Is bugs.mantisbt.org the
best place to showcase ideas? – I personally think ‘no’.
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
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
the intention is to ship the functionality with mantis as a core product, I’d
be inclined to do the following:
- Take a wiki library, that
provides the link/formatting functionality
- In the same way that we have a
collapsible div frame etc for notes, where a wiki document exists related
to a given bug, create a new collapsible window which contains an IFRAME
(is this too nasty?), into which you provide the linked pages.
- Any Updates/Creation of wiki
pages should update the issue history
- It should be possible to both store
the wiki content against the filesystem, and against the adodb database.
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.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Victor Boctor
Sent: 10 May 2006 15:58
Subject: [Mantisbt-dev] Wikis in
NOTE: This email is NOT related to the email about
choosing a Wiki for Mantis Manual.
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:
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.