Opened 11 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#9691 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make another Trac search box or button

Reported by: kcrisman Owned by: mvngu, schilly
Priority: major Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
Component: website/wiki Keywords: Trac
Cc: embray, slelievre Merged in:
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Description

Or something like that. The problem is that Search at the top gives all tickets, closed or open, with the content, while often one wants just to search open tickets. Since the only other option is clicking View Tickets, then Custom Query, etc. (notice that even the Search tab doesn't do anything useful different from the Search box), and THEN clicking all the non-'closed' options, we should improve this.

I'm putting component website/wiki, but only because there isn't a trac component.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by slelievre

  • Cc embray slelievre added
  • Keywords Trac added

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by embray

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.4 to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

If somebody really wants this they could open an issue at https://github.com/sagemath/sage_trac_plugin but this is a non-trivial plugin and can be easily achieved with a custom query.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by slelievre

I think the issue here is making the Trac Query easier to find. The new user easily finds the "Trac Search" but it can take time to encounter the Trac Query, and even when one know it exists, it's not easy to find it back from the Sage Trac home page.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by slelievre

Currently, when visiting Sage's Trac, one sees the following at the top:

  • first a line with the search box and search button
    [ search box ] Search
    
  • then a line like one of the following, depending whether one is logged in:
    Login, GitHub Login, Preferences, Help/Guide, About Trac, API
    
    logged in as <username>, Logout, Preferences, Help/Guide, About Trac, API
    
  • then a line like one of the following, depending whether one is logged in:
    Wiki, Timeline, Roadmap, View Tickets, Search
    
    Wiki, Timeline, Roadmap, View Tickets, New Ticket, Search
    

One of these lines arguably should point to the Trac Query page.

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by slelievre

The Trac Search page should also point to the Trac Query page.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by embray

That would still require a small plugin at least. Without significant motivation I don't think minor UX improvements in Trac are a good use of time unless someone really wants to do it (and would probably be better directed upstream).

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