On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Damien Regad <dregad@mantisbt.org> wrote:
On 21.04.2014 11:50, P Richards wrote:
> The custom field text area is something that I've actually argued isn't
> implemented as it should be - it adds a second column to a table, we should
> look at merging that column into the original column (I actually wrote a
> patch to do this and I think move the data). There's no point adding a
> second column (and wasting the bytes of storage for that column ) in mysql.

That feature was implemented by Daryn in 2010 (!) see #6626 and

While I can accept your point that it's not done right, why wait 3.5
years to complain about it ?

We actually had a rather lengthy discussion about it on the day is was committed - http://www.mantisbt.org/irclogs/mantishelp/2010/mantishelp.2010-08-25.log.html

Since you seem to feel strongly about it and mention having written a
patch for it, then I would suggest you port it and submit a pull request
for review before the end of the week so we can include the proper
solution in 1.3.

I will work out what works and what doesn't on Saturday, and put in a pull request if/as appropriate on Saturday. My "Patch" was on the basis that if that code works as it is, we don't need to do 2 columns - what I actually need to work out, is whether the code works as is.