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|0011290||mantisbt||feature||public||2009-12-16 08:07||2015-01-15 05:10|
|Target Version||1.3.0-beta.1||Fixed in Version||1.3.0-beta.1|
|Summary||0011290: Create Clone access to reporters|
|Description||Users with "reporter" access can submit issues.|
It would be great if these users also could use the "Create Clone" feature, instead of having to open XX "Report Issue"-forms, copy & paste data from a previously submitted issue, just to make a similar (but not identical), new issue.
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This would be VERY useful for "repetitive work"-purposes, e.g.
Parent: "Update BIND on all name servers"
`- CHILD1: "ns1.mydomain.net - Update BIND"
`- CHILD2: "ns2.mydomain.net - Update BIND"
`- CHILD3: "ns3.mydomain.net - Update BIND"
And yes; we use MantisBT for other stuff than code bugtracking, as well; [simple] project management, systems maintenance, logistics, tracking non-code-related bugs, etc. :-)
|It seems that UPDATER access is needed (re. "update_bug_threshold"), but it should be sufficient with REPORTER access for this operation.|
Last edited: 2012-05-23 05:59
This behavior is by design, as cloning an issue will allow the user to create a relationship to the parent issue, which will be updated by doing so.
That being said, your suggestion makes sense. Please consider these 2 alternatives:
1. Allow Reporters to clone issues
In that case, to be consistent with access rights, the "Relationship with the parent issue" field in bug_report_page.php should be disabled when the user does not have updater access to the parent bug.
See attached: 11290-allow-reporter-close-option1-v2.patch
2. Create a new config option $g_clone_bug_threshold
With that new setup, we could treat the bug cloning as a special case in which it is acceptable for a Reporter to update a bug they would normally not be allowed to change; however, since that change is very limited and controlled in nature (i.e. creating a new relationship), this may be acceptable.
I recommend to go for option 1, which is more respectful of the access rights. Please test and let me know your thoughts.
If you think option 2 is necessary, I'll bounce it off the other devs to see what they think.
EDIT: revised patch (old one was missing modification of access check in bug_report.php)
Last edited: 2012-05-23 16:03
|Pretty much a duplicate of one of my tickets: 0013323. The solution I went for is more like your option 2.|
Following a discussion on the mailing list  a new option was identified
3. Allow a user without update_bug_threshold to add relationship to parent
Even though strictly speaking that should be considered as an update of the parent bug, this would probably be acceptable in the limited context of cloning and would avoid adding a new config option.
 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.bug-tracking.mantis.devel/3799 [^]
- https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/pull/129 [^] for option 1
- https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/pull/130 [^] for option 3
Option 2 not implemented at this stage
|Implemented option 3 (Allow a user without update_bug_threshold to add relationship to parent)|
MantisBT: master 8aafaaf4
Timestamp: 2014-02-05 07:51:54
|Allow Reporters to Clone issues
Previously, users needed to have update_bug_threshold to be able to
clone issues, since the creation of a relationship with the parent bug
requires to update it.
This patch lets Reporters clone issues and allows them to create a
relationship with the parent, even if they lack updater access.
Fixes 0011290 (implements option 3)
|mod - bug_report.php|
|mod - bug_report_page.php|
|mod - core/html_api.php|
|2009-12-16 08:07||RoboDoc||New Issue|
|2009-12-16 08:11||RoboDoc||Note Added: 0023915|
|2009-12-16 08:59||RoboDoc||Note Added: 0023917|
|2012-01-09 12:17||dregad||Note Added: 0030882|
|2012-01-09 12:17||dregad||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2012-01-09 12:49||dregad||File Added: 0001-Allow-Reporters-to-Clone-issues.patch|
|2012-01-09 12:50||dregad||Note Edited: 0030882||View Revisions|
|2012-01-12 17:07||vincent_sels||Note Added: 0030898|
|2012-01-13 05:22||dregad||Relationship added||has duplicate 0013323|
|2012-05-23 05:58||dregad||Note Added: 0031884|
|2012-05-23 05:58||dregad||File Added: 11290-allow-reporter-close-option1-v2.patch|
|2012-05-23 05:59||dregad||Note Edited: 0030882||View Revisions|
|2014-02-05 09:40||dregad||Note Added: 0039323|
|2014-02-05 09:47||dregad||Assigned To||=> dregad|
|2014-02-05 09:47||dregad||Status||acknowledged => assigned|
|2014-02-13 12:37||dregad||Changeset attached||=> MantisBT master 8aafaaf4|
|2014-02-13 12:37||dregad||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2014-02-13 12:37||dregad||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2014-02-13 12:37||dregad||Fixed in Version||=> 1.3.0dev|
|2014-02-13 14:31||dregad||Target Version||=> 1.3.0-beta.1|
|2014-02-13 14:31||dregad||Note Added: 0039397|
|2014-02-13 16:08||atrol||Fixed in Version||1.3.0dev => 1.3.0-beta.1|
|2014-12-08 00:34||vboctor||Status||resolved => closed|
|2015-01-15 05:10||dregad||Relationship added||related to 0018018|
||Issue cloned: 0018117|