Try new Dynamictasklist2 macro in the Fluid wiki?

Justin justin.obara at
Fri Jan 9 19:16:32 UTC 2009

Hello, I have updated the 
  page to use the new version of the task list macro. I am noticing  
that you sometimes have to refresh the page a couple of times before  
the most recent set of tasklists is displayed.

  A handy feature that I have noticed is that you can drag a task from  
one list to another.

- Justin
On 9-Jan-09, at 12:24 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Since there weren't any objections, I activated the  
> {dynamictasklist2} macro in the wiki. You can see it in action at: 
>  and
> You can see more options for information you can assign to each task  
> (e.g. priority and assigned to) by opening the disclosure triangle  
> to the left of each task. You do need to use someone's confluence  
> user ID when assigning them to a task, but you can use the search  
> functionality next to the field to find it.
> Erin and I did notice a bug in that task information can disappear  
> momentarily if two people are editing the same task. However, if you  
> simply refresh the page the task information should return (it was  
> for us). I did just upgrade to a newer version of this macro so  
> perhaps that problem will go away now. If you run into any major  
> bugs with this macro, please let the list know.
> I noticed a few other outdated  -- e.g. plugin repository, blogging,  
> chart, content formatting, contributors, table, table of contents,  
> web-dav, etc. -- Plug-ins in the Plugin Repository and upgraded them  
> too, so you may see improved performance in other functionality as  
> well. When we upgrade Confluence to a newer version, I will upgrade  
> the {dynamictasklist2} macro further.
> Cheers,
> Allison
> On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:02 AM, Justin wrote:
>> I'd be happy to use an improved version of the task list. I find  
>> the current one quite limiting at times.
>>  - Justin
>> On 7-Jan-09, at 11:45 AM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>> Yesterday when Erin and I were creating a task list in Confluence ( 
>>> ) to manage some finer grained tasks that we didn't want to put in  
>>> JIRA. I noticed that on our list and Jacob's task list ( 
>>> ) we are using an older version of the {dynamictasklist} macro,  
>>> which unfortunately doesn't have the ability to assign people to  
>>> tasks until they complete them (which is a feature we were looking  
>>> for).
>>> I found information on {dynamictasklist}-2 macro: 
>>> , which we actually already have installed. To activate it, we  
>>> need to disable the "Dynamic Task List Macros" (which is what is  
>>> creating our dynamictasklists now) in the Confluence Plug-in as it  
>>> is overriding {dynamictasklist}-2 right now. I tried this last  
>>> night and things seemed to work OK, though I did notice a bug in  
>>> the {dynamictasklist}-2 at one point (which Daphne & Eli didn't  
>>> encounter) where an error message would come up that I couldn't  
>>> clear, and ended up having to force-quit Firefox.
>>> However, I think {dynamictasklist}-2 is worth trying as it has a  
>>> ton of really great features, such as:
>>> inline editing of task descriptions
>>> ability to assign people to tasks before they complete them
>>> drag and drop reordering of tasks
>>> ability to assign priority to tasks
>>> documentation of the date the task was created
>>> ability to lock tasks
>>> ability to sort tasks by the taskname, the assignee, the priority  
>>> and completed date
>>> "One of the benefits of Confluence Dynamic Tasklist 2 over  
>>> previous task lists is that all data is stored in the page. Most  
>>> people will find it easier to edit the tasklist using the web- 
>>> interface, but if you want to edit or even create the tasklist  
>>> directly, you can do so by editing the page itself. You can see an  
>>> example of the tasklist wiki-markup below."
>>> Finally, it is possible to go back and forth from the old  
>>> {dynamictasklist} macro to the new one. From the new macro's info  
>>> page:
>>> "Confluence has shipped with older tasklist macros:  
>>> {dynamictasklist1} and {tasklist}, This plugin is designed to  
>>> replace those macros. In order for it to work, the older tasklist  
>>> macros must be disabled. You can disable the older "Dynamic Plugin  
>>> Macros" from the Plugin Manager (Administration -> Plugins). Once  
>>> the older tasklists are disabled:
>>>     * When someone views a page containing an older version of the  
>>> tasklist, the display will show the new format but the page will  
>>> not be updated.
>>>     * On first edit of the tasklist from the UI, the data will be  
>>> converted to the new format.
>>> The data in the old format is not harmed. Should you wish to  
>>> revert to the older macro, you must 1) renable the old macros, and  
>>> 2) revert any page that has been automatically modified (that is,  
>>> any page containing a tasklist that has been modified) to the  
>>> earlier version."
>>> What do folks think--would it be OK to give they new  
>>> dynamictasklist2 macro a try and see how it works for us?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Allison
>>> Allison Bloodworth
>>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>>> Educational Technology Services
>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>> (415) 377-8243
>>> abloodworth at
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> Allison Bloodworth
> Senior User Interaction Designer
> Educational Technology Services
> University of California, Berkeley
> (415) 377-8243
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