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«Under Construction» — plugin for Redmine

Plugin for Redmine, which allows carry out maintenance work safely, with preliminary notification of Redmine users

 

Plugin features «Under Construction»


You will be able to preliminary notify users about the terms of works before start, during process of works and after their completion.
It is not necessary to completely block all the work in Redmine. You can block only those pages that you want.
You can set restrictions on browsers used by users to avoid errors caused by incorrect work of older versions of browsers.

 
 
 
 

What the plugin «Under Construction» do

Plugin «Under Construction» allows you to set time of maintenance work. Each Redmine user will see in the interface a warning about the terms of maintenance works and additional information from the administrator.

The ability to specify the person responsible for carrying out of works will give an opportunity the user to quickly contact a technician in a critical situation.
You can restrict visiting only a few pages, if your changes do not affect most functionality of your system.
Blocking older versions of browsers will eliminate the additional errors and simplify the work of your technical support. The user will also know whom to contact for software updates.
If you have module «Hierarchy» installed, then you will get more detailed information on the responsible person: photo, contact numbers, e-mail address of a specialist.

How to install plugin «Under Construction» in Redmine

  1. Make sure that your server meets the following requirements:
Redmine Ruby Rails Database The Browser
Guaranteed 2.6, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 1.9.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 3.2, 4.2 PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL Chrome, Firefox, Internet explorer 9, 10
Should work > 3.2 > 2.2 x ActiveRecord compatable DB Any modern browser
  1. Copy the folder with the plugin to the plugins folder of «Redmine» — «plugins».
  2. Install additional plugin «A Common Libs» in Redmine plugins folder. To do that - clone this plugin from «Bitbucket» by executing a command in Redmine plugins folder: git clone https://bitbucket.org/dkuk/a_common_libs.git
  3. Ensure that the user, under which you run the web-server, has access to the root installation folder of «Redmine». As possible solution for UNIX operating systems, run the following commands:
      sudo chmod 775 -R your_redmine_root_folder
      sudo chown -R your_web_server_group:your_web_server_user your_redmine_folder
  1. Run `bundle install` to install missing gems (make sure performing command in the root installation folder of «Redmine»)
      bundle install
  1. Perform plugin migrations (make sure performing command in the root installation folder of «Redmine»):
        rake redmine:plugins:migrate RAILS_ENV=production
      
  1. Restart your web-server.
      sudo service apache2 restart
  1. Go to «A common libs» plugin settings and turn on options: «Select2», «Twitter Bootstrap».
  2. Save «A common libs» plugin settings.
  3. Go to «Under Construction» plugin settings and set restrictions for the available versions of browsers.
  • Option «Enable browsers restrictions» determines whether restrictions are enabled or not.

  • Specify text message.

  • Specify whom the user should contact if he has unsuitable version of the browser.

  • Specify which browser versions are prohibited.

  1. Go to «Under Construction» section in Administration menu.
  • Specify the period of maintenance works by server time. Message about the period of works will be generated automatically.

  • Additionally, describe the reasons if necessary.

  • Specify person, responsible for carrying out works, so users will know whom to contact if necessary.

  • Activate the maintenance works mode. Pages will not be available during the carrying out.

  • To inform users in advance enable the option «Show notification».

  • If you want to block not all Redmine functionality, but only certain pages or actions, set blocking rules. In the absence of rules, work of Redmine for non administrators will be completely impossible for the whole period of maintenance works.


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