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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0006052OCamlOCaml generalpublic2013-06-24 11:152013-06-25 12:44
Reporterdbuenzli 
Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusresolvedResolutionno change required 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006052: Consider migrating to a usable bug tracker.
DescriptionI understand the cost and inconvenience for the devs of having to migrate to a new bug tracker.

But the reality for reporters is that this bug tracking system is barely usable. Try e.g. to have the system list your own reports (I'm glad my user name starts with a d and not with a z). Sometimes I'm not even able to find again reports I have made myself without spending 5min interacting with the system.

P.S. free software and self-hosted I don't have anything to recommend, looking for a bug tracker is like looking for a cms, a painful experience. The only usable bugtracker I have used is github's one but I guess that's not an option for the devs.
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(0009608)
frisch (developer)
2013-06-24 11:37

> Try e.g. to have the system list your own reports

What about:

  - Click on "View Issues".
  - Click on "Reporter".
  - Click on "[Myself]" (second entry in the list).
  - Click on "Apply Filter".

(You can then use "Save Current Filter".)
(0009609)
dbuenzli (reporter)
2013-06-24 12:02

Well the fact that I missed that tells something about the system...
(0009611)
Boris Yakobowski (reporter)
2013-06-24 13:30

Once you're logged, the "Reported by me" subframe is exactly what you're looking for.

(Except for the bugs that were reported on the previous bts. Migrating to a new tool always has hidden costs...)
(0009612)
dbuenzli (reporter)
2013-06-24 13:58

In fact the "Reported by me" is very misleading because by default it filter out closed ones. It took me quite some time to realize that.
(0009613)
dbuenzli (reporter)
2013-06-24 14:02

It's fun to have a very imperative (modal) bug tracker for a functional programming language. I was caught quite a few times by the stickiness of the filter interface.
(0009615)
xleroy (administrator)
2013-06-25 12:44

Migrating to a new BTS is a huge cost, because we want to preserve the history from the previous BTS. We did it once and won't do that again any time soon.

Mantis is about as usable (or unusable) as the other major BTSs I've seen. It gets a little time to get used to, just like the others. But it's not because you are personally familiar with X and not with Mantis that we should migrate to X, for any value of X.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-06-24 11:15 dbuenzli New Issue
2013-06-24 11:37 frisch Note Added: 0009608
2013-06-24 12:02 dbuenzli Note Added: 0009609
2013-06-24 13:30 Boris Yakobowski Note Added: 0009611
2013-06-24 13:58 dbuenzli Note Added: 0009612
2013-06-24 14:02 dbuenzli Note Added: 0009613
2013-06-25 12:44 xleroy Note Added: 0009615
2013-06-25 12:44 xleroy Status new => resolved
2013-06-25 12:44 xleroy Resolution open => no change required


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