Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#4788 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Rename "Blockedby" and "Blocking" to "Master-ticket" and "Sub-tickets"

Reported by: mauzer_tim Owned by: coderanger
Priority: normal Component: MasterTicketsPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords: MasterTickets, Agilo
Cc: Trac Release: 0.11


Names of fields "Blocked By" and "Blocking" are a bit confusing and a bit ambiguous for a newbie especially if you are a non native English speaker. For example when I tried to explain goal of these 2 fields to my team, first I mixed up functions of these 2 fields, because they look and read similarly and its hard to understand their function at a glance.

What do you think about renaming them to something more clear, for example: "Master-ticket" and "Sub-tickets"? Moreover "master-ticket" sounds similar to the name of the plugin and it makes this name more consistent.

P.S. coderanger, thank you very much for so great add-on!

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mauzer_tim

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by coderanger

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

You can set the label to whatever you want.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

I know and I have already done this. However there are 2 issues with this:

  1. In queries, in emails and in changes we see the old names.
  2. I understand that one can mechanically remind on frequent using what every from these fields does, but the main idea of suggestion is to make things easier for newbie.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

  • Keywords MasterTickets Agilo added
  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Please allow the database custom field names for "blocking" and "blockedby" to be specified in trac.ini in the [mastertickets] section.

Possible default:

ticket_custom_field_masterticket = blocking
ticket_custom_field_subticket = blockedby


Other plugins may need to integrate with a specific internal custom field name. (For instance, the AgiloForScrumPlugin currently uses "o_ref" and "i_ref" to do things similar to MasterTicketsPlugin -- I am also asking Agilo to allow for customizability).

This change would also allow the original creator of this ticket to use names meaningful to his team.


comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by pizzaman383

I'll second the request. We changed the source to have the field names in queries match what we wanted.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by coderanger

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I have no intention to change this. Trac already allows setting field labels. Any bugs in that system should be reported to Trac.

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