tickets (Ticket management)¶
lino_xl.lib.tickets plugin adds functionality for managing tickets.
This is a tested document. The following instructions are used for initialization:
>>> from lino import startup >>> startup('lino_book.projects.noi1e.settings.demo') >>> from lino.api.doctest import *
A ticket is a question, issue or problem reported by a human who asks us for help. It is the smallest unit for organizing our work.
This plugin also installs comments : The comments framework. Users can comment on a ticket.
Tickets are grouped into sites. Users must be subscribed to a site in order to report tickets on a site. All the subscribers of a site will get notified about new tickets, changes and new comments to a ticket. The site* of a ticket indicates who is going to watch changes on that ticket.
A ticket is a concrete question or problem formulated by a human who asks our team to work on it and find an answer or solution.
The author of a ticket is the user who created it. The author can optionally specify an end user, which means that they created the ticket in behalf* of that external person.
A ticket can be assigned to a given user who is "responsible" for working on it. It can be reassigned to another user. Users can "take" an unassigned ticket.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.Ticket¶
The Django model used to represent a ticket.
A ticket has the following database fields.
Different relations to users:
The author or reporter of this ticket. The user who reported this ticket to the database and is responsible for managing it.
The end user who is asking for help. This may be an external person who is not registered as a system user.
The user who has been assigned to work on this ticket.
A complete and concise description of the ticket. This should describe in more detail what this ticket is about. If the ticket has evolved during time, it should reflect the latest version.
The description can contain memo commands defined by the application.
The site this ticket belongs to. You can select only sites you are subscribed to.
The type of this ticket. The site manager can configure the list of available ticket types.
A formatted text field meant for writing instructions for the hoster's site manager when doing an upgrade where this ticket is being deployed.
What to do next. An unformatted one-line text which describes what this ticket is waiting for.
The workflow state of this ticket.
Relations to other tickets:
A pointer to another ticket which is regarded as the first occurence of the same problem.
A ticket with a non-empty
duplicate_offield can be called a "duplicate". The number (primary key) of a duplicate is theoretically higher than the number of the ticket it duplicates.
stateof a duplicate does not automatically become that of the duplicated ticket. Each ticket continues to have its own state. Example: Some long time ago, with Mathieu, we agreed that ticket #100 can go to Sleeping. Now Aurélie reported the same problem again as #904. This means that we should talk about it. And even before talking with her, I'd like to have a look at the code in order to estimate whether it is difficult or not, so I set the state of #904 to ToDo.
Specify that the ticket must be done for a given date.
TODO: Triagers should have a table of tickets having this field non-empty and are still in an active state.
How the author rates the work which has been done on this ticket.
An indication about who is going to pay for work on this site. See
The state of a ticket expresses in which phase of its life cycle this ticket is.
You can see which ticket states are defined on your site using.
lino_noi.lib.tickets.TicketStates for a real world example.
>>> rt.show(tickets.TicketStates) ======= =========== ========== ============= ======== value name text Button text Active ------- ----------- ---------- ------------- -------- 10 new New ⚹ Yes 15 talk Talk ☎ Yes 20 opened Open ☉ Yes 22 working Working ⚒ Yes 30 sleeping Sleeping ☾ No 40 ready Ready ☐ Yes 50 closed Closed ☑ No 60 cancelled Refused ☒ No ======= =========== ========== ============= ========
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketStates¶
The choicelist for the
stateof a ticket.
Somebody reported this ticket, but there was no response yet. The ticket needs to be triaged.
Some worker needs discussion with the author. We don't yet know exactly what to do with it.
The ticket is confirmed and we are working on it. It appears in the todo list of somebody (either the assigned worker, or our general todo list)
The ticket is theoretically done, but we want to confirm this somehow, and it is not clear who should do the next step. If it is clear that the author should do the testing, then you should rather set the ticket to
talk. If it is clear that you (the assignee) must test it, then leave the ticket at
Waiting for some external event. We didn't decide what to do with it.
The ticket is basically
done, but some detail still needs to be done by the
user(e.g. testing, confirmation, documentation,..)
The ticket has been done.
It has been decided that we won't fix this ticket.
There is also a "modern" series of symbols, which can be enabled
use_new_unicode_symbols is True, ticket states
are represented using symbols from the Miscellaneous Symbols and
block, otherwise we use the more widely supported symbols from
A site is a place where work is being done. Sites can be anything your team uses for grouping their tickets into more long-term "tasks" or "projects". Zulip calls them "streams", Slack calls them "Channels".
