In my opinion, Codebase desperately needs a simple high level view of tickets/tasks to show what is currently being worked on and what remains in the backlog or on the Icebox/someday.
A kanban board would be the obvious UI solution to this, with the ability to quickly drag and drop tickets to reorder them and mark them as started/complete (status field).
We have found ourselves looking elsewhere for simple task tracking for this reason as the traditional ticket method is too cumbersome.
If comments or further details for a ticket is needed, one could then simply click through to view the ticket in it's normal thread view.
See Pivotal Tracker, Trello, ThetaBoard etc. for how this could be handled.
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