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0013147mantisbtfeaturepublic2017-01-18 16:56
Reportertoddpw Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.2.5 
Summary0013147: I really want true global versions (like global categories)

I just spent a few hours tonight which should have been minutes because there is not true global version support. The subproject inheritance is great, but we have many projects with a few subprojects each, so the only way I can have the same list of versions across our whole installation is to use Copy Versions every time I add a version, and woe be to anyone who RENAMES versions, which is what I just had to do tonight. You either rename each version in every project in which it appears, or you delete the old ones (one at a time!) and copy the new ones over. It's VERY tedious, and I've burned up quite a few version ID numbers just tonight.

Steps To Reproduce

Have lots of projects.
Create a set of version numbers and copy it to each top level project.
Try to rename most of your versions without spending a lot of time clicking.

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related to 0009197 closedjreese Versioning/roadmap across all projects 
related to 0005668 acknowledged "versions" of parent project should be used in subprojects. 




2011-07-14 09:53

reporter   ~0029168

I see 0009197 has been closed. The auto-inheritance for subprojects is great, but without a global set of versions to inherit in the top-level projects, I am still looking at a ferocious amount of effort to maintain a large VERSION x PROJECT matrix. All our versions are consistent across the various projects, but they do slip and get rearranged, so about the only thing I could do to workaround the existing state of things would be to keep version names very vague and put all the information in the scheduled date.



2011-09-16 18:56

reporter   ~0029761

I would very much like to see this added too. Versions should be treated in exactly the same way categories are. Ie: there should be a mantis_version_table just like the mantis_category_table.

I can understand the intention why this hasn't been added yet - if you require the same set of versions for multiple 'products' or 'projects', they are most likely released together and thus you could create a 'super-project' and attach all 'sub-projects' to this.

For various reasons I would not opt for this resolution, one being that this would negate the use of the 2 seperate project-dropdownlists, as the first one would only be occupied by this topmost project, and the latter would then always contain <i>all</i> projects.



2011-09-19 22:06

reporter   ~0029807

It's only my opinion but it seems that the super-project solution is the right one for the problem described. The issue with the 2 project dropdowns is a smaller UI problem which could be solved with a better UI design.



2011-09-20 11:37

reporter   ~0029814

You're right. I moved those projects under the main project. As far as usability concerns a less beautiful solution, but functionally correct.



2012-06-22 04:48

reporter   ~0032139

There is another problem with global versions (also 1.2.5).
The main project owns the versions. If you add a new issue at the subproject you can set the global versions from the main project at "Product Version", "Target Version" and "Fixed in Version". This works right.
But if you want to use the version filter in "View Issues" for the subproject (Combobox "Project:"), the filter comboboxes are not filled with the global versions of the main project. I think the global version should be listed there.

I hope the description is ok and understandable.
Maybe it is fixed or there is ab better solution in a later version.



2012-06-22 04:56

developer   ~0032140

@fbraun this is a known issue, see 0005668

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-07-14 09:50 toddpw New Issue
2011-07-14 09:53 toddpw Note Added: 0029168
2011-09-05 10:22 dhx Relationship added related to 0009197
2011-09-16 18:56 vincent_sels Note Added: 0029761
2011-09-19 22:06 djcarr Note Added: 0029807
2011-09-20 11:37 vincent_sels Note Added: 0029814
2012-06-22 04:48 fbraun Note Added: 0032139
2012-06-22 04:56 dregad Note Added: 0032140
2012-06-22 04:56 dregad Relationship added related to 0005668
2017-01-18 16:56 atrol Severity major => feature