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'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #50531] Thu, 19 June 2008 15:12 Go to next message
Simeon Leyzerzon is currently offline Simeon Leyzerzon
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Registered: July 2009
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When in 'Task List' view, hightlighting a task in the category based on a
Bugzilla query and clicking 'Move To' to move it to a local category
doesn't move the chosen task, but instead copies it there so it appears in
both categories now. Is that the correct behavior? Is it possible to
just move the task?

Thank you in advance,
Simeon
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #51275 is a reply to message #50531] Sat, 28 June 2008 00:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: rob.elves.eclipse.org

Hi Simeon,

This behavior is by design. When moving a task from a query to a
category the task is essentially copied. The reasoning behind this is
that a query in the Task List is a true representation of the tasks that
result from executing the query on the repository. If the contents
don't line up, information can be lost and results confusing. For this
reason, you can't selectively remove tasks from a query. To do so you
must redefine your query.

-Rob


Simeon Leyzerzon wrote:
> When in 'Task List' view, hightlighting a task in the category based on
> a Bugzilla query and clicking 'Move To' to move it to a local category
> doesn't move the chosen task, but instead copies it there so it appears
> in both categories now. Is that the correct behavior? Is it possible
> to just move the task?
>
> Thank you in advance,
> Simeon
>
>
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #51998 is a reply to message #51275] Thu, 03 July 2008 11:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simeon Leyzerzon is currently offline Simeon Leyzerzon
Messages: 24
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi, Rob
Thanks for the explanation, it makes sense the way you are describing it.
The 'Move to' name makes it a bit misleading, perhaps 'Copy/Clone to'
would capture it more accurately... The functionality I was looking for
was some kind of a simple workflow starting out from the task on a query
and then moving through a set of folders depending on changes in
particular attributes of a task through its lifecycle. Not sure if
something like this is envisioned by Mylyn's use cases or it had different
usage patterns in mind?
Thank you,
Simeon
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #52024 is a reply to message #51998] Thu, 03 July 2008 13:50 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: mauro.molinari.cardinis.com

Simeon Leyzerzon ha scritto:
> Hi, Rob
> Thanks for the explanation, it makes sense the way you are describing
> it. The 'Move to' name makes it a bit misleading, perhaps 'Copy/Clone
> to' would capture it more accurately... The functionality I was looking
> for was some kind of a simple workflow starting out from the task on a
> query and then moving through a set of folders depending on changes in
> particular attributes of a task through its lifecycle. Not sure if
> something like this is envisioned by Mylyn's use cases or it had
> different usage patterns in mind?
> Thank you,
> Simeon

IMHO, I find that showing queries like folders but treating them
differently "under the hood" is not very user-friendly.
I opened a request enhancement some time ago for this (I would have
liked to delete and move tasks from queries, too), but it has been
closed as wontfix: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=196925

Mauro.
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #590588 is a reply to message #50531] Sat, 28 June 2008 00:51 Go to previous message
Robert Elves is currently offline Robert Elves
Messages: 87
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi Simeon,

This behavior is by design. When moving a task from a query to a
category the task is essentially copied. The reasoning behind this is
that a query in the Task List is a true representation of the tasks that
result from executing the query on the repository. If the contents
don't line up, information can be lost and results confusing. For this
reason, you can't selectively remove tasks from a query. To do so you
must redefine your query.

-Rob


Simeon Leyzerzon wrote:
> When in 'Task List' view, hightlighting a task in the category based on
> a Bugzilla query and clicking 'Move To' to move it to a local category
> doesn't move the chosen task, but instead copies it there so it appears
> in both categories now. Is that the correct behavior? Is it possible
> to just move the task?
>
> Thank you in advance,
> Simeon
>
>
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #590835 is a reply to message #51275] Thu, 03 July 2008 11:38 Go to previous message
Simeon Leyzerzon is currently offline Simeon Leyzerzon
Messages: 24
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi, Rob
Thanks for the explanation, it makes sense the way you are describing it.
The 'Move to' name makes it a bit misleading, perhaps 'Copy/Clone to'
would capture it more accurately... The functionality I was looking for
was some kind of a simple workflow starting out from the task on a query
and then moving through a set of folders depending on changes in
particular attributes of a task through its lifecycle. Not sure if
something like this is envisioned by Mylyn's use cases or it had different
usage patterns in mind?
Thank you,
Simeon
Re: 'Move To' copies instead of moving [message #590857 is a reply to message #51998] Thu, 03 July 2008 13:50 Go to previous message
Mauro Molinari is currently offline Mauro Molinari
Messages: 278
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Simeon Leyzerzon ha scritto:
> Hi, Rob
> Thanks for the explanation, it makes sense the way you are describing
> it. The 'Move to' name makes it a bit misleading, perhaps 'Copy/Clone
> to' would capture it more accurately... The functionality I was looking
> for was some kind of a simple workflow starting out from the task on a
> query and then moving through a set of folders depending on changes in
> particular attributes of a task through its lifecycle. Not sure if
> something like this is envisioned by Mylyn's use cases or it had
> different usage patterns in mind?
> Thank you,
> Simeon

IMHO, I find that showing queries like folders but treating them
differently "under the hood" is not very user-friendly.
I opened a request enhancement some time ago for this (I would have
liked to delete and move tasks from queries, too), but it has been
closed as wontfix: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=196925

Mauro.
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