From: Chris Shaffer <chris@ep...> - 2004-01-03 04:12:50
Happy New Year to everyone!
I was looking over the roadmap
(http://mantisbt.sourceforge.net/roadmap.php), and I thought now, at the
dawn of a new year, would be a good time talk about what's going to be
new with Mantis over the coming year (BTW, is that document still
correct? Does anyone maintain it?). Here's what's listed on the site
-List modified files for each release - let users know what exactly has
changed in each upgrade
-Mantis Logo - about time, right?
-Little glyphs and graphics for site - aesthetic niceties
-Vote support - users may add a 'me too' vote to assist in showing which
bugs are most common
-Move configuration variables into the database
Unless I miss my guess, aren't 'ETA support', 'Priority support', and
'Project Support' already done? Or, am I missing something.
It looks like the biggest thing for this release is moving the Config
system into the database. Is anyone working on this, already? I'd like
to help if I could. Also, I noticed that database abstraction was
slated for a 2.x state. Wouldn't this be a good time to implement it
now (or maybe for 1.x)? Just a thought. Anyone have any ideas on Adodb
Is there a time-table for 0.19? Or is there a guarantee that there will
be a 0.19? Perhaps we can roll enough changes to go ahead to 1.0...
Ah, if wishes where horses...
In case anyone else has got the same itch as me, here is what I'm
working on at the moment:
*partially completed. But I'll probably wait on this, to see if the
config system is moved into the database (that would make it a lot
-Complex user profiles
*semi-implemented, but working on my end. I just have to format the
patch, and submit it for review/approval/modification/rejection ;).
What I've got done would be a good first step. Basically, I added First
name, last name, work phone, home phone, mobile phone, other phone,
email2, and email 3 to the user profiles. I'll need someone with access
to an LDAP setup to test the new functions I wrote. Also, I changed
main_page.php and the bug_view pages to show the users real name instead
of the username (if present). I should have this patch soon.
-Project Document Versioning
*partially completed. Basically, I want to add the ability to
checkout, checkin, and version project-level documents. My work has a
need for this it their current Mantis install, and I may be able to get
them to let me do that on company time :D
Any way. Those are my itches. Hopefully, I'm not stepping on anyone's
toes with this.
Again, Happy New Year!
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