Try new Dynamictasklist2 macro in the Fluid wiki?

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 9 20:19:29 UTC 2009


Awesome!

\Thanks for testing that Allison. I should have looked at it myself  
before sending the email out. I appreciate your covering for my moment  
of laziness!

- Eli

On Jan 9, 2009, at 11:44 AM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:

> 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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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley


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