Let's focus this task on the case of "Phabricator boards should live update", since this seems to be the real-time update that matters.
Filed upstream: Workboards updating in real time
Trello and Asana have real-time collaboration built-in and it's very very useful, especially for remote teams. For now, the two most useful features, in my opinion, would be:
- if two people are watching a Workboard, and one of them moves a task around, the other should see the updates in real time
This would enable tasking / prioritization to go much more smoothly for remote meetings.
Upstream has already communicated that this is a pretty tough feature. We will start by implementing T765: Enable notification server (real-time pop-up notifications) in Phabricator, which exists today and just needs to be enabled.
From the previous description:
Tasks updating in real-time when dependents are changed(wontfix)
- if someone creates a subtask, someone looking at the parent Task should see it appear without refreshing the page
(This shouldn't be a big problem once pop-up notifications are enabled, but needs to be verified.)