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I do not see in the redesign plan how the issue queue will be changed, but I would like to see it changed.
as an example I would choose this bug tracker for the comparison
Our table is too wide, I think the "Category" and "Priority" column could use small pictures. The "Assigned to" and "Last updates" could be displayed within the summary column. These 4 columns take the half of the space in the table. Some texts could use a smaller font size.
I think the change is really easy now with Views 2 template files.. The change should go to the new d.o theme but I do not know which project is that..