan Bellus almost 12 years ago
I want to use it to announce new release/important bug-fixes for all that subscribe for this information as watchers (not only to project members).
My project is library that is used by other teams. I don't know who use it. I have to make possible that all teams that uses my library can get information about new releases/important bug-fixes. I think news are right solution.
I will release my library on Hudson and let hudson to send mail to add news. On redmine site I want to use https://github.com/titas/redmine-news-via-email-plugin.
#34 Updated by Nick Nguyen over 11 years ago
- File redmine_example.jpg added
I've added the patch, and it is working. Except for when there is more than 6 people assigned to a project. The first 6 people get added to the TO: in the email, and than everyone after that gets added to the email itself. Seems like it adds a line break after the 6 people that messes up the email.
The email is also malformed. I've attached an example. Any idea how to make it from stop doing that?
#36 Updated by Martti Laakso about 11 years ago
Why are there two different places to adjust the email settings anyway?
If I want to get news, I'm currently bombarded with all these issue updates I have no interest in. Just let the user use checkboxes to select what updates one want's to receive (issues, news, wiki..) and under what circumstances (member, watcher, all..), and let the administrator just set some sane defaults.
#38 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 11 years ago
Need help testing my plugin which implements news subscription: http://projects.andriylesyuk.com/projects/subscription