Compact Columns

Plugin Information

Plugin ID compact-columns
Latest Release 1.10-h-1
Latest Release Date Aug 29, 2013
Sources Github
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Issue Tracking Eclipse Bugzilla

More compact columns for showing last success and failure.
Easier to understand, and takes less room in your view.

What is the "Latest Statuses" column?

This column takes the "Last Success" and "Last Failure" columns and combines them into one easier to understand, and real-estate friendly column.  You can click on the status links to go to that build, and can hover over the link to see additional information in the tool-tip.

What are the "Job Name" columns?

  • Job Name -- Adds the job description as a tooltip
  • Job Name w/ Status Color -- also Colors the job name according to the last build status

 

Why?

Even in this small screen-shot you can see how busy the "Last Success" and "Last Failure" columns are. Quite frankly, it's hard to really get the information you need "at a glance" like you should.

The problem is compounded if you have many jobs and scroll down and lose the column headers. You can't remember which column is for which information.

This becomes even more useful when you are using some of the plugins that provide additional columns (e.g. Maven Info Plugin) or alternate view layouts (e.g. Sectioned View Plugin).

How do I use it?

Follow these steps

  1. If the only view you have is the "All" view, and you want to edit that view see Editing or Replacing the All View. If you would like to add another view instead, do that.
  2. Once you have a view you want to edit, see Changing the Columns of a View
  3. When changing columns, look for the "Compact Column" columns.  There are several columns to choose from
    1. Compact Column: Unstable + Stable -- This column prefers to show you just the latest un/stable builds, but will also show you if the last build failed
    2. Compact Column: Stable + Failed -- This column prefers to show you just the latest stable/fail builds, but will also show you if the last build was unstable
    3. Compact Column: All Statuses -- This column always shows you the last build for each of the statuses fail/stable/unstable.
    4. Compact Column: Job Name -- Adds the job description as a tool tip.
    5. Compact Column: Job Name w/ Status Color -- Adds the job description, plus colors the job name according to the last status.

Roadmap

Version 1.x

  • No planned features or bugfixes at this time - please file a JIRA ticket if you have any ideas

Changelog

Version 1.5

  • Additional localization support, including German translations by Christoph Kutzinski

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

  • BUG: Running job makes most recent status not show up in bold
  • Columns not sorting by actual timestamp

Version 1.2

  • Localized the date/time string for the tool-tip

Version 1.1

  • Improved tool-tip
  • Order statuses from latest to more recent
  • Improved explanation in tooltip of column header
  • Add Unstable
  • Add Aborted when no other status available
  • Created 2 more columns to choose from

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

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  1. Dec 06, 2010

    Christoph Kutzinski says:

    It isn't quite clear from the description: is this also usable with other view i...

    It isn't quite clear from the description: is this also usable with other view implementations - like the Sectioned View plugin?

    1. Dec 06, 2010

      Jacob Robertson says:

      In fact, this plugin is probably most helpful when using plugins like sectioned ...

      In fact, this plugin is probably most helpful when using plugins like sectioned view, because you're already trying to manage screen real estate.  This plugin should work anywhere that you're allowed to choose the columns.  And yes, I have tested that this does work with Sectioned View plugin for the List View Section, and have updated the wiki to reflect that.

      1. Dec 07, 2010

        Christoph Kutzinski says:

        Thanks for your answer and thanks for the plugin. Works great for me! PS: m...

        Thanks for your answer and thanks for the plugin. Works great for me!

        PS: maybe I'll volunteer to translate the plugin to German in the next days ;)

        1. Dec 07, 2010

          Jacob Robertson says:

          A German translation would be super great!

          A German translation would be super great!