Request Page Redesign - Build results and superseded conversations

We don’t stop improving the requests workflow and we are actively working on the feedback. This time we worked on including conversations from superseded requests and presenting build results.

The request redesign is part of the beta program.

We started the redesign of the request workflow in August 2022. Then, in September 2022, we focused on the support of multi-action submit requests. We continued in October 2022 with improvements regarding the Build Results tab and superseded conversations, and we presented build results with a pinch of salt in November 2022. In January 2023, we worked on facilitating the review process. In February 2023 we enhanced the review process with comments on changes. Later, in April 2023, we focused on improving the comments on changes and supporting new types of actions. In June 2023 we worked on maintenance action types. In July 2023 we introduced Set Bugowner action and diff comments for non-beta users. In September 2023 we focused on Build Results Summary Gets Into Shape. Later 2023, in November, we added the Build Status Refresh and Other Insights on Our Request Page. The year 2024 started with Revamping the Request Build Status Page and Introducing the Dark Mode. We continued in February with Build Results Summary Chart Links to Build Results Overview. And now we did some Improvements On the Redesigned Request Page.

Build results

Build results are specifically important for requests because they help you to verify if the submitted changes are working or not. Now we present build results in a separate tab on request page.

A screenshot of the build results
Build results

Superseded conversations

In the old design, the conversation of a superseded request was presented in a tab. Because the conversation on the current request is very often “just” the continuation of people talking about the previous request. We brought this back and integrated the conversation right into the stream (collapsed by default).

A screenshot of the conversation
Conversation and history from superseded request

This is not the last time we are going to iterate over this. There is much more to come. And please, let us know what you think.

How To Give Us Feedback

There are two ways to reach us:

Please note that we favor GitHub to gather feedback as it allows us to easily keep track of the discussions.