Author Topic: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread  (Read 7210 times)

Offline Lancefighter

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Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« on: October 12, 2010, 12:49:51 AM »
Mantis BT overview
mantis main link

So, since there is one for AI war in general..

I figure id throw one out here for the bugtracker.

For instance, in mantis, when you type "#123" (or "#0123" etc, sans quotes) into a comment, it will automatically link the number ticket that is that number. It will also display a strikethrough if its closed, as if on the other views.

edit: Title tidied up so it didn't look like it was written sometime in the early morning/late night hours.
Thusly, it looks more at place with the other threads that are stickied.
edit2: minor edit to tip in such a way that it looks slightly more presentable/readable/see above edit
« Last Edit: November 27, 2010, 06:12:38 PM by Lancefighter »
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 01:39:55 AM »
someone post a tip about screenshots. I have no idea how to take one.

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 01:44:59 AM »
Looking through my folders again..

Once your ingame, hit f12. This saves a screenshot to your Aiwar/runtime data/screenshots directory (c:/program files/aiwar is default, i believe)

Weird place to put it..
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 12:04:45 AM »
if you type ~123 , it will link comment number 123...
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 06:27:39 AM »
Since there's no sticky in the main AI War forum, the url for Mantis is:

http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 12:44:32 AM »
I have a great one:

did you know: mantis doesn't even use the same password as the forums and doesn't require a password for you to register so when you need to login you have no idea what the hell you're supposed to type in?!

I sure didn't! what in the hell is wrong anyway, I try my forum password, NOTHING! I try CHANGING my forum password, NOTHING! It's like its keeping me out or something!


...that is all

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 03:12:04 AM »
It emails you a link to set your password when you register...

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 08:49:57 AM »
Clicking on "my view" offers different ways of common sorting of defects, including ones that you've opened. Can't find what you're looking for? Look at the search box on the top left.

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 03:08:21 PM »
did you know: mantis doesn't even use the same password as the forums

Have to say it, but "duh."  It takes a fair bit of php and database knowledge to even link them and isn't a trivial task to do so.

For instance, SMF uses the database feild "username" to store users.  Mantis might use "uname"  or "user" or "reporter."

Not to mention that SMF and Mantis store vastly different information about the user and you don't want your databases to contaminate each other.

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 10:32:11 AM »
Advanced Filters

The [Advanced Filters] option on the View Issues page changes all filter drop down menus into multi-select controls, allowing you to perform far more powerful filtering.


Changed (hrs) Filter

This 'filter' performs slightly differently to the others: rather than filtering out anything which hasn't changed in the entered time frame, it actually simply sets to bold the Updated Date of all those entries which have changed within that threshold.

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 07:20:52 PM »
BBCode is now supported via a new plugin:

Code: [Select]
Supported bbcode:
[b]             => <strong>
[i]             => <i>
[u]             => <u>
[del]   => <s>
[sub]   => <sub>
[sup]   => <sup>
[tt]    => <tt>
[img]   => <img>
[url]   => <a href>
[left]  => <div align>
[right] => <div align>
[center]=> <center>
[hr]    => <hr>
[color] => <span style>

Also, it is now possible to declare your support for various issues in there (see the Issue Community Support section of each issue).
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 07:25:13 PM »
There is also now Code Highlighting.  For use include needed code between
<code> and </code>
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 07:30:08 PM »
Will declaring your support for an issue constitute an update to said issue?

This could be inconvenient in the short run if it does, that said it's a nice feature to have added.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2010, 07:35:41 PM by wyvern83 »

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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 07:30:43 PM »
Will declaring your support for an issue constitute an update to said issue?

I don't think so -- but only way to be sure is to find out. ;)

EDIT:  I tried it out, and it looks like not -- awesome.
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Re: Mantis BT 'Cool Things to Know' Tip Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 07:42:13 PM »
Good to know.  ;D

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