Feature #6058

better sub project support

Added by James Mahler over 11 years ago. Updated almost 11 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-08-06
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I use a lot of sub projects in redmine. Sub-projects don't work nearly as nice as they could. There are a few features that would make sub projects work much nicer.

  1. be able to inherit settings from parent project. Most notably is members section. Maybe something like a check box that says inherit from parent project disables being able to set it on sub projects.
  2. email notifications you have to pick each project and it's sub projects. It would be nice if there was a choice for project + all sub projects.

There are a few other things but those two (or just the first) would greatly help.

copy-project.diff Magnifier (1.06 KB) Nick Peelman, 2010-08-09 15:04

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#1 Updated by Nick Peelman over 11 years ago

1. Why not just go under Administration -> Projects, copy the project you want, then set its parent to be the original?

2. I don't understand what you're asking for there…where are you having to pick project / sub-projects for email notifications?

#2 Updated by Nick Peelman over 11 years ago

Nick Peelman wrote:

1. Why not just go under Administration -> Projects, copy the project you want, then set its parent to be the original?

2. I don't understand what you're asking for there…where are you having to pick project / sub-projects for email notifications?

A question for somebody more familiar with the internals than I: Currently the only way to copy a project would be via the Administration menu. Say, for example, a user has permissions to create a new project. Can a project have settings that would prevent that user from duplicating it? Would that be a security risk, if they already have permission to create a new one? If so, the attached patch may require some more permissions code, but would add a Copy button to the left of the New Subproject button. I almost wish there was both a Copy... and a Copy To Subproject... button. Perhaps there's a better way? Or maybe this is best left in the Administration menu...

#3 Updated by James Mahler over 11 years ago

for 1, I don't have admin privileges. I have a "+ New subproject" button on my projects. Instead of a copy, it would be nice if it were to stay linked to the parents so that changes in one place were recursive to sub projects. Not being familiar with copy since I don't have this permission, how deep does the copy go? Does it copy all open issues? Does it copy sub projects? I guess we could try to keep an empty project as a template or something if that's the only option then manually go through all the projects when things need to change.

for 2, When I goto my settings, there's 3 choices for email notifications. Something like "any event on all my projects" which is way too much mail... "For any event on the selected" which is what I use, but you can't do project + sub projects, you must select them all individually... and "watch / involved in" which I'm involved in too many things that I don't care about due to other permission issues.

#4 Updated by Nick Peelman over 11 years ago

Gotcha. You really should file a separate bug for each of those. One is Project related, the other is user account related.

#5 Updated by James Mahler almost 11 years ago

we've given up on the idea of trying to use sub-projects.

Feel free to cancel this issue.

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