Try new Dynamictasklist2 macro in the Fluid wiki?

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 9 19:44:11 UTC 2009


I believe that has been fixed in this newer version we are using. The  
only way I can find to delete tasks is to click on the trashcan icon  
which appears only when you mouse over a task, and you are given a  
confirmation message before the task is deleted.

On Jan 9, 2009, at 11:35 AM, Eli Cochran wrote:

> I have a concern with this feature. When Allison, Daphne and I were  
> playing around with it a couple of days ago, it appeared that it was  
> very easy to delete a task by a slip of the mouse. I haven't had  
> time to look into it further and it maybe that the features are  
> worth the risk.
>
> And again, I played with it for all of 2 minutes so I may be mistaken.
>
> - Eli
>
> On Jan 9, 2009, at 11:16 AM, Justin wrote:
>
>> Hello, I have updated the http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Release+Testing+Tasks 
>>  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: http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Tasks 
>>>  and http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Release+Testing+Tasks 
>>> .
>>>
>>> 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 I did just upgrade to a newer version of this macro  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 I noticed a few other outdated  -- e.g. plugin repository,  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 (http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Tasks 
>>>>> ) 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 (http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Release+Testing+Tasks 
>>>>> ) 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: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Confluence+Dynamic+Tasklist+2 
>>>>> , 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 berkeley.edu
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>
>>> Allison Bloodworth
>>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>>> Educational Technology Services
>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>> (415) 377-8243
>>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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> Eli Cochran
> user interaction developer
> ETS, UC Berkeley
>
>

Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at berkeley.edu




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