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'''Mantis Bug Tracker''' (sometimes referred to as '''MantisBT''' or simply '''Mantis''') is an open-source, web-based bugtracker and testing tool. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects; however, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic [[issue tracking system]] and [[Project management software|project management tool]].
'''Mantis Bug Tracker''' (sometimes referred to as '''MantisBT''' or simply '''Mantis''') is an open-source, web-based bugtracker and testing tool. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects; however, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic [[issue tracking system]] and [[Project management software|project management tool]].


The name '''Mantis''' and the logo of the project refer to the Mantidae family of insects, known for the tracking of and feeding on other insects, colloquially referred to as "bugs".  
The name "Mantis" and the logo of the project refer to the Mantidae family of insects, known for the tracking of and feeding on other insects, colloquially referred to as "bugs".  


==Product history==
==Product history==
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Kenzaburo Ito started the Mantis Bug Tracking project on November 18, 2000 on SourceForge, beginning with version 0.9.0 on December 1, 2000.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/mantisbt/ |title=MantisBT |publisher=SourceForge.net |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/commit/91417fa8908afab2554be800ed82aaf5194cdd0b#diff-1 |title=This commit was generated by cvs2svn to compensate for changes in r4 |publisher=GitHub.com |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref> In 2002 Victor Boctor became the maintainer of the project, though it's not clear why. Version 1.0.0 was released in January 2006<ref name="Mantis1.0" />, followed by 1.1.0 in December 2007.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.mantisbt.org/blog/?p=21 |title=Mantis 1.1.0 Released « Mantis Bug Tracker Blog |publisher=Mantisbt.org |date=20 December 2007 |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref>  
Kenzaburo Ito started the Mantis Bug Tracking project on November 18, 2000 on SourceForge, beginning with version 0.9.0 on December 1, 2000.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sourceforge.net/projects/mantisbt/ |title=MantisBT |publisher=SourceForge.net |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt/commit/91417fa8908afab2554be800ed82aaf5194cdd0b#diff-1 |title=This commit was generated by cvs2svn to compensate for changes in r4 |publisher=GitHub.com |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref> In 2002 Victor Boctor became the maintainer of the project, though it's not clear why. Version 1.0.0 was released in January 2006<ref name="Mantis1.0" />, followed by 1.1.0 in December 2007.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.mantisbt.org/blog/?p=21 |title=Mantis 1.1.0 Released « Mantis Bug Tracker Blog |publisher=Mantisbt.org |date=20 December 2007 |accessdate=14 March 2012}}</ref>  


In November 2008, the project switched from using the [[Subversion]] revision control tool to [[Git]], a distributed revision control tool.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://git.mantisforge.org/w/mantisbt.git?a=commit;h=3dc1e8439ff7cdf87404b412b710fcda6325a26e |title=MantisBT Git - mantisbt.git/commit |publisher=Git.mantisbt.org |date=10 November 2008 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref> In February 2010, version 1.2.0 was released.<ref>{{cite web |author=Reese, John |url=http://www.mantisbt.org/blog/?p=76 |title=MantisBT 1.2.0 Released |publisher=Mantisbt.org |date=22 February 2010 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref> Shortly afterwards, Mantis was named SourceForge Project of the Month for April 2010.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sourceforge.net/blog/potm-201004/ |title=Project of the Month, April 2010 - Mantis Bug Tracker |publisher=SourceForge.net |date=April 2010 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref>
In November 2008, the project switched from using the [[Apache Subversion|Subversion]] revision control tool to [[Git]], a distributed revision control tool.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://git.mantisforge.org/w/mantisbt.git?a=commit;h=3dc1e8439ff7cdf87404b412b710fcda6325a26e |title=MantisBT Git - mantisbt.git/commit |publisher=Git.mantisbt.org |date=10 November 2008 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref> In February 2010, version 1.2.0 was released.<ref>{{cite web |author=Reese, John |url=http://www.mantisbt.org/blog/?p=76 |title=MantisBT 1.2.0 Released |publisher=Mantisbt.org |date=22 February 2010 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref> Shortly afterwards, Mantis was named SourceForge Project of the Month for April 2010.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://sourceforge.net/blog/potm-201004/ |title=Project of the Month, April 2010 - Mantis Bug Tracker |publisher=SourceForge.net |date=April 2010 |accessdate=15 March 2012}}</ref>


==Features==
==Features==
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===MantisBT 1.1.x===
===MantisBT 1.1.x===
* PHP 4.3.0 and higher
* PHP 4.3.0 and higher
* MySQL database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, or DB2
* [[MySQL]] database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, or DB2
* a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)
* a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)


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===MantisBT 1.2.x===
===MantisBT 1.2.x===
* PHP 5.2.0 and higher
* PHP 5.2.0 and higher
* MySQL database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, DB2, or PostgreSQL
* MySQL database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, DB2, or [[PostgreSQL]]
* a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)
* a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)


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A video demonstrating the installation of Mantis can be found on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSoleZn5o18 YouTube].
A video demonstrating the installation of Mantis can be found on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSoleZn5o18 YouTube].
==Entities using Mantis==
Examples of entities that use Mantis include:
AirBus, [[Asystance V.O.F.|Asystance]], Creative GIS Solutions, Delaware Environmental Observing System, German Aerospace Center, Health Management Associates, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, [[LimeSurvey]], Motorola, Ritlabs, Saab, six apart, The City of San Diego, Toshiba Europe, Xerox, ZyXEL
A full directory of Mantis users can be found at the [http://www.mantisbt.org/directory.php Mantis website].


==Further reading==
==Further reading==
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==External links==
==External links==


* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/mantisbt/ Mantis Bug Tracker project page] on SourceForge
* [https://github.com/mantisbt/mantisbt Mantis Bug Tracker project page] on GitHub
* [http://www.mantisbt.org/wiki/doku.php Mantis Bug Tracker Wiki]
* [http://www.mantisbt.org/wiki/doku.php Mantis Bug Tracker Wiki]


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Latest revision as of 20:12, 15 June 2015

Mantis Bug Tracker
Mantis logo.gif
Original author(s) Kenzaburo Ito (2000-2002), Victor Boctor (2002-Present)
Initial release February 4, 2006; 16 years ago (2006-02-04)[1]
Stable release

2.25.4  (April 28, 2022; 3 months ago (2022-04-28))

[±]
Preview release none [±]
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Bug tracking software
Ticket tracking software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2
Website MantisBT.org

Mantis Bug Tracker (sometimes referred to as MantisBT or simply Mantis) is an open-source, web-based bugtracker and testing tool. The most common use of MantisBT is to track software defects; however, MantisBT is often configured by users to serve as a more generic issue tracking system and project management tool.

The name "Mantis" and the logo of the project refer to the Mantidae family of insects, known for the tracking of and feeding on other insects, colloquially referred to as "bugs".

Product history

Kenzaburo Ito started the Mantis Bug Tracking project on November 18, 2000 on SourceForge, beginning with version 0.9.0 on December 1, 2000.[2][3] In 2002 Victor Boctor became the maintainer of the project, though it's not clear why. Version 1.0.0 was released in January 2006[1], followed by 1.1.0 in December 2007.[4]

In November 2008, the project switched from using the Subversion revision control tool to Git, a distributed revision control tool.[5] In February 2010, version 1.2.0 was released.[6] Shortly afterwards, Mantis was named SourceForge Project of the Month for April 2010.[7]

Features

The main features of Mantis Bug Tracker include[8]:

  • project, sub-project, and category support
  • user-based security
  • advanced search tools
  • reporting and graphing
  • e-mail and RSS feed support
  • customizable issue pages and workflow
  • revision control integration
  • document management
  • customizable fields and personal start pages
  • time tracking
  • user and issue grouping
  • optional wiki and chat integration
  • mobile access through MantisTouch[9]

Hardware/software requirements

MantisBT 1.1.x

  • PHP 4.3.0 and higher
  • MySQL database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, or DB2
  • a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)

More requirement information can be found here.

MantisBT 1.2.x

  • PHP 5.2.0 and higher
  • MySQL database 4.1.1 and higher, MS SQL, DB2, or PostgreSQL
  • a web server (Apache, IIS, etc.)

More requirement information can be found here.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

An online demo is available on the MantisBT site, though it appears users must register for access to it.

A video demonstrating the installation of Mantis can be found on YouTube.

Entities using Mantis

Examples of entities that use Mantis include:

AirBus, Asystance, Creative GIS Solutions, Delaware Environmental Observing System, German Aerospace Center, Health Management Associates, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, LimeSurvey, Motorola, Ritlabs, Saab, six apart, The City of San Diego, Toshiba Europe, Xerox, ZyXEL

A full directory of Mantis users can be found at the Mantis website.

Further reading


External links

References