The Issue Tracker Has Been Renovated

FullCalendar’s issue tracker had grown out of control. The list of issues was incredibly hard to navigate, both for project maintainers and project users. Also, since moving to Github, the issue list became incredibly hard to sort and prioritize. Some much needed renovation was in order.

Over the past two months, I’ve been finding time to clean out old issues, flesh out many half-baked feature request ideas, merge outstanding PRs, and categorize all issues with a new label system. There are now 33 labels used for categorization, making issues easier to browse.

I’ve also created a new interface for ranking issues by demand. It takes a number of factors into account, including  the number of +1/ reactions, comments, and old Google Code issue statistics. Click to view this new UI:

I’ve open-sourced the code for creating this UI. It’s a new project called ghi-scoreboard (view it on Github). It’s easily configurable, so feel free to use it on your own Github-hosted projects.

Please remember, the best way to express your interest is to make a reaction on the description of the issue (learn how). Also, if you’d like to receive email notifications when progress is made, press the Subscribe button.

Comments such as +1 or “when will this be ready” will not only receive a penalty in the ranking system, they will spam other watchers of the thread

Looking at the issue tracker, it’s easy to see there are a lot of feature requests with a lot of demand. Now that this necessary housekeeping is over with, there will be more time for actually implementing these features 

Psst... there are separate pages for feature requests, bug reports, and getting help.
  • FDiskas
    • I looked into Waffle but it did not have the ability to auto-sort features based on “demand” at all. Understanding overall demand of features is what I need. Also, Waffle’s only notion of demand is thumbs-ups I think, but I wanted it to include # of comments, and number of legacy stars from the old issue tracker. It’s a cool tool, but just didn’t cut it for what I needed.