Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#7170 reopened enhancement

Add Ticket Voting support to Haiku's Trac

Reported by: umccullough Owned by: haiku-web
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Website/Trac Version:
Keywords: voting Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description (last modified by umccullough)

I think it would be extremely valuable to add some kind of "Ticket Voting" feature to our Trac installation.

This would allow users/testers to vote up bugs/enhancements that they feel are pertinent to them (for example, hardware/driver issues that affect their ability to run Haiku, etc.)

This would allow us to better prioritize resolution of issues. In the case of enhancements, such as drivers for unsupported hardware, or new features, the votes could be used as a measurement for creation of bounties, developer contracts, and/or hardware purchases to incent developers to work on the issues.

Note: There appears to be a "trac-hack" plugin which is *NOT* sufficient IMO:

http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/VotePlugin

It is URL-based, and not specific to tickets. I don't think this is the solution we should seek.

Change History (14)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by umccullough

Actually, it does look like a report can be written to find "most voted tickets", example on edgewall's Trac: http://trac.edgewall.org/report/34

Perhaps it could be workable after all.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by stargatefan

hizzah !

I am willing to loan some hardware and pay shipping for any Dev interested in tackling any bug I or anyone else may have posted with the same hardware.

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comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by umccullough

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comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by umccullough

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comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by umccullough

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comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by umccullough

Any possibility we can install the trac-hacks VotePlugin?

I'd like to start encouraging users to use this so we can really start analyzing the importance of bugs/enhancements across our userbase.

comment:7 Changed 12 months ago by nielx

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

Closing request as it hasn't come up for the past 6 years.

comment:8 Changed 12 months ago by humdinger

FWIW, the idea is still as good today as it was 6 years ago...

comment:9 Changed 12 months ago by waddlesplash

Seconding that.

comment:10 Changed 12 months ago by nielx

Resolution: no change required
Status: closedreopened

comment:11 Changed 12 months ago by vidrep

I agree also. Some parts of Haiku have been broken for years, making the end user experience much less than it could be.

comment:12 Changed 12 months ago by diver

Yes, I would still want to have it.

comment:13 Changed 12 months ago by pulkomandy

A common question newcomer devs ask when joining Haiku is "what could I work on"? It may be interesting to point them to "most voted" tickets, in addition to the "easy tasks".

Not so much useful for the current devs however, I think we all know where the problems are...

comment:14 Changed 4 months ago by waddlesplash

It appears https://trac.edgewall.org is actually running the Vote plugin. So that one seems good to use...

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