Flyspray - The bug killer!

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  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category User Interface
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 0.9.9.7
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Flyspray - The bug killer!
Opened by q - 09.08.2015

FS#2025 - Adding new tasks is too undiscoverable

The Flyspray Manual ( http://www.flyspray.org/manual/ ) does not even hint of it, and as long as i am not logged in there's no indication anywhere in the interface that i would eventually get to do it after i manage to log-in.

In fact, i've come here to learn how to use your software, considering the fact that the site where it was deployed did not provide much help. And after i logged in into that site ( http://www.uzbl.org/bugs/ ) i still don't see any "add new task" option. That's IMO a discover-ability fail, and it originates in your own design: disabled features should not be hidden, lest users think you didn't bother to code such features. Also, you say i shouldn't report bugs against versions earlier than 0.9.9.7, but how do i know which version of Flyspray are they using?

Project Manager
peterdd commented on 09.08.2015 23:04

Hello q,

  • The "add new task" is visible on uzbl.org/bugs if you are logged in AND select the right project in the project selector AND have the rights to add a new task.
  • The uzbl admins obviously not set up or display global or project specific greeting messages.
  • They use an older version of flyspray, maybe 0.9.9.7 or older.
  • Some admins don't want show system informations like version or hide capabilities which are only for users with higher privileges.
  • I'm aware too of that this is not very userfriendly and there exists a related task FS#1950 , that tries to solve similiar issues.
  • The manual on www.flyspray.org/manual needs some review - like adding a "Create a task" page.

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