Adding 'Send message' to inbox and outbox

Bug #1385412 reported by Dirk Meyer on 2014-10-24
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Dirk Meyer

Bug Description

When clicking into my notifications page at htdocs/artefact/multirecipientnotification/inbox.php I see an Inbox and Sent tab. This is great. It might be useful to add a 'Send message' tab that would bring up htdocs/artefact/multirecipientnotification/sendmessage.php Please see attachment.

I like this as it allows me to click once on the envelope icon in top right corner to chec my messages. If for example I am expecting a message from someone or would like to follow up with something while reading messages, it would be convenient to have that 'Send message' rigth in front of me. If deemed useful, I'd like to give it a shot to submit patch.


Dirk Meyer (dirkca68) wrote :
Dirk Meyer (dirk-meyer-q) wrote :


line 294:
$pages[2]["url"] = "artefact/multirecipientnotification/sendmessage.php";
$pages[2]["title"] = get_string('sendmessageto', 'artefact.multirecipientnotification');


line 250:
$pages[2]["url"] = "artefact/multirecipientnotification/sendmessage.php";
$pages[2]["title"] = get_string('sendmessageto', 'artefact.multirecipientnotification');

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) wrote :

Great idea, Dirk. This one has been bugging me too. I'll push your patch into Gerrit.


Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 15.04.0
assignee: nobody → Aaron Wells (u-aaronw)
status: New → In Progress
assignee: Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Dirk Meyer (dirkca68)

Note: that for some messages (if not all, as I've not tested fully) in the Inbox the 'subject' is a clickable link that expands the message and shows a 'reply >>' link.

On clicking that link it takes you to the 'Send message' page and pre populates certain fields as well as showing the message you are replying to.

I feel having a compose message tab is still useful if you want to start a message to 1 or more users as it is a logical place to find that functionality - but the current functionality of hitting the 'reply >>' link is more useful for replying to an inbox message.

Maybe we need to take the reply link out of the subject's hidden content and make it a new column for easier access? I'm for making it a new column with a reply-to icon (like what you get in an email client).

What do others think?

A reply button sounds like a good idea. But actually, as discussed with Robert, it needs to be two buttons: "Reply" and "Reply all". We need to be careful with not putting too much more into the table though to cater for smaller screens.

Robert is creating a new wishlist item for the reply buttons.

Robert Lyon (robertl-9) wrote :

Ok, chatted with Kristina and have created a new wishlist bug for what is discussed in comment #5 here ->

summary: - Adding 'Send message' to inbox and outbox would be nice
+ Adding 'Send message' to inbox and outbox

Submitter: Aaron Wells (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit eaa6af2a43277a668e7e5ad40a930b87186e292c
Author: Dirk Meyer <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Oct 29 12:30:02 2014 +1300

Add "Send Message" button to multirecipient inbox

Bug 1385412

Change-Id: I3fa49cafeb9f25d8d00707360d12b7fa6e5cd02d
Signed-off-by: Aaron Wells <email address hidden>

Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: nominatedfeature
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2015-04-17
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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