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Tikiwiki Version 18 (dev) stage - Tracker Field Types (Auto-Increment) Not visible from "Settings and features for trackers"

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> On 14 Sep 2017, at 10:30, Jean-Marc Libs <jeanmarc.libs@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> +1 for rolling back if this change is as pointless as it seems to be.

+1


> +1 for discussing changes on the dev-list beforehand. It’s a much more optimal process which would waste less people’s time, which would let them focus on actual improvements instead of investigating puzzling changes.

+1 (at least)


> Discussing changes on the dev list in order to achieve consensus before making changes has been our traditional way of operating and I don’t see any benefit for Tiki’s quality to the recent change in process.

Have to say i fear starting work on trunk again, i had a quick look yesterday and found several things borken without really looking :-( might be my local so am investigating...

jb

> Cheers,
> J-M
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Torsten <torsten@tiki.org> wrote:
>> Auto-Incremented-Unique-Identifier.
>>
>> The fact of being auto-incremented and consecutive is from my experience
>> and understanding and expectation the most important identifier of this
>> field type. Being unique seems to me more or less inevitable and obvious.
>>
>> +1 to rolling back the name asap
>>
>> Maybe we should consider to notify devs in general, that it made sense
>> to desicuss changes like that in the IRC and DEV-list.
>>
>> My 2 cent.
>>
>> Good spot, thx, regards,
>> Torsten
>>
>> On 14.09.2017 07:28, Gary Cunningham-Lee wrote:
>> > I’m not sure why the field type was renamed. It seems obvious to me
>> > that an auto-incrementing identifier is going to be unique for each
>> > record. On the other hand, it isn’t necessarily obvious that a unique
>> > identifier is auto-incremented from the previous record. (I’m assuming
>> > that the incremented one-integer change between consecutive records
>> > may be significant in itself for some reason.) So maybe keeping or
>> > rolling back the renaming should be discussed.
>> >
>> > — Gary
>> >
>> >
>> > On 9/11/2017 10:25 PM, luciash wrote:
>> >> Oh, I have just learned (thanks Victor) the field type was renamed by
>> >> one of our developers to “Unique identifier” in trunk so you need to
>> >> scroll down for it a bit there.
>> >>
>> >> HTH
>> >>
>> >> luci
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 11.9.2017 12:10, luciash wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi Bernard again,
>> >>>
>> >>> I just upgraded one of my Tiki trunks and I can confirm the issue.
>> >>> For example in r62701 the field is still present but in r63806 it is
>> >>> gone as you reported.
>> >>>
>> >>> I presume it was removed by mistake as I do not recall any
>> >>> discussion the auto-increment field type should be removed in Tiki 18.x
>> >>>
>> >>> Correct me anyone if I am wrong.
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks for letting us know Bernard!
>> >>>
>> >>> luci
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On 11.9.2017 11:36, Bernard Borgonos via TikiWiki-devel wrote:
>> >>>> Hi Team,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Hi Luci, for reference, I just freshly downloaded and install
>> >>>> the development release of version 18
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Info as indicated:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I switched to basic and advanced to simulate the changes, to view
>> >>>> or hide some of the fields that may not display from basic to
>> >>>> advance control panel settings.
>> >>>> The tracker field types we are looking for is not available. please
>> >>>> see attached files.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> One more thing, is that same development version (version 18),
>> >>>> during its early release development release has this tracker field
>> >>>> type (Auto-Increment) available to it and working, reference date
>> >>>> is provided in the attachement.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Hi Luci , incase the attachment has been block due large size, this
>> >>>> the message without attachment
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Many thanks Luci
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Regards
>> >>>> Bernard Borg
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Monday, September 11, 2017 4:19 PM, luciash <luci@tiki.org> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Hi, do you have the control panels switch switched to Basic or
>> >>>> Advanced?
>> >>>> Thanks,
>> >>>> luci
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On 11.9.2017 7:27, Bernard Borgonos via TikiWiki-devel wrote:
>> >>>>> Hi Team ,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Kindly advise if the indicated above subject, pertaining to
>> >>>>> version 18 of Tikiwiki has ommited or hide the Tracker Field Types
>> >>>>> (Auto-Increment) from the list of “Settings and features for
>> >>>>> trackers”.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Many thanks
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Regards
>> >>>>> Bernard Borg
>> >>>>>
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