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May be this plugin requires many other plugins to be installed as pre-requiste, but all the work done in installing other plugins wiil be forgotten once you start using the plugin. -- SrikanthRevanuru - 10 Jul 2008

Just curious: Why didn't you enhance the original XpTrackerPlugin? Are there significant changes in the code?

-- RafaelAlvarez - 11 Jul 2008

Yeah ...The Xp Tracker Plugin is not able to create any new topics in some of the linux environments. The user is not able to create new Projects or any topic. And also the plugin does not meet the requirements of our company. Hence I added some of the functionalities such as faceted navigation and easy browsing etc..These functionalities were added by using some of the plugins. And finally I has updated all the functionalities in a single plugin.i.e. EnhancedXpTrackerPlugin

-- SrikanthRevanuru - 14 Jul 2008

That's weird, I have personally tested XpTrackerPlugin in several linux distros (redhat/fedora, debian, ubuntu, mandrake), on cygwin and natively on Windows without a problem. What problems did you find? hat's weird, I have personally tested XpTrackerPlugin in several linux distros (redhat/fedora, debian, ubuntu, mandrake), on cygwin and natively on Windows without a problem. What problems did you find? Please publish the zip file so people can use it.

Anyway, effectively you forked XpTrackerPlugin.

-- RafaelAlvarez - 14 Jul 2008

Thank you for sharing this plugin with the community! Fork or not, I find it generous of Srikanth to contribute a plugin he developed for his company. May be the authors of the XpTrackerPlugin and this plugin could compare the plugins and if the functionality is similar try to merge the two?

Some feedback on the plugin page:

  • Use interwiki links for extensions that are not likely to be installed on a system where this plugin is installed. For example, write TWiki:Plugins/XpTrackerPlugin instead of just the plugin name.
  • For usability, avoid links to oneself, for example in the "EnhancedXpTrackerPlugin Settings" heading
  • Suggest to change SHORTDESCRIPTION from "This plugin tracks XP projects" to "Track projects using the Extreme Programming methodology"
  • TWiki:Addons:NavBarAddon should read TWiki:Plugins/NavBarAddOn
  • There are two "Plugin Settings" section, remove one
  • In "Other Dependencies" write TWiki:Plugins/* instead of TWiki:TWiki.*; list all dependencies
  • Consider measuring and documenting the PluginBenchmarks
  • Attach the .zip file (needed by queries), and possibly the .tgz version

-- PeterThoeny - 16 Jul 2008

Rafael, I used XpTrackerPlugin as a starting point , but I have modified the presentation of the topics and the logic of creating new pages. As I has already explained before , we found many problems in using XpTracker Plugin. The main problem is that The users are not able to create their own project or team . And also the rendering of the project or team details is not so interactive. For example, the details of stories in a project are to be opened in a new web page, but many tried it to open in new tab and they fail to see the details. Finally , we decided to modify the original one and develop the plugin in a way convienient to us.

-- SrikanthRevanuru - 17 Jul 2008

Peter, I has uploaded the zip file and .tgz version. As i am out of station I could not upload zip file. And also I has modified the topic according to your suggestions.

-- SrikanthRevanuru - 17 Jul 2008

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