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"Hide" columns instead of "Deleting" them

Authored by epriestley on Jun 25 2014, 3:56 AM.



Fixes T5342. Fixes T5161. Previously, we were a bit strict about deleting columns because you could orphan tasks. Let users recover these columns more easily so they can't shoot themselves in the foot.

  • Change "Delete" language to "Hide".
  • Add a button to let you see hidden columns.
  • Remove restriction that you can only delete empty columns.

The new button is a little funky, but maybe it merges into the "Add Column" button and that becomes a dropdown with board actions? The rest of this feels OK to me.

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Yeah I think we're going to want a generic action dropdown so this doesn't become buttontown, population 20.

Yeah, let me get a diff out for that.

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I'd probably lean towards enable/disable over show/hide as it seems more clear that you won't be able to do things to it for certain. But I don't feel super strongly, up to you.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jun 25 2014, 7:07 PM

The columns do still work, you just have to show them. There are a couple of other UI things, though:

  • It would be nice to visually indicate that hidden columns are being shown somehow, but my 2 seconds of poking at it didn't produce anything that felt very good.
  • The red header for hidden columns isn't great/obvious.
  • "Hide Hidden Columns" isn't great.

I think I'm going to leave it as-is for now, but probably tweak things soon and/or if users are confused.

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Closed by commit rPa823d143b404 (authored by @epriestley).