[Ardour-Users] new bug/feature tracker features

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Jun 17 06:42:17 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 09:21 +0000, John Emmas wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Paul Davis" <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>
> Subject: [Ardour-Users] new bug/feature tracker features
> >
> > Please let me know if there any problem arising from the Mantis upgrade
> > and any thoughts anybody has on this system.
> >
> I don't know whether this is worth considering (or even possible) but when I
> looked at the Mantis entries marked as 'features', it struck me that the
> vast majority (in fact, all the ones I looked at) were feature 'requests' as
> opposed to feature 'proposals'.
> If a price is to be put on features, it seems more sensible to me that the
> price should apply to proposed features, rather than requested features.
> The reason being that several dozen users might all request the same
> feature.  Therefore any dev who offers to implement that feature would need
> to track down dozens of requests and make sure they all get set to the same
> price.
> Along with the existing Mantis categories (Unassigned / Resolved / Recently
> Modified etc) might there be a case for having a new category called
> 'Feature Proposals'?  Anyone requesting a particular feature could then
> check quite easily whether a dev has already offered to implement it.
> Having all the information in one place would also make it easier for devs
> to provide progress reports and for users to view status information such as
> cost, number of existing sponsors, estimated delivery date and the like.

i think that this is an excellent idea. but it has raised the secondary
question in my mind over whether or not perhaps such a feature proposal
list should be a separate mantis system? any thoughts? it has the
problem that there would be a lot of reasons to transfer information
back and forth. it has the benefit that it would be easier to see and

i can't add a new category to mantis, but i can add a custom field that
would identify something as a feature proposal, and allowing filtering
on that.

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