Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1621 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Develope a trac plugin / greasemonkey script to count down the hours from an initial estimate

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Russ Tyndall
Priority: lowest Component: TimingAndEstimationPlugin
Severity: minor Keywords: ClientScript
Cc: Trac Release: 0.10


have a field that is not changable by the user called "Orignal Estimate" that populates based on the first entry of "estimate"

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

or better yet, make estimate immutable and then add a "time remaining" field. This field is autodecremented by the amount of any hours added but is also changeable. This way gives you a glimpes into 'how many hours are left' in addition to 'how is this ticket/milestone doing compared to the orig estimate'.

I think this would be easier for developers to gauge "how many hours do I have remaining" as opposed to "total amount of work that has been done +PLUS+ the amount of estimated work that needs to be done"

This would enable someone to write a plugin later to do a little bit of statistical analysis for someone based on their over/under estimating.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

failed to mention that "time remaining" is initially populated with the estimate.

for an example of this approach, please see the timing and estimating patch:

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Russ Tyndall

Priority: normallowest
Severity: normalminor
Summary: maintain orig estiamtedDevelope a trac plugin / greasemonkey script to count down the hours from an initial estimate

Thanks for the detailed ticket, however the company I work for that I developed this for does not use it this way, so I am not particularly interested in developing this usage case.

That said, this could very easily be implemented as a Greasemonkey/Trixie javascript, and probably with only minimally more effort, as another trac plugin built atop of this one. If you develop one, I would be more than happy to include it in the main repository and/or advertise for you in the instruction manual / main page.

Please keep me informed if you need any help or make any progress,


comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Russ Tyndall

Keywords: ClientScript added

see also #1624

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Russ Tyndall

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I will probably never get to this, but if someone wants to , feel free to submit patches

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