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Wekan is an open-source kanban board (Trello like) which allows a card-based task and to-do management.

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How do you deal with 'done' card?

How do you deal with 'done' card?

Wekan / General · August 12, 2020 at 4:25pm

I'm wondering how you deal with done items, I see a few possibilities:

  • Move to a done swimlane (can lead to a super long done column list)
  • Move to an archived done swimlane (extra clicks to get there)
  • Archive the card (extra clicks)
  • Delete the card (not desirable, loss of information)

I am doing number 1 right now.


August 14, 2020 at 12:44pm

You can export board to Wekan JSON, and then delete cards from Wekan, so that way you can restore board from Wekan JSON if you need those cards later. That restores to new board, and you can copy those restored cards you need to your current board where you work. Later there will be possibility to import/export swimlane, list, etc

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    It depends what would you like to do

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      At Wekan code there is already examples how to duplicate board, export board, copy card, etc. So basically some new ways to copy/move/export/import can be added by anyone that has urgent need for those features.

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        Thanks @xet7 , I'm curious what do you do? Do you do number 1 as I have described and then when the project is complete you export the board?

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          August 14, 2020 at 2:06pm

          If some board is full, I rename it for example to "Work 2020-07" and then start new board.

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            I do not export boards, because currently export to JSON does not export all data of board. I backup Wekan with mongodump

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              I use Wekan Snap version that automatically upgrades to newest Wekan version

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                with database migrations to new schema etc automatically

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                  I also use Wekan Sandstorm version, there I backup grain by downloading to .zip file, or backup whole sandstorm to .tar file, as described in Sandstorm Backup page

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                    And if I mess up something, I restore from backup

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                      with mongorestore

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                        Currently I'm fixing CSV export, and bug where only 20 newest comments are visible on card

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                          I will also later add more import/export fixes, and ability to import/export from other apps

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                            Locally I run wekan at desktop i5 computer that has SSD disk and 28 GB RAM

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                              and remote server has NVME disk bare metal install with Wekan Snap and a lot of RAM

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