Victor,

 

4 points:

 

1)       Is bugs.mantisbt.org the best place to showcase ideas? – I personally think ‘no’.

2)       Core/dokuwiki à ‘core’ isn’t a location from which files should get served – as a side note, on our install on bugs.mantisbt.org we should probably have apache forbid requests directly to the /core directory.

 

On to the wiki itself:

 

“Namespace” – I can’t recall the behaviour with regards to subprojects – but the id=mantisbt:7075 – that should probably be a project ID rather then ‘mantisbt’ – this would enable two projects to have the same name, and still be referenced correctly.

 

What is the intention here?

 

That it’s possible for users to add a chosen wiki engine to mantis ? or that the mantis installation itself could come with support for a wiki?

 

does the storage of wiki data go to the database or filesystem or both ?

 

From my point of view, I’m not sure I necessarily see having wiki links as a benefit – The danger I see is that at the moment, it is clear by looking at a page exactly what an issue is about – having a separate page to go to, means that information might get missed.

 

*IF* the intention is to ship the functionality with mantis as a core product, I’d be inclined to do the following:

 

 

I quite like wiki’s in terms of quickly linking groups of pages together, I’m just trying to work out whether what we’re trying to implement is to allow someone to link a group of wiki pages to a bug containing a specification, OR to allow users to format text that they provide as a description of an issue.

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: mantisbt-dev-admin@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:mantisbt-dev-admin@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Victor Boctor
Sent: 10 May 2006 15:58
To: mantisbt-dev@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Mantisbt-dev] Wikis in Mantis

 

NOTE: This email is NOT related to the email about choosing a Wiki for Mantis Manual.

 

Hi all,

 

I’ve been lately working on a prototype of an integration of a Wiki engine into Mantis.  The idea is to have a Wiki that is associated with a Mantis installation, this Wiki has a namespace for each project, and a page per issue.  The Wikis can integrate other pages that are not referenced directly by Mantis (e.g. an issue page may have sub-pages, or there may be some shared pages).

 

In order to get feedback, I’ve made this feature available on our official bugtracker.

 

Following are two examples:

 

http://bugs.mantisbt.org/core/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=mantisbt:7075

http://bugs.mantisbt.org/core/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=mantisbt:7053

 

Note that an issue Wiki page can be reached from the view page of the issue by clicking on the “Wiki” link which is next to the “Send Reminder” link.

 

#7075 and its Wiki page provide some details about the vision I have in mind, I am planning to detail it further, but this should provide a fair idea of what I have in mind.

 

Feedback?

 

Regards,

Victor.