How to tag
Whatever You Prefer
As nothing is perfect, projects gather issues. Sometimes a few, sometimes a lot. To keep things organized, we use tags. Tags are generally issue types, classes, versions, characteristics, etcetera. But in reality, they can be any word of at least two characters. Dots, hyphens, underscores and numbers are also allowed. Use tags you like and understand. Some tags are provided by default, but feel free to choose others.
Although you can choose any tag you like, two sets of tags are special, they trigger extra functionality in Yellowgrass:
- @fred Assignment tags assign issues to members of the project team (fred in this case). They will for example cause issues to appear prominently on the user's home page. You can use any name after the @ symbol, but only for project members it is actually assigned. You can assign issues to users that are not member of the project yet. That way, they will have the isues assigned once they join the project. Do not worry about typos, the names are auto-completed.
- !wilma Follow tags have two functions. First, they make a user receive email updates and second, they represent a vote for an issue. Votes are counted and used in issue orderings, such that often-voted issues are fixed first.
If you really like tagging, you get a lot of tags. Fortunately, to manage your tags, you can tag tags: meta-tagging. To tag a tag, click on the tag and select the meta-tag you like from the menu on the (bottom) right. Meta-tagging is primarily used for three goals:
- Coloring To make your project page look nice, you can color tags the way you like. Select the prefered color from the menu.
- Issue Types There are different classes of issues, such as feature requests, bugs and improvements. Issue types are selected by an issue reporter upon issue submission. The issue types needed for a project can vary, therefore you can choose your own. Issue types are tags, that are meta-tagged 'issuetype'. To add an issue type, simply tag an issue with the prefered type, click on the new tag and select 'Make Issue Type'. To remove an issue type, click on the tag and remove the 'issuetype' meta-tag.
- Versioning & Roadmap Finally, we can organize issues accross versions or releases. To create a new version, tag an issue with the version number or version name you have in mind. Subsequently, select the tag and make it a release tag (in the right-hand menu). Once you have a release tag in your project, you will automatically obtain a roadmap for your project. You will also get added functionality, such as postponing issues to a subsequent release, or closing releases.