MantisBT 1.2.0 Released

MantisBT Release Notes

1.2.0 Stable Release

This release marks the first official release in the 1.2.x series of MantisBT.
1.2.0 is a major feature release for MantisBT, and includes many bugfixes and
enhancements over the 1.1.x stable branch. All users of 1.1.x are highly
encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

A full changelog for the 1.2.x series can be found on the official site. [1]

There are many new features added to 1.2.0, including:

– Converted the MantisBT Manual to Docbook format, and added a new Developer’s
Guide manual, both of which are compiled and included in every release

– Implemented a plugin system with many plugins already released [2]

– Global categories available to all projects, as well as project categories
inheriting from parent projects to child projects; both are optional

– Tracked change history for textarea fields (Description, etc) and bug notes

– Customizable sets of columns for View Issues page and export formats

– Combined simple and advanced views into a single, configurable view that
allows selecting exactly what fields to show or hide

– Improved roadmap and changelog pages, including version release dates, and
permalinks to individual versions

– Marking versions as obsolete to hide them from the roadmap and changelog

– More configuration options for rebranding MantisBT installations

– Improved support for PostgreSQL databases

– Improved support for UTF-8 localizations and content

– Implemented custom search providers for Firefox and Internet Explorer

– Implemented localized timestamps using according to user-preferred timezones

There have also been many improvements to the codebase beyond adding features:

– Migrated to parameterised database queries throughout the codebase for both
performance and security improvements

– Added PHPDoc compatible documentation to all internal API’s

– Removed many hardcoded references to access levels and other enumerations,
for improved customizability.

– Migrated away from DATETIME fields to integer timestamps for timezone usage

– All 3rd party code is now contained within the library/ path, including
documentation on library versions and any patches applied

– Initial support for MySQL 6 and PHP 5.3

[1] The changelog is split between multiple releases:


[2] MantisForge is now the preferred code collaboration site for MantisBT,
including free hosting of MantisBT-related Git repositories for development
of contributions to MantisBT itself or community plugins.

John Reese

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