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#9016 new enhancement

Macro to show number of hours left until a milestone's due date

Reported by: rjollos Owned by: hoessler
Priority: normal Component: EstimationToolsPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: osimons Trac Release: 0.11

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I'm starting work on writing a small macro to show the number of work hours left until a specified due date. The macro will take a milestone as an argument and use the milestone's due date as a data source, or take a date string as an argument. In its initial form, it would treat each day as an 8 hour workday, each week as a 5 day work week and not take holidays into account. These limitation lead to some obvious ways to extend the macro.

My intent is to provide a useful complement to the RemainingHours macro. One could put something like the following in a wiki page by using both macros:

Remaining effort to conclude this milestone: 64 hrs.
Remaining work hours until this milestone's due date: 46.3 hrs.

My initial plan is to name the macro RemainingWorkHours. I'm seeking feedback on how to best implement this (i.e. what is the best name for the macro?, should this new macro just be part of the RemainingHours macro by extending that macro with additional arguments?), and whether it might be considered for inclusion in the EstimationToolsPlugin.

Thanks!

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