Add a "Notify these users:" option when creating and updating isses.
It would be nice to have an option to notify selected users when creating/updating issues.
Usually, when you are updating an issue you want to notify the person that created it, the developer that is working on it and the Project Manager, but now the only user that receives a notificacion is the one the issue is assigned to.
This limitation is (IMHO) quite severe. I know we're not using it internally because of this issue.
For a nice looking sample of how to do this properly, take a look at the "Post a new message" page in Basecamp.
#6 Updated by Thomas Löber over 14 years ago
So how can the UI for this feature look like?
My idea is to do it the same way as the "Related issues" feature:On the page issues/show/:id:
- a box "Watchers" below "Related issues" contaning the current watchers with a delete icon for each one,
- inside the "Watchers" box an Add link which displays a dropdown list with all project members and an Add button on the right of the list.
What do you think?
#8 Updated by Maxim Krušina over 14 years ago
Thomas Löber> I think this is good idea.There should be also new user rights:
- Add other users to watch issues
- Edit other users watched issues
- Delete other users watched issues
Also, is enough to use registered users for watch, or also create watch for non-registered users by adding them not from select by directly typing email into add filed? Watched users can be divided into Registered and non registered (registered will be chosen from select box, non-registered by typing email adress into text field). It's just my idea, I think that our company will be happy with watching for registered users inly, what others think?
#11 Updated by Chris Platts over 14 years ago
Glad to see this feature's on the radar. I'm another ex-Trac user who's migrated their project management to Redmine and I'm missing this feature somewhat.
@Thomas Löber/Maxim Krušina: I agree. Trac's implementation of this feature left something to be desired. Simply having a CC: textfield isn't great usability. But being able to simply pick from a list of registered users would be great.
#12 Updated by Leszek Ciesielski over 14 years ago
+1 to Thomas Löber's idea for the UI. Trac, Mantis, Bugzilla, Jira - all have this feature, and frankly, I was a bit surprised not to find it in Redmine. It's not a stopper, but it is very useful. And for projects with public-accessible Redmine it has the benefit of showing the 'hot' items (the ones that community needs most) simply by counting the number of watchers, without the need to spam the comments list (e.g. Jira allows sorting issues by number of watchers).