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«Usability» — plugin for Redmine

Plugin for Redmine, which allows to improve the usability of Redmine.

 

Plugin features «Usability»


You will get a lot of useful enhancements that will improve Redmine usability: ability to replace the standard preloader that blocks the entire page; ability to hide the sidebar, fast preview of photos and others.
In case of error, Redmine user will receive an informative message with contact information of administrator. With plugin «Service Desk», user can quickly create a request for error correction.
With plugin «Hierarchy», you can quickly create issues, requests and other entities, assigning work to subordinates, not thinking about which projects they are in.

 
 
 
 

What the plugin «Usability» do

Plugin «Usability» allows to minimize the appearance of progress indicators of issue. And also allows to automatically calculate sum by numerical columns in tables, which is useful in the evaluation of spent and scheduled time.

You will be able to download all attachments in a zip-archive with one click. This is very useful when issue or other entity contains a lot of attachments (eg, pictures).
You will be able to hide the sidebar that can be useful when working with a large amount of information on a laptop or tablet.

You will be able to minimize the interface of sign in and change the page which will be shown to user after authorization.
In case of error the user will be notified with the contact information of the employee, responsible for the work of Redmine. With plugin «Service Desk» user in a single click can create a request for error correction, which will be sent to the right address.

If you have module «Hierarchy» installed, then you can quickly create issues and other entities assigned to your immediate subordinates.

How to install plugin «Usability» 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 the «Usability» plugin settings and choose necessary options. Some options are hidden if «Service Desk» and «Hierarchy» plugins were not installed.
  4. Save «Usability» plugin settings.

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