[rt-devel] Thoughts on 2.2
jesse at bestpractical.com
Tue Oct 9 18:49:24 EDT 2001
Here's the current state of my thinking on 2.2. This is all subject to change,
unless there's a contractual obligation involved.
This is the "big" stuff. there are a bunch of small tweaks and cleanups.
I know that Canned replies aren't on the list right now. That functionality,
when it happens, will probably be a drop-in addition using some other
cool stuff I'm working on.
Should Make "Owner" a watcher type, rather than a special ticket attribute,
under the hood. This wins for ACL and code consistency reasons.
Should New "Tools" top level menu
Should "This week in RT" at a glance.
Nice "RT Stats" overview.
Nice recent and favorite items
Must Saveable user preferences.
Must Ability to define search result format.
should Saveable user searches.
nice Sharable searches.
must Include more Conditions; at least those contributed so far
that make sense in my grand scheme of things
should The name should change to something that people don't think is
spelled wrong. ("I will not invent words\n" x 1000)
nice Scrips could apply to a list of queues, rather than just one queue or
all of them.
Must "KeywordSelects" become "Custom Fields"
Should String and multi-string custom fields.
Nice Date custom fields
Nice Some way to order and group custom fields.
Nice Default values
Nice Required values
Nice Make custom fields apply to an enumerated list of queues,
rather than just one.
Must Full fastcgi support.
Should Better FSSTD conformance:
bins in /bin
admin tools in /sbin (does this include rtadmin?)
ephemeral data in /var
rename config file
force local RT search path?
must Integrate gpg-authenticated command-by-mail mode
should Use apache logging, if available
should Use syslog, if available.
should Mail user new password, as an Action, so it can be invoked either
as a scripaction or from the web ui.
Web Services Framework
Should Expose an API to create a ticket by HTTP posting an XML document.
Should Provide an RSS feed to display tickets matching certain criteria
Nice Allow ticket updates via the web ui
Nice Export full ticket metadata and history as XML
Note: I currently favor the REST philosophy that GET and POST to specific,
defined URLs provides everything one needs to build comprehensive
web services without the massive added complexity of a SOAP or XML-RPC
Wish New ACL primitives for:
List all users who have right "FOO" on object "BAR"
List all rights user "BAZ" has for object "BAR"
List all objects for which user "BAR" has right "FOO"
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