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Just Upgraded to Version 6

I have to say I liked seeing a lot of the new features; however I was disappointed by some areas that I really think were overlooked.  Here is what I think needs some serious work still:
User Security, I should be able to setup users to be able to edit and create projects and they should have to be administrators.  There should be a little more control on what can be secured.  The biggest reason I don’t want everyone to be an administrator is because when someone forgets their email address and ask for it changed every admin gets that email.
Projects, I should be able to hide releases from ever being displayed in this list again.  We do a lot of releases and I have to look through about a hundred to get to the ones I want.
Release Notes, this is pretty much the same complaint I have for Projects, since I can’t hide any of my releases I have to scroll through a list a mile long to get to the release notes I want.  I should be able to hide a release from this list, and to make this more organized I should be able to pick the project first and then it show me a list of the releases.  I also don’t like that you have a restriction on the table width when I view release notes.  I have 1 note with a really long title without spaces (scoutSubmit) so all the release notes text is squished to only allow 3 words per line.  Why can’t it be 100% width on the table?  I have a large screen resolution let me use it.
Cases, I have the same table width complaint here.  I actually have some titles that are cut off because of the size of the table.  Again it is a scoutSubmit bug that has this problem.
Eric Renken Send private email
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 
 
User Security - we fixed this in 6.0.  They are called project level admins (or wiki or discussion group).  You can assign normal FogBugz user the ability to edit and administer a project (discussion group, or wiki).  Go into a project on the edit page and you'll see it there.  Then you don't have to make everyone a FogBugz admin.

Release Notes dropdown & Releases - The dropdowns in 6.0 are "smart" dropdowns.  Just start typing what you want and it will prefilter.  You don't have to click and scroll through all the other ones.  This should be used in every dropdown throughout fogbugz.  So if you have 10,000 fogbugz user and you need to assign a case, you can just type their name (or any part of it) and the dropdown will self filter.
Michael H. Pryor Send private email
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 
 
"Projects, I should be able to hide releases from ever being displayed in this list again.  We do a lot of releases and I have to look through about a hundred to get to the ones I want."

This is the number one thing that annoys me about Fogbugz. If we could set it to be assignable like the releases it would make things a lot easer, we have over 200 projects in fogbugz now and the list is pretty unwieldy.
rua Send private email
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 
 
I 2nd the hide old releases - smart combobox or not if I open the box I shouldn't have to see v1.0.0 from 3 years ago on my list.
Paolo
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 
 
"it would make things a lot easer, we have over 200 projects in fogbugz now and the list is pretty unwieldy."

There is already a delete icon next to projects (it's been there since v1!).

If you click it, FogBugz will archive that project and you won't have to look at it ever again.  The cases will be preserved in the system.  (You can "undelete" it, but you have to do it via the database).
Michael H. Pryor Send private email
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
 
 
Hi Michael,

I think it might be worth looking into revamping the Project delete functionality, it seems to cause a lot of confusion and/or frustration.

Maybe the delete should be renamed to Archive or Hide, as that's all that's really happening (I prefer Hide).

And then in the Projects list there should be a link to "Show hidden Projects".

When shown, there should be a "Un-hide" button on a normally hidden Project instead of the Hide button.

I think that would help a lot of people.

The same functionality should go for the Project and Global release sections of the Project edit pages too.

What do you think?

Ian
Ian M. Jones (CaseDetective) Send private email
Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
 
It's not the project I want to delete/hide/archive/whatever you want to call it - it's the release associated with it.
Paolo
Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
 
"If you click it, FogBugz will archive that project and you won't have to look at it ever again.  The cases will be preserved in the system.  (You can "undelete" it, but you have to do it via the database)."

I've tried delete, but once they are deleted, we can only find an old case via case number.  I really just want them to be closed to new cases and then be able to use active/inactive project as a filter.
rua Send private email
Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
 
Add my vote to hiding old projects. Today I just delete, them which is essentially the same as hiding them without the ability to quickly toggle them back on.

As for releases, the setting to turn off assigning cases to them is plenty for me.
JohnFx
Friday, September 21, 2007
 
 
I don't see a Project Administrator.

I see Norma, Administrator, Community, and Virtual, where do I get Project Administrator?

Yeah I saw the drops downs filter, but what if someone doesn't know the latest version number for a project they still have to look at a long list.
Eric Renken Send private email
Friday, September 21, 2007
 
 
FYI I am using version 6.0.25 and that says it is the latest version.
Eric Renken Send private email
Friday, September 21, 2007
 
 
When you edit the project itself, you can set the project's project level admins.
Michael H. Pryor Send private email
Friday, September 21, 2007
 
 
Thanks that appears to solve at least that problem.  Will the release notes feature even be looked at?  It appears that a lot of people don't like seeing that very large list.
Eric Renken Send private email
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
 
 

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