Screen capture tool for Mantis Windows users

Good news for Mantis users with Windows client desktops.  A Cropper plugin is now available to allow you to easily take screenshots (for specified regions) and send them directly to an issue into Mantis.  This tool has a dependency on MantisConnect which is now shipped as part of Mantis 1.1.0x releases.  The tool can be download from here. Continue reading “Screen capture tool for Mantis Windows users”

Automattic (WordPress) acquires Gravatar

In Mantis 1.1.x we have added a feature to integrate with the gravatar, a global avatar service allowing users to define their avatar once and use it from any websites that support the service.  Although it was neat service, it was having some struggles with scalability.  It is great to see that Automattic (the company behind WordPress) has acquired gravatar.  According to the announcement, the service has already been migrated to WordPress servers and is already serving avatars three times faster than the original service.  Avatar had 115K avatars, after acquisition it is now merged with WordPress pool of over 1M avatars.

Mantis 1.1.0rc1 Released

Are we there yet? Well almost! I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about when 1.1.0 gold will be out. We are almost there, with the arrival of the rc1 release, we are now in feature freeze and have already branched the code. Hence, any new development will now go into 1.2.0 code base and the 1.1.0 branch will only get critical bug fixes and localization updates. This will allow us to quickly reach the proven stability status and hence be able to release 1.1.0 gold. I am optimistic that this can happen pretty quick since this rc1 came after four alpha releases that were deployed in a lot of production sites including our own official bug tracker. Continue reading “Mantis 1.1.0rc1 Released”