[Lazarus] Mantis vs GitLab issue tracker

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.nl
Sat Aug 14 22:50:13 CEST 2021

On August 14, 2021 10:59:25 AM GMT+02:00, "Florian Klämpfl via lazarus" <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> Am 13.08.2021 um 21:53 schrieb Bart via lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org>:
>> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 9:02 PM Vojtěch Čihák via lazarus
>> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>>> is it just my impression that Mantis was more feature rich an had better layout?
>> Agreed.
>> However, maintaining Mantis (and our svn server) had become a nightmare.
>> Unfortunately the issue tracker of GitLab doesn't offer the
>> functionality we were used to.
>This is my experience with all „modern“ software, often it’s functionality is reduced. But as Bart said, keeping Mantis up-to-date was a nightmare task as we used customized source code, I think because of strange notification behaviour.

Another problem was the internal notification processing of mantis when you have a "lot" of members.

Instead of using database queries (something which is the key feature of a db) to select the addresses to send mail to, it loaded all members as php object in memory and filters out all addresses based on user preference. This is time consuming, and has a severe impact on memory usage of the server.


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