Multiple assignees for issues
- EE Starter Edition
- Multiple assignees for an issue
- Within an issue, view and edit the multiple assignees. Same existing permissions for these actions as now, for one assignee.
- No maximum number of assignees.
- The designs should be scalable to 7 assignees. But they don't have to look "good" beyond that. We expect users to use the feature responsibly and not just keep assigning too many people. And so we give the responsibility to them, rather than putting a restriction on the upper limit, since putting an upper limit requires additional work that is not worth it. We don't have upper limits for other fields (labels, participants). So from that perspective, we do not need to enforce an upper limit.
- If there is a good reason to enforce an upper limit, that will be a future feature, not in scope here.
- When there is an update for an issue, GitLab triggers notification emails and todos for the assignee. For the scope of this issue, the only change is that those triggers happen multiple times for each assignee. That is, each assignee receives the same notification email and todo. Even if the email text copy is worded that implies one assignee, that does not change. That is out of scope for this issue.
- Searches in the search bar for issues list is a separate issue: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/28947
- Update issue export to dump multiple assignees, i.e. updating this https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ee/issues/1480
Out of scope
Merge requests are out of scope for this issue.
Issue and Issue board sidebar
1 Assignee in the sidebar stay the same
2 Assignees an onwards should be 5 Assignees per row in the sidebar
Assigning an assignee from the sidebar
Issue board cards
Following your "stacked" approach, we can show up to three pictures in the corner
|1 assignee||2 assignees||3 assignees|
Through hovering or clicking on the pictures, we can expand them to show a little more detail. We can cover over the issue title with a transparency gradient and slide them out to the left. If there are 4 assignees, we can show them all, and if there are more than 4, we can use the fourth circle to indicate the number of remaining assignees
|3 assignees||More than 4 assignees|
Issue list rows
Will follow this pattern, next to what is already there:
assigned to multiple assignees at the same time
Assigned to someone if there already is one or multiple assignees
removed all assignees
Show which assignees you unassigned, when you unassigned all assignees. (as this is valuable information).
Let's to this up to a max of 5 people.. and let the rest be shown as X others
removing assignee and assigning assignee (same logic as with labels)
removing assignee and assigning assignee while there still is/are another assignee(s)
extra note: Unassigned from would be nice as in: