Issue #572 new

Progress bar for milestones/versions/components (BB-680)

David Vega
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Hi, I think it would be pretty useful to be able to render a progressbar for a specific milestone/version/component showing the current closed tickets against the total; and perhaps optionally it would be cool to see as a "buffer bar" the current open ones, i.e. 80% closed tickets (in blue) + 6% open (in light blue).

Generation of the corresponding caption and maybe different colors for milestones/versions/components would also be nice.

Comments (36)

  1. David Vega reporter

    I was thinking about this the other day, and maybe it could be better suited for a "stats" section on the issue tracker, or something like that

  2. Christopher Case

    Completely agree. It's much easier for followers of projects to understand that a progress bar that says "93%" means "we're close to finishing this milestone", rather than knowing that 5 open or new issues means that. Instead, they have to look at how many issues are closed in that milestone, and get a rough feeling from there. While technically the same information, it's simply not as intuitive as a progress bar.

  3. blackwc

    You guys should probably just put everything GitHub has had as a feature for years on their site on your TODO list because GitHub is setting the standard now.

  4. CTS_AE

    Can we even close milestones once they are completed ? A milestone really isn't a milestone if it's not obtainable/close-able.

  5. Lukas Meindl

    What are the "milestones" good for if there is no progress bar or any other visualisation available for them? Even for an intentionally small issue tracker, I consider this to be a crucial feature. We (CEGUI) are entirely happy with the issue trackers features, except for the lack of a proper roadmaps/milestones visualisation such as mentioned in this report.

  6. Xavier Bergeron

    I completely agree with Lukas' comment. I remember seeing a screenshot of a blue and green bar indicating progress, but I don't remember which product that is from. I really enjoy BitBucket's simplicity and ease of use, and this feature would help visualize workflow for single man teams such as myself without needing to use another company's service. I also think JIRA is a little overkill for what I am looking for, but I may consider obtaining a server starter license if I must.

  7. Lukas Meindl

    Xavier Bergeron , We are a small (~3) developer team of volunteers and despite us having a large quantity of tickets JIRA is definitely overkill for us. Being Open Source we would even get it for free (If I remember right) but it simply would be more work than it would be a benefit so we decided against it.

    There is really only a couple of small changes the issue ticket system needs to be perfect for small projects. And most of them are actually among the top voted atm.

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