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.Site¶
The Django model representing a site.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.Sites¶
Base class for all Sites tables.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.MySites¶
Shows the sites for which I have a subscription.
Sleeping and closed sites are not shown by default.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.AllSites¶
Shows all sites in explorer menu.
A ticket type, or the type of a ticket, is a way to classify that ticket. This information may be used in service reports or statistics defined by the application.
You can configure the list of ticket types via.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketType¶
The Django model used to represent a ticket type.
Which reporting type to use in a service report. See :class:ReportingTypes`.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketTypes¶
The list of all ticket types.
>>> rt.show(tickets.SiteStates) ... ======= ========== ========== ============= ========= value name text Button text Exposed ------- ---------- ---------- ------------- --------- 10 draft Draft ⚹ Yes 20 active Active ⚒ Yes 30 stable Stable ☉ Yes 40 sleeping Sleeping ☾ No 50 closed Closed ☑ No ======= ========== ========== ============= =========
Should we replace the
Ticket.duplicate_of field by a link type (an
additional choice in
LinkTypes) called "Duplicated/Duplicated by"? No.
We had this before and preferred the field, because a field is at least one
click less, and because we want users to define a clear hierarchy with a
clear root ticket. You can have a group of tickets which are all direct or
indirect duplicates of this "root of all other problems".
Sometimes there is nothing to do for a ticket, but it is not "sleeping" because it might become active at any moment when some kind of event happens. (e.g. a customer answers a callback, a server error occurs again). Should we introduce a new state "Waiting" to differentiate such tickets from those who went asleep due to lack of attention? Rather not. That's what "Sleeping" (also) means. A sleeping ticket can wake up any time. We just don't want to be reminded about it all the time. One challenge is that when the "trigger" occurs which would wake up the sleeping ticket. At that moment we don't want to create a new ticket just because we forgot about the sleeping one. To avoid this we must currently simply search in "All tickets" before creating a new one.
The ticket states in German:
>>> rt.show(tickets.TicketStates, language="de") ====== =========== ================ ============= ======= Wert name Text Button text Aktiv ------ ----------- ---------------- ------------- ------- 10 new Neu ⚹ Ja 15 talk Besprechen ☎ Ja 20 opened Offen ☉ Ja 22 working In Bearbeitung ⚒ Ja 30 sleeping Schläft ☾ Nein 40 ready Bereit ☐ Ja 50 closed Abgeschlossen ☑ Nein 60 cancelled Abgelehnt ☒ Nein ====== =========== ================ ============= =======
There are many tables used to show lists of tickets.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.Tickets¶
Base class for all tables of tickets.
Show only tickets within this project.
Show only (or hide) tickets that are marked private.
Show only (or hide) tickets that are todo (i.e. state is New or ToDo).
Show only (or hide) tickets which are active (i.e. state is Talk or ToDo).
Show only (or hide) tickets that are assigned to somebody.
Show only (or hide) tickets which have a site assigned.
Show only tickets for which the given supplier is competent.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.AllTickets¶
Shows all tickets.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.RefTickets¶
Shows all tickets that have a reference.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.PublicTickets¶
Shows all public tickets.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsToTriage¶
Shows tickets that need to be triaged. Currently this is equivalent to those having their state set to
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsToTalk¶
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsNeedingMyFeedback¶
Shows tickets that are waiting for my feedback.
These are tickets in state Talk where you are not the last commenter. Only tickets on sites that you are subscribed to. Includes tickets with no comments.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.MyTicketsNeedingFeedback¶
Shows tickets assigned to me and waiting for feedback from others.
Shows tickets of sites that you are subscribed to which are in state Talk where you are the last commenter.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.UnassignedTickets¶
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.ActiveTickets¶
Show all tickets that are in an active state.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.MyTickets¶
Show all active tickets reported by me.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsByEndUser¶
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsByType¶
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.DuplicatesByTicket¶
Shows the tickets which are marked as duplicates of this (i.e. whose duplicate_of field points to this ticket.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsSummary¶
Abstract base class for ticket tables with a summary.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.MyTicketsToWork¶
Show all active tickets assigned to me.
- class lino_xl.lib.tickets.TicketsBySite¶