[Vtigercrm-developers] List of potential contributions - feedback requested
prasad at vtiger.com
Tue Apr 8 05:20:03 PDT 2008
Interesting code name :)
On 4/8/08, David fire <ddfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> all the items are VERY interesting.
> your list is a new version.
> vtiger 5.0.5 code name paceworks :-)
> 2008/4/8 Nolan Andres <nolan at peaceworks.ca>:
> > Hey, everyone...
> > I've been lurking on this list for quite a while (could be 2 years!) For
> > over 2 years, now, my company has been doing customization work on vTiger,
> > most of it on a highly customized installation that is still running v4.2.
> > The customizations are so extensive, and the transition from 4.2 to 5.0
> > was so rocky that the client has never been willing to make the move. They
> > still aren't.
> > However, we just got permission from them to contribute any useful
> > modifications and modules to the project. Hooray! My company is willing to
> > provide at least some amount of work to make the transition from 4.2 to 5.0
> > for these components, but I wanted to post a short annotated list to find
> > out whether any of these pieces might be of interest to the community, and
> > if so, how they might be prioritized.
> > Here's the list. Please let me know what you think. Any of these sound
> > interesting?
> > --------
> > 1. Auto-Email Standardization
> > Our client found the vTiger email notification stuff disconcerting.
> > Reasons for emails going out were not clearly enumerated or codified, and
> > control over these emails was limited at best. We wrote a framework that
> > provides a series of Auto-Email categories:
> > * entity-created: sends when an entity of the chosen type is created
> > * entity-altered: sends when an entity of the chosen type is altered
> > * entity-deleted: sends when an entity of the chosen type is deleted
> > * value-triggered: sends when a set of value conditions on an entity of
> > the chosen type is met (can be scheduled, or reactive--on save)
> > * scheduled custom: executes a custom function on schedule
> > * scheduled report: emails a report on schedule
> > A wide variety of options exist for sending the email notifications:
> > * send to arbitrary email address(es)
> > * send to user(s)
> > * send to contact(s)
> > * send to assigned user
> > * send to team
> > * do not send to triggering user
> > * can send attachments
> > Schedules can be set yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, each minute
> > Subject and body are template-driven, allowing parameters from
> > triggering entities of the chosen type.
> > -------------------------------
> > 2. Google Earth Report Integration
> > Provides a configuration tool (part of the report specification) that
> > allows report attributes to be output within the context of a real-time KML
> > feed as parts of a placemark. As an example, you can visualize the results
> > of a report...say a report on your Accounts...in Google Earth...see the
> > geographic distribution of your Accounts.
> > -------------------------------
> > 3. Improvements to Uploads/File Attachments to Entities
> > Implements per-entity-type file repositories that can have internal
> > folder hierarchies and maintain per-entity folders (no more clobbering files
> > of the same name that were uploaded/attached to a different entity).
> > permissions on files and folders (optional).
> > --------------------------------
> > 4. Timesheets
> > I know TSolucio has one of these. We tried it out and it didn't match
> > the needs we had very well. I suspect we'll just provide this one as an
> > alternative to the TSolucio one from our website, just in case someone
> > else's needs are more closely aligned with the ones our client had.
> > ---------------------------------
> > 5. Report Folder Permissions / Personal Report Folders
> > We added Reports to the profile management functionality, and added a
> > personal "My Reports" folder for each user. You can hide report folders from
> > some users, allow certain users to create new reports or manage certain
> > folders, etc. Each user has their own My Reports folder where they can
> > create reports of their own. When users have access to view a Report (but
> > not edit it) and they want to customize it, they can clone it to their My
> > Reports folder and modify it there.
> > -----------------------------------
> > 6. Custom Field Improvements
> > We put the custom fields inside a tabbed (JS) block. Added Custom Field
> > management functionality that allows admin users to create more tabs,
> > blocks, and sub-blocks, arranging (and rearranging) custom fields within
> > them. Really useful when you have a lot of custom fields. When multiple tabs
> > have not been created, the Custom Fields block looks as it normally does.
> > Also allows Custom Fields to be renamed.
> > ------------------------------------
> > As I said, we'd love to hear feedback on these. If there's anything that
> > the vTiger project can use, we'd be happy to contribute them. We've done a
> > lot of work with vTiger, and it's been a huge success both for us and for
> > our client. It would be great to have the opportunity to contribute back.
> > peace,
> > Nolan Andres
> > PeaceWorks Computer Consulting Inc.
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