Feature #6062

Meeting tracker...

Added by Marc Mengel over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-08-06
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Description

In discussion with one of our users the other day, It occurred to me that one can post project meetings in the project calendar by making
"Meeting" a new tracker type. Out of the box, you get:

  • Meeting shows up on project calendar on the right day
  • You can "invite" people to the meeting by setting them as watchers
  • You can make subtasks for people to do things to prepare for the meeting

The downsides are that you have to:

  • put the time and location of the meeting in the Subject and/or description
  • Some issue fields (i.e. percent done, etc.) don't really apply
  • No way to create a repeating meeting, but you can copy the previous one and change the date.

It occurs to me that one could correct most of the downsides by making Issues and Meetings subclasses of a common type that shows up in the calendar, but make Meetings have a few differing fields.

History

#1 Updated by Nick Peelman over 11 years ago

Marc Mengel wrote:

The downsides are that you have to:

  • put the time and location of the meeting in the Subject and/or description
  • Some issue fields (i.e. percent done, etc.) don't really apply
  • No way to create a repeating meeting, but you can copy the previous one and change the date.

It occurs to me that one could correct most of the downsides by making Issues and Meetings subclasses of a common type that shows up in the calendar, but make Meetings have a few differing fields.

Or you could create some custom fields and add those to your Meeting tracker, to handle things like Date/Time and Location. You could even maintain a list of common meeting spaces and it would show up as a dropdown list.

I WOULD like to see the ability to hide properties like %Done, Status, and Priority, based on tracker, but that's another issue altogether.

Probably the best way would be to do it via a plugin. Then you could maintain a better list of locations, you could create a custom rake task to fire via cron to send reminders, you could do all sorts of awesome, meeting-related stuff, that far exceeds the confines of trying to shoehorn it into the current Issue model.

#2 Updated by Anonymous over 11 years ago

I WOULD like to see the ability to hide properties like %Done, Status, and Priority, based on tracker, but that's another issue altogether.

Me too. Is there already a feature request open on that?

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