Add link to bug history page to the top-right drop-down menu

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

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bugzilla.mozilla.org
User Interface: Modal
VERIFIED FIXED
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: sebo, Assigned: glob)

Tracking

Production

Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
Previously there was a link 'History' besides the 'Modified' field. With the new UI this link is gone. So there is no obvious way anymore to switch to the bug history.

Sebastian

Comment 1

2 years ago
The link is still there. Which version of Bugzilla do you use? If you mean bmo, the link is also visible besides the "Modified" field.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

2 years ago
Assignee: ui → nobody
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Component: User Interface → User Interface: Modal
Product: Bugzilla → bugzilla.mozilla.org
QA Contact: default-qa
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Version: unspecified → Production
(Assignee)

Comment 2

2 years ago
history is always shown inline, so there's no need to link to another page to display that information.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 3

2 years ago
Created attachment 8652705 [details]
Missing bug history link

(In reply to Frédéric Buclin from comment #1)
> The link is still there. Which version of Bugzilla do you use? If you mean
> bmo, the link is also visible besides the "Modified" field.

No, it's gone. See the screenshot. And yes, I mean bmo.
I thought this facelift was surely done for the whole Bugzilla and not just for bmo, so I filed it under the more general component.

(In reply to Byron Jones ‹:glob› from comment #2)
> history is always shown inline, so there's no need to link to another page
> to display that information.

Though the comments are distracting when you just want to see the history of the bug. The history page gives a quick overview of what has changed when.
And not all information is listed inline, CC changes for example.

If you still believe it's not worth linking to it, then it's ok for me. I just wanted to make sure there's a reason behind the removal.

Sebastian
(Assignee)

Comment 4

2 years ago
(In reply to Sebastian Zartner [:sebo] from comment #3)
> No, it's gone. See the screenshot. And yes, I mean bmo.
> I thought this facelift was surely done for the whole Bugzilla and not just
> for bmo, so I filed it under the more general component.

ah - this facelift is bmo specific.

> (In reply to Byron Jones ‹:glob› from comment #2)
> Though the comments are distracting when you just want to see the history of
> the bug. The history page gives a quick overview of what has changed when.
> And not all information is listed inline, CC changes for example.

thanks for providing a reason :)

there's a "view" button/menu above the first comment, you an use that to display toggle cc changes, or show just comments.  you can't show just non-comment changes, and that would be difficult to implement.

adding the 'history' link to the top-right menu sounds reasonable.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Summary: New user interface does not allow to switch to bug history → Add link to bug history page to the top-right drop-down menu
(Reporter)

Comment 5

2 years ago
(In reply to Byron Jones ‹:glob› from comment #4)
> there's a "view" button/menu above the first comment, you an use that to
> display toggle cc changes, or show just comments.  you can't show just
> non-comment changes, and that would be difficult to implement.

Thank you for the info! I think I saw that option earlier, though forgot about it again.

> adding the 'history' link to the top-right menu sounds reasonable.

Perfectly fine for me.

Sebastian
Created attachment 8669108 [details] [diff] [review]
Totally untested patch that might work.

Would this work? I've not been able to get runtests.pl to work at all, so I don't know if this works.

If it does work, it should turn the word "Modified" into a link pointing to the bug history page.
Attachment #8669108 - Flags: review?(glob)

Updated

2 years ago
Attachment #8669108 - Attachment is patch: true
Comment on attachment 8669108 [details] [diff] [review]
Totally untested patch that might work.

Review of attachment 8669108 [details] [diff] [review]:
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It would actually be:

help = "show_activity.cgi?id=$bug.id"

I am not sure that adding the activity as a help link is a good way to go. It is not immediately obvious that you can click on it to get the history.
Not sure what the alternative would be other than appending (history) after the date but that is not inline with the current design philosophy.

dkl
Attachment #8669108 - Flags: review-
(Reporter)

Comment 8

2 years ago
(In reply to David Lawrence [:dkl] from comment #7)
> Not sure what the alternative would be other than appending (history) after
> the date but that is not inline with the current design philosophy.

There is already an 'Add' button besides the 'CC' field, so I wonder why that wouldn't fit into the design philosophy.
Anyway, The alternative is already included in the summary and comment 4. The option could be added to the drop-down menu below the 'Edit' button.

Sebastian
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Attachment #8669108 - Flags: review?(glob)
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Assignee: nobody → glob
(Assignee)

Comment 9

2 years ago
adds 'history' to the bug action menu:

To ssh://gitolite3@git.mozilla.org/webtools/bmo/bugzilla.git
   1f1f0d3..b7261d4  master -> master
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Comment 10

2 years ago
Works as expected. Thank you!

Sebastian
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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