Statistics on the work done

Reported by Lionel Dricot on 2009-02-02
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Bug Description

 a personal organizer should certainly give back information on how much work has been done lately, to "reward"/confirm to the user that he actually did something lately. Should use bars and graphs.
This should take a big UI space (another window or replace the tree pane), since it's is important to have space to display data in an understandable manner. Hamster statistics tab could be a good inspiration.

***************ORIGINAL REPORT
It might be interesting to have an option to display, in the tag view, the total number of tasks for a given tag, including closed one.

eg : 8/10 means 8 opened tasks on a total of 10 tasks for this tag.

It makes especially sense with the option to not display closed tasks after a certain amount of time as the "total number" would reflect of course only the closed tasks still displayed. So meaning : "You have closed 2 tasks of this specific tag in the previous week"

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Hmm, I'm not very convinced by this. I guess the aim is to get an appreciation of the work that has been done lately. I don't like the idea of displaying a number which is not clearly identified (8/10? What represents the 2 uncounted tasks? Which are those? Since when are they closed?). I guess we should better adopt some other kind of visual feedback, like greying/strikeouting the recently closed task. We could then cleanup the view at each restart, or when requested (special action/keystroke).

Thinking about this issue. I'm getting a clear intuition that a personal organizer should certainly give back information on how much work has been done lately, to "reward"/confirm to the user that he actually did something lately. This might a very interesting discussion.

Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

This requires bug #312700 to be fixed first then

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

> Thinking about this issue. I'm getting a clear intuition that a personal organizer should certainly give back information on how much work has been done lately, to "reward"/confirm to the user that he actually did something lately. This might a very interesting discussion.

Agreed. I would suggest making this an optional alternative to the current "closed tasks window" that lets you look at some statistics rather than a listing of bugs. For instance, it could show a graph with vertical bars for open and closed tasks each day for the past month or whatever. Maybe it could be implemented with tabs for each view, so tab 1 would show a list of closed tasks, tab 2 would show the bar graph, tab 3 maybe a gantt chart, etc. The tabs could be implemented as plugins so users can easily turn on or off whatever views they're interested in seeing.

Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) wrote :

We had a similar bug for a gantt-chart plugin with some ideas (#495475, posting here just for reference)

Since the beginning of GTG, I have in mind to add some kind of review
mechanisms that would allow to picture quickly what's been done
lately, what's lacking behind, etc. Review is a central part of any
work flow, since clearly it should land in GTG in some way. I
personally agree with displaying some statistics, with bar charts and
list. I think this should take a big UI space (another window or
replace the tree pane), since it's is important to have space to
display data in an understandable manner. Hamster statistics tab could
be a goodd inspiration.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Luca Invernizzi <email address hidden> wrote:
> We had  a similar bug for a gantt-chart plugin with some ideas (#495475,
> posting here just for reference)
>
> --
> Option to show the total number of tasks (included closed)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/324254
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> Things GNOME!.
>

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Changed in gtg:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in gtg:
status: New → Triaged
Luca Invernizzi (invernizzi) wrote :

I agree with Bertrand

summary: - Option to show the total number of tasks (included closed)
+ Statistics on the work done
description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-02-14
Changed in gtg:
assignee: nobody → Bryce Harrington (bryceharrington)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2012-01-12
Changed in gtg:
assignee: Bryce Harrington (bryce) → nobody
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