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Introducing the refreshed feature tracker

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For quite some time we have used an issue tracker for managing future ocPortal development in the open, and soliciting feature sponsorship.

However it's been playing on my mind for quite some time that issue tracking systems are horribly over-complex for what most people want to use them for. Therefore we've implemented a totally new interface to sit in front of the issue tracker, now available at:

Feature development tracker - ocPortal

You'll see it's far easier to navigate around and get the information you really need.

The full tracking system, which we still need for proper underlying issue management, is still there under the surface. So we now have the best of both worlds.

I hope you all like it and it helps people feel they have a stronger voice in the process.


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Very nice interface, Chris. Mantis is a beast.

I do think you should post the cost and amount raised in support credits. It looks a bit silly that something costs $5,267.46. Just make support credits the currency of the tracker.

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Added hours and credits display.


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 :thumbs:

An opposing view to BobS: I am happier to see costs calculated in real monetary terms so that I can instantly make my own decision as to whether I can afford it (or not) on my no-budget lifestyle. However, where I am in total agreement with Bob is that each of us can 'contribute' towards a 'portion' of the cost whenever we are able to, and the figures you show are helpful in that respect - 'contributed' against 'total'

Of course, you cite the (Euro) whereas others would instinctively prefer their own currency, e.g. the US $, or AUS $, but since it is your product you have the right to 'sell' it in whatever currency you choose!

All in all, this is a step forward for a non-geeky person, and I welcome it.

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You're seeing Euros due to your location, I see GBP. If you click the currency you can see currency conversions.

Powered by the ocPortal 'currency' tag :D.


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Chris Graham said

Powered by the ocPortal 'currency' tag :D.
Amazing what one learns about this CMS!

Of course, I've never had occasion to use the 'currency' tag before, so why should I have been aware of it?

Bummer!

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Awesome Interface!
Very elegantly done with a clear view of the tasks at hand, all helping to get a better understanding of ocPortal's development strategy and possibly roll them into Hands-On Tasks.
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Chris Graham said

Added hours and credits display.
Big improvement Chris. It's easier for me to spend when I know what the cost is in support credits.

Geez, that makes me sound lazy.

Bob
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Fletch said

An opposing view to BobS: I am happier to see costs calculated in real monetary terms so that I can instantly make my own decision as to whether I can afford it (or not) on my no-budget lifestyle. However, where I am in total agreement with Bob is that each of us can 'contribute' towards a 'portion' of the cost whenever we are able to, and the figures you show are helpful in that respect - 'contributed' against 'total'

You are probably right that the cost in local currency is useful to most people. But, because I plan to regularly purchase support credits which I will then use to sponsor stuff, my eye will always be on the cost in credits - do I have enough or not.

At any rate, we all win with Chris's solution.

Bob
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I have to say I was a little confused why everyone was giving high marks for the new interface. It seemed a little limited to me especially since Chris turns out high quality work and this seemed a little under his workmanship. And when Bob mentioned it was nice to see the credits added it confused me even more.

Something didn't seem quite right with what I was looking at on SeaMonkey.
So I fired up FireFox. No difference. This was on my Linux desktop. So I fired up my Windows laptop and SeaMonkey on it but no change. On to IE8. Now I see what everyone else was seeing! Even FireFox on Windows didn't show it correctly. Back to Linux and opened up Opera. That displayed as expected.

I find it interesting it only displayed correctly on IE8 and Opera (Linux) (don't have Opera on Windows). That is the first ocPortal page that has not displayed correctly for me. Anyone else using FireFox and it is displaying correctly?

So, now I'm also giving it the same praise as everyone else (but minus half a point for not displaying correctly, even in FireFox ;) )!  :thumbs:

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You're right, I just tried to view it using Firefox (on OS X) and it is indeed looking strange. We'll get right on it.

Sorry for the trouble! I had only viewed it in Safari thus far.


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It wasn't any trouble for me. I enjoy helping anyway I can to make ocPortal better. Gotta start stomping bugs somewhere!  :thumbs:

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fixed


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Chris Graham said

fixed

 :thumbs:  Yep.

That was too easy! I'll have to find something that is a little more difficult for you to fix.  :lol:

Steve
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Chris Graham said

fixed
Concur.

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Now all you need to do is fix the cost in currency, which is only showing up for a few items.

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I don't follow? "cost in currency"? Screen shot might help, maybe some issue detecting where you are.


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"cost in currency"?

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Fixed. Google stopped returning currency conversions for our requests, but switching to a different query method worked.


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