forge should output a meaningful description-metatag
Currently the description is "Redmine". When posting a link to Slack or so that's also the only thing that gets shown as an annotation to the link. It might be useful to have the issue-description in there, maybe just like the title-tag. Or maybe Slack would even pull title instead of no description-metatag were given at all.
#3 Updated by Peter Niederlag about 4 years ago
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Even current upstream redmine just handles it this way. My first suggestion would be to fix slack and tell it to use the title tag instead of the description tag.
Other options are to check the plugin meta http://www.redmine.org/plugins/meta which claims to work for 1.4.x and 2.x series or implement a propoer custom plugin.
#4 Updated by Christian Weiske about 4 years ago
I already asked slack support for help and they will not change their implementation - https://typo3.slack.com/help/requests/490360
We use the oEmbed, Open Graph, or Twitter card information from the website itself to show the preview. It looks like the metadata on the https://forge.typo3.org/ site isn't quite set up with the data for us to pull from.
If the site adds oEmbed, Open Graph or Twitter card support, then we should be able to pull a better preview for the page.
#6 Updated by Steffen Gebert about 2 years ago
#7 Updated by Steffen Gebert about 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to Under Review
#9 Updated by Michael Stucki about 2 years ago
Prove me wrong but I don't like it. Too many overrides for such a simple change. I guess it's because the plugin does more than what we need...
Also I'm not happy about plugins that duplicate complete views like layouts/base.html.erb. Since we already do that in our own typo3_forge plugin, I assume that it will conflict with this.
In my opinion, a change like this should either be integrated into the typo3_base plugin, or we patch it directly in Redmine. Also, because this looks like a useful feature to me, we should submit the change to upstream...
#10 Updated by Steffen Gebert about 2 years ago
I see. We might really run into trouble with the duplicated base view. But to just take the code over into our typo3_forge plugin, it's a bit too much code, isn't it?
Having better meta data would still be very nice - including links in Slack is really PITA. A shame that Redmine itself doesn't provide better data.
Should we ask Sascha regarding his opinion, if we fork the plugin and drop the duplicated view?