New Issue

If you have an account you can create a new issue in a project by clicking on "New Issue" in the menu.
An issue can be created for a bug, a feature, a question ... anything project specific you would like to keep track of.
Please make sure that your issue hasn't already been reported to avoid duplicates.

Fields

The important ones are subject and description, when in doubt leave the other fields empty. Most use cases are described below.

Subject (important)

A short description e.g. "Search function for people"

Description (important)

Describe your request or problem and provide an URL. A lot of information e.g. which version you use is available with just an URL.
If it is a bug the more information the better. e.g. if a button isn't working as expected giving us:

- the error message
- which operating system
- which browser/version
- a screenshot

would be extremely helpful.

For text formatting you can refer to the Redmine documentation

Tracker

This field is used to describe the type of issue, in most cases it will be bug or feature.

Bug If you found an error.
Feature If you want a new feature e.g. you would like a search function for a list view.
Administration Administrative tasks e.g. a server upgrade
Refactor Changes in code that don't change functionality, e.g. changes to improve source code readability

Status

Leave on new if it's not yours to work on.

New It's a new issue.
Acknowledged It has been seen and accepted.
Assigned Someone is assigned to work on it.
In progress Someone began working on it.
Resolved It's dealt with but not closed, e.g. performance changes but it still has to be tested.
Closed The issue has been successfully dealt with. In case the issue isn't solved it will be reopened.
Rejected The issue was rejected with an explanation, e.g. it is impossible for technical reasons.
Duplicate The issue was already reported.

Priority

In most cases leave it on "low".
Since we have many projects most tickets are on low because the order in which things are done are defined in milestones.
Higher priorities are reserved for issues where immediate action is needed e.g. a site where people have work to do is down.

Assignee

Leave empty if it's not yours to work on. Choose yourself if you want to work on it.

Target version

Leave empty. It's for internal project planning.

Found in Version

For bugs only. The version in which a bug had been found.

Roadmap

Which features are planned for future releases can be seen on the Roadmap
Please note that development on the OpenAtlas project is a fluid process and milestones will change depending on factors such as:

- new feature requests and bug reports
- available resources and funding
- realisation of dependencies between tickets