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Redmine Time Tracker plugin

Time tracker is a Redmine plugin to ease time tracking when working on an issue. The plugin allows to start/suspend/resume/stop a timer on a per user basis.

Features

  • Current spent time always visible

  • Timer automatic updated without reload

  • Per user time tracking

  • Using known 'log time' dialog

Getting the plugin

The newest version is always at GitHub.

Install

  1. Follow the Redmine plugin installation steps at: www.redmine.org/wiki/redmine/Plugins Make sure the plugin is installed to vendor/plugins/redmine_time_tracker

  2. Setup the database using the migrations. rake db:migrate_plugins RAILS_ENV=production

  3. Login to your Redmine install as an Administrator

  4. Setup the 'log time' permissions for your roles

  5. Add “Time tracking” to the enabled modules for your project

  6. The link to the plugin should appear in the 'account' menu bar

Note: if you don't see any stop/pause buttons after starting a time tracker, you will need to copy redmine_time_tracker/assets/* to <redmine_root>/plugin_assets/redmine_time_tracker/ or to make a symbolic link <redmine_root>/plugin_assets/redmine_time_tracker pointing to redmine_time_tracker/assets

Usage

To be able to use a time tracker, a user must have the 'log time' permission. Then, the current time tracker information are displayed in the top right menu, next to the user info.

These information are context dependant:

  • If the user does not have a running time tracker yet, a message telling so will be displayed.

  • If the user does not have a running time tracker yet but he is displaying an issue, then the 'start' action will be displayed.

  • If the user has a running time tracker, the current spent time is displayed (and refreshed periodically) next to the tracked issue number. The 'pause' or the 'resume' action will be displayed as well as the 'stop' one too. Stopping the time tracker will redirect the user to the standard time logging page with the 'hours' field filled with the time tracker value. This way, we rely on existing and well known behaviours.

To be noted that these actions are available in the issues list context menu too (right click in the issues list).

A 'list' action is displayed in the menu too. This action will redirect the user to a page listing his time tracker and other user's ones if the 'view others time trackers' right is set. From this list, the user can 'delete' his time tracker (or the other user's ones if the 'delete others time trackers' permission is set).

The plugin settings page allows to define the spent time refresh rate and the status transition to apply when a time tracker is started. For example, if a transition 'New' -> 'In progress' is added, starting a time tracker on an issue having the 'New' status will automatically change it to 'In progress'.

Upgrade

Official release

  1. Download the last official release from the Redmine plugin directory

  2. Replace your old Redmine's vendor/plugins/redmine_time_tracker folder with the one contained in the downloaded package

  3. Update the database using the migrations. rake db:migrate_plugins RAILS_ENV=production

  4. Restart your Redmine

Note: if you have done a copy of the plugin assets into <redmine_root>/plugin_assets/redmine_time_tracker as explained in the Install paragraph above, you will need to update these too.

Git

  1. Open a shell to your Redmine's vendor/plugins/redmine_time_tracker folder

  2. Update your git copy with git pull

  3. Update the database using the migrations. rake db:migrate_plugins RAILS_ENV=production

  4. Restart your Redmine

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