Murmurs are Mingle's way of capturing unstructured project information that is already being shared among team members via external tools, inside Mingle. It is a way for team members to collaborate and share project data that don't necessarily, conveniently or easily fit into the current card and page concepts in Mingle, but is relevant project information. Users can "Murmur" messages to the project from inside Mingle, via a new tab called "Murmurs" and using an external Jabber chat room using an external chat client. These "Murmurs" will be captured in Mingle so that knowledge and information about the project is shared in a common space.
Users can Murmur from inside Mingle using the new Murmurs tab. All projects are, by default, configured to have Murmurs enabled. This means that each new project created will have a Murmurs tab and the Murmurs capability enabled unless it is specifically turned off. If required, Project and Mingle admins may also enable Murmurs to use an external Jabber chat room, which means that users will also be able to Murmur via an external chat client. To set-up the external Murmurs please see Administering project Murmurs settings.
Templates do not have Murmurs functionality.
Murmurs card links
Like other areas in Mingle (such as source revisions), murmurs content renders card and wiki page links so that murmurs provide links to other information stored in Mingle. These card links work by using the existing project card keywords. In addition to providing links to other cards and pages, murmurs that are associated with a card are also displayed on the card in the Comments/Murmurs section of the card. To associate a murmur with a card either murmur from a card or include a link to that card in the content of you murmur.
In Mingle 3.1, most card links in Mingle will display a tooltip to show you the name of the card when you hover your mouse over the card links. This allows users to better understand the context of any content (comments, murmurs or card descriptions) which contain the card links.
Please note that when murmurs are displayed on a card there is a small navigation icon at the end of each murmur. When you click on this icon it will take you to that murmur on the Murmurs tab. This will allow you to understand that murmur in the context of other murmurs that occurred before or after it.