[development] The "postponed" issue status

Randy Fay randy at randyfay.com
Fri Jun 4 15:47:24 UTC 2010

OK I'm going out on a limb here, but based on this conversation I just made
the following change to the "postponed" status on the Status settings for an
issue <http://drupal.org/node/156119> page:

Old on the left, new on the right

The issue seems like a good idea, but other (often related) issues need to
be dealt with first. The intention is to come back to these issues at a later
May mean either 1) that the issue is valid and should be fixed, but other
related issues (blockers) need to be dealt with first, or 2) that the issue is
removed from current active work but the intent remains to return to it. In
the first case, please tag the issue "blocked" and say what issue(s) it's
blocked on in a comment.

If there are objections or improvements, we can revert this or improve it.


On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Earnie Boyd <earnie at users.sourceforge.net>wrote:

> Derek Wright wrote:
>> On Jun 3, 2010, at 3:09 PM, E.J. Zufelt wrote:
>>  I think a blocked issue status would be helpful,
>> Perhaps, although I'm concerned about the overwhelming number of choices
>> we already have and ask users to navigate and understand.  There have been
>> multiple bikeshed-of-doom threads about the whole question of issue status
>> names and meanings, for example:
>> "Reorganise project issue statuses"
>> http://drupal.org/node/171350
> Correct.  Don't add another one, just make better use of "postponed".
>  especially if the ability to build block relationships was available.
>>>  This would allow for the display of all blocking and blocked by issues to
>>> be listed for each issue.
>> Right.  This would be slick, but would require some new plumbing:
> But we have the ability already with a tag.  Just add the issue node number
> prefixed with a # and surrounded with brackets [] that is blocking the fix
> when marking it postponed.
> The new plumbing that can be added later would do some markup magic by
> providing the node title in the display of the tag similar to the way it
> does for the node body.
> --
> Earnie
> -- http://progw.com
> -- http://www.for-my-kids.com

Randy Fay
Drupal Module and Site Development
randy at randyfay.com
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