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bajb, Oct 28 2014

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Countdowns at the moment seem a little pointless, where you need to click into them to see the actual countdown.

Being able to show a countdowns (or your closest countdown) on a dashboard would really make countdowns a little more useful.

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bajb created this task.Oct 28 2014, 5:32 PM
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chad triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Oct 28 2014, 11:02 PM

Also, are you aware of the embed syntax?

https://secure.phabricator.com/book/phabricator/article/remarkup/#embedding-countdowns

{C138}

This means you can show them via remarkup wherever.

bajb added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 9:07 AM

That is useful, however, it does look a tad silly having a small panel within a dashboard panel when that is the only thing shown.

I know not a big requirement, and is a wishlist, but now we have dashboard panels, would be good to extend some apps to make better use of them for improved UI.

Yep, its on the wishlist. Just an FYI / helpful tip.

Are you using Countdown as a way to specify things like due dates, launch dates, etc?

bajb added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 4:43 PM

We are using them as countdowns to launch dates / milestones within our project

Likewise, we're using them for milestones. But really, what I think we want is calendars tied to projects, countdowns just seemed like the best alternative.

calfzhou added a subscriber: calfzhou.EditedNov 22 2014, 9:22 AM

It would be better to show the end time directly inside the embed countdown view. Now it's very difficult to check the end time.

Also, the end time should be directly visible in the countdown's page, such as the page of C138.

mikn added a subscriber: mikn.Mar 25 2015, 7:05 AM
eadler added a subscriber: eadler.May 2 2015, 2:23 AM
epriestley removed epriestley as the assignee of this task.Apr 7 2016, 7:33 PM

Dashboards need too much work to make this straightforward.

chad added a subscriber: chad.Apr 7 2016, 7:40 PM

You can panelize a Countdown query now? What's left here? https://secure.phabricator.com/W456

There was some unrelated discussion, but I think the original idea was to have a dashboard panel which is only this (panel on its own):

...instead of this (panel inside a box):

It would be maybe-nice for the panel to dynamically fit the column width, too, so it looks a little nicer.

But I hit like 8 bugs in 3 minutes while building this so I'm just going to hold it until we do a dashboards iteration.

epriestley moved this task from Backlog to v2 on the Countdown board.Apr 9 2017, 10:55 AM
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liyufu renamed this task from Countdown Panel to Countdown Panel1.Apr 15 2017, 9:42 AM
liyufu moved this task from v2 to Backlog on the Countdown board.
liyufu moved this task from Backlog to v2 on the Countdown board.
epriestley renamed this task from Countdown Panel1 to Countdown Panel.Apr 15 2017, 11:20 AM

Would a "Countdown Panel" just use a saved "Countdown Query"?
If so, I'd love to be able to query only for Panels where the Countdown ends in <n days or limit the result to n items, so I can only show the most urgent Countdowns when having a lot of upcoming countdowns